The Fire King (Dirk & Steele Series #9) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Long ago, shape-shifters reigned as gods.But even gods have laws that they breakat their own peril . . .

Each member of Dirk & Steele has a unique ability.Soria's is the gift of communication—which is why she'sbeen chosen to learn the language of a tormentedwarrior resurrected after thousands of years of icy sleep.

He is Karr, and once he was a king. Strong as a lion,quick and deadly as a serpent, he saw everything he lovedconsumed in ...

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The Fire King (Dirk & Steele Series #9)

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Overview

Long ago, shape-shifters reigned as gods.But even gods have laws that they breakat their own peril . . .

Each member of Dirk & Steele has a unique ability.Soria's is the gift of communication—which is why she'sbeen chosen to learn the language of a tormentedwarrior resurrected after thousands of years of icy sleep.

He is Karr, and once he was a king. Strong as a lion,quick and deadly as a serpent, he saw everything he lovedconsumed in flames. Death was to be his salvation,but thousands of years later he has been awakened againsthis will. Now a breathtaking human moves him inways he neither understands nor desires. But Soria cansee beyond his rage . . . and only she can speak thewords that will cool the destructive fury in his soul.

Words of love.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062013392
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/8/2010
  • Series: Dirk & Steele Series , #9
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 85,297
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Marjorie M. Liu is an attorney and New York Times bestselling author of paranormal romances and urban fantasy. In the world of comic books, she is also the writer of NYX: No Way Home, Black Widow, X-23, and Dark Wolverine. She lives in the American Midwest and Beijing, China.

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  • Posted July 22, 2009

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    This is a terrific D&S tale

    Soria left Dirk and Steele after she killed a man in cold blood though he deserved it. She has not healed mentally since the incident and wants no more field work. However, Roland sends an agent to plead with her in medieval "dead" Welsh to come home to help them on a strange unique case of a man, who speaks a language that no one has ever heard before, was found alive interred in an ancient tomb. She is the world's foremost linguistic expert as her talent is communication in any language. On the one hand she wants to say no; on the other she is curious.------------

    Soria meets Karr, who states three words in three languages: "Zoufalstvi. Epatoivo. Asa". She knows exactly what he says and quickly realizes he is part of an ancient race of shapeshifters. However, things turn ugly when apparently other shapeshifters exist and need the former son of their late king dead as promised to him and so the "normals" including the psychics will have no proof they exist. As Soria and Karr begin to consider acting on their mutual attraction, trust remains as big of an obstacle as danger from his were-cheetah race eho threaten him and his beloved human.-------------------

    This is a terrific D&S tale with an intriguing spin of a "hidden" tribe whose prince is "awakened". The urban fantasy story line is action-packed and filled with that special Marjorie Liu intrigue from the moment Roland's agent Robert speaks several languages with Soria at the Minneapolis airport and uses her unique linguistic talent to get the strong tale soaring. The plot accelerates from there as Soria and Karr fall in love but their journey is long, dangerous and taboo.--------------

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2010

    #9 and looking forward to #10.

    Ms. Liu seems to have the lock down on this particular genre. Each book is as exciting and individual and the one before. Diversity is the key word for her novels. Make plenty of time for reading as it is very difficult to put her books down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2009

    Intriguing and well-written

    Liu is an ingenious and skilled writer. While each book stands along, the unfolding larger arc of the Dirk and Steele with its paranormal characters and onging battle of good and evil is fascinating.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    Firesteel: Bio

    Firesteel joined the Wolfclan when it began. He soon made many friends. Firesteel has had many adventures and still is, but his favorites were getting trapped in the Dark Forest and fighting Chaos with his friends, defeating Chaos and Toxin with Owlfur. Firesteel wants to one day make Jaystar proud and be the new leader of Wofclan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    Great Series

    I love this series

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

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    The urban fantasy story line is action-packed and filled with that special Marjorie Liu intrigue

    Soria left Dirk and Steele after she killed a man in cold blood though he deserved it. She has not healed mentally since the incident and wants no more field work. However, Roland sends an agent to plead with her in medieval "dead" Welsh to come home to help them on a strange unique case of a man, who speaks a language that no one has ever heard before. He was found alive interred in an ancient tomb. She is the world's foremost linguistic expert as her talent is communication in any language. On the one hand she wants to say no; on the other she is curious.

    Soria meets Karr, who states three words in three languages: "Zoufalstvi. Epatoivo. Asa". She knows exactly what he says and quickly realizes he is part of an ancient race of shapeshifters. However, things turn ugly when apparently other shapeshifters exist and need the former son of their late king dead as promised to him and so the "normals" including the psychics will have no proof they exist. As Soria and Karr begin to consider acting on their mutual attraction, trust remains as big of an obstacle as danger from his were-cheetah race who threatens him and his beloved human.

    This is a reprint of a terrific D&S tale with an intriguing spin of a "hidden" tribe whose prince is "awakened". The urban fantasy story line is action-packed and filled with that special Marjorie Liu intrigue from the moment Roland's agent Robert speaks several languages with Soria at the Minneapolis airport and uses her unique linguistic talent to get the strong tale soaring. The plot accelerates from there as Soria and Karr fall in love but their journey is long, dangerous and taboo.

    Harriet Klausner

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    Hot

    Love these books! Great series for anyone who loves Christine Feehan.

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  • Posted October 11, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    A must read.

    This is a great book if you are looking for some magic and a love story. I love these kind of story's it has action, romance,and magic, mystery all in one....It makes you wounder if you are alone in this world or if there could be more to people than you think. I would recommend reading the whole series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2009

    Back on track

    After a bit disappointing drift from the really alpha male romantic books in the beginning of this series, Liu is definitely back on track here. A must read for paranormal romance fans.

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  • Posted September 12, 2009

    Great Book

    This books is one the few paranormal romance novels that can't be compared to another. It is incredibly original and the characters are very dynamic.

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