Buy a cheap copy of A Circle of Ashes book by Cate Tiernan. After seventeen- year-old Thais Allard loses her widowed father in a tragic car accident, she is. A Circle of Ashes is the 2nd book in the Balefire series. A Circle of Ashes was first published on August 18, After seventeen-year-old Thais Allard loses her widowed father in a tragic car accident, she is forced to leave the only home she’s ever known to live with a total .
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A Circle of Ashes (Balefire, book 2) by Cate Tiernan
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. After seventeen-year-old Thais Allard loses her widowed father in a tragic car accident, she cxte forced to leave the only home she’s ever known to live with a total stranger in New Orleans.
New Orleans greets Thais with many secrets and mysteries, but none as unbelievable as the moment she comes face to face with the impossible – an identical twin, Clio. Thais soon learns th After seventeen-year-old Thais Allard loses her widowed father in a tragic car accident, she is forced to leave the only home she’s ever known to live with a total stranger in New Orleans.
Thais soon learns that she and the twin she never knew come from a family of witches, that she possesses astonishing powers, and that she, along acte Clio, has a key role in Balefire, the coven she was born into. Fiery Clio is less than thrilled to have to share the spotlight, but the twins circlf learn to combine their powers in order to complete a rite that will transform their lives and the coven forever.
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Lists with This Book. If Nick Parker is really his name! FYI – It is not Balefire 1 left us with a hell of a cliffhanger. I could not start reading book 2 soon enough.
A Circle of Ashes answers a lot of questions I had left over from book 1. It just keeps getting better. Jun 20, Umut rated it really liked it Shelves: Feb 08, Say-Boo!!!!! Apr 08, Amanda G.
As was nice to see, the second in this Balefire series was better than the first, A Chalice of Windand although I liked it more than it’s predecessor, I still have some big issues with the series as a whole, and I think I’ve finally figured why I can’t take to it.
The biggest and quite possibly the most important of issues is that I think the series may be aiming to please the young adult type of readers rather than a little younger, where I feel this series is perfect care.
I lf a sister of As was nice to see, the second in this Balefire series was better than the first, A Chalice of Windand although I liked it more than it’s predecessor, I still have some big issues with the ctae as a whole, and I think I’ve finally figured why I can’t take to ashs. I have a sister of 15 cwte, and I personally feel that the writing style, the tone and the overall story would be much more tailored to a girl of her age, rather than that of my age, I had never considered a 3 year age gap to be a huge deal within the cirrcle world, but with this series, I think it is.
For me personally, I always expect a good amount of world building, something that will make me feel like a part of the story, ternan the characters, and allow me to empathise better with them, but in this, there’s what feels like a minimal amount of world building ashess way too much concentration of the quite slow and boring parts of the twins, Thais and Clio’s lives.
This is the biggest bug bearer for me, and it makes a huge difference to how much I enjoy reading it. Another problem I have with this series is it doesn’t feel like a collection of books, more of a large book split into four parts to make more money. And I am aware that this seems a little petty and almost harsh, but it’s an honest opinion. Unlike some other books I’ve read lately, especially those of a series, there’s been a definite identification between the books, while making sure they’re linked to one another.
Each of them have an identity of their own, and I feel like A Circle of Ashes didn’t. It just felt like a follow up from the first, and I was pretty disappointed in that. The last niggle I had, and compared to the others, this was quite minor, but it was the size of the books. I feel if each book was longer, there’d be more room to be more descriptive clrcle just make it a much more enjoyable read.
I for one would probably enjoy them much more if they were larger. Although I did have those quite large problems with the book, there were a few areas in which I felt the book had og, and if not were better than others I’ve read.
Tiefnan start with, the circcle of the characters have become more apparent as the story progresses, and the relationship between them all is both interesting and mysterious at the same time, especially the one between the twins. As Thais has taken to the whole ‘you’re a witch’ so well, which is a little unbelievable, but hey ho, the relationship between her and Clio is stronger and lovely to ashws so effortlessly.
