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Fire Logic

(2002)
(The first book in the Elemental Logic series)
A novel by

 
 
In the wake of the successful movie adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, bookstores have been flooded with new high fantasy. Much of it is derivative and badly written; some is well written and singular. Among the rare and glorious successes is Laurie J. Marks's Fire Logic, an original, skillfully written, powerfully imagined novel of war and intrigue, a high fantasy that owes little to Tolkien's trilogy, though both are intelligent, adult works that may also be enjoyed by younger readers.

In the world of Fire Logic, the rare individuals born with magic talent are known as elementals, because they possess the power of fire, earth, air, or water. The fire elemental Emil is a Paladin, a Shaftali soldier-scholar who is about to embark on his most desired studies when the invading Sainnites capture the capitol and kill the wizard ruler, leaving no heir; now Emil must become a war commander in the remnants of the Shaftali army. Another fire elemental, Zanja na'Tarwein, is the Ashawala'i Speaker, but she cannot convince her own people of the full danger of the Sainnites. Karis, a half-giant blacksmith, has tremendous earth powers that might defeat the Sainnites--if she weren't addicted to a potent, deadly drug that steals her will. Her guardian, Norina the Truthken, is an air elemental able to see through any lie, yet she is blind to dangerous truths about both her half-giant charge and Paladin treachery. --Cynthia Ward

Genre: Fantasy
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Praise for this book

"A deftly painted story of both cultures and magics in conflict." - Robin Hobb


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Used availability for Laurie J Marks's Fire Logic

Hardback Editions

March 2004 : USA Hardback

Title: Fire Logic
Author(s): Laurie J Marks
ISBN: 1-4177-2390-4 / 978-1-4177-2390-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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May 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fire Logic
Author(s): Laurie J Marks
ISBN: 0-312-87887-7 / 978-0-312-87887-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fire Logic: An Elemental Logic novel
Author(s): Laurie J Marks
ISBN: 1-61873-088-6 / 978-1-61873-088-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Small Beer Press
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January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fire Logic: An Elemental Logic novel
Author(s): Laurie J Marks
ISBN: 1-931520-32-1 / 978-1-931520-32-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Big Mouth House
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March 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Fire Logic (Elemental Logic)
Author(s): Laurie J Marks
ISBN: 0-8125-6653-X / 978-0-8125-6653-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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Audio Editions

February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fire Logic: Book 1 of Elemental Logic
Author(s): Laurie J Marks
Publisher: Iambik Audio Inc.
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February 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Fire Logic: Book 1 of Elemental Logic
Author(s): Laurie J Marks
Publisher: Iambik Audio Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fire Logic: An Elemental Logic Novel
Author(s): Laurie J Marks
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU