Take one ancient legend, give it a new spin, throw in two very hot MC's, a few exotic locals, a little mystery, some interesting secondary characters and a writer who knows what to do with it all and you have one fascinating read. Phoenix Rising was a totally refreshing read. From start to finish this story had me hooked, I thouroughly enjoyed the main characters and was surprised by the unexpected twist at the end. I finished this story feeling like it was complete and yet could easily see the opportunity that the author left to revisit Artemis and Talis should he choose to and I for one would love to see him make that choice. Well done Mr. Fenraven, very well done indeed.