With True Fire Rune in hand, the new Flame Champion was able to unite the disparate forces of the region against Harmonian invasion once, reforming the group and instilling new confidence and belief after the individual components of the new force had been defeated time and again by the Harmonian Army. After stopping the invasion by repelling the Harmonian advance at Brass Castle and, more importantly, thwarting the Destroyers plans that would have decimated the region, the new Fire Bringer would disperse. Not logged in Create account Log in.
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Other Playable Characters. The difference in usage made me want to hurry up and finish Fire Bringer , so I could re-read Watership Down. Fire Bringer is a good first attempt, but not a great book. View all 11 comments. As a little fawn, Rannoch is born with an oak leaf mark on his forehead that signals the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy. When his father is murdered on the very night of his birth, Rannoch must be hidden and kept safe from the eyes of the tyrant deer lord, Drail.
As Drail gets closer to discovering Rannoch's true identity, Rannoch and his friends must flee to the North, propelling them on an epic journey towards freedom and healing for all the deer in Scotland. It took me awhile to get into t As a little fawn, Rannoch is born with an oak leaf mark on his forehead that signals the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy. It took me awhile to get into the flow of the story. There are far too many characters, some of them with similar names, making it difficult to remember them all, and the writing spends way too much time explaining boring details ad nauseum.
But once the story began to move, I enjoyed the adventure, the characters, and the world-building of the deer herds and their culture. But then I was disappointed in the ending. It needed more flair, and it didn't deliver quite the epic conclusion I was looking for. A good read, but not amazing. The writing could have been more polished, and the plot needed better pacing to keep the story moving forward.
Shelves: shocking , omg-the-ending , 5-star , best-cover. You might even come to say that I despise it with a fiery passion. But it seems like no matter what I do, I keep being drawn to his books. First The Sight , which I really despised. Then The Telling Pool , which was so boring that I seriously felt myself losing brain cells. WHY did I keep reading his books if i absolutely positively hated did not like them??? Well, I was browsing books, and I wandered over to the C's. I saw "Fire Bringer". Do not pick it up! As you probably already guessed, I did pick it up the cover is really pretty, btw A certain shade of blue mixed with- Ok, I'm shutting up now.
And I'm thanking my lucky stars that I did. Nowadays, all the books are about "dark" girls that are all, "Oh no! I can't choose between him and him! Ahhh this is torture!!!! This was a fresh breath for me. I don't really like "old-recent" books, this was published in , and I am usually browsing the new releases to find a half decent book or some such. Point is, this isn't my typical book. So if I enjoyed it, I'm betting two thirds of you guys also will. This is about a deer.
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Surprise, surprise. I'm sure you haven't guessed that from the cover. And I'm not going to list all about this book because if you really want to know you'll read the synopsis. So, one big thing I really liked is that it wasn't lame. At least not for me. I have a big problem with talking animals. So if you are writing on a point of view about animals, make it believable and not lame.
Spare humanity and the trees that will die to publish your terrible book. Like his previous book, The Sight. It was about talking wolves. But it was lame and boring and all kinds of other things that make up a book with a title called: Do Not Read Me I Suck B- moooooving on Thankfully, this book was believable most of the time. And while I'm sure deer don't contemplate in the way Clement-Davies wrote about, it was still slightly believable.
Only bad thing- the book tends to focus on something boring, like the description of a herd gathering to attack, for a long period of time. It starts getting all icky and UGH. Nobody likes run-on descriptions. Especially Chuck Norris. I thought this book was agreeable and a lot of fun. It transported you into a way different world, but since you knew so much about that world from his descriptions, it was actually fun. The end actually the very last sentence made me sniffle But that's life. View all 16 comments. Jun 30, Veazey rated it it was amazing Shelves: personal-favourites.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Oh, dear! Mild Spoilers ahead! Normally when selecting a book there are a few key factor used into deciding wether I want to bother picking it up or not. I'm very lucky I didn't physically see this book in a store, or I don't think I would have bothered with it at all.
I know it's rather shallow of me, but books with such small font are intimidating to me since I am usually such a casual reader. I usually get headaches from reading such long books, and this one is a whopper at nearly pages! I have to say though, I am very grateful I decided to pick this one up.
As a kid, I loved anthropomorphic fiction. The Poppy series and Watership down were some of my favourites, and I wish I had heard or herd, if I want to continue with my bad deer puns, this book sooner because I just know I would have loved it in middle or high school. Everything about this story was believable and epic. Such a huge story with a huge array of characters is usually difficult for me to follow since I take longer to read such small-printed books, but I had a difficult time putting this book down.
