Birth of the Firebringer has ratings and reviews. Jennifer said: THIS IS THE BOOK I WAS BORN TO READ! I loved every beautiful moment, word, ima. Volume One of the Firebringer Trilogy Jan, the prince of the unicorns, is high- spirited, reckless-and the despair of his mighty father, Korr. Reluctantly. The Firebringer Trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce is a Young Adult series of novels whose main Birth of the Firebringer; Dark Moon; The Son of Summer Stars.
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One of the things that Jan questions and through his journey and meetings with other species, he questions a lot of what he’s been told is why the unicorns have to be a part of the Ring and follow such strict rules. The mythology is rich, the storytelling is excellent, and the characters are real enough that you rage when they rage, or feel wonder when they feel wonder. Pierce first created the story that would become Birth of the Firebringer as a child.
This unicorn society is o perfectly repressed, I do declare. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.
My main problem with this novel is that the unicorns feel too much like intelligent horses and not enough like magical creature. The next two books are great too, but this first one which was the only book for a long time, and stands alone fairly well will always have an extra-special place in my heart.
This is not part of the author’s “Darkangel” trilogy Atlanticbut it could sustain sequels of its own. This was the first true fantasy story I ever read as a youngster.
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I’ll tell you that Jan gets to see. Then I forgot bitth it until recently and just found the first book at HPB. I was mad but saw that this one had a unicorn on it so I grabbed it.
Am I the heir to a special destiny? Soon Jan’s curiosity leads him, along with his friend Dagg, and their mentor, the female warrior Tek, into the greatest dangers-deadly gryphons, sly pans, wyverns, pards, and renegade unicorns. I liked the revelation of so many secrets at once at the end of the novel, and I look forward to seeing oc the Firebringer does in the rest of the series!
Birth of the Firebringer (The Firebringer Trilogy, #1) by Meredith Ann Pierce – Risingshadow
This was a masterpiece. Though Meredith Ann Pierce has clearly thought through the rules under which her society of unicorns should operate, there is something about this book, the first in the Firebringer trilogy, that doesn’t quite click. Meredith Ann Pierce is a fantasy writer and librarian.
I’ll be getting it this week ; This series is totally making my favorites shelf!
The Catholic hell is populated with stillborn babies, saintly people raised in other religions, and indigenous people living beyond the contact of Western missionaries–I knew this. I will also admit, that I read the prologue and then immediately ordered the whole trilogy from thriftbooks.
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And I only picked it up by accident when I was in 6th grade. Typical misfit prince who doesn’t see things his father’s way.
Birth of the Firebringer
Reading it again as an adult I was amazed in different ways. When I was in 7th grade the school library was getting rid of old books and my friend grabbed the absolute last horse book available. This classic saga of Jan, the warrior unicorn prince and his herd’s only hope, is compelling reading for horse lovers, fantasy fans, and anyone who relishes a crackling good adventure.
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The Firebringer Trilogy
Aljan’s destiny is as his name, which means “Dark Moon,” and is tied to an ancient prophecy and an ancient evil. As the story progresses there is increasingly a sense that things aren’t quite what they seem.
The Best Books of It was as magical as I remembered and I am excited to read the next books in the series after all these years!
Apr 29, Rhianon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Jan’s own growth as a character is paralleled by that of the unicorns as a whole, who learn to put aside their assumptions and prejudices about firebringger world around them.
Lists with This Book. Unicorns, as fantasy creatures, fascinate me, and this book is an enjoyable adventure in a world populated with dragons, unicorns, and pans satyrs. One that struck me in particular was, ” The way she took a nonhuman sentient species and This was the first true fantasy story I ever read as a youngster.