‘Flame Caller’ by Jon Messenger

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THE EARTH GIVES WAY TO THE SEA,
THE SEA BOWS BEFORE THE WIND,
THE WIND FEEDS THE FLAME,
THE FLAME BURNS THE WORLD OF MAN DOWN TO THE EARTH.

White Halls is no longer a sleepy little town. Its houses lie smoldering on their foundations. The residents take refuge in their homes, afraid to leave. And the town’s prodigal son and newest Wind Warrior, Xander Sirocco, has fled.

Xander survived the first assault on his life by the Flame Caste, but it’s at a great personal cost. He and Sammy are left to bury his family and tend to his grandfather, who lies in a coma.

With the weight of the world on his shoulders, he can’t help but feel the fight against the Fire Caste is hopeless. It seems that way, that is, until he learns of a secret race of Elementals, embodiments of the elemental powers that the different castes wield. With the power of the Elementals comes a chance to save not just the Wind Warriors and Sammy, but the world itself.

Emboldened, he sets off to find the Wind Elemental and with it, the hope for his survival. Too bad no one has seen the Wind Elemental in generations and now thinks she’s just a myth. As he quickly learns, however, the Fire Elemental isn’t a myth. It’s real and it has a secret plan for his girlfriend.

And it won’t stop until Xander is dead.

Review contains spoilers!

I think this book is even better than the first one in this series! In this one is also action right from the start and we learn more about the world Jon Messenger created. The introduction of the Elementals was very refreshing and brought a new dynamic to the story. I wished after book one to get to know other elements – Earth and Water – and I think we’re going there in book 3, since Xander is looking for their Elementals . 
The journey the Wind Warriors are going through in this one is very captivating and left me wanting more. What’s going to happen to Sammy? And how will the new powers affect Xander?  And more Sean is always a good thing :). I even started liking Jessica more, she’s definitely not an annoying sorority girl anymore.

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