Best Read [Greg Van Eekhout] ✓ Pacific Fire || [Travel Book] PDF ¶

By Greg Van Eekhout | Comments: ( 161 ) | Date: ( Oct 22, 2019 )

Pacific Fire Another thrilling ride through Greg van Eekhout s wildly imaginative world of California Bones, featuring entertaining new characters and a dangerous magical plot unfolding in Los Angeles.I m Sam I m just this guy Okay, yeah, I m a golem created from the substance of his own magic by the late Hierarch of Southern California With a lot of work, I might be aPacific Fire Another thrilling ride through Greg van Eekhout s wildly imaginative world of California Bones, featuring entertaining new characters and a dangerous magical plot unfolding in Los Angeles.I m Sam I m just this guy Okay, yeah, I m a golem created from the substance of his own magic by the late Hierarch of Southern California With a lot of work, I might be able to wield magic myself I kind of doubt it, though Not like Daniel Blackland can Daniel s the reason the Hierarch s gone and I m still alive He s also the reason I ve lived my entire life on the run Ten years of never, ever going back to Los Angeles Daniel s determined to protect me To teach me But it gets old I ve got nobody but Daniel I ll never do anything normal Like attend school Or date a girl.Now it s worse Because things are happening back in LA Very bad people are building a Pacific firedrake, a kind of ultimate weapon of mass magical destruction Daniel seemed to think only he could stop them Now Daniel s been hurt I managed to get us to the place run by the Emmas Many of them All named Emma It s a long story They seem to be healing him, but he isn t going anyplace soon.Do I even have a reason for existing, if it isn t to prevent this firedrake from happening I m good at escaping from things Now I ve escaped from Daniel and the Emmas, and I m on my way to LA This may be the worst idea I ever had.


  • Title: Pacific Fire
  • Author: Greg Van Eekhout
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Greg Van Eekhout

Greg van Eekhout writes books for kids and adults He enjoys eating little tacos, walking along the beach, and practicing kung fu About the kung fu He s let himself get a bit slovenly, quite frankly, so please do not challenge him to a fight He cries easily He s a weeper He lives in San Diego.



Comments Pacific Fire

  • Carol.

    From my blog at clsiewert.wordpress/2015/Water mages. Bounty hunters. Kraken magic. Pirates. Fans of fast paced, fantastical-element thrillers should love Pacific Fire. Clever world-building, a wry dose of humor, and occasional winks at genre conventions all made for an entertaining read.While connected to events in California Bones, Pacific Fire takes place ten years after the evens in Bones. Sam, magical child of the former ruler of the L.A. Basin, and Daniel, an osteomancer, have been on the [...]


  • Mogsy (MMOGC)

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2015/09/08/aThe bulk of this story takes place years after the first book, following the lives of osteomancer Daniel Blackland and his adopted son Sam, the golem created from the essence of the late Hierarch. The two have stayed under the radar for the last ten years, constantly staying on the move in order to keep Sam out of the wrong hands. That is until one day, word reaches them that some very bad people are attempting to build the ultimate wea [...]


  • Molly Mortensen

    Sam is a golem. (Which I think is really cool!) Daniel adopted Sam ten years ago. Since then they’ve been running from basically everyone. The high magical concentration in Sam means everyone wants him.Gabriel contacts Daniel, the powers in Los Angeles are uniting to create a living Pacific Firedrake. (Gigantic dragon of doom) Daniel is the only one with enough power to destroy it. He plans to leave Sam where it’s safe, but teenagers sometimes don’t do as they’re told.While book one was [...]


  • Nikki

    Received to review via NetgalleyOriginally received to review, anyway, but I bought it as well after being a terrible person and not getting round to the ARC. Now I’m regretting that, because I liked this more than the first book — it takes all that background, and gives us some more emotional stuff. I’m always a sucker for loyalty stories, so the relationship between Daniel and Sam — gah. And the dilemma of them realising that Daniel’s actually harming him — double gah. And then the [...]


