Fire Song (Song Series)

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Coulter's medieval melody continues-second in the song series.

Lord Graelam de Moreton is willing to accept his new bride, Kassia, as she appears-innocent and guileless. But appearances can be deceiving...

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Overview


Coulter's medieval melody continues-second in the song series.

Lord Graelam de Moreton is willing to accept his new bride, Kassia, as she appears-innocent and guileless. But appearances can be deceiving...

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Lord Graelam de Moreton was a hard and ruthless warrior who took what he wanted and never looked back. Kassia de Lorris of Brittany is gentle, yielding, untested in the ways of men, and cheats death only to find herself wedded to a stranger at the behest of her father. Kassia is prepared to pledge obeisance to the Lord Graelam, and Graelam is willing to accept her as innocent and guileless. But a sudden, unexpected event would cast Kassia as having betrayed him, and Kassia must prove otherwise! Ably written by a seasoned and accomplished author, Fire Song is a very highly recommended large print romance that would grace any public library collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451209283
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Series: Song Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 351,747
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 6.72 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Meet the Author

Catherine  Coulter
Catherine Coulter is the author of the New York Times-bestselling FBI thrillers The Cove, The Maze, The Target, The Edge, Riptide, Hemlock Bay, Eleventh Hour, Blindside, Blowout, Point Blank, Double Take, TailSpin, KnockOut, and Whiplash. She lives in northern California.

Biography

The author of dozens of bestsellers, Catherine Coulter made her Romance debut with 1978's The Autumn Countess, a fast-moving story she describes as "a Gothic masquerading as a Regency." Six more Regency romances followed in quick succession; then, in 1982, she penned her first full-length historical novel, Devil's Embrace. She counts several trilogies among her most popular historicals, notably the Bride Trilogy -- which, in turn, spawned an ongoing story sequence featuring the beloved Sherbrooke family of Regency-era England.

In 1988, Coulter tried her hand at contemporary romance with a twisty little page-turner called False Pretenses. Her fans ate it up and begged for more. Since then, she has interspersed historicals with contemporary romantic thrillers (like the novels in her bestselling FBI series) in one of the most successful change-ups in the history of romance publishing.

Good To Know

Suspense writer Catherine Coulter tells us her top ten sleuths and her top ten heroes. We think you'll be as intrigued by her answers as we were ...

TOP TEN SLEUTHS:
Hercule Poirot
Jane Marple
Columbo
Inspector Morse
Jack Ryan
Indiana Jones
Pink Panther
Sherlock Holmes
Sid Halley

TOP TEN HEROS:
Harry Potter (Every Single Book)
Colin Firth as Darcy
S.C. Taylor from Beyond Eden
Lucas Davenport
Dillon Savich
James Bond (Sean Connery)
Jack Bauer
John McClain (All Die Hard)
Shrek (l & 2)
Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2006

    Lisa, the quiet Thunder

    I have read this book at least 5 times. Yes there is rape and adultery. but i think that Catherine Coulter brings out realistic view of what life was like in the middle ages. Women had no right, they where the husbands property. people have to understand that when you read any Historical Romance, you have to transport your mentality to that time period. As brutal as the times where, women did what they had to do survive and sometimes that survival meant putting up with a selfish, egotistcal husband. Does that make it right? Not in the lease, but it should show how far we as women have come (at least i hope so).

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2003

    Disgraceful Hero

    Regardless of the author's talent, this book belongs in the trash pile. Why does C.C. make 'heros' rapists? I'm sorry, but it's never an acceptable practice, no matter what generation it is. When we first met Graelam in WARRIOR'S SONG, he was everything a hero should be until he callously raped a sweet (and nude) young servant while his men, with their snickers and their salivating tongues, watched!!!! Graelam, the pig, did this for easily obtained information which he did in fact gain mere moments later! I could never admire Ms Coulter's idea of a hero; the whole concept is a disgrace to women, especially to those who've been victims of such a horrible crime.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2012

    A harsh and emotion stirring story.

    I only give 5 stars to books that make me laugh or cry or infuriate me. I was shocked beyond belief at the rape in the first book... and outraged again by deeds in this book...BUT... it was an exceptional book and I risked my boss's angst because I had to keep reading. This was a true accounting of the nature of the beast.... the one that we all must battle... and win if we are wise and persevere. WARNING... not for the faint of heart.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2000

    WHAT A WONDERFUL PAGE-TURNER!!!!!

