Hidden Demon (The Burning Prophecy Saga, Book One) is Terry Brooks' The Elfstones of Shannara meets The Incredible Hulk.
The Burning Prophecy Saga is the epic tale of seventeen-year-old Dannis, a mistrusted and hated outsider living on the world of Talenia, which is dominated by close-knit city-states—a world of declining science and technology where people no longer believe in magic. Dannis didn’t believe either, but he has no choice but to believe once the dormant magic residing within him awakens. With his magic’s awakening comes the knowledge that he is the Lord of Fire spoken of in the Burning Prophecy, which places upon him the daunting burden of defeating an ancient evil known as the Eternal King of Unlife—a demon lich that fears death so much that he seeks to destroy all life in order to eliminate all threats to his continued existence. It is the story of Dannis’s search for love, happiness, and his place in the world as well as his struggle to come to terms with the vast responsibility set upon him. It is the story of his fight to survive and master a wild and chaotic magic, so he can defeat an overwhelming and fearsome evil.
It is the epic tale of Saras, a beautiful, headstrong, and prodigious master of Order elemental magic who hails from the world of Athelius—a world where magic is known, revered, and dominant, leaving technology stunted in its wake. It is the story of her search for the prophesied Lord of Fire, who she hopes, with her help, will be able to defeat the Eternal King and save her people and world from destruction.
It is the epic tale of Enerius, the Eternal King’s most trusted Deathmaster—a powerful Spellcaster warped against nature and enslaved by foul magic, which forces him to serve the will of a monster. It is the story of his fight to avoid becoming a monster himself, to find freedom, and to destroy the master he loathes.
In Hidden Demon (book one), Dannis comes to possesses great power—the power of Chaos fire magic—but it is often beyond his ability to control, and that makes him dangerous to everyone near him, especially those he loves. He can only hope that his magic will also prove dangerous to the Eternal King, but that seems a distant hope or impossible dream, for he lacks a teacher to help him understand and master his magic. And, in the face of such overwhelming expectations, he can’t help but fear that he won’t be equal to the challenge. Still, he strives to succeed in the task set before him because the price of failure is too high.
Enerius seeks the prophesied Lord of Fire in the hope of helping him destroy his master, but time is not on his side, for the Eternal King discovers Dannis’s identity and location and sets a relentless demon to hunt and kill him. Saras hunts for him, too, but can she reach him before the demon does, and even if she does, will his dangerous Chaos fire magic force him to avoid her and all others while shouldering an impossible burden alone?