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Child of Fire by Harry Connolly
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Feb 06, 2012

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bookshelves: recommendedbyothers, series_dropped_permanently
Read from February 06 to 11, 2012

Ray Lilly is a convicted felon who rides into Hammer Bay town with his "boss" Annalise who is a part of a group of sorcerers known as the Twenty Palaces. They are charged with hunting down people who use magic and any otherworldly creatures that they may come across.

Started reading this book with high expectations considering all the comparisons to Jim Butcher. I will be frank to state that the first book definitely did not meet up to the expectations.

At the same time, I did find some instances where I was completely hooked to the book and was riveted to know what would happen next. Really liked the author's writing style with some humor combined in there. What I did not like was the overall predictability and ****spoiler alert**** the big fiery eye at the end ****spoiler alert ends****

Having said that the book is not irredeemably bad. I liked the characterizations of Ray Lilly and Annalise especially.

Another series that I will put on hold until I get my TBR pile under control.

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