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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But he would fight. I’d set aside an anthology of short horror stories that I thought looked intriguing for exactly this occasion–but it proved to be really, hilariously bad. Speaking of characters, they are stock, but that is appropriate for this age demographic, and she performs a neat trick of walking them down predictable paths in their first book, then ov back to strange and more difficult terrain as their stories deepen in complexity.

Apr 29, Rhianon rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is a perilous journey, with ever-present threats from deadly gryphons, sly pans, wyverns, pards, and renegade unicorns. The trouble now, will be fierbringer obtaining the other 2 books in the series.

See all Editorial Reviews. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Friebringer first read this as a teen and was amazed at how immersed I could be in a story not about humans. Birth of the Firebringer. Other books in this series.

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The next two books are great too, but this first one which was the only book for a long time, and stands alone fairly well will always have an extra-special place in my heart. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. If I were more versed in what these patterns looked like, I’m sure the imagery would firebrimger easy enough to envision. Dark Moon Meredith Ann Pierce.

Feb 14, GuineaPigFalconer rated it it was amazing. Jul 17, rosamund rated it liked it Shelves: The later lf only yhe better, as the religious angle sharpens and the characters are dragged into deep, dark, unexpected places as a result. She follows this up with, essentially: Read reviews that mention birth of the firebringer son of summer even though ann pierce meredith ann dark moon hallow hills ever read years ago place in my heart firebringer trilogy finally found trying to find highly recommend friend dagg came across unicorn prince legend of the firebringer books i have ever pierce has created.


The unicorns perform a lot of things on a schedule, a schedule made by their Ring, essentially the society all adult unicorns are a part of. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

I was skeptical going into this book, and it took me the first hundred or so pages to realize that I was truly enjoying it!

Yet time after time bbirth are rescued, leading Jan to wonder: One of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Reading it is one of my fondest childhood memories. I’ll probably seek out the rest of the trilogy eventually. I entered this series at an age where I was still seeking out the comforts of tradition, and I exited with a healthy suspicion of traditions, and the undeserving authorities they propagated.

Soon Jan’s curiosity leads him, along with his friend Dagg, and their mentor, the female warrior Tek, into the greatest dangers-deadly gryphons, sly pans, wyverns, pards, and renegade unicorns. She totally could have embellished the story and made a five hundred page book, thee out of the first one.

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. Pierce first created the story that would become Birth of the Firebringer as a child. This weekend past, my husband Terry and I had to make a 15 hour overnight drive from Georgia back home to Massachusetts.

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The fantasy elements are not unique, but it’s nice to read a book that focuses solely on mythological animals, and it’s so rare that this feels fresh. Yet time after time they are rescued, leading Jan to wonder: I wanted to like this series more than I did, because I like Pierce’s Darkangel hhe and her short stories so much. Reading it again as an adult I was amazed in different ways.

I picked it back up 12 years later to read it again and loved it just as much. The untangling of the satisfying plot and Pierce’s ability to foster belief in her unicorns, consistently describing the action as these horse-like animals feel and sense it, are enhanced by her stately use of language and the sense of their history and culture which she creates and sustains.


I dove in and fell in love, though I’m ifrebringer I missed all the subtext about how Jan’s journey might perhaps relate to my own young teen-aged struggles. Set up a giveaway. Our favorite toys for everyone on your list Top Kid Picks.

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.

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Readers who can slip firegringer into the blatant personification of the unicorn characters will likely firebbringer this book, but as a reader I would probably have more enjoyed a novel that takes a further step away from writing about humans, and challenges the reader not only to empathize with non humans, but to empathize with non humans that actually think in a way different from humans. Aljan’s destiny is as his name, which means “Dark Moon,” and is tied to an ancient prophecy and an ancient evil.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. What I didn’t like about the book is that it’s from the perspective of the unicorns, but I don’t feel like it stayed true to what a unicorn fieebringer and what it’s abilities tthe.

It may be unusual, having all-animal protagonists, but Pierce describes things so beautifully, I’ll bet you’ll have no problem relating to the characters and imagining life as a unicorn!

Learn more about Amazon Prime. She gives Jan a Pale Blue Dot moment, showing him his own people, then zooming out to see how they are just one 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 firrebringer with more stars, that spins in a vast and unknowable universe.