Fire in the Mist

Fire in the Mist Holly Lisle
  • Title: Fire in the Mist
  • Author: Holly Lisle
  • ISBN: 9780671721329
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fire in the Mist Holly Lisle Fire in the Mist Faia a shepherd girl develops her magic powers until she is ready to seek revenge on those responsible for the destruction of her family From the author whom Mercedes Lackey calls one of the hottest
    Faia, a shepherd girl, develops her magic powers until she is ready to seek revenge on those responsible for the destruction of her family From the author whom Mercedes Lackey calls one of the hottest writers I ve come across in a long time , comes a mesmerizing, action filled story A simple shepherd girl discovers her wild mage powers after a murderous magician destroFaia, a shepherd girl, develops her magic powers until she is ready to seek revenge on those responsible for the destruction of her family From the author whom Mercedes Lackey calls one of the hottest writers I ve come across in a long time , comes a mesmerizing, action filled story A simple shepherd girl discovers her wild mage powers after a murderous magician destroys her family Now every mage in the world wants to train her But Faia wants only to confront the madman who killed her loved ones.
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    About Holly Lisle


    1. Holly Lisle has been writing fiction professionally since 1991, when she sold FIRE IN THE MIST, the novel that won her the Compton Crook Award for best first novel She has to date published than thirty novels and several comprehensive writing courses She has just published WARPAINT, the second stand alone novel in her Cadence Drake series.Holly had an ideal childhood for a writer which is to say, it was filled with foreign countries and exotic terrains, alien cultures, new languages, the occasional earthquake, flood, or civil war, and one story about a bear, which follows So Back when I was ten years old, my father and I had finished hunting ducks for our dinner and were walking across the tundra in Alaska toward the spot on the river where we d tied our boat We had a couple miles to go by boat to get back to the Moravian Children s Home, where we lived My father was carrying the big bag of decoys and the shotgun I was carrying the small bag of ducks It was getting dark, we could hear the thud, thud, thud of the generator across the tundra, and suddenly he stopped, pointed down to a pie pan sized indentation in the tundra that was rapidly filling with water, and said, in a calm and steady voice, That s a bear footprint From the size of it, it s a grizzly The fact that the track is filling with water right now means the bear s still around Which got my attention, but not as much as what he said next I don t have the gun with me that will kill a bear, he told me I just have the one that will make him angry So if we see the bear, I m going to shoot him so he ll attack me I want you to run to the river, follow it to the boat, get the boat back home, and tell everyone what happened The rest of our walk was very quiet He was, I m sure, listening for the bear I was doing my damnedest to make sure that I remembered where the boat was, how to get to it, how to start the pull cord engine, and how to drive it back home, because I did not want to let him down We were not eaten by a bear that night but neither is that walk back from our hunt for supper a part of my life I ll ever forget I keep that story in mind as I write If what I m putting on paper isn t at least as memorable as having a grizzly stalking my father and me across the tundra while I was carrying a bag of delicious smelling ducks, it doesn t make my cut You can find Holly on her personal site HollylisleYou can find Cadence Drake, Holly s currently in progress series, on her site CadenceDrakeYou can find Holly s books, courses, writing workshops, and so on here The HowToThinkSideways Shop, as well as on , Barnes and Noble, and in a number of bookstores in the US and around the world.


    563 Comments


    1. Fire in the Mist by Holly Lisle isn t a particularly original story In fact, it starts with a theme that is extremely common in fantasy books A young person, in this case a 19 year old female shepherd named Faia, experiences a tragedy which triggers a powerful display of magic, at which point mages seek her out to teach her how to handle her magic safely There was to the story, of course that was only the beginning There s something evil lurking around the mage school that Faia is taken to and [...]

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    2. Hello, misogyny Though I have to admit, I did not see that coming The heroine started out as a rather strong willed interesting character slightly suffering from the stronger in magic than everyone else and perfect syndrome , but the character was fleshed out quite well through the first quarter of the book She had to try and overcome trauma and adjust to a completely foreign environment So far, ok She ends up in a female empowered society, where men hold no power at all Because history teaches [...]

