Review: Child of Fire by Harry Connolly

I finally finished reading Harry Connolly’s Child of Fire (I’m a slow reader and I’ve had a lot going on with my own book), and I can definitely see why Publisher’s Weekly named it one of the best books of 2009. This story grabs you by the throat on page one and doesn’t let up for a second. The characters and setting are rich, the story is suspenseful and exciting, and the Twenty Palaces world Harry has created is fascinating and mysterious. I can’t compare it to the Dresden books like a lot of people have since my entire Dresden experience is limited to one episode of the short-lived series on Sci Fi, but I can’t imagine a similar series being much better than this. I will, without a doubt, be picking up this entire series. In fact, I almost wish I didn’t read the first chapter preview of the next book at the end of this one, because I feel like I just watched a cliffhanger season finale of my favorite TV show and now I have to wait for next season.

~ by christophervalin on November 21, 2009.

3 Responses to “Review: Child of Fire by Harry Connolly”

  1. Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. I love the Dresden Files books (also liked the series). I have this book on my audiobook/ebook wishlist 🙂

  3. […] 3) Chris Valin at Wax Tadpole liked it a lot: “This story grabs you by the throat on page one and doesn’t let up for a second.” […]

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