A breathtaking, marvelous Graceling Realm book from New York Times bestselling author Kristin Cashore.
It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her. Exquisitely romantic, this companion to the highly praised Graceling has an entirely new cast of characters, save for one person who plays a pivotal role in both books. You don't need to have read Graceling to love Fire. But if you haven't, you'll be dying to read it next. This edition includes an article by and an interview with the author.
Look for Kristin Cashore's highly-anticipated return to the Graceling Realm, Winterkeep!
“There are some books that stick with you for years, and Kristen Cashore’s Fire is one of them. Thoughtful, steamy and completely original, Fire is YA fantasy at its absolute best.”—Sabaa Tahir, author of New York Times bestselling Ember in the Ashes on Fire
* "There aren't enough words to describe how awesome this book is." —Top Pick, Romantic Times, starred review of Fire
A New York Times bestseller
YALSA, Best Fiction for Young Adults
Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award Winner
5 starred reviews
This prequel to Graceling, Cashore's smashing debut, may initially frustrate readers wanting more about Katsa and Po. Fire takes place long before Katsa's birth in an adjacent kingdom called the Dells and shares only one character. But its themes embracing your talents and moving out of your parents' shadow are similar, as is the absorbing quality of Cashore's prose. The Dells do not have gracelings; they have beautiful creatures called monsters that are like normal animals except for their exquisite coloration. Seventeen-year-old Fire, who can read and control minds, is the last human monster. Her father, a corrupt adviser to a debased king, recognizes the dangers of her powers and exiles her to the hills, where she is raised by an out-of-favor military commander and befriended by his son, Archer. Many twists propel the action, and although astute readers will suspect who the eventual lovers will be from their first hateful meeting, the buildup to their romance provides tension that keeps the pages turning. Cashore's conclusion satisfies, but readers will clamor for a sequel to the prequel a book bridging the gap between this one and Graceling. Ages 14 up.
Okay Kristin Cashore is one of the best authors Ever! She keeps u really into the story and omg this was another great book! U don't have to have read Graceling to understand this book, Fire, but it would probably be a little helpful. If u read Fire first u'll b dying to read Graceling next;)
Kristen Cashore’s novel Fire is a most excellent fantasy story. This book is the prequel for her first fantasy novel, Graceling. These books are hard to put down once the characters have caught hold of your imagination. The alternate universe the characters inhabit seems real and the plot moves quickly. Definitely a recommended read.
Utterly boring and the heroine wasn’t particularly like able. I could barely finish it.