A brutal story of power, betrayal, and guilt, Children of Fire sets the table for what looks to be a decent series. It starts simple enough, introducing the main characters one by one through their births. It can be confusing for somebody with a fleeting mind (like me) as so many characters are introduced, but through attrition, manipulation, and of course magic – the characters start to come together. Things get a little easier to follow once most of the “heroes” are together and they follow a single storyline.
The characters aren’t perfect, both inside and out, and the adventure definitely takes its toll on both.
The story is a little slow paced to start but really picks up by the end of the book.
If the first book is any indication, the remainder of the series will be full of twists, turns, and of course brutal violence.