By R. Garcia y Robertson
(Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765313560, 320pp.)
Publication Date: May 16, 2006
Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback
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In the fantastic land of Markovy east of Europe, in the Iron Wood filled with werewolves and other unpleasant creatures, in the house of the dreaded Bone Witch, lives a young orphan girl named Aria. Her life is changed forever when a foreign knight, Sir Roye de Roye, enters the forest pursued by enemies, carrying with him the most precious aritfact of the kingdom, the egg of the Firebird. Aria saves him and falls in love with him, and it becomes her mission in life to restore the egg to the firebird's nest. And so she and her knight set out on a wonderful quest, filled with spectacle, romance, and hairs-breadth escapes, to save the land and find a life together.
R. GARCIA Y ROBERTSON lives in Mt. Vernon, WA.
"A rollicking adventure yarn, by turns stirring, touching, undignified, funny, raunchy, and grim. A whirlwind of a tale that races the reader along on the quests and misadventures of Aria and a knight of many accomplishments. Anyone who remembers childhood hero tales of dragonslayers and explorers finding wonders in fantastic unknown lands with nostalgia will love Firebird: here's a NEW hero tale!"--Ed Greenwood
"Like Philip Pullman or George R.R. Martin, Rod Garcia has created one of those genre-transcending works that will thrill and move even readers who don't normally care for this sort of thing. It's one of the few heroic fantasies I've read which takes notice that we're not living in the 19th Century any more, a sophisticated, often erotically charged story about adult human beings in a harsh world. This was my first Garcia novel, but it won't be my last."
--Spider Robinson, author of Very Bad Deaths on Firebird
"Full of marvels, and irrepressibly joyous, it is an exhilarating fantasy story." --Yves Meynard on Firebird
"A rollicking adventure yarn, by turns stirring, touching, undignified, funny, raunchy, and grim."
"Like Philip Pullman or George R.R. Martin, Rod Garcia has created one of those genre-transcending works."
"Full of marvels, and irrepressibly joyous, it is an exhilarating fantasy story."