For a Muse of Fire

For a Muse of Fire

A young woman with a dangerous power she barely understands. A smuggler with secrets of his own. A country torn between a merciless colonial army, a terrifying tyrant, and a feared rebel leader. The first book in a new trilogy from Heidi Heilig.

Jetta’s family is famed as the most talented troupe of shadow players in the land. With Jetta behind the scrim, their puppets seem to move without string or stick—a trade secret, they say. In truth, Jetta can see the souls of the recently departed and bind them to the puppets with her blood. But the old ways are forbidden ever since the colonial army conquered their country, so Jetta must never show, never tell. Her skill and fame are her family’s way to earn a spot aboard the royal ship to Aquitan, where shadow plays are the latest rage, and where rumor has it the Mad King has a spring that cures his ills. Because seeing spirits is not the only thing that plagues Jetta. But as rebellion seethes and as Jetta meets a young smuggler, she will face truths and decisions that she never imagined—and safety will never seem so far away.

Heidi Heilig creates a world inspired by Asian cultures and French colonialism.

Title:For a Muse of Fire
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062380838
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About Heidi Heilig

Heidi grew up in Hawaii where she rode horses and raised peacocks, and then she moved to New York City and grew up even more, as one tends to do. Her favorite thing, outside of writing, is travel, and she has haggled for rugs in Morocco, hiked the trails of the Ko'olau Valley, and huddled in a tent in Africa while lions roared in the dark.


    For a Muse of Fire Reviews

  • Heidi Heilig

    Okay I'm going to paste my preliminary author's note here, because it includes content notes at the bottom and I want to get those in front of people now because ARCs will become available soonish a...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    I am... so excited to have an arc of this oh my god⬆ check ⬆ out ⬆ this ⬆ awesome ⬆ cover ⬆ [and the excerpt too]✨Arc received from the publisher via my local bookstore for an honest rev...

  • Cesar

    Originally, I was going to power through this in a few days, but I just can't.This isn't a DNF, I'm just going to put it back on my to-read pile and pick it up later in the future.I don't hate it, but...

  • Melanie

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review....

  • Lauren ? (YABookers)

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes.Jetta is a member of a famed troupe of shadow players, where a story is told through the shadows cast by puppets. But Jetta and her...

  • Acqua

    “To the mad ones”I knew I was going to like this book right from the dedication.For a Muse of Fire is the first book in a YA trilogy set in a high fantasy world inspired by Southeast Asia during F...

  • Adah Udechukwu

    The cover art is good, the title is good, the novel is not so good. There is a spark of potential that needs to be exploited in subsequent books in the series....

  • Ricky

    Welcome to the fourth in my series of reviews of ARCs for which I traded this August, and for sure one of the best, brightest, and most unique new books of the year! Heidi Heilig impressed me a great ...

  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...In a vivid, rich world inspired by Asian cultures and French colonialism… A bipolar young woman with a dangerous power she barely understands. A sm...

  • ambsreads

    DNF @ 62%I’ve been pretty good about not DNF’ing this year but I just can’t get into this story. It may be the format (audiobook) but I just can’t connect with the story or world building. I m...