Description Fire Priest (Pawn of the Gods, Book 1) by Stephen MurdochSeventeen-year-old Jack Kulinski is the best mixed martial arts fighter of his generation. So why does fighting scare him so much? In the ring, the sound of swarming bees mysteriously fills his head, and it takes all of his effort to notflee in panic. But when his best friend disappears, and Jack, alone, discovers that he s been magicked to a terrible land ruled by a murderous god and his violent people, he needs to learn how to face his fears and to fight better thanhe ever has before.
Praise Fire Priest (Pawn of the Gods, Book 1) by Stephen MurdochI found myself really into the book and finished it in two days. I was rooting for Jack and Denny throughout the book, I liked the talking rabbit and I really liked Zolin, the soldier, and his buddies. I hated the Fire Priest and Priestessand found myself reading at the dinner table, hoping Jack would destroy them.I think the world that Stephen created is complex and interesting; I like the references to Mesoamerican culture, history, and names. At first I felt like there were a lot of characters to keep track of, but part way in realized I had them all set in my head and it was all coming together. I'm interested to see what happens in Book 2 of the series. -Helen, Goodreads
I found it a very interesting story with possible heroes and a few villains that would love to hate. The create a complex and dangerous world where an evil God rules. Can Jack face his fears and fight like his life depended on it...because it just might!