Once, Emi believed the heavenly gods were righteous and wise, while the earthly yokai spirits were bloodthirsty and evil. But with a traitorous deity poised to destroy her world, and the yokai standing as humanity's only defense, the lies of her upbringing have toppled to reveal a far more terrifying reality.
Despite the looming threat, Emi can't escape her greatest distraction: Shiro, the fox yokai who has so deftly claimed her heart for his own. Soon—too soon—she will have to break the curse that binds his magic and memories. And once the ancient power inside him awakens, the yokai she loves will be changed forever.
As the earthly gods gather to wage war against the heavens, Emi and Shiro must gamble everything to turn the tide against their immortal, all-powerful foes. Together, they will find a way to save her world—even if it means losing each other.
Immortal Fire includes 10 full-page illustrations by award-winning artist Brittany Jackson.
About the Author
Emily Woo Zeller's multilingual, multicultural framework led to a natural fit as an audiobook narrator. While she specializes in Asian American narratives, Emily's work spans a broad spectrum, including young adult fiction. She won an AudioFile Earphones Award for her narration of Gulp by Mary Roach.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
YOU GUYS. OH MY GODS. This book is better than I expected. Considering how much I absolutely LOVED the first and second ones, I was already expecting a lot. Yes, the action is well-paced, the story structure is one of the most masterful I’ve read in ages. The characters are interesting and complex and so, so worthy of all the praise ever. But the arcs, you guys. The character arcs. The things they learn. The things that happen to them! I seriously could never do this book justice, talking about it. When I’m this excited about a book, people tend to think I’m exaggerating or just being dramatic for kicks. So I’ll stop overselling this one and just say that it absolutely enriched my life to read it, and gave me all the achingly sweet and painful and inspiring feels. Read it or you’re missing out.
5 Fantastic Stars! Now that’s how you end a series! Ms Marie wrapped it up perfectly! She tied up all the loose ends without it being too predictable or cheesy. There were losses and sacrifices, and I am not ashamed to admit that I shed a tear or two (both happy and sad). The Immortal Fire is the third and final book in the Red Winter trilogy, a Japanese mythology fantasy series. And I would highly recommend the entire series! Too often I have become emotionally involved in a series for it to end disappointingly, but this is definitely not the case with this series – it is consistently strong throughout with a thoroughly satisfying conclusion. This was easily a five star read for me! It has it all: masterfully written with a captivating and exquisite plot, a fascinating fantasy world with mythical creatures, intriguing and memorable characters, and a swoon-worthy romance. And the cover is simply stunning!