Author : John Forrester
Published November 11th 2011 by Amber Muse
For centuries, mages perfected magic at the Order of the Dawn. Mastery over fire, wind, and storm. They live in the last free city in a world plagued by dark sorcerers. Talis Storm and friend Mara discover a terrible secret. The Jiserian Empire has targeted their city for attack. An army of undead soldiers. Flying necromancers. None have ever survived. When a surprise aerial invasion hits the Order’s temple, Talis casts fire magic for the first time. But his spell is wild and does more harm than good. Sorcerers try to capture Talis and Mara. They flee into the temple crypts. Awoken from an ancient rest, a fallen champion slays the sorcerers and gives Talis a legendary map. The map leads them on a quest to discover the lost temple of the sun. To save his city, Talis must discover the power of magic locked away inside the ancient temple. And become a true fire mage.
*Book courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review.*
One night the city of Naru is under attack. While hiding from the dark sorcerers of the Jiserian Empire and running for their lives, Talis and his best friend Mara uncover a secret map. The Elders of Naru send Talis and a few other guys who Talis doesn't get along with to find out where this maps leads to in order to save the city. Their journey turns out to be quite adventurous and dangerous meeting friend and enemies along the way...
Talis and Mara have been friends for a long time even though their families don't get along very well. After a hunting incident leaves Mara hurt, Talis is forbidden to see Mara again. That doesn't stop the two and Mara joins the boys on their quest in disguise. Talis doesn't get the recognition he would like from his father and hopes the quest will change that. He's also having trouble doing magic despite his training.
Fire Mage is a fast-paced, action-packed and an adventurous book perfect for young readers. My only regret is that it wasn't long enough. The writing is excellent! I couldn't put it down and read it (twice!) in one sitting. I love the friendship between Talis and Mara. When the two of them are together they seem to be unstoppable. They both seem very mature for their age. Not only will young readers love this book but adults too. I love the variety of characters some are mysterious while others are very courageous. I definitely want to read more about them and what's next on their journey. From the way Fire Mage ended, I'm sure Sun Mage (book #2) will be just as amazing.
Fire Mage is an entertaining fantasy novel that will keep you turning the pages for more. You don't want to miss it!
5 out of 5 stars!
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