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Brightly Burning
Brightly Burning
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Lavan Chitward is a very unhappy young man; pulled away from his country home by his parents' ambitions and resettled in the big city of Haven, he is desperately lonely, bullied and beaten at school, ignored by his parents. It is not surprising that he falls ill but his illness is the first manifestation of a terrible power, the Gift of the Fire...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780886779894
ISBN-10: 0886779898
Publication Date: 6/1/2001
Pages: 448
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 222 ratings
Publisher: Daw Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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This book was the first that I read by Lackey, and I was hooked! The Valdemar world that she has created is very detailed an will draw you in. Since then I have been reading anything by Lackey I can get my hands on and I have yet to be disappointed.
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This book is very poignant, very powerful, and somewhat depressing. Mercedes Lackey is a fantastic writer and this is one of her best works. It really draws you in and involves you in the tale, and you really feel for the characters. It is not necessary to know everything about the Valdemar Heralds and their world to read this book, although prior knowledge does help. If you are looking for an emotionally-charged story, look no further!
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My favorite Valdemar tale. A young boy with the gift to start fires with his mind goes from a bullied student to the hope of the kingdom.
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Most of the Valdemar series is written in trilogies, but this one is an exception. Also, it is placed in between the Last Herald Mage books and the Arrows of the Queen books - so there aren't any familiar characters. Lavan Firestorm becomes a legend, and experiences many firsts within the Valdemar world. He goes through many hardships, but manages to come out a hero in the end.

I loved this book very much, but it is definetly aimed towards women - as are most of Mercedes Lackey's books. It is a very worthwhile read.

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