The Annotated Firebird by Kathy Tyers + Ebook Giveaway!


Review by Jill Williamson

Lady Firebird Angelo is a princess in Netia, but she’s also a wastling, which means that she must die when her eldest sister bears her second child. There can only be so many heirs alive, and Firebird’s time is almost up. She’s determined to die a hero in battle, piloting her intercept fighter and taking out some enemy vessels. But things go wrong and she is captured by the enemy and interrogated by a telepathic Thyrian. And the more time she spends with her enemies, the more she wonders if her people aren’t truly the ruthless ones.

That’s the gist of the premise for book one. Since this is a three-books-in-one-volume, by telling the premises for books two and three, I’d spoil things. So I won’t. I really enjoyed this story. I’ve been wanting to read it for a while. It was first published in 1987 and has since been published again and again. Marcher Lord Press owns the rights now, and published all three in one humungous book. That’s about my only complaint too. The book was HEAVY! But the story was awesome. The storyworld was deep and fascinating. Filled with political intrigue, romance, telepathic characters, and war, these books sucked me in. If you haven’t read them, I highly recommend them. This is an annotated version, so there are little sidebars on every page with notes from the author. I read a few, but after a while I stopped since the story was too good to be stopping. Highly recommended!

Age Range: 16 and up
Genre: science fiction
Part of a Series: the whole trilogy in one volume
Pages: 1122
Publisher: Marcher Lord Press
Released: 2011


Support an Author

To support Kathy, I’m going to buy someone an ebook copy of her trilogy, The Annotated Firebird. International entries are welcome. Giveaway ends July 12th, 2013. To enter to win, tell me what is your favorite science fiction book or movie or “Like” Kathy’s Facbeook page.


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22 Responses to “The Annotated Firebird by Kathy Tyers + Ebook Giveaway!”

  1. Rebeka says:

    Ohh, this series looks so interesting! My favourite science fiction book would have to be Unwind by Neal Shusterman, or Airborn by Kenneth Oppel. I think they can count as science fiction, right?

    • Jill Williamson says:

      If you think so! LOL I haven’t read Unwind, so I can’t say. But I read Airborn, and that does qualify as science fiction. Great book too.

  2. Sarah says:

    Ooh, this sounds very cool.

    My favorite sci-fi book series is probably the Cantral Chronicles.

  3. Georgina says:

    Ooh! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway! I’ve been looking at these books but my library doesn’t carry them. 🙁

    I don’t think I could ever pick a favorite sci-fi show- there’s too many I’ve loved! From Blake Holesy High to Warehouse 13… Doctor Who to Star Trek… Firefly to Falling Skies… !

    There are oodles of good sci-fi books out there too though! Oh, dear. Right now I’d probably say Stephen Lawhead’s Bright Empires series or Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles. Or Captives by Jill Williamson, my new favorite dystopian. 😉

    Obviously, I love sci-fi. ;D

    P.S. Hope you had a good time at the One Year Adventure conference!

  4. Amber says:

    My favorite Sci-Fi movie/series is Star Wars. I love the story, the amazing characters, and the heart that it found beating behind the scenes.

  5. Rachelle says:

    One of my all time favorite series! Glad to see that it’s been re-released.

  6. Right now my favorite science fiction book is a tie between Ender’s Game and Captives.

  7. Nettie says:

    I’m not usually a big science fiction fan, I usually go more for fantasy, but I really enjoy the Norby books (they’re about a robot with a sense of humor).

  8. My favorite science fiction movie would have to be… Thor. 🙂 I’m not really sure if that’s really considered science fiction, but there is a lot of space stuff in it? :-/ Haha

  9. cait says:

    My favourite sci-fi book is ENDER’S GAME! 🙂 And this book looks SO good.

  10. My favorite sci-fi book would have to be Cidney Swanson’s Saving Mars series. (Three books currently out, but I haven’t read the third one yet.) My favorite sci-fi movie, on the other hand, would definitely be John Carter. I just watched that again yesterday, actually!

  11. Kat Joyce says:

    Across the Universe book by Beth Revis.

  12. Hannah Barker says:

    I don’t to say that I have a favorite sci-fi book of all time, but of the ones that stick in my head are definitely Replication and Captives by Jill Williamson. And not to say that I’m trying to get noticed, but I’m not a huge fan of science fiction for reading, but Replication and Captives(which I just finished and totally LOOOOOOOOOVED!!) seem really sci-fi to me! So those two would have to be my favorite! 🙂 But I am always looking for new good Christian fiction books all the time! 😀

  13. Kat Joyce says:

    Across the Universe book by Beth Revis!

  14. Diana says:

    Obviously Replication is up there, and it would be even if it WASN’T one of the only sci-fi books I’ve read. The 13th Reality by James Dashner is good too.

  15. Lady DragonKeeper says:

    My favorite scifi movies and books have always been Star Wars. In fact, it was the books that continue the story after the movies that truly made me a Star Wars fan. :). Thanks for the chance to win! I’ve read two of the Star Wars books Kathy Tyers wrote, bit not her original fiction.

  16. Abby Cross says:

    I don’t really have a favorite book or movies of Sci-Fy. I do have several Sci-Fy tv shows that i love including: Fringe and Warehouse 13

  17. MONSTER BY MIRRIAM NEAL!!!!!!!!!! (And her Nano Unforget) XD

  18. Selah says:

    My favorite sci-fi book/movie is The Host by Stephanie Meyer. The book was way better than the movie (as is usual) but I still enjoyed it. 🙂

    Note: Yes, she wrote Twilight, but this book is nothing like it! It is also far better. 😀

  19. Jessica Lorenzini says:

    My favorite Sci-Fy book now would be Ender’s Game, I just read it and it was really good.

    Thank you so much for doing this I read a review about it and now it is on the list of books to be on the look out for.


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