The Firedragon (Flynn Nightsider)
by Mary Fan
by Mary Fan
Aurelia Sun, a.k.a. the Firedragon, is a Norm, a non-magical person, and Norms—as opposed to Enchanters—are treated as being inferior. To prove all Enchanters wrong, Aurelia enters a dangerous competition where the contestants face fearsome monsters: specters, manticores, spearfiends and what not. As soon as the Challenge starts, Aurelia realizes that all is not as it appears. And to discover the truth, she will have to face the most dangerous monster in the competition that may actually be stronger than her.
The Firedragon (Flynn Nightsider) is around 80 to 90 pages long, but it’s a story so thrilling I read it in one day. Just couldn’t put it down. At 99 cents it’s a real bargain.
Almost a hundred years ago, the Enchanters defeated the Lord of the Underworld in one of the most fearsome wars the world had ever seen. The public thinks that this victory means the people are safe. But they’re wrong. The supernatural beasts the Lord unleashed remain on the earth, multiplying and ravaging what’s left of civilization. As long as these monsters exist, mankind will be in danger. And though the government, ruled by the magic-wielding Enchanters, seeks to protect their people, they are too few in number. They need the Defenders – a special class of non-magical humans – to fight the monsters. The Defenders are an elite force, and mankind’s only hope against the horrors that live beyond their gates.
Fourteen-year-old Aurelia “the Firedragon” Sun has been training since she could walk to become a Defender, and her extraordinary combat skills have earned the attention of the powerful government. In fact, she’s been tapped to represent her nation in an international monster-fighting competition, which pits champions from across the globe against creatures of the Underworld in a violent spectacle. If she wins, she will become a full-fledged member of the Defender force.
But as Aurelia moves deeper into the competition, she realizes that all is not as it appears. There’s something sinister behind the competition, something that could change the way she sees everything … and the Enchanters, it seems, are not the heroes she thought. Aurelia begins to ask questions. But before she can discover the truth, she is pitted against the most dangerous monster in the competition – one that will take her life if it can.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary Fan lives in New Jersey, where she is currently working in financial marketing. She has also resided in North Carolina, Hong Kong, and Beijing, China. She has been an avid reader for as long as she can remember and especially enjoys the infinite possibilities and out-of-this-world experiences of science fiction and fantasy.
Mary has a B.A. in Music, specializing in composition, from Princeton University and enjoys writing songs as much as writing stories. She also enjoys kickboxing, opera singing, and exploring new things--she'll try almost anything once.