Every once in a while, if a reader is lucky, a book comes along that so completely blows away their expectations, wholly enthralling, enchanting, and - yes, I'll say it - bewitching, that they finish it and want to dive directly back in, that they're not even sure how to manage the wait until the sequel. Trial by Fire was that book for me.
The Sequel to Jeff Probst's book Stranded, Trial by Fire continues the adventure of the four siblings, Vanessa & Buzz, and Carter & Jane. They have been shipwrecked and stranded on a deserted island. Their parents are new
|"Trial by Fire"|
Michael is in danger.
|Season||The Australian Outback|
|Episode Number||6/15 (019)|
|First Broadcast||March 1, 2001|
|Viewership (in millions)||31.32|
|Previous||“The Gloves Come Off”|
TRIAL BY FIRE continues the story that began with : Four new step-siblings -- two pairs of siblings -- survive a boat crash only to find themselves alone on a deserted island without food, water, or shelter. In this installment, they learn to make fire, build a makeshift camp, and even try to signal a plane they see circling above. They also face constant peril: Jane is knocked down by a stampede of wild boars, while Connor throws up all night after drinking bad water. A revelation lays the groundwork for the next book in the series.
The ending is a tad abrupt and leaves us with tons of questions and anxiety, but as a first book in the series, Trial by Fire has done a fantastic job. The complex world building and perilous plot alone are enough to keep you glued to the pages. I feel like my thoughts - and in turn, this review - are pretty jumbled as the book was one hell of a thrill ride, so I'm hoping I at least made sense. If not, just know that this is one book you should not miss if you consider yourself a fan of witches!