Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Jinx's Fire by Sage Blackwood

Jinx's Fire (Jinx #3)This book is the end of the trilogy, and you need to read the first two books before reading Jinx's Fire. Three huge armies are at war, and Urwald has become their battleground. The trees call Jinx the listener, because he is a wizard's apprentice with the ability to communicate with them. Leaving the paths through the trees is very dangerous, since all kinds of beasts and creatures are ready to eat any humans foolish enough to do so. However, Jinx must unite all of them in order to save their homes and land in Urwald. He gets a little nervous while planning with a werewolf, because he knows it may lose control and attach him at any moment. Jinx won't get much help from his mentor, Simon, because the Bonemaster imprisoned him in the last book. Jinx is usually able to draw power from the fire deep within the ground, but he learns the Bonemaster is using Simon to bridge the paths of fire and ice, lifeforce and deathforce. Jinx must break this connection, but he may need to kill in order to accomplish the feat.

I've enjoyed the creativity of this trilogy over the past few years. Jinx's motivation is to save Urwald and ALL of the creatures living within it. He draws his energy from natural sources and knowledge. He's learned to use Knip to create spells, which stands for knowledge is power. It's interesting that these spells based on people's knowledge can't be undone, since it's not possible to unknow things. Jinx is the most powerful character in the book, but he's reluctant to use his full power on others. I like a leader who's unsure of himself. Also, Jinx hasn't learned the importance of using his words carefully, so he offends many other characters. It makes him more human. One of his best friends is cursed to always tell the truth, so it's fun to see how others talk to her. She hates to answer questions. I highly recommend the trilogy!

1 comment:

  1. I loved the Jinx trilogy, absolutely loved it. Jinx was such a great flawed hero and the world was such a funny mashup of fairy tale tropes. I look forward to more from this author.


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