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Fires of the Faithful - Naomi Kritzer
Fires of the Faithful
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From a gifted new voice in fantasy fiction comes the thrilling saga of a war-ravaged land and the remarkable young woman destined to restore it...Fires of the FaithfulFor sixteen-year-old Eliana, life at her conservatory of music is a pleasant interlude between youth and adulthood, with the hope... show more
From a gifted new voice in fantasy fiction comes the thrilling saga of a war-ravaged land and the remarkable young woman destined to restore it...Fires of the FaithfulFor sixteen-year-old Eliana, life at her conservatory of music is a pleasant interlude between youth and adulthood, with the hope of a prestigious Imperial Court appointment at the end. But beyond the conservatory walls is a land blighted by war and inexplicable famine and dominated by a fearsome religious order known as the Fedeli, who are systematically stamping out all traces of the land’s old beliefs. Soon not even the conservatory walls can hold out reality. When one classmate is brutally killed by the Fedeli for clinging to the forbidden ways and another is kidnapped by the Circle--the mysterious and powerful mages who rule the land--Eliana can take no more. Especially not after she learns one of the Circle’s most closely guarded secrets.Now, determined to escape the Circle’s power, burning with rage at the Fedeli, and drawn herself to the beliefs of the Old Way, Eliana embarks on a treacherous journey to spread the truth. And what she finds shakes her to her core: a past destroyed, a future in doubt, and a desperate people in need of a leader--no matter how young or inexperienced....
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780553585179 (0553585177)
Publisher: Spectra
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Eliana's Song (#1)
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A somewhat conventional heroic adventure but competently written & has a unique, mostly well thought-out world-building. There's a religious conflict in which the quasi-Christianity is oppressed one, which imho is a bit uncommon for quasi-medieval-European settings. The protagonist/narrator is also ...
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