The Firebird’s Vengeance

By Sarah Zettel

Infused with folklore magic and history, The Firebird’s Vengeance is the stunning conclusion to the Isavalta trilogy.

You will pay for this, screamed the Firebird. Life and blood and realm I will have from you.

Thirty years ago the Empress of Isavalta imprisoned the terrible Firebird in a cage wrought with gold, magic and blood. She succeeded in saving her realm, but at a harsh price: the life of her loyal sorcerer, Avanasy.

Now, with the Empress’s death, the Firebird has been freed, and its desire for revenge is unquenchable. Avanasy’s daughter, Bridget, is warned by the Vixen, a great spirit-power, of the Firebird ‘s coming attack. But the Vixen also brings other, equally disturbing news: that Anna, the daughter Bridget buried as an infant nine years ago, is in fact still alive.

Bridget is torn between her duty to defend her adopted homeland and her desperate longing to find her child. But she is not the only one with an interest in the girl. Bridget is the daughter of two sorcerers, as is Anna herself. Such a child is likely to be possessed of extraordinary powers. Powers that might be harnessed to save an empire – or to destroy one.

Format: Paperback (A Format)
Release Date: 16 Nov 2004
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780007114061

Sarah Zettel was born in California in 1966. Since then, she\'s lived in ten cities, four states and two countries. She has written several science fiction novels and many short stories in the sf, fantasy and horror genres. She currently lives in Michigan with her husband and their son.

Tense, action-packed and always atmospheric … brings the trilogy to a nailbiting close.’ Starburst

Praise for The Isavalta Trilgoy:
Zettel’s first fantasy novel is a triumph of story-telling…All the characters are powerfully drawn, especially Bridget, a strong and attractive heroine…A Sorcerer’s Treason is a magnificent fantasy novel, showcasing just how good this genre can be. Rich, compelling and exciting, this could be the best fantasy debut in years’ Amazon

‘A fresh and surprisingly exciting fantasy thriller…Zettel’s engaging writing style conjures up a gripping plot and some effective, three-dimensional characterisation…this engaging and vivid slice of escapist fantasy will keep fans of Robin Hobb more than happy’ SFX

‘Sarah Zettel’s well-told and absorbing tale is full of original touches’ Starburst

‘A sumptuous tale of subtle magic, malevolent sorcery and twisted loyalties – you won’t regret venturing into Sarah Zettel’s world’ Sara Douglass