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Flame in the Mist
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Flame in the Mist


The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. Never mind her cunning, which rivals that of her twin brother, Kenshin, or her skills as an accomplished alchemist. Since Mariko was not born a boy, her fate was sealed the moment she drew her first breath.

So, at just seventeen years old, Mariko is sent to the imperial palace to meet her betrothed, a man she did not choose, for the very first time. But the journey is cut short when Mariko’s convoy is viciously attacked by the Black Clan, a dangerous group of bandits who’ve been hired to kill Mariko before she reaches the palace.

The lone survivor, Mariko narrowly escapes to the woods, where she plots her revenge. Dressed as a peasant boy, she sets out to infiltrate the Black Clan and hunt down those responsible for the target on her back. Once she’s within their ranks, though, Mariko finds for the first time she’s appreciated for her intellect and abilities. She even finds herself falling in love—a love that will force her to question everything she’s ever known about her family, her purpose, and her deepest desires.

Title:Flame in the Mist
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:393 pages
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    Flame in the Mist Reviews

  • Emily May
    Aug 23, 2016

    “Never forget, Sanada Takeo: in this forest, there is no place to hide.” *shivers*This book was just pure enjoyment from start to finish. Japanese mythology, samurai, crossdressing female warrior...

  • Cait ? A Page with a View
    Mar 28, 2017

    4.5 stars. This book too me a bit to get into, but by the end I was totally fangirling and cannot wait for the sequel!! (Very minor general spoilers here... nothing too serious). "Be as swift as the w...

  • Marie Lu
    Apr 17, 2017

    Renée has such an incredible knack for immersing me in her worlds--and Flame in the Mist is no exception. The world is lush, the characters absorbing, the atmosphere tense and romantic and awesome. M...

  • Sabaa Tahir
    Oct 17, 2016

    How have I not reviewed this book? FLAME IN THE MIST is the first in a new series from Renee Ahdieh and it is FANTASTIC. I adored THE WRATH AND THE DAWN, of course, and thought the story wrapped up be...

  • Natalie (Never trust a duck)
    May 26, 2015

    No title, no description, I don't care. Renee wrote The Wrath and the Dawn. She wrote Shazi and Khalid. I will automatically buy anything she writes now. ...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    May 10, 2017

    Like many others, I went into this—gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous—novel thinking I’d be reading a retelling of Mulan, which suited me just fine. Flame in the Mist is not a fairytale, however beaut...

  • Brittney ~ Her Bookish Things
    Apr 23, 2017

    "The only power any man has over you is the power you give him." Holy guacamole. This was wonderful.HOW COME NO ONE TOLD ME THIS IS A SERIES AHHHHHH. I WAS NOT PREPARED....Alright. I wasn't that i...

  • Simona Bartolotta
    Aug 09, 2016

    “You do have a flair for the dramatic.”•Although The Wrath & the Dawn definitely did not make it into my all-time favourites list, the idea of giving a try to Flame in the Mist, inspired by Di...

  • Solomon ~ The Bookish King
    May 22, 2017

    "Control is an illusion. Expectations will not rule my days. Not anymore."I will not be expected to finish a book that I hate with everything in me. Not anymore. DNF AT 50%Praise my God Above, that th...

  • Emma
    May 25, 2017

    warning: this review contains minor spoilers and a shit ton of swearing. I cannot remember the last time I was so relieved for a book to be over. One of the most tragic feelings is witnessing your hop...