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Of fire and stars

by Coulthurst, Audrey,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 8 copies
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An atmospheric and romantic debut fantasy perfect for fans of Ash and The Winner's Curse.

Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile kingdoms.

But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire--a dangerous gift for the future queen of a land where magic is forbidden.

Now Denna has to learn the ways of her new kingdom while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria's formidable warhorses before her coronation--and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine, sister of her betrothed.

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two work together, they discover there is more to one another than they thought--and soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms--and each other.

Plus don't miss the sequel: Of Ice and Shadows!

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Princess Dennaleia has always been destined to marry the prince of nearby Mynaria. She knows that it will mean hiding some parts of herself: Denna has a magical Affinity for fire, and in Mynaria, magic is feared and forbidden. But she doesn't count on being taught to ride the formidable Mynarian warhorses by Princess Amaranthine (aka Mare), the barbed, very unprincesslike sister of Denna's betrothed. Mare wants nothing to do with Denna, preferring to train horses instead of princesses, but when a sudden assassination throws the kingdom into chaos and fingers are pointed at a rebel group of the magically gifted, the two are thrown together as they search for the truth, and their antipathy turns to friendship and then something more. High-fantasy novels with LGBT love stories at their center are few and far between, and this is done in a lovely fashion; Mare and Denna's relationship blossoms naturally against a high-stakes backdrop and a fully realized world. A worthy debut that succeeds as both an adventure and a romance.--Reagan, Maggie Copyright 2016 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "At the start of Coulthurst's spectacular debut, seven-year-old Princess Dennaleia of Havemont discovers that she has a magical "Affinity" for fire. Unfortunately, she is already betrothed to Prince Thandilimon of Mynaria, a kingdom where the practice of magic is considered heresy. Dennaleia's mother swears that if she ignores her gift, it will fade, but the opposite proves true; when a 16-year-old Dennaleia arrives in Mynaria to start her new life, she nearly starts a conflagration. While hiding her ability, Dennaleia must also find a way to work with the prince's prickly and rebellious older sister, Amaranthine, to dissuade Mynaria's king from waging an unjustified war. But Dennaleia is faced with difficult choices about her future after something other than friendship unexpectedly develops between the two princesses. Dennaleia and Amaranthine's narratives combine to create a powerful and exquisite love story that also provides incisive political commentary and cautions against zealotry, vengeance, and intolerance. The central mystery is intriguing, Coulthurst's worldbuilding is excellent, and the book's explosive conclusion both thrills and satisfies. Ages 13-up. Agent: Alexandra Machinist, ICM. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Princesses -- Fiction.
Horses -- Fiction.
Fire -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Assassination -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2016
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 389 pages : map ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780062433251
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