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For a Muse of Fire

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Captivating alternate-Asia fantasy has magic, suspense.

Book Heidi Heilig Fantasy 2018
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Fantasy novels benefit from unique settings and situations, and this start of a new series has a concept that is fresh and captivating. In For a Muse of Fire, author Heidi Heilig concocts a setting reminiscent of South Asia that is rich with ancient magic. Her diverse cast of characters harbors more than their share of secrets, but Jetta stands out as an especially complicated protagonist.

According to her afterword, Heilig has her own struggles with bipolar disorder, and that knowledge lends believability to the fantastic plot. Only the first book in a trilogy, For a Muse of Fire takes its time setting in motion the mechanics of the plot, but it eventually reaches a high level of suspense. The cliffhanger ending is sure to reel readers in for another helping.

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