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Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Kindling of Greenfyr

The Kindling of GreenFyr
by Mark Freeman

Description from Amazon.com:

The Kindling of GreenFyr is the story of Owen McInish, an awkward fourteen-year-old bullied at school and friendless except for his pet cat, Piper. That is until a snow leopard is chased through the woods behind his house by three huge gray dogs with glowing green eyes. Owen saves the leopard from her pursuers, but the animal escapes him as well, only to return later. The cat’s behavior is peculiar, nothing like a wild animal, making Owen even more curious as to its origin. Eventually, the cat allows Owen to pet her. Owen finds himself experiencing friendships as he has never before. Adventures as he has never imagined. And political intrigue as two worlds, long separated, begin to collide.

The world created in this book is spectacular, with all the fantasy elements you could ever want. The vile creatures of darkness, a deadly beautiful woman, dwarves, elves, trolls both good and bad, shapeshifters, and adventure to keep the reader wanting more. Mark describes the world so beautifully that you want it to exist outside of the book.

Is it sad that the only complaint I have is that I wanted more evilness? I loved the descriptions of Lilith, a beautiful deadly woman who used others to create chaos and pain to the world. I think every time she had a chapter, I stopped and sighed dramatically. Don't judge me for my love of evil characters, please - but I just felt intrigued by her and wanting more.

Of course, I'm sure she will be more prominent as the series continues on and she leaves her home to create more evilness in the world.

What else can I say about this book? Hm... it's fantasy - yep, love fantasy. It's a bit thick, but it forces you NOT to complain that it wasn't long enough... Oh and my biggest complaint is ... where is the next book Mark? I think he may have to send me his work in progress. I'd settle for snippets of it though.

So, 5/5 Roses

Speaking of Mark, I'm hoping to have a guest post/interview up in the next week or so. So, look forward to that.


I read this book for the 1 ARC Tours.

(Therefore, not in the pot for the August Comment Contest.)

22 comments:

  1. That sounds good. The cover is awful. I never would have guessed magic.

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  2. Looks good! Too bad I missed that tour. Just wanted to let you know you won an award: http://thebookscout.blogspot.com/2009/08/awards.html

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  3. I agree the cover is awful. The book sounds good though.

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  4. Oh! I didn't even realize it was fantasy. I thought it was simply an animal book, and thus, was not interested. I'm a fan of evil characters too- they're just usually more interesting to read about than boring good guys. :P Great review!

    - Alex

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  5. Thanks, Kristen!

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  6. I agree I'm not a big fan of the cover either...but the content sounds good.

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  7. It sounds really lovely. I like to read about friendships between animals and people.

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  8. The first time I heard about this was through the 1 ARC tours. It does sound interesting. Is it told from Owen's viewpoint? I've been trying to read more books with male MCs. Thanks for the review!

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  9. I only heard about this book the other day but now that I have read your review I think I might just have to pick up a copy. Great review!

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  10. Hi Folks.

    The 1st 50 pages are available online free for download. No sense buying the book unless it really grabs you!

    www.greenfyr.com

    Thanks!
    Mark

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  11. The author recently sent me a copy of this to review too. I haven't picked it up yet. The size of the book scares me....

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  12. Reading the product description I wouldn't have picked up the book, but your review sounds great. I might look into it!

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  13. For some reason when I first began reading the description I was thinking 'oh so like Cheetah sort of?' and reading your review I have to rescind that thought. It really isn't much of a cover sadly :(

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  14. This book sounds really interesting, and the reviews that I've seen have been really good.

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  15. I was able to get in on the 1 Arc Tour for this book too - can't wait to read it! Thanks for the review :)

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  16. Hate the cover but it sounds really good. Fantasy rocks.

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  17. I love the cover on this one. Plus it sounds so good.

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  18. I'm really glad you liked this one. I wish it were in the contest.

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  19. I love the One ARC Tour. Saves me money too, because if I don't like a book then I haven't spent money on buying it. Overall good idea.

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  20. Your teaser was also great for that book, does the cover really fit the story? I'm mean it's kinda out of place.

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  21. I just saw this on another blog and I really want to read it. Great review.

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