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A genuinely unique book.
on 25 June 2008
As a life-long fantasy fan I get very bored of hack-and-slash novels with poor characterisation, clearly written for misogynistic 12 year old boys, disguising itself as 'fantasy'.
Luckily, this is not what Firethorn is.
Sarah Micklem has managed to create a believable world with a complex, strong-minded, intelligently written main character who- and this is the main proof of her talent as a writer- is not always entirely likeable but is always sympathetic and readable.
Not just for fantasy lovers, this is a fantastically well-eritten story.