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ISBN13: 9780803734616
ISBN10: 0803734611
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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 donat need to have read Graceling to love Fire. But if you havenat, youall be dying to read it next.

Review:

"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." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Exquisitely romantic, this companion to the acclaimed Graceling has an entirely new cast of characters, save for one person who plays a pivotal role in the previous book. This story features a girl named Fire, whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her.

Synopsis:

To escape Blake Suttons army at the end of the enthralling The Wells End, Mia and her friends jump into the newly gurgling fountain of youth and swim to its very bottom. When they resurface, an astounding world awaits them—an entire underground civilization of humans, the Keepers of the Well.

 

But instead of finding a safe haven, Mia and her gang are quickly embroiled in a dangerous, high-stakes battle royale. If Mia wants to save everyone she loves and make it back home alive, shes got to get to the waters Source before Sutton and his troops, who are still hot on her trail.

 

With new characters and new threats, Seth Fishman has upped the ante fantastically and delivers another tense, fast-paced adventure in a richly imagined world just below our feet.

Synopsis:

Enter the Graceling Realm and let it work its magic . . .

When Queen Bitterblue took the throne of Monsea, she was a child, and her advisers ran the kngdom for her. Now she is beginning to question their decisions, especially how they handle the legacy of her father Leck, who who ruled through his Grace—a special talent for mind-altering—and his taste for darkness and violence. Bitterblue needs to know Monseas past to lead it into the future, so she begins exploring the city sreets at night, disguised and alone. As she does, she meets two thieves, who hold a key to the truth of Leck's reign. And one of them, with a Grace that he hasn't yet identified, holds a key to her heart.

Bitterblue is unforgettable—a gateway to the Graceling Realm that braids together magic, memory, and romance.

About the Author

Kristin Cashore lives in Massachusetts.

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readergabby, January 3, 2011 (view all comments by readergabby)
'Fire' captured my attention from the first page. It is different from 'Graceling', but having read 'Graceling' first, I caught on to a few clues and was able to foreshadow what could happen in the story. This was more of a thing to boost my confidence. A 'Ooo. Aren't I so awesome. Since I read this other book I know that this ___ means ___! Yay me.' kind of experience. But as Kristin Cashore has stated, this book can stand completely independent of 'Graceling' as well.
I usually prefer books with the heroine as a strong, fighting with fists kind of girl, but 'Fire' surprised me into the opposite. I really fell in love with the main character, Fire. She has the type of charisma that I think you can't help but love even if she's not flying through the air and kicking men in the gut (as Katsa is 'Graceling'). The other characters are extremely enjoyable as well. I zoomed through 'Fire' and I wish it could have gone on forever!
Without a doubt, this is my favorite book I read this year (2010).
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kpg813, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by kpg813)
This companion book to Graceling, perfectly balances fantasy with romance, adventure and suspense. I didn't think another book could measure up to Graceling but Fire is just as good, if not better. I am eagerly awaiting the next book from Kristin Cashore.
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aahmom92, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by aahmom92)
wonderful book
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780803734616
Author:
Cashore, Kristin
Publisher:
Dial Books
Author:
Schoenherr, Ian
Author:
Fishman, Seth
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Imaginary places
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Graceling
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
14-14

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Product details 288 pages Dial Books - English 9780803734616 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Exquisitely romantic, this companion to the acclaimed Graceling has an entirely new cast of characters, save for one person who plays a pivotal role in the previous book. This story features a girl named Fire, whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her.
"Synopsis" by ,
To escape Blake Suttons army at the end of the enthralling The Wells End, Mia and her friends jump into the newly gurgling fountain of youth and swim to its very bottom. When they resurface, an astounding world awaits them—an entire underground civilization of humans, the Keepers of the Well.

 

But instead of finding a safe haven, Mia and her gang are quickly embroiled in a dangerous, high-stakes battle royale. If Mia wants to save everyone she loves and make it back home alive, shes got to get to the waters Source before Sutton and his troops, who are still hot on her trail.

 

With new characters and new threats, Seth Fishman has upped the ante fantastically and delivers another tense, fast-paced adventure in a richly imagined world just below our feet.

"Synopsis" by ,
Enter the Graceling Realm and let it work its magic . . .

When Queen Bitterblue took the throne of Monsea, she was a child, and her advisers ran the kngdom for her. Now she is beginning to question their decisions, especially how they handle the legacy of her father Leck, who who ruled through his Grace—a special talent for mind-altering—and his taste for darkness and violence. Bitterblue needs to know Monseas past to lead it into the future, so she begins exploring the city sreets at night, disguised and alone. As she does, she meets two thieves, who hold a key to the truth of Leck's reign. And one of them, with a Grace that he hasn't yet identified, holds a key to her heart.

Bitterblue is unforgettable—a gateway to the Graceling Realm that braids together magic, memory, and romance.

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