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    3. Another strong female lead This time, a young girl is left village less and strikes out to be on her own Before Harry Potter, there was Faia Seriously, J.K Rowling probably either read this or channeled this book.An overwhelmingly comforting read for me, I enjoy reading it over and over and over again.

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    4. The description for this book is a bit misleading The main character, Faia, drives her sheep home after months in the highlands, only to find her entire village dead of plague and unburied She calls upon her untrained magic to cleanse the place, reducing the entire village to slag Far off magic users feel the power drain, and track her down to bring her under control So this uneducated shepherd girl finds herself in the big city, at an all female college of magic Both students and teachers at th [...]

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    5. Originally published on my blog here in January 2002.When shepherdess Faia returns to her home to find that the whole village has been wiped out by plague, she uses one of the spells taught her by her mother to turn it into a pool of lava as part of her response to her grief This turns out to be a hugely powerful spell, and commands the attention of mages female and sages male from the town which houses the university in which magicians are trained An untrained, strong talent is very dangerous, [...]

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    6. Here s a treat I always appreciate a traditional epic fantasy led by women What I liked 1 An awkward, angry heroine who isn t always easy to like, but who packs a lot of power 2 A mentor figure who is a heroine in her own right and who turns out to be the most sympathetic figure in the novel , and who, like the younger woman whom she takes under her wing, is an outsider who must fight to be taken seriously 3 The two women offering each other both friendship and aid at crucial moments always a sa [...]

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    7. After the death and destruction of her country village, Faia is taken to city for learning to control her powerful and wild magical talent The city is split into separate centers of learning for men and women, a division that an ancient evil returns and takes advantage of Faia is a character that is very likable and easy to identify with Her outsider and disenchanted viewpoint makes an interesting viewpoint on the magical city I found the plot line for the ancient evil to be a bit confusing at t [...]

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    8. Faia is a shepherd girl who comes home to find her town dead from plague, travels with the one other survivor to her first city, gets wisked away from him on a flying horse, and helps save another city from war.

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    9. Started off amazing, really great evocative writing, an interesting character in Faia, and a compelling fantasy world I didn t mind what some people called cliches a peasant with powerful magic, etc because that s the whole point of this book it s advertised that way and you pick it up if you want that kind of story So it delivered on its promise in that regard.The other characters in the book are great, notably Medwind Song but also Yaji, the Mottemage, and Flynn the cat What s really interesti [...]

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    10. The start of the book is rather cliche, with strong Conan ish vibes view spoiler Yep, totally Conan hide spoiler Faia , daughter of Scooter, is the Strongest Mage on Earth tm , apparently, but also sexually liberal and unusually feminist After accidentally nuking a village from orbit nuking a village from orbit, she meets a disposable support character who is soon disposed of , and eventually makes her way to the people who can view spoiler , but apparently don t, hide spoiler teach her control. [...]

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    11. Entertaining book, but I don t think I ll be reading any in this series.

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    12. Lovely book, fast paced.

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    13. An average that turns really really bad somewhere in thhe middle In the beginning the book seems quite ok The story follows the main character which struggles with the personal tragedy She seems strong willed and intelligent We quickly find that she possesses a powerful magic talent She is found by the mages from the magical university located in city practically devoted to magic, because she is too dangerous to remain in the world untrained And there the book seems to unravel It looks that the [...]

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    14. After the destruction of her village, Faia s powers are realised not only by herself but by every mage in the world Suddenly, she is wanted by all and feared by them as well, however, as everyone agreed that it was important to train the wild magic before destruction occurs something had to be done She is taken to the city, where men occupy half and women occupy the other half The division is long standing and the reasons behind it are debatable Upon her arrival, mysterious things start to happ [...]

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    15. Premise Faia s mother tells her she should learn to use her gift, that she needs to decide what she will do with her life Faia just wants to continue to be a shepherd But when tragedy strikes, Faia s gift for magic will manifest in a new way, and she ll be thrust into the power struggles of a city not her home.This was a great book Stuffed with great characters, an interesting world with a tangled history, interesting magic and cultures.It had such a great tone, too A predominance of complex, fa [...]

