Cluess, Jessica

A Shadow Bright and Burning

(3) YA Kingdom on Fire series. In this series-opener, a prophecy describes a female sorcerer who will kill the Ancients--demons ravaging the land. Henrietta's fire powers mark her as that sorcerer, but her magic is strangely un-sorcerous. Gender roles in this alternate Victorian London complicate Henrietta's struggles in a solid fantasy with the requisite action and romance as well as some genre-shaking surprises.


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