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Reviewed by Sashon Davis for Readers' Favorite
A stranger in an even stranger body. We follow the story of peacekeeper An Ning, an adolescent-figured God born of the ashes. Trials of Fire and Rebirth: Tale 3 of the Immortal Beings by Edith Pawlicki permits us to enter another world that seems lifetimes away. The Gods walked and lived among humans. It is in this world that we follow what seems to be a tragic love story between our beloved peacekeeper, An Ning, and the God of Destruction, Karana. Their journey back into one another consists of magic, deceit, impulse, and death. Although born into a man’s body, An Ning secretly battles with her gender fluidity while simultaneously fighting her feelings for the God of destruction. Will she fight to be who she thinks herself to be or remain the passive peacekeeper and let go of Karana, and what seems to be lifetimes of memories? Follow the story to uncover the secrets between our characters as well as the journey into the color-based world of magic.
The third in the trilogy by Edith Pawlicki, Trials of Fire and Rebirth covers major themes such as gender identity, love within a gender fluid relationship, and feminism. The author thoughtfully presents the subject of being transgendered, taking us along the process that eventually leads to transitioning throughout the storyline. The author goes on to reveal the nature of the past relationships between our main characters while maintaining a steady pace within their current lifetimes. We are not just reading a love story, as Pawlicki also entices her readers by adding action-packed scenes in which we see the God-like powers of our characters come forth. Having read the third book in the trilogy first, it piques my interest to read the rest of the series and see how the storyline evolved.