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Fire por Kristin Cashore
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Fire (original 2009; edição 2009)

por Kristin Cashore

Séries: Graceling Realm (prequel, 2), Seven Kingdoms Trilogy (2)

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In a kingdom called the Dells, Fire is the last human-shaped monster, with unimaginable beauty and the ability to control the minds of those around her, but even with these gifts she cannot escape the strife that overcomes her world.
Membro:asgard
Título:Fire
Autores:Kristin Cashore
Informação:Gollancz (2009), Paperback, 352 pages
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Etiquetas:fantasy

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Fire is something of a bizarre 'sequel'. It's actually set chronologically before Graceling. For the most part, it's set in a different part of the world, separated from the previously known seven kingdoms by an (almost) impassible mountain range. And with one exception--that honestly doesn't make that much sense--there are no characters shared between the two books. Honestly, this joins the list of books that would have been much better had they not been marketed as a sequel or even being explicitly in the same world.

There are some odd choices in the book that I don't really understand.

First: the monsters. So far as I can tell--and it's still unclear, even after reading the entire book--monsters are a subset of just about any kind of animal that are more colorful than normal and have a variety of mental powers. Monster birds? Sure. Monster bugs? All righty then. Fire, the protagonist, is the only known human monster in the present day. Throughout the entire book, I had to wonder: why 'monsters'? Couldn't Cashore have made up a different term? She already did for Graceling after all...

Second: are there any main characters that aren't either illegitimate or the result of rape or a near one night stand? I'm sure there are, but again and again we get revelations that yet another character's parentage is not what everyone assumed. And yet... nothing ever seems to come of it, despite what looks to be quasi-European style monarchies and inheritance.

Third: Fire's menstrual cycle comes up again and again throughout the book. It appears to attract other monsters... and that's about it. It seems an odd thing to bring up if it's not going to be relevant to the main plot.

Fourth: what's with that horse? And was Garan poisoned or just sick or what? There are a few plot points in Fire that seem like they're going somewhere and just sort of fizzle out.

Characterwise, I liked Fire well enough, especially in the first large chunk of the book. She is a bit on the passive side for a protagonist, but so it goes. Brigan comes across as a good guy and it's nice that he doesn't get killed off and honestly gets a pretty decent ending, all things considered. Archer... is annoying. I don't really get him. Leck is just as creepy as remembered. I'm not really sure what the point of him in Fire was. Other than that... sure. Decent characterization, but nothing that really stands out.

Overall, I liked Graceling better and don't really think the two fit together, but it's still a decent read. ( )
  jpv0 | Jul 21, 2021 |
Marketed as a "companion" to Graceling, but it really has nothing at all to do with the other Cashore novel. Still, a compelling story of a human "monster," who knows right from wrong and helps keep peace in the Dells, while protecting the king and his family. Well written fantasy. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
I love the idea of the world Cashire has created, but every time I read her books I feel like she is using them to forward her very liberal sexual agenda. Nowhere is there a strong, equal, monogamous relationship. While sex is handled discreetly, characters are going off with whoever strikes their fancy and getting pregnant with partners who aren't interested in long term relationships. The "strong" female characters are immature, impulsive, and often reckless. The overall message feels like "Watch out for number one at all times and enjoy the passing fancy of whoever captures your attention at this particular moment." ( )
  ColourfulThreads | Feb 18, 2021 |
Rating: 97% (4.85 stars)
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  melonah | Jan 9, 2021 |
I read the first book of the series five years ago, even though I had bought the whole trilogy at the same time. I enjoyed Kristin Cashore's writing, and I knew that I would continue with the series. The Graceling Realm is a companion series, I picked "Fire" as an audiobook while cleaning the house and while doing some errands.
Like Graceling, there was a right mix of action fun stuff and some slower-paced story building stuff. They are intertwined nicely, so I never felt overwhelmed with the action or bored with the story building.
The world-building was fantastic! The Dells is in a different world then Graceling, though. The way it's explained in the book is that if you were in the Graceling kingdoms, and fell off a cliff, then you would land yourself in the Dells kingdom. The two realms don't even know the other exists. So that's why it was confusing when I said it was in the same world, yet it's wasn't. But the dells have no Graceling with two different eyes and special powers. But they do have colorful monsters, including the last remaining human-monster Fire. The monsters range from humans monsters to huge hungry monsters, to little monster bugs. They have mind powers too. I thought that was a different and exciting concept. Plus, you add in civil war and tons of political intrigue, with a slow-burning romance that's sweet and gentle, with an underlying plot that could tips that tides of war.
Surprisingly enough, I enjoyed the romance aspect of the story. Much like Graceling, the romance(s) was a slow build, so I grew to love the people like Fire did. I loved the lack of insta-love ( )
  AvigailRGRIL | Nov 3, 2020 |
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Cashore is that rare gifted writer who can give a fantasy novel real depth.
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While I was looking the other way your fire went out
Left me with cinders to kick into dust
What a waste of the wonder you were

In my living fire I will keep your scorn and mine
In my living fire I will keep your heartache and mine
At the disgrace of a waste of a life
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For my little sister Catherine, the (Corinthian) pillar of my heart
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Larch often thought that if it had not been for his newborn son, he never would have survived his wife Mikra's death. [Prologue]
It did not surprise Fire that the man in the forest shot her.
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