She balances high political intrigue with human and wolf nature. There’s no hint of grimdark, here. I could be wrong, if later in the book she got back to the real story She was the only surviver after a fire in the wilderness and was brought up by very special wolves, and she needs to re-learn being human. Firekeeper has been left out of the main fight and the sabotage mission. This was the pick of a whim and I’ll be entirely honest, it was heavier going than I really needed during the semester. However, I find the time it takes to read through this series worth it.

It is their job to civilize her and bring her back among the people something they manage to do quite fast and easy, though. And what an awesome character she is. They believe she is the daughter of the missing prince, and thus, a potential heir to the throne. Who has known this family all h Okay, so, to start: As Firekeeper is suspected of being Prince Barden’s daughter she is quickly thrown into the royal court’s games of intrigue and manipulation. I actually tried reading this book two separate times, a few years apart, and I just couldn’t do it. An enjoyable read, but I am unlikely to buy any of the sequels.

Many times I found myself smiling ridiculously or getting angry—my emotions were being played. Dec 06, Emma rated it really liked it. It’s an easy, lazy read with no challenges to what you might consider right or wrong, a straight-forward plot and love between the right people.

Firekeeper Saga by Jane Lindskold

I will say that having so many characters with complex family relations tied in does make it a challenge to keep track of everyone and everything. Return to Book Page. A party of the King’s nobles comes hunting the fate of a prince and his household who left years before and all they find, besides a burned settlement, is Firekeeper who may or may not be granddaught A solid fantasy that I finished but ultimately didn’t love.


Some readers may find these histories a bit tedious, but to me they add the flavour this novel needs. In the months to come, learning to behave like a human will turn out to be more complicated than she’d ever imagined.

The king has lost his children to death or exile and now every aunt, uncle, niece and nephew is clamouring to take the crown. Dec 08, Kassilem rated it liked it Shelves: Other books in the series.

But what makes me want to say a few words about it anyway is the unusal heroine, Firekeeper. And the intrigue of Firekeeper having grown up thinking she was a wolf is as present after the first pages.

Yea, it goes on and on and on about that.

Where it would usually appear as firekeepsr standard High Fantasythe author has twisted the standard setting a lot and eliminated most of the World Building Non Sequiturs usually found in the genre. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Fire keeper, our heroine lives in the wilds on the far side of the mountain boundary of her kingdom and she is no ordinary girl – she’s been raised by and living with wolves.

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Doc, a minor nobleman and not-so-minor doctor; and a whole seried of others. Derian is chosen to be part of a small and carefully selected group that travels behind enemy lines and destroys Stonehold supplies. Jan 24, Shera Book Whispers rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 28, Mary rated it liked it. The book took me over 4 months to read– I’d read to a point, get overwhelmed, and yes, BORED by some of the sub plots, and put it down.


Now her pack leaders are sending her back to live among the humans, as they promised her mother years ago. The world building was a bit shaky as well. More Buying Choices – Paperback.

Books by Jane Lindskold. That, she understands just fine. The villain one of them at least has been caught, the war has ended or so we hopeHeirs have been named Kudos to her for putting in the effort to create that structure, though.

I definitely enjoyed reading through it again. Her mother, Barbara DiSalle Lindskold, was also an attorney.

When she was adopted by human aristocrats, she gained her other, more formal name. Jan 03, Stephanie C rated it liked it Shelves: For a younger reader, it might be a great read, but I myself had a hard time finishing it.

A True wolf at heart, but still also a young girl flung in a world of politics. Mar 29, Rebecca Farrell rated it liked it. Please help improve jwne by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise.

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Jul 10, Annika Astradsson rated it liked it. I actually The first part of the book was pretty cool, what with the concept of a girl being raised by wolves and consequently being more wolf than human, in a lot of ways. There were a bazillion characters, all introduced rather hastily in a few pages and I soon forget who was who.