The Fire King

  • by Kevin Hopson
  • Narrated by Terry Jenkins
  • 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The planet Oabrora faces a perpetual winter after a human mage, Vico, causes all of the volcanos in the dragon homeland of Jifihx to erupt. Three dragon siblings (Mianth, Tulvir, and Hirador) survive the blast and set out on a journey to bring Vico to justice. However, when they cross paths with two humans, they discover a far worse enemy than Vico.


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Customer Reviews

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Decent book and story.

It has potential to be a good book but I think it was to short for such a story. The author did a good job bring it to the points needed but a whole lot of details I think could be added.

I do like how the author created the multiple class/ color of the dragon and the magic they do. Even had some undead in the story.

I think I would have enjoyed the book a bit more with a different narrator. I did make t think the voices went well with the characters he was trying to build on. I am an narrator snob and will listen to some books that I have no interest in just for the narrator, so it may be that I am too rough on him.

All in all do the sample. If the narrator is OK to you then worth the listen.
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- JKYates

Dragons' quest for revenge...

Would you listen to The Fire King again? Why?

Probably yes. It's a short listen and quite a good adventure with dragons as the main characters and humans as the villains... It's also intriguing enough to engage the listener, even though I'd like to have some more world-building or a little bit more background information of what happened to the world before the book starts...

What did you like best about this story?

The main characters - the dragon siblings Mianth, Tulvir and Hirador. They are very human in their behaviour, so much so that their personalities make the listener/reader forget they are dragons, except in a few action-packed scenes of fights/battles... Compared to them the human characters in the story are definitely less interesting, less developed, we don't know enough of them to really care what happens to them - that's the weakness of the story, and that's why I've given it only 4 stars.
Also, the first part (the book consists of two parts) was dragging a little, although there was a good twist ending it; the second part was a little bit more logical. Still I found some scenes unnecessary or confusing as to their purpose for the plotline, one scene particularly so (no details for the "no spoilers" reason:))...
But on the whole the storyline is interesting and the pace is quite fast, with some good descriptions of dragons fighting their enemies. And I think young(er) readers/listeners will like the book a lot more than (older) grown-ups, though:)

What does Terry Jenkins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Terry Jenkins' narration is good, I liked the voices he gave all the characters, especially the dwarf (sorry, no name here as I only listened to the book and have no idea how to spell his name:)). I've given the performance 4 stars instead of 5 because at times the narration seemed a little flat (for the lack of a better word...) - Mr Jenkins is great at reading dialogues, but a little monotonous when reading the narrator's parts...
On the other hand, I loved Mr Jenkins' interpretation of all the male characters; each one of them was perfect and each "voice" excellently conveyed the personality of the given character. Female characters were also well done, though it's always more difficult to voice well the characters of the opposite sex:)

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

As it is a rather short audiobook (a little less than 3 hrs) it can easily be listened to in one sitting; it's also interesting enough to make you want to do it without taking breaks:)

Any additional comments?

DISCLAIMER: I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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- Lidia Chymkowska

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-21-2017
  • Publisher: Kevin M Hopson