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Burning Bright

(2016)
(The first book in the Extraordinaries series)
A novel by

 
 
In 1812, Elinor Pembroke wakes to find her bedchamber in flames--and extinguishes them with a thought.

At 21, she is old to manifest magical talent, but the evidence is unmistakable: she not only has the ability to start fires, but the far more powerful ability to control and extinguish them. She is an Extraordinary, and the only one in England capable of wielding fire in over one hundred years.

As an Extraordinary, she is respected and feared, but to her father, she represents power and prestige for himself. Mr. Pembroke, having spent his life studying magic, is determined to control Elinor and her talent by forcing her to marry where he chooses, a marriage that will produce even more powerful offspring. Trapped between the choices of a loveless marriage or living penniless and dependent on her parents, Elinor takes a third path: she defies tradition and society to join the Royal Navy.

Assigned to serve under Captain Miles Ramsay aboard the frigate Athena, she turns her fiery talent on England's enemies, French privateers and vicious pirates preying on English ships in the Caribbean. At first feared by her shipmates, a growing number of victories make her truly part of Athena's crew and bring her joy in her fire. But as her power grows and changes in unexpected ways, Elinor's ability to control it is challenged.

She may have the power to destroy her enemies utterly--but could it be at the cost of her own life?

Genre: Fantasy

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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Burning Bright (The Extraordinaries)
Author(s): Melissa McShane
ISBN: 1-949663-13-2 / 978-1-949663-13-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Harbor Publishing
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August 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Burning Bright (Extraordinaries)
Author(s): Melissa McShane
ISBN: 1-62007-404-4 / 978-1-62007-404-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
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Audio Editions

November 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Burning Bright (Extraordinaries)
Author(s): Melissa McShane
ISBN: 1-5159-1430-5 / 978-1-5159-1430-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Burning Bright (Extraordinaries)
Author(s): Melissa McShane
ISBN: 1-5159-6430-2 / 978-1-5159-6430-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Burning Bright: Extraordinaries Series, Book 1
Author(s): Melissa McShane
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Burning Bright: Extraordinaries Series, Book 1
Author(s): Melissa McShane
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Burning Bright (The Extraordinaries Book 1)
Author(s): Melissa McShane
Publisher: Night Harbor Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU