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Fire (A Companion to Graceling) (original 2009; edition 2011)

by Kristin Cashore

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Title:Fire (A Companion to Graceling)
Authors:Kristin Cashore
Info:Firebird (2011), Paperback, 480 pages
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Fire by Kristin Cashore (2009)

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Amazing! It was the best 7 hours on a Saturday that I have had in a long time. Perfect way to spend a rainy day:) I loved it tremendously:) Graceling is still my favoite, but Ms. Cashore did a great job with her follow up. I hope she writes many more in the near future:) ( )
  annabw | Feb 21, 2017 |
I normally love YA, but this series is just ok. And the author uses the word breast as often as most people use the... ( )
  ToniFGMAMTC | Jan 19, 2017 |
I normally love YA, but this series is just ok. And the author uses the word breast as often as most people use the... ( )
  ToniFGMAMTC | Jan 19, 2017 |
Almost didn't finish it. I just couldn't get into the heroine's big problem being she was just too beautiful. Slightly less melodrama in the romance, but it was still unappealing. Not sure that I want to read the last one. In fact, I just talked myself out of it. ( )
  oswallt | Nov 25, 2016 |
No words I write will do this book enough justice. Cashore has a way of creating stories that suck you in and leave you breathless at times... Epic fantasies that bring suspense, intrigue, and swoon worthy romance. I didn't think it was possible to love a book more than Graceling, but this one topped it! The feels were gut wrenching and heart warming. It was a world full of vivid color and subtle darkness.

Fire is a monster in the most beautiful way. All eyes are drawn to her and while that may flatter many, Fire deflects attention at all cause. She refuses to use her powers unless it's self defense and will cover her monster appearance whenever out in public. The monsters are drawn to her and danger surrounds her. She never expects to be summoned by the King, but when she is, her world is turned upside down. She starts to become comfortable in her own skin and learns that she can use her power as not only a weapon, but also a helpful tool. It is there at King's City that she finds what she didn't know she was looking for... Love.

This book was unlike anything I've ever read. It was creative and unique, with a storyline that swept me off my feet. When the book was open, reality was dimmed. It was truly all consuming. I found myself unable to put it down. I was wrapped up in the love triangle (quadrangle?) and couldn't wait to see what would happen in the end.

Now with all that gushing out of the way I will say this... Some of the material is sensitive. There are hints of rape and scenes of physical abuse. This is all needed though to create the book's world so please give it a chance. I know you won't be able to stop once you start. It's fantastic! A MUST READ! ( )
  ReadersCandyb | Oct 7, 2016 |
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Cashore is that rare gifted writer who can give a fantasy novel real depth.

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Dellian Lament:

"While I was looking the other way your fire went out

Left me with cinders to kick into dust

What a waste of the wonder you were

In my living fire I will keep your scorn and mine

In my living fire I will keep your heartache and mine

At the disgrace of a waste of a life"
For my little sister Catherine, the (Corinthian) pillar of my heart
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Larch often thought that if it had not been for his newborn son, he never would have survived his wife Mikra's death.
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Beautiful monster
More feared than loved even by self
Meet your destiny

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In a kingdom called the Dells, Fire is the last human-shaped monster, with unimaginable beauty and the ability to control the minds of those around her, but even with these gifts she cannot escape the strife that overcomes her world.

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