  • Megan Baxter

    have not been reading as much as I usually do the last little while. I'm not really sure why, except for the extreme busyness of the world, and the temptations of playing on an iPad when I get home instead of curling up with a book because my brain is just done. We'll see if it changes in the new year. However, I still manage to read on my lunch hours, and it didn't take very many of those for me to devour Pacific Fire.Note: The rest of this review has been withheld due to the changes in policy [...]


  • Yzabel Ginsberg

    (I got a copy through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.)While I still enjoyed reading about some of the characters I had got to know in the first book, California Bones, I was a little less thrilled this time.I really like the world and magic developed here: dark, treacherous, tricky Leeching power off dead animals' bones? Check. Taking it a notch higher and killing other osteomancers to devour their bodies and steal their magic? Check. Dangerous sabotage-type jobs and being pursued b [...]


  • Nicole (Read Eat Sleep Repeat)

    Pacific Fire, the second book in Greg Van Eekhout’s Daniel Blackland trilogy, continued the exciting adventure started in California Bones. This review will not have any spoilers for either book, but if you are interested in learning more about this series, check out California Bones.Although the events of Pacific Fire begin ten years after the end of California Bones, the prologue served as an interim between the two to provide cohesion and assimilate the reader back into the story. The world [...]


  • Ivan

    Nastavak izvanrednog California Bones, ovaj roman je zacementirao Ikauta (ili kako se već izgovara) na mestu najboljeg pisca urbane fantastike. Istini za volju, čovek iza sebe ima nekoliko romana, što za odrasle što za omladinu, ali i u prethodnom romanu u ovom serijalu (California Bones) pokazao je vanredno vladanje ne samo jezikom, već i strukturom romana i pripovedačkim zanatom. Danas najpopularniji UF pisac, Džim Bučer, nije ni blizu Ikautovog spisateljskog umeća - čak ni nakon dva [...]


  • Koeur

    koeur.wordpress/2015/02/0Publisher: TorPublishing Date: January 2015ISBN: 9780765328564 Genre: FantasyRating: 4.2/5Publisher Description: I’m Sam. I’m just this guy. Okay, yeah, I’m a golem created from the substance of his own magic by the late Hierarch of Southern California. With a lot of work, I might be able to wield magic myself. I kind of doubt it, though. Not like Daniel Blackland can. Daniel’s the reason the Hierarch’s gone and I’m still alive. He’s also the reason I’ve [...]


  • Kam

    As a rule, I don’t like gambling. I don’t like taking chances on things that aren’t almost guaranteed to go my way, and I’m not especially fond of risking things that are important to me when the odds of me keeping them aren’t as close to a hundred percent as possible. I’ve played card games, of course, as a way of whiling away the time when I’m with family, but those were never for really high stakes: potato chips and candy, mostly, never money—no one likes losing money on somet [...]


  • All Things Urban Fantasy

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.A very satisfying follow-up to Greg van Eekhout's CALIFORNIA BONES, PACIFIC FIRE picks up ten years later when a collective of loosely allied osteomancers finally decide to fill the power vacuum created by the death of the Los Angeles Hierarch. Unfortunately for Daniel Blackland, former thief-turned-fugitive, their plan for mass destruction requires the sacrifice of the boy Daniel has spent a decade trying to protect. PACIFIC FIRE opens van Eekhout's w [...]


  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads

    RTC.


  • Jenne

    Not quite as excitingly new as the first one, but still has zip. I'll read the third one!


  • Chompa

    I loved the first book in this series and was really hyped to read this. It was not a bad book, but it threw me off right from the start. 10 years had passed since the last book and the focus moved from Daniel Blackland to Sam, his adopted son. That's all I'm going to call him for now for those that didn't read the first book. This jumping ahead 10 years and changing character focus is something chancy for an author to do. Wesley Chu did that in his Lives of Tao series and it jarred me with each [...]


  • Laura

    For the ten years since California Bones, Daniel Blackland has been on the move - avoiding the magicians of LA. However, events in LA draw him back, and action packed adventures ensue In Pacific Fire Van Eekhout revisits his fabulously imaginative version of a magic infused Los Angeles, where magic from the bones of the creatures of the La Brea Tar Pits have infused the entire city and its people. If you've never visited the tar pits, they are definitely a source of wonder - bones of fantastic c [...]


