Sixteen year old Maya Rao never wanted to wield FIRE. Gods and Demons were never part of her plan. She didn't even believe. Being normal was all she wanted.
But escaping her destiny is not an option. For she is The Hand of Kali. She is the wielder of FIRE, BLOOD & TIME- the three powers of the Dark Goddess. And she must learn to be the warrior that Kali needs.
ABOUT THE NOVEL:
Series: The FIRE trilogy – the Hand of Kali Series
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Publication Date: August 2013
Format: Paperback, E-Book
Publisher: Infinite Ink
Fear spun Maya around on stricken feet. To defend her back perhaps. She just felt less vulnerable facing her attacker, where she could see his next move. He barreled straight at her. And for all her training in martial arts, she did the one thing her dad always said never to do. She ducked her head and hid her face with her hands. Hands out, as if she could fend off this vicious attacker merely with the soft skin of her palms.
Maya felt the heat before she saw it.
Byron was on fire. A living column of shimmering orange flames. She couldn't breathe. Was afraid to breathe. How did that happen? She glanced around the bathroom as panic filled her veins, her fear taking on a whole new level of hysteria. She had to put the fire out.
She turned to the faucet to fill her hands with water. And froze. In the mirror she saw the burning reflection of Byron disappear. Byron was there one moment and gone the next. Only a few burnt shards of fabric left to say he was ever there. But she remembered the last thing she'd seen before Byron became nothing: brilliant blue eyes turning a frighteningly blood-red.
And Seth, holding the doorknob, staring at the empty space on the floor behind her.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognise that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Poetry was my first foray into the art of the written word. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse but this part of my personality is impossible to practise given I have two teenage daughters, who are actually my friends, my tea-makers, my confidantes… I am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It’s a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each other's loves – it works wonderfully…
My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour. My love for Ma Afrika will never fade. The other half of me has been transplanted to the Land of the Long White Cloud. The land of the Taniwha, beautiful Maraes, and volcanoes. The land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands – I shall forever remain cross-eyed.
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A world of it's own! Tee has three different series going that I am following including this one. I marvel at how easy she makes it seem to keep coming up with new and unique ideas. This book was without a doubt fantastically intriguing.
When I was in school my favorite part of history class was when we briefly studied world religions. I was the only student who had a perfect test score. I loved learning about the many different religions and this book brings those feelings back to me. Tee brings to life the world of India's religion. While reading Fire, I was truly in my glory. This book was very promising. It was a tad slow in a few spots but that pace was needed to give us more insight into the religion. I am already very addicted. :-)
As usual with Tee's books, I really liked the characters too. :-)
Okay, you're right. I liked it all!
Do yourself a favor and give Fire a try. She is super talented and her books have a way of drawing you in and leaving you turning page after page only to be eagerly awaiting the next book at the end.
If you enjoy Mythology and religion you need to read this one.
I received an ARC copy of Fire from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. Thank you Tee! Awesome job. I think I may even like this series better than your DarkWorld series. Considering that series features shifters, that's really saying something. :D
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