Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fire by Kristin Cashore

"This romantic companion to the highly praised Graceling has an entirely new cast of characters, save one. You don't need to have read Graceling to love Fire. But if you haven't, you'll be dying to read it next."

The Dells are on the verge of war as the young King Nash clings to his throne. Rebel lords in the north and south are building armies in an attempt to unseat him from power. This is where Fire, the last human monster lives. A beautiful young woman with hair the color of flame, she is equally hated and loved by the people in the Dells. Fire has the ability to control minds, but chooses not to use her powers after seeing how her father, Cansrel, treated people. He was truely a monster. Instead she lives on the estate of Lord Brocker and keeps to herself. That is until King Nash requests her services to help save the kingdom.

Enter Prince Brigan. It is his job to get Fire safely to King's City. Lord Brocker's son and Fire's sometime companion, Archer, is none too pleased with Fire leaving. The story takes several twists and turns as Fire learns not only secrets about her life, but those of her friends around her.

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