Book Review: The Fire’s Stone by Tanya Huff (Three Stars)


Book Review: The Fire’s Stone by Tanya Huff

(Three Stars)

“It’s the middle of the night and we’re in the middle of nowhere, thanks to you, so where am I supposed to get wine?” “I don’t know. You’re a wizard. Make some.” “It doesn’t work like that.”

Slows start; too much back story. The story only begins to move a third of the way through. Good trio of protagonists, especially when they antagonize each other. The wizard rocks.

“Soul-linked. He snorted as he pushed open the outer door of his apartment, And all I wanted was a friend.”

Shifting first-person points of view. Reader must pay close attention to follow whose head they are in.

“Anymore long, soulful, silent looks between those two and she was going to bash their heads together.”

Boy romance poorly integrated. No, there’ no gay porn, or any kind of porn. Lots of innuendo and sighing. So much better; the ambiguity builds both tension and teamwork. A little more ambiguity on the identity and motives of the villains would have improved the telling.

“You can’t be given a place, you have to make one for yourself.”