Extraordinaries

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 126 ratings

Burning Bright Publisher's Summary

Elinor is an Extraordinary and the only one in England capable of wielding fire in over 100 years. As an Extraordinary she is respected and feared, but to her father she represents power and prestige for himself. Mr. Pembroke, having spent his life studying magic, is determined to control Elinor and her talent by forcing her to marry whom he chooses, a marriage that will produce even more powerful offspring. Trapped between the choices of a loveless marriage and living penniless and dependent on her parents, Elinor takes a third path: She defies tradition and society to join the Royal Navy.

Assigned to serve under Captain Miles Ramsay aboard the frigate Athena, she turns her fiery talent on England's enemies, French privateers, and vicious pirates preying on English ships in the Caribbean. At first feared by her shipmates, a growing number of victories make her truly part of Athena's crew and bring her joy in her fire. But as her power grows and changes in unexpected ways, Elinor's ability to control it is challenged. She may have the power to destroy her enemies utterly - but could it be at the cost of her own life?

©2016 Melissa McShane (P)2016 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Burning Bright

    • Extraordinaries Series, Book 1
    • By: Melissa McShane
    • Narrated by: Cat Gould
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    Elinor is an Extraordinary and the only one in England capable of wielding fire in over 100 years. As an Extraordinary she is respected and feared, but to her father she represents power and prestige for himself. Mr. Pembroke, having spent his life studying magic, is determined to control Elinor and her talent by forcing her to marry whom he chooses, a marriage that will produce even more powerful offspring.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing story and narration!

    • By sweetliks on 07-06-17

    Regular price: $30.09

  • Book 2

    • Wondering Sight

    • Extraordinaries Series, Book 2
    • By: Melissa McShane
    • Narrated by: Cat Gould
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Sophia Westlake is an extraordinary seer, gifted with the ability to see past, present, and future in dreams and visions. Her talent led to the destruction of the Caribbean pirates plaguing England's shipping and gained her renown and the accolades of her peers. But when she accuses a prominent politician, Lord Endicott, of embezzling from the army, her dream is "proved" false, and she is disgraced, her reputation ruined and her career in the army's War Office over.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed but first book was better

    • By chrisf on 08-31-17

    Regular price: $30.09