Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Gift of Fire by Stephen B5 Jones

A Gift of Fire by Stephen B5 Jones

<a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20802109-a-gift-of-fire" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img alt="A Gift of Fire" border="0" src="https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1392266529m/20802109.jpg" /></a><a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20802109-a-gift-of-fire">A Gift of Fire</a> by <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4895526.Stephen_B5_Jones">Stephen B5 Jones</a><br/>
My rating: <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/905088445">4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
I enjoyed A Gift of Fire: The Last God War. Book One by Stephen B5 Jones. The story is well told with a complexity to some of the characters that I enjoyed. The picture parallel with the dystopian society of Cityscape and many societies of today that have only two castes is drawn well. Jones made an interesting move when separating the ‘middle class’ of the Shanties to a hidden and distant region of Perma The creation of a new yet visual world is well done. The characters were like people I know so I related well with all of them, even the ‘villians’. Jones threw in some twists that make the plot more interesting. Some of the twists were not a surprise but some I did not see coming, which I enjoyed very much. <br><br>I had a little confusion with one of the time jumps but can see how the jump between time is necessary to understand some characters and actions in the story and in some of the historical references made by characters. Changes in the characters of Angla, Jenna, Awyna, and even Rafe to resolve conflict and point the way to closing the gaps between the three castes and cultures of Perma was smooth and well done. I must say, however, that Gabri was my favorite change and my favorite surprise. Well done Stephen B5 Jones. This is a story I will read more than once over the course of time, just to enjoy it.<br>
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