The Fire Rose

Hardcover, 448 pages

English language

Published Jan. 2, 2001 by Baen.


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5 stars (1 review)

Lackey's story of a young turn of the century female who is brought to the wilds of San Francisco to read books for a reclusive alchemist recreates the fable of the monster who wins the heart of a young woman yet forbids her to view him. For the monster here is a magician caught in a werewolf spell, and the young girl is a destitute young woman with no other choices. A retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

3 editions


  • Fantasy - Historical
  • Fiction
  • Fiction - Fantasy
  • Fantasy
  • Fantasy - General
  • Fiction / Fantasy / General
  • Fantasy - Epic