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Firestarter by Turniper

 

The tale of a deeply troubled young lady with enough baggage to outfit a cruise ship, some spectacularly unreliable magical powers, and serious financial woes.

Firestarter is the story of Molly, a short, pyromaniacal wizard, who really just wants to be left alone. Molly is a deeply troubled young lady with enough baggage to outfit a cruise ship, some spectacularly unreliable magical powers, and serious financial woes. At the beginning of Firestarter, Molly has escaped a rather troubled childhood, and in order to raise tuition for her first semester of college, she has taken on some rather less than legal jobs for some questionable individuals. Our story begins with Molly running for her life though Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and the situation generally devolves from there.

Note from the author: While sometimes humorous, Firestarter is a very dark story, and if you are easily offended or thin-skinned, you probably shouldn’t be reading it. Molly’s vernacular is colorful enough to shame most sailors, and if you have a problem with cursing, you’re going to have a problem with her narration.

Note: Firestarter contains pervasive graphic violence and harsh language.


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I wish there was more!

By D. D. Webb, author of The Gods are Bastards

Oct 8, 2014: The Firestarter in question is Molly, a teenage wizard with a load of psychological baggage and an urgent need to make ends meet which compels her to take on some rather shady work from even shadier individuals. It’s for that reason that we first meet her in the opening steps of what becomes a catastrophic showdown in an Atlanta airport.

This story is really, really promising. It does a brilliant job of setting up tension and then paying it off with [more . . .]

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It’s off to a decent start

By Oniwasabi, author of The Monster They Deserve

Sep 21, 2014: Only a few chapters exist at the time of this review, but what’s there so far is promising. The story is told in first person perspective by a young magic user who specializes in (hopefully you guessed it) firestarting! Also who seems to have a knack for getting into situations that end up more than a bit out of control (both the current story and some fragmented anecdotes that are referenced), usually as a result of said young magic user’s willingness to ignore the law in search of employment.

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ALLLLLMOST there

By Alexander.Hollins, member

Sep 22, 2014: I’ll try anything once, the things I like, I’ll try them twice. Kindling counts on that second one.

I’ll be blunt. The format is offputting, the design is a stream of consciousness blog, by a teenager, and tends to hop all over the place. Missing words, grammar goofups, and typos abound. BUT!

But the writer still grabbed my attention. Things start off weird enough that I keep asking the next question, [more . . .]

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