The Fire King - Marjorie M. Liu I enjoyed this book. I originally got it because I wanted to try out checking out ebooks from my library through Overdrive. They don't have a huge selection of paranormal ebooks, but this one looked interesting so I tried it. And I'm glad I did, because I'm not sure it's an author I would have gotten to soon.

If there's one complaint I have, it's that there wasn't enough romance scenes between Soria and Karr, but each author/series has its own level of that, so it's forgivable. :-) But their building relationship was really very sweet, and it was interesting to learn what really happened to Karr and others like him.

I hadn't read the rest of the series, so I had no preconceived notions going in. I can imagine the rest of the series must be pretty similar, which is a positive thing.

One other really tiny complaint is that Ms. Liu doesn't write with contractions. For the most part, it's fine, but sometimes it's distracting.