A light yet enchanting read with fully rendered worlds and memorable characters...The snappy dialogue paints a nice contrast against the lush and atmospheric depictions of Ancient Greece, Amazonian rainforests, and Arizona wilderness. The Firesteel is a modern love story, befitting of an age where romance is met with cynicism and could benefit from a touch of magic.
A story within a story, abounding in magical realism and radiant settings...a very relatable story of two people who keep meeting up at the wrong time, who try to make it work, who are human (!).
Ash Huang's language is poetic and raw...If you enjoy time-travel, love, nature, magic, and are a feminist at heart, then you must buy this gem!
Framed in the form of a young man who is in love with Kit, a time-traveling oracle, Natt (Nathanial, Nataniel, Nate) travels from Ancient Greece to Camelot to the Amazon to Britain during World War Two, constantly shedding light on the changing dynamic between two old souls who seem to have a hard time catching each other at the right moment...If you're looking for a book that talks about and encapsulates the feeling you have when you know you love someone but just can't find the words to tell them, read this book.