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Der Tigerclan von Merina

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  3,258 Ratings  ·  36 Reviews
Das große Fantasy-Epos von den drei Königinnen der fantastischen Literatur!

Die Hafenstadt Merina wird seit Jahrhunderten friedlich von den Frauen des Tigerclans regiert. Der Handel blüht - und lockt Neider an: zu ihrem Entsetzen müssendie weise Priesterin Adele, die Königin Lydana und die heißblütige Prinzessin Schelyra mit ansehen, wie die Heere des kriegierischen Königs
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Paperback, 526 pages
Published 1997 by Heyne (first published September 1995)
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Debbie
Apr 14, 2007 Debbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a little depressing to realize that two of the three authors had passed away since my last reading of this book. Rather than see their country swallowed up by a war, the three women of the ruling family abdicate their throne and then hide in plain sight within their city. After learning that the conqueror is by no means benign, they start to fight back. I love this book. While is is not the best any of the authors have written, the plot is a little too convenient as is the premise that al ...more
Shilo Quetchenbach
I read this book in early high school (a number of years ago) and loved it. Recently, I began thinking about it (remembering nothing specific about it) and finally found it in a local bookstore. I didn't know if I would have the same reaction to it the second time - but I did.

This book is *fabulous.* It tells the story of three generations of women, of the ruling family of Merina (a standard medieval-style fantasy city modeled after Venice). The women of the Tiger - as the women of this ruling
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Kathleen
This is overall a really interesting book about a three-pronged fight to take back a city conquered by this universe's somewhat more problematic version of Alexander the Great. The three royal women of Merina first make the decision to surrender the city without a battle, and then go into hiding-- the dowager queen Adele as her alter-ego, a more-or-less nun; the queen Lydana as a previously-established identity, the beadseller Matild; and Shelyra, the princess/heir, as another previously-establi ...more
Mary
Jun 15, 2009 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adele, Lydana, & Shelyra are monarchy in a merchant city. Invasion ends their reign. It is a fight of epic proportions to return the city to peace. Magic, Gypsies, street urchins, thieves, sea men, craftsmen, and clergy are all that lie between a city ruled by necromancy.

I predict David Eddings fans will love this one. Since, he is "love it or hate it" in reader's reviews - I suspect this book will be, too. I loved it. It is clear that the bad guys are reeeaaaalllly BAD... without horrific
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J'aime
Aug 03, 2011 J'aime rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, historical
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 ofte ...more
Alice
Apr 24, 2012 Alice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, fantasia
Nesta obra Marion Zimmer e os seus parceiros de escrita transportam-nos a Merina, uma próspera cidade governada pela Casa do Tigre, uma família matriarcal ligada à terra que governa e às suas gentes por laços que vão além do dever e da responsabilidade de um soberano. Merina acaba por cair às mão do Imperador Balthasar que se dispõe a governá-la com tirania e a deixá-la sob a perfídia do necromante Apolon. Com tamanho perigo pendendo não apenas sobre a cidade mas também sobre as suas cabeças, as ...more
Lindsay (Santafefan)
This book reminded me how much I enjoy these authors. Good characters, good plot, an engaging setting.
Ernest
Jul 26, 2011 Ernest rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was a structurally interesting book. Having three authors and each chapter focussing on a different character is a different way to construct the book and I commend the authors for it. I am not sure how many other works could use this structure giventheir storylines.

However, while the story was interesting enough, this ultimate struggle between good and evil only interested me to trudge through to the finish, and not relish, the book. It took me a long while to get used to the dual identit
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Sónia Tigol
Feb 21, 2013 Sónia Tigol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

WOW… I just love this book is one of my favorites books. This book tells a story of three women. Rather than see their country swallowed up by a war, the three women of the ruling family abdicate their throne and then hide in plain sight within their city. After learning that the conqueror is by no means benign, they start to fight back. This is one of those books that I return to time and again. I was a teenager when I first read this book, and the 3 generations of women, all strong in their ow
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Victoria
Jun 10, 2008 Victoria rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm not going to complete this reread.

I read this book over ten years ago, and I remember enjoying it then (although little of the plot sticks in my mind) - but I just can't get through it now. I'm tempted to give it three stars, because it is an engaging read and has its fun moments... but I really wish someone had pointed out to the authors that although their three names on a cover would be certain to sell, it might not have hurt for SOMEONE to go over the final manuscript to make sure that a
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Heather
Oct 06, 2008 Heather rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like the plucky heroine stereotype
Shelves: fantasy, own-pa
A collaboration of three of the top authors, a cataclysmic struggle of good vs. evil--what's not to like?

