By Ilona Andrews

Sapphire Flames

(Hidden Legacy #4)

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews comes an enthralling new trilogy set in the Hidden Legacy world, where magic means power, and family bloodlines are the new currency of society…

In a world where magic is the key to power and wealth, Catalina Baylor is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, and the Head of her House. Catalina has always been afraid to use her unique powers, but when her friend’s mother and sister are murdered, Catalina risks her reputation and safety to unravel the mystery.

But behind the scenes powerful forces are at work, and one of them is Alessandro Sagredo, the Italian Prime who was once Catalina’s teenage crush. Dangerous and unpredictable, Alessandro’s true motives are unclear, but he’s drawn to Catalina like a moth to a flame.

To help her friend, Catalina must test the limits of her extraordinary powers, but doing so may cost her both her House–and her heart.


I discovered Ilona Adrews last year, and immediately binge read the first three books in the Hidden Legacy series. Fast pacing, heart racing, and action packed novels I could not put down.

Three years have passed since Diamond Fire, so the grace period for the House of Baylor is about to done. Meaning other Houses are now allowed to come for them. It’s up to Catalina, as head of her House, to protect her family, and it doesn’t take long for the drama to arrive at their doorstep.

Private investigation is still the family business, and when friends ask for help, Catalina can’t say no. From the start you are swept up into a roller-coaster story of action, drama, and mystery. The romance is on the back burner in this one, but I’m expecting it to flame up later on.

Catalina truly steps up, and it is not easy. Multiple murder attempts for her, her family, and friends, definitely weighs on her. I’m in awe of her for not crumbling on the pressure, ’cause it is insane. A story full of surprises that keeps you at the edge of your seat, Sapphire Flames is an amazing start of a new trilogy. 

*I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

About the author

“Ilona Andrews” is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.)

Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Texas with their two children and many dogs and cats.

They have co-authored four NYT and USAT bestselling series, the urban fantasy of Kate Daniels, rustic fantasy of the Edge, paranormal romance of Hidden Legacy, and Innkeeper Chronicles, which they post as a free weekly serial.