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Prophecy of the Flame: Book One [Kindle Edition]

Lynn Hardy , Yivgeni Matoussov
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

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"A strikingly accomplished young writer with a true flare for storytelling and character development. You dive into this book and hope it will never end."
~ Kate Delano-Condax Decker

"I read the first book on my kindle yesterday. (Yes, the whole book.)... I just now bought Book Two and Book 2.5. That is how addicting I find Prophecy of the Flame."
~ Elizabeth Polley

Prophecy of the Flame

In a blinding flash of light, five strangers are yanked from this world and thrust into a land of sorcery as they are granted the looks and abilities of the people they were playing. This band of wannabe heroes soon discovers that having the powers they have always dreamed of, does not make life a dream come true. The Crusaders of the Light struggle to form a cohesive band as they blend twentieth century technology with the supernatural powers of this new world, fighting to liberate the kingdom of Cuthburan from the evil horde threatening humanity.

Battle is also waged within Reba, an ordinary housewife who has become the most powerful mage on the planet, as she struggles to remain true to her wedding vows. Drawn against her will to the arms of Prince Alexandros, Reba must choose between a marriage to a handsome prince in a magical world or returning to the husband she left behind.

Why is this book free?

I am a new author - relatively unknown. For this reason I have allowed my publisher to give this book away for free. Yes, a Free Kindle Book - one that was a #1 Bestseller in 2010. (How often do you get free books?)

The way I see it, if you like Book One, you'll buy Book Two.

YA Rated - Young adult?

This is the first book in the Prophecy of the Flame series. Although classified as Fantasy, it has a dash of romance with a contemporary slant. The romance is intertwined with the fantasy, so neither is overwhelming. Many teen readers have been drawn to this book, though it was never intended for a teen & young adult audience.



Editorial Reviews

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"A  strikingly accomplished young writer with a true flare for storytelling and character development. You dive into this book and hope it will never end." 
  ~ Kate Delano-Condax Decker


"I caught the first one back when it was being offered for free for a short time period. I loved it so much I bought the second one, and am patiently awaiting the time another book is published in the series. Ok, not really so patiently, but what choice do I have? haha. To be honest I had never even heard of Lynn Hardy before I found that free book, but I would now consider her to be on my list of favorites." 
  ~ Amazon Reviewer
 
"I read the first book on my kindle yesterday. (Yes, the whole book.)... I just now bought Book Two and Book 2.5. That is how addicting I find Prophecy of the Flame." 
  ~ Elizabeth Polley

From the Author

I want to thank you for taking time to read Prophecy of the Flame. Your time is valuable and I feel privileged that you have chosen my book to read.
I have been told that it is inconsiderate to respond to reviews, so I will say it here:
My heart is touched beyond words each time you take even more time to compose a review for any of my books. I read each review and thoughtfully consider your words. 

Product Details

  • File Size: 798 KB
  • Print Length: 399 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Resilient Publishing; Third Edition - Kindle edition (January 8, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KKXSNC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #496,625 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
27 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
2.5 stars. I wanted to like this book. The premise - of several role players being magically transported into a world where they took on those roles and their magical abilities - was wonderful. It's a creative, imaginative, fun idea. The illustrations were really, really cool. In the hands of a masterful storyteller, the unremarkable (or too perfect) characters, wandering subplots, and forced dialogue/situations might have had their edges smoothed away. I read the third revision of this story, and the rough edges were still very, very apparent.

First, the characters were difficult to connect with. The Archmage Reba managed to have epiphany after epiphany about how to save everyone and the world. She was the only person in the world who could figure these things out and weave a magic spell to make everything right again. This grew old after, oh, the second time it happened. She was also very inconsistent, like when she was preaching about how - in our world - married couples don't have relations outside the marital bed. And then she defends sleeping with a guy and claims it's ok, because nothing really happened. And what on earth is this with her obsession with another man (not her husband) who treats her like crap? She obsesses over a prince, discusses her sex life with her servant, preaches Christianity and manages to lose complete focus as a character during the portion of the book where she should be developing and overcoming her issues. She's made out to be too powerful (and almost too perfect) at the beginning, and that manages to carry through the entire book, despite the odd distractions about her sex life and attraction to a smarmy prince. Oh, and making her boobs bigger.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 8.99 for second book are you kidding? May 28, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It is hard to rate this book. I really liked the idea behind the story. Five strangers bond together with all new powers to save a world in trouble. People becoming more than they think they are just to aid those in need. Who wouldn't like those ideals. There were a couple of times while reading this book, I was like WHAT?!?!! But I kept on reading ignoring the WTF moments in loo of hanging on until the end. All in all the story was good. After reading a book, do you ever get the feeling like.. ummmm.. yeah that is how I felt after reading all of this book.

