Image of Child of Fire: A Twenty Palaces Novel


Image of Child of Fire: A Twenty Palaces Novel

Connolly delivers the goods with this gripping magical thriller. It's a terrific read with many frightening supernatural events. The first-person narration allows a glimpse into the protagonist's head and makes him more real as the ingenious plot takes twists that keep the suspense going.

Annalise Powliss is a sorcerer and a member of the Twenty Palace Society, a group devoted to hunting down and executing rogue magicians. Ray Lilly, her driver, knows a little magic, but it's his boss who has the real power.

When a mission goes bad and Annalise is injured, Ray must complete the job on his own. That means he must stop a rogue sorcerer who is sacrificing children and find the source of the inhuman power fueling the magic.

(DEL REY, Oct., 368 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Gail Pruszkowski