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Audiobook Review: ASHES OF WAR by Lia Davis (Sons of War #2)

Ashes of War
by Lia Davis


Ashlynn Blake, minor goddess of the hunt—lethal, beautiful, and able to connect with animals on a psychic level—is the perfect person to place judgment upon an accused dragon. But first she has to prove to the gods that Ty Sullivan is innocent of his crimes. If she fails, she’s doomed to lose her heart along with him forever.

Ty’s been beaten, scarred, and betrayed by females. He doesn’t trust them, can’t stand being around them for longer than he or his dragon needs to be. Yet, when he meets Ashlynn, his dragon is ready to mate, but the man believes she’s no different than the others.

The Fates have thrown them together, forcing secrets to be told and igniting a passion so fierce it may destroy both of them.


If you read book one of the series, War’s Passionyou knew this one was coming–Ty and Ashlynn were giving off some major vibes from the very first time they met, for all of Ty’s serious hangups with women.

Though never has a guy had more valid reasons to have hangups where women are concerned…betrayed by two, permanently scarred–both mentally and physically (and almost killed)–by one of them, he wants nothing to do with females.



And he means it.

But then Ash comes along…and his dragon has other ideas. Ideas which Ty tries to resist, which of course is futile.

At first Ash hides her true purpose in seeking out the Sons of War, which is to decide Ty’s guilt or innocence in the death of the daughter of a god. But she feels the pull too, and believing him innocent, she admits early on what she’s trying to do.

Then all she has to do is find a way to prove Ty’s innocence (he can’t remember the incident and is afraid he did do it, though he’s starting to have dreams of his time in captivity that might actually be memories), earn his trust, and get his human side to go along with his dragon’s “claim Ash as our mate” plan.

Oh, and dodge Garrick and his bad of descendants and a couple of angry gods. Easy peasy, right? ‘;)

Just as steamy and action-filled as book one, though considerably longer, I very much enjoyed this one. Next up is a novella with Ash’s parents, Artemis and the man she thought she’d lost forever years ago…

With the overarching plot of Garrick’s big plan and the story behind the Sons, it makes sense to read this one in series order. Ms. Davis does do a good job of recapping the main info you need, though, so if you haven’t read book one (or haven’t read it in awhile) you’ll probably be okay starting with this one. The narrator once again does a good job of voicing the characters, differentiating between male and female voices with ease.

Please, please, please tell me Elle and Zavier’s book is coming soon–it’s heavily hinted at in this one, and it’s gonna be good! 🙂

Rating: 4 stars / B+

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

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