Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Heat Rating: 3
The Furian and Frial have maintained peace for millennia, though they are opposites. The Frilan worship Magmon, god of fire and passion. Their lands stretch from the southern volcanic ring to the temperate north. They are ruled by a royal family. The Frial worship the goddess Frilan, a goddess of ice. Predictably, their lands stretch from the polar north to the temperate zone. They are ruled by a god vessel called the Ician. They are as different as can be.
Once every cen-centenial, the alliance is renegotiated and a celebration ensues. There's just one little thing that has to happen first. The Ician is reborn for her people every generation. The He-Atal, Magmon's god vessel, only appears for the cen-centenial. He is conceived at Magmon's celebration, born in the Dragon God's fire, consumed by His hunger, taken into the temple to be trained to survive the burn... And finally, he is presented to the Ician with one job and one job only: seduce a frigid woman.
The elements of fire and ice collide in “Magmon’s Hunger.” Ms. Lyons does a fantastic job in building this world and the characters within it. Like a movie, this story unfolds before the reader in great detail.
While the mythology behind the world was interesting, this story was incredibly slow and unbalanced. The majority of the book is dedicated to Kar’s sexual exploits and did not even mention Diama or her upbringing until close to the end. I think that the author could have alternated between the lives of Kar and Diama, allowing us to get to know her and further explore their opposite upbringings.
“Magmon’s Hunger” is still an interesting read and will be enjoyable for those who enjoy amazing scenery and characters who jump off the page. I look forward to reading other books out of this reality.
3 Tea Cups!