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Reviewed by Julia Schemmer for Readers' Favorite
The pursuit of a personal desire can lead oneself into a journey like no other. In Shadow’s Fire: A Chance Beginning, by exquisite author Christopher Patterson, this is just the case! From giving up everything to pursue a life of promise, potential and purpose to leaving the family that embraced them through life, the book is chock-full of characters that will inspire, motivate, and empower you to pursue your dream. Of course, no book would be good without some action! Patterson employs a strong use of battles and events that will keep you reading into the wee hours of the morning, on the edge of your seat with every turn of the page. Through its intense three hundred and twenty pages, you will find yourself saddened when you reach the last page. Patterson does not just describe a fantasy land; he brings it to life through his stunning use of imagery, character development, and plot twists and turns at every corner.
I am an adventure book junkie, so I had high expectations when I first picked up Shadow’s Fire: A Chance Beginning. However, I am thoroughly impressed that author Christopher Patterson was able to meet (and sometimes overreach!) each expectation to the fullest extent of excellence. This book is a treasure, a find, and you will be happy you decided to read it. I loved the struggles that each character had to endure while pursuing their own destiny. It gave me hope to realize that there are going to be battles, but there are also going to be victories. I laughed, I cried, and I was drawn into every word of the fantastic story Patterson so diligently laid out for the reader.