    THIS BOOK WAS THE BEGINNING OF A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN ME & COULTER NOVELS... KASSIA & GRAELAM'S STORY WAS FULL OF THE TWISTS & TURNS THAT KEEP YOU READING TO THE END - I COULDN'T HELP BUT WANT TO HIT GRAELAM IN THE HEAD FOR NOT TRUSTING KASSIA, BUT IT PAID OFF THE MOMENT HE REALIZED HE COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT HER. I LOVED EVERY MOMENT OF IT!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2013

    This is one of my favorite historical romances. Yes, the hero is

    This is one of my favorite historical romances. Yes, the hero is a brute, but lets face it, he is a WARRIOR! Catherine Coulters characters are historically accurate. No warrior is going to sit down and recite poetry to his wife. He's going to yell at her to jump and expect her to ask how high! And I think that Ms. Coulter's hero's are wonderful because they are genuine. If you want to read a novel where the hero acts like a total jerk, feels like crap, acts like a jerk a few more times, then really feels like crap, and  realizes he loves the heroine this is for you! My favorite story line!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Best book

    Loved it and highly recommend it

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

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    Kassia de Lorris is heiress to the magnificent keep of Bellaterr

    Kassia de Lorris is heiress to the magnificent keep of Bellaterre, but she may not live long enough to inherit. The lovely young woman is suddenly taken ill and her father, Maurice, fears that powerful forces may take advantage of this apparent weakness in the succession. Kassia’s cousin, Geoffrey, covets the wealthy property, but Maurice knows he isn’t fit to command. In a desperate move to protect Bellaterre, Maurice weds his daughter, Kassia, to a virtual stranger, Lord Graelam de Moreton.
    Graelam is a knight hardened in battle. Little touches him, but the sight of Kassia’s sweet face and fragile hands affect him greatly. To honor their friendship, Graelam weds Maurice’s daughter on what may be her deathbed. Sadly, he assumes that he shall never see his young bride again.
    Graelam returns home to England and, at last, prepares to take a wife. The lovely Joanna is chosen for him by Cornwall, but Blanche, Graelam’s sister-in-law from a previous marriage, also wishes to wed the knight. Graelam is handsome and strong. Wolffeton is also a powerful keep. Although lacking in social amenities, the vast holding will secure Blanche’s future and that of her young son.
    As Blanche prepares to oust the Lady Joanna, a stranger suddenly arrives from Brittany, a small woman named Kassia, claiming to be Graelam’s wife! No one is more surprised by Kassia’s arrival than her husband. Wolffeton is set on its ear as the three women vie for Graelam’s attentions.
    At last, Joanna departs in a huff, but Blanche continues her assault on the young mistress of Wolffeton, twisting the truth to suit her devious plans. Again and again, Kassia is made to look the fool, but she cannot help herself. Despite Graelam’s gruff manner and harsh handling, she falls in love with her handsome husband.
    Will Graelam realize the truth in time or will Kassia be forced to return home to Bellaterre in misery and disgrace? Great period piece filled with intrigue.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Please..........

    Please forget that last coment it was jist a joke

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  • Posted January 22, 2012

    conflict lasts toooo long

    I enjoy Coulter's historical romances, but in this one it's frustrating that Graelim distrusts his woman for so long. I like it better when the romance clicks a bit quicker and the conflict comes from some other place.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    Wonderful!!!! Recommended for all!

    The books are definatly not a waste of paper! She pulls you in and keeps you hooked until the end. It adds flair that she keeps it in a small series and you have the chance to peek in on the characters as they appear in other books not in the 'Song' series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2011

    Save a tree!

    The rating says it all. Can't believe the waste of paper.

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  • Posted June 8, 2009

    I love Catherine Coulters books.

    I have several of Catherine's books. I don't think she know's
    how to write a bad book. Her books are filled with thrills,
    beautiful heroins and seductive hero's.

    Graelem was introduced in one of her prior books, and I couldn't wait
    for the next book that starred him as " the real bad boy " he was.

    Catherine has the ability to pull readers into her world of the book.
    Thrill;s, seduction, romance... it's all there.
    She leaves you wanting more.

