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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
The Life of Fire is a work of fiction in the epic fantasy, adventure, and interpersonal drama subgenres. It is best suited to the general adult reading audience and was penned by author Panagiotis Dimitriou. In this riveting tale filled with imagination and wonder, we find ourselves in the ancient kingdom of Erevos, where corruption reigns supreme, and the people are led into darkness by their own deeds. The young Prince Aletheos sees his land in disarray and embarks on a quest to find the Order of Fire and bring harmony and justice to his kingdom. But in doing so, he must face his own darkness and risk everything he loves in the process.
Author Panagiotis Dimitriou has penned a highly engaging magical fantasy drama that envelops readers immediately. The first feature of the work that struck me was the atmosphere and attention to detail in its worldbuilding, which was highly creative and thought out even to the smallest details of daily life in the kingdom. I felt as though I could have moved there and settled in myself, such was the multi-sensory level of descriptive work in place. The characters are also beautifully drawn, with Aletheos taking center stage in this introspective and psychological plot, which is as much about facing up to our own darkness as the magic and mayhem of the fantasy world around him. I loved the emotional ties to the plot hooks, which made me all the more invested in the story. Overall, The Life of Fire is a highly recommended read for epic fantasy fans seeking a fantastic immersive adventure that also has a meaningful emotional core.