Child of Fire
Ray Lilly is living on borrowed time. He's the driver for Annalise Powliss, a high-ranking member of the Twenty Palace Society, a group of sorcerers devoted to hunting down and executing rogue magicians. But because Ray betrayed her once, Annalise is looking for an excuse to kill him-or let... show more
Ray Lilly is living on borrowed time. He's the driver for Annalise Powliss, a high-ranking member of the Twenty Palace Society, a group of sorcerers devoted to hunting down and executing rogue magicians. But because Ray betrayed her once, Annalise is looking for an excuse to kill him-or let someone else do the job.Unfortunately for both of them, Annalise's next mission goes wrong, leaving her critically injured. With the little magic he controls, Ray must complete her assignment alone. Not only does he have to stop a sorcerer who's sacrificing dozens of innocent lives in exchange for supernatural power, he must find-and destroy-the source of that inhuman magic.Child of Fire was named to Publishers Weekly's list of Best 100 Books of 2009.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 29th 2009
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 343
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Urban Fantasy
, Dark Fantasy
Series: Twenty Palaces (#1)
2.5-2.75 for me. I just didn't engage with this book. It was okay and maybe that is partly due to the lackluster audiobook.
Making your way in the world today takes everything you got... Making my way through the UF canon takes everything I got... Jim Butcher and Laurell K. Hamilton have a lot to answer for, specifically, for achieving a level of commercial success that has spawned a host of imitators. Child of Fire ...
Brainycat's 5 "B"s:blood: 5boobs: 2bombs: 4bondage: 1blasphemy: 3Bechdel Test: FAILDeggan's Rule: FAILGay Bechdel Test: FAILA unique approach to the urban paranormal detective noir genre. Usually I don't put any effort into providing any synopsis in my reviews, but this story is different enough to ...
This book started off strong -- I wanted to find out more about the backstory, what the Twenty Palaces were, how Ray became entangled with them, what Annalise's story, why the kids were being burnt into worms of smoke -- but kind of sagged when they got to town and had repetitive encounters with the...
I like the idea of a male character who is a scrapper - used to doing bad things but still has the decency and sensitivity to feel ill after doing them. It really makes Ray feel more like a real person instead of a two dimensional being going through the motions.