Tiger Burning Bright

Tiger Burning Bright

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Overview

The city-state of Merina has no means to stop an invading army, so Dowager Queen Adele, Queen Lydana, and Princess Shelyra disappear from the palace. Hiding in places no one would suspect, they lead a counter-attack against the Emperor and his forces.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938185304
Publisher: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust
Publication date: 08/04/2013
Pages: 442
Sales rank: 1,122,608
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Marion Zimmer Bradley is probably best known for her Darkover novels and her best-selling Arthurian novel THE MISTS OF AVALON. 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, and an annual anthology, SWORD AND SORCERESS. For more information, see her website: www.mzbworks.com.

Mercedes Lackey graduated from Purdue University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. This, she soon learned, along with a paper hat and a nametag will qualify you to ask "would you like fries with that?" at a variety of fast-food locations.
She had always written from her early teens and developed this hobby by writing fan-fiction for various amateur magazines. In the 1980s she met both Marion Zimmer and C J Cherryh, both of whom helped mentor her from amateur into professional writer. Her first book was published in 1985. Misty is approaching 100 books in print, and her foreign editions include Russian, German, Czech, Polish, French, Italian, Turkish, and Japanese. She is the author, alone or in collaboration, of the Heralds of Valdemar, Elemental Masters, Secret World Chronicles, 500 Kingdoms, Diana Tregarde, Heirs of Alexandria, Obsidian Mountain, Dragon Jouster, Bedlam Bards, Shadow Grail, and other series and standalone books. A night-owl by nature, she is generally found at the keyboard between 10 PM and 6 AM. For more information, see her website: www.mercedeslackey.com.

Andre Norton is perhaps best known as the author of the Witch World novels and wrote over 100 books, including at least one beginning with each letter of the alphabet. She was named a Grandmaster by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Date of Birth:

June 30, 1930

Date of Death:

September 25, 1999

Place of Birth:

Albany, New York

Place of Death:

Berkeley, California

Education:

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

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Tiger Burning Bright 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Most fantasy novels have certain elements that make for an entertaining read. This book takes all of those elements and combines them into one story. They left nothing out. And unlike a few books that I've read, where the author attempted to combine all of the key ingredients, the characters' have fully developed personalities. The combination of the three authors is flawless. And, no matter what part of a fantasy novel you like best, this novel does it and does it very, very well. If you never read another fantasy novel READ THIS ONE!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved this story since i first read it years sgo. My paperback copy is getting quite worn out! I recimmrnd this book to amyone, but especially those who understand that as we age we can become more rather than less.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my ALL-TIME favorite books. Soo glad I was finally able to get a copy without breking the bank by special ordering it online. That's a very important factor for a college student.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was incredible. Although the plot can be considered a norm of fantasy, the re-telling of it by these three authors makes it its own entity. Each reader will most likely have their own favorite of the three women; I had two, Shelyra and Adele. There are several twists in the story that keep you guessing, although it is not one where the villain is kept 'unknown' until the end. Overall, I highly recommend this book for anyone who likes these three authors. I'm well aware that many reviews are only made by those who love the books, but I hope that those reading this will still be influenced to read these, as they are a great find.
Latone on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I read it long ago from the library and I kept having to go check it back out. I finally broke down and found my own copy. The day I got it I was SO excited. I love the characters and the plot is one which draws you in and keeps you moving along excitedly.
jshillingford on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story centers on the rulers of the trade city of Merina: the dowager queen, the ruling queen and the princess. Merina has no military, so when it is attacked the three women must go into hiding to work to save their city and themselves. Since I enjoyed Black Trillium, and this had a similar premise, I decided to try this novel from Bradley and Norton; this time with Mercedes Lackey - whose Valdemar Saga is one of my all-time favorite fantasy series. This wasn't quite as seamless. It was often apparent that each authors took one of the three women as their story-teller. It wasn't exactly disjointed, but it did mean that the novel took quite a while to get going. The characters were very one-dimensional to start with. However, once the plot got going, I really enjoyed the book. The characters grew on me, and the story evolved. Not the best historical fantasy I have read, but still worthwhile.
puckrobin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Three of the female powerhouses of fantasy writing combine forces to write the stories of three generations of powerful women in a royal family of a city that seems to be a fantasy derivative of Venice. As the royal women go into hiding to protect their line and ultimately their city from the overthrow of a covetous empire builder and his nefarious magician who covets the holy relics of this magical city, the writers introduce us to the unexpected personas each woman has already established, unbeknownst to her family. Told in turns from each woman's perspective, Lackey, Zimmer-Bradley and Norton take readers out of the palance into the camps of gypsies, the hidden ways of spies, the peace of the cloister, the waterfront warrens of sailors and river rats and the dingy dens of criminals - for in each unlikely place, these powerful and dynamic women have allies and friends ready to defend them and their beloved city through the final battle between shadow and light.
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Maybe I was just in a sour mood, but my opinion this time - oof, bad. They couldn't find a copyeditor who could stand up to the grande dames, I guess. Character contradictions in voice, attitude, and what they knew when; awkward language, silly assumptions - bah. A great waste of talent. The underlying story is good and fun, but the way it's expressed is too often awkward and distracting.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A Book by three of my Favourite Authors, how could I resist, plus it was a good read!
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A wonderful book that paints a very interesting world
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