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Author: Kristin Cashore Narrator: Xanthe Elbrick Publisher: Listening Library Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781101145708

Publisher Description

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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  • * "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
  • “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
  • * "There aren't enough words to describe how awesome this book is.

    - Top Pick, Romantic Times, starred review
  • * "Piercing and elegant.

    - The Horn Book, starred review
  • * "Fresh, hopeful, tragic and glorious.

    - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
  • * "Shot through with romance and suspense. . .This is Fire's story, and readers will fall in love with her. . .Marvelous.

    - SLJ, starred review
  • * "Absorbing.

    - Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • Elegantly written. . .blazes with the questions of young adulthood. . .Compelling.

    - Washington Post
  • "Breathtaking. . .Cashore is that rare gifted writer who can give a fantasy novel real depth.

    - Los Angeles Times
  • "As a fantasy writer, Cashore sets herself apart with a passionate descriptive style.

    - New York Times Book Review
  • A New York Times bestsellerYALSA, Best Fiction for Young AdultsAmelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award WinnerA Washington Post Best Book of the YearAn Amazon Best Book of the YearA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearA Booklist Best Book of the YearA School Library Journal Best Book of the YearA Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

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  • Cashore is wonderful, tough and nuanced—everything you could want from a writer.

    - Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao

Awards

  • A 2009 Publishers Weekly Best Book for Children's Fiction

Customer Reviews

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A very good book...a bit over descriptive in parts but I enjoyed it "

    - Sue, 2/18/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This book was just as intense in the first in the series, but ends with a cliffhanger. You have to go on and read the third in the series or you only have half the story. "

    - Stephanie, 2/17/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Series kept me awake reading the night before I went back to school. "

    - Cara, 2/16/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Read this a few years ago, not my favourite of the three books, its sort of building the story for the third, but still good "

    - Debs, 1/30/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " hmm...good, but not as good as the first one. Although also not as disturbing. "

    - Jackie, 1/29/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " An electrifying page turner. Felt like you were watching an action thriller more than reading a book. However, just like Larsson's others in this series it is very violent. "

    - Positivelyanna, 1/21/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " awesome book . couldn't keep it down once i started "

    - Anupama, 1/15/2014
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Couldn't get into last two books "

    - Jennifer, 1/15/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Mind blowing...Love it very much "

    - Sonja, 1/15/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another great read. A page-turner until the end. No small feat given that it was 724 pages. Anxious to read the next one. "

    - Revere, 12/22/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another amazing book by Larsson. He created an incredible character in Salander and his stories completely draw the reader in. It was difficult to put this one down, and now that I've finished I am compelled to immediately read the next book. A great story all-around. "

    - Troy, 12/22/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Excellent sequel to "Tattoo". Lisbeth's back- story drives the plot. How can one person be so connected to so many tragedies? 4 stars "

    - Ramon, 12/11/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Kept me turning the pages, just like the first one. "

    - Karen, 11/10/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Stieg's deep charachters and thick plot is a winner! "

    - Shinod, 9/6/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Couldn't get enough of the series "

    - Heidi, 7/1/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book was slow going at first but after about 50 pages or so I was sucked in and couldn't put it down. The movie didn't do it justice as Larsson has a great way of adding a lot of detail without slowing down the story. "

    - P., 5/26/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Super fun read... can't wait to see the graphic novel series. "

    - Eliane, 5/2/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoy the characters of Lisabeth and Mikael immensely! They are amazing characters and the Steig Larson's stories never fail to intrigue me. I still struggled with the first 100 pages. But then couldn't put it down! "

    - Delia, 4/6/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It definitely kept me engrossed and I enjoyed the variety of settings. "

    - Jane, 3/23/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " My favourite out of the whole series. It was fast paced and really developed Lisbeth's character and back story. "

    - Jann, 12/12/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I had difficulty putting this down. So intense. "

    - Amanda, 12/29/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Love the Stieg Larsson series, and can't wait to get my hands on Hornet's Nest. Total page turner! Lisbeth can be a bit of a caricature at times, but not enough to spoil the entertainment value. "

    - Bernadette, 10/2/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this book, as well as the rest of the trilogy. I found the characters intriguing and the story a good one. "

    - Sallie, 9/12/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My favourite of the 3! "

    - Alicia, 9/10/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " It is rare to have a sequel with the excitement that surpasses the first. The girl who played with fire is one of them. "

    - Mc, 6/6/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Quite good, slight spin off from Graceling with the kid and his powers. That was a little silly. I laughed about how the girl [although Xtremely beautiful] was modest and etc. etc. LOL!I did enjoy this book, like graceling it was gone within a day. "

    - Pernille, 5/24/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " There were some really weird things in this book. The story was interesting and I enjoyed it pretty well, but it could have been better with some changes. "

    - Rachel, 5/24/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was OK. The first book was better and this had a worse ending than the last book, which I didn't lke the ending of either. "

    - Cloud_9, 5/22/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not as good as Graceling, but quite good none the less. "

    - Yvonne, 5/22/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another amzaing book by Kristin Cashore! "

    - Brittany, 5/20/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Just as good as Graceling. It's a real credit to Cashore's writing that, even though the plot might seem weird and far-fetched, it's totally believable, especially if you have read Graceling. Again, it contains a strong female lead, which I found refreshing. "

    - Drucilla, 5/20/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " REALLY GOOD. BETTER THEN GRACELING. I LOOOVE BRIGAN !!!!!! "

    - Kelsey, 5/20/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not as good as Graceling, but still an entertaining read. "

    - Kristen, 5/20/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked this one better than the first one. I'm not super into her romance subplots, but generally like her characters and think the world/premise is cool. "

    - Lexi, 5/18/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I don't like this one as much as "Graceling" but it has still been good "

    - Liz, 5/18/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I LOVE this book! I really liked the romance, and how they started out hating each other then, fell in love! i also love how they started falling in love. "

    - Maddy, 5/17/2011

About the Author

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, London, Austin, and Jacksonville, Florida—and she currently lives in the Boston area.