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Birth of the Firebringer by Meredith Ann Pierce
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Apr 29, 09

bookshelves: five-star-rec-s
Read in January, 1985

This was the first true fantasy story I ever read as a youngster. It was what led me to other authors, like McCaffrey, and my continued descent into UF and the entire paranormal genre.
I still have the original mass market paperback that I bought from the school's book club.
And yet... I never even knew there were sequels to it.

I think one of the things I liked about Pierce's writing, and this book in particular, the most -- was the worldbuilding. The way she took a nonhuman sentient species and gave them an entire society and culture, a structure of religious beliefs and even racial taboos... If I'm entirely honest, I must lay the blame for the greatest influence on my writing right here.
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