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Alaskan Fire (Guardians of the First Realm) Paperback – February 4, 2015
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR (a.k.a. Join My Alaskan Army) Email me. No, seriously, email me. firstname.lastname@example.org. Go do it. Right now. I love keeping my ear to the very heart of the publishing industry—which means I have to talk to you. I think entertaining and inspiring others is the most important thing about writing, and if I’m doing my job right, people will actually want to tell me what they think. So, dammit, if you were entertained or inspired, I wanna hear from you. I’m utterly freakin’ serious. In case you’re still not convinced, consider this: I’m a lifelong Alaskan. We do things differently here. With the roving grizzly bears (yes, I live in the Bush, not like those pussies in town) and my closest neighbor a mile away, it gets kinda lonely when it’s just me and my computer and a big, vast wilderness out my back door. I want to talk to the people who are reading my books, because who the hell else am I going to talk to?! In case you’re concerned about writing to a complete stranger, I assure you I’m totally approachable, in my random, quirky, too-much-time-without-sun kind of way. I’ve spent my entire life (starting at three years old!) working on writing as an art form, and I’ve poured my heart and soul into the twenty (ish) books I’ve written, so you can be damn sure I want feedback. I mean, putting together these (utterly brilliant, totally awesome) masterpieces and then getting nothing but silence is like building the Eiffel Tower and having people go…meh. So shoot me an email at email@example.com and let me know your thoughts on the book! I respond to every email I get (though sometimes it takes longer than others). Oh, and friend me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kingfiction (authors need friends, too) and check my Author Page https://www.facebook.com/sknovel for the latest writerly news and updates. Or, even better, hop on over to Amazon and check out my other character-driven series, like The Legend of ZERO: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BTKA42Y/ or Millennium Potion: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007W6RBSE/ or, heck, even my Boston Teaparty in Space sci-fi adventure Outer Bounds: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IO7QAGO/ to see some of my other compelling characters in action!
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This was a blend of fantasy in it's worldbuilding and paranormal romance.
I could relate to the characters. Each of the main characters had their own demons to deal with that took some time to overcome before they could get together. The villian was well drawn and there was a clear reason she went after the two main characters. Quite a few surprises.
This is a really long book like the old sagas and fantasy stories. It kept my interest but I think there was a little TOO much introspection and inner dialog and some of it bordered on redundant. I wanted to get on with the story. I, as a reader, didn't need to know quite that much about their angst. I started getting irritated with some of heroine's hangups with her size (over 6 ft). It was a minor irritation.
Overall, I enjoyed the story and it kept me entertained over several days.
In the introduction the author mentions that she is direct publishing this series and has chosen not to use a professional editor. I think she might want to re-think that decision. This is a 581 page novel that really should run about 200 -250 pages. The same few bits of information are told repeatedly while other aspects are left unexplained. There are some huge plot holes and, particularly in the last hundred pages or so there is too much plot, almost as if the first half or so of the next novel has been tacked on.
I really liked this story, the premise is imaginative, the characters have great potential, the setting is wonderful. I think that there is a really good story in here, one that has the potential to rivaling the TRUE BLOOD series in story lines. It would be better though if the novel were trimmed down considerably, cutting out so much of the repetitions, eliminating some of the extraneous plot points, closing some holes in the plot (explaining the hierarchy among the supernatural beings) and some plain inconsistencies (Blaze is supposed to be smart, have a degree in Business but bought a remote lodge, sight unseen without a solid business plan). Even with the flaws this was a great read, I just think that it could have been better.
The characters are all well thought out. The Alaskan bush described perfectly (lived there myself), it is majestic and glorious, and dangerous to the nth degree to 'city slickers'. Anyone who knows the bush will recognize this place somewhere. While there is a sexy scene, it is done tastefully, without all the detail that is prevalent in so many paranormal books, and does not repeat over and over and over (really, sex is sex, foreplay is foreplay and you can only be interested in that so long without losing interest in the characters and just plain bypassing the plot.)
The plot was very interesting, and each crisis dealt with where you felt sorry (almost) for the aggressors.
Sara King is right up there with Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson) and Stephanie Meyer (Twilight) for me. Her Legend of Zero series is another excellent series for scifi fans and paranormal fans alike. And if you like these authors you might also try Robert Crane's Girl in a Box series.
One suggestion: Don't try to start this book on a week night when you have to go to work or school the next day. :)