Fire and Thorns

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,482 ratings

The Girl of Fire and Thorns Publisher's Summary

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses. The one who has never done anything remarkable, and can't see how she ever will.

Now, on her 16th birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king - a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs her to be the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he's not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies, seething with dark magic, are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people's savior, and he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn't die young.

Most of the chosen do.

©2011 Rae Carson (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
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  • Book 1

    • The Girl of Fire and Thorns

    • By: Rae Carson
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,041

    Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. Elisa is the chosen one. But she is also the younger of two princesses. The one who has never done anything remarkable, and can't see how she ever will. Now, on her 16th birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king - a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs her to be the chosen one. And he's not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies, seething with dark magic,are hunting her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely fantasy!

    • By Alexis on 09-17-13

    Regular price: $29.65

  • Book 2

    • The Crown of Embers

    • Fire and Thorns, Book 2
    • By: Rae Carson
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 708
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 653
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 650

    She does not know what awaits her at the enemy's gate. Elisa is a hero. She led her people to victory over a terrifying, sorcerous army. Her place as the country's ruler should be secure. But it isn't. Her enemies come at her like ghosts in a dream, from foreign realms and even from within her own court. And her destiny as the chosen one has not yet been fulfilled. To conquer the power she bears, once and for all, Elisa must follow a trail of long-forgotten - and forbidden - clues, from the deep, hidden catacombs of her own city to the treacherous seas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I can't wait for the third book!

    • By Sarah on 07-26-13

    Regular price: $29.65

  • Book 3

    • The Bitter Kingdom

    • Fire and Thorns, Book 3
    • By: Rae Carson
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda, Luis Moreno
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 646
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 589
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 586

    The champion must not waver. The champion must not fear. The gate of darkness closes. Elisa is a fugitive. Her enemies have stolen the man she loves, and they await her at the gate of darkness. Her country is on the brink of civil war, with her own soldiers ordered to kill her on sight. Her Royal Majesty, Queen Lucero-Elisa née Riqueza de Vega, bearer of the Godstone, will lead her three loyal companions deep into the enemy's kingdom, a land of ice and snow and brutal magic, to rescue Hector and win back her throne.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good series, but not awesome

    • By elizabeth on 08-03-16

    Regular price: $33.08