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  • Published: New York, NY : Dial Books, c2009.
  • Year Published: 2009
  • Description: 461 p. : map ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 870

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780803734616
  • 0803734611


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by Cashore, Kristin.

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Call number: Teen Fiction

Additional Details

"A companion to Graceling" -- cover.

"Map by Jeffery C. Mathison"--T.p. verso.

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.

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Stunning. After I read Graceling, I had high expectations for its sequel, but Cashore's Fire does not disappoint.


It was really fascinating to see what was on the other side of those mountains in Graceling. Kristin Cashore really thought her world out.


This is a good book. It has a lot of adventure and action in it. It's not as good as Graceling though.

A Great Companion to Graceling

This book is an amazing companion to Graceling and kept me just as engaged as Graceling.

Dramatic. Good Book

In a world with so many power-heroines, I was refreshed to find some that actually seem real! The main charicter, Fire, may be a monster, but she has the same issues and feelings as humans often do. Her struggles and emotions are portrayed beautifully in this novel. It touches on the subject of sex in a fantasy setting, though not to graphically.I loved the strongly portrayed charicters and great word use.


This book was good. The characters were likable, and it wasn't a bad plot, but I still like Graceling better.


Fire is a girl with flaming red hair, monster scars, green eyes, and beauty. She has the power to read and control people's minds. Fire could accomplish so much if she wasn't so scared to become her father, Cansrel. Her father was violent and always used his powers badly. He would tease monsters by standing in front of their cages and purposely taunting them with blood. When Fire is wanted at the palace to help deal with and invasion, she is forced to use her powers. What will she do?

Companion to Graceling

This is a "companion" to Graceling in that it technically takes place in the same world. But there is only one graceling in this story, and he's not terribly significant. Instead, there are "monsters"- organisms, from insect to human, gifted with what can be most simply described as incredible charisma. They are beautiful and alluring, with psychic powers.

I enjoyed this book and I was glad it wasn't a sequel to Graceling. Yet again, this book stars a child-free heroine (although this character actually wants and likes children) and is an exciting adventure. It's not as well done as Graceling but it's worth reading.

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