Daughter of the Flames
By Zoe Marriott
(Candlewick, Hardcover, 9780763637491, 368pp.)
Publication Date: February 10, 2009
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In a world of clashing cultures, a girl fights for freedom — and finds a surpring romantic ally — after learning a startling truth about her identity.
Inside an ancient temple in the mountains, fi fteen-year-old Zira trains in the martial arts to become a warrior priestess who can defend the faith of the Ruan people. Bearing a scar on her face from the fire that killed her parents, the orphaned Zira is taught to distrust the occupying Sedornes. Terror strikes when the forces of the tyrannical Sedorne king destroy the only home she knows. To survive, Zira must unravel the secrets of her identity, decide her people’s fate — and accept her growing feelings for a man who should be her enemy.
Zoë Marriott made her debut with THE SWAN KINGDON. In DAUGHTER OF THE FLAMES, her second novel, she has created an equally strong heroine who fi ghts like a warrior and loves with all her heart. Zoë Marriott lives in England.