This book is a thrill ride filled with tension, excitement, and death. Sprinkled expertly throughout are engaging side-plots, light-hearted moments, and some incredible dialogue. Supernatural and mythical elements blend effortlessly with real-life scenarios that create a world—a number of different worlds, in fact—that are breathtakingly detailed and absorbing.
Dahlia Nite is a great character. She’s half-dragon (which is awesome in itself), she’s bad-ass, and tough. She’s protective, flawed, and vulnerable. Schneider has done an amazing job creating a well-rounded, engaging, and completely loveable character. Dahlia’s interactions with Casey Evans are often funny and always entertaining, and she’s finally beginning to thaw the ice around Detective Creed’s cold persona. Even the minor characters such as Coen and Aidric are not just there to make up the numbers but actually add importance and meaning to the story. They’re believable citizens in a world that breathes.
I’m a grown man so I don’t want to gush like a teenage girl at a boy-band concert, but C. L. Schneider is one of the best authors I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. I’ve read the Crown of Stones trilogy and the first two books in the Nite Fire series, and each novel is like stepping through the back of a wardrobe similar to that of C. S. Lewis’s, and entering a real and authentic world in which you can truly sense the sights and sounds around you. Nite Fire: Chain Reaction (in fact any book by this author) is highly recommended.
Author Website: http://www.clschneiderauthor.com/
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