The Language of Fire: Joan of Arc Reimagined

The Language of Fire: Joan of Arc Reimagined

The Language of Fire is a lyrical, dark, and moving look at the life of Joan of Arc, who as a teen girl in the fifteenth century commanded an army and helped crown a king of France.This extraordinary verse novel from award-winning author Stephanie Hemphill dares to imagine how an ordinary girl became a great leader, and ultimately saved a nation.Jehanne was an illiterate p...

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Title:The Language of Fire: Joan of Arc Reimagined
Author:Stephanie Hemphill
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The Language of Fire: Joan of Arc Reimagined Reviews

  • Emilee King
    I should’ve guessed this book would be a little heavy, but I’m shocked at how much it hit me. Such a unique blend of history, fiction, and faith. Honestly makes me wish for more female-led scripture stories. Not only did I learn a lot, but Jehanne’s personal and endearing narrative co...
  • Shauna Yusko
    Long but good. Pair with Elliott’s Voices...
  • Katherine
    This book begins when Joan of Arc, in her early adolescence, first hears the voice of God assigning her the task of helping to end the Hundred Years' War, and continues up to and beyond her death. Told in the format of a verse novel, the book reimagines the rise of a well-known historical figure in ...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Plot twist: she diesWhy have I never read verse before this year?! It lends itself SO WELL to historical fiction!I really liked the start of this book especially since her family life is not something I've really ever heard of. I also loved how this showed how heavily manipulated faith was in order ...
  • Jennifer
    3.5/5 starsThe Language of Fire is a Young Adult version of Joan of Arc told through verse.This book is divided into eight parts and tells the story of Joan of Arc. The book starts with a very long foreward explaining the actual story.Before reading this I wondered if the verse would be extremely co...
  • Caylynn Bleess
    Even if I can't change the direction of the wind, why must I agree that foul air smells sweet? Meh. I can't say that I really enjoyed this one as much as I hoped I was going to. Admittedly, I found myself continuously comparing this novel to David Elliott's Voices that was published back in March o...
  • Claire
    UM YES PLEASEJoan of Arc is the best...
  • Kelly Hager
    Stephanie Hemphill explains in a note before the book begins that she chose to call Joan of Arc Jehanne because that was how she referred to herself. Also, like her other books, this is a novel in verse.I didn't know very much about Joan of Arc before reading this book. (Young girl hears voices from...

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