The Fire - Free Preview: The First 34 Chapters [NOOK Book]

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Whit and Wisty Allgood have sacrificed everything to lead the resistance against the merciless totalitarian regime that governs their world. Its supreme leader, The One Who Is The One, has banned everything they hold dear: books, music, art, and imagination. But the growing strength of the siblings' magic hasn't been enough to stop the One's evil rampage, and now he's executed the only family they had left.

Wisty knows that the time has ...
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Overview

Whit and Wisty Allgood have sacrificed everything to lead the resistance against the merciless totalitarian regime that governs their world. Its supreme leader, The One Who Is The One, has banned everything they hold dear: books, music, art, and imagination. But the growing strength of the siblings' magic hasn't been enough to stop the One's evil rampage, and now he's executed the only family they had left.

Wisty knows that the time has finally come for her to face The One. But her fight and her fire only channel more power to this already invincible being. How can she and Whit possibly prepare for their imminent showdown with the ruthless villain that devastated their world-before he can truly become all-powerful?

In this stunning third installment of the epic Witch & Wizard series, the stakes have never been higher--and the consequences will change everything.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316219334
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 12/13/2011
  • Series: Witch and Wizard Series , #3
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 5,572
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 712 KB

Meet the Author

James Patterson
James Patterson was selected by readers across America as the Children's Choice Book Awards Author of the Year in 2010. He is the internationally bestselling author of the highly praised Middle School books, Confessions of a Murder Suspect and the Maximum Ride, Witch & Wizard, Daniel X, and Alex Cross series. His books have sold over 230 million copies worldwide, making him one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

Jill Dembowski graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in literature and creative writing. She lives in Pittsburgh.

Biography

James Patterson had been working as a very successful advertising copywriter when he decided to put his Masters degree in English to a somewhat different use. Inspired by bestselling hair-raising thrillers like The Day of the Jackal and The Exorcist, Patterson went to work on his first novel. Published in 1976, The Thomas Berryman Number established him as a writer of tightly constructed mysteries that move forward with the velocity of a bullet. For his startling debut, Patterson was awarded the prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel—an auspicious beginning to one of the most successful careers in publishing.

A string of gripping standalone mysteries followed, but it was the 1992 release of Along Came a Spider that elevated Patterson to superstar status. Introducing Alex Cross, a brilliant black police detective/forensic psychologist, the novel was the first installment in a series of bestselling thrillers that has proved to be a cash cow for the author and his publisher.

Examining Patterson's track record, it's obvious that he believes one good series deserves another…maybe even a third! In 2001, he debuted the Women's Murder Club with 1st to Die, a fast-paced thriller featuring four female crime fighters living in San Francisco—a homicide detective, a medical examiner, an assistant D.A., and a cub reporter. The successful series has continued with other numerically titled installments. Then, spinning off a set of characters from a previous novel (1998's When the Wind Blows), in 2005 he published Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. Featuring a "flock" of genetically engineered flying children, the novel was a huge hit, especially with teen readers, and spawned a series of vastly popular fantasy adventures.

In addition to continuing his bestselling literary franchises, Patterson has also found time to co-author thrillers with other writers—including Peter de Jonge, Andrew Gross, Maxine Paetro, and Howard Roughan—and has even ventured into romance (Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, Sam's Letters to Jennifer) and children's literature (santaKid). Writing at an astonishing pace, this prolific author has turned himself into a one-man publishing juggernaut, fulfilling his clearly stated ambition to become "the king of the page-turners."

Good To Know

Patterson's Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas was inspired by a diary his wife kept that tracked the development of their toddler son.

Two of Patterson's Alex Cross mysteries (Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls) have been turned into films starring Morgan Freeman; in 2007, a weekly television series premiered, based on the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels.

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    1. Hometown:
      Palm Beach, Florida
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 22, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Newburgh, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
    2. Website:

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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    OMG !!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have to no need to read more than the 110 page preview I need the freaking whole book.(parden my words) I give itso many stars theres not a number to name it by!!!!!!!!!!

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Really good

    I love the witch and wizard series! Wisty and whit are a good team, although it was cute how bryon liked wisty. Oh well. Stil, awesome book with twists and turms.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    So good

    James patterson is one of my favoriye authors i easly give tgis book an A

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    :)

    I READ THIS WHOLE SERIES!!!!!!!!! I LOVE WISTERIA AND WHITFORD ALLGOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





    READ IT! READ IT!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    I read this whole book and it is awsome just like the other two books from the witch and eiaard serie

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    I love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I got the Witch and Wizard for a book report. After that I was hooked on James Patterson books. I really need the rest of this book. By the way, does anyone know how many pages it it? I'd just like like to know. I will defintly recommend this book for anyone looking for a good read. They might want to read the first two books first. I need the rest of this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    A good read

    I think it was depressing,nevertheless, it was an entertaining book, in my opinion.b

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Commenting on the 'OMG !!!!!!!!!!!!' one :)

    Haha. Its funny cuz you put freaking and pardon my language. I assume this i a good book from the reviews though :)

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    READ THE BOOK







    WELL DONT JUST SIT THERE GET UP AND READ THE BOOK ALREADY

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    Nope

    I didnt like it at all regret it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    Where are the comments?

    Hi my name is emily warnk i want to start an online book club where we meet on like every sunday on the same book comments page. When we meet we will talk about the books and have like atrivia thing. We could also talk about life and give advice. But if people want to talk about life things i recomend not sharing personel thibgs and changing names. If this sounds interesting reply and we can set up a book day . Oh and if you are interested please put up book club aka emily or domething lke that. Fyi if you dont wnt to buy a book you can buy a sample or just praticapate. So for me i will ssometimes read the book on a website where i can read free books . Thank you please reply love you guys emily

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Good book well worth your time

    It was ok i guess there was a lot of bed words and the part that that guy put his tong in witsys mouth was just gross!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It could be better i guess there were alot of parts that were good but there were some parts that i just wantd to put the book down and never read it again. But i give it a 5 star rating because other than the bad words and the gross parts it was relly good. I recomend this book becuase it is a good book whith twits and turns. U never know when somthing is going to happen. And the onlly reason i didnt just put the book down was because wanred to see if the book would end good or bad.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Cant wait to read the rest

    The free samples are a great way to see if a book is worth your time and money!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Great read.

    It was kind of slow to start with. But I kept with it and it turned out pretty good.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    Hellwo

    Nobody has read this yet
    The comericials on tv make the book sound good but i havent read a single page of this book so at least it was free


    ~ Lizzy

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Love James

    Ok, I am near the end of the actual book and I can't wait for the fourth one. This is the third one, just saying.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    Info on the sneak peek:

    You have to read the first book for this to make sense. This preveiw was pretty boring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    Fun in the br Fun

    I llike doritos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!$

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    I like the first books..

    I havent bought it yet but from the first two books i can tell it will be good. I have been readin The Gift for 3 hours. I woke up at 6:00 to read it. If i get up at 6:00 to read it, you it must be a good series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2013

    Hm

    I don't mean to be a idiot, but is this a preview, or the actual book? I didn't buy it yet, though.

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