A Flame in Hali (Clingfire Trilogy #3)

A Flame in Hali (Clingfire Trilogy #3)

by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Deborah J. Ross

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ISBN-13: 9781101118146
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 06/07/2005
Series: Clingfire Trilogy , #13
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 326,824
File size: 709 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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.

Date of Birth:

June 30, 1930

Date of Death:

September 25, 1999

Place of Birth:

Albany, New York

Place of Death:

Berkeley, California


B.A., Hardin-Simmons College, 1964; additional study at University of California, Berkeley, 1965-1967

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Flame in Hali (Clingfire Trilogy #3) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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lewispike on LibraryThing 8 months ago
It's hard to review this without spoilers.Let me just say I found this a really hard read, but worth it, I think, in the end.There are two big characters in this book, that we travel along with. I had problems believing in either of them. One has been brainwashed since birth, the other has never really grown up. There were other issues too, there's a strong feeling of deus ex machina to the ending (with apologies to those that have read it and groan at the puns, but how else could I describe it).We do, however, end up with the event that triggers every tower into signing the Compact, which was really what the last two books in the triology were all about, and although it's only mentioned as a dream, we're seeing the birth of the Comyn Council as well.
willowcove on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I love this entire series, but especially love the more fantasy-related books prior to "Rediscovery."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story's ending absolutely blew me away! This being one of Ms. Ross' books, I knew the resolution would be amazing...and it was!! I could see where it was heading but I had no idea that one major character would do during the climax of the story! I did not like that character, who seemed to get some stunningly lucky breaks, and kept wanting someone to stop him. The person weas just as loathsome in the previous book (Zandru's Forge). Ms. Ross must be a really good author to get me so invested in a character I hated! When I finish her other Darkover books, I plan to read some of her writing in her own world(s)! This was a really good trilogy and was well worth slogging through the slow parts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Painfully slow.
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brjunkie More than 1 year ago
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!
harstan More than 1 year ago
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