Children of Fire [NOOK Book]

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Drew Karpyshyn has made his mark with imaginative, action-packed work on several acclaimed videogames, including Mass Effect and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, as well as in a succession of New York Times bestselling tie-in novels. Now Karpyshyn introduces a brilliantly innovative epic fantasy of perilous quests, tormented heroes, and darkest sorcery—a thrilling adventure that vaults him into the company of such authors as Terry ...
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Overview

Drew Karpyshyn has made his mark with imaginative, action-packed work on several acclaimed videogames, including Mass Effect and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, as well as in a succession of New York Times bestselling tie-in novels. Now Karpyshyn introduces a brilliantly innovative epic fantasy of perilous quests, tormented heroes, and darkest sorcery—a thrilling adventure that vaults him into the company of such authors as Terry Goodkind, Brandon Sanderson, and Peter V. Brett.
 
Long ago the gods chose a great hero to act as their agent in the mortal world and to stand against the demonic spawn of Chaos. The gods gifted their champion, Daemron, with three magical Talismans: a sword, a ring, and a crown. But the awesome power at his command corrupted Daemron, turning him from savior to destroyer. Filled with pride, he dared to challenge the gods themselves. Siding with the Chaos spawn, Daemron waged a titanic battle against the Immortals. In the end, Daemron was defeated, the Talismans were lost, and Chaos was sealed off behind the Legacy—a magical barrier the gods sacrificed themselves to create.
 
Now the Legacy is fading. On the other side, the banished Daemron stirs. And across the scattered corners of the land, four children are born of suffering and strife, each touched by one aspect of Daemron himself—wizard, warrior, prophet, king.
 
Bound by a connection deeper than blood, the Children of Fire will either restore the Legacy or bring it crashing down, freeing Daemron to wreak his vengeance upon the mortal world.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Drew Karpyshyn's The Scorched Earth.

Praise for Children of Fire
 
“This intricately layered adventure breathes realism and overshadowing menace into ancient mythic archetypes, exposing the pain and wonder inherent in magic and the mingled hope and cynicism of modern fantasy.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“A rousing quest fantasy . . . a fast-paced action-packed good and evil thriller.”SF Revu

“From the first page of Children of Fire, Karpyshyn captures the reader’s attention with his excellent, intricate storyline.”RT Book Reviews
 
Children of Fire stands on its own as a thoroughly entertaining tale. The book strikes a perfect balance between character driven storytelling and rich world building.”Roqoo Depot
 
“[Karpyshyn] is truly a master of world building. . . . I would recommend this title to any fan of the genre.”Among the Wreckage
 
“Compulsively readable, wildly entertaining.”A Girl, A Boy and A Blog
 
Children of Fire is engrossing, and full of characters that are modern. . . . I thoroughly enjoyed Children of Fire and look forward for the next two books.”FANgirl Blog

“Drew Karpyshyn weaves a rich, contrasting tapestry of epic story and doom. Gripping and compelling from first page to last, Children of Fire is a dark-chocolate fantasy; delightfully biting and delectable at once. Four ill-fated children born under a sign of chaos and flame carried me on a journey into an intriguing world of shadowy wonder. It is a spellbinding epic told with masterful craft. Well done, Drew!”—Tracy Hickman, New York Times bestselling co-author of the Dragonlance and Death Gate series
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Slayer has had plenty of time to plan his escape. The one-time champion of the Old Gods, appointed to stand against the demonic spawn of Chaos, was himself raised to immortality by the power of their talismans. However, he was corrupted by his power. For the past several centuries, Slayer has been imprisoned behind a magical barrier known as the Legacy. But the Old Gods were drained beyond recovery by their creation of the Legacy, and the Legacy itself is weakening. Slayer's plan is to send his seed across the barrier to create a child of Chaos in the mortal world—a child destined to tear down the Legacy. But even a god's plan can be flawed: the seed splits as it crosses the Legacy, and not one but four children of fire are born, each an heir to one aspect of Slayer: prophet, wizard, warrior, and king. VERDICT Karpyshyn, the author of several novels in the "Star Wars: The Old Republic" and "Star Wars: Darth Bane" series, weaves a compelling tale with complex characters. This first series volume has all of the elements of a great new epic fantasy. The reader is left not knowing where the story will end up but definitely wanting to be along for the ride. Recommended for all lovers of epic fantasy.—William Baer, Georgia Inst. of Technology Lib., Atlanta
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345546760
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/27/2013
  • Series: Chaos Born
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 29,277
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Drew Karpyshyn
Drew Karpyshyn is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The Old Republic novels: Revan and Annihilation, as well as the Star Wars: Darth Bane trilogy: Path of Destruction, Rule of Two, and Dynasty of Evil. He also wrote the acclaimed Mass Effect series of novels and worked as a writer/designer on numerous award-winning videogames. After spending most of his life in Canada, he finally grew tired of the long, cold winters and headed south in search of a climate more conducive to year-round golf. Drew Karpyshyn now lives in Texas with his wife, Jennifer, and their cat.

From the Hardcover edition.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    ???

    What's up with people writing these random comments? 5 stars each. Did they even read the book. Go to a chat room, jerks! I've only read the sample so far in this book, but its seems good enoigh to buy. I'll write another review when I'm finished.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    Drew has once again done it. He conquered sci-fi with Mass Effec

    Drew has once again done it. He conquered sci-fi with Mass Effect and his work on Star wars. ( You should check those two if you haven'talready). Now he sets his eyes on Fantasy. All I have to say is this is a author who always gives out Grade a 5 star material. Also all he's works even the star wars one's are meant for adults and older teenagers. 

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    Posted October 12, 2013

    Knuckles

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    Posted October 10, 2013

    Zay

    *buys an xbox 720 and a playstation 1*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2013

    Mall/Store

    Shop till you drop!

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