2.5/5 stars. From my Kindle's calculations, nothing happens plotwise for approx. 65% of the novel's length. The last 15% are emotionally gripping, intriguing, and enjoyable. Sadly, Fire
is no Graceling
, Cashore's other novel that I loved much more. Katsa > Fire, as far as I'm concerned. This took me nearly 3 weeks to get through, and I read another novel while putting this on hold. Not good. I still look forward to Bitterblue, though.