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A Durable Fire (The Langani Trilogy #2)

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  492 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews
In the first years of Kenyan independence, three young women return to the East African highlands where they shared a carefree childhood. Hannah is struggling to preserve her heritage at Langani Farm, where a series of unexplained and violent attacks threaten her security and recent marriage. Sarah is studying elephant behavior in an area made dangerous by armed poachers, ...more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Random House UK (first published 2006)
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Célia Loureiro
Opinião: Conheci a Camilla, a Sarah e a Hannah em Irmãs de Sangue, um livro que adquiri em 2010 (se a memória não me falha), porque a sinopse continha uma promessa de África e porque era apaixonada por livros grandes. Digo “era” porque o tempo para livros grandes, ultimamente, não tem abundado. A prova disso é a hora em que escrevo esta crítica – ou, aliás, partilha de opinião. Na altura, deixei o livro a sