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  • Published in USA  Oct 2009,
    480 pages.
    Age range: Young Adult


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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 don't need to have read Graceling to love Fire. But if you haven't, you'll be dying to read it next.

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"This prequel to Graceling, Cashore's smashing debut, may initially frustrate readers wanting more about Katsa and Po...readers will clamor for a sequel to the prequel." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. More adult in tone than Graceling, this marvelous prequel will appeal to older teens, who will not only devour it, but will also love talking about it." - School Library Journal

"Starred Review. Cashore's prose has matured, growing piercing and elegant " - Horn Book

"Starred Review. [V]ivid storytelling, strongly realized alternate world, well-drawn characters, convincing fantasy elements, gripping adventure scenes and [a] memorable love story." - Booklist

"Starred Review. Fresh, hopeful, tragic and glorious. For Young Adults." - Kirkus Reviews

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Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by Becca
AMAZING BOOK!
I love this book because it has something for everybody. A little action, romance, and fantasy all mixed in one to make the perfect novel!

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Kristin Cashore Author Biography

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Kristin Cashore has written for The Horn Book Guide, The Looking Glass: An Online Children’s Literature Journal, and Children’s Literature in Education. She received a master’s degree in children’s literature from Simmons College. Graceling is Ms.Cashore’s first novel. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Kristin Cashore: ker-SHORE (emphasis on the second syllable)

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