Korin is a slave—beaten and abused, but never broken. Every day she watches the soldiers of the Imperial Army practice and wishes she were one of them. One day, her slave supervisor attempts to blame her for the catastrophic loss of the army’s herd. In the resulting dispute, she accidentally kills him and flees to the army camp, where she is mistaken for a minor officer.
Thus begins Korin’s journey in the land of free men. She doesn’t ever want to return to her old life. When crazy Antiochus, a superior officer, takes her in and covers for her, she takes up her duties with a passion. All is threatened when a fellow slave recognizes and reports her. Will they call her bluff and engage in a sword duel meant to uncover her real identity? Worse yet, the last of the pureblooded demons, Vorak, has taken an intense interest in her. He suspects, like the others, that there is more to Korin than meets the eyes.
Could Korin’s uncanny strength and affinity for the night have a more sinister meaning than she realized? Could she be a demon? Korin must discover the meaning of her strange powers before she gets caught up in something she can’t control.
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Reviewed by Crystal Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book Daughter of Fire was nothing that I thought it would be. It was different but not in a bad way. Korin is a woman that can take up for herself. She doesn’t realize that she can until she knows that her life is really in danger. She does the best that she can in the circumstances. Posing as a man to save her life. I just want to say that she really doesn’t know that she has any powers and it isn’t known to us in this book if she has any or not. I felt that the book doesn’t go along with the blurb much. She only fights with Vorak, she never meets him. He sees a human and decides to kill her but he is the one that’s surprised when she gets the best of him. You really don’t know what’s going on. The storyline is pretty good. Some times it just seems to run on. I’m hoping that in the next book that some light is finally shining down on us and we find out what’s going on. Sometimes I wonder if Antiochus is insane or just acts that way. Korin gets a long with him because I believe that their personalities are about the same. Korin tries a little too hard sometimes. All I can say is that any person would probably snap if they have been beaten and put down their whole life. Maybe she has powers and maybe she doesn’t. The story has some funny parts in it that made me laugh. I kept up with the story pretty good. So here’s hoping that the next book becomes more entertaining and helps us find out what’s really going on. I want a little more excitement.