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The Legend of the Firewalker

(The Legend of the Firewalker #1)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  1,616 ratings  ·  117 reviews
A black hooded figure suddenly appeared behind her. She gasped and her brown eyes grew wide. Nathan watched helplessly as a small trickle of blood fell from her mouth.

Other hooded figures appeared; their silver swords clutched upright against their chests. Nathan held tight to her lifeless body while trying to fight back the tears that swelled in his eyes. “No,” he cried.
Paperback, First Edition , 378 pages
Published September 15th 2013 by CreateSpace Publishing Platform
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Anthony Carey
Sep 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read this book over the summer as a beta reader and I really enjoyed it. Nathan is a very likeable character and his sarcastic personality fits in well with his group of friends. I really like the supernatural world Steve has created and you can tell there was a lot of pre-thought and planning going on before writing this story.

The thing that I remembered the most about the book was Steve's writing. I found it very cinematic and had no problem visualizing in my mind what things looked like thr
Nov 08, 2013 rated it did not like it
I think I read a different book than everyone else who has commented because I couldn't even finish this one and I NEVER put a book down, no matter how bad it is, but I just could not bring myself to read one more page.

This book is in serious need of an editor. I'm usually quite patient with editing issues - I easily overlook misspelled words or other punctuation misuse. But after he used "edition" instead of "addition" and because his use of quotes had the main character continually talking out
Brenda Hale
Sep 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
The first chapter drew me in and I was hooked. I was so concerned about Leah and what the heck was happening to her. I wasn't a fan of the protagonist of the story at first (Nathan) because he is so sarcastic and it has been done a lot in YA books. However, as I kept reading Nathan is actually quite funny and says things that I was thinking about certain characters and situations. I love Nathan now and it sounds like he's a hottie along with one of the other supporting characters, Stephen Malick ...more
Sep 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The legend OF The FireWalker is an amazing book,I believe that the story line was well developed,there were alot of great scenes in the chapters, the descriptions in the story gave me good imaginations while reading it, Nathan is one of my favorite characters he always got something going on and full of surprises. This book is full of twist and turns and clues that lead me on to want to know more! When you look at the cover of this book, it is everything you can imagine of what kind of story you ...more
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This story was great! I usually read YA paranormal-romance, but I really liked this story. Even though some of the female characters in the story liked to shop and do "typical" girl things, and what not, they are not weak and I liked that. Lafonda is my favorite and I like that she wants to get right in there with the boys.

The writing style was good and my favorite parts of the book were when Nathan, Lafonda, Malick, Jonathan, Angela, and Alan would just hangout, talk, and tease each other. If
Jenn : Godzilla is King
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review from Lovers of Paranormal.

What can I say? I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I had to stay up late last night bc I simply had to know what happened. Legend of the Firewalkers captured my attention from page 1. All the characters are very interesting but my favorites are: Nathan- who just discovered he has powers and seeing how he developed those powers and the confidence in himself was great. Malick- who at the beginning made me mad but
Jul 31, 2014 rated it did not like it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review (Lovers of Paranormal). I am not one to put a book down unfinished, but I seriously thought about it. Instead, I whipped through it hoping it would get better. It didn't. I read a lot of YA, but this was more for somebody 12 or 13. The juvenile banter, the necrocritters, seemed more suited to middle grades than college students.
Jun 02, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If I could give this negative stars I would. OMG
Steve Bevil
Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
“The dark may have its minions Nathan, but the righteous have their heroes.”

When I think about my favorite line or quote from the book, the quote above is always the first to pop into my head. The quote is from Chapter 17: Heroes and is such a pivotal point in Nathan's journey in the first book.

I love the story and I am so grateful to be able to share it with the world. I've always considered myself first and foremost a storyteller and look forward to sharing Nathan’s story as he continues to c
Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I can't wait to read more from this series! Suspense, twists and turns meets a young man cast into another "world". Nathan's ornery character is a perfect contrast to the dark and formal workings around him. The different characters are so well defined that a book to movie transition would not be difficult. It's a book and series with a wide world to fall into and relate. Moments of intimacy of heart and friendship balanced with skirmishes of adventure.
Seth Winfrey
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is an absolute thriller! Very well put together. I recommend it to anyone. It will rival Harry Potter in my opinion.
Melissa Cinelli
Apr 02, 2017 rated it did not like it
I found this book to read very slowly and is taking all my effort to pick it back up. I can't even bring myself to finish it which is unfortunate because the ideas behind the story itself could have made for a very interesting read and am curious how the events will play out, however the writting itself and the main character are lacking. I found the main character to be quite a downer and whiney with the constant dialogue between himself. That in itself made the book very confusing at most part ...more
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

I really respect writers and the dedication taken to become published.
This book just took too long to get anywhere. Much of the dialogue was underwhelming, and at times just didn't feel believable. Many adjectives didn't make sense for the scenes. There was enough hair flipping to give the girls whiplash. The flow of the writing never fell into place. I think the first half of this book could easily have been written in one or two chapters. By the time the actual story came to life,
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I will be honest, I was afraid that I wouldn’t like this book. I don’t really like the paranormal genre, I hate movies like ‘Paranormal Activity”. However, I read the synopsis of this book, and I really liked it, so I entered the giveaway. I didn’t win, but luckily after a few times, I won the giveaway of this book and I got the chance of reading this amazing book.

