Colin Frake, On Fire Mountain

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Publisher Description

Nick Phoenix and Thomas Bergersen combine their unique creative talents to create an eBook that stretches the limits of the genre
* 75,000 word epic sci-fi/fantasy novel with a truly original storyline, the first book in a series of 5.
* Over one hour of live orchestral soundtrack from Two Steps From Hell accompanies key moments in the novel, as if you were watching a film.
* 46 full page hand drawn illustrations from world famous artist Otto Bjornik.

The world of Reanne has a secret bigger than the night sky. It lies buried deep under the town of Vigerock. It lives in the thoughts and dreams of the royals in Nightchurch. It is protected and observed by a mysterious woman named Shore. It is cultivated and revered by the witches of Fire Mountain. It is bestowed upon unsuspecting young men who live out their days as giants, shunned by the lowlanders. Some call it magic or witchcraft, but others know better. Reanne is a unique place in the universe, an outpost the holds clues to the origin of our existence. Colin Frake knows nothing of these things and spends his afternoons wandering Owlfoot Canyon. He is fifteen years old, a lowlander, who is about to be drawn into an adventure of epic proportions.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
June 26
DIY Media Group DBA BookBaby

Customer Reviews

Thedandymann ,

A better book experience

To just review Colin Frake only as a work of literature would be completely unfair to the experience this book gives. I am a big fan of Two Steps from Hell, and frequently when I listen to their music, I can see stories unfolding in my head. The writing style of this book may not be comparable to Tolkien or Rowling, but it doesn't have to be, because the simplicity of the story telling is magnified immensely by the emotional guidance of the music placed throughout the narrative.

My only complaint is that there wasn't enough music to backdrop the entire story. It was easy to get hooked in the tale when the music swells and you feel like you're in the moment with the characters - and then the track ends, and it's almost as if you are pulled back out and remember that it's just a story. But boy, those musical moments provide the most immersive experience I've ever had with a book. The music helps tell the story in such a way that the words don't have to - in fact, I think if it had been more wordy it would have been detrimental to the immersion presented by the score.

As for the story itself; it's incredibly unique and feels as though it pulls from several different sources of inspiration. It's not just another medieval fairy tale. There's a smattering of other themes that present a unique world that I won't go into for fear of ruining your own experience.

And as for the writing style, I'll be honest: at the beginning of the book I was a little skeptical. There was a lot of abrupt jumping around to different characters' points of view in both the present and in flashback sequences, and chapters seemed to end a little abruptly as well. And some of the story elements seemed pretty random. But throughout the novel, you start to see all the random loose ends start tying together, and things that didn't make sense or seemed a little non-sensical begin to take shape as plausible and even compelling pieces of a much larger puzzle. Don't get me wrong: not every question is answered in this book. It is very clearly left open for sequels. But this is a complete narrative, and at the last few chapters you are very clearly hooked into the story and left with a satisfying ending that feels both complete and leaves you wanting to know what happens next.

Tl;dr - The gorgeous music greatly enhances literary immersion; to the point that I wished there was more score to cover the whole book. And though the writing style in the first part of the book feels a bit jumpy and builds slowly, by the end you're hooked and eagerly looking forward to Book 2.

I'm excited to see what happens next!

uleemonster ,

Colin Frake on Fire Mountain

As a fan of Two Steps and a fan of fantasy literature, this Ebook caught my attention. I don't know if there is really anything else like this anywhere. It has a ton of music in it that is as good as any soundtrack I have ever heard. It's really outstanding! We have all wanted TSFH to score a movie and in a sense they just did.
Most of the drawings are absolutely beautifully done. But to my surprise, what really grabbed me is the story. I love the characters and the story is really original and apparently just the first in a series. It moves at a fast pace, but it's not all action. There are some underlying themes and mysteries. It's more adult than Harry Potter, but less dark and cutthroat than Game Of Thrones. This is going to be a movie. I am sure of it. It seems obvious that that is what they are planning. I think history is being made here with this Ebook.

Kevin-LC ,

An incredible adventure

This is a grand epic that has hooked me from the very beginning, I expected nothing less from the masters of Two Steps From Hell, I can't wait to find out where the adventure will lead -from one writer to another

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