Publication Order of Blacklight Chronicles Books
|Fire Mage||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Sun Mage||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Shadow Mage||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Dragon Mage||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Star Mage||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Princes Of Naverstrom Books
|Theft of Dragons||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Lord of Dragons||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
John Forrester is a well known author from Palo Alto in California, United States. He works in the marketing industry as a fictional writer and a marketing director. He has authored many great books among them Fire Mage and Sun mage of the series Blacklight Chronicles. His books tend to fall in the genres of fantasy, children’s book and young adult. John has a wide array of hobbies that revolve around writing, reading, gardening, travelling, hiking, yoga, meditation, camping, home building and lucid dreaming.
Among his favourite films are Lord of the Rings, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Bourne Ultimatum and Raider’s of the Lost Ark among others which explain his bias for fictional writing. His favourite books also favour the fictional genre featuring all time favourites like Lord of the Rings, The Da Vinci Code and Game of Thrones. The allure of mystery and the creations of classic works of fiction are what inspire John most even in his choice of movies and books. This is clear in his works as he puts in just the right mix of suspense to keep readers turning the pages and yearning for more with each release.Published in 2011, the first of the amazing series; Blacklight Chronicles sets off with an epic setting meant to awe fiction lovers worldwide. Fire Mage is the first in a series made up of five books published between 2011 and 2014.
The story is based at the Order of the Dawn where mages perfected the art of magic for centuries before. They have over time mastered three important elements; fire, storm and wind. The story poses a captivating edge with these masters of magic living in the last free city. The rest of the world is under siege plagued by dark sorcerers. The story heats up when the main character Talis Storm and his good friend Mara uncover a dreadful secret that threatens the already shaky existence that the mages have. An attack is looming o their last resort; one that could mean mass deaths and destruction. The attack has been planned by the Jiserian Empire; a formidable force made only of ruthless and seemingly undefeatable flying necromancers. The city is definitely unprepared for this sort of attack. An unexpected aerial invasion hits the Order temple marking the beginning of the city’s worst nightmare. Talis in an attempt to help casts fire magic for the first time ever. The attempt does nothing if not to worsen the situation. Because of his inexperience, the spell is wild and poses even more danger. Sorcerers now move and attempt to capture Talis and Mara who flee into the huge temple crypts. This move wakes a fallen champion in an olden day era from his ancient rest. He comes to their rescue and slays the sorcerers. Talis is handed a legendary map that will lead him and Mara on a long hard quest to uncover the elusive lost temple of the sun. In this temple lies the answer to their problems; a powerful magic locked deep inside the old temple. With a hard perilous journey ahead of him, Talis must get the magic so that he can become a true fire mage and save his city. With a stupendous clarity and an amazing use of twists and turns, the story only gets better.In an amazing follow up in the series, the second book was published in 2012.
John Forrester clearly has fans wrapped around the suspense and meticulous flow of the story. The Sun Mage promises just as much adventure if not more as the first book. We now travel very far out to the vast sea where a very mysterious island houses an ancient city named Darkov. Talia and Mara are still as relentless as they were in the first book and their arrival is eagerly anticipated by the immortal sorcerer Aurellia. If captured it might just mean the utter failure of their mission.The Temple of the Sun holds such a massive promise of power that good and evil forces in equal measure are pulled its allure.
It seems as though everyone wants a piece f the power which further complicates the pair’s quest.The suspense builds up with the heat on the two characters Talis and Mara who have together proven stronger than anyone would have earlier guessed. They have to use intellect and cunning to be able to escape the looming slavery. Their troubles do not end there. An escape would bring them into the jingle which they have to carefully trek. They have to risk being trapped in the fetid fields of undead if they are to succeed. And when you think the suspense is over, you are yet to get more surprises!There are twin ancient cities; identical in nature but opposites in what they represent. Where one represents light, the other represents darkness; one is completely ruined and the other has unbelievable power. A predicament faces our characters; which one to choose. Only the map can tell them this.
Still, even with solid directions from the ingenious map, can Talis and Mara really bear to enter the land of the dead? Even with that scare, will they be able to amass enough of their strength and wits to face the God of the underworld? Still, they pretty much do not have a choice because failure means that they will lose their precious families and city because the Jiserians are still a huge threat. Much has already been lost with the threat of losing it all still hanging in the air. The chances of winning seem pretty slim and the world is facing the danger of falling into a deep darkness unless Talis is able to unlock the only thing that can save them; the power of light magic. Will Talis and his friend be able to save their city? How much will be lost in the process of doing this? Will they live to see the fruit of their labour if at all they do survive? A lot remains uncertain and with the build up of the series, the fantasy world by John Forrester just keeps getting better and better. With the mix of courageous and dark characters, it is definitely clear that John Forrester will have reader’s captivated for a long time.Book Series In Order » Authors » John Forrester