Wildfire: A Novel
by Sarah Micklem
Cover Artist: Mark Stutzman
Review by Mel Jacob
Scribner Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780743265249
Date: 07 July 2009 List Price $26.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Wildfire by Sarah Micklem continues the story of Firethorn begun in the first novel, Firethorn, of her trilogy. A dark and gritty fantasy, it features Firethorn as mistress of Sire Galen of the Clan Crux. Passionate, she clings to him with fierce abandon. Despite his order that she remain behind when he sails across the Inland Sea with the king to conquer Incus, she stows away with her friend Mai. On the voyage lightening strikes her. It marks her and takes away her speech and other faculties. From official release/information:
From back of book: Sire Galan has forbidden his servant and lover Firethorn to follow him to war, but she disobeys, and sets sail with the army of Corymb to the land of Incus. During the crossing, Firethorn is struck by lightning. She regains consciousness to find her speech garbled and her memory in tatters. Despite her injuries, others see her as blessed, for she has survived the touch of a god, Wildfire. Priests and soldiers search her nonsensical utterances for hidden prophecies.
In the aftermath of battle, Firethorn is captured by the defeated king of Incus. He takes refuge in the kingdom where Firethorn was born, a place she remembered only in dreams. There, a world away from Galan, she discovers not only the land and language she was born to, but a life of unexpected luxury and power. but this privilege has a high cost, one which Firethorn may not be able to bear.