One world of magic. One world of reason. Two lives intertwined in connection mistaken for a dream.
By day, Kyrus Hinterdale lives the mundane life of a scribe. By night, he lives out the adventures of Brannis Solaran, a failed sorcerer turned knight. When Brannis leads his battalion into the forest on a routine scouting mission, they are overwhelmed by a goblin force. While leading the survivors to regroup and prepare the empire for the inevitable war, Brannis struggles to understand why a scribe from his own dreams, suddenly seems to be able to perform the magic he never could.
As the two discover the reality of their connection, their comfortable lives begin to unravel. Now they have to share knowledge between worlds to stay a step ahead of the mysteries piling up. Who is behind the unprovoked goblin attacks? How will a world dominated by reason react to the presence of magic? Who is the quiet stranger in the woods who refuses to give his name? And who might be playing a deadly game, with pawns in both worlds?
Praise for Firehurler
"If you read only one fantasy this year, make it this one!" - Theresa Snyder
"Original Concept, Perfectly Executed!" - Richi from Two Reads
"Intricately detailed, awesome read" - Mel Chesley from Caldonia Lass
"It is quite astonishing that author J.S. Morin can craft not only one breathtakingly vivid fantasy world, but two." - The Book Brothers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have to say that this book really caught me off guard in a good way. This is some serious, classic fantasy. This is sword and sorcery, high fantasy, epic, hard fantasy, you name it. Don't let the size of the book put you off, it is long, yes. However, this is a world that needs some time to be built in the reader's eye and with good reason and fabulous end results. Kyrus is just an ordinary man making a living at something he's good at. He never suspects that his dreams might actually be real somewhere else. Brannis is your literal Knight in shining armor kind of guy and even though he's surrounded by magic on a daily basis and should be able to practice it, he simply thinks his dreams are showing him what life could have been like. There is so much detail I could get into, but I did love this book. Fantasy will always be my first love. But I do have to say this: the book had a bit of a slow start, but it's worth it. It wasn't mind numbingly boring, it just built the details you needed to know through the characters and dialogue. Once things got rolling, very hard to put it down. I know lots of people out there who will look at the cover of a book and might be tempted to bypass this one because of the simplicity, but don't! The intricate tale told within will have you ignoring that in no time.
I read it twice to get all the details. The reader begins to care about the characters as the background about them unfolds as the story progresses. The slow release of character traits makes them seem real and likable (or hate-able). The maps allow the reader better visualize the worlds that J.S. Morin has created. The book is very well written and the story flows smoothly from chapter to chapter. The concept of of being able to interact between two worlds is intriguing.