Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Firelight of Maalda by Melissa Douthit

Title: The Firelight of Maalda

Author: Melissa Douthit

Published: Lucky Bat Books, 8 January 2012

Pages: 236

Series: Book 2, The Raie'Chaelia

Purchase Links:
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Summary: Chalice and her group leave Barenthren to travel to Portalis. There she and her friends discover the beautiful city, its people, its history, and its secret that has been kept hidden for thousands of years. During their stay, they learn that Dar’Maalda has the Firestone and that he plans to use it.
What is the Firestone and what does Dar’Maalda plan to do with it? What are the Naezzi? What does the title, The Firelight of Maalda, really mean? And … what is the secret of Portalis, the secret that has been guarded so jealously for so long – so jealously, that many have given their lives to protect it?  (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts:  After reading The Raie'Chaelia last year I was so excited to be able to read the second book, The Firelight of Maalda.  Needless to say, I loved The Firelight of Maalda just as much as I loved The Raie'Chaelia.

I love Jeremiah, he is such a great guy.  I totally get what Chalice sees in him and I just love seeing what he has to say and what he will do.  Then there is Chalice, I really like Chalice even if her stubbornness drove me nuts at times.  I just love both Chalice and Jeremiah and I think that Melissa has done a great job writing their chemistry.  Every time Chalice and Jeremiah are together I have a huge smile plastered on my face.

The story was really good and I had a lot of fun learning more about the world and the goings on.  There were the highs and lows in the book and I was really excited to see the return of some really awesome characters from the first book.

Then there was the ending.  Oh my goodness!  I don't want to spoil anything but can I just say, that is one huge cliffhanger.  UGH! Can I have the next book now please?

I absolutely love The Firelight of Maalda and the entire Raie'Chaelia series.  I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good fantasy story and I know I definitely can't wait to continue the series.

About Melissa Douthit:
Melissa Douthit grew up in North County of San Diego, California. After graduating with a Computer Science degree in Southern California, and working for a summer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in New Mexico, she moved to the Bay Area to work at NASA Ames Research Center for a year and then at Lawrence Livermore National Lab for another four years.

From there, she moved to Monterey, California, to work at the Naval Postgraduate School on a government project for two years. She currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, working with the Army Corps
of Engineers on another government project. Since high school, she has been a voracious reader of books of all genres, with an emphasis in fantasy and science fiction. Her literary work is strongly influenced by her professional experience and includes many elements of her scientific background. You can find out more about Melissa on her website:

1 comment:

  1. Tnaks again for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad that you enjoy book two as much as the first!


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