KristaLyn's Books

Why can’t reality be like this book?!?!?

Pure Fyre immediately draws you into a world full of friends and foes you never knew you had. Wrapped in words of wonder and mystery, you have no choice but to stay up all night reading towards the ending you never want to come! Anticipate finding yourself reading Vetovich's tale multiple times to accompany old friends on a journey that never ceases to amaze.

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Praise for Pure Fyre!
5.0
2016-08-24T22:42:44+00:00

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Pure Fyre immediately draws you into a world full of friends and foes you never knew you had. Wrapped in words of wonder and mystery, you have no choice but to stay up all night reading towards the ending you never want to come! Anticipate finding yourself reading Vetovich's tale multiple times to accompany old friends on a journey that never ceases to amaze.

Waiting on the sequel!

I started reading this book while reading another, but Pure Fyre quickly prevailed. The writing is done in a way that pushes the reader to asking "well, what now?!" and stopping becomes really hard! I could not put this down, and even after the final page, I wanted to know what happens next. You will fall in love with each character and will find yourself really rooting for them with each turn of the page. I want a book #2...and if you read this book you'll agree!

Jocelyn Hauer

Praise for Pure Fyre!
5.0
2016-08-24T22:41:40+00:00

Jocelyn Hauer

I started reading this book while reading another, but Pure Fyre quickly prevailed. The writing is done in a way that pushes the reader to asking "well, what now?!" and stopping becomes really hard! I could not put this down, and even after the final page, I wanted to know what happens next. You will fall in love with each character and will find yourself really rooting for them with each turn of the page. I want a book #2...and if you read this book you'll agree!

Boldness of conception and sheer originality

Once inside the realm of Gelyfed, fantasy which is consistent and so entirely compelling within itself, we soon learn that "According to legend... the [re-animated] dragons only move when peace must swiftly be restored" and although Gelyfed, itself, is not a perfect society at present, it is stable.
So "the problem must be under the eyes of the dragon Gaernod", Eofyn announces to those assembled before him and as " The room fell into heavy silence" the author had for me already established a sense of unease; the looming mayhem to befall the realm of Gaernod.
Spyre, the central protagonist, though hesitant about leaving such a realm, finds within himself the ultimate calling to leave and I was rooting for both him and the survival of his domain against external threat, almost as I would against the survival of my own country and its survival against threat; so that there was, for me, far more than a narrative in a fantasy realm here but an analogy - if not an embedded prophecy - whether intended or not - for threats to the survival of mankind; granted that mankind is, historically, separated by different cultures and political borders.
From the worlds of Gulliver's Travels to those of Tolkien, we have willingly suspended disbelief - and for good reason. For while these realms may not accord with familiar norms - and if they did there would be no escape from the tedium of reality - still, the reward in these works and so in KristaLyn Vetovich's "Pure Fyre" is the internal logic and consistency with which the characters who populate her realms relate to each other in their fascinating moors and cultures.
Yes, the kingdom of Gaernod and the dragons are not to be found in London's Hyde Park or New York's Wall Street; any more than the tiny people of Swift and the creatures of Tolkien's worlds but because of the methodical and powerful build of internal consistency in the narratives we can share in the realms; as I began to share in the threat of the reanimated dragons in Pure Fyre.
I am not, generally, a reader of fantasy and yet, this author won me over to her genre because of her very individual way of building believable people in believable realms which, nevertheless carry an uncanny prophecy - or cautionary tale - for real societies and cultures across our world who could do well to read Vetovich. In her fantasy, there may indeed be prophecy of reality to come.

Sunset

Praise for Pure Fyre!
5.0
2016-08-24T22:40:15+00:00

Sunset

From the worlds of Gulliver's Travels to those of Tolkien, we have willingly suspended disbelief - and for good reason. For while these realms may not accord with familiar norms - and if they did there would be no escape from the tedium of reality - still, the reward in these works and so in KristaLyn Vetovich's "Pure Fyre" is the internal logic and consistency with which the characters who populate her realms relate to each other in their fascinating moors and cultures.

Pure Fyre

First, let me say that Diane Broskey is writing this review. I loved the book. I am not a big fan of castles and kings but I am a fan of Kristalynn's books. I knew this was a different venue for Krista and was excited to see where she would take us. She does not disappoint. It is a wonderful cast of characters, with many plots that twist and turn, delight and surprise. There is laughter as well as tears. A very quick read. Can't wait for more hopefully sooner that later. Congrats Kristalynn! Write ON!

Diane Broskey

Praise for Pure Fyre!
5.0
2016-08-24T22:38:38+00:00

Diane Broskey

First, let me say that Diane Broskey is writing this review. I loved the book. I am not a big fan of castles and kings but I am a fan of Kristalynn's books. I knew this was a different venue for Krista and was excited to see where she would take us. She does not disappoint. It is a wonderful cast of characters, with many plots that twist and turn, delight and surprise. There is laughter as well as tears. A very quick read. Can't wait for more hopefully sooner that later. Congrats Kristalynn! Write ON!

Pure Fyre is an amazing piece of literature!

Kristalyn Vetovich brings you on a perilous journey in her book, Pure Fyre. A journey of friendship and danger. A journey to bring balance to the world, but mainly to bring balance to oneself. Pure Fyre is an amazing piece of literature with twists and turns, making you not want to put the book down. Highly recommended read for any age.

Tom S.

Praise for Pure Fyre!
5.0
2016-08-24T22:43:32+00:00

Tom S.

Kristalyn Vetovich brings you on a perilous journey in her book, Pure Fyre. A journey of friendship and danger. A journey to bring balance to the world, but mainly to bring balance to oneself. Pure Fyre is an amazing piece of literature with twists and turns, making you not want to put the book down. Highly recommended read for any age.
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