Flashback Friday Feature: Birth of the Firebringer by Meredith Ann Pierce (YA)

by | March 8, 2014

When I was two years old, in 1985 to be exact, Birth of the Firebringer was released. An intriguing, captivating story about unicorns, gryphons, and all of the wild, magical things in the world, this story is meant to capture the imagination of children and teens alike. But, this story is one that defies age boundaries, appealing to adults as well.

I’m picking this story for this week’s Friday Flashback Feature because we all need a little magic in our lives, and this story really delivers. It’s a timeless classic, and while it may have been meant for children, it never ceases to let me forget the world, at least for a little while…

A Confession from the Lady Scribe: I might have written a story, when I was in 5th or 6th grade, blatantly inspired from this trilogy. At least I never did anything serious with it… but one of my friends loved it so much she kept the journal it was handwritten in and never gave it back.

I didn’t mind.

About the Book

Jan, the prince of the unicorns, is high-spirited, reckless-and the despair of his mighty father, Korr. Reluctantly, Korr allows Jan to accompany the other initiate warriors on a pilgrimage.   Soon Jan’s curiosity leads him, along with his friend Dagg, and their mentor, the female warrior Tek, into the greatest dangers-deadly gryphons, sly pans, wyverns, pards, and renegade unicorns. Yet time after time they are rescued, leading Jan to wonder: Am I the heir to a special destiny?

The Firebringer Trilogy

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