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Sacred Fire

by Chris Pierson
Kingpriest Trilogy, Volume 3

Reviews of 'Sacred Fire'

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Reviewer: Cassandra Jacobs

Rating: Stars

The culmination of the story that began with Chosen of the Gods, and continued in Divine Hammer, Sacred Fire is the best of the three, if a book can get any better.

The Kingpriest is at the height of his power. He is also seeing evil in everyone around him... the worshippers of neutrality, the mages, his subjects, even in people who worship different incarnations of the gods of good. The balance of the world no longer rests on the head of a pin... it has toppled, with genocide, hatred, pride, arrogance, and greed driving the forces of good.

And it's in the hands of the Lightbringer to make it right.

If you're at all familiar with the world of Dragonlance, you know what happens. The Kingpriest demands in arrogance from Paladine what Huma asked for in humility. The balance is too far over, and in anger and sorrow, Paladine crushes Istar, the glory of Krynn, into nothing. This line from the end of the book gave me shivers.

It's refreshing to see this quality of writing come out for Dragonlance. The writing is well done, quick witted, intelligent, intriguing, and keeps the reader fascinated. The writing is also far more mature than most Dragonlance books... Pierson writes a mature story, which also tends to be quite graphic in its violence. But it really drove home the point of how the Istarian rule was degenerating.

Read this series. I don't care if you're not into fantasy or Dragonlance. Read it. The messages in it are fascinating and can be attributed to our own society and way of life.

Review made March 23rd, 2004.

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