Another Home Run
4.5 out of 5 stars
I absolutely loved Grigsby’s first novel in this series, Smoke Eaters. So, when I found out that Ash Kickers was being written and released I was excited.
Thankfully, my excitement wasn’t all for nothing. Grigsby wrote another stellar novel and this time took down the action (a little) but still wrote an absolutely compelling novel that touches on more than just fighting dragons.
Also, let’s take a moment to recognize two things here: the cover and the title of the book. I love the name Ash Kickers and as it’s finally used in the book it ends up growing on some characters as well. And that cover is so eye-candy attention grabbing that I love it. It also gives a little hint into what you’re getting yourself into.
Grigsby didn’t shy away from action either. The scenes where they are trying to capture and then later were intense, real, and overall extremely well written
I think the biggest strength in Ash Kickers was the characters. They were compelling and human. I mean, of course they’re human, but they really feel real. I was rooting for them all and wanted things to work out.
Overall, a fantastic novel that will be in my top list of the year for sure. Grigsby hits another home run.
Ash Kickers (Smoke Eaters #2) by Sean Grigsby
Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
Series: Smoke Eaters #2
Published by Recorded Books on July 9th 2019
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy
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It's dragons vs. firemen vs. the Phoenix in the scorching fantasy sequel to Smoke Eaters.
With ex-firefighter Cole Brannigan in command of the Smoke Eaters, the dragon menace is under control. Thanks to non-lethal Canadian tech, the beasts are just tranquilized and locked up. But for Tamerica Williams, a job filled with action and danger has become routine. She's so bored she nearly gets her whole team killed, and Brannigan has to step in.
When a new threat emerges, the legendary bird of fire - the Phoenix - spreading fire like a plague and whipping dragons into a frenzy, it's a perfect task for Williams, but killing the Phoenix just brings it back stronger. Is that too much excitement, even for Williams?Also by this author: Daughters of Forgotten Light
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