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Trial by Fire Hardcover – June 14, 2011
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About the Author
Jennifer Lynn Barnes has been writing for as long as she can remember and published her first novel when she was nineteen. In addition to being an author, Jen has been a competitive cheerleader, a teen model, a dancer, and a comic book geek.
After graduating from Yale College with a degree in cognitive science, she spent a year doing autism research at the University of Cambridge. Jen is now pursuing her PhD in developmental psychology at Yale. She divides her time between New Haven and Tulsa.
You can visit her online at www.jenniferlynnbarnes.com.
Top Customer Reviews
Trial by Fire is the honing of Bryn and her pack. It's about going through the flames and coming out the other side better, wiser and sharper, even harder. Barnes puts Bryn's pack against not only rouge wolves, but also a coven of psychics. Then of course we must remember that Bryn is like no alpha before her... not only is she a female, but also human. Certain rules don't apply to her, while others apply more strictly. But as we learned from the last book, Bryn is nothing if not brilliant, and has lived to find a way to bend the rules, or loopholes around them. Certain dynamics of the pack change when she finds a hurt were and brings him in, Chase doesn't trust him, and Bryn doesn't know what to do about not only the new were, but her bond with Chase.
I have to say though that Raised by Wolves and Trial by Fire is not for the young. It's also not for readers who are uncomfortable with some brutality. I feel this is important to point out because in the first book Callum was brutal to Bryn in fact she was beaten raw after she went against pack and her alpha's orders. A lot of readers really hated that part, though I felt it was necessary.Read more ›
I liked this novel because it had so many layers. Nothing was ever quite what it seemed, and Bryn was so far out of her depth in political maneuvering. But she perseveres, trying her hardest to protect her wolves. Devon, Chase, and Lake are so devoted to her and to their pack, and they stick by her through everything. Author Jen Barnes does a terrific job with keeping each of her characters vivid and witty.
I have to say, though, I love the dynamic between Chase and Bryn. Bryn puts pack above everything, even her own health or life. For Chase, though, Bryn is his world. Pack in the abstract meanings nothing to him, only her. His intensity and clarity of sight help her in more ways than one.
Bryn has a maturity that exceeds her young years, making difficult decisions that affect an entire group of people who rely on her for their mental and emotional strength. She is a character who exists in nuances, new facets of her personality revealed with every threat she faces both outside and within the pack, and each test reinforces our bond with her until we can't possibly feel any closer. Her relationship with Chase is anything but a typical teen romance, and she struggles to deal with his absolute certainty of his priorities when she knows her own must differ from his due to her position. He has to be second to her first in his life-her duty to the pack resolute and unwavering-and their quiet and often brief exchanges are all the more interesting for this dynamic.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A really good book in my opinion. Adults who want something super sophisticated are going to be disappointed but people who like fantasy and books designed for teenagers will like... Read morePublished 11 months ago by AtreidesHeir
Trial by Fire is the sequel to Raised by Wolves. In hindsight, I wish I'd read Raised by Wolves first because it might have explained how a 16 year old human girl became alpha to a... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Alexia
Amazing and suspenseful! Not a book your able to put down!Published 18 months ago by Sonya Langston
awesome trilogy, hard to say which book is my favorite, i love them all!Published 23 months ago by Jessica
If you loved and enjoyed Raised by Wolves, then you will also love and enjoy Trial by Fire. It did not disappoint me at all. Once I started this book, I didn't want to put it down. Read morePublished on June 28, 2014 by Kristina Snyder