Saturday, June 5, 2010

Souls of the Fire Dragon - John Wrieden

Publisher:  New Generation Publishing, 2010
Pages:  372 pages
Genre:  Dystopian Fantasy

This was a fun book to read.  I thought of a friend I lost this last year and how much he would have enjoyed this book.  The Souls of the Fire Dragon is a mixture of a dystopian and fantasy story.  We start out in a futuristic world where the government is run by the Patrician.  He has outlawed all magic, eventhough he himself posesses the ability to do magic.  He sets up "The Watchmen" which are nothing more than henchmen that do his ever, evil bidding.  The man character Akea is a dissatisfied computer programmer.  He wants to help his people but doesn't know how.  He goes to bed one night and wakes up in an alley being urged by a young girl to follow her.  She takes him to her uncle and when they shake hands her uncle realizes that Akea is actually a magician.  They travel across the border in search of a magician who can help him regain his memories, and most importantly train him to use his magic.  Akea meets up with a dragon and the two become married as they each have the ability to take the other's form.  They set out to free the people fromt he Patrician.  All of this is accomplished with the help of Fate and Chance.  I thought the use of "the gods" was very creative.  I quite enjoyed this book

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a book for me--thanks for the review!