YA Historical Romance/Fantasy Book Review: Enflamed

About the Book

Title: Enflamed 

Series: Knights of Brethren, Book 5 

Author: Jody Hedlund  

Genre: YA Historical Romance/Fantasy 

Publisher: Northern Lights Press 

Release Date: August 16, 2022 

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Publisher's Description

“During a time when legends were born . . . 




The most beautiful noblewoman in the kingdom, the lowly knight who can never have her, and the forbidden love they share. 


When Sylvi Prestegard discovers that her father has arranged for her to marry a wealthy nobleman known for his thieving ways, she’s desperate to avoid the union. She turns to her childhood friend Espen, a Knight of Brethren, counting on his loyalty and kindness to help her escape. 


Espen has been given an urgent mission to locate the holy lamp, an ancient relic necessary to defeat the enemy invading their country. In addition to his royal quest, he’s determined to protect Sylvi, the woman he’s always secretly loved. When she suggests the two of them marry to thwart her father’s plans, Espen cannot deny her request. 


As they search for the holy lamp, Lord Prestegard pursues them, intent on reclaiming his daughter. With Espen’s life at stake, Sylvi must conspire to save them both. Will they be able to overcome the obstacles that stand between them, or are the flames of their forbidden love destined to be extinguished? 


The real story of the Holy Lamp . . .”

My Review

Enflamed, by Jody Hedlund, is such an enthralling novel! As the fifth book in the Knights of Brethren series, it has all the adventure, mystery, and romance one might expect from a Jody Hedlund story. Creatively written and richly detailed, this book is both moving and meaningful. Compelling characters and unforgettable settings blend perfectly with thrilling fantasy elements like legends, knights, maidens, and lore to captivate the reader. Like the other books in the series, it is well-written and thoroughly entertaining.

Told from the first-person point of view of the two main characters, this story is wholly immersive. Within a thrilling storyline, the characters face difficult choices, mortal dangers, and unexpected obstacles that force them to choose bravery over fear and determination over weakness. Despite increasing uncertainty, self-sacrifice and devotion lead the characters on a path that will dramatically shape their futures.

With an undeniable talent for storytelling, Ms. Hedlund has written yet another novel that is riveting and memorable. Enflamed is certainly a special book and a true joy to read. It is a wonderful novel, and I eagerly recommend it to all readers.

*I was given a copy of this book by the author/publisher. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains opinions that are entirely my own.


About the Author: Jody Hedlund

“Jody Hedlund is the best-selling author of over forty historicals for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards. She writes clean, sweet romances with plenty of sizzle.” --Biography from Jody Hedlund’s author page on Amazon.com.

Click here to visit Jody Hedlund's website.


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