March 22, 2008
The Firebird Trilogy - Excellent
This afternoon, on the incessant urging of my son, I finished reading the 795-page Firebird Trilogy, by Kathy Tyers. I loved it. It's great Science Fiction with spiritual themes. It was originally three separate books (Firebird, Fusion Fire and Crown of Fire), but we bought it in one huge volume. If I were to do it over again, I'd buy the three separate volumes simultaneously, because our family of four likes to share books, and that way I wouldn't have had to wait until my husband finished all three books to start the first, and likewise for our son, who's been waiting and waiting for me to finish up all three so he can start (I am the slowest reader in the family for some reason! At least I still type faster than the kids). Now Emily will have to wait 795 pages for Jason to finish. David good-naturedly forbade the tearing apart of the book into three ripped volumes...though I was tempted!
I was interested to see that the final author's note was written on Good Friday in the year 2000 - my timing finishing the book was very close (that was eight years ago yesterday).
The Firebird books are very well-written, with fascinating premises, great action, deep characters, interesting relationships, and faith, family and virtues upheld, all in a sci-fi context. Kathy Tyers is currently getting a master's degree in Canada, and writing another book - I hope it's a 4th book for this series! I'll have to be patient and find out later.
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