Nya is a fifteen-year-old with a special ability, she is able to shift pain from person to person. But when she moves pain into someone, they will die unless they make it to a Healer, so she uses her gift sparingly, only against those who deserve it. She is being hunted for a crime she committed by accident. The Duke of Baseer has sent his best trackers after her. Nya is risking capture by trying to protect every Taker she comes across from the Duke. After being saved and taken in by the Baseer underground, she tries even harder to stop the Duke. Nya learns the truth about her family and tries to save her home Geveg. This will entail her going against everything she believes in.
This is the second book in the Healing Wars Series by Janice Hardy. While not having read the first book, I still really enjoyed "Blue Fire." Background information from the first book would have made this even more enjoyable. I can't wait to read the next book in this action-packed entertaining series. Nya was a great character to read about because she put everyone and everything before herself. "Blue Fire" will appeal to fans of fantasy, be they teen or adult.
Part fugitive, part hero, fifteen-year-old Nya is barely staying ahead of the Duke of Baseer’s trackers. Wanted for a crime she didn’t mean to commit, she risks capture to protect every Taker she can find, determined to prevent the Duke from using them in his fiendish experiments. But resolve isn’t enough to protect any of them, and Nya soon realizes that the only way to keep them all out of the Duke’s clutches is to flee Geveg. Unfortunately, the Duke’s best tracker has other ideas.
Nya finds herself trapped in the last place she ever wanted to be, forced to trust the last people she ever thought she could. More is at stake than just the people of Geveg, and the closer she gets to uncovering the Duke’s plan, the more she discovers how critical she is to his victory. To save Geveg, she just might have to save Baseer -- if she doesn’t destroy it first.