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A flame in Hali
Bradley, Marion Zimmer.
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Publication Information:
New York : DAW Books, Inc., [2004]

Physical Description:
466 pages ; 24 cm.
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"A novel of Darkover."--Jkt.
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Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.0 27.0 84427.
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This brand-new novel of Darkover-a direct sequel to Zandru's Forge and the third book in the Clingfire trilogy-is the result of the late Marion Zimmer Bradley's collaboration with Deborah J. Ross. Set in the era of The Hundred Kingdoms, a lawless time of war and unrest on the planet Darkover, it is the epic tale of a legendary friendship forged between King and Keeper-a friendship that would ultimately bring about the end of all long distance weapons and the beginning of a new destiny for Darkover.

Author Notes

Marion Zimmer Bradley is a science-fiction and fantasy writer, novelist, and editor. She was born in Albany, New York on June 3, 1930. Bradley attended the New York State College for Teachers from 1946 to 1948. She earned a B.A. from Hardin Simmons University in 1964. Bradley did graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley from 1965 to 1967.

Bradley sold her first story to Fantastic Amazing Stories as part of an amateur fiction contest. She sold her first professional story to Vortex Science Fiction in 1952. Her novels include The Sword of Aldones and The Planet Savers. Both novels were set on Darkover, the setting for more than 20 subsequent Bradley novels. Bradley also wrote The Mists of Avalon, a reworking of the King Arthur legend with more emphasis on the female characters. She used the same approach with The Firebrand, which was based on The Iliad. In addition to writing more than 85 books, Bradley was the editor of an annual anthology for DAW Books, as well as the editor of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine.

Bradley died in 1999.

(Bowker Author Biography) Marion Zimmer Bradley was the bestselling author of "The Mists of Avalon", "Lady of Avalon", "The Forest House", & "The Firebrand", as well as the popular Darkover series of science fiction novels. She died in 1999.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

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. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

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. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.