Teen:DS, Adult:V, Mature Themes: Suicide, adultery, child abuse
Fire City, #1

Keepers of Fire

By M. K. Casperson

An unthinkable twist of fate lands Dethar in the secret home of his archenemy, Arthen Brightscar, and a dribble of gossip informs him that the elusive but dangerous hero is long since dead. Chagrined at the loss of his chance for vengeance, Dethar turns his sights on Arthen’s two young children and undefended widow. Killing them will simply have to satisfy.

Farming and adventuring have little in common, but Atia Morren longs for the day when she can follow the example of her cousin’s husband, Arthen, and explore the world. But when the arrival of a cruel but enchanting stranger smashes the tranquility of her home, Atia’s daydreaming swells into mad desire, and as time passes and things continue to go wrong, she knows she cannot stay. Escaping with a group of mysterious wanderers, Atia begins a quest to the dreaded Scadkai forest. As the journey progresses, however, she finds herself faced with more than she bargained for, and with powers not previously recognized.


Drugs … contains limited alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, and/or drug/substance use. (Teen)
Profanity …contains no profanity at all, contains no racial slurs or negative racial words, and may contain a limited use of rude words. (For Everyone)
Sex … contains limited non-descriptive references to sexual activities, occasional passionate kissing, and/or non-descriptive cases of non-sexual nudity. (Teen)
Violence …contains large-scale violence and/or intense violent scenes without gore but still follows all of the submission guidelines. (Adult)
Mature Themes Yes
Rating – Teen:DS, Adult:V, Mature Themes: Suicide, adultery, child abuse

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Author Details

Author: M. K. Casperson