Published:March 19th 2011
Publisher: Longshot Publishing
For centuries, the kingdom of Alexandria has protected Northern Shala from the monstrous creatures lurking in the Wastelands. Now, a dark force threatens that fragile peace.
Far from home, Alexandria's princess is abducted. When a young villager named Hellsfire stumbles upon her and her captors, he rushes in to rescue her, alone and unarmed. His fear and fury unleash an uncontrollable magical force that grants him the power to save the princess-and change the world.
Hellsfire has never craved nor dreamed of power. But such magic as he now possesses has not been seen in Northern Shala for a thousand years, since the devastation of the War of the Wizards and the creation of the Wastelands.
Now Hellsfire must leave all he's ever known, and make a dangerous journey to learn to master this wild, ferocious power-power he knows he is not ready to wield. More difficult still, he needs to master his emotions. If he can't, the power will consume him, Alexandria will fall, and darkness will eclipse the land, destroying everyone he loves.
In the dead of cold, the spark shall burn...
I'm definitely glad I stumbled upon this book. Now before i start talking about the book i should let you know that the book as of right now only come in digital format but don't let that discourage you.Everyone love a hard copy of a book you can hold it and smell that new book smell but e-books are everywhere now a day so if you happen to like a intriguig tale of wizards,dragons,other mythical creatures and a feisty princess then this E-book is for you.
Now Born in the darkness, and named by a stranger, Hellsfire lives a life of poverty yet full of love. At fourteen Hellsfire knows he is different.He doesn't realize how different till he runs across Princess Krystal in the woods shes running from bandits and Hellfire seeing this offers his assistance.He used his strange power on local bullies earlier and uses it again to help the Princess.After her guards find her and the two part ways. Hellfire goes home and tell his strange tale to his mom.She tells him some shocking news and then that's when things start to get interesting.
My favorite character was the Princess Krystal. You have to be impressed with a girl who can fight and use a sword like a pro.Despite being helped by Hellsfire in the woods shes defiantly not some damsel in distress Then there was a dangerous dragon named Cynder who I became fond of.Hellfire is a honest character who to me seem a bit to mature for his age and stiff but he grew on me.
The cover is simple but to the point.It seems to tie into the story perfectly.I enjoyed reading this book.It remind me of a video game or maybe a show on Scfy.Now even if that doesn't sound like your thing you should check it out anyway who knows it may surprise you.It definitely surprised me,Catalyst is a good read for any age.3/5