I was surprised with myself, it only took a few days to finish. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who loves animal fiction. It takes its readers seriously without being too dull, there is always something happening. Also, I'd like to point out, this is the first time in a long time I have found a book I absolutely love that the author didn't kill off my favourite character.
Though my second favourite Poor Peppa! Overall, this book is great. It was pure, delicious adventure that left me wanting more. I should change my category of "children's literature" to young adult literature, but I digress. My nephew recommended this book with rave reviews, and he was dead on with that. As soon as he finished this book, he read it a second time, which is quite a commitment in a rather long book, with much smaller print than most young adult novels. This book is reviewed as being a "Watership Down" but with rabbits, and that seems like quite the fair assessment.
It is set in Scotland about years ago, I should change my category of "children's literature" to young adult literature, but I digress. It is set in Scotland about years ago, maybe more, and is about a herd of red deer. The protagonist Rannoch seems to be the chosen one, fulfilling a deer prophecy, and he is a wonderful and conflicted hero, seeking to figure out what he is meant to do in this world as he flees for his life from his herd that is being destroyed and changed from within.
The book grapples with questions of faith, and if there is a God, or if religious stories and myths are only true and real in the way that all stories are real. Unlike many young adult books, it doesn't deliver a clearcut answer to the reader about this, and instead just trusts the reader to make up their own mind about the world, and to dwell in what is unknowable.
But it is not all heady stuff, but rather is mostly just a wonderfully action packed adventure story filled with friends taking care of one another. Strongly recommend this to any young readers, ages 10 or up, or any adults who like kids literature. View 1 comment. Jul 14, Heather rated it liked it. A Watership Down for Deer! It took me about two pages to get into this book. To be honest, I know almost nothing about deer and I was a bit lost at first by the descriptions of their bez tines and trez tines but that turned out to be a very small hindrance indeed.
The writing is superb and I found myself frequently thinking back to the story during the day between readings and wondering what would happen to the characters and whether or not they would be OK without me. The parallels to the nativit A Watership Down for Deer! The parallels to the nativity story in the beginning of the book are almost unnerving. They seemed too blatant to be unintentional so I watched closely throughout the book to see what the author intended to do with them but nothing ever came of them as far as I could see.
Perhaps doing nothing was exactly what the author intended. I don't know. On the whole, this was a book I enjoyed reading very much for the experience it brought me on, but I don't think it left an indelible mark on my life. But, of course, a week is usually a bit early to know that.
Jan 16, Mallory Shepherd rated it did not like it. I barely made it through the book. The author does not understand the storytelling concept of "don't tell me, show me. And while I'm telling you I'm going to explain the significance just in case you weren't paying attention to the story or are too dumb to follow along. The characters were very one dimensional and the story predictable. I'm pretty sure this is a children's book. Sep 12, Mayomouse rated it it was amazing Shelves: owned-books , must-read. I simply loved this book. Yes, there was bloodshed.
Yes, some parts were sad. To write so perfectly from the POV of a deer? This book deserved all 5 stars even though, as I admitted, it's gory and very sad at times. And the ending is happy View 2 comments. Jul 24, Barak Fredrickson rated it really liked it.
Solid character development throughout. Lots of characters to keep track of though. It is a very long, but worthwhile read. Sep 20, Annye rated it really liked it. It got buried in my TBR stack until I found it about a week before my yearly visit with that friend. That's more than enough time for a quick YA book. His family, his herd, and in fact most of the creatures on his island home put their faith and hope in the deer, that one day he'll save them as the prophecy predicts. But Rannoch is reluctant, scared, and unsure of his own power. Except for talking animals, there's no real fantasy in this world.
Despite the realism, Clement-Davies has created one of the most beautiful and believable worlds I've read in some time.
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His deer have deer thoughts and deer issues - food, sex, how many tines are on whose antlers - and that realism is so pleasant to read in contrast to horses who act like dogs, in the abominable Disney tradition; those are softened children's animals who don't procreate or worry about how to eat and stay warm in the winter. And then layered onto the realistic base traits is a rich, created culture, with its own vocabulary, social structure, myths, and religion. Instead of just putting humans and their beliefs in animal bodies, Clement-Davies takes talking animal protagonists as they are and sweetens with a believable society.
Fire Bringer is, for YA, a long, tough, deep read - it slowed down my own reading pace, and I imagine a young person would similarly stumble on the death, despair, and deep religious themes. To be clear, this is not a Christian, or even religious, book, except for the religion and faith of the deer and other animals in the story. There's no preaching to the reader in this one. In one hugely broad generalization, it seems to me that today's YA themes come from the plot or the characters.
