Ana has always been the only one. Asunder. Apart. But after Templedark, when many residents of Heart were lost forever, some hold Ana responsible for the darksouls–and the newsouls who may be born in their place.
Many are afraid of Ana’s presence, a constant reminder of unstoppable changes and the unknown. When sylph begin behaving differently toward her and people turn violent, Ana must learn to stand up not only for herself but for those who cannot stand up for themselves.
Ana was told that nosouls can’t love. But newsouls? More than anything, she wants to live and love as an equal among the citizens of Heart, but even when Sam professes his deepest feelings, it seems impossible to overcome a lifetime of rejection.
This breathtaking and lyrical novella captures a thrilling and momentous decision for a young man and the people he loves. Told from the perspective of Sam, the sensitive musician from Jodi Meadows’s Incarnate series, lifetimes before he meets Ana, Phoenix Overture is a story of love and loss, strength and courage, and facing the consequences of the hardest of decisions.
Phoenix Overture offers existing fans a deeper insight into a favorite character and the intriguing history of Heart, while new readers will find a stunning introduction to this rich world and the romantic, captivating fantasy of the Incarnate series.
In the wilds around the Community where Sam and his family have taken shelter, life is dangerous. Dragons, trolls, centaurs, and other monsters fill the world. The word comes from the council that everyone must leave and journey to rescue their leader, Janan, who has been abducted by a mysterious new enemy in the north. Faced with overwhelming threats that bring death and destruction, Sam and the others reach the northern Range and, reunited with Janan, are given an unimaginable opportunity. Although it would give them the privilege to live and learn and love without fear, the choice is not without its own dire consequences. And lives—though not theirs—are sure to be lost. Just how much are they willing to give up to save themselves?
The Year of Souls begins with an earthquake—an alarming rumble from deep within the earth—and it’s only the first of greater dangers to come. The Range caldera is preparing to erupt. Ana knows that as Soul Night approaches, everything near Heart will be at risk.
Ana’s exile is frightening, but it may also be fortuitous, especially if she can convince her friends to flee Heart and Range with her. They’ll go north, seeking answers and allies to stop Janan’s ascension. And with any luck, the newsouls will be safe from harm’s reach.
The oldsouls might have forgotten the choice they made to give themselves limitless lifetimes, but Ana knows the true cost of reincarnation. What she doesn’t know is whether she’ll have the chance to finish this one sweet life with Sam, especially if she returns to Heart to stop Janan once and for all.
With gorgeous romance and thrilling action, the final book in the Incarnate trilogy offers a brilliant conclusion to the compelling questions of this fascinating world, where one new girl is the key to the lives of millions.
Oh, I loved these books! They were a great middle, and end, to a great trilogy, things wrapped up nicely, like we found out why Sam was killed by dragons 30 times. Which when you think of it, is kinda funny, if sad that he died, and that we know the cost, but since it's a story and not actually real, it's just a bit hilarious.
We learned the cost of their reincarnation, that the newsouls were being eaten, and that the one million oldsouls had known that, and had still gone through with the deal with Janan, and Ana didn't tell them that, so just Stef know, because she was there (she as the gender the body the soul occupied for most of this series was in) and yeah, that not telling anyone else about the willingness of the deal, it carries some consequences later on.
We learn about Sam, and all the other's first lives that they didn't know about, that Sam was always a very musical person, that Stef, a boy, was his best friend, that slowly, from his mom, dad, then brother, Sam's family died, and that what's-his-name, M-something, was always Janan's stooge, and that this world, was most likely ours before something bad happened about 100 years before Phoenix Overture.
So yeah, we found out a bit more on the phoenix's, that they were the ones who build the towers and the walls to trap Janan and his best warriors-warriors that gave up the "immortality" of being trapped in the towers, to wait for Ana, as Slyph, and that's why Cris became one.
One thing I want to know, is, where did Sam learn the "phoenix overture" the reason why the dragons targeted him, most specifically, his first body, the skeleton in the chains. It might have been mentioned and I missed it, but I really want to know it!!
All in all, this was an amazing trilogy, and yeah, I just loved it, and I can't wait to see what Jodi Meadows writes next!
Author: Jodi Meadows
Series: Newsoul #2, 2.5, 3
First Read: March 17th, 2013
Read: April 16th, 16th, 16th, 2014
Source: Own, Tuebl
Reason Why: Rereading, and they're a 2014 Dystopia books, and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Books! And Infinite is a End of Series 2014 Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Published: January 29th 2013, September 3rd 2013, January 28th 2014