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A Flame in Hali (Clingfire Trilogy #3) [NOOK Book]

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In the era of The Hundred Kingdoms, a time of war and unrest, King Carolin of Hastur and his friend Keeper Varzil Ridenow work selflessly to put an end to the destruction caused by the long range weapons of the magical matrix Towers. But Eduin Deslucido-who once called Carolin brother-has been consumed with a vengeful rage, and will stop at nothing to destroy the king and his...
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In the era of The Hundred Kingdoms, a time of war and unrest, King Carolin of Hastur and his friend Keeper Varzil Ridenow work selflessly to put an end to the destruction caused by the long range weapons of the magical matrix Towers. But Eduin Deslucido-who once called Carolin brother-has been consumed with a vengeful rage, and will stop at nothing to destroy the king and his plan for peace.


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The climactic conclusion of Marion Zimmer Bradley and Deborah J. Ross's Clingfire trilogy is set on Bradley's much-storied planet of Darkover in the war-filled era of the Hundred Kingdoms and chronicles a celebrated friendship that changed forever the bloody destiny of the planet.

Arguably an allegorical tale about modern-day warfare, the Clingfire trilogy (The Fall of Neskaya, Zandru's Forge) takes place during the lawless years leading up to the Compact, a historical treaty that forbade the use of all weapons that could kill from a distance; the honor-based principle being that anyone wishing to kill someone else must put their own life at equal risk. King Carolin of Hastur and his best friend, Keeper Varzil Ridenow, have dreamed about a world without war for years and, after much campaigning, the idea of the Compact is slowly being embraced by a growing number of kingdoms.

But there are factions that are against the Compact and will do anything to stop Carolin and Varzil from unifying Darkover. Eduin Deslucido -- tormented by a compulsion spell that his dead, vengeance-obsessed father planted in his mind -- is compelled to kill the king and his keeper. Can he break free from the powerful spell or is he doomed to carry out his father's murderous retribution? The conclusion of this trilogy is both exciting and melancholy. Bradley, who began the Darkover saga with the publication of Planet Savers in 1962, passed away in 1999 during the writing of these novels. Paul Goat Allen

Publishers Weekly
A little cutting might have benefited A Flame in Hali: Book Three of the Clingfire Trilogy, by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Deborah J. Ross, but fans should find this tale of incessant war among the Hundred Kingdoms a worthy addition to Bradley's original Darkover series. The menacing dragon on the jacket will cue high fantasy fans. Agent, Russell Galen. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
During the time of the Hundred Kingdoms, two men, Keeper Varzil Ridenow and King Carolin of Hastur, stand poised to change the world with a powerful ruling banning distance weapons and forcing men to face each other in battle rather than killing one another from afar. Standing against them is the sinister figure of Eduin Deslucido, a laranzu who has turned renegade owing to a compulsion from his ambitious late father. Working from the late Bradley's notes, coauthor and prot g e Ross has continued a tale of tormented loyalties and personal redemption set in the quasimedieval world of Darkover. Essential for Darkover fans and for general fantasy readers. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101118146
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/7/2005
  • Series: Clingfire Trilogy
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 328,961
  • File size: 693 KB

Meet the Author

Marion Zimmer Bradley
Marion Zimmer was born in Albany, NY, on June 3, 1930, and married Robert Alden Bradley in 1949. Mrs. Bradley received her B.A. in 1964 from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, then did graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1965-67.


She was a science fiction/fantasy fan from her middle teens, and made her first sale as an adjunct to an amateur fiction contest in Fantastic/Amazing Stories in 1949. She had written as long as she could remember, but wrote only for school magazines and fanzines until 1952, when she sold her first professional short story to Vortex Science Fiction. She wrote everything from science fiction to Gothics, but is probably best known for her Darkover novels.


In addition to her novels, Mrs. Bradley edited many magazines, amateur and professional, including Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, which she started in 1988. She also edited an annual anthology called Sword and Sorceress for DAW Books.


Over the years she turned more to fantasy; The House Between the Worlds, although a selection of the Science Fiction Book Club, was "fantasy undiluted". She wrote a novel of the women in the Arthurian legends -- Morgan Le Fay, the Lady of the Lake, and others -- entitled Mists of Avalon, which made the NY Times best seller list both in hardcover and trade paperback, and she also wrote The Firebrand, a novel about the women of the Trojan War. Her historical fantasy novels, The Forest House, Lady of Avalon, Mists of Avalon are prequels to Priestess of Avalon


She died in Berkeley, California on September 25, 1999, four days after suffering a major heart attack. She was survived by her brother, Leslie Zimmer; her sons, David Bradley and Patrick Breen; her daughter, Moira Stern; and her grandchildren.







Biography

Marion Zimmer Bradley was writing before she could write. As a young girl, before she learned to take pen in hand, she was dictating stories to her mother. She started her own magazine -- devoted to science fiction and fantasy, of course -- as a teenager, and she wrote her first novel when she was in high school.

