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Fire by Kristin Cashore
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Nov 30, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, ya, best-book-i-read-in-2009
Read in November, 2009

Unfortunately, this is not a continuation of Katsa and Po’s story in Graceling, but a companion volume set outside one of the seven kingdoms.

Fire has “a shimmering prism of hair: sunrise, poppy, copper, fuschia, flame. Red brighter than blood.” Fire is very beautiful and she can read minds, though for most of the book she chooses not to. Her father was also a stunning man, he was adept at controlling minds, he was a sybarite and a sadist and he had been counselor to the king.

Fire lives three weeks away from the Capitol, where she has never been, in a bleak northern fort. Her king and his brothers and sister order/ ask for her help. Brigan, the king’s brother and commander of his Army falls in love with Fire and she with him. Meanwhile, insane mind controller King Lek from Graceling is a boy in this book commanding warlords and brigands Fire.

I’m afraid my dodgy description of the book doesn’t do it justice, it’s almost as good as Graceling, which is saying a lot.

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