Taming Fire

Taming Fire

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by Aaron Pogue
     
 

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"From all directions, in the darkness, a great terror approaches this world. I mean to fight the terror, Daven, and I would make a weapon of you."

Daven Carrickson grew up as a beggar in the filthy alleys beneath the shadows of the palace. He's the son of a known thief, disgraced and despised. His only real talent is his ability with a sword, and his only real

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"From all directions, in the darkness, a great terror approaches this world. I mean to fight the terror, Daven, and I would make a weapon of you."

Daven Carrickson grew up as a beggar in the filthy alleys beneath the shadows of the palace. He's the son of a known thief, disgraced and despised. His only real talent is his ability with a sword, and his only real chance at finding honor or a home is a desperate dream of joining the King's Guard.

But Daven receives a new future when Master Claighan invites him to study magic at the Academy. The wizard offers to make him into a new kind of soldier: a swordsman equally skilled with forged blades and mystic forces.

Yet when conspiring forces destroy the wizard's plans, Daven finds himself wanted for treason and murder. Hunted by a great black beast of a dragon, caught between the King's Guard and a rebel force led by a rogue wizard, Daven's only hope of surviving is to become more than he's ever dreamed possible.

Taming Fire is the first book in the Dragonprince's Legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936559022
Publisher:
Consortium Books
Publication date:
06/14/2011
Pages:
348
Sales rank:
721,078
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

Aaron Pogue is a husband and a father of two who lives in Oklahoma City, OK. He started writing the high fantasy world of the FirstKing at the age of ten and has written novels, short stories, and videogame storylines set there. He's also explored mainstream thrillers, urban fantasy, and several kinds of science fiction, including the popular sci-ence fiction crime series Ghost Targets which focuses on an elite FBI task force in a world of total universal surveillance.

Aaron is also a Technical Writer with the Federal Aviation Administration. He has a degree in Writing and has been work-ing as a Technical Writer since 2002. He's been a writing profes-sor at the university level, and is currently pursuing a Master of Professional Writing degree at the University of Oklahoma. He also runs a writing advice blog at UnstressedSyllables.com and is a founding artist at ConsortiumOKC.com.

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Taming Fire 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finished the book mostly cause i didnt have anything else to read. Aaron Pogue seems to have have a great story he wants to tell but it comes out feeling half developed. The magic system for instance lacked definition. One never got a feel for what was possible and more importantly what wasnt. Also character developement could use a little work especially in their dialogue. On the other hand the outline/skeleton of the story was great and pacing very good. That is probably why i finished. Even when i felt some particular aspect lacked polish the setting changed and story progressed and i was genuinely interested to find out what happened next.
FiveAlarmBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Although Daven Carrickson is the son of a convicted thief and could be expecting to live a life of shame, he has developed a survivalist attitude and an uncommon gratitude for where he is in life. Daven has been surviving on his own, first as a beggar and then as a shepherd. He is quite satisfied with his position, which includes only room and board, without pay. While Daven holds the unlikely dream of becoming a member of the King's Guard, he has no real hope of becoming anything much more than what he already has become. Daven's life takes a drastic turn and things move along quickly when Daven receives a visit from a mysterious stranger, Master Claighen, who gives Daven an invitation to drop all that Daven knows and follow Claighen to live his life for a calling of higher purpose. Daven is forced to run when he is suspected of treason and murder and his life becomes filled with magic, wizardry, and dragons. He is pursued by numerous enemies and faces a number of obstacles to becoming the young man that he is called to become. Taming Fire is one of those books that comes as a complete surprise for me. While it is not something that I wold normally choose from a bookshelf, I found myself glued to the story. There is a high level of suspense that makes it hard to put down. Aaron Pogue has developed quite a story line. I had to keep reading to discover which of the characters could be trusted and I had to know what was going to happen to Daven. I was pleased with the outcome of the story. I would recommend this book for young adults and up. Fantasy fans will be hooked and will be glad to know that Daven's story continues as Taming Fire is the first book in the Dragonprince Trilogy.
RainyDayReader1 More than 1 year ago
There were several twists and turns, so that you couldn't anticipate what was coming next.  I enjoyed the characters, and it was a great read for a stretch of rainy days.  I will look for the sequel..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The beginning of the book starts off slow. And u think the little punk might lean some manners? But it sets up the second half of the book. Trust me this is a really good book to read. Im on book two starting tonight and will review it once im done. Have fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No filler, no fluff. Just a very good wizards and dragons book. Kudos and thanks to the author! DMB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was well-written, detailed without going overboard and fast paced. I was done reading it in one sitting! Although it is a little over 250 pages, I believe the author made very good use of those pages. I am looking forward to reading the two remaining books in the original series as well as the additional books the author is adding to the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Decent read. Didn't read like the same tired old tale told again. Some innovative plot twists, and it kept me interested until the end.
PatU More than 1 year ago
Love this genre. This novel is great. I'm looking forward to the second one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really liked
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
253 nook pages. A shepard who became a hero. Sounds like most fantasy novels huh? Well this one is different and you will want to read this story to find out
AGoodell More than 1 year ago
I want to start this by saying I personally did not read the book, however my hubs did and loved it. He did mention it wasn't some well written Pulitzer prize masterpiece, but for me to tell him to TURN OFF THE LIGHT instead of the other way around. Then there is some very special about this book. He just couldn't put it down. And well played for posting the first as free, read bk two for what happened next
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loove!
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It's original, keeping me on the edge of my seat, but enjoyable all the same. I will definitely be reading the rest of the series.
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Whats the age limit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little hard to track at first due to difficult names, but once past that it was a gripping read. Looking forward to reading more by this author!
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