Sunday, August 11, 2013
Burning Brightly - Mercedes Lackey
I did read this book a while ago, when I was new to the Valdermar stories, so it was technically a reread, but it took me a while to recognize that I had read the story before. I think this is because this is a very typical tale of the bullied child that lashes out at his bullies, for good or ill. This time around, I was struck by how quickly this story goes. Though there is some lovely detail about Lavan’s home life, and then his life at the Herald’s Collegium, there is a definite overarching tale here, and it’s paramount to Lavan’s story. Lavan will earn the name Firestorm, and the story marches to that inevitable end.