The Eighth Fire

The Eighth Fire

by Gene Curtis

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Overview

This is a continuation of the first book in the series where the hero, Mark Young, has pretty much come to terms with being treated as an adult. The line between right and wrong, good and evil is a bit less clear and the challenges come from choice rather than the situation.
Some readers may think this story similar to Harry Potter too, but that thinking is stretching it a bit unless you think all schools of magi c are Hogwarts with another name. Besides, Harry never was very good with a sword.
The notion of Magi is based on the Wise Men that bore gifts to the Christ Child. They represent the practitioners of the Zoroastrian religion of which there are many myths and legends about their deeds involving astrology, astronomy, healing, charity and knowledge of the spiritual world. The Magi of this series are derived from those Magi plus the swordsmanship, garb, horsemanship and other aspects of the Magi from the movies The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. Their religious views are influenced by Old Testament Judaism, without the blood sacrifices, which produces a character type not often seen in fantasy fiction: the warrior monk/cleric.
The entire series is based on the question: What if it were possible to learn the powers of all the Biblical prophets; what would that school be like?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940033087709
Publisher: Gene Curtis
Publication date: 11/12/2011
Series: Chronicles of a Magi , #2
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 275,539
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Gene Curtis is the director of the Writers Studio (Southern Virginia) and editor of Sweetbay Review, an annual anthology of Virginia Writers. He previously sat on the board of directors for Convergence Art Guild.

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The Eighth Fire: Chronicles of a Magi 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. I can't wait to read the third book. First however I am going to read abbout NaOmi. I'm very curious about her story. Then on to book #3. Anyone who enjoys a good well done series of sci-fi should enjoy these books. Whatever your age. Sanna7125
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this. Better than the first.. The characters are fun and you really want to root fir them. Can't wait for book 3
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I read the first book and it was awsomd i couldnt find out what the 2nd book was thiugh this is it it goes 7 8 9 for 1 2 3
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Almost exactly like Harry Potter only difference is that HP is more skillfully written and is more AWESOME!!! C-------{:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::> SWORD OF GRYFINDOR
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is reminiscent of harry potter type fantasy but with better morals, I highly recommend it . 
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Great book
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#Is that the TARDIS on the cover? Love it even more now.
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This is the sequel to The Seventh Mountain by the same author. I believe the action was better in the first book. It does separate the characters and shows the talent each one has apart from Mark. It seems Mark has a couple of interested young ladies thinking of him too. There's also a surprising revelation concerning Mark's mother. It's off to the third book The Cave of Nine Bears.
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It was auh-mazing :) Please, please, please come out with the next book soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good read for any age if you let your imagination roam.
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I just finished the first one and I am looking forward to this one. I think it will be just as good or better! As I have not yet read the book, I have elected to leave the stars at the lowest rate until I have concluded how good this book is. I enjoyed Mark's and his friends' adventures in the previous book and hope the author will continue to provide an interesting read.