The Lantern's Ember ePUB ê The Lantern's PDF/EPUB ²

The Lantern's Ember ePUB ê The Lantern's  PDF/EPUB ²
  • ebook
  • 408 pages
  • The Lantern's Ember
  • Colleen Houck
  • English
  • 04 June 2018

The Lantern's Ember➻ [Reading] ➽ The Lantern's Ember By Colleen Houck ➰ – Essayreview.co.uk Welcome to a world where nightmarish creatures reign supremeFive hundred years ago, Jack made a deal with the devil It s difficult for him to remember much about his mortal days So, he focuses on fulf Welcome to a world where nightmarish creatures reign supremeFive hundred years ago, Jack made a deal with the devil It s difficult for him to remember much about his mortal days So, he focuses on fulfilling his sentence as a Lantern one of the watchmen who guard the portals to the Otherworld, a realm crawling with every nightmarish creature imaginable Jack has spent centuries jumping from The Lantern's PDF/EPUB ² town to town, ensuring that nary a mortal or not so mortal soul slips past him That is, until he meets beautiful Ember O Dare Seventeen, stubborn, and a natural born witch, Ember feels a strong pull to the Otherworld Undeterred by Jack s warnings, she crosses into the forbidden plane with the help of a mysterious and debonair vampire and the chase through a dazzling, dangerous world is on Jack must do everything in his power to get Ember back where she belongs before both the earthly and unearthly worlds descend into chaos.


About the Author: Colleen Houck

New York Times Bestselling Author Colleen Houck is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, science fiction, and romance Formerly a student at the University of Arizona, she worked as a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter for seventeen years before switching careers to become an author Colleen lives in Salem, Oregon, with her husband and a huge assortment of plush tigers Follow her The Lantern's PDF/EPUB ² by signing up for her e newsletter.


10 thoughts on “The Lantern's Ember

  1. says:

    I wrote this one so I ll leave it at that.

  2. says:

    I enjoyed it Mel I enjoyed it Mel

  3. says:

    The Lantern s Ember by Colleen Houck is a standalone young adult read perfect for the fall season The story is a paranormal fantasy mixed with romance between the characters.Once human Jack is now a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld Jack is meant to keep those in the Otherworld that belong and those out who do not and Jack has always been good at doing just what he should until he sees Ember.Seventeen year old Ember is a witch and Jack should have turned her i The Lantern s Ember by Colleen Houck is a standalone young adult read perfect for the fall season The story is a paranormal fantasy mixed with romance between the characters.Once human Jack is now a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld Jack is meant to keep those in the Otherworld that belong and those out who do not and Jack has always been good at doing just what he should until he sees Ember.Seventeen year old Ember is a witch and Jack should have turned her in years ago but instead found himself guarding her and watching her from a distance Ember finds herself fighting a pull to the Otherworld and against Jack s warnings she crosses over into the other dimension so Jack has no choice but to follow.The Lantern s Ember is another book that I found myself thinking don t judge a book by it s cover It s not a bad read really but not really what I was expecting either The story felt a bit middle grade during a lot of it and focused a heck of a lot of the plot on romance instead of the scary read I d thought I would find I didn t quite find myself connecting with the characters the way I should and while there s action it just wasn t the dark action I d expected leaving me a bit meh in the end.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.Forreviews please visit

  4. says:

    Unfortunately this one wasn t what I had hoped it would be The blurb promises a scary read, but this felt a littlelike middle grade fiction than something on the YA spectrum I think my lack of preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the right book, wrong reader syndrome, and would highly recommend readers give this one a try for themselves rather than going by my word alone Full review to comeI received a review copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

  5. says:

    ARC received via publisher

  6. says:

