Smoke in the Sun

Smoke in the Sun

For weeks, seventeen-year-old Mariko pretended to be a boy to infiltrate the notorious Black Clan and bring her would-be murderer to justice. She didn't expect to find a place for herself among the group of fighters—a life of usefulness—and she certainly didn't expect to fall in love. Now she heads to the imperial castle to resume a life she never wanted to save the boy she loves.

Ōkami has been captured, and his execution is a certainty. Mariko will do what she must to ensure his survival—even marry the sovereign's brother, saying goodbye to a life with Ōkami forever.

As Mariko settles into her days at court—making both friends and enemies—and attempting Ōkami's rescue at night, the secrets of the royal court begin to unravel as competing agendas collide. One arrow sets into motion a series of deadly events even the most powerful magic cannot contain. Mariko and Ōkami risk everything to right past wrongs and restore the honor of a kingdom thrown into chaos by a sudden war, hoping against hope that when the dust settles, they will find a way to be together.

Set against the backdrop of feudal Japan, Smoke in the Sun is the breathless, romantic, not-to-be-missed fiery conclusion to a spell-binding adventure.

Title:Smoke in the Sun
Edition Language:English
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    Smoke in the Sun Reviews

  • Emily May

    It was a night for magic. A night swirling with mystery, an unknowable energy pulsing in its depths. Okay, I'm going to be honest about something: I remember enjoying the arc I read of Flame in the M...

  • Lola

    Who invented duologies?No, but really, since when is it okay for a series with such unique content and loveable characters to end so soon? Yes, I am in mourning. I should be celebrating, because that ...

  • Warda

    “She would not turn back on what defined her…”It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t the best it could’ve been for me. I felt like it almost lulled into a false sense of security, because the beginn...

  • destini mia

    that feeling when you finished book 1 and realize book 2 probably won't be out for another year at least and that you've played yourselfwhy would i do myself like this...

  • jessica

    renee ahdieh is the queen of duologies. she has mastered the art of giving just enough of the story to satisfy the reader - not too much, and not too little; just the right amount. it felt like this w...

  • Reynita Maharani ? The Night Reader ?

    THE REVIEW IS POSTEDFlame in the Mist : ★★★★ my reviewSmoke in the Sun : ★★★3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time!To be hone...

  • April

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though....

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    I love this cover, and I love the fact that it's got this gorgeous woman of color on it, and I love that Renee herself had a hand in ensuring that the color scheme still complimented the US hardback o...

  • Alyssa

    Update (October 2017): I'm pretty sure this book's publication date is now June 5, 2018 (not May 1st) and now I'm sad. 😭😭😭😭 Need need need need neeeeeeedddddd. Update (August 2017): THE TI...

  • Elena May

    “Respect is not a thing granted. It is a thing earned.” A fitting conclusion to the duology. Mariko is no longer in the woods, dressed as a boy and playing outlaw. It’s time for her to learn ...