What a great story! Not my usual read – but boy did I got hooked!! A great story about how a young lad from the poor countryside, destined for greater things in the land of Alexandria overcomes so much to reach his true destiny – to become a Wizard!
I was just contemplating why I really liked this story – and you know what I came up with? It’s a fun and intriguing story – very much like the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings series…. All three of these series share one thing in common: magic – which I LOVE! Yes deep down I’ve always believed there is some sort of magic out there – call me foolish – maybe it’s the kid in me still wanting to believe 🙂 Catalyst is such a wonderful and easy read about Hellsfire, how he was bullied as a young kid, really who wouldn’t be with a name like “Hellsfire”? … how he discovered his power and how he overcame the odds to meet Master Stradus and Cynder. It was refreshing and fun! Yet… I’ll have to admit that yes I cried my eyes out at the end – read it and you’ll figure out why…
I’m definitely looking forward to the next book in this series. With 2 months to go – will Hellsfire reach his destination and what will become of the Princess??? Got me wondering 🙂
Ages: 12 and up
I had so much fun reading this that I didn’t keep a watch out for a quote…
Johnson, Marc. (2011) Catalyst: The Passage of Hellsfire Series, Book 1. Smashwords Edition.
Author website: http://www.marcanthonyjohnson.com/