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Brightly Burning (2000)

av Mercedes Lackey

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Serier: Valdemar: Chronological Order (1077 AF), Valdemar: Publication Order (23)

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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 Firestorm, a power which can and does kill. If controlled, the Gift of the Firestorm can save Valdemar, but if it is uncontrolled, it will destroy the country -- and him. Chosen by the Companion Kalira, brought into the ranks of the Heralds of Valdemar, Lavan finds acceptance and hope for the first time. But war with Karse threatens to engulf the Kingdom and only Lavan Firestorm stands between Valdemar and destruction -- and only then if he can harness his dreadful power to his will.… (mer)
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    Carrie : en rysare om det undermedvetnas krafter av Stephen King (lquilter)
    lquilter: If you like tortured pyrokinetics with tragic endings, and don't mind radical changes in mood and style ... try Stephen King's Carrie for the horror take, and Mercedes Lackey's Brightly Burning for the (YA) fantasy take.
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Not long ago I tried another Lackey, acquired somehow or other, and found it an unreadable exemplar of 'high' fantasy. So I began this one with trepidation, but the assurance of a friend here that I'd like 'regular' Lackey just fine. And I am happy to say that I do. The story unfolds around a young and unhappy teenager who does not fit in at all with his family of cloth merchants. They've moved to the city and he is miserable away from the fresh air and physical activity. His parents, as parents are so often inexplicably are (but we'd never have a plot otherwise), are disappointed and even angry with his intransigeance and decide to send him to the new merchant-run school where he is set upon by a truly appalling bully. He becomes angrier and angrier until, in a rage, a magical power--to make fire--bursts forth uncontrolled and fatal. There are many powers, for mind-speech to empathy but this is rare beyond rare. Those with powers like these are sent to become either Heralds, Bards, or Healers. Heralds acquire a Companion-a horse that chooses them, and with whom they stay for a lifetime. But not only is Lavan chosen, but the bonding is an almost unheard of "life bond"--they will live or die as one. Valdemar is under siege from enemies and before he is fully trained Lavan is sent to the front. What I admire about this story is that it isn't the least bit sentimental -- but I can say no more without spoiling. I look forward to reading more of the books about the kingdom of Valdemar and surrounding lands. This book is somewhere in the middle of the work, but all are written to be stand-alones. ***1/2 ( )
  sibylline | Nov 2, 2021 |
I like the books Mercedes Lackey writes, she is good at creating a believable world and people to populate it. While her writing is not the strongest I do find it engaging ang and enjoyable. I like a series I can live inside of and her books are ones that have characters I feel invested in and a world I believe could exist.
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  KateKat11 | Sep 24, 2021 |
I remember being incredibly excited when I found out that this book was coming out, only to be disappointed when I read it. At this point, I think it's better if Mercedes Lackey just leaves Valdemar alone; her heart isn't there anymore. ( )
  taimoirai | Jun 25, 2021 |
Lavan, the hero of this story, is a fairly typical Lackey hero in that he's the 'runt of the litter', ignored by his family as he doesn't want to go into the family trade but seems content to lay about the family home. With his mother as guikldmaster, though, this doesn't go down well with the parents and they arrange for him to start classes at a school set up to educate the offspring of the trademen. This school makes Nicholas Nickleby's Dootheboys Hall look like a holiday camp. Of course, Lavan is harbouring a singular Talent - firestarting, and when the bullying goes too far, he displays this Talent in all its horrifying glory. Accepted as a Herald Lavan finds a s/ort of peace but Valdemar is facing a particularly rampant Karse and only Lavan can stop the Karsites overwhelming Valdemar.

In places this book comes out as quite viscious in ways that earlier Valdemar books haven't but as its also one of the later books in the series, written just after the 9/11 attacks on the US so Lackey was caught up in the fervour of the moment although the dedication is for those who missed the New Millennium celebrations as they watched computer systems handle the change over with barely a hitch :-) ( )
  JohnFair | May 2, 2015 |
I love this author! ( )
  RBeene | Mar 18, 2015 |
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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 Firestorm, a power which can and does kill. If controlled, the Gift of the Firestorm can save Valdemar, but if it is uncontrolled, it will destroy the country -- and him. Chosen by the Companion Kalira, brought into the ranks of the Heralds of Valdemar, Lavan finds acceptance and hope for the first time. But war with Karse threatens to engulf the Kingdom and only Lavan Firestorm stands between Valdemar and destruction -- and only then if he can harness his dreadful power to his will.

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