Given this history of productivity, it is perhaps no surprise that Bradley was working right up until her death in 1999. Though declining health interfered with her output, she was working on manuscripts and editing magazines, including another sci-fi/fantasy publication of her own making.

Her longest-running contribution to the genre was her Darkover series, which began in 1958 with the publication of The Planet Savers. The series, which is not chronological, covers several centuries and is set on a distant planet that has been colonized by humans, who have interbred with a native species on the planet. Critics lauded her efforts to address culture clashes -- including references to gays and lesbians -- in the series.

"It is not just an exercise in planet-building," wrote Susan Shwartz in the St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers. "A Darkover book is commonly understood to deal with issues of cultural clash, between Darkover and its parent Terran culture, between warring groups on Darkover, or in familial terms."

Diana Pharoah Francis, writing in Contemporary Popular Writers, noted the series' attention on its female characters, and the consequences of the painful choices they must make: "Struggles are not decided easily, but through pain and suffering. Her point seems to be that what is important costs, and the price is to be paid out of the soul rather than out of the pocketbook. Her characters are never black and white but are all shades of gray, making them more compelling and humanized."

Bradley's most notable single work would have to be The Mists of Avalon. Released in 1983, its 800-plus pages address the King Arthur story from the point of view of the women in his life -- including his wife, his mother and his half sister. Again, Bradley received attention and critics for her female focus, though many insist that she cannot be categorized strictly as a "feminist" writer, because her real focus is always character rather than politics.

"In drawing on all of the female experiences that make of the tapestry of the legend, Bradley is able to delve into the complexity of their intertwined lives against the tapestry of the undeclared war being waged between the Christians and the Druids," Francis wrote in her Contemporary Popular Writers essay. "Typical of Bradley is her focus on this battle, which is also a battle between masculine (Christian) and feminine (Druid) values."

And Maureen Quilligan, in her New York Times review in 1983, said: "What she has done here is reinvent the underlying mythology of the Arthurian legends. It is an impressive achievement. Greek, Egyptian, Roman, Celtic and Orphic stories are all swirled into a massive narrative that is rich in events placed in landscapes no less real for often being magical."

Avalon flummoxed Hollywood for nearly 20 years before finally making it to cable television as a TNT movie in 2001, starring Joan Allen, Anjelica Huston, and Julianna Margulies.

Two years before she died, Bradley's photograph was included in The Faces of Science Fiction, a collection of prominent science fiction writers, such names as Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury. Under it, she gave her own take on the importance of the genre:

"Science fiction encourages us to explore... all the futures, good and bad, that the human mind can envision."

Good To Know

Aside from her science fiction and fantasy writing, Bradley also contributed to the gay and lesbian genre, publishing lesbian fiction under pseudonyms, bibliographies of gay and lesbian literature, and a gay mainstream novel.

Bradley rewrote some editions of her Darkover series to accommodate real advances in technology.

Her first stories were published in pulp science fiction magazines in the 1950s.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Lee Chapman, Morgan Ives, Miriam Gardner, John Dexter
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 30, 1930
    2. Place of Birth:
      Albany, New York
    1. Date of Death:
      September 25, 1999
    2. Place of Death:
      Berkeley, California

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  • Posted December 27, 2009

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    A Flame in Hali, the Clingfire Trilogy, Book 3

    Of the three books in the clingfire trilogy, this one was a big disappointment. It had a strong beginning and ending. The middle of the story was too full of self pity on Dyannis part, and the slow, ever so slow workings of Eduin and his companion. I was eager for Dyannis to turn villian. She would had been great! With all the powers the leronys have they simply could not make the connection of what Eduin was trying to accomplish. This bored me because so much time was spent on it. I highly enjoyed the exploration of the lake at Hali Tower!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Great Darkover tale

    The World of Darkover enhances psychic (laran) powers and wars are fought over long distances using special laran weapons created for that purpose. At the end of the age of the Hundred Kingdoms, King Carolin Hastur and keeper Varzil Ridenow pressure the various realms to sign the Compact that would ban long distance weapons of mass destruction................................ King Carolin doesn¿t know it but he has a very powerful enemy who wants him dead as his former friend Edwin Deslucido is under a compulsion spell laid upon him by his father to kill the entire Hastur Clan. The spell controls Edwin forcing him to turn one kingdom against another in the hopes that Varzil will die so he can finally destroy Hastur. The keep under attack houses Varzil¿s sister, a woman who Edwin once loved and realizes he still loves. Is his love stronger than his father¿s hate spell because Edwin feels compelled to save her yet is also obsessed with his sire¿s mission............................. Mindful of Hamlet, Edwin is one of the most tragic figures ever to grace the pages of a fantasy novel. He is not an evil man but a person driven to the point of madness because of a spell put upon him by his malevolent father. A FLAME IN HALI takes the reader into the mind of Edwin, a man who can¿t control his actions yet in the end, good can come out of the tragedy if the Compact Carolin and Varzil forge is signed by the kingdoms to prevent what happened in Hali from ever happening again. Marion Zimmer Bradley and Deborah J. Ross have written a brilliant finale to an exciting mini-series...................... Harriet Klausner

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