It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her.
From what I remember about this book was that it was really good. Like the previous book Graceling it provided a unique storyline and interesting characters. In this world there are creatures that are beautiful and they stand out by their bright colours. These colours are used to lure prey in for everyone is entraced by the beauty. Human monsters are rare and Fire is one of them. Her beauty is so alluring it compels people to do whatever she desires or sometimes stuff she doesn’t desire. Those are just the humans. The animal monsters wish to devour her. Her father Cansrel was the advisor to the king before he died and he used his beauty to manipulate all to his will. When the threat of war approaches Fire is asked by King Nash and his brother Brigan to help. This book was really interesting. The characters were strong and the plot was enjoyable. Fire really develops as a person throught the book. She struggles with the fear of becoming like her father. She is a very lonely character but she slowly opens herself up to those around her. The way the book was written was really well and compelling. I would recommend this book to all.
The companion books in this series are Graceling and Bitterblue