250px-Crown_of_Fire2Not quite so heavy handed here in Crown of fire as Spellfire, though plenty enough happens and we’re introduced to a few more big name characters from within the Realms such as Manshoon of the Zentarim, Fzoul of the Church of Bane, and Mirt the Moneylender from Waterdeep.

In Spellfire Shandril began her journey training in the use of her gods given gift, discovers her heritage, and is sent on a quest to Silverymoon to seek out additional aid and training.  Crown of Fire finds Shandril and her mage mate Narm still on the road to Silverymoon, dogged by the Zhentarim at every step and Shandril subjected to the spellfire draining abilities of a lich lord.

But a girl can only take so much.  And after the death of her unborn child, Shandril goes on the offensive and takes the fight to the Zhentarim, intending to lay waste to one of their strongholds single handed.

However wizards, beholders, lich lords, and more are waiting for her and they won’t make it easy to accomplish her goals.

The quest side of things is dragging a little long (I mean, with all thses powerful friends why the hell isn’t she in Silverymoon by now?) but hopefully she’ll see the end of it and the safe delivery of a new babe in the final instalment of Hand of Fire.

250px-Hand_of_FireBe careful what you wish for.

Spellfire is the most powerful magic in the land.

It’s a dangerous weapon in anyone’s hands.

In the wrong hands, it can destroy the world.

Shandril Shessair wanted a taste of adventure. She got spellfire, and now she’s fleeing for her life across Faerûn, searching for somewhere to hide. More evil wizards, warriors, and priests than she can count are trying to get it from her, and they’ll kill or enslave her without hesitation. Her last, desperate hope is to take refuge in the sheltered city of Silverymoon.

If she makes it that far.