A Soul of Ash and Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

July 27th, 2023 Kimberly Review 7 Comments

27th Jul

A Soul of Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout is the fifth audiobook in the Blood and Ash romantic fantasy series. This time, the story is told from Casteel’s perspective as Poppy falls into stasis. Narrated by Tim Campbell, it’s the story you didn’t know you needed.

A Soul of Ash and Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
A Soul of Ash and Blood
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Blood and Ash #5
Narrator: Tim Campbell
Length: 19 hours and 42 minutes
Genres: Fantasy
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Only his memories can save her…

A great primal power has risen. The Queen of Flesh and Fire has become the Primal of Blood and Bone—the true Primal of Life and Death. And the battle Casteel, Poppy, and their allies have been fighting has only just begun. Gods are awakening across Iliseeum and the mortal realm, readying for the war to come.

But when Poppy falls into stasis, Cas faces the very real possibility that the dire, unexpected consequences of what she is becoming could take her away from him. Cas is given some advice, though—something he plans to cling to as he waits to see her beautiful eyes open once more: Talk to her.

And so, he does. He reminds Poppy how their journey began, revealing things about himself that only Kieran knows in the process. But it’s anybody’s guess what she’ll wake to or exactly how much of the realm and Cas will have changed when she does.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout revisits Poppy and Casteel’s epic love story in the next installment of the Blood and Ash series. But this time, Hawke gets to tell the tale.

EPIC fantasy magical ROMANCE

I’ll be honest, I did not read the blurb and did not know what A Soul of Blood and Ash was about. I autobuy the series and was eager to dive in. So eager I grabbed the audio ALC just to listen sooner…lol. So when I saw it was Casteel’s point of view and takes us back to the beginning, I admit I was a tad disappointed. I have never really been big on books told from a second point of view…. Armentrout may have changed my mind. This is the listen; I didn’t know I needed.

As with most fantasy, it is best to listen to this series in the order of its release. From relationships to the transformation of Poppy, you’ll want to experience it from the beginning. While this book is told from Casteel’s point of view, it doesn’t highlight everything.

Do not skip this audiobook if you have similar concerns. We learn things. Particularly in the present when Poppy is in stasis. It was also fantastic to see what Casteel was experiencing, and the author did a great job of sharing his side of the story.

I enjoyed time spent with the couple, and Kierren. If I am honest, it was a comfortable retelling with tidbits of new. Unlike the previous books where I have felt anxious about what will happen, this wasn’t so. Sure, the current events had me anxious about Poppy, but the retelling parts were like warm apple pie with a burst of flavor.

Tim Campbell narrates Casteel’s perspective. His tone and emotions he brought to the characters and story enhanced my enjoyment. A stellar performance.

The ending left me dying for the next audiobook….

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About Jennifer L. Armentrout

Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES, # 1 International, and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. She also writes under the name J. Lynn. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel and her hyper Border Jack Apollo, and a slew of farm animals that include alpacas, goats, and sheep.

About Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell is the Audie and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning voice of hundreds of audiobook titles in almost every literary genre.

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7 Responses to “A Soul of Ash and Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout”

  1. Ethan

    Like you, I’m not usually a fan of a book that tells the same story from a different perspective. I’m glad this one was able to add enough new context to the series to make it worth the listen.

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