Girl of Fire (Berona’s Quest) by Gabrielle Mathieu

With well developed characters and especially the main character, Berona, who evolves into an independent woman, this book would be a definite yes for any middle or high school library.  While the story may be similar to a lot of YA or New Adult Fantasy, that is what will make it appealing for younger audiences.  … Continue reading Girl of Fire (Berona’s Quest) by Gabrielle Mathieu

Iron and the Arrow: Book Four in the Kingdom of Jior Series by Wendy L. Anderson

Having read all of this series, so far (the last book, Five being anxiously anticipated), it is always a joy to return to the land of Jior created by Wendy Anderson.  This author has a way of weaving what at the base is a family saga into a love story that crosses all the barriers … Continue reading Iron and the Arrow: Book Four in the Kingdom of Jior Series by Wendy L. Anderson

Breaking the Flame (#3 Shadow’s Fire Trilogy) by Christopher Patterson

This is the last book in the Trilogy, and I have enjoyed all of them.  The central character Erik continues his journey and his maturing along with discoveries of evil lying in wait.  The complicated and brave Dwarfs are here in full force and Erik has learned to listen to his dagger.  A well-done conclusion … Continue reading Breaking the Flame (#3 Shadow’s Fire Trilogy) by Christopher Patterson

Dark Winds: Shadow’s Fire Book 2 (Shadow’s Fire Trilogy) by Christopher Patterson

I love book series, especially when I can read several in a similar time period.  Having read Book One – Chance Beginning - last month, I snuck Book 2 into my reading schedule because when you work for yourself, you can do these things! The book picks up almost immediately after where the author left … Continue reading Dark Winds: Shadow’s Fire Book 2 (Shadow’s Fire Trilogy) by Christopher Patterson

Chance Beginning (Shadow’s Fire #1) by Christopher Patterson

The first book in this trilogy does a great job of pulling the reader in.  The author nicely gives all the background information needed as the story progresses. What starts as a story of two brothers and a cousin from a farming background who find themselves trying to scratch out a living and exist in … Continue reading Chance Beginning (Shadow’s Fire #1) by Christopher Patterson