The Firebird (The Scottish series) (Paperback)

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"I've loved every one of Susanna's books! She has bedrock research and a butterfly's delicate touch with characters?sure recipe for historical fiction that sucks you in and won't let go!"—DIANA GABALDON, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outlander

Two Women. One Mysterious Relic. Historical fiction with romance, betrayal, and magic you'll never forget.

Art-dealer Nicola Marter was born with a gift so rare and dangerous, she kept it buried deep. When she encounters a desperate woman trying to sell a small wooden carving called "The Firebird," claiming it belonged to Russia's Empress Catherine, there's no proof.

But once Nicola holds the object, her buried talent gives her surprising insight. She knows the woman is telling the truth.

Trying to keep to her hard-won job, Nicola sets out to confirm the fascinating history of The Firebird with help from a man she never thought she'd see again.

The Firebird is a sweeping historical romance that will whisk you from London to Scotland to St. Petersburg in a magical, century-spanning epic about the dangers and rewards of being true to yourself.

Also by Susanna Kearsley:

The Winter Sea

A Desperate Fortune

The Rose Garden

The Shadowy Horses

The Splendour Falls

Season of Storms


Named of the Dragon


About the Author

New York Times, USA Today, and Globe and Mail bestselling author Susanna Kearsley is a former museum curator who loves restoring the lost voices of real people to the page, often in twin-stranded stories that interweave present and past. Her award-winning novels have been published in translation in more than 25 countries. She lives near Toronto.

Praise For…

"The blend of the present and the past is very well done and should delight fans of historical fiction." — Fiction Addiction

"The present and past come together as Kearsley masterfully merges paranormal elements with a wonderful dual story and a fascinating historical setting. Those who loved A.S. Byatt’s Possession will adore The Firebird." — RT Book Reviews

"Kearsley blends history, romance and a bit of the supernatural into a glittering, bewitching tale." — Kirkus Reviews

"Authentic historic detail, a touch of the paranormal, and romance come together with a synergistic effect in versatile Kearsley’s (The Rose Garden, 2011) lovely and memorable novel. STARRED Review" — Booklist

"This story is not a quick read and deserves the reader’s full attention, which means it also deserves a second reading to fully appreciate Anna’s story." — Historical Novel Review

"It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a book so much. I love how the author blends the historical events in with the fictional elements, such that it truly is hard to distinguish fact from fiction, and I lived in the story." — The Good, The Bad and The Unread

"Kearlsey's writing is superb, which is why she is one of my favorite authors. If you've read her past work and enjoyed it, you will love The Firebird." — Library of Clean Reads

"If you love Historical Fiction with a little pinch of paranormal elements and romance, The Firebird is for you! I was immediately transported in to Scotland and Russia and through Anna's and Nicola’s lives!" — Proserpine Craving Books

"All in all, if you enjoy history, a dash of romance, and a whole lotta plot…this is a book to invest in." — Jilly Mcbean

"The Firebird is a beautifully written story with characters that practically leap off the pages, a story that alternately broke my heart and healed it, and a pair of romances (or a trio, more accurately) that made me fall in love. This book made me laugh, made me cry (I seriously bawled happy tears through the last 30 or so pages), and made me certain that Susanna Kearsley has a talent like no other." — Ramblings of a Daydreamer

"I was left with two happy endings both of which I adored." — Dear Author

"Susanna Kearsley brings historical figures and events to life in this artfully crafted, exquisitely detailed tale, laced with a heady mix of intrigue and romance." — Chatelaine

"Kearsley's writing is so fluid and descriptive that every word was a pleasure" — Burton Book Review

"The quiet, subtle romance combined with an engaging plot, well-researched historical details and descriptions and her beautiful flow of words are more than enough." — Romantic Historical Lovers

"THE FIREBIRD was an engrossing, well-researched story that will delight fans of paranormal and historical fiction." — Book of Secrets

"The Firebird" does definitely reinforce that Susanna Kearsley is an author that creates unforgettable characters." — readful things blog

"I was immediately drawn into the story which is told in alternating time periods jumping back and forth between past and present. " — Teresa’s Reading Corner

"I would highly recommend The Firebird if you are looking for a historical fiction novel written with a beautiful story and strong characters. The Firebird will sweep you up in time, and as a reader, you will travel from past to present in settings such as England, Scotland, Ireland and Russia. I definitely plan to read more of Kearsley's books and am fortunate to have several to choose from. " — Redlady’s Reading Room

"Easy to read and quick to devour, The Firebird is a great selection for a fun and enjoyable romantic summer read." — That’s What She Read

"I’m not sure I’ve managed to tell you how much I enjoyed The Firebird, but I did, and thoroughly so. The story is enchanting and the telling fluid and lush. Definitely add this to your summer reading if you enjoy a traipse through history and a bit of the paranormal – I’ll be adding the rest of Kearsley’s books to my TBR pile…" — Drey’s Library

"The Firebird is one book that you don’t want to miss!" — Harlequin Junkie

"I can’t find a reason why anyone would not enjoy this book, as long as they are prepared to put everything else aside to read it as they won’t want to put it down and do anything else once they start." — Luxury Reading

"It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a book so much." — The Good, The Bad and The Unread

"The Firebird has rich details and is easy to read and enjoy." — A Novel Review

"I highly recommend The Firebird to anyone who enjoys reading historical fiction and/or paranormal romance novels. I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed." — Between the Covers

"If you’re looking for a great historical novel to curl up with The Firebird is a great pick. Susanna Kearsley is fast becoming a favorite author of mine and lucky for me I’ve got a few of her books on audio to enjoy soon!" — Peeking Between the Pages

"As with Susanna Kearsley’s other books, the timeshifts are perfectly achieved and the historical detail is richly detailed and meticulously researched. " — Being Anne...

"...completely spellbinding..." — Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9781402276637
ISBN-10: 140227663X
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date: June 4th, 2013
Pages: 544
Language: English
Series: The Scottish series