Memory Of Fire: Book One of The World Gates Mass Market Paperback – Apr 11 2002
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About the Author
Holly Lisle is the author of more than twenty books, including the Secret Texts trilogy and novels co-written with bestselling authors Mercedes Lackey and Marion Zimmer Bradley.
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Ah... but the world of the Vodi and Veyar. That worked brilliantly for me. I loved the setting and is one of the big reasons I give this book four stars and not three. The veyar as a people were interesting, the idea of a Copper House to shield the occupants from magic was good. The Vodi's necklace... excellent again. The only thing really wrong with this book was the weak bad guys. They seemed like generic opportunists and were only in the book to give the good guys something to do.
Overall, this was an enjoyable and quick read but it came across as a simple introduction to book two. I am writing this review after finishing The Wreck of Heaven (book2) by the way, so I have the benefit of hindsight, which is 20/20 :¬)
Mark E. Cooper
Warrior Within (ISBN: 0-9545122-0-0)
The Sentinel's circle in Cat Creek, North Carolina, is having problems. First a blip shows on the instruments and later gates start dropping and have to be reset. The last incident was met with a full scale excursion into Oria, but no clues were found ... publicly. The circle starts monitoring all their gates for more events and tries to triangulate from the available data.
The first event was Molly McColl being kidnapped and taken through a World Gate to Oria. There she is welcomed as the Vodi, a being who is powerful in magic. However, she is being kept in a copper covered room that grounds her magic. Seolar, Master of Copper House, has arranged for her kidnapping in order to protect his people from the ravages of other magic users and Molly eventually begins to like him more than a little.
The second event was Lauren Hotchkiss Dane opening the old Hotchkiss gate. Lauren has returned to Cat Creek after the death of her husband, Brian. She discovered that her family home was on the market and used the SGLI payment to buy it and now she has brought her son Jake to the old home place to live. Someone has covered the large wall mirror in the living room with black paint and she spends an afternoon scaping it clear. When she looks in the mirror, she sees a hint of green and it somehow attracts her. Later, after Jake is in bed, she discovers that she can put her hand through the mirror without ill effects.Read more ›
At first in the very beginning I was kind of getting bored reading it. I came across this scene, At the point where her fingers touched Ewilla's skin, green-white fire glowed in a tiny point that quickly spread." This scene is about Molly inside a cart and has no idea what Yaner was talking about calling her Vodi. Molly had a magical cure power. Molly touches Ewilla's skin and she was healed from her sickeness that was close to death. This scene captures my way of thoguhts because it had to do with magic. It gave a good description as if I'm reading a role-playing game. I was so pulled in the book when it has to do with magic!
Lauren Dane discovers that a large mirror in the family house she's just reclaimed is a gateway to another world, and she's haunted by the voice of her deceased husband. Suddenly she has recovered bits of memories from her childhood, that had been hidden with her own permission. She realizes that the home town she's returned to is a stranger place than anyone would guess, and soon learns that her parents had been murdered years ago. Surely she should figure out what her parents had been planning and be prepared to deal with whoever murdered them.
Sheriff Eric MacAvory is wondering whether Molly's disappearance is part of his mundane job or has anything to do with the terrible calamity that the Sentinels see coming up for the Earth. If they can't fix the magical backlash, the level 5 rebound breakthrough is predicted to kill three billion people worldwide; the news already shows people dying of a mysterious 'flu'. But soon treachery is going to force the Sheriff/Sentinel to think about doing things outside the rules of either of his jobs.
What are the ties between Molly and Lauren? Can the sheriff and Molly work together, with each suspicious of the other? Who is the traitor among the magical guardians of Earth, and what is the actual cause of the magical feedback that is killing thousands?Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I read this book in two days, and that was only because I had to stop and do mundane things like sleep and go to work. I absolutely loved this book. Read morePublished on Oct. 10 2002
Memory of Fire is nothing short of a masterful saga. For those who love cross-dimensional fantasy, Lisle's work can be wonderfully satisfying and does successfully allow one to... Read morePublished on June 9 2002 by Kindle Customer
I started reading this book late one evening, and before I knew it dawn was breaking over the horizon. I can't remember the last time a book kept me up all night! Read morePublished on May 26 2002 by Amazon Customer
Readers familiar with Lisle's earlier work will not be surprised to find generous helpings of the exceptional storytelling and solid plotting skill that have marked her work from... Read morePublished on May 11 2002 by Evil_Corporate_Bookseller
I don't usually write reviews on books that I read. Not unless they are extremely good or so bad that I want my money back. Read morePublished on May 10 2002 by Crista Rucker
I really enjoyed the beginning of this new series by Holly Lisle - and I really envy her ability to come up with fresh new ideas for her fantasy worlds. Read morePublished on May 9 2002