Maris Miras Miras de Ramushki, Samarskaya oblast', Russia
If you've read The Eight by Katherine Neville, you'll understand why I was excited this evening when I realized I was going to finish reading this book on April 4th. And after years of hearing praise and recommendations for The Eight, I was very excited to read both it and this the sequel. I was distracted at times by some rather unbelievable cameos, but generally I grew progressively more hooked as I discovered each new plot twist. My only real criticism, and perhaps it was a miscalculation of remaining pages or my increasing hookedness that caused it, was that I felt the ending was very abrupt. I recommend The Fire for those who've enjoyed The Eight. I recommend The Eight for those who've enjoyed Focault's Pendulum , Angels and Demons , and The Da Vinci Code .