October 2009 Indie Next List
“If Kristin Cashore's Graceling was a jewel, Fire is a treasure trove. In this fast-paced fantasy, we remain in the same mythical kingdom but, this time, with a host of new characters, who are marvelous in their complexity and variety. There is plenty of action, a mystery or two, and intrigue galore.”
— Jennie Turner-Collins, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH
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.
This edition includes an article by and an interview with Kristin Cashore, as well as a sneak peek at her next book, Bitterblue.
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, Boston, London, Austin, and Jacksonville, Florida), and she currently lives in the Boston area. Her epic fantasy novels set in the Graceling Realm--"Graceling," "Fire," and "Bitterblue"--have won many awards and much high praise, including picks as ALA Best Books for Young Adults, "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year, "Booklist" Editors Choice, and "Publishers Weekly" Best Book of the Year. In addition, "Graceling" was shortlisted for the William C. Morris Debut Award and "Fire" is an Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award Winner."