The amount of characters in the book, now reaching within the 25 number, is a little off putting, as I don’t like too many characters in such a weak world, but they each have something to give and there are some relationships, both romantic and platonic that I like; Sophie and Manon.
Their relationship is so wonderful, so honest and its just beautiful to read about when they have their sections in the book. It was also nice to read about a romantic gay asehs for the first time as I hadn’t gotten round to reading any other books with characters who were gay and it was written in a way that was natural and so accepted that it upset me knowing that in our society, it’s still a taboo subject.
I like how it was mentioned and brought up, and I hope that actions further into the series don’t cause this wonderful couple upset. As this relationship only began around half way through this book, there isn’t much to mention, but I just feel the writing describing how their passion somehow takes over their logic and ashed that the two of them can’t resist each other really impressed me.
I like the odd circpe and passionate romance, full of regret and confusion, it makes for tiernn great relationship building, and I really can’t wait to see how these two get closer to one another. Although this is a three way relationship, I feel that it still applies.
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I like how easily Petra has taken to Tlernan being in the family and how she treats both the girls equally, no matter how much difference there’s been in time spent together.
I can only hope my judgement on Petra isn’t too dumbly founded and that she continues to care for the twins and not be the tienan trying the murder them. Problems I do have with the characters continue to be there descriptions.
As I mentioned with the first book, there’s so many characters with just the typical features, and now, even with new ones introduced, they still have the same features and qualities, and to be quite frank, it’s really frustrating. This is something I will not get over and will probably mention throughout the series. Another quality I liked about the book was the different alternating chapters. I have read a few with specific chapters for main characters within books, and I like the style, and the same goes for this book too.
I quite possibly like it more in this because it’s in the perspective of twins, as as twins are usually the mirror of the other, it’s great to see just how differently they view each other and the world they’re in. As to be expected though, I also have a problem with it, and it’s that minor characters seem to have their own chapter, and although it’s nice, I’d rather have fewer chapters and have the characters share chapters than reach the end of the book to find there’s been 27 of them.
It’s like a silly joke and is genuinely taking the mickey. Although the book improved form the first, with improvements come more problems, and I still think it’s not my kind of series, but I shall continue, and won’t give up.
Maybe it’ll be good by the time it finishes. I’m enjoying this series though it’s taking a long time to get to the point and there are tons of characters all involved in the main theme. The Treize is a group of 13 witches which includes both Thais and Clio who are intending to perform some monster spell to give them all immortality and massive power.
Of course there are side plots that are interesting, a few different groups of characters are plotting for their own gain. All these interplots are confusing and it will be interesting to se I’m enjoying this series though it’s taking a long time to get to the point and there are tons of characters all involved in the main theme. All these interplots are confusing and it will be interesting to see how the girls and their grandmother prevail.
May 30, Debra rated it liked it Shelves: For my written review, please check out the link below: Debra’s Book Cafe Debs: May 09, Joyce rated it really liked it Shelves: This book took me so long to read. I can’t putting it off. Yet, I really enjoyed this book. I read the first one years back. But it was so easy getting back into the story. The both characters are so unique and completely different from each other despite them being twins. I really fell in love with Clio and Richard. Their just so cute together and I can’t wait to see more of them in the other books hopefully.
Because I read this a while back, the history aspect was kind of confusing. Yet once This book took me so long to read. Yet once I got into it, t got really interesting and more clearer. Apr 27, Heather rated it it was amazing. This series is getting really good! May 07, Mimi-loves-her-books! This book was awesome! I really enjoyed it. I can not wait to read the next book in this series. Oct 05, Amanda rated it it was amazing. Definitely more intriguing than the first one.
Cwte 18, Aurora Batty rated it liked it Shelves: The second installment of the Balefire series is a stepping stone on to the next book. In Circle of Ashes not a whole lot of progress is made. It is or of angsty emotions and disappointments. Neither girl can fully get over Luc and magic seems to have gone awry. Eventually Thias comes into her magic but there are dark forces looming about them.
Is the darkness coming from her or and outside force? Daedalus and other members have plans of their own that seem to throw things of balance. In the en The second installment of the Balefire series is a stepping stone on to the next book.