Firestorm (Weather Warden Series #5)

Firestorm (Weather Warden Series #5)

by Rachel Caine

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Overview

Rogue Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin is racing to New York to warn her former colleagues of the impending apocalypse. An ancient agreement between the Djinn and the Wardens has been broken, and the furious Djinn, slaves to the Wardens for millennia, have broken free of mortal control.
 
With more than half the Wardens unaccounted for in the wake of the Djinn uprising, Joanne realizes that the natural disasters they’ve combated for so long were merely symptoms of restless Mother Nature fidgeting in her sleep. Now she’s waking up—and she is angry....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451461049
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/05/2006
Series: Weather Warden Series , #5
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 702,297
Product dimensions: 4.12(w) x 6.77(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Rachel Caine is the author of more than twenty novels, including the "Weather Warden" series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, and an insurance investigator, and still carries on a secret identity in the corporate world. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas with their iguanas, Popeye and Darwin; a mali uromastyx named (appropriately) O’Malley; and a leopard tortoise named Shelley (for the poet, of course).

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Firestorm (Weather Warden Series #5) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 86 reviews.
BookWhisperer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This has to be the absolute best book I have read thus far in this series. I could not put it down. I was on the edge of my seat this entire book. As in all the other books, I have found many senarios occuring at one time, although it is like they are having to fight for the front time because so much of Joanne is torn in so many directions. Imara, Joanne daughter, I absolutely love this new character. She is thriving for the love of her parents, just as a child, but she is a grown adult. David had me scared many times in this book, and I would just hope for the best. Joanne is a tremendously strong character, I do not know if I would survive having to give up everything and everyone I love. In the end, finishing this book every hope that I had was washed down the drain, I have no idea where this story will go from here. I will be starting the next book immediately; in the hopes that Joanne life can be rescued.
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Weather Warden series by Rachel Caine has really been a hit or miss series for me so far. Some of the books have been near perfect urban fantasy in my opinion. None have been stinkers but not quite as strong. Firestorm, book #5 was just okay for me. Firestorm sees Joanne and David as the parents of an adult-looking half djinn/half human daughter Imara. Jonathan, the now deceased djinn leader has left David as ruler. Ashan is the third in the leadership hierarchy and he isn't happy about it. The djinn are free now, released from servitude by Jonathan's death. There is nothing tying them to the Wardens and other humans. The Earth Mother is waking up and someone has been feeding her information about how the humans have destroyed the planet and each other and Mother isn't happy. The apocalypse or end of days is upon Earth as djinn start killing Wardens and natural disasters plague all parts of the globe. Joanne is tasked with the job of finding and calming the Mother, while trying to stay out of the paths of djinn and demons. I just didn't think the story was as exciting as it should have been. David had to rescue Joanne from trouble at least three times, which I though was a lot for one book. Joanne is supposed to be smart and powerful. I'm not big on David or Imara fan, and they were both featured prominently in the story. The weather changing scenes were dull for some reason. The most exciting scenes were a forest fire scene and a turbulent plane ride scene. The ending lead up was intense and an almost turn around point for me....I loved much about the conclusion but I felt the Earth Mother thing ended with more of a whimper than a bang. And can we kill off Sarah, Jo's sister, PLEASE? Psycho boyfriend Eamon's bit here is entertaining, but Joanne's sister is just an idiot. The cliffhanger (Its Rachel Caine- there is going to be one!) here is extremely interesting and I jumped right into the next book because I couldn't stand not knowing what was going to happen. Overall the book was ok but definitely a far cry from the strongest of the series. If you've invested enough into the series to have read the first four books you should pick up this one.
emrya on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
5th Weather Warden book. Not sure why I keep coming back, the heroine is sort of a disaster area, the sub plots are repetitive, but the concept of the world is interesting- magic done differently. And considering the number of urban fantasy books out there, that is saying something. This one covers the 'awakening' of Mother Earth. Not sure where one goes from there...
AJRyan6of7 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was the first book of this series where I found my attention drifting, and found I was wanting to skip portions of the story. Bummer, because I SO loved the first four books. The last few chapters picked up a bit for me, an became more of what I've come to expect from this series, but I did find that a lot of the book seemed superfluous. For example, I guess I understood why she added the subplot with Joanne's sister and Eamon...it gave Joanne another obsticle to overcome...but, I didn't really see the purpose of that subplot, given the overall plot of the book. Maybe I'm missing something?The ending was a cliffhanger, but I wasn't as excited or angry about it as others seem to be. I felt the cliffhanger was interesting.Overall, this one seemed a bit disjointed. Not sure why. But I am looking forward to the next one.
Jenson_AKA_DL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Do you remember the saying, "It isn't nice to fool with Mother Nature"? Well, I might not be remembering that exactly right, but you get the picture, and so does Joanne Baldwin, Weather Warden extrodinare and the key piece to what may be humanity's only chance at survival.Once again, I loved this book. If Ill Wind is my favorite Weather Warden book then Firestorm is a strong second place. At least until Thin Air comes out in July (according to the sneak peak in the back of Firestorm), and then all bets are off. I can't wait :-)
yarmando on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Breezy, entertaining junk reading. It's a bit tedious how series like this have to keep ratcheting up the power ante -- this time, Jo has to rescue Oracles and commune directly with Gaia or all of life on the planet will be wiped out. Like the others, it ends on a downer. But great vacation reading.
tuffstuff08 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Intense and sassy. Jo has really got her butt burning up in this one! David is even more mysterious and totally unable to be trusted!
lewispike on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's not the last one, but there's some sorting out of some previous tangles. Still light, fun reading.
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Warriors
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Um but we are cats we cant build
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I was in trouble mom took my nook
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Furnishes the living roo with a red couch with silver pillows. Then puts a black coffie table in the living room. Then puts a tv in the room with every single video game system in the world. And the games too. The she places a waterbed with black boarder and silver sheets and red pillows.
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Make bed in corner of den
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Phelps or lochte?
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You think you have figured out what has happen, but the she throughs you a curve and you are hooked.
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