  • Brownbetty

    Hard to write a follow-up to a story in which your protag. defeated the big bad and consumed his power. Eekhout manages by having him unconscious for the first third so that he's playing catch-up. Most of the story follows his son's attempt to live an independent life, which unfortunately he interprets as "defeat supervillains using blind luck, and own superpowers (tbd)."Sam does a decent job of carrying the book, although he is not quite as likeable as Daniel. I mean, teenagerhood is a difficul [...]


  • Andy Goldman

    The second book in the series didn't strike me as suspenseful as the first, but I still ended up being invested in the characters and I'm looking forward to the next book. There was one happenstance that struck me as out-of-the-blue convenient for the characters, which led to a series of events that was necessary to move the plot along. That was the only part of the book that took me out of the story for a while as I tried to guess what was actually happening because it couldn't be as convenient [...]


  • Elisa

    Great stuff again, less of a heist book though. It is 10 years later and Daniel has to deal with that same guy again. Pretty gruesome at times, it is dark but a wild ride! I would read them in order, lots of relationships that answer questions about why someone is doing something that you learn in book 1.


  • Claire

    Review forthcoming.


  • Jon

    Super cool and creepy bone magic, and alternate California, and a heist novel What more could you ask for?


  • Judy keller

    Sequel to California BonesThis was the second in a series and was not as good as the first. There is a third, but I haven't decided if it will be worth my time.


  • Kathleen

    Bone magic, and alt west coast, more to come.


  • Nilchance

    Man, okay. I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first. The Daniel sections were good. I liked Sam as a character, but I was deeply distracted during his segments of the plot by wondering if Em was ever going to evolve past the Strong Female Character in a Blockbuster Film archetype, and she just didn't. I feel like I know nothing about her as a person aside from the fact that she's more together than Sam, she's tough and she shrugs off his attempts to flirt while secretly liking him deep down, [...]


  • Jasper

    originally posted at: thebookplank/2015Last year a really exciting book was published, California Bones, which was the first book in the Daniel Blackland series. I praised this book heavily for its creativity, it was something completely different. Luckily for me Greg van Eekhout doesn't only publish one new book in the series but two! Pacific Fire was published back in January already and the third book (finger crossed not the final one, Dragon Coast, will be published by Tor later in September [...]


  • Steven Cole

    This was an interesting sequel. Rather than picking up where the first let off, this is ten years later, with an added protagonist.It's a refreshing change from most sequels these days. The worldbuilding is essentially the same (which was one of the strongest points of the initial novel), while bringing in fresh perspectives and challenges. I really appreciated that.Still, this really was still an adventure romp in the world of magic bones of Southern California. Even more so now, as my daughter [...]


  • Krista

    Pacific Fire is an improvement on California Bones. The writing is better and the plotline is more organized. I would still like to see more development of the characters - 'snarky yet kind and sensitive' will only take the reader so far before it becomes boring, particularly when all your characters fit that description. If the author were to delve into his character's relationships to one another more deeply, he could increase the dramatic tension in these books very easily. As they are writte [...]


  • Damien

    This is the sequel to California bones. The setting broadens out a bit to include other parts of California like the Salton Sea and Catalina Island. While this book is also organized around a heist (getting the old team back together!), there is also plenty of new subplot and backstory to make you care about what’s going on. This book goes into more depth on golems, which are a bit like genetic clones in this alternate universe.


  • Audrey

    This was just a lot of fun for me -- still gives off a major Tim Powers vibe, with a magic system that I really think is interesting. There were some snags with this one, especially with one character and his dialogue, as well as a couple of jumps in the plot that bugged me, but overall, this was a reading experience that I really enjoyed.


  • Trey McIntyre

    Much like the first book in the series, this is a very fast read and a lot of fun. I found it a little less fun and interesting than the first book, but I'm willing to blame that on the fact that I'm hopped up on cold medicine right now.


  • Melinda

    This series just keeps getting better. The characters, the world building, the magic system - all well thought out and well written. I'm enjoying the audio version and will be immediately tearing into book three.


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