Chris Cannon’s FANNING THE FLAMES, is an amazing addition as the fourth book to the Going Down in Flames series. The story takes place following book three, TRIAL BY FIRE. Red/blue-hybrid dragon shifter, Bryn McKenna, is finally feeling like she is starting to fit in. Things are going well with her knight/boyfriend, Valmont Fonzoli. However, she is waiting to find out if her arranged marriage to, Jaxon Westgate, will be approved. Meanwhile, the Directorate is on the hunt for Rebel sympathizers. Bryn and Jaxon are assigned as student liaisons, thus involved in the controversy. This Contemporary paranormal fantasy is suitable for young adults.
The characters continue to grow and become more dynamic. Bryn has come a long way since the first book. She is starting to think of herself as a dragon, instead of a human. She is smart and good at figuring out plots/conspiracies. Valmont has some understandable issues he faces in this story. His life has completely changed since he became Bryn’s knight and he misses his family. Jaxon is still very much a blue dragon, but we see glimpses of open mindedness that makes him more appealing.
The plot was exceptional. Chris Cannon did a great job recapping the previous books. There were many unexpected twists and compelling conflicts. The story was full of mystery and drama. My heart both broke and rejoiced for some of the things that happened in this story. The ending was thrilling and mixed with emotion. I cannot wait for book five to read where Chris Cannon takes the next story. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.