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The Crown of Embers

2, Girl of Fire and Thorns

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The second book in Rae Carson's award-winning The Girl of Fire and Thorns fantasy trilogy, perfect for fans of Game of Thrones and Kristin Cashore. Tamora Pierce called the first book, The Girl of Fire and Thorns, "A unique and engrossing read!" A seventeen-year-old princess turned war queen faces sorcery, adventure, untold power, and romance as she fulfills her epic destiny.

In The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Elisa won the war. She saved her kingdom. But no one prepared her for how hard it is to recover from a battle, or to rule a people who still don't trust her. She's still fighting—against assassination attempts and more—and her enemies lie both outside her court and within it. So Elisa will cross the ocean in search of the perilous, uncharted, and mythical source of the Godstone's power. With her go a one-eyed warrior, a loyal friend, an enemy defector, and the man she is falling in love with. A breathtaking, romantic, and dangerous second volume to Rae Carson's ambitious trilogy. Cinda Williams Chima proclaimed about the first book, The Girl of Fire and Thorns, "I LOVED this book!" and Veronica Roth agreed, saying, "Definitely recommended."

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 30, 2012 – Carson s sequel to her debut, The Girl of Fire and Thorns, is a superb fantasy built around an exceptional heroine. Just months after leading her adopted country to victory against the sorcerers of Invierne, 17-year-old Queen Elisa has to deal with spies, a possible traitor in the palace, and pressure from her own council to marry or cede power to a regent. Additionally, the Inviernos are back, and they want her to sacrifice herself willingly to them, or they will rain destruction and death on her people. Dodging attempted assassination and kidnapping, Elisa is pulled by the mysterious Godstone embedded in her navel to find the zafira, the soul of the world and the source of its magic, embarking on a gripping journey that ramps up the tension and sets up the finale. Carson avoids the dips that often haunt bridge books: expert pacing and well-drawn characters are masterfully integrated with Elisa s continued growth as she deals with the shifting political situation, resulting in a dramatic and gratifyingly romantic novel that smoothly follows its predecessor. Ages 13 up.

Customer Reviews

A great middle book to a trilogy

Rae Carson delivers in a great follow up to The Girl of Fire and Thorns. I can't wait for the conclusion in book 3.

Loved it!

Great sequel to the girl of fire and thorns. Elisa grows strongervand stronger as a queen and heroine. Bit more romance but still bittersweet leaving you wanting more...write fast Rae!

Couldn't put it down!

I liked this book so much more than the first one. I wasn't even sure I was going to read it after the first one, but I'm glad I did. Non stop action and beautiful romance.

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The Crown of Embers
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  • $6.99
  • Level: Grades 8 and Above
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Romance
  • Published: Sep 18, 2012
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 432 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: 2, Girl of Fire and Thorns
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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