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3.75  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Meet Kara Hartman, a young painter living and working in D.C. She would love to let you believe she is just an ordinary young woman with a dream of sharing her art with the world. But she is hiding an astonishing secret: Kara can wield magic, the most powerful force in the universe. Traumatized by the loss of her brother, she wants nothing more to do with magic. But when ...more
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Christian Cura’s DREAMS OF FIRE is a steadily moving tale of one woman who has forsaken her magic after tragedy struck long ago. Making a living as a successful artist, she finds romance with a woman she met by chance, a world that accepts her and a measure of peace of mind. But her peace will soon be shattered when her past comes back to haunt her, threatening all that she holds dear.

Prepared for some violence, romance and the struggles one woman will endure as she comes face to face with the
Nov 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Dream of Fire is a contemporary urban fantasy novel featuring a bit of romance and a fight to win the battle of magic and evil beasts. Kara is a young painter who has moved to Washington DC to establish herself in the scene. Several past events have made her hesitant to use her powers even though her training has made her an adept user of the arts. Yet, an attack at a party forces her to expose her talents… and meet a demon-hunter in the process. This sparks a budding romance and a pull for Kara ...more
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Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a somewhat emotional tale (for me) of one person giving up an integral part of who they are after tragedy. Kara, an artist in DC, is forced to expose her powers, which inadvertently puts her in the path of romance with a demon hunter and a war filled future. The author sets up this new world in detail. There were times that this attention to detail worked against the story. The author does a great job of developing the characters and keeping the story moving despite having a a dual ...more
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A complete page-turner; I could not put this book down! You follow this story from multiple perspectives, allowing you to grasp not only all parts of the tale Cura has woven but also to truly understand what it’s like to live in a world with Mystics. Dreams of Fire lacks the one-sided animosity that most urban fantasy sew into the baseline of their worlds and has instead created a fictional world that lives in a realistic harmony between Mystics and normals.
I hope to read more from Christian
Dec 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal, magic
Kara is a painter. Anyone who meets her thinks she is just that. In reality, she has magic. She went to the renown Academy to train. Then something horrible happened, that turned her away from magic. She never even use it, until a party one day, when she tried to help a girl fighting demons. She did more bad than good, but it was a great meet-cute. :) It all seems well, but then the past comes back to haunt her.

I love magic in the book, especially the way it fits into the world created. I like
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The book is very well written by the author. It has many twist and turn. I liked the idea of the book as I usually don't read this type of the epic tale. There were few chapters that were having a repetition of ideas. I liked the strongest character of the book Kara. This is a good read. I would like to give 4/5 stars.
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