‘Fire’ Next Time

From Kristin Cashore, the author of Graceling, one of the best young adult fantasy novels from last year comes Fire, (Dial Books/ Penguin, 10/6/09), a companion volume set in the same fantasy world, though geographically removed from the kingdoms of Graceling.

There are the ordinary humans; farmers, shepherds, soldiers, a king, and his court. This other land is also populated by a mutant species of creatures known as “monsters.” A monster mouse is mouselike except that it is covered in brightly colored fur and stunningly beautiful. There is a monster human with hair the color of flame. She is of devastating beauty and has the ability to bend other minds to her own.

Cashore has a grace, a talent for combining exciting action, high court intrigue with heartbreaking romance. I couldn’t put it down.

Want to read it? Final galleys aren’t available yet, but Dial has a limited number of unedited galleys for EarlyWord readers. To enter to win a copy, just send an email to EarlyWord, with “Fire Galley Giveaway” in the subject line, by 11:59 p.m, Tuesday, March 18th. Don’t forget to include your mailing address, so they know where to send it!

This giveaway is only available to librarians residing within the 50 United States.



Kristin Cashore

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: $17.99
  • Publisher: Dial (October 6, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0803734611
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803734616

3 Responses to “‘Fire’ Next Time”

  1. Lazygal Says:

    Lisa, I read it and thought it was as good as Graceling. Part of me wants Cashore to bring the two worlds together, and the other part wants her to explore another one. I know my students will love this!

  2. CMcDonald675 Says:

    I’m reading Graceling now and loving it. I know that once I finish it I will be eager to return to this world. Her writing is beautiful.

  3. DogEar Says:

    I am very eager to get my hands on a copy of this! I was very surprised Graceling didn’t receive a Printz nod, let alone a William C. Morris YA Debut Award. Will there be galleys at ALA Annual?