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Lord of Fire Paperback – July 16, 2015
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' "Lord of Fire" by Susi Wright was so much fun to read, and Luminor and Fralii are surrounded by one of the most interesting and enjoyable ensemble of characters I have read in a while. From villain to love interest, friend to foe, no character is wholly good or bad, human or otherwise. The inventive storyline and the relationships with the characters with the elements of nature, the philosophy of survival, and the creative imagery Susi Wright creates here is phenomenal. Really enjoyed the whole mythology and backstory of the Gaians and was caught up in Lumi's quest throughout. A beautifully written and enjoyable read, and I look forward to more from Wright soon. Recommended for fans of fantasy/romance. '
About the Author
Susi was born in London, grew up in Essex, United Kingdom and was educated there with a particular passion for literature, languages, history and art. A lifelong 'bookworm', she has always been an avid reader of fantasy and fiction, with a penchant for travel and fascination for other cultures. Emmigrating to Australia she worked as a successful free-lance Australian wildlife and equine artist, in rural Queensland. Living close to nature, her love for animals also brought about a close association with horses, in her spare time, which she trained and competed recreationally. Susi then moved to Toowoomba, where she now lives, with at last the time to fulfil a lifelong ambition to write.
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Top Customer Reviews
By Susi Wright
I recently asked a group of my author/reader/reviewer friends for recommendations in the Fantasy genre. As you can imagine the list was quite long. I chose the first 15 on the list and called it good. Lord of Fire was the 12th recommendation.
Here’s what I liked about this story:
• Its concept is somewhat unique. I’ve never before read about a species like the Gaians who can fly, manipulate nature and human emotions; who are good and kind and responsible with their gifts. I found these creatures to be incredibly interesting and fun. I liked the idea that Luminor, the leader, wanted to bring his people (a dying breed) into the “modern” world. He wanted peace with the humans and to live among them. More importantly he wanted to find a way for and his people to make a difference. That’s my kind of hero.
• When the story begins, Fralii the heroine, is 15. She acts just like what she is, a spoiled only child of a widower. Her personality doesn’t change much through the entire book, even as she ages. She wants what she wants when she wants it. At first, honestly, I was a little put off by that. However, as the story progressed I realized that even though she was a little spoiled by the men her life, she was also giving, caring and charitable toward others. I really learned to like her.
• There are several different antagonists in the story; from Luminor’s father (who doesn’t want the life his people live to change), to a dragon, and a murderous general. This keeps the story going with purpose and it never really lags.
Here’s what I did not like:
It really is a good story and worth the couple of days I spent reading it. I would recommend it to anyone.
So the book started off very strong. It talked about an ancient race, the Gaians, and that was very interesting for me. I wanted to know about the race. I wanted to know about their history and about their origins.
The book talks a lot about Luminor and how his life changes after he meets someone. And how he takes steps towards his destiny. It was heartening to read about how Luminor’s life changes. Love changes everything and this book was testimony to that.
Reading about the Alliance that Luminor pursued was very interesting. It laid bare politics that happened in general administration and I wondered why people thought in petty ways.
It was quite impressive reading about Luminor taking control over his Supreme Power. That made good reading.
I wonder what more the Chronicles will have. This book gave me closure for Luminor’s story. It remains to be seen what more will come ahead.