What happens when you mix humans, centaurs, war, relationship challenges with family friends, and magic in a fantasy land of forests, villages, and castles? Hearts of Fire is an exciting and engaging fantasy especially written for young people that tells a beautiful story of a young girl who has to deal with the untimely death of her beloved father, a long and dangerous journey through unknown territory in search of her mother and brother, and encounters with soldiers of war and enemies out to capture her. This fascinating book is filled with exquisitely detailed descriptions of the different landscapes and locales encountered by our heroine as she deals with her emotions and makes often difficult decisions about loyalties to family and friends past, present, and future. All of the imaginative characters in the story are so very well thought out and described that readers can make a complete picture in their mind as they turn each page.
Franklin R. Wilson, a novelist from Detroit, Michigan, took up writing after he retired. He has written a delightful and captivating story filled with compelling characters and beautiful scenery. This is a book that young readers will not be able to put down until the end.