I haven't read a true fantasy novel in a couple of years so when I got the chance to review one I jumped at it. Dragon Fire is a truly a good story. The author is a definite word smith and can create a picture in your head very vividly. It has the making of a true adventure story. A wizard, a simple farm boy and a rebellious princess find themselves smack-dab in the center of a old prophecy. Boy(Declan) wants more from his life- to win a contest and become a squire, girl(Aria) wants to be seen as more than just a girl and the wizard (Galyan) who determined that the boy fulfill his destiny. Throw in secret pasts, power hungry knights and a little romance (between Declan and Aria) and you will be hooked. I finished the book in a day and a half, mostly in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. For a first time novelist Pedro did a fantastic job and I will definitely be reading anything else he writes!