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    16. It took me ages to get a hold of this book ages When I finally find a copy and settle in to read I was thrilled at the start of the book A man with a plague and a horse with white feet, okay so maybe he was the bad guy He would go spread plague while working for some evil hiding out Nope Plague just happened The book could have even taken that out and still it would have ended with the main character leaving sooner or later.The book really did start out well and was very interesting, until she g [...]

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    17. I stumbled across Holly Lisle s book, Fire in the Mist by complete accident standing in a Half Price Bookstore looking for fantasy novels involving magic.The main character, Faia, starts off as a simple shepherd Tragedy strikes, and she finds herself a magic user with a gift she can t control She ends up at a university of study where she s corrupted by the spirit of a murderer It s very much a struggle of good vs evil, but with unusual twists and character growth I won t spoil the ending.I love [...]

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    18. I am taking one of the author s courses and was curious to see what the processes she is teaching us help her produce And wow am I glad I am taking this course now.This novel has a deep and rich magical, environmental, historical and cultural background, all woven together with great skill The world feel vibrant, from the stuffy mages and sages the male and female wizards who have split the magical city and university so they do no have to have contact, to the full of decapitating barbarian, the [...]

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    19. Fast paced, engrossing, but feels like it lacks something the characters were difficult to empathize with and the whole male female segregated city was just weird, and presented a slightly distracting, overt undercurrent of social commentary that I could ve done without The same thing could ve been achieved with just rival schools, surely Also, the second half of the novel felt disjointed from the first I have a lot of questions about the beginning of the novel that were never answered So, alth [...]

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    20. Clearly one of Holly s early books, and I can see the difference between it and her most recentTalynandHawkspar However, I enjoyed Fire in the Mist immensely, immediately upon finishing it desiring to read the next in the series which I ll have to find on the used market These early characters display a depth of personality that Holly still is known for And the fictional world is all Holly Lisle, up to her usual standards A wonderful read.

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    21. If you like high fantasy and strong female characters, this book is for you Although it was originally published in 92, it feels like old fantasy to me, something from the 70s or maybe 80s In any case, it was a fairly engaging tale, if a touch predictable, and there were a lot of great women in this I feel like I ve been starved for awesome ladies in fantasy lately, and this definitely solved that problem.It s the first book in a trilogy, although it doesn t end abruptly I don t think that I lik [...]

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    22. Fascinating book to read Some of the scenes and chapters were truly amazing and I read them with hunger, but unfortunately those were just moments and in between them were longer tedious phases For a first book this was still really good This was interesting book to read because I had previously known Holly only from her writing courses, which are great, and from the little glimpses of fiction that I ve gotten from them I am really interested in reading from her and to see how she has developed [...]

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    23. Read at least 2 timespause at chapter 7It s really a different experience reading in recovery I read this book first when I was a teen and there was a part that just completely flew over my head about the nature of responsibility and how we are responsible for our own actions Yeah I didn t get it I wonder what it would be like being raised knowing you were responsible for your own actions rather than blaming other people for them

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    24. This book seemed like a much darker version of Harry Potter only this came out way before What I liked about this was that the main character, Faia was so believable Having a likable anti hero as the main character was a lot different than what I m used to with fantasy novels The idea of a cockney, stubborn yokel who beds down with strange men made the story enjoyable and is a nice change from the always virtuous main characters that I think are becoming the norm.

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    25. the best of the three books starting from the role of a tender of sheep to becoming a poweful mage and a friend to sages this book was well written showing a very ian style to the mage way of life it had a somewhat happy ending for our heroine and a way to start the next bookis was at one point one of my favourite books in fantasy genre as it was fun to read

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    26. This is a new author to me and so as usual was a little skeptical.However I found the novel to be well constructed, the characters certainly engaging and drawing you in to care about what happens to them.

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    27. I don t usually read fantasy but this was just one of those books I couldn t put down It amazed my how deep the characters were, how I grew so attached to them Holly Lisle is a very talented writer and I cant wait to read her other books

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    28. I read this because I was thinking of taking one of Holly Lisle s writing courses, and I wanted to see her writing style I m glad I did as this is a terrific tale Lisle s world building and magic system is rock solid, too It is well worth reading if you enjoy fantasy.

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    29. This is one of my favorite books of all time I ve reread it times than I can count 3

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    30. Fire In The Mist by Holly Lisle 2000

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