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Fiction, Fantasy, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)

Beauty is a weapon - and Fire is going to use it...

A must-read title for all fans of Patrick Rothfuss and Trudi Canavan, Fire will have you hooked on its gripping action, political intrigue, and beautiful central relationship.

'The book is REALLY good. Reading it made me very, very happy!' Tamora Pierce

Set in a world of stunningly beautiful, exceptionally dangerous monsters, Fire is one of the most dangerous monsters of all - a human one. Marked out by her vivid red hair, she's more than attractive. Fire is mesmerising.

But with this extraordinary beauty comes influence and power. People who are susceptible to her appeal will do anything for her attention, and for her affection. They will turn away from their families, their work, and their duties for her. They will forget their responsibilities to please her ... and worse, crush nations, neglect kingdoms and abuse their power.

Aware of her power, and afraid of it, Fire lives in a corner of the world away from people, and away from temptation. Until the day comes when she is needed - a day when, for her king, she has to take a stand not only against his enemies, but also against herself ...

Readers can't get enough of Fire:

'I was BLOWN AWAY! I fell in love with the world with the monsters and politics, the characters, the romance . . . Fantastic. Itching for a re-read already' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'The writing is beautiful, and Fire herself is at the same time so damaged and SO strong, that I fell completely head over heels. Finishing this book was heart-breaking' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'I found Fire's world to be well drawn, expertly woven and colourfully written. Each character is a delicious shade of gray, possessing both light and dark tendencies' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'If you asked me to recommend ONE book, or save ONE book from a fire, or keep ONE book of mine forever, it would be this one' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'Just as Graceling drew fans of Tamora Pierce and her strong female characters, Fire will definitely do the same' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'This was the most gorgeous romantic fantasy I've read in a while. And want to know what the last one was? - Graceling!! Kristin Cashore is just so good at writing these beautiful, deep relationships that stem from trust and acceptance' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ &am

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Praise for Fire

  • [Cashore] will slake the thirst of TWILIGHT fans - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

  • Cashore's prose is smooth and unobtrusive. But for all its lightness of tone, GRACELING is not a simple novel. Indeed it deals with some very difficult subject matter. Its inevitable love story is sweetly unconventional and unabashedly feminist. Katsa herself is a rich character. The growth of her trust and self-esteem is the understated heart of the novel. This is always Katsa's story and enjoyable fast-paced it is too. An immensely fun, good-hearted read - SFX

  • Cashore creates believable characters with enough depth, subtlety and experience to satisfy older readers...An impressive first novel - BOOKLIST

  • There are some books that stick with you for years, and Kristen Cashore's Fire is one of them. Thoughtful, steamy and completely original, Fire is YA fantasy at its absolute best

  • - Sabaa Tahir, author of New York Times bestselling Ember in the Ashes

  • Readers can enjoy this novel without having read Graceling. And enjoy it they will, with its vivid characters, convincing fantasy elements, gripping adventure scenes, and memorable love story - Booklist, starred review

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Kristin Cashore

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. Graceling, her first book, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

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