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  • Mass Market Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Firebird; Reissue edition (Jun. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142500747
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142500743
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 1.8 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 973,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A secret haunts Jan's dying father, Korr-a secret so dark that, if exposed, could bring the downfall....

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I've read the first and second books in the Firebringer series, enjoying them thoroughly, but was massively disappointed when it came to the third and final installment.

I get the feeling that Miss Pierce got a bit bored of Jan as he is mostly sidelined for the duration of the story. There seemed to be a lot of wangst going on with him which led to a lot of skimreading on my part.

That said, scooching him out of the way brings some MUCH more interesting characters into play. Illishar the gryphon and Lell, Jan's younger sister alongside Tek -who gets her regal on in the final battle and kicks some major wyrmtail. Tek is my hero.

Also we get introduced to the Plains Unicorns who -up until now- have been portrayed as a slightly wilder more unruly version of the Vale unicorns. I was expecting them to be the Native American Tribe to the Vale unicorns' Pilgrims.

Not so, they came across more waste of space hippy than wild and free.

Overall, i was left with the desire to slap most of the characters in the face with a plus five mace of STFU.

Not to mention the whole family drama sub-plot that went on between Jan, his parents and his wife. The resolution of which had me flipping the book and the table.

Sanctimonious horse witch, mutter, mutter...

All in all, not a great addition to the series but alright to read if you want to know how it ends.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9776e2ac) out of 5 stars "Foaled at moondark & and sired by the Summer Stars" 26 April 1997
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This, the last book in Meredith Ann Pierce's Firebringer Trilogy, is as spellbinding as the title suggests. The final part of Aljan's quest to reclaim the Hallow Hill for his people is awe-inspiring, with a stunning conclusion & many twists and turns as Aljan learns & attempts to come to terms with his partner Tek's origins and as the thread as of the unicorns intriguing history are intricately drawn together. The book, like its other 2 prequels is filled with legend, fantasy, magic & adventure and unforgettable characters such as Calydor, the star-strewn unicorn seer. The books of the trilogy are hard to find (it took me 3 years) and are well the effort & deserve much more recognition that they currently receive ... I am convinced that a film of this excellent trilogy is long overdue
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x98015c00) out of 5 stars I can't describe it! Incredible! 11 Sept. 1999
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Format: Hardcover
These books are the most incredible, fabulous, wonderful unicorn books ever written. Pierce's unicorns are fighters, not dull wimpy little maiden-chasing white unicorns of lore, but strong warriors that come in all colors and sizes.
The plot is ingenious, and the dark secret Korr holds will hold you till the end. With lush description and astounding plot twists, this excellent conclusion to the Firebringer series is so beautifully written it nearly made me cry. Jan is the ultamite hero.
This series is without a doubt the best portrayl of unicorns ever written. If you feel at ALL for unicorns, this book is ESSENTIAL. Forget about all the other so called "unicorn" books you've read or heard about, these are what you are looking for. This is the real thing. This blows all other author's interpretions of unicorns far away in its uniqueness and wonderful, unforgettable characters and places. Fantastic. Beyond description.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9752663c) out of 5 stars ties it all together..... 19 Jan. 2000
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The Son of the Summer Stars is the third, and most shocking of the entire series, and like this one Weird Al song----everything you know is wrong... The truth tho the beautiful mare Tek's past, the secret to Korr's madness, and the conclusion to the 400 year long war with the wyverns is all in this book. I only wish that someone would re-print the trilogy, so that Today's children, so enamoured with "Harry Potter" (bleehhh...) could get a chance to know the fire that is the legend of the firebringer... P.S. There is a firebringer fan club, the IFAS, that you can join, and we would love some new members.....
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d3c0168) out of 5 stars Wonderful book, best in the series, deserves 100 stars! 19 Nov. 1999
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Format: Hardcover
Once I picked up the first book in this series, I couldn't put it down. I was a matter of days before I got the third one. This is a fabulous sequel to "The Birth of the Firebringer" and "Dark Moon". The story of how Jan finally drove the secret out of his father, Korr, and how he discovers his and Tek's true identity is shocking. It left me thinking for months. This is truly the best book I have ever read, and a worthy sequel to the previous books.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97428654) out of 5 stars Firebringer trilogy to an end 1 April 1998
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I thought this was a wonderful sequel to the Firebringer Trilogy! It had some wonderful plot twists tha weren't expected and it kept up with all the other characters and introduced new ones. I consider the Firebringer Trilogy my very books (among others) and if you are a unicorn lover you will love this book too. I almost wish there were another book to this exciting trilogy!
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