Get lost in the world of the Nissera Chronicles in this electrifying short story about a bold heroine up against an alchemist brewing an unfathomable evil. Companion to Kingdom of Ash and Briars, a Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year.
Welcome to Nissera, land of three kingdoms and home to spectacular magic.
Across the realm, two powerful sorceresses are marshalling their armies, preparing for a climactic battle to decide the fate of their world. But in a hay-filled barn in the countryside, a small group of spies led by a courageous young warrior named Drell launches an offensive to root out the identity of a shadowy alchemist experimenting with a deadly weapon. If Drell’s team is successful, the forces of good have a shot at prevailing. If they fail, it could turn the tide against them. In the war to save Nissera, every battle counts—including those fought on the smallest fronts.
Hannah West’s acclaimed Nissera novels combine glittering prose and captivating characters with classic fairy tale motifs and imaginative magic. Set against the backdrop of Kingdom of Ash and Briars, Fields of Fire leads the way to Realm of Ruins, a gripping companion novel.
“One of the best books I’ve ever read.”—C.J. Redwine, New York Times best-selling author of The Shadow Queen on Kingdom of Ash and Briars
“A treasure hunt for fans of fairy tales and fantasy. . . . I could have stayed and played in this treacherous world for a long time.” – Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Legendary on Realm of Ruins
Praise for Kingdom of Ash and Briars, Hannah West’s debut novel and the first book of the Chronicles of Nissera:
★ “West mixes fairy-tale charm with contemporary mysticism to create a world both terrifying and wonderful.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“Classically crafted high fantasy – a call to love, a call to power, a crown at stake, a family at war – where magic runs through every word. Fans of The Shannara Chronicles or The Grisha Trilogy, look no further.” —Margaret Stohl, #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Beautiful Creatures novels
“Brilliant, fascinating, and utterly impossible to put down. Hannah West makes a triumphant entry into the world of fairy tale retellings with one of the best books I’ve ever read.” —C.J. Redwine, New York Times best-selling author of The Shadow Queen
“Like Cashore and McKinley, Nix and Novak, Hannah West has crafted a tale both fresh and familiar—a fantasy epic lush in detail and breathlessly enchanting, with an indomitable heroine at its heart.”—Claire Legrand, author of Winterspell