I should probably save this until I have more, but what the heck. Link roundup:
Usenet post by Bill Martell: “Was almost impossible to put down. Relentless pacing, and
escalating conflict, and cool stuff.” He also said it was too fast-paced, which is interesting.
Shartyrant likes it: “I also like the angle the author took with the “bad guys”. They are not your typical “want to rule the world and have all submit to them” types. They have cares and relationships. They are just as important.”
Another rave review from Lynda Lippin: “I can’t tell you the last time I picked up a novel that was so captivating that I read it in basically 2 or 3 sittings, and that’s what happened with Child of Fire: A Twenty Palaces Novel.”
A writer for the Post Crescent, a newspaper in Wisconsin: “Child of Fire isn’t the kind of book that digresses every ten pages to explain something about the world of magic to you – though it does do this once or twice. Instead, what happens is the book tosses you into a story and then coughs out a detail or three on a need-to-know basis.“