Blue Flame by K. M. Grant
Book One of the Perfect Fire Trilogy

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Many years have passed since the Occitanian knights fought a courageous battle to keep the Blue Flame - sparked at Christ's cricifixion and kept burning for centuries - from falling into the wrong hands. Parsifal, young son of the knight Bernard, escaped with the flame and has continued the mission to find its true keeper. His path intertwines with Raimon, son of a Cathar weaver, and Yolanda, daughter of the Catholic Count, who are falling in love. But the righteous crusades begin, setting boy against girl, family against family, neighbour against neighbour, the south against the north. The tumult rises to a roaring peak when the Inquisitors arrive to slaughter the heretics and possess the Blue Flame.

About K. M. Grant

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K. M. Grant was the third of seven children, and she grew up in the wild countryside of Scotland. When she was younger, she learned that her ancestor, Frances Townley, was executed in 1746 for his faith and his severed head was shipped around the country as an example to others. Her family kept a lock of his hair framed in the sitting room to remember him by. That family lore fueled Grant's imagination, and later, a wild red horse named Muffet inspired her to write about Hosanna. She lives in Glascow, Scotland, with her husband and children where she works as a journalist and a broadcaster. Blood Red Horse was K. M. Grant's first novel. The thrilling conclusion to the de Granville trilogy, Blaze of Silver, will be published next spring.
Published October 1, 2012 by Walker Childrens. 272 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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The allure of glorious lost causes inspires a tale set in 1242 amid the doomed heresy-fueled Occitan resistance to the French monarchy and the Church.

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Blue Flame by KM Grant 320pp, Quercus, £9.99 Cathars are surprisingly fashionable.

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Summary: A high romance epic with Arthurian echoes and sectarian themes set in the Middle Ages in the Occitan region between France and Spain.

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