The Fire Rose

The Fire Rose

Book - 1995
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Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen Books, 1995
ISBN: 9780671876876
0671876872
Branch Call Number: SCI LACKE-M
Characteristics: 433 p. ; 24 cm

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San Francisco, 1905: Rosalind, a medieval scholar, is hired by Jason, a powerful sorcerer. Jason's enemy offers to restore Rosalind's family fortune if she will betray Jason. And then the earthquake strikes. . . .

Rosalind is a woman and a medieval scholar. Her new employer has fur and has magic! Now she is learning she has magic too. This may not go well. 1st in series.


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MikeBennett6249
Jul 13, 2017

Like many Lackey books...I keep to re read. I think about 4th time for this book. It again talks about that time between being a teen-ager/young adult ...to that status as "adult". Ok...so it includes some arcane magic like stuff. While the ending might be considered "rushed", one can NOT read the ending and not read the buildup...and missing the first section hamstrungs one from appreciating the middle and end. Typically...it allows an ending ...with potential for more stories with the two major characters.
A comfortable read for all ages. (MB at age 67) Horror is NOT part of this story.

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rylee001
Apr 04, 2015

This book has flaws. Like several of the books in Lackey's fairy tale retellings, it's a little sexist and rather more racist. But this one adds uneven character development and pacing to some serious sexual violence. Read at your own risk.

hania4987 Jul 12, 2013

Cinderella meets Beauty and the Beast meets .... It is also a tale of hubris and redemption; awakening and mentoring. This story also sets up the Elemental Masters series.

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BarbaraA
Jun 24, 2012

This is a decent retelling of Beauty and the Beast but I found the ending too abrupt. Everything was great until the last few chapters....

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