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Daughter of the Flames by Zoe Marriott

June 13th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


I give this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Description: Inside an ancient temple in the mountains, fi fteen-year-old Zira trains in the martial arts to become a warrior priestess who can defend the faith of the Ruan people. Bearing a scar on her face from the fire that killed her parents, the orphaned Zira is taught to distrust the occupying Sedornes. Terror strikes when the forces of the tyrannical Sedorne king destroy the only home she knows. To survive, Zira must unravel the secrets of her identity, decide her people’s fate — and accept her growing feelings for a man who should be her enemy.

This book drew me in quickly and never let me go.  I loved the mixture of vulnerability and warrior strength Zira possessed and Sorin, the Sedorne lord she must come to trust, seemed like everything you would want in the dashing hero.  The story moves along quickly and keeps you wondering just what is the Sedorne king up to.  I do wish the book had been longer though.  I think Sorin’s character could have been fleshed out more and I would have liked to see Zira really mature into her role of a leader of the Ruan resistance.  The troubles of bringing together the Ruan resistance and Sedorne supporters of Sorin also seemed to offer a wealth of opportunities to add to the story.  I think the resolution was almost too pat and quick to come.  Nonetheless a wonderful book that obviously kept me wishing it went on for longer.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Young Adult

One Response

  1. kay

    Good review! I had never heard of this one, but I’ll check it out. :)

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