Taming Fire

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Consortium Books, 2011 - Fiction - 348 pages
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"From all directions, in the darkness, a great terror approaches this world. I mean to fight the terror, Daven, and I would make a weapon of you." Daven Carrickson grew up as a beggar in the filthy alleys beneath the shadows of the palace. He's the son of a known thief, disgraced and despised. His only real talent is his ability with a sword, and his only real chance at finding honor or a home is a desperate dream of joining the King's Guard. But Daven receives a new future when Master Claighan invites him to study magic at the Academy. The wizard offers to make him into a new kind of soldier: a swordsman equally skilled with forged blades and mystic forces. Yet when conspiring forces destroy the wizard's plans, Daven finds himself wanted for treason and murder. Hunted by a great black beast of a dragon, caught between the King's Guard and a rebel force led by a rogue wizard, Daven's only hope of surviving is to become more than he's ever dreamed possible. Taming Fire is the first book in the Dragonprince's Legacy.

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User Review  - Perrywilson - LibraryThing

The author has taken an old trope and made it interesting. Poor farm/beggar/otherwise outcast boy, turns out to be a hero. In this story, the first of three, we find Daven in a small village teaching ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jarandel - LibraryThing

Boys' club, by-the-numbers fantasy. All the guards, mages and apprentices are male. The only female characters with some page time seem to the wife of a noble landholder, and a young woman who for all ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Aaron Pogue is a husband and a father of two who lives in Oklahoma City, OK. He started writing the high fantasy world of the FirstKing at the age of ten and has written novels, short stories, and videogame storylines set there. He's also explored mainstream thrillers, urban fantasy, and several kinds of science fiction, including the popular sci-ence fiction crime series Ghost Targets which focuses on an elite FBI task force in a world of total universal surveillance. Aaron is also a Technical Writer with the Federal Aviation Administration. He has a degree in Writing and has been work-ing as a Technical Writer since 2002. He's been a writing profes-sor at the university level, and is currently pursuing a Master of Professional Writing degree at the University of Oklahoma. He also runs a writing advice blog at UnstressedSyllables.com and is a founding artist at ConsortiumOKC.com.

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