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Enna Burning (2004)

by Shannon Hale

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Series: Books of Bayern (2)

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I found it hard to connect with Enna and her pyro antics, even though I tried to feel, it just didnt click with me.Too much fire stuff!
Interesting story but I didnt really feel Enna's personality shone as it pretty much was her dealing with fire and it taking her over.
to enjoy a book I have to like the characters..and I did up to a point.
I think the most interesting part was when she was captured and Sileph or whatever his name manipulated her.
Also her friendship with Isi was a good part, it was lovely how they worked their magic together. ( )
  JazMinderr | Jul 31, 2014 |
This second book in the series shifts its focus to a (secondary) character from Book 1 (The Goose Girl). In this book, the character develops the ability to harness the power of fire. She aims to not to use it for harm, but can good intentions prevail, or will the scorching flame consume its host? ( )
  MomsterBookworm | Jul 14, 2014 |
Companion novel to The Goose Girl, with a focus on Enna, Isi's best friend. Two years after the events of the first book, Enna has discovered the power to control fire. At first she uses it to aid Bayern in a war against the neighboring country of Tira, but as she grows in power she feels overpowered by it. She and Isi go together to a kingdom in the south to find a way to control their powers.

I liked the characters in the first book and it was nice to see how things had changed with them after two years, but since they had grown apart, it created a number of subplots that felt disconnected most of the time. It felt like the war with Tira was just a big distraction to throw at the characters while things got worse with Enna's powers, and they only got back to finding a solution to that near the very end. Then the last subplot to be tied up is Isi's, so the focus isn't even on the main character in the end. Each part by itself was okay, but together it was a mess. ( )
  DeweyEver | Apr 22, 2014 |
Enna Burning by Shannon Hale was a fun and easy read. I would recommend this novel to kids aged 9-12 to read as it is an adventure novel that displays Enna as the heroine. Enna has to protect her town of Bayern by keeping a vellum that tells us how to make a fire without sticks and stones. Enna Burning is like a fairy-tale series for adolescent readers that they should not miss. As an adult, I would recommend this novel to read to get insight on a girl from Europe who has to battle her way to saving her town and people. ( )
  sabdelaz | Apr 7, 2014 |
2.5 stars. Originally posted at FanLit.

Enna Burning is one of Shannon Hale’s BAYERN books — a set of four “companion” books set in the fictional country of Bayern. Each book can stand alone, but they have overlapping characters. I was glad I had read The Goose Girl, the first BAYERN book, before reading Enna Burning because I was already familiar with the world and its inhabitants.

Readers who’ve read The Goose Girl will remember Enna, best friend of Princess Isi. In Enna Burning, Enna acquires the power of fire starting. This dark power is seductive and though Enna hopes to use it to save her country from an aggressive neighbor, she struggles to keep from being pulled to the dark side. She deals with secrets, guilt, and jealousy, learns how lies can ruin relationships, and discovers that the path to destruction is a slippery slope.

It’s hard ... Read More: http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/enna-burning/ ( )
  Kat_Hooper | Apr 6, 2014 |
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Hale has a deft touch with her prose and characterization. The story is fast-paced and satisfying, and I especially liked how she was
able to depict the ability to speak with the elements as both a wondrous thing and a terrible, soul-destroying power.
added by Katya0133 | editFantasy & Science Fiction, Charles De Lint (Jan 1, 2005)
 
[T]his novel’s pulsing heart lies in rich writing and sharply drawn characters, elements that will be devoured by genre fans just like kindling beneath flames.
added by Katya0133 | editBooklist, Jennifer Mattson (Sep 15, 2004)
 
Powerful and romantic.
added by Katya0133 | editKirkus Reviews (Sep 1, 2004)
 
With a richly detailed setting, eloquent descriptions, a complex plot, a large cast of characters, and romance, this high fantasy will be welcomed both by fans of The Goose Girl and those who have yet to discover it.
added by Katya0133 | editSchool Library Journal, Connie Tyrrell Burns (Sep 1, 2004)
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Shannon Haleprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, HollyCast membersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baker, DavidCast membersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bishop, CynthiaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Hobin, ToddMusic & cast membersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Enna and Princess Ani became fast friends in "The Goose Girl", but now that Ani is married to Prince Geric, Enna returns to the forest. Then Enna's simple life changes forever when she learns of her power to wield fire. Enna is convinced that she can use her ability for good - to fight Tira, the kingdom threatening the Bayern borders. But the power of the fire grows stronger and she is soon barely able to control it. Enna becomes more and more reckless and is captured by the Tiran army. A handsome and manipulative young captain drugs and holds Enna prisoner until Ani and her old friends, Finn and Razo, attempt to free her. But has the desire to burn already gone too far?

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Enna hopes that her new knowledge of how to wield fire will help protect her good friend Isi--the Princess Anidori--and all of Bayern against their enemies, but the need to burn is uncontrollable and puts Enna and her loved ones in grave danger.

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