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She is the last of her kind... 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 more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 461 pages
  • 149.86 x 218.44 x 40.64mm | 589.67g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Dial Books for Young Readers,US
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • maps
  • 0803734611
  • 9780803734616
  • 80,110

About Kristin Cashore

Kristin Cashore grew up in the northeast Pennsylvania countryside as the second of four daughters. She received a bachelor's degree from Williams College and a master's from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College, and she has worked as a dog runner, a packer in a candy factory, an editorial assistant, a legal assistant, and a freelance writer. She has lived in many places (including Sydney, New York City, Boston, London, Austin, and Jacksonville, Florida), and she currently lives in the Boston area. Her epic fantasy novels set in the Graceling Realm--"Graceling," "Fire," and "Bitterblue"--have won many awards and much high praise, including picks as ALA Best Books for Young Adults, "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year, "Booklist" Editors Choice, and "Publishers Weekly" Best Book of the Year. In addition, "Graceling" was shortlisted for the William C. Morris Debut Award and "Fire" is an Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award more

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Fire lives in the Dells - a land filled with beautiful creatures called monsters. There are monsters of every kind. Monster kittens, monster bugs, and the most fierce and dangerous of all, monster raptors. The monsters are covered in fur and feathers of the most vibrant and iridescent colors. Their beauty traps humans, allowing the monsters to control their minds. Monsters can influence humans - make them stand still and allow themselves to be killed, alter their thoughts and decisions, or compel them to do something against their will. Fire is the last human monster in the Dell and people are afraid of her and tend to stay out of her way or try to kill her. Fire is aware of the danger monsters pose to the people around her and takes care to remain respectful of their privacy and free will. The only time she attempts to claim a person's mind is in self-defense. Her life is a comfortable rhythm of hunting and spending time with her best friend, Archer. Fire has spent seventeen years within the safety of her own grounds and surrounded by people she can trust, so when the Prince from King's City comes to ask for her help in getting information out of captured spies, she can't help but say yes. Fire has wanted to see King's City for a long time. Fire's abilities and conscience are pushed to the limit once she joins the fight to save the crown. FIRE is a companion novel to GRACELING. You absolutely don't need to read one before the other, because FIRE takes place approximately 30 years before GRACELING's timeline picks up. FIRE is a beautiful story. I listened to the audiobook that Xanthe Elbrick narrates. Xanthe's voice made Fire come alive and I was almost sad when the story was over. If you like fantasy, you definitely need to read FIRE. *Gold Star Award Winner!show more
by TeensReadToo
An epic medieval adventure mixed with the right amount of fantasy and suspense to have you craving for more! This is what you'll get when reading Fire.rnrnFire is a monster. A being of extreme beauty able to mind control any weak or willing mind in her surroundings. She is the last human monster and many try to make sure there will never be someone else like her by ending her days.rnrnIn a time of war, there are more important matters though. Fire have been summoned by King Nash to help him in an imminent war, but will she help him? Her powers are so terrible, how could she use them? rnrnI really loved the book in so many ways! Fire is one lovely women. A monster yes, but so much more then that. A great mind, great morality, decided to do the greater good even though she has a shady past.rnMany very interesting characters are involved during her journey and I found myself very found of Brigan. Mysterious, handsome, talented and so out of reach!rnKristin bring us so deep in the medieval atmosphere that you feel right in the middle of the action all the time, I could totally picture myself in a stone castle plotting to put an end to the kingdom's enemies.rnrnI haven't read Graceling yet (ordered it right as I finished Fire though) so I can't tell you how Fire fits in. I read the resume of Graceling and I'm kinda sad because it doesn't seem like I can expect to see Fire or Brigan in that novel. Hopefully I am wrong!rnFire release in September or October depending on your country, but you gotta pre-order that book! Every fantasy lover out there will fall for that book hands down!show more
by Cindy Bacon
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