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Once, Emi believed the heavenly gods were righteous and wise, while the earthly yokai spirits were bloodthirsty and evil. But with a traitorous deity poised to destroy her world, and the yokai standing as humanity's only defense, the lies of her upbringing have toppled to reveal a far more terrifying reality.

Despite the looming threat, Emi can't escape her greatest distraction: Shiro, the fox yokai who has so deftly claimed her heart for his own. Soon - too soon - she will have to break the curse that binds his magic and memories. And once the ancient power inside him awakens, the yokai she loves will be changed forever.

As the earthly gods gather to wage war against the heavens, Emi and Shiro must gamble everything to turn the tide against their immortal, all-powerful foes. Together, they will find a way to save her world - even if it means losing each other.

©2017 Annette Marie (P)2017 Tantor

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  • Dabbler and a Dog
  • 14-08-2019

An adult blend of 2 Popular anime

If you like Inuyasha and Kamisama Kiss, this is the series for you! It is a delightful,more adult, blend of the two.

The author did take a lot of liberty with the different kami and yokai elements and relationships, but it worked well within the universe of the book. The fun with both being that even within the lore, us mere humans forget details about kami and yokai.

I could not rest until the Trilogy was completed. Make sure for Book 3 to have a box of tissues handy and be prepared to have puffy red eyes all day. Totally worth it!

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  • A Miller
  • 21-01-2018

An amazing conclusion to an amazing series

Talk about a story that rips your heart out, stomps all over it, then kisses it better before putting it back. Seriously, I’m pretty certain I cried like a baby through at least three-quarters of this book, but the ending was so worth all the emotional torment we suffered to get there. I’ve genuinely grown to love Emi, Shiro, and Yumei, and I’m going to miss them. (Psst, Ms. Marie; if you could find it in your heart to give us a Yumei spin-off, I’d be eternally grateful. He needs some Talk about a story that rips your heart out, stomps all over it, then kisses it better before putting it back. Seriously, I’m pretty certain I cried like a baby through at least three-quarters of this book, but the ending was so worth all the emotional torment we suffered to get there.

As I mentioned in a previous review, the Red Winter Trilogy isn’t a straight-up romance—there’s way, way more going on—however, the theme has grown much more prevalent. By the time we get to Immortal Fire, things between Emi and Shiro are on fire in the best possible way. Despite the looming threat of Izanami ending the world and Amaterasu descending, a pleasant amount of page space is devoted to Emi and Shiro figuring their relationship-shit out. And it wasn’t just Emi and Shiro that grew closer; her friendship with Yumei blossomed and matured, too, and there were some hilarious moments between them (Yumei not understanding how hugs work was the best). Seeing the aloof, inhuman, and so-powerful-it’s-terrifying Tengu interact with all the messiness of Emi’s humanity was pretty damn cute and it helped to lighten the mood. They had their serious moments, but he turned out to be incredibly faithful to her.

Ms. Marie’s writing style continued to shine, and she wove an even more nuanced, complex story than in the previous books of this series. Struggle, conflict, and moral decision-making in a gray area were central to the plot and the action just wouldn’t quit. The world and magic are rich and detailed and it was so easy to get swept away. And Ms. Zeller continued to wow me with her stellar performance and he ability to truly bring the charactes and story to life. Definitely one of my favorite narrators!

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Bottom line: *happy sigh* Immortal Fire was the perfect wrap-up to the Red Winter trilogy and I couldn’t have asked for anything better. For those who love urban fantasy with an oriental touch, beautiful love stories, and for those who can handle some pain in the journey, I can’t recommend this series highly enough. Have a box of tissues ready to go, though, because you will definitely need them!

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  • Hope Duranceau
  • 16-01-2021

I need more!!!

The whole trilogy was so good I had to listen to it twice! I'm only sad that you don't have more like this!

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  • Aimee
  • 13-12-2020

The Best

So sorry the book it is over, I loved it and wish there was more

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  • Sydney Jeanmarie
  • 29-09-2020

I was not expecting to like this book.

I am so shocked at how much I loved this book. I really only got audible to listen to my books while doing small tasks at work but I just spent the whole day of my day off to listen to the third book and I did not regret it. Holy crapballs I seriously loved this series. I was actually bawling. This book stomped on my heart and then Kissed it all better even now I am slightly tearing up remembering some scenes but dont worry! If your like me the book WILL have a happy ending so give this series a try (And Author if you read this please please PLEASE give Yuma a human to love just a short side story for us Yuma lovers? ) The voice Actor and Shidos voice had me blushing and squealing uncontrollably. Seriously I know some people didn't like it but I think the voice actor did a GREAT job an AMAZING job and I will be looking for more VA books by this person. My face is still flushed. all and all a great story 10/10 would reccomened and thats coming from someone who isn't really a series reader!

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  • kristias
  • 16-03-2018

A fantastic, epic finale to a heart pounding series!

I cannot say how much I have been enveloped by these books. My heart soared, pounded, and broke won many times that I did not know how to feel. I feel that personally know each character. Emi's character has become a close friend of mine and a heroine that I hold dearly in my heart. Shiro/Inari is the fictional boyfriend of the year for me. Even Yumei, although I wasn't too impressed by him at first, he grew on me and I come to fall head over heels for him. This plot is so epic and unpredictable that in what to listen/read it all over again. Bravo, Annette!

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  • Kate Y.
  • 30-07-2022

Red Winter: My Favorite Annette Marie Series

This is my favorite book in this series, although I love them all. I have listened to it 3 times completely through and plan on listening again.
The characters are well developed. I love the plot, Asian culture and mythology slow romance.

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  • K
  • 30-04-2022

Love it! Always full of twists and surprises!

Annette Marie never disappoints. Emily Woo Zeller does a wonderful job portraying the characters vocals, her version of Shiro is my favorite.

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  • ZOLA P.
  • 12-12-2021

amazing twists and turns. great writing

A beautiful love story as always delivered amazingly by This author, There are twists and turns that surprise you later on in the story and I and I was pleasantly surprised beyond my expectations

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  • Nancy robinson
  • 04-10-2021

a must have series for the paranormal lover!

from the very first book the story captivates, intrigues, and pulls the reader in. great series! I have never read a story quite like this one but the storyline is interesting and different. the characters complex and believable. the cultural background of the story is fascinating. I'm assuming that the idea of good and evil, Ying and yang, youkai and com'e comes from the Asian culture portrayed in the series. the reader does an excellent job portraying the characters and each one is distinguishable from the others which, in my opinion, is a definite plus. the reader makes the story come alive for the listener. this series is a definite must have for any lover of the paranormal genre!

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  • Purple Haze
  • 16-11-2021

This is a Must Read/Listen

This is one of the few series I happily reread or listen to on Audible all the time. The books have beautiful sporadic pictures and the Audible Narator brings life to the books with so much emotion I get swept away every time!

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