Fire is the only child of the monster who once controlled a kingdom. She is a monster as well, with beauty so incredible that it can lure and entangle minds that see her. Fire struggles with her own powers, her womanhood, and her distrust of her own appearance while trying to save the kingdom her father once ruled.
Cashore is good at complicated inner lives and relationships, and the way she writes action scenes is enthralling. Still, I liked this book, but didn't love it the way I did [b:Graceling|3236307|Graceling|Kristin Cashore|http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513bTCMZZWL._SL75_.jpg|3270810].