By no means is all old YA prettier or deeper or worth more. Read more of my reviews plus cat pics! Jan 15, Anna Pappas rated it it was amazing. Fire Bringer quite honestly blew me out of the water. I did not think this book was going to be as detailed and thought-out as it was. I was so enthralled that I finished i Fire Bringer quite honestly blew me out of the water.
I was so enthralled that I finished it in less than a week. The characters, which are deer, and their relationships are so well personified that you start to talk about them as if they are people. I was also surprised at how serious the tone could be at times.
I had thought it would be a happy-go-lucky tale, but it actually incorporated times of dark revolution and suspense. This novel was undoubtedly worth the read.
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Feb 14, Maddie rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , school-year. This is easily one of the best books I have ever read. Fire Bringer is about a young fawn named Rannoch who is born with a whit fawn mark shaped like an oak leaf on his brow.
Becausde of this mark, he is believed to be part of The Prophecy. Meanwhile, Lord Drail, the herds leader, is plotting to take over all of the herds in the Low Lands. Brechin, Rannochs father, is murdered that same night and some deer realize that Rannoch will be in danger. This is not necisarily an animal person kind of book. It has many wars and encounters with other deer, semi-violent fighting, but David Clement-Davies ties this all in to an amzing book. Fire Bringer is a must read book for anyone looking for a good story.
Aug 30, Jenny rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: any child or young adult. Shelves: my-favorites. This book is for any animal lover or not, a gripping tale of a struggle from a deer's point of view. A young adults' book but older and younger people could enjoy it also. One day, a fawn will be born with the mark of an ok leaf upon his forehead.
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His courage will lead the deer to freedom; his strength will defeat their greatest enemy. As the attention is turned to him, he must run for his life as stags who won t This book is for any animal lover or not, a gripping tale of a struggle from a deer's point of view. As the attention is turned to him, he must run for his life as stags who won the struggle for power for now hunt him.
Rannoch begins his journey, learning about the world and himself as he goes. He loses friends and gains them, but he is seperated from his friends who escaped with him by man. But he will return to face the destiny he was born for and to defeat the forces that drove him away. Appropriate "Firebringer" did not disappoint. A good book for me captures my attention from the beginning; I don't have much patience for books to grow into something. The establishment of characters and gorgeous setting, the tyranny of the politics mixed with the theme of animals to compare to people, are all great elements set up in the first chapter.
This book is not without its surprising twists and turns, and I guarantee a reader won't get bored with this novel if they're into animal-t Appropriate "Firebringer" did not disappoint. This book is not without its surprising twists and turns, and I guarantee a reader won't get bored with this novel if they're into animal-themed books. It's an emotional journey filled with symbolism, friendship, betrayal, everything all jam-packed into one amazing book. Davies' extended metaphor of Rannoch to Christ is certainly interesting, and the end is much like the fate of that religious symbol.
Sep 06, Jenny Nielsen rated it did not like it. This book is Watership Down with deer. It's the same story, but with deer. We have the strange deer who are be raised by men, stories of the deer god, the evil authoritarian deer, the seer deer, and pretty much every detail word for word of Watership Down except each word "rabbit" is replaced with "deer".
What a masterpiece this adventurous fantasy novel was. Rich in detail that applies to all of the senses, carefully crafted chapters, skillfully-worded scenes make this MG book as good as it gets. Sending readers on a wild ride in early Scotia, David Clement-Davies leaves nothing out yet trims his paragraphs to perfection.
An epic tale of learning who you are, destiny, war, and friendship. Highly recommended. View all 5 comments. Oct 18, Kellie rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , i-need-to-re-read-this. Definately one of my all-time favorite books. If you liked Watership Down, this story has a lot of parallels. It's an adventure story with philosophic and moral insights enough to intrigue the reader whom, like me, won't read a book unless it'll change me a bit but not so much that it overwhelms you.
Feb 27, Caitlin rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. I was so sad that it ended, very sad. I loved this book - and even though I don't really read about deers, it was very interesting. I loved it so much and I am sad that it ended. If I had to chose a book to read again, I would so read this one. Aug 25, Charley rated it really liked it. I've had this book since i was about 13 and have read it so many times. I love it, its so exciting and epic, its like an animal lord of the rings full of adventure, betrayal, loyalty and courage and it has a great moral background of fighting for what you believe.
This is a childhood favourite and while it stands up to the test of time I am sad to say am I not as enarmored with the story as I was when I was younger.