Fantasia Reviews Fire Mage Reborn

Fire Mage Reborn by John Forrester
Published 12/26/2016
Ages 10+

“Fire Mage Reborn includes Fire Mage and Sun Mage as one complete book.

For centuries, mages perfected magic at the Order of the Dawn. Mastery over fire, wind, and storm. They live in the last free city in a world plagued by dark sorcerers. Talis Storm and friend Mara discover a terrible secret: the Jiserian Empire has targeted their city for attack. An army of undead soldiers. Flying necromancers. None have ever survived. 
When a surprise aerial invasion hits the Order’s temple, Talis casts fire magic for the first time, but his spell is wild. Sorcerers try to capture Talis and Mara and they flee into the temple crypts. Awoken from an ancient rest, a fallen champion slays the sorcerers and gives Talis a legendary map. The map leads them on a quest to discover the lost temple of the sun.To save his city, Talis must discover the power of magic locked away inside the ancient temple and become a true fire mage.” – From Amazon


The Review:

51spdlhio-l-_sx331_bo1204203200_Fire Mage Reborn is actually two older books published by Mister Forrester combined into one. As far as stories go, it could have been better. While the pacing was passable, the characters never felt real to us, it was as if they had been chiseled from stone, unchanging and cold. The whole adventure was rather generic as modern epic fantasies go, and that banality lead to it not having anything to show of its own. It tries so hard for a wide appeal that it never really felt like it hit the mark at all.

The Rating: C-

Fire Mage Reborn is a puerile attempt at a novel, and while we do not doubt that Mister Forrester has the ability to improve, this book has the hallmarks of mediocrity. The world is underdeveloped, the characters rather flat, and while the story is decent, it lacks the originality we would like to see.

Do you want to read Fire Mage Reborn (Blacklight Chronicles) (Volume 1)? You can find it on Amazon.