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Review: 133. Child of Fire by Harry Connolly...

November 2, 2010
Author Harry Connolly recently approached me about reviewing his new offering, Game of Cages. And since that's book #2 in his Twenty Palaces series, I decided to get my hands on a copy of the first one, and here we are.

child of fireTitle: Child of Fire (Twenty Palaces #1)
Author: Harry Connolly
ISBN-13: 9780345508898
Paperback: 343 pages
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group, 2009
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Source: Waukesha Public Library

drey's thoughts:
Child of Fire is a very fast-paced read about a guy who gets hauled out of jail to help out on a mission that's strictly need-to-know.

The plot isn't too complicated--there's something going on in the little town of Hammer Bay, and Ray is volunteered to tag along to find out what it is. Unfortunately for Ray, investigations aren't his "thing" and he ends up rousing a hornets' nest of trouble, which brings up more questions about the residents of Hammer Bay. And his "boss" Annalise, isn't too enthused about letting him in on what she's looking for, or why. Then again, why would she? In Annalise's eyes, he should cease to exist, and she's 100% willing to help him get there.

The story gets a tad violent, but what else would you expect from hanging out with power-hungry cops, gangs, and money-grabbing fools? Then again, Ray himself ain't no saint... But he'll still get you rooting for him to save those he can, and get out alive...

Child of Fire is a pretty good first offering from Harry Connelly, and I'll be finding out how Ray fares in the next installment, Game of Cages.

drey's rating: 3/5 Good

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