Ria has worked most of her life to become
a true priestess of the Temple of Fyre and she is about to
undertake her final test. Recently, however, she discovered a
scroll that leads her to begin to wonder if all that she has
been taught is actually the truth. Ria also wonders that if
the scrolls are right, then what is the truth about the powers
of those at the Temple and her own powers? When the high
priestess, Malera, requests something of Ria that is so wrong
and evil as her final test, Ria rebels and is forced from the
Temple and left for dead. But it seems that the fates or
someone has more in store for Ria and she is found and saved
by a stone seeker.
Ari was found as a small child by stone
seekers and has done that his entire life. When leaving the
temple after selling his stones for a great amount, Ari
discovers Ria's body, and believing the person to be a small
boy he could train as an apprentice, Ari takes Ria back to his
room to heal. Ari gets a big surprise when he discovers that
the boy is really a small and desirable woman.
Ari and Ria begin a kind of relationship
that moves in starts and stutters while trying to merge their
paths of discovery. With their greatly, or believed greatly,
different backgrounds, Ari and Ria escape the temple town and
begin their journey towards the mountains and discovery.
Various battles and misunderstandings appear along the way.
When the final battle between Ria and Malera comes, will Ari
and Ria have the love and trust to join together in the
ultimate way to defeat her?
The Temple of Fyre is an
extremely intense story and takes you beyond even the realm of
fantasy. Ria is trained to believe in one true way and a
happenchance discovery starts her to wonder if things are
really supposed to be the way they currently are. Ari has
always wondered why he was abandoned as a child and recently
he has received a clue to discover what actually happened.
Ria and Ari soon learn that they have much more in common then
anyone would have believed. I will not say I was able to read
this in one sitting, but it was worth the time it took. I was
absorbed by the battles and the slowly evolving relationship
between Ria and Ari. While The Temple of Fyre
is ultimately a book of good and evil battling for everything,
the many details and the interesting plot has made it one
story I will be re-reading just to see what I missed the first
time, and Iím sure there was something. For sci-fi and
fantasy fans, this is a must read.