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Firebird

R. Garcia y Robertson

Tor Books

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 artifact 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.


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Chapter One
Prince Sergey and the Witch-Girl
 
Once upon a time, deep in the north woods that circle the world, a witch-girl gathered fungus for the Bone Witch’s supper, when she heard the fire jay call her name. “Ahrr-ee-haa, ahrr-ee-haa, ahrr-ee-haa . . .”
 
Brushing tangled black hair from sea-green eyes, Aria searched for the bird, seeing only tall pine trunks and blue bars of sky. Somewhere in her teens, Aria knew neither her age nor her birthday, but was otherwise quick-witted, as well as lithe and strong from living in the woods. Her strange name
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"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

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    R. Garcia y Robertson

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