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The Soulstealer War
The First Mother's Fire - Book One of The Soulstealer War
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Paperback
  • Dec.28.2007
  • 9781598585391

W.L. gives an overview of the book:

Unemployed after graduation, Kenneth McNary seeks inspiration on the Appalachian Trail. He never suspected that it would find him first. Ken is transported to a fairytale world by a god-like sentience and is tasked with uniting the world’s denizens for a coming war—a war with eternal consequences for every soul consumed by the Enemy. While grappling with metaphysics and the dangers of his strange surroundings, Ken learns that the few humans inhabiting the realm are meek slaves to near-immortal beings who have lost their magic. Complicating this situation is a mysterious new race of magic wielders and the reappearance of subterranean, flesh-eating creatures long thought extinct. To survive the perils and embrace his destiny in a land hostile to humanity, Ken must discover the Fire within. But he faces two problems: he is a novice pitted against masters, and the magic...
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Unemployed after graduation, Kenneth McNary seeks inspiration on the Appalachian Trail. He never suspected that it would find him first. Ken is transported to a fairytale world by a god-like sentience and is tasked with uniting the world’s denizens for a coming war—a war with eternal consequences for every soul consumed by the Enemy.

While grappling with metaphysics and the dangers of his strange surroundings, Ken learns that the few humans inhabiting the realm are meek slaves to near-immortal beings who have lost their magic. Complicating this situation is a mysterious new race of magic wielders and the reappearance of subterranean, flesh-eating creatures long thought extinct.

To survive the perils and embrace his destiny in a land hostile to humanity, Ken must discover the Fire within. But he faces two problems: he is a novice pitted against masters, and the magic may kill him before the masters do!

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There is a powerful harmony to the Universe beyond our mundane perceptions. The Soulstealer War is crafted to not only entertain, but to inspire our understanding of true magic, the cosmos and immortality. As one critic notes, I meant to “shake the very rafters of existence.” Few will hazard the depths, but for those that do, may you evolve.

About W.L.

W.L. Hoffman was born in the 1960’s in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and grew up in nearby Margate City. As a resident of a quiet island community, he spent much of his childhood imagining adventures above and below the waves. He worked many summers as a beach lifeguard, where...

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Published Reviews

Feb.01.2008

Clocking in at fewer than three hundred pages, THE FIRST MOTHER’S FIRE is a quick read and never overstays its welcome like more than a few ponderous fantasy books tend to do.  What really sets this book...

Mar.04.2008

The First Mother's Fire
Book I in The Soulstealer War
W.L. Hoffman

Reviewed by Araminta Matthews

We literary folk like to think that Genre fiction is sub-par to literature, often...

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Feb.16.2008
"The First Mother's Fire", Book One of the new fantasy series "The Soulstealer War" by W.L. Hoffman, is a novel that was...