Fire Watcher (Watcher Series #3)

Fire Watcher (Watcher Series #3)

by Lilith Saintcrow

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“ . . . a one-of-a-kind author.”
—Romantic Times magazine on To Hell and Back

The Fire Witch

Elise Nicholson isn’t your ordinary witch. For one thing, she can light candles with a look, and she plays a mean guitar. Unfortunately, being able to call fire out of the air isn’t the most useful skill around. To top it off, she’s a Guardian of the City, and the other Guardians—her two best friends—have no time for her. They’re too busy with their Watchers, the grim, black-coated warriors sworn to protect Elise and her friends from the Dark. Lonely, skating the edge of controlling her intensified “gifts,” Elise is quickly running out of options and patience. Then the Trifero—a Talisman capable of blowing the city sky-high—lands in her lap, and everything just gets worse.

The Watcher:

Remy is the Hunter, snatching Talismans away from the Dark and struggling with the constant agony of being a Watcher. Then he’s assigned to stand guard over a smart-mouthed fire witch who not only hates Watchers, but has just found the Trifero. If the Dark catches Elise, she’ll be broken, turned into a magical weapon, and sold to the highest bidder. Not only does Remy have to get to her first and keep the Dark away, but he also must convince Elise that he means her no harm—and that’s the easy part of the job. If he pulls this one off, he just might redeem himself the way every Watcher aches to do. But if he fails, both he and Elise might be better off dead . . .

Bounced around the world as a military brat, Lilith Saintcrow fell in love with writing in second grade and never looked back. She currently resides in Vancouver, Washington, with two children, a menagerie, and books. Find her on the web at

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150257023
Publisher: ImaJinn Books, Inc.
Publication date: 05/05/2006
Series: Watcher Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 188
Sales rank: 394,306
File size: 3 MB

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Fire Watcher (Watcher Series #3) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
OK, better. It's still the same story in basic outline, but Elise is very different from both Chess and Mari. I like Remy, too, though again I don't like his conviction that he's 'a useless lump of flesh' except for his Watcher abilities. It was nice that he actually apologized, rather than silently condemning himself but never saying anything to her. And the interactions between the three Watchers are good. The story starts feeling different now - I'll keep reading and hope she expands her repertoire. An excellent story on its own and a good one as an example of Saintcrow's books.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Fire witch Elise Nicholson cannot believe how far her life and those of her two best friends Mari Niege and Theo Morgan have turned since the two Watchers (Hansen and Dante) came to protect them from the Dark. However, though she is happy for her pals having found their soulmates, she is also envious and feels alone even with Mari and Theo including her in most of their activities. Unlike her buddies who took to Guardian duty like fish to water, Elise has doubts and distrusts the Circle Lightfall and their Watchers in fact she just wants to go back to playing guitar and lighting candles.------------ Circle Lightfall assigns Watcher Remy the Hunter to locate the powerful magical artifact Trifero, a Talisman of fire and mass destruction. Remy has dreamed for a long time of meeting his beloved Lightbringer, but until now this has not occurred. He soon meets Elise and is euphoric because he knows who she is to him. . He remains unaware that Elise possesses the Trifero, but the Brotherhood realizes she does they plan to abduct her and force her to use her talisman for their nefarious proposes. Remy risks his life to keep Elise safe, but though she is attracted to him she rejects his belief they belong together.---------- Of the three bewitching friends, Elise is the most fascinating as she is the only doubting Thomasina in the trio. Her reactions to her two buddies finding happiness in love is well written and real while her distrust of their protectors and her temper that leads to charging the hill regardless of the odds also add to her uniqueness. Finally her refusal to accept Remy, who has his work cut out to keep his stubborn beloved safe and accept they are soulmates make for a wonderful third Watcher tale enhanced by a new threat the Brotherhood.---------- Harriet Klausner