Burning Bright by Melissa McShane

Burning Bright

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 o...

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Burning Bright Reviews

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Highly recommended if a Regency era fantasy appeals to you. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:Twenty-one year old Elinor Pembroke, dreaming of fire burning all around her, awakes to find her room actually ablaze with an intense fire ― a fire she caused in her sleep. Elinor is abl...
  • Jacob Proffitt
    I've taken to rereading Melissa's books as they come out, if only to refresh my memory about what made it in and what didn't. And yes, that means I'm unusually closely involved and you can safely discount my review as biased if you desire. I do try to be clear, if not precisely impartial, so I hope ...
  • Emmy
    **4.5**This book gets points just for originality. I LOVE the premise. A historical, but with superpowers? Yes, please! This book is probably more adventure than romance, so if you are looking for a book that shoves romance down your throat, you might want to look elsewhere. The romance part doesn't...
  • Mandapanda
    What a unique story. A romance that is a cross between a Regency romp and Master and Commander. With a dash of the supernatural thrown in. It was intriguing, smart, fast-paced and had a great sense of adventure. Elinor was a great heroine. Very tame romance with no sex scenes. This was a Secret Sant...
  • Melissa McShane
    I wrote this book sort of on a dare. I love the Napoleonic/Regency era in fiction, but never thought of writing anything like that. But I had this magic system I wanted to do something with, and my husband challenged me to see what I could do with historical fiction. And this was the result.The "mag...
  • Mei
    Elinor is a Scorcher. An Extraordinary Scorcher!What a marvelous world! Here people have gifts: long-distance talk, seers, movers, etc. The possibilities are endless! And I hope Ms. McShane will explore them throughly! :)But while many people have talents, very few are extraordinarily talented. Elin...
  • Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
    Elinor, age 21, awakens one day to a bedroom on fire. Bad for the curtains, but good for her, her talent has finally emerged. Her parents thought she was going to be an ordinary talent-less chick as most manifest much earlier. Her late manifestation means she's an Extraordinary Sorcher - the super g...
  • Sherwood Smith
    Fantastical Regency historical romances have become a popular subgenre, ever since Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer published their fictional letter game Sorcery and Cecelia two or three decades ago. Melissa McShane has come up with my favorite since the above--and for totally different reas...
  • Aisling Zena
    4 starsTo my smut lovers, fair warning, this has no rumpy pumpy in it. I really enjoyed it anyway though and that's rare for me. This is a regency era fantasy book. I found the powers described in it very interesting and intriguing. Imagine, Regent England with fire starters(Scorchers), telekinetics...

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