Google won't help me, I hope someone here can. Fire, Ashes Winter uhh

Discussion in 'Fantasy / Horror' started by ravendream8, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. ravendream8

    ravendream8 New Member

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    After seeing all the threads people made because they forgot a book I feel a little disheartened...but who knows! Here goes.

    Fantasy of a world of people who exploit this fire stone, so the sky turns to ash. These people have never seen the sky. Some people are forced to mine, who I think don't have magic to tap into this fire stone, while others, who I think can tap into the magic of the fire stone, live in luxury.

    Main character is a woman, I think, who was a miner but was found to have the magic. She was taken and I don't remember the rest. What I do remember is the magic rocks of fire, and a really cool little italicized description of what happened to the world because the stone was exploited so much.

    I'm done searching, I leave it to you.

    Reminds me of The Last Book in the Universe, which is a great book btw.
     
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    Cannon Fodder Registered User

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    The Light Ages by Ian MacLeod?
     
  3. ravendream8

    ravendream8 New Member

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    The description of The Light Ages seems identical to the book I was looking for, thank you.

    Only I wrote a report about the book in 8th grade English, which for me was year 2000-2001 and the book you offered was published in 2003. I remember sitting on that damn stool and having to read a passage from it. I also don't think the setting was London. Well thank you for trying, back to reading the Black Company.