A young woman with a dangerous power she barely understands. A smuggler with secrets of his own. A country torn between a merciless colonial army, a terrifying tyrant, and a feared rebel leader. The first book in a new trilogy from Heidi Heilig.Jettas family is famed as the most talented troupe of shadow players in the land. With Jetta behind the scrim, their puppets seem to move without string or stick a trade secret, they say. In truth, Jetta can see the souls of the recently departed and bind them to the puppets with her blood. But the old ways are forbidden ever since the colonial army conquered their country, so Jetta must never show never tell. Her skill and fame are her familys way to earn a spot aboard the royal ship to Aquitan, where shadow plays are the latest rage, and where rumor has it the Mad King has a spring that cures his ills. Because seeing spirits is not the only thing that plagues Jetta. But as rebellion seethes and as Jetta meets a young smuggler, she will face tr...
|Title||:||For a Muse of Fire|
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For a Muse of Fire Reviews
The cover art is good, the title is good, the novel is not so good.
There is a spark of potential that needs to be exploited in subsequent books in the series.
I have discovered that I have a nasty of habit of procrastinating when I don’t have all the books in my TBR in my disposal, because I still didn’t have Shadow of the Fox, my reading time for this one was longer than expected. But after I got Shadow of the Fox, I breezed through this without pause.
So I’ve done it again, I have into a book where I didn’t completely read what it was going to be about to the same extent I should’ve, the cover is just too good for me and my drago ...more
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In a land stricken with war between a country colonizing it and its local rebels, Jetta and her family make their way across the country to hopefully catch the eye of the Boy King as a shadow troupe. If they manage to catch his favor it may be their ticket out of the dangerous country and a new life.
Okay, I’m not going to lie. For most of this book I was confused, and I still am about a few aspects. Mo ...more
Necromancy with puppets...
French and Asian influences.
Magic and epic adventures.
For a Muse of Fire is a story about a girl named Jetta. Her family is the Ros Nai – a troupe of shadow players that is on their way to being the most famous in the country. Their puppets seem to move and dance without strings and everyone is always captivated by the stories they tell with her father singing the old tales and her mother playing the thom and flute while Jetta directs the puppets behind the scrim.
Arc of For a Muse of Fire provided by Edelweiss and
HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review.
Warnings (mentioned by author in book): Mental illness (bipolar), blood use in magic, gun violence, war, colonialism, racism, descriptions of dead bodies, mention of reproductive coercion, mentions of torture, mention of suicide
Heidi Heilig has created a piece of art that is multi-faceted in characters, writing structures and plot points. Within this she has interwoven an own voice struggle as a ...more
I tried to read this book many months ago as a manuscript and couldn't get into it, but the audiobook is GREAT. An interesting and unique world that I have never seen before.
PS - There is quite a bit of French in here, definitely not enough to take away from the story if you're 100% unfamiliar with the language. That said, if you're a non-French speaking Canadian (like me!), the basic education we learned from the back of cereal boxes makes all the French thrown in really fun.
SO SO SO SO SO SO SO GOOD
Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes.
Jetta is a member of a famed troupe of shadow players, where a story is told through the shadows cast by puppets. But Jetta and her parents have a secret to their success – Jetta's has necromancy powers and uses it to bind souls to her puppets so they can move without strings. With her skills and their fame, Jetta and her family are trying to make their way from Aquitan and Chakrana (the former inspired by South East Asia, and ...more