    If there is one thing that Colleen Houck can do well is write an imaginative story rich in lore and detail and her latest release doesn t disappoint.Full of twists on classic tales and stories as well as old time y lore, The Lantern s Ember is one that will be sure to capture your attention and hold it to the very last page Full of witch craft, magic, and adventure with a slight steam punk edge, this really was a unique story that didn t take long to read and was perfect for a cozy afternoon in If there is one thing that Colleen Houck can do well is write an imaginative story rich in lore and detail and her latest release doesn t disappoint.Full of twists on classic tales and stories as well as old time y lore, The Lantern s Ember is one that will be sure to capture your attention and hold it to the very last page Full of witch craft, magic, and adventure with a slight steam punk edge, this really was a unique story that didn t take long to read and was perfect for a cozy afternoon in the sun and will be perfect for fans looking for a story that has a fun spin on a Halloween classic ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  7. says:

    I enjoyed this book It wasn t scary liked I hoped, but the story itself was charming I enjoyed the elements of steampunk she incorporated in the book That was most unexpected Ember was a great character, but I find I enjoyed Delia s character evenI want a book about her and her back story She fascinated me She saved this book for me I don t think I would have liked it as much if she was not in it I am glad I read this book and it was time well spent.

  8. says:

    This book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.For all the spooky vibes from The Lantern s Ember, the world where nightmarish creatures reign and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this book was entirely underwhelming and disappointing.Part of my problems probably comes down to the fact that I really enjoyed Houck s work in the past and combined with being a Sleepy Hallow Headless Horseman type deal w This book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.For all the spooky vibes from The Lantern s Ember, the world where nightmarish creatures reign and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this book was entirely underwhelming and disappointing.Part of my problems probably comes down to the fact that I really enjoyed Houck s work in the past and combined with being a Sleepy Hallow Headless Horseman type deal which I was super excited about , I had pretty high expectations So when I started reading and quickly lost interest, I knew it would be a downward spiral.Rather than follow Jack, the Lantern because the whole idea of Lanterns, guardians of the crossroads, is fascinating , The Lantern s Ember follows Ember, a young witch, and her adventures through the Otherworld while fending off 3 yes, THREE love interests Ember was frightfully annoying, naive and innocent to the point that it feltlike a plot device to explain everything than actual character development Which there was none of While I liked her and Jack s little romance subplot it was very sweet and all , soon her life seemed to revolve around making bad choices despite being told how they were really stupid ideas, or obsessing over Jack.So the story progresses and Ember goes on her little adventure, everything that should be dangerous is and isn t I was never scared for the characters because, frankly, the plot was so predictable I didn t see anything bad ever really happening Combined with simplistic writing and a 3rd person point of view that kept me distant from the characters the whole way through, I had no interest in what happened to Ember or her companions.And I can t say that the synopsis didn t deliver because it did, but felt skewed The plot focused on the romance to the point that I would label this book a paranormal romance, not a fantasy What I never understood about all of it was what made Ember so special that all 3 guys were falling over themselves for her The only explanations given were that she was pretty and a very powerful witch Gave me immediate special snowflake vibes and not the good kind.After several attempts to read this book, I finished and immediately forgot most of what happened The Lantern s Ember ended up being a waste of my time despite being a quick read, and I wish that hadn t been the case This book had potential if the romance hadn t become central and killed any chance of character development the book had left.I wasn t real thrilled with the last book I read by Houck either so I ll definitely be hesitant to pick up another as these past two have had the same issues The Lantern s Ember was a definite miss.Find Me on My Blog Twitter Instagram Bloglovin

  9. says:

    This was a fun, adventurous Halloween y type of book At first I didn t like the main character, Ember because she was so naive and would not listen to reason whatsoever Her guardian, Jack told her not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous Do you think she listened NOPE To make matters worse, she followed a complete stranger, and a vampire at that , to go with him to the Otherworld Did she not see any danger there Ugh she was infuriating in the beginning Slowly, she grew on me This was a fun, adventurous Halloween y type of book At first I didn t like the main character, Ember because she was so naive and would not listen to reason whatsoever Her guardian, Jack told her not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous Do you think she listened NOPE To make matters worse, she followed a complete stranger, and a vampire at that , to go with him to the Otherworld Did she not see any danger there Ugh she was infuriating in the beginning Slowly, she grew on me and while I didn t totally love her, she was at least brave enough to make things right It had a steampunk feel to it and I really enjoyed that I liked Ember s best friend, Finney the most He was a cute, nerdy scientist that had Ember s best interests at heart Overall, it was fun and lighthearted I think I would have liked itif I read it near Halloween time

