Daughter of the Flames
In a world of clashing cultures, a girl fights for freedom — and finds a surpring romantic ally — after learning a startling truth about her identity.Inside an ancient temple in the mountains, fi fteen-year-old Zira trains in the martial arts to become a warrior priestess who can defend the faith... show more
In a world of clashing cultures, a girl fights for freedom — and finds a surpring romantic ally — after learning a startling truth about her identity.Inside an ancient temple in the mountains, fi fteen-year-old Zira trains in the martial arts to become a warrior priestess who can defend the faith of the Ruan people. Bearing a scar on her face from the fire that killed her parents, the orphaned Zira is taught to distrust the occupying Sedornes. Terror strikes when the forces of the tyrannical Sedorne king destroy the only home she knows. To survive, Zira must unravel the secrets of her identity, decide her people’s fate — and accept her growing feelings for a man who should be her enemy.
Publish date: February 10th 2009
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 342
Edition language: English
Series: Ruan (#1)
Zira is training to become a warrior priestess in an ancient temple in the mountains of Ruan. Her people are a conquered people and the conquerers seem to have no resect for the traditions of her people and appear not to want to understand them. She has scars from very young, half of her face is b...
Daughter of Flames is a stand alone, which seems to be harder and harder to find in YA nowadays. It does have a companion novel which has other characters in it, but it isn't necessary to read that one to enjoy this one. While I liked that about it, it was also a drawback because I felt the story wa...
This is a short but very readable young adult book, with the standard-issue feisty female lead, plenty of action, large dollops of angst and a romance at its heart. It doesn’t stray very far from fantasy conventions: the heroine is the heir to the kingdom, brought up in secret in a religious order, ...
This has been a theme for me lately and I really should learn from it: do not judge a book by its cover. And let me tell you, this book's cover is spectacular, I mean really, it's beautiful. The book itself, however... was boring.There was nothing particularly wrong with the story. The writing dragg...
For some reason, it took me a very long time to get through this book, even though I enjoyed it. It's one of those where the worldbuilding is on display and the politics of the world are as important as the characters. I liked the multi-cultural aspects of the story, and the way that the two groups ...