For a Muse of Fire

Heidi Heilig (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
September 25, 2018
Pages
512
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.2 X 1.6 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062380814

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About the Author

Heidi Heilig is the author of The Girl from Everywhere, which was an Indie Next Pick and also named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Bustle, and Paste. Its sequel, The Ship beyond Time, received a starred review from School Library Journal and was named a Best Book of the Year by Paste. She holds an MFA degree from New York University in musical theater writing, and she has written the book and lyrics for several shows, including The Time Travelers Convention, Under Construction, and The Hole.

Reviews

"Intensely original, creatively complex--Heilig's fantastical world is a place like nothing I've seen before, and one I am desperate to revisit immediately! I was captivated by Jetta from the start, and I was left stunned and bereft by the end, cursing Heilig for leaving me wanting more. Do not miss this emotionally beautiful fantasy about a complex girl you can't help but come to love."--Ellen Oh, author of Prophecy
"Masterful and daring, Heilig deftly takes this story from a modest family stage to the grand theater of war and rebellion."--Natalie C. Parker, author of Seafire and Beware the Wild
"This start to a new trilogy is fast-paced and gripping while also offering readers a thoughtful commentary on the long-lasting ramifications of war and colonization. ...This must-have story with an inclusive cast, high stakes, and an intense cliff-hanger will leave readers clamoring for the next installment."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"A treacherous, darkly fantastical world...This series starter is action-packed...theatrical elements, rich world building, and loose ties to the French colonization of Southeast Asia add fascinating depth."--ALA Booklist
"A lush land reminiscent of South Asia is the setting for a thrilling trilogy opener by Heilig. ...Telegrams, letters, and play scenes sprinkled throughout create a strong sense of place, and Jetta's struggle to accept herself is relatable. Heilig uses intricate prose to animate nuanced characters and action-packed scenes in this immersive, epic fantasy."--Publishers Weekly
"Heilig skillfully mixes francophone-inflected language and South Asian aesthetics...with in-world folk songs, legends, and sections that read like a stage play to present a truly eclectic fantasy narrative of uncanny theatrics."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)
"An ambitious, big-souled wonder of a book, For a Muse of Fire cements Heilig as one of YA's great creators of fascinating fantasy worlds. She spins a tale of rebellion and refugees, beauty and vulnerability, art and ugliness. It's complicated and soaring, full of magic and pain."--Melissa Albert, New York Times-bestselling author of The Hazel Wood
"For a Muse of Fire is full of magic and danger, heartbreak and love. The book's playfulness of form deepens the story's truth, and the characters are complex and compelling. I loved it."--Kat Howard, author of An Unkindness of Magicians
"Following on the heels of Heilig's delightful debut series, For a Muse of Fire has big shoes to fill. It succeeds in full, while aiming for even greater heights in characterization, worldbuilding, and narrative. It turns a painful and honest gaze on complex issues. Be prepared to stay up late with this one."--NPR.org
"Evocative and refreshingly unique. ...A nuanced, heartrending story that will leave you shattered and begging for more. ... For a Muse of Fire is the anti-colonial, mental illness #ownvoices, POC-centered, female-led, young adult epic fantasy you never knew you wanted."--Tor.com