Flames of Truth by A.C. Pontone – A Book Review

Posted April 25, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Fantasy, Reverse Harem, Reviews / 0 Comments

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Flames of Truth

(The Lost Fae – Book 1)

by A.C. Pontone
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Slow Burn, Reverse Harem Fantasy

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

It was alright and since it’s free on KU, it might be worth it to you to pick up.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

I was lost in midst of an eerie silence. It was cold, and darkness was all around me. My hair floated lightly in the air. No, not in the air, in water. I was immersed in water. Icy water that burned in my lungs. I was drowning and couldn’t breathe.

Desperately, I kicked my legs and moved my arms, but I could never reach the surface. Little by little I felt my strength ebbing away. It was too dark and I was so tired—but I couldn’t give up.

I didn’t want to die.

I tried to push off with my feet, hoping to feel something solid beneath me, but there was nothing but the fluctuating darkness. It was swallowing me and I didn’t know what to do. The two things that had always scared me the most were water and darkness, so I wondered how the hell I’d ended up there. Why couldn’t I have an instantaneous, painless death?

The lack of oxygen was making my head spin. I kept fighting, though every cell in my body was screaming at me to give up. I had to breathe. Opening my mouth, I inhaled desperately. Water flooded my lungs, but it didn’t hurt anymore. My body became heavy and rigid and the darkness devoured me.

I awoke with a start.

My name is Emma Jones. I’m a typical seventeen-year-old . . . except that I can see the future. Or, at least, what might happen in the future.

I’ve never revealed my secret to anyone. I’ve always tried to fly under the radar and not attract anyone’s attention. But this year there are some new boys at school. There’s something different about them.

I have a feeling things are going to change for me this year.

Flames of Truth is the first book of the saga The Lost Fae, a steamy reverse-harem paranormal romance series, intended for audiences 18 years and older.


This was decent, even though I found it choppy in places. The meta plot is intriguing and offers promise – if a bit trite.

I enjoyed the characters and the concepts behind them. The lost fae heir, a devilish king (how did he become King anyway? Who is he?) four dragons sent to earth for diabolical reasons – reasons derailed when they realize who SHE is. It IS interesting.


First Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type


Steam Level



  • Shows promise.
  • She has some honest reactions. (She FREAKS out when exposed to Dragons… I get it girl. I get it.)
  • There is a complexity to the plot that is trying to peek through.


  • Choppy writing in a few places.
  • Do many questions!!! And not all are left to discover in other books.
  • Guys blend or lack definition at the moment, even though there are obvious efforts to flesh them out.


3.5 out of 5 Stars

I am hoping that Book 2 picks this series up in a positive light, and answers some questions that made no sense not to address in Book 1 (they didn’t advance the plot, just were pushed to the wayside.) Personally, I wouldn’t buy this book, but I WILL follow it on KU and see where it goes.

Published February 9th, 2019 (new edition – new cover not shown above here)

246 Pages

Please note, this is a Reverse Harem Romance which will feature sexual themes and scenes more suited to an adult audience. 18+

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