Fire by Kristin Cashore and I had to write about it. I have to say, I was a bit worried when I heard that it was about a different set of characters entirely because I'd grown to love Katsa and Po. But within the first 10 pages my worry was proved to be totally and completely unfounded.
I loved the book.
Maybe more than I loved Graceling. I'm not quite sure. It was that amazing. I absolutely adored it. The description of the colors and all of the monsters that lived in the Dells. I liked that it was a bit of a prequel.
And while it seemed like a different world ENTIRELY from the world we come to know in Graceling, it's still completely and entirely believable that the two worlds are right next to each other.
I can't wait to read Bitterblue!
I'm sad I got Graceling and Fire from the library. I think I will go out and buy them simply to say I own them. That's how amazing they are. And I recommend them to anyone and everyone that loves fantasy. I mean, Fire is such an incredibly strong woman who just gets stronger in the face of adversity and all of the odds stacked against her. Another novel without a tiresome love triangle too! Not in the way MOST love triangles are anyway.
Not sure what I mean? You have to read it to find out! Kudos Kristin Cashore. The world that you've created, and the characters in that world.... outstanding.