Description from Amazon.com:
The Kindling of GreenFyr is the story of Owen McInish, an awkward fourteen-year-old bullied at school and friendless except for his pet cat, Piper. That is until a snow leopard is chased through the woods behind his house by three huge gray dogs with glowing green eyes. Owen saves the leopard from her pursuers, but the animal escapes him as well, only to return later. The cat’s behavior is peculiar, nothing like a wild animal, making Owen even more curious as to its origin. Eventually, the cat allows Owen to pet her. Owen finds himself experiencing friendships as he has never before. Adventures as he has never imagined. And political intrigue as two worlds, long separated, begin to collide.
The world created in this book is spectacular, with all the fantasy elements you could ever want. The vile creatures of darkness, a deadly beautiful woman, dwarves, elves, trolls both good and bad, shapeshifters, and adventure to keep the reader wanting more. Mark describes the world so beautifully that you want it to exist outside of the book.
Is it sad that the only complaint I have is that I wanted more evilness? I loved the descriptions of Lilith, a beautiful deadly woman who used others to create chaos and pain to the world. I think every time she had a chapter, I stopped and sighed dramatically. Don’t judge me for my love of evil characters, please – but I just felt intrigued by her and wanting more.
Of course, I’m sure she will be more prominent as the series continues on and she leaves her home to create more evilness in the world.
What else can I say about this book? Hm… it’s fantasy – yep, love fantasy. It’s a bit thick, but it forces you NOT to complain that it wasn’t long enough… Oh and my biggest complaint is … where is the next book Mark? I think he may have to send me his work in progress. I’d settle for snippets of it though.