Fire (Hardcover)

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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


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 next.

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780803734616
ISBN-10: 0803734611
Publisher: Dial Books
Publication Date: October 5th, 2009
Pages: 461
Language: English
Series: Graceling Realm Books