Aug 19, 2011

Book Recommendation: A Fistful of Fire

I am not a book reviewer, but I enjoy writing reviews here and there when something actually moves me emotionally either for good or bad. I enjoyed reading this book and I just wanted to share my experience with you guys. This is also one of my earliest Indie book experiences and I have to admit, I actually enjoyed it more than the last couple of big house books I had read before trying Indies.

A Fistful of Fire (Chronicles of Marsdenfel)A Fistful of Fire by Misti Wolanski

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is probably the most different classic fantasy story I've ever read. It has the most unlikely hero and the story keeps on pace and is light hearted and humorous throughout, and at the same time keeps a serious undertone, knowing the protagonist will eventually have to face her past. I was a little confused at the beginning of the story, with the background opening and the references towards the protagonists past, but since reading the book and before writing this review, I have accepted it as something else unique and interesting about how the story unfolds. Confusing as it may be for the reader, imagine how it is for the protagonist, which the story is entirely told in her point of view. The reader just gets to ride the waves of doubts and fears that the poor girl has at what she knows she must eventually do. The only thing that held me back from a five star review is the ending. It wasn’t terrible by any means, but I was a little let down on the way things panned out as the prophecy fulfilled. It wasn’t a bad ending; it’s just that I wanted more out of it (call me greedy). I will be impatiently waiting for the next book of the series. One of the best things of the story is the characters. They are not only all very unique and different from each other; they are colorful mysteries the protagonist must also work out as the story goes.

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