When old scars open—wounds that never truly healed—can Kole find the courage to stand against the deepest fear he’s ever known?
Feathered Quill says: “This book is absolutely mesmerizing and just goes to show that, even when the author has already written two books in a series, the next book can truly be even better. All I can say is I can’t wait to see book 4 and, if we are all very lucky, a motion picture that may be the beginning of the best movie series ever!”
- WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Fall 2022 – Best Fantasy
In Kole’s quest to reunite all six gods, he’s led to a distant city where magic and technology have merged and proven as a combatant against the spread of the Black Wall. Yet the god he seeks lies beyond the border of the black wall of fire encroaching on the continent.
Kole plans to use this new-found technology to aid in his search, but when equipment begins to mysteriously malfunction, he suspects foul play. He must uncover and eliminate the perpetrator if he hopes to save Ohr, but a part of him wants it broken, or he’ll have to face the very entity which left him maimed.
“One of the best young adult epic fantasy series of the decade...” ~ Rabia Tanveer, Readers’ Favorite Books Reviews (5 STARS)
“I found myself both immersed and totally invested in Beyond the Flame from cover to cover...” ~ K.C. Finn, Readers’ Favorite Books Reviews (5 STARS)
“...visually compelling, clean, and extremely addictive, the pacing is pitch perfect and the overall story is richly fulfilling.” ~ Jamie Michele, Readers’ Favorite Books Reviews (5 STARS)
“The action sequences in the latter third of the book are among the best in any YA fantasy fiction I’ve read.” ~ Asher Syed, Readers’ Favorite Books Reviews (5 STARS)
“Author Parris Sheets’s world-building is simply phenomenal.” ~ Pikasho Deka, Readers’ Favorite Books Reviews (5 STARS)
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“Ms. Sheets knows two things without any doubt at all. She knows how to draw in her reader so they are completely spellbound with the story and do not want to put it down, and she knows how to enthrall the reader with her various characters so one truly feels that they are living though this adventure with their favorite heroes. The personalities of all the characters are so well-written and come through very clearly. Felix is a great character trying to help while he also attempts to understand how to control his new power. Vienna is the voice of reason, or at least she tries to be. When we add in other old favorites along with many new ones, the tale becomes even more exciting and enjoyable. In addition, this author knows exactly how to create an edge-of-your-seat, gripping climax that will leave any reader clamoring for the next book to see where the journey will lead now. Unfortunately, that will not be until the spring of 2023. I, for one, cannot wait.
“Quill says: This book is absolutely mesmerizing and just goes to show that, even when the author has already written two books in a series, the next book can truly be even better. All I can say is I can’t wait to see book 4 and, if we are all very lucky, a motion picture that may be the beginning of the best movie series ever!”
“One of the best young adult epic fantasy series of the decade, author Parris Sheets is a master of wordplay in Beyond the Flame. Each chapter reveals something new to readers. The twists and turns are entertaining, and the clues left behind are enough to intrigue readers to want more. I loved the arc Piper’s character takes, and I cannot wait to see what happens next as she continues on the path she has decided for herself. Felix and Vienna are great companions for Kole and help him bounce off ideas when he is indecisive or simply give him support. The ending shocked me. I was not expecting it at all, and now I am even more excited about what the author has in store for readers as the story continues in the next novel. The world-building has gotten better (if that is even possible), and the character development is fantastic. I would highly recommend this series to anyone who loves a good story. Beyond my expectations! Outstanding!”
“Author Parris Sheets really knows how to draw a reader in, and YA fans and adult readers alike will certainly be transfixed by this captivating work of fantasy fiction, which also blends some fantastic science fiction and adventure elements into its core world-building. I found the work really easy to jump into and follow, but the plot also grew in complexity and nuance as I got deeper and deeper into the reading experience. There were some very emotional highs and lows for Kole in this work, and the close narration around his actions, dialogue, and inner thoughts made it feel like I knew him personally by the book’s end. As such, I found myself both immersed and totally invested in Beyond the Flame from cover to cover and would recommend it to all fantasy fans looking for a high-quality series to lose themselves in.”
“Parris Sheets gives us another fantastic book in the ‘Essence of Ohr’ series with Beyond the Flame, and where I did not think I could be caught off guard with another twist, it happened in a big and crazy way. It feels like Kole just cannot get a break and as a parent to a teenager, it doesn’t sit right all of the time. I just want to hug him and tell him that the big bad monsters can wait, but if Sheets has anything to say about it [and Sheets has EVERYTHING to say about it] that’s not on the cards. The biggest surprises were two-fold. One is an alliance that feels completely bonkers, and the second is a trust issue that explodes into a genuine what-the-heck-is-happening climax. The twins remain my favorite co-conspirators and you can really see the cast maturing from the angst of the first and second books. I fear what happens in Beyond the Flame might force a relapse but it would be warranted. The writing is visually compelling, clean, and extremely addictive, the pacing is pitch perfect and the overall story is richly fulfilling. Very highly recommended.”
“I loved how Beyond the Flame was a journey that actually had Kole and company moving and the interactions with the Souls were part of that, but being along the way to Zeal and not a direct point to point Soul seeking came across as organic. Kole really has trouble with the belief that he might have to give up his own life to save everyone else. Not just his friends and allies but everyone on Ohr. It’s not fair and readers know this too, and a child has to contend with this, especially when Vienna and Felix seem ready to throw themselves under the bus without hesitating. The action sequences in the latter third of the book are among the best in any YA fantasy fiction I’ve read. Sheets’ growth as a writer is evident as she moves from strength to strength with each book and that’s always exciting to witness. Book three is excellent and book four, when it arrives, will probably be even better.”
“Beyond the Flame is a stellar continuation of the ‘Essence of Ohr’ saga that fantasy lovers will devour with relish. Author Parris Sheets’s world-building is simply phenomenal. There is an easily discernable quality to the depth and lore of the world that seeps through the pages. Sheets weaves an absorbing yarn full of magic, wonder, and plenty of action that will keep your eyes glued to the pages from start to finish. The characters feel well-fleshed out, with distinct personalities and conflicts that make them stand out. I particularly enjoyed the dynamic between Kole, Vienna, Felix, and Piper. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the book and highly recommend it to young adult fantasy lovers.”
“In Parris Sheets’ Beyond the Flame the reader is dropped into the aftermath of a battle, where chaos reigns and volcanic ash blankets land. With impressive worldbuilding and elements of fantasy, Sheets crafts a tale of beasts and demons, with blood ceremonies, traitors, and tethers that span beyond the physical realm. The already suffering trio of protagonists are determined to find refuge and reestablish balance to their world after the departure of a malevolent god. Beyond the Flame is the continuation of an epic tale, as a group sets out to save their friends – and civilization – from the wrath of a rebellious god – one of the Seven Souls of Ohr.”