Nicola Marter was born with a gift. When she touches an object, she sometimes glimpses those who have owned it before. When a woman arrives with a small wooden carving at the gallery Nicola works at, she can see the object's history and knows that it was named after the Firebird-the mythical... show more
Nicola Marter was born with a gift. When she touches an object, she sometimes glimpses those who have owned it before. When a woman arrives with a small wooden carving at the gallery Nicola works at, she can see the object's history and knows that it was named after the Firebird-the mythical creature from an old Russian fable. Compelled to know more, Nicola follows a young girl named Anna into the past who leads her on a quest through the glittering backdrops of the Jacobites and Russian courts, unearthing a tale of love, courage, and redemption.
Publish date: June 4th 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Pages no: 539
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Time Travel
Series: The Slains (#2)
My third Susanna Kearsley book of the year--I think I need to space her novels out, as they're all very similar and I might have enjoyed this one more if I hadn't read some of her other books a few weeks ago. The Firebird tells the story of a modern pair of psychics, Nicola and Rob, who work toget...
The second in the Slains series (I'm not sure how many there are going to be), this is a continuation of the first book, The Winter Sea. In this novel, we experience the same sort of modern/historic double story, with Nicola and Rob as our modern day couple (who, of course, aren't together, but, s...
I just finished The Firebird and I love it. It has everything I like: history, mystery, intrigue, historical beginnings. This one is set in St Petersburg and the characters have a part to play in the Jacobite uprising. Since I loved it so much, I went to check Susanna Kearsley's bio and she says:...
First of all, kudos to the author for making me want to be transported to eighteenth century Scotland and England, a time that was not particularly pleasant for anyone. Susanna Kearsley has a talent for embedding enough detail and research into her stories about this time period without making them...
I picked this book up because of the recommendation by somebody whose tastes I trust and because I was hoping for some Russia in the book. For those of you who yet do not know firebird is a very well known character from Russian fairy tales. Well, there was not as much Imperial Russia as I hoped, bu...