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In the fantastic land of Markovy east of Europe, in the Iron Wood filled with werewolves and other unpleasant creatures, in the house of the dreaded Bone Witch, lives a young orphan girl named Aria. Her life is changed forever when a foreign knight, Sir Roye de Roye, enters the forest pursued by enemies, carrying with him the most precious artifact of the kingdom, the egg of the Firebird. Aria saves him and falls in love with him, and it becomes her mission in life to restore the egg to the firebird's nest. And so she and her knight set out on a wonderful quest, filled with spectacle, romance, and hair's-breadth escapes, to save the land and find a life more

Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 106.7 x 170.2 x 27.9mm | 181.44g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765352133
  • 9780765352132

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Praise for "Firebird" "Garcia y Robertson opens his dazzling stand-alone with the words 'Once upon a time' and spends the rest of the book crafting a true fairy tale. . . .Bawdy and bloody, magical and mythic, this joyous novel is sure to please heroic fantasy fans." -"Publishers Weekly," starred review "Toothsome fantasy . . . .an astonishing series of adventures . . . .A consummate blend of folklore, magic, history and storytelling, this book is sensual, culturally literate and perfectly pitched." -"Kirkus," starred review "A rollicking adventure yarn, by turns stirring, touching, undignified, funny, raunchy, and grim. A whirlwind of a tale that races the reader along on the quests and misadventures of Aria and a knight of many accomplishments. Anyone who remembers childhood hero tales of dragonslayers and explorers finding wonders in fantastic unknown lands with nostalgia will love "Firebird" here's a NEW hero tale!"--Ed Greenwood "Like Philip Pullman or George R.R. Martin, Rod Garcia has created one of those genre-transcending works that will thrill and move even readers who don't normally care for this sort of thing. It's one of the few heroic fantasies I've read which takes notice that we're not living in the 19th Century any more, a sophisticated, often erotically charged story about adult human beings in a harsh world. This was my first Garcia novel, but it won't be my last: three pages in, I knew I was in very good hands."--Spider Robinson, author of "Very Bad Deaths "on" Firebird"" """Firebird" is an icon painted with the red of life and the black of death. As colorful as it is grim, full of marvels, and irrepressibly joyous, it is an exhilarating fantasy story." --Yves Meynard "A delightful story" - "The San Diego Union-Tribune" "Breezy and romantic . . . the prose keeps the tone playful and light, and the heroes are engaging and witty." --"VOYA"show more

About R.G.Y. Robertson

R. GARCIA Y ROBERTSON lives in Mt. Vernon, more

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122 ratings
3.18 out of 5 stars
5 10% (12)
4 35% (43)
3 27% (33)
2 19% (23)
1 9% (11)
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