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On Fern's 18th birthday, she discovers she's a fire-starter. It's a gift, and she's glad to have it. But fire starting is a curse as well as a blessing. Fern must learn how to control it, and to do that she has to leave her home and family, lest she burn them all by accident. Fern travels to a place where other young people have gathered to learn how to manage their gifts. ...more
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Published May 30th 2008 by Drollerie Press (first published 2008)
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Lexie
Oct 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
Fern is, for all intents and purposes, a pretty blank slate starting out. Until her powers manifest there isn't much to her. The world she lives in intrigued me though, hinting at things that made people frightened within their own homes, whispers and such. The threat Fern's family feels from the 'shadows' is palatable, especially when Fern's sister-in-law Sophia explodes in angry fright at Fern's nieces and nephew. Tension by any other name...

Fern develops these powers and its decided by all th
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Audrey
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a pretty good book. I enjoyed reading it quite a bit. Fire and Shadow is about a girl who upon turning 18 discovers she's a fire starter. She leaves her family home to go and learn how to control her newfound abilities and falls in love with an older man. They call him a magician, but really he's something quite peculiar... An odd type of shifter.

My copy also had several other short stories included. All of which were pretty great. All in all, I'd say Imogen Howson is quite the talented
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Jody
Sep 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Fire and Shadow was a fantasy that I wasn't expecting. I originally thought going in that this was about a fire starter in real life but it turned out to be a fantasy world. Shadows are evil creeping phantoms that are killing and taking villagers away. No one is sure if they die or are absorbed. Just a single touch from a shadow will freeze and seemingly kill whatever part of the body it touches. All of the land is being affected and anywhere light cannot permeate isn't safe. The swamps and dens ...more
Elaine
Mar 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
A short read (novella length perhaps), but sweet -- magic and heroism and innocent romance all rolled together. I wish it had been full book length, and had sequels!
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