Nicola Marter was born with a gift. When she touches an object, she sometimes glimpses those who have owned it before. When a woman arrives with a small wooden carving at the gallery Nicola works at, she can see the object’s history and knows that it was named after the Firebird - the mythical creature from an old Russian fable.
Compelled to know more, Nicola follows a young girl named Anna who leads her into the past on a quest through the glittering backdrops of the Jacobites and Russian courts, unearthing a tale of love, courage, and redemption.
©2013 Susanna Kearsley (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Unbalanced story, there are no heroic or caring female characters other then the 2 females, all the other characters are men. The narrator sounds like she is speaking down her nose and her voice is not appealing, rather shrill.
Anyone of the men, give me a caring woman in the story.
Just a book fool.
I loved this book.
If that isn't enough for you allow me to elaborate. Susanna Kearsley is a great writer. She knows her stuff and her History is SPOT ON. I read The Winter Sea and liked it enough to try her second one, tried the second one and LOVED it enough to never want to read anything else ever again.
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Firebird has it all, light romance, heavy history, and interesting and funny running dialogue. If you like historical fiction steeped in character development you will love this book!
BUT you must read The Winter Sea first... YOU MUST!
This book had the right amount of history and romance. From Start to Finish you wanted to know, needed to find out about the firebird and the story behind it..
this is my first book by this author and I will listen to more.
I love Katherine Kellgren. I first listened to her in the Bloody Jack Series by L. A. Meyer and she made the story come alive.
Yes, I wanted to listen to this story in one sitting.
The book moves a little slower than my ADD wishes (:)) but I loved the two romances mixed into one. If you are looking for just romance this book has it mixed heavily with historical background and building structure descriptions. The love stories are sprinkled and not the main focus of this historical romance. I would have not purchased it had I known this because I want all the focus on the romance except for this book. I loved every long description and historical background and felt it added so much to the story. Even if not on sale this is a book well worth a credit.
A beautiful and fun journey through the world and through time... Read by the amazing Katherine Kellgren, whose ability with a multitude of accents brings the many characters to life...
I really liked the premise of this book, but got bored halfway through it. It was really long and tedious and difficult to keep track of all the characters. I didn't want to abandon it, but I was glad when it was over. If you like this sort of story, I think you'll be happy with the ending. The narrator was excellent - she kept me going.
I was enchanted by the start of the book...a gripping and fascinating premise...-but the internal 70% consisted of circuitous complicated relatively minor and uninspired quasi historical stories whose eventual meaning was undercut and eclipsed by the dragging on of it all. I stuck it out however, for the periodic relief when the characters of contemporary life were discussed and felt I was at least rewarded with a satisfying albeit slightly cloying romanticism. All in all I'd not highly recommend it. Sorry. Read S Kings novel 11/22/63 instead.
Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
A romance that takes two on a mind teleporting expedition. It starts out good, collapsed through the middle and had a predictable ending. Not bad for those that enjoy the romance genre.
An interesting premise & while pleasant, also dull & completely forgettable.
Kind of, if you want mindless entertainment.
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