Title: Mitch: Formed in Fire (Brothers of War, 3)
Author: Lora Ann
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance, Dark Urban Fantasy, Supernatural Thriller
Out of the ashes … we rise.
Heaven and Hell are about to get a little closer.
He is handpicked to be the liaison to the Angels. But Captain Mitch Rolston needs them to face the truth—wrong choice. He turns to the one angel who should understand.
But Lars is not like his brothers. Once a Fallen One aiding Mitch’s enemy, and now, a Commander of the In Between.
Shelby lies in a hospital haunted by her memories. Her Guardian in training breaks the rules to mend her broken heart and inadvertently opens the door for a Fallen One. The result…a miracle.
The Angels and Shelby find themselves in a race to save Mitch as prophesy unfolds.
If these lovers survive, they will learn firsthand what it means to be formed in fire.
In for the penny, in for the pound. “I shouldn’t have been chosen. You both know that.”
“That was not our decision to make.” Kian’s brow raised in question.
“You’ve pretty much just said you agree with Lars.” He bit back the huff.
“Mitch,” exasperation coming through, “Lars of all angels? You knew better.”
“What I know, Kian, is that he may be one mercurial angel, but he shoots straight.”
“You mean, there’s nothing left to misinterpret. His honesty, though harsh at times, is appreciated.”
“Yes. I guess you could say I understand him best,” he admitted.
“And I know why that is,” the Angel delivered with a blow to the gut.
“How do you know my past if you are not my guardian?”
“Because your guardian was once under my lead.”
“For fuck’s sake! You’re just now sharing that piece of info?” He paced as anger thundered in his blood. Mitch stopped short. “I thought Michan was in charge?”
Kian shook his head, “How many superiors do you have?”
Light bulb moment. “Ah, Michan would be the Admiral. And that would make you Captain.”
“I have not shown you the respect you’re due.” His gaze lowered in shame.
“You must handle your demons, Mitch.” The Angel’s level stare pierced through him.
“Then, you are in agreement with your brother,” he rasped out of pure frustration.
“Unlike Lars, I understand the battle you’re in,” Kian pointed out.
And he did. Kian had once been human, his punishment for breaking orders one too many times. Kian had his wings ripped from him and spent, though short, a lifetime as a man.
Lars let his belief in what was right and what was wrong take over and ended up serving in Hell, until redemption came knocking. But there were still consequences for what he had done, hence he was both an Angel of Dark and Light—In Between.
Mitch understood these twins on an elemental level. They’d answered and dealt with the aftermath. Apparently, that was what they were trying to get across to him. He needed to make a choice and accept he would answer for it one way or another. Once more, he confessed, “I’m not sure I have the balls.”
“Mitch,” Kian growled, “what is this really about?”
“I wish to hell I knew! I’ve been trucking down this road at full speed in the pitch black with no headlights. Tell me what I should do!” he roared.
“I am not the one you need to ask,” Kian answered soberly.
His anger tipped as he rounded on him. “You don’t think I haven’t? Over and over I have hit my knees begging for direction, some sliver of discernment. All I get is silence!”
“Do you now?” His stance was full of wisdom.
In order not to punch the Angel, Mitch paced, but when he spun around to spit out an answer, he was completely alone. “Abandoned!” Raising his fist to the sky. “That’s your fucking answer?” His steps became determined. “You know what, never mind. I’ll figure it out without you.”
“He’s about to break,” Kian whispered low.
“Aye. But brother, it is necessary.”
He blew out a heavy breath. “Yes, Lars, I’m fully aware. Doesn’t mean I ever like it.” That earned him a quirked brow.
“Even when you know it leads to strength, renewal, and redemption?” Lars’ tone full of questions he did not speak.
“It’s the sometimes factor. Not all go that way,” he confessed with a hint of duh. “Just look at you.”
“I did eventually,” Lars didn’t miss what was held back. “That counts, too.” He rested his hand on Kian’s shoulder. “You have to trust the process, even if it means Mitch goes straight to Hell.”
“How could you have such little faith in him?” he growled.
“Brother mine, how can you still possess such strong human emotions?”
“I don—” he stopped short. Lars was accurate. For reasons that still baffled him, he was fully angel yet came complete with human emotions. To call it disconcerting would be an understatement. He was only aware of one other who’d walked a mile in these shoes, though He was deity, not quite the same at all.
“It would seem that Mitch isn’t the only one who needs a little time on his knees,” Lars offered with a slight nod and a sigh. “I’ll look after the Captain. But hear me clearly, I will not intervene. We clear?”
“Thank you, Lars,” he mumbled as his thoughts and emotions battled within him.
“Don’t thank me just yet, Kian. You may not like the outcome,” Lars warned.
Tanya Rae’s rating: 4 of 5 stars
Mitch: Formed in Fire is the 3rd book in the Brothers of War series. Cole McNeil is still being searched for.
Lars and Kian are twins and angels. They along with Shelby are on a quest to save Mitch as from prophesy. Mitch is the captain of a black ops team and has caught Shelby’s heart.
This is a story between good and evil. There are a lot of characters involved and this book could really have benefitted from having a glossary. I found I had to keep going back and rereading parts of this book just to understand. That could be because I listen to most of my books via Kindle text to speech and I would have to go back and actually read some parts.
The Brothers of War series is a dark urban fantasy. It would definitely benefit the reader to read all the books in this series due to the complicated theme.
*Authors note: an ongoing series. This book can be read as a standalone but may contain spoilers from previous books in the series.
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