By Brad Schreffler
Self- published, 170 pages
22nd June, 2012
Source: This book was provided by the author in exchange for my unbiased review.
“Ori are a race of beings that are bonded with a natural force present on this planet. When our mother, Earthra, creates a new example of her power, she also creates an Ori to govern that power. I am the Ori of Flame.”
A 15 year old boy, named Jack Wrimo, is an average kid in every sense of the word. He has never been the fastest kid, or the smartest kid, but never the least of them either. That all changes when his family takes a trip to a flea market, and what he finds there changes his life forever.
Jack, along with his ally Pharia, must learn how to control new powers, fight a mysterious evil being, and save his best friend Matt in this exciting adventure.
This is the first book written by Brad Shreffler, and is an exciting tale of action and circumstance. Drawing on his experience as a Language Arts teacher, Shreffler is able to capture the mind of a teenager and put it to paper in a way that is interesting and genuine, while building a world of magic and mystery that is intriguing.
- Goodreads.com description
Jack bought a bookend at the flea market and his life took to a dramatic change. Two creatures were trapped in that bookend and he had to choose between arctic cold and hell hot. He chose the hot one and somehow he was bound to Pharia, the Ori of Flames. The cold one, was called Bucan, he was created upon mistake and was out for revenge. And it’s up to Jack to save his friend, family and the world.
This book TOTALLY surprised me. Self-published book usually does. But Jack Wrimo and the Ori of Flames was TOTALLY wicked! I mean, the adventure through this book was pretty awesome. The ‘scavenger hunt’ was totally awesome. The concept of this book was pretty amazing. The plot twist at the last minute was pretty jaw-dropping.
I really thought this’ll be kind of like those ‘the world depends on me to save it’ kind of stereotype but it’s kind of not. I mean, there is a little bit of those but all Jack wants was to save his friend and family. He just have to defeat Bucan along the way :P
Jack Wrimo and the Ori of Flames is a fast paced action book that will get you hooked until the end. And if you love fantasy, you should totally give this a try. Fans of Skulduggery Pleasant will totally devour this in one sitting!