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John Forrester

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John Forrester is the author of Theft of Dragons and Lord of Dragons, of the Princes of Naverstrom epic fantasy series. He is also the author of Fire Mage, Sun Mage, Shadow Mage, Dragon Mage, and Death Mage from the Blacklight Chronicles fantasy series. Today over 90,000 copies of his books have been sold worldwide. A few of his inspirations include the Harry Potter series, Catcher and the Rye, Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings, The Golden Compass Series, and The Name of the Wind. As for favorite writers, he stands in awe, to humbly learn and admire, writers including Hemingway, Steinbeck, Dostoyevsky, Nabokov, Checkhov, Tolstoy, Salinger, Golding, Fitzgerald, George Orwell, Somerset Maugham, Cormac ...more

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John Forrester Jeannine, thanks for the note. I do plan on writing more books in the series. Right now I am working on another book, but will work on the 3rd book in…moreJeannine, thanks for the note. I do plan on writing more books in the series. Right now I am working on another book, but will work on the 3rd book in the Theft of Dragons series later. Hope you've enjoyed the series!(less)
John Forrester Christine - so glad to hear you enjoyed the series! I just released the 6th book in the series, Death Mage - hope you enjoy it! …moreChristine - so glad to hear you enjoyed the series! I just released the 6th book in the series, Death Mage - hope you enjoy it! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019...(less)
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“illuminated the canopy trees in a blaze of blinding”
John Forrester, Fire Mage

“spoken after Talis had displayed the fruits of his last hunt, “It’s just a pheasant, boy. Your brother hunted big game when he was twelve.” He clenched his jaw, still feeling humiliated”
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“spilling from his eyes. Cassis screamed, panting, and flapped her fingers wildly, like she was trying to cool down. Her face glowed red like molten embers.  “Water…water,” she gasped, and glanced around. The scintillating luminescence of fire raged inside her body. Talis shielded his eyes from the intensity of light pouring from her body. Another sorcerer flew to them, as if drawn by the attack, and scowled at Talis. Cassis lifted her hands at the sorcerer, as if in a grave struggle against the hand of death itself. The sorcerer curled his fingers, aiming at him, and prepared to strike.  “No, Cassis, stop!”  Rikar ran in a hobble towards her, and in a brief glance at his face, Talis could see love and fury and a terrific sadness. Despite the shouts of warning, Cassis released an enormous fireball at the enemy, vaporizing him in an instant. But she couldn’t contain the power. It burned too strong inside. The light rose to a frenzied brilliance as many apprentices around her started running away.  Her neck dropped. Her flaming, brilliant body exploded in a powerful wave, burning chunks of fire and flesh searing everywhere around her. Those fleeing nearby were cut down by the blast. Some were knocked against the stone walls. Some were blasted over the edge and plummeted helplessly to the ground far below. The ones refusing to leave her side were incinerated where they stood. Talis felt his stomach twist and flip around, and he vomited, coughing, choking on his own bile.  Gasping for air, for life, he tried to expel the image from his mind. A primal fear burrowed its way inside. What had just happened? Was this the terror of magic? He still felt the fire burning inside his body. Why would he risk his life and the lives of his friends? The power roared so strong. Could he ever learn to contain it? Or would he find a fate like that of Cassis? Rikar balled up his fists and pounded the ground, sobbing. Nikulo came over and tried to comfort him, but Rikar just pulled away and curled up. A lightning bolt shattered a nearby tower, jolting them to attention.”
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“His voice rose under the black smoke before the burning wreckage of the island; and infected by that emotion, the other little boys began to shake and sob too. And in the middle of them, with filthy body, matted hair, and unwiped nose, Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of mans heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.”
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Pamela Hey John...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


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John Forrester Thanks as well! Love your blog. Looks really cool. I saw that you review books, if you are interested in fantasy (MG - Teen), I'd be happy to send my book over to you for a look. Let me know!


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Carly Hey John, Thanks for the friendship :)


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