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Title: Children of Fire
Series: The Chaos Born
Author: Drew Karpyshyn
Rating: of 5 Battle Axes
A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away...
The gods gave a human all the power he needed to fight the creatures of Chaos. After winning, said human turned on the gods themselves. They banished him and his followers from the world and then pretty much disappeared.
That "Legacy" of banishing is weakening and the Destroyer has sent his essence to be reborn into the world so that his work can be finished from that side.
This is the story of those 4 children.
I've had some up and down's with Karpyshyn's Star Wars books, so wasn't sure what to expect from his own series. Overall, I enjoyed this. His videogame background shows, a lot, however. The way the chapters were set up was very "cut scene".
Cliched fantasy. Thing is, most of the time I LIKE cliched fantasy, so this was A-OK. I think my only "huh?" moment was when it appears that the Destroyer's children are as much a danger to him as possible allies. With him being able to now send his minions through the Legacy, why did he send over his essence to be reborn? I didn't see the point of that.
This was in no way bad. It simply didn't stand out from anything in the SFF field that I've read before. It was enjoyable and I'll be continuing the series until it either ends or goes bad :-)