Flame and Ash (Witchbane #3) by Morgan Brice

One hundred years ago, a sheriff’s posse killed dark warlock Rhyfel Gremory, but his witch-disciples escaped, and their magic made them nearly immortal. To keep their power, each year one of the witch-disciples kills a descendant of one of the men in the posse, a twelve-year cycle that has cost dozens of lives, including that of Seth Tanner’s brother, Jesse.
Seth rescued Evan Malone from one of the witches, and they’ve fallen in love despite the danger and chaos, going on the road to complete the quest and bring an end to the ritual murders. Their relationship is new, their emotions are raw, and the danger is real. It’s a challenge to find their way as a couple while they’re on the road together in the close quarters of Seth’s RV, training in magic and combat skills to fight off a supernatural killer.
In pursuit of the next witch-disciple, Seth and Evan team up with older hunters Milo and Toby as their quest to stop a century-long killing spree takes them to a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. They’re ahead of the sacrifice cycle, with plans to stop the murders and kill the dark witch. Only this time, the hunters become the hunted when the witch knows they’re coming to get him, and has deadly plans of his own. When their lives are on the line, will love be enough?

I fall in love with this series with each new book. Although, I have to say, as much as I love Seth and Evan, one of my favorite aspects since Witchbane are the supporting characters. Flame and Ash was most definitely no exception. That’s especially true since Milo and Toby were the closest thing to family that Seth had. Getting to know Milo and Toby added another layer to Seth’s back story that readers got to learn about right along with Evan.

Evan was nervous about officially meeting Seth’s mentors, but he shouldn’t have been. Milo and Toby already knew that Evan was good for Seth. He had been a loaner long enough. He needed someone who had his back and supported him. Someone who was closer than a phone call away. Someone who helped him concentrate on more than the witch-disciples they were chasing.

In Flame and Ash, Evan and Seth thought that they were ahead of the game, but they were wrong. The witch-disciple was ready and waiting for them and they had to try to get ahead of the game again.

Flame and Ash added another layer to the Witchbane series. With each book Evan and Seth get closer, the danger gets more intense and their skills become more honed. I can’t wait until the next installment.


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