Fire is a prequel to Graceling.
Our heroine Fire is an outcast in her society. She is a human monster in a world filled with monsters.
Fire’s monster is her exceptional beauty, which will drive you to insanity, destruction, or unnatural love.
Fire is cautious of her gift because her father did horrible things with it. We are back in the world of the Dells just like Graceling. The kingdom is in turmoil and the king and prince have no option but to ask for Fire’s help. Though they don’t trust her, she is their only hope. This is a brilliant book filled with amazing creatures, strange powers and political tension. It is a fast paced and complex novel that will keep you enthralled. If you are a fan of historical fiction/fantasy, you will love this book. If you are a Graceling fan, you must meet Fire. Though technically a YA it has very adult themes.
— Rosa, New Jersey
Winter 2009 Kids' List
“If Kristin Cashore's Graceling was a jewel, Fire is a treasure trove. In this fast-paced fantasy, we remain in the same mythical kingdom but, this time, with a host of new characters, who are marvelous in their complexity and variety. There is plenty of action, a mystery or two, and intrigue galore.”
— Jennie Turner-Collins, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH
This exquisitely romantic companion to the highly praised "Graceling" has an entirely new cast of characters, save for one person who plays a pivotal role in both stories.
About the Author
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 Winner.