  10. says:

    I fell in love with the cover art for this book It s just gorgeous and I d love to have it as a print.Then I opened that fetching cover and was tickled with the very first paragraph of this story Jack sat on top of the covered bridge in his favorite spot, his arm draped over his carved pumpkin The gourd wasn t his first choice to house the ember of his immortality, but then again, he d never really been given a choice.I though, Mmm Delightful Two fables touched upon, first thing But then it I fell in love with the cover art for this book It s just gorgeous and I d love to have it as a print.Then I opened that fetching cover and was tickled with the very first paragraph of this story Jack sat on top of the covered bridge in his favorite spot, his arm draped over his carved pumpkin The gourd wasn t his first choice to house the ember of his immortality, but then again, he d never really been given a choice.I though, Mmm Delightful Two fables touched upon, first thing But then it turned out this really was Jack of the Lanterns and the covered bridge was there because he really was in Sleepy Hollow So I guess those first two sentences set expectations right on track, though I was disappointed to have it all explained before p 50.I stopped reading after I finished Ch 6 I can tell this story will be wonderfully, magically romantic and tragic for the right readers and they ll love everything about this fable inspired taleI am the wrong reader For me, this is waaaaay too YA Fantasy It s poorly written, it s overly explanative, the brassy, sassy, super special Ember is headstrong and in love with her protector stalker who has been roaming the earth for 500 years and I am sick to death of elderly teenage boys being smitten after centuries with that one special dewy woman whose vitality and specialness charms him like no one else has in the past half millennia.The environment, here, consists of the human world and the Otherworld capitalized Humans live here, witches used to live there but then some gross dude married the head witch and he shouldn t have been allowed to have any say in ruling the Otherworld so the witches left Here s how it all works Long ago, he said, witches ran the Otherworld Then the high witch married a man and gave him the power to rule He called himself the Lord of the Otherworld Other witches protested his right to reign but stayed, even as they worried he was pushing for automation too quickly Now the entire realm operates by witch power Witch power Yes Instead of candles, Otherworlders use witch lamps that turn on with the push of a button There are tall buildings, some five levels high, with steam powered boxes that lift people to the top and there are machines that do everything from bringing in the harvest to controlling the weather to producing fabric Witchlight heats homes and cauldron steam fuels air transports, boats, and steel wagons large enough to move a dozen people orover tracks that connect cities Ember slowly sank down beside him We can do that she asked in wonder Your power can Your innate witchlight in particular is very powerful, especially for one so young and virtually untrained He paused, collecting his thoughts Bur for the Otherworld to advance so far beyond humans unbalanced the realms The mortal realm and the Otherworld sit on a precarious scale, only separated by crossroads in fixed positions like mine They teeter back and forth a bit naturally, but the witches believed that if one shifts the balance too much, the realms would bleed together and entire cities disappear on both sides, vanishing into the ether So the witches were not pleased, and they protested, loudly, wanting to evict the Lord of the Otherworld from his lofty perch They even did something unthinkable They called upon the one we never summon, the If that all made perfect sense to you and it sounds intriguing, read this book By page 40, there is a romance building, there s a nefarious plan being hatched by the Lord of the Otherworld, there is a bucolic New England town where everyone uses candles and carriages but they speak like we do here and now You ll love it However, if you found yourself wondering what that all meant and how any of that made sense, or if you rolled your eyes one ortimes, steer clear of this one

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