The Blue Flame

The Blue Flame

by Barbara M. Hodges

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ISBN-13: 9780759901476
Publisher: Hard Shell Word Factory
Publication date: 04/01/2001
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

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The Blue Flame 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pads in with a rat. Sees the nursery ''what the-''
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is where all of the Kits and Queens will nest. It is an area close by the lake, and it is surrounded by 3 large rocks. There is enough room for multiple queens, and all of their kits. ~ \•Fawnstar•/
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
When I was a kid, I'd lie in bed and imagine that when I opened my closet door, it would open on a new world, so when I read the blurb for this novel, I pounced on it, and it didn't disappoint. Warning: this novel is hard to put down. I started this novel Saturday evening, and by Sunday afternoon, I'd finished. This new edition is a rewrite for the YA market, and it's the first book in a trilogy. This book has well developed characters - I especially enjoyed the interaction between sisters Kelsey and Regan. Regan's initial reluctance to get involved in the affairs of Daradawn and her wariness towards mage Peter, when he comes seeking her in our world, had me on the edge of my seat, and her gradual conversion is well-drawn. I also enjoyed the deft hand Ms. Hodges had with her back story. The background is woven in seamlessly, and the flashbacks especially well handled. The magical elements and their rules and limitations are coherent, and the array of elves, dwarves, dragon, and mages satisfying in their variety. There is romance in this novel, but it is first and foremost a fantasy adventure, so be prepared. Yes, it's there for both Kelsey and Regan, but it takes a back seat to the magical adventure and world saving. The rewrite is such that there is nothing in here that's unsuitable for a young person, but in my opinion this is at bottom an adult novel, with adult characters and adult concerns. Not to say that your teen won't enjoy it - they will - but it's not your high school magic adventure, this is hard-core world saving. I highly recommend this lively, well-written fantasy, and I'm eagerly looking forward to the next volume in the series, which, unfortunately from my point of view, won't be out until February, 2012. Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews
Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Blue Flame' is an exciting book that holds the reader's interest right up to the final page. The characters are well developed and true-to-life even though they're dwelling in a parallel world. The descriptions of Daradawn and life there are so vivid that one wonders if the author might have visited it at some time. Perhaps she should be asked if there is a 'blue flame' on her shoulder. I am eagerly awaiting another tale that will return me to Daradawn.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was fast paced, the characters and dialogue realistic. I can't wait to see Ms. Hodges' next one. What a great movie The Blue Flame would make.