The Fire’s Stone Review
Title: The Fire’s Stone
Author: Tanya Huff
Published: October 1990, Daw Books
Goodreads Description: THIEF, SWORDSMAN, AND WIZARDESS
AARON. Clan Heir, he has fled his people when his beloved was slain by his own father’s command, abandoning his training, duty and beliefs to become a thief. A master of his trade, he now dared the odds in Ischia, city of the volcano, where the price of being caught was death.
DARVISH. Prince of Ischia, third son of a king who had no intention of giving up his throne. The prince was a drunkard, a lover, and a wastrel, yet was gifted with sword skills and with the ability to charm all around him. But not even his charm could free him from the political marriage now being planned.
CHANDRA. Born a princess, she had chosen to become a Wizard of the Nine, that rarest of beings, able to master all the forms that sorcery could take. Now, promised as Darvish’s bride, she undertook a desperate journey to Ischia to convince him they must not wed.
Aaron, Darvish, Chandra–three strangers whose fates were about to become interwined. For someone had stolen The Stone, the magical talisman which stood between Ischia and the volcano’s wrath. And unless the three could learn to work together on a quest to find the Stone, Ischia would drown in a sea of lava
My Thoughts: This book made me so happy. I was really sad to see it end actually. I would have loved to know more details about what happened after they got back. I’m really curious about how the relationships between the characters were handled, especially.
I liked that Darvish and Aaron fell in love gradually, and that all three of them really cared about each other. The ending arrangement was perfect for them, even if I didn’t get as many details as I wanted. I also would have liked a bit more romance, but that’s just me.
The plot was a bit predictable, I think. I knew who the traitor was immediately, and I knew everything would work out for the characters. It was a feel-good story though, and I needed that.
I would really love a sequel!
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