Points that upset me.

1) She goes on and on about how everyone is so gorgeous in this new world. Until she meets a tailor's daughter who is full figured, and than she feels at ease because not everyone is beautiful. WTF!!! Sooo, full figured girls can not be pretty. Put down your cosmo and look at real women. Not everyone is a size 0, and not everyone that is a size 0 is beautiful. Beautiful women come in all sizes. I know I should let it go, but it bothered me.

2) She has an African-American nerd with her who is an architect and a gamer, yet every sentence out of his mouth is like.. lil mamma. I gonna get my eat on. or dat okay wit u. Say what?!?! Not a single sentence spoken by this educated nerd is in correct vernacular. NOT ONE!!! Little secret, not all black people talk like the ones on jerry springer...and just so you know.. there are plenty of white people who talk like that to.

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3) She goes on and on about how much her marriage means to her. Then, she drops the bomb about how they are having problems because of his porn addiction, even after therapy. Then, she sleeps all though only sleeps with a man she is attracted to.
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14 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couln't put the book down. December 22, 2011
Format:Paperback
The story focuses on a group taking part in a roll playing activity and are transported to another dimension. A wizard in that dimension called for them to help protect his kingdom from the demons who are attacking. It turns out that there is a prophecy that was tailor made for the female Mage named Reba. Reba and her fellow mages have to learn quickly how to survive in a world unlike their own. It gives the reader a look into how people would act if they knew they would never see the people around them again. Throughout the story you find out that the demons were brought from another world as well be a Wizard who wants to control the entire planet.

This is the first book that I have read that deals with roll playing. It was written in the first person and was done well. It read at a nice pace and you found yourself sucked in to the story. I liked the fact that it focused on the honor of the characters and that they looked at the consequences of their actions. The author tried to make this a story that you came away from learning something as well as enjoying the story. I did find Reba doing most of the work was a little unrealistic. I would expect her partners to add more to what was being done.

I found myself staying up till 2am in the morning on a work night to finish the book. I would recommend it to anyone that likes fantasy and action. If you are new to this genre it does a good job explaining the rules of magic and war. A great introduction into the world of fantasy. I am looking forward to the second installment in the book to see where the characters end up.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed the Prophecy of Flame
I really enjoyed the Prophecy of Flame. This was an intriguing beginning to a promising new fantasy series. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Jamie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Absolutely loved it, I read all 3 in 3 days.
Published 2 months ago by paula perrydore
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed it enough that i bought 2 and 2 1/2
If you can imagine being shifted from this reality to one where magic is used and you are a key player...this book is for you!. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Richard E. Somerset
1.0 out of 5 stars Bleh
Some good parts, but they are few and far between the homophobia, christian preaching, and needless reminders about how important the mary-sue main character is, and there are a... Read more
Published 2 months ago by JLawRip
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
could not put it down
Published 3 months ago by Ayrth
2.0 out of 5 stars Good Idea, but not well written.
Good Idea. Bad writing. Description of places and people felt like a robot was the one doing the description. I did not like any of the characters, especially the main character. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Readalot1470
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
I am writing this review because others need to understand how great an author Lynn Hardy is. This great work of art has kept me in rapt attention from start to finish. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Angela D. Dillard
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read.
You will want to read them all!
Published 3 months ago by verlynda
5.0 out of 5 stars could'nt put it down
great book, with lots of action. different dimensions, magical adventure that keeps you wanting more. twists and turns that keep you picking it back up. 5 stars !
Published 4 months ago by jeff
3.0 out of 5 stars okay
I didn't really like it. I didn't even finish it. I thought it was much too preachy but my mother liked all of the books in this series and wanted me to review it.
Published 4 months ago by amanda lyles
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More About the Author

Led by a series of dreams and encouraged by friends, Lynn Hardy began the journey to become an author. She stored her work in a computer file labeled "second job." Writing began as a passion she could not contain and has become much more than she ever expected.

In the Fall of 2010 Prophecy of the Flame - Book One reached #1 on Amazon kindle, shortly after Book Two in the series released. In the spring of 2011, Lynn released the Full Cast unabridged audio book of Book One. Now both fans and newcomers can hear the book come to life as every character jumps of the page with their own unique voice.


The road has been longer and more complicated than she would have ever guessed--not always smooth, but filled with wonderful surprises. Like most stories, Lynn is sure that her journey has only just begun.

My homepage is being revamped, but you can find my blog, with many of the same features and pages, off to the right.

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