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Firethorn by Sarah Micklem
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May 13, 2010

it was amazing
Recommended for: Fans of Terry Goodkind
Read in May, 2010 , read count: 1

So, I have ventured a bit out of my usual reading with Firethorn, but not by much. The story is set in the old-world, but one of magic and many Gods. Firethorn, or Luck as she is first named, is a mudchild (low class) foundling who is taken in and matures under the strict guides of a Dame of the Blood (high class woman) and one of her servants named Na. Under these guides she learns pride and skill as an herbalist or greenwoman.

After her Dame of the Blood passes on leaving her without purpose, she finds herself living like an animal in the Kingswood after being raped by the Dame’s nephew. She survives by forging for plant-life and berries and strange god-given powers.

When she returns to live in the village with Na’s sister, Az, she meets a man of the Blood and goes off to war with him as his mistress or sheath. Only she finds she has traded one kind of servitude for another as she falls farther and farther into his life. But what makes her stay is the fiery love that surely will overcome class and enemy alike.

This is a deep and bloody romance. If you like Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth, this is in his genre of epic fantasy.

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