    Jacki, a very loyal reader.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2006

    Too 'old fashion' romance and repetitive

    I think Ms. Coulter is a talented author - especially her FBI books, many of which are excellent. However, her romance novels SUCK!! They are very repetitive and all carry close to the same basic plot - there isn't ever much of a plot anyways as the book revolves almost solely around the characters romantic infatuations with weak, cheesy, and predictable plot as a sideline (I know it's romance lit., but romance is ALWAYS better in the midst of an actual plot that could stand on it's own). She will try and make most of her female characters out to be strong, spunky females - but they all manage to turn into dominated wimps upon 'falling in love'. And why can't the man ever just tell the girl he loves her? Why is it almost all the main men take mistresses and the poor, adoring 'chits' come right back? Ya, and the sex scenes aren't that hot. I personally want to read romance novels where the leading female is smart, strong, unique, and knows how to have a good time in the sack.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2005

    Wonderful historical novel!!!!!!

    I thought this book was facinating and I'm amazed that anyone could possibly think different. And no I do not have any rape fantasies! Graelem was not a good guy! I think that it's exellent that she shows that even people who aren't so good can find love. He may have had an extremely rocky road on the way, but he makes up for it later in this book and in Earth Song, Secret Song, and Rosehaven. If there is anyone who upsets me it would be Blanche! She is a cold hearted woman, but I believe that she gets her comeupance and will change her ways. As for the maid Mary in Chandra I believe that Graelem came to regret that. I'm sure he's not the only one to have done something wrong in their past. I realize that I'm young and haven't experienced too much of life, but I am positive that I will make many mistakes (probably not to that great of an extent, but mistakes none the less). I'm a bit biased however because I love all of CC's works and hopes that she continues to write many more! Thanks for reading my review and I hope you will enjoy this book as much as me!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2005

    Try as I may, I could not bring myself to like this book

    I agree with most of the reviews this book got. The writer is an accomplished story teller, but this book left nothing to be desired. I do not care what time period it is; When I pick up a romance novel,I want romance, not rape, adultery, and the scattering of kids around the world by some guy. How was I to like the hero, when he was portrayed in such a manner. I wanted to see change, progress, anything to show me that the hero feels disgusted with his previous actions, but nothing. At least, the heroine fought to the end. And why is it that female authors are always portraying their hero's as the victims all the time!!! Am disgusted!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2004

    i only put one star because i couldn't put a negative!!

    This book was terrible! What kind of woman wants to read about rape and adultery!?! When I started to read this book, I thought I was going to read a 'regular' warm and fuzzy romance novel. I really wanted a nice ROMANTIC one because I had just read Johanna Lindsey's Paradise Wild. And if you didn't know, that book (along with A Pirate's Love) also has 'hero rape' in it. Although I do realize that rape an adultery where completely normal in those times, I live in the 21st century and I don't want to read about it in a romance novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2003

    Nothing romantic about it

    I was left disgusted and frustrated by this book. I can accept that this was pretty accurate historically when it comes to relationships and the way women were viewed, but hey - let's remember that this is supposed to be a ROMANCE. Try as I might, I could not find one single redeeming quality about Graelim and found myself feeling nothing but sympathy for this poor naive girl who has been thrown to the wolves. I think Ms. Coulter would have done much better to have developed Graelim's character throughout the novel instead of having him suddenly change overnight. I would like to have seen him slowly start accepting Kassia's presence in his life and gradually find himself loving her. When he finally decided to change, it was at the very end of the book and he never manifested any actions to show he had changed. In fact, he was still ordering poor Kassia around like a servant as he was confessing his love for her. And speaking of servants, Ms. Coulter needs to realize that there is NOTHING romantic about adultery or rape. Initiating a nervous young bride is one thing, but outright serial rape is brutal and unappealing. I was not at all impressed with this novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2002

    good for relaxing

    the book was great! However there were a lot of plots that were left unresolved.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2001

    great reading

    I love all of Catherine coulters books I have not found one that I didn't enjoy. Her FBI series is very good as well, its nice to be able to go somewhere else in the world with her books and you have a sense that your there with the carectors. She does great work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2001

    not her best work

    i did not appreciate the hero- - after reading warrior i was not ready for him to be a hero and he certainly was not - - forcing the heroine is not the action of a hero i was very disappointed in this book as i find catherine coulter to be one of my favorite authors. the heroine is forced repeatedly by the hero then falls in love with him and suddenly he is in love with her - - i would have killed him. i know the times were different but being forced is still being forced!

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