Even though, they are set in the same world, they are very different kingdoms and very different tales. But one thing they hold in common: Katsa and Fire. The lead characters are both strong women. There is fantasy and romance in both tales of these heroines. I'm not sure which book I prefer more. They were both so great.
I recommend both of these titles, and the third in this series, BITTERBLUE, which is currently slated to hit shelves in September 2011.
She is the last of her kind...
It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her.
Below is the UK cover of FIRE. I think I might have to order this one. It's too gorgeous!