Monday, October 12, 2009
This book is on FIRE!
Fire was born with a special gift. She can control the minds of others. A gift that has made her an outcast with society. As much as you or I would like to have a gift like Fire, she just wanted to be left alone to live a normal life.
The king bore two sons. Their names are Nash and Brigan. They are both strong willed men. Brigan being the stronger of the two. Neither man trusts Fire. Before her father died he caused quite an upheaval in the kingdom. Both men are trying to keep their part of the kingdom from falling into their enemies hands. While, Fire may be able to control Nash, she can no effect on Brigan. Brigan is just waiting patiently till he can destroy Fire.
Fire is the prequel to author, Kristin Cashore’s debut novel Graceling. I never read the first book, though I didn’t feel like I needed to as this novel can be read as a stand alone. I liked the fantasy and vivid details in this story through there were something about this book that kept me from fully enjoying it. The characters were good and the storyline nice but I think what it is that I would fade in and out throughout the book. It would start to gain speed and than drop off. I admit that the flow didn’t go as smoothly for me as I would have liked it to go. Fire never quite lit a burring desire in me to want more. One good thing about this book is that it is very age appropriate for young adult readers.