Fireborn was discontinued by Fantasy Flight Games in unconfirmed due to financial issues with the company and a "focus on core games" unconfirmed. The Fireborn community see links is still actively supporting and expanding the game with new legacies, powers, breeds, etc. The game books are still available in small quantities from the usual booksellers, as well as in electronic form PDF files for download from online sources such as DriveThruRPG.
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That book charmed my socks off, understandably making it a tough act to follow. Fireborn makes up for its more subdued intro with a ton of action packed into its second half though. Again, like Skyborn, this book is back loaded with much of the excitement saved for the end when all the tensions finally come to a head. As the rebellion explodes into the open, Dalglish exacerbates an already fiery situation by throwing in an unexpected twist, adding an even greater threat to the equation. The aerial battle scenes continue to be a highlight as well, and their even better now that Bree and Kael have a much better handle on their flight skills and elemental powers.
The story and characters may have matured while the themes have also grown darker, deeper, and more complex, but the plot itself remained rather simple and straightforward.
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That said, I still really enjoyed Fireborn and in no way do I consider it a poor sequel. The Seraphim is another example of a series where I decided to jump formats again this year, choosing the audio edition over the print because I got curious after hearing such great things about the narration. I was not disappointed. Joe Knezevich is a fine narrator and he does some great voicework, playing with accents, inflections, and tones—though I think he could have taken advantage of even more opportunities to do so.
Overall I have no complaints about the audiobook. If presented with the opportunity to continue the next installment in this format, I probably would take it. Jan 15, Patricia Crowther rated it it was amazing. This was going to be 4. Just when you thought you knew where the story was heading, it would twist and turn. It went from nice YA fantasy to epic in a few pages with some of those revelations. It was action packed from the very first page with battles galore.
And I have a feeling this was just the start!! Really enjoyed this one. Looking forward to book 3! View all 5 comments. Ok so the first book in the series was a lot of world and character building, with action picking up towards the end, but Fireborn starts with a bang and keeps raising the stakes! The world has pretty much fallen Ok so the first book in the series was a lot of world and character building, with action picking up towards the end, but Fireborn starts with a bang and keeps raising the stakes!
The world has pretty much fallen apart at this point, so I can't wait to see how the series concludes! This is a terrific book.
I read it over a week, which is not something I do with many books. This is a great second book in the series that explains several mysteries from the first. In doing so, the fairly centered book ratchets up to an epic story that is about more than 2 kids and a floating island I can't wait for book 3. Nov 04, Lynette rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oooo man this was good! I love the action and suspense! The characters are well written and the plot has you constantly wonder which side is good or bad.
Not as good as the first book sadly. Shit is now just insane, there is way to much going on! Feb 23, Sam rated it liked it Shelves: A strong follow up to Dalglish's first book in the series that provides much of the backstory that the first one lacked as well as builds up the inevitable conflicts and issues that will come in the third book. Dec 05, Tara Johnsen rated it it was ok. I loved the first book in this series so much and was waiting with great anticipation for this book to be published..
I forced my self to finish, the "twists" where all predictable almost from the begining. To much tedious fight scenes.. Not a pleasure at all. But often book two is a let down, so lets hope book 3 is better. Nov 12, Dianna rated it it was ok. My rating is 2. The first half of the book was honestly a little bit boring, as it was battle after battle between the two forces without much progressing of the story.
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But randomly in the middle, the dome surrounding the i My rating is 2. But randomly in the middle, the dome surrounding the islands disappears we learn why later in the book and fire breathing lizards drop out of the sky, terrorizing and killing all of the humans. I was a little shocked at the turn the story took there, since the transition was so abrupt. We learn that they're called the fireborn, and that many centuries ago, what was left of humanity escaped from the various demonborn creatures there's iceborn, stormborn, etc. None of the characters really developed here.
Bree and Kael mostly remain the same, though somehow Bree has miraculously mastered her fire powers and can go head to head with some of the most talented knights now. And Kael is conveniently provided with a magical shield that can block against all elemental attacks by Johan. A little too convenient if you ask me. We do learn a little bit more about why Center is interested in them.
Turns out they each have some unusual elements in their blood, perhaps as a result of experiments that Center conducted on their parents? Bree's natural affinity for fire might come from the fireborn blood in her veins, and Kael seems to have some lightborn blood as he's the only one who can hear the angel talking to him. Overall I'm not super happy with the direction the author took this series, but I'll still keep on reading to find out what happens.
