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REVIEW: Firestones – Kim Fielding

NEW RELEASE - Firestones - Kim Fielding

Genre: Fairy Tale, Dark, Historical

LGBTQ+ Category: Gay

Reviewer: Maryann

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About The Book

Born with a deformed foot and abandoned as a young child, Brand spent his youth in indentured servitude to a mediocre wizard. Now Brand is grown, but with no other prospects to support himself, he remains in his master’s employ, doing small chores and selling firestones on the bleak streets of Greynox. Until one bitterly cold day.

In this dark take on a classic fairy tale, Brand encounters the most sinister of magics. With his firestones gone, can he find his way to the light?

The Review

Firestones is a short fairy tale, written in the style of many of Kim Fielding’s other stories.

Brandon was abandoned at a young age and brought to a foundling hospital, where he was taken in by Master Alvey. His life should have been better but it wasn’t – instead he suffered both physical and mental abuse.

Brandon sells firestones on the streets to make a meager living. One evening his life changes when he’s taken in by another Master.

But it doesn’t get any better. In fact, it’s worse now with Master Duff.

Can Brandon survive in the horrific world of his new Master? Will he ever find that one person who is willing to accept him, and save him?

Firestones is a very dark tale. It not only deals with the abuse that Brandon experiences, but also the evil of two men who use their positions of power over him for their own gains.

Brandon has to make a choice between what is right and wrong.

Even though this is a quick read, Fielding squeezes in lots of feels: gruesome terror, malicious evil, suspense, heartbreak, and even a spark of happiness.

A well written and entertaining tale with a twist!

The Reviewer

Kim Fielding has migrated back and forth across the western two-thirds of the United States and currently lives in California. She’s a university professor who dreams of being able to travel and write full-time. She also dreams of having two perfectly-behaved children, a husband who isn’t obsessed with football, and a house that cleans itself. Some dreams are more easily obtained than others. 

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