Posted by panaura on February 20th, 2010
I love fantasy. And I don’t mind the occasional horror. But when you mix the two genres, something goes haywire. The combination creates a crazy, hazy, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind kind of story. The Resurrection Fields by Brian Keaney (#3 in the Promises of Dr. Sigmundus series) was that type of book. It left me questioning, did I love this or did I hate this?
The story follows a few different characters: Dante, who has projected his spirit into the body of a bird to protect himself from an evil being that is possessing his body; Bea, Dante’s friend, who finds herself in the heart of the madness; and Nyro, who seems to be the only one who remembers that his missing friend Luther ever existed. Now that Dr. Sigmundus is dead, the evil spirit, Orobas, is using Dante’s body to reign over the land and build a bridge to the resurrection fields.
Dragon books are hit or miss. But The Fire Eternal by Chris D’Lacey is a definite hit. The story is unique to the world of dragon literature, as these dragons are made from clay. It follows the Pennykettle family, their clay dragons, and their borders, Zanna and Alexa Rain. Zanna’s husband, David, has been gone for five years. He died in the Arctic, or so they think. Lucy Pennykettle still holds onto hope that David is alive. She sends a journalist to get information out of Zanna and investigate his disappearance.