Feb 07, Alisha Tarran rated it it was amazing.
Okay, I was intrigued by both Skyborn and Fireborn, the synopsis for the first book wasn't much, same as the synopsis for Fireborn, they both hint at things; So I had no real idea of what to expect when I went in to the book but it blew me away Skyborn sucked you in, introducing you to this original and imaginative world unlike anything you'd entered before. Dalglish skilf Okay, I was intrigued by both Skyborn and Fireborn, the synopsis for the first book wasn't much, same as the synopsis for Fireborn, they both hint at things; So I had no real idea of what to expect when I went in to the book but it blew me away Dalglish skilfully built the world up around you, the settings taking form around you.
He added some politics here, and some history there. Enough to keep you informed, and leave you wanting to know more. He introduced you to the characters, the politics and how it all worked with threads of mystery woven throughout about characters, the past and the world, not to mention the plot itself. He brought us the shadowy figure of Johan.
But all the while there was the sense of something deeper woven throughout, just out of reach, piquing your curiosity. Then it came to a crescendo with its grand finale, of Titanic proportions and I mean the ship not the size. The ending was truly incredible and cinematic and left you wanting more. Fireborn hooks you from the first page, and you're straight in with the action from the start. I loved getting Jay's point of view at the beginning and I loved how that entire scene was done.
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It was genuinely like I'd cracked open the book and a movie started to play across the pages. So damn cinematic and atmospheric. The plot grabs you even more in this book, you get answers sure, but you also get questions. Dalglish brings the character of Johan out of the shadows and in to the light. But you spend most of the book not being entirely sure if he's a good guy or a bad guy, and the same can be said for the Speaker. I loved the sense of being on edge, not sure who to trust. Not sure who's the one telling the truth, because it's what the characters where feeling throughout as they discovered lies and tried to work out who to trust.
I will admit, I was so glad they weren't stupid enough to reveal all their secrets to certain people! The author adds more layers to the world of the book. In Skyborn we got the world, and we thought we knew how it worked and what this or that was. In Fireborn the author turns it all on its head with some amazing reveals. Everything that was added to the world and how it works, the politics and history completely changed the way I thought this story was going and took it in a different and pleasantly surprising direction.
There are genuinely so many game changing revelations in this book about the world and the characters, book three is going to be intense! I continue to love Kael and Bree both individually, and together as a team. I think we can all feel for him and get where he's coming from, but what surprised me in the best way was that rather than start to resent her for it and go all dark side, or just start to be a bit of an arse I love the two of them. Their loyalty to each other, their determination and how human they are. They're so relatable and so authentic, you can truly understand them and where they're coming from and their reactions, I think, are very like what you or I might have in their situation.
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I've loved watching them grow and change over the course of the two books, and I'm intrigued to see what's going to happen to them in the third book. I'm hoping they'll keep a united front, I'll be disappointed if they turn on each other! And I'm excited to see what else they discover about themselves. I think they've both changed so much since Skyborn, and I think they have the potential to develop even more with what they can do!
I have to say, I was really glad to see Saul being redeemed in this book! I didn't really like him all that much in Skyborn, but in this book I was rooting for him along with everyone else. I also kind of low key ship him and Bree, I'm not going to lie. I feel like both of them changed a lot from the place they where at in Skyborn and it'd be interesting to see the two of them together.
But you know, romance isn't the sole focus of this book, it's in the background or casually thrown in. Kael and Clara are still going strong, and I do love the two of them together as well, I'm incredibly intrigued to see where Clara's going to go as a character after the end of Fireborn and what it means for her! There's plenty of other characters in this book that we get to see more of, and get to know more. Plus there's a tonne of new characters, although in order to make room for them we had to say goodbye to some of the old ones and I'm still devastated about some of them.
Brutally realistic, and everything It's always the characters I love the most! Fireborn is a brilliant sequel and I have to say, for me it surpassed the first book because it really changed the game. I fell completely in to the world of the book, it was vivid and atmospheric, the writing was brilliant. The book is just so imaginative and original, I knew I was going to like it, and I have to say I haven't read anything quite like it that I can recall. There's a fast pace and so much action, there's so many plot twists and revelations that'll leave you gasping and the ending.
The ending completely threw everything on it's head. I feel like the twins have come a long way and they really come in to their own in this book.