Today I am bringing you a spotlight of The Child of Fire and Earth by Barry Ryerson. I was supposed to review it a month ago, but then life got in the way, and I didn’t get to it. I started reading it yesterday and I am very intrigued by the story and I’m hoping to have my review up later this week.
Title: The Child of Fire and Earth
Author: Barry Ryerson
Publication Date: 1 August 2021
Genre: Middle-Grade Fantasy
Length: 210 Pages
From Goodreads: Hew had always dreamt of being a knight. Take that, villain! Yes, princess, of course I’ll rescue you. Thank you, your Majesty, yes I am great with a sword. Unfortunately, being a farmer’s son made that dream impossible. Real life was more about cleaning animal mess and checking for weeds.
Until he met the dragon.
It opened up a hidden world of magic around him. Faeries. Hobgoblins. Monsters, shape changers, brownies; you name them, he met them.
But there was a problem.
A blight to the north was making magic fade from the Earth. If it disappeared completely, then everyone would freeze to death.
Yes, that included Hew’s annoying little sister, but even she didn’t deserve to be frozen. He would have to be brave and defeat this blight. The question was…
What could a nearly eleven-year-old do?