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The Flame in the Mist Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged
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But this is no ordinary phenomenon of the weather, this is the work of the Agromond family. The mist has lasted 300 years and it never rises. Indeed, worse than that, it is expanding as the Agromonds extend their domination over Anglavia. The mist is the tool of the family's baleful power, and in the way it blots out the sun, it also embodies the dull, aching abjection into which it precipitates Anglavia's enslaved people.
But at the very start of the book we read of the young woman who escaped the clutches of that family, her own family, and turned to a young man of wisdom for collaboration and love in the distant past. Since then, we've known of the prophecy that some day another young woman would emerge, again from within the family, to oppose it and the mist with which it envelopes the land.
Jemma with her brilliant red hair is the flame who can dispel the mist. And the book takes us along the path she follows as she battles the Agromonds who brought her up. She takes on powerful enemies, striving to overcome her own failings and fears in order to stand up to them. And among the most redoubtable of her enemies is the mist itself: a gripping passage takes us on her terrible journey through that cloying dampness, in which the way is constantly lost and for a long time she's condemned to wander, unknown to herself, in circles.
For the mist isn't simply physical. It has a way of getting into minds too. As it clouds vision externally and misleads the unwary step, it can also enter the mind and distort its thoughts, misleading the unwary soul that thinks or feels too clearly against the Agromonds. For they created the Mist as their servant.
Jemma is not, however, alone.Read more ›
Jemma Agromond is the main character in The Flame in the Mist. Younger readers are really going to relate to her and sympathize with her situation. Jemma was just a really solid character who was just....good. The Flame in the Mist has its evil aspects to it, but Jemma is kind of like the white light of the story. Readers are going to be rooting for her throughout this whole story. I know I was!.
What I loved about this book is that it's full of action scenes. I was constantly on my toes, waiting to see what was going to happen next. Magic also plays a key role in this book. Let's be honest...who doesn't like some cool magic? I thought that it really worked in this book, and I was always excited to see what was going to happen next. There were also some very cool myths and unique characters that made appearances in this book.
Like most books, The Flame in the Mist did have its share of problems. The book started off very strong. When I first started reading it, I had a hard time putting it down. It was just addictive, and I loved it. When I got toward the middle of the book, though, things started to slow down a bit. When Jemma was in the forest, the scenes started to feel very repetitive.Read more ›
Jemma Agromond is a character that the reader will feel for, as she seems plagued by endless secrets, life-threatening circumstances and an aggravating family (and that’s being nice). It’s easy to want Jemma to triumph because she seems like such a nice character. She’s intelligent, witty, brave and very determined to do whatever the right thing might be. She is not a perfect character, however, as readers discover that she harbors doubts, fears and a whole lot of anger. This combination of good traits and bad ones is really what is successful in making Jemma seem real and accessible.
The story is really twisted (in a good way), chock full of shocking revelations and interesting lore. I liked that it felt like Jemma was on a quest (twice) in the novel. It always felt very exciting to see her plunged into action and forced to fight against the evil that threatened to outdo her. I found myself reading quickly whenever big moments happened, curious to see if Jemma would survive it. Plus, the revelations were unexpected and the magic brought things up to an entirely different level! There are so many strong elements to this novel, and Grindstaff did an excellent job pulling it together.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love feeling like i'm "Living" in a book...That feeling where you feel a part of the story... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Barbara G. Bucci
This mystical book is a beautifully written tale of fellowship, family, and finding your own power against all odds - and led by the courageous and likable Jemma, along with her... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Donna Galanti
I loved the setting in this book – a world with no sun ruled by magical tyrants. That is my kind of book. The characters in the story are good. Read morePublished 18 months ago by This Kid Reviews Books
If this book had existed when I was young, it would have been one of my favorites, along with my E. Nesbits, Edward Eagers, and C.S. Lewises. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Julia Gibson
Kit Grindstaff creates a creepy, visceral world in which our relatable heroine, Jemma, can shine. Although ostensibly for middle graders, this book kept this adult reader hooked. Read morePublished 21 months ago by KWCraft
The Flame In the Mist delivers just what it promises, the glow of a brave young protagonist, Jemma, amidst the darkness of a villainous family, a spooky, dank castle, and strange,... Read morePublished on May 15, 2014 by Willow
You'll love reading The Flame in the Mist if you enjoy books by CS Lewis, JK Rowling, Madeleine L'Engle. Rick Riordan, and Brandon Mull. Read morePublished on April 14, 2014 by Book Lover
Excellent book. not as dark as some choices but the characters are as interesting and riveting. I bought it for my niece who is 12 and she devoured the book and is hoping for a... Read morePublished on March 25, 2014 by Renee