I just cannot recommend this book as there was too much filler to fight through to get to the story.
Canny is a bit difficult to understand and though her abilities are unique and while I did enjoy the plot, I couldn't stand her as a character.
Mortal Fire Hardcover by Elizabeth Knox certainly sounded like it had potential, and lets face it any book does.
Elizabeth Knox is a renown writer from New Zealand. This is her latest novel targeted at Young Adults. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Alumine Andrew
This was my first time reading an Elizabeth Knox novel, but I know for certain that it won't be my last. Read morePublished 16 days ago by R. M. Fisher
What is it about Canny that she is so good at maths?
What is the language she sees but no one else can?
What does it all mean? Read more
Got right on side with Canny and traveled through her mysterious story. Felt really there. Drawn on to the end. Reading 'Wake' now. Read morePublished 4 months ago by neosuziq
For me this novel was slow to get started, but I have come to trust Elizabeth Knox and indeed much of the seemingly banal early material was necessary to the plot. Read morePublished 7 months ago by bloss
I was hesitant to read this book after reading some of the reviews. I decided to trudge ahead because I really enjoyed reading Dreamhunter and Dreamquake. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kimberly Hatcher
I have read many of Elizabeth Knox's novels, and always find her approach to her subject to be fresh--and ever-surprising! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Printprof
I am not going to lie, this book was too real for me. Even though it's a fantastical book, it was too real. In more than one way. Read morePublished 11 months ago by L. Perry
Mortal Fire sounded like a unique and interesting story and that's the way I felt about it while reading the first hundred pages or so. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Wixby Bonnet