A sumptuous love story set in a world as real as history and as marvellous as legend.
By Sarah Micklem
Praise for Firethorn: 'This is powerful stuff, with a level of physical and emotional realism that is too often missing in fantasy.' The Times 'Feminist theory, old magic, sexual politics and a ruthless refusal to ignore the harsher realities of being powerless make for a beguiling book.' Guardian 'A sweeping adventure saga as mystical as it is raw! this hypnotic tale of passion and survival will resonate with sophisticated readers of both sexes.' Publishers Weekly 'Bloody, insightful, emotionally wrenching and beautifully written, Firethorn is!an astonishingly assured debut novel that foretells Sarah Micklem's place among the top rank of high fantasists' Amazon