Lemme tell ya.

(1) The seen-one-seen-'em-all plucky, beautiful, and slightly tomboyish young heroine who is good with a sword.
(2) The flowery and stilted language (it's not like this story actually takes place in England in 1820)
(3) The unbelievably lame plot device of overheard soliloquy.

Gah. This is why I tend to stay away from fantasy.
Cris
When I read co-written books, especially when I'm familiar with the authors, I can usually pick out specific scenes, characters, plot points, etc that I find myself attributing to a specific author. Rarely do I read the books where I feel the authors truly blended.

This book is three tightly braided stories with each story being written solely by one author. The end result is a combination rather than a blended work. Overall, I think the end product turned out quite nicely.
Bibliophile
Apr 15, 2013 Bibliophile rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of those books that I return to time and again when I'm feeling stuck in a reading rut and nothing new seems to appeal to me at the moment. I was a teenager when I first read this book, and the 3 generations of women, all strong in their own right was very appealing to a girl who liked fantasy. I used to buy only books that I knew I would re-read, and I've never regretted this purchase.
Elisabeth Waters
Aug 13, 2011 Elisabeth Waters rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I generally give five stars to books that I keep and read over and over again. I still have the original hardcover of this, but I bought the Kindle version as well--and that was after going through it twice while preparing it for eBook publication. I've just read this three times in as many months, and I still love it.
Jessica
May 04, 2008 Jessica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Three royal women: dowager queen, ruling queen, and crown princess, knowing that they can no longer stave off invasion, disappear instead. They are still fighting to free their country, but doing it now in different ways: as a soldier, priestess, and magician. A fun book, with each of the authors writing one of the characters.
Sam Grace
I love this book. I should probably give it five stars, except that I just know it's not the best written book. But I love it. I love the three generations of women. I love their massively different interpretations of gender and adventure. Love love love. And I love the religion. Heck. I'm giving it five stars. But don't think that means that you'll love it as much as I did.
Elsa
Sep 27, 2012 Elsa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Apesar de todas as críticas favoráveis e da genialidade da autora, na minha opinião não é uma das suas melhores obras.
Mas pronto, lê-se bem, é um enredo leve e bem construído, onde se encontram muitas aventuras e emoções.
Para quem gosta da autora e do género.
Karen
Feb 15, 2008 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
One of my favorite books. Fantasy, adventure, romance.Three strong women face the greatest challenge of their lives. They learn more about their relationship with each other and with those they are responsible for, about accountability and about faith, hope and the spirit of their people.
Jennifer
May 26, 2008 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Another reread from a book that I've read many times. Magic, strong female characters, a dark mage, hidden passages, mage battle, hostle takeover, demons, etc. If you like SciFi books with strong female leads, this is your book.
Lavendersbluegreen
This is one of my all time favorite books. I just found a hardback copy to replace an old lost copy and re-read it. These are three of my favorite authors, and this is a fantastic round robin style tale. A must read!!
Rentara
Dec 27, 2013 Rentara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was recommended to me by a friend, and I was excited to read it because I love all three authors on the cover. They didn't let me down. I think I could tell who wrote which sections, but the writing was still seamless, and the build-up exciting, if slightly predictable.
Barbara
Jun 15, 2010 Barbara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shelves
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.
Andrea
Norton, Bradley and Lacky - how could you go wrong?! This is a great story with fantastic female chracters.
Helena
May 10, 2012 Helena rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Dececionante. Desinteressante. Leu-se.
Amy
Jul 17, 2014 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read this again for the first time since high school. It's an enjoyable read and I like the world building.
Kevin Ray
Sep 05, 2011 Kevin Ray rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third time that I have read it. I enjoyed it almost as much as the first time i read it.
Juliann
Oct 25, 2011 Juliann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I loved the premise of this book and it has likable heroines. The stories move along and it's a fun romp.
Jennifer Sowle
I liked the use of female protagonists, but the over-writing and over-italics became very distracting.
Amyjane221
May 05, 2014 Amyjane221 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book!
Mariana
Sep 28, 2014 Mariana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This one is my Marion Zimmer Bradley favorite with such a female and male characters so strong and great story.
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Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley was an American author of fantasy novels such as The Mists of Avalon and the Darkover series, often with a feminist outlook.

Bradley's first published novel-length work was Falcons of Narabedla, first published in the May 1957 issue of Other Worlds. When she was a child, Bradley stated that she enjoyed reading adventure fantasy authors such as Henry Kuttner, Edmond Ham
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