The first chapter was brilliant. It immediately took me into the story and I was almost afraid to read on, because it was so thrilli
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The Legend of the Firewalker started out strong, showing us Leah, a girl tormented by horrible nightmares that eventually turned real. After a night from hell, she’s taken to a hospital where she’ll hopefully get the help she needs. Leah is a kind, friendly girl, and she’s easy to relate to. But then the point of view switches to Nathan, a sarcastic, blunt, somewhat dull teenager who was rather disappointing after rea
Dec 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: paranormal
The The Legend of the Firewalker is a paranormal book written ad self-published by Steve Bevil. The plot is centered around a group of teenagers some of whom will discover and use special powers to fight dark and powerful forces. Given the plethora of YA paranormal books being published in the last few years, I did not find this outline particularly original.

The thing that I did not like was the writing style. There is a huge amount of dialogues which break to pieces the plot and the overall fee
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: r2r-challenge
Captivating, Intriguing and Suspenseful

I received this book by the Author and the “Lovers of Paranormal” Group on Goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!

The Legend of the Firewalker by Steve Bevil, is an extremely enthralling story that pulls you in from the very beginning! Leah is ending her freshman year in college, looking forward to a relaxing summer at home after a traumatic year. Nathan is a camp councilor with his best friend, Lafonda, at a su
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
It took me so long to finish this book that, until I turned the last page, I wasn't even sure I'd finish it in the first place.

The story is okay, nothing fancy and nothing too weird either. Some of the characters (there is just too many pointless characters in this, what the hell) were nice to read. I enjoyed Malick, Johnathan, Lafonda, even Nathan sometimes; but like.. what's the point of Alan or Steve? Or Jonas? Or even Leah which technically should be the driving force of the book but disappe
J.C. Cauthon
I could not finish it. I don't know what book these other people are reading that gave it five-stars because it was not this one. The writing seemed very amateurish, at best. The dialogue was one step up from "Hey, man, what's happening?" "Nothing much. What are you up to?" Dialogue is meant to move the story forward and provide the reader with back story and useful filler information--sometimes even foreshadowing. I could have gotten as much joy out of reading an encyclopedia instead of the dia ...more
Amanda Braswell
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
I was very disappointed with this book. It started out ok, but once it got to Nathan it went down hill. He talked to himself way too much and was annoying. I had to re-read parts because they didn't make sense. The writing style was very elementary. The author explained things that didn't need to be explained. I also found it annoying how many times he wrote the colleges name as if we would forget what college he was talking about. And having characters named Lafonda and Ladonda..... really. I u ...more
Cheryl Duval
Feb 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-for-review
I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the “Lovers of Paranormal” Group on and the Author.

I enjoyed this book. There was a lot going on with the plot: Leahs nightmares, the Locket, the Blue Light, the Caves, Nathans abilities, Malick, the mystery blue eyed dog. Even with all that was going on the book was easy to follow. I wasn't sure how all of these things were going to tie in but the author did a great job with this. I still have some unanswered questions wh
Kathi Christman
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book free for my unbiased review

I like this book and do recommend it

It started off grabbing your attention in the beginning with Leah and her nightmare dreams. I did find it a little slower when it focused more ion Nathan and it left you wondering what happened to Leah. but about half way through the book the story picked up and grabs your attention all the way to the end. It definitely left me wanting to read the second book to see what happens to these characters next.
Sónia Tigol
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
The legend Of The FireWalker is an amazing book.
The book was well-written, thrilling and mysterious.
This book is full of twist and turns and clues that lead me on to want to know more!
I recommend it to any teen, adult, or young person looking for a world they can escape to that isn't boring.
I was so bored halfway through, that I thought I might not finiah it!But, Thank goodness it got a bit better and started to make sense.It did have a great story but the author put too much attention into the conversations of the characters in my opinion.
Sep 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great book and awesome storytelling. I recommend it to any teen, adult, or young person looking for a world they can escape to that isn't boring. The writing style is cinematic and combined with the plot/action/characters, it could easily be adapted to a movie.
May 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
This book was hard to get through. In all fairness I think it's giving you a lot of information to set you up for the follow ups. I think the story progresses too slowly. However, I do like the subject matter and I think the next book could be much better if the story moves along faster.
Patricia White
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
I got this book because the description of what it was about was interesting. I tried and I do mean tried to read the whole book. But I just couldn't get into it. No matter how much I read. I wanted to finish but couldn't.

Levent Mollamustafaoglu
Young Adult Fantasy novel which turned out to be very disappointing. Lots of filler material with little value, certainly not in the league of better YA Fantasy books.
Jul 23, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dropped, ya, one-star
The intro was interesting enough if badly written, but got very bad when the story started to pick up.
Apr 06, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Reads like a 13 year old wrote it. Everyone smiled. And the female characters tossed their hair a lot.
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Steve Bevil is the author of the YA urban fantasy/paranormal book series The Legend of the Firewalker. Steve is a native of Chicago, Illinois and has a Master's degree in Communication. He enjoys writing young adult urban fantasy, and cross-genre paranormal stories.

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“Living in this moment, because what you do today is your tomorrow.” 0 likes
“weren’t for Alan’s request for him to pass the ketchup bottle, he would have thought they didn’t realize he was there at all. Erin continued to complain about how Jonathan, for the third time that week, had said he needed to leave the afternoon class early, and that this time, he claimed he needed to go back to Lawrence Hall to talk to LaDonda. Nathan was puzzled to hear this. Even if Jonathan made a mistake and meant that he was meeting LaDonda at Schmidt Hall, he knew that he wasn’t telling the truth because LaDonda was waiting for Nathan in the lobby after they had returned to Lawrence Hall. Malick was waiting with her. She wanted to remind them both about meeting with Argus after dinner to prepare for the evening’s bonfire. Unless LaDonda is skilled at being at two places at once, Jonathan was definitely hiding something. Nathan noticed Jonathan” 0 likes
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