When he’s kidnapped by a feisty female assassin, a young blacksmith discovers himself at the heart of a battle between dead gods who want to live again.
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the prose in Bound by Fire, because, you know, with emerging fantasy authors you have to be prepared for the worst. I really felt like I was drawn into a world I was interested in, and the characters had enough depth to keep me reading. However, about 3/4 of the way through the plot completely slipped into predictable melodrama and I lost interest. Ronald Craft has loads of potential and just needs to take more time to really work out his stories before publishing.
Many thanks to Ronald J. Craft for the review copy.