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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Birth of the Firebringer – Pierce Meredith

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I think what I mostly didn’t like was the main character, Jan the unicorn prince, who was all too often particularly in the last b I wanted to like this series more than I did, because I like Pierce’s Darkangel books and her short stories so much.

I’m on 2 now, Dark Moon and it’s just as gripping and exciting I’m on chapter An ardently devout Catholic for the early part of my life, I threw myself into the church with rabid enthusiasm, seeking the comforts of tradition, community, and a sense of purpose. Jan and Tek, finally adults in the eyes of the herd, pledge their love only to have their blossoming relationship interrupted by a vicious attack.

Meredith Ann pierce lives in Micanopy, Florida. Books In This Series 2 Books. One that struck me in particular was, ” When it matters the most, his father goes mad and flees from the herd, Jan crosses through the plains of the renegade unicorns, a parched desert, and finally into the realm of dragonswhere he is shown the history of the terrible wyverns. And believe me, I know it sounds a bit ridiculous to compare my spiritual journey to a middle-grade children’s novel about anthropomorphized unicorns Customers who viewed this item also viewed.


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Reading it again as an adult I was amazed in different ways. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

She gives Jan a Pale Blue Dot moment, showing him his own birtb, then zooming out to see how they are just if tribe among many, and one species among many, in a tiny corner of a huge world, that floats around a star with other planets, which floats around a galaxy with more stars, that spins in a vast and unknowable universe. From the Paperback edition. Not as good as “Tailchaser’s Song” by Tad Williams. The trouble now, will be in obtaining the other 2 books in the series.

I thought the world building was done well and the characters had, well, character, which held up for me even as an adult. Am I the heir to a special destiny? My early years were very unhappy, and the church was the only place giving me a message that resonated with my internal struggle. 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.

Apr 08, Amber rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was my favorite book because it started the process of my atheism. Song of the Summer King: Birth of fireebringer Firebringer.

brth Meredith Ann pierce lives in Micanopy, Florida. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. If any of you out there enjoyed The Mountain’s Call, Green Rider, Arrows of the Queen, etc etc basically horse fantasy you will love this book!

See all 60 reviews. Dark Moon Meredith Ann Pierce. I’m giving it 5 stars because I loved it every time I read it. I assumed it was because, well, unicorns. Kf 20, Kachera rated it it was amazing Shelves: There would be no songs to mark his death; and none of his people would even know. I couldn’t really get into the story. Anyway, this book is amazing. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. If I were more versed in what these patterns looked like, I’m sure the imagery would be easy enough to envision.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I think what I mostly didn’t like was the main character, Jan the unicorn prince, who was all too often particularly in the last book incredibly dim, in a way that seemed to serve the plot so that the big reveals could happen at the right time more than the character.

With her brother’s input, she developed a rough version of the book’s opening scene.

Meredith Ann Pierce takes words and phrases and weaves them together into pure firrebringer, like nothing I’ve ever seen. The parallels were obvious but also completely sailed over my head over years of rereading these books. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a coming of age story that lives outside the box, a unique fantasy, or just loves fantasy creatures.

But it planted invaluable seeds in firebdinger garden of my sixth-grade brain, which would eventual sprout into critical thinking, objectivity, empathy, morality, and a global perspective. A favorite then, still a favorite now.

The title and plot synopsis was so familiar to me, but I didn’t remember the storyline in any sort of detail. I’ll tell you rhe Jan gets to see.