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The Girl of Fire and Thorns Series


by Rae Carson (Author)

Book Cover for the Girl of Fire and Thorns Series
Once every century, one person is chosen for greatness. But the prophecy is vague, and Elisa, always overshadowed by her accomplished older sister, has no idea why she was chosen or how she will fulfill the expectations. Her future is unknown and her potential is tremendous—even if she doesn’t realize it. A king asks her to save his troubled country. A savage enemy hunts her for its own—dead or alive. A revolutionary asks for her heart. And in the midst of ferocious battles and harsh quests, Elisa will find herself. She will find the strength she’s always possessed. She’ll find deep and abiding love. She’ll awaken the power that only she can control. And she’ll face those who want to rip all of it away.

Lush, adventurous, and wrenching, this trilogy will delight fans of Kristin Cashore’s 'Graceling' series and Tamora Pierce’s Tortall books.

"Palace intrigues, desert rebellions, kidnappings, forbidden romance, and bloody betrayals, along with not a little time at the banquet table, make The Girl of Fire and Thorns a delicious debut, even before Elisa begins to ask meaty questions about the nature of faith and her destiny in a country on the verge of war." — Paolo Bacigalupi, Printz Award-winning author of Ship Breaker.


Series Summary


Series: Girl of Fire and Thorns
Tags: fantasy romance myth & legend mystery magic
Series reading level: 13+
Books in series: 6
Should read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished

 Print series book list

Books in series order
1The Girl of Fire and Thorns  (2011)
2The Crown of Embers  (2012)
3The Bitter Kingdom  (2013)
+ The Shattered Mountain  (2013)
+ The Shadow Cats  (2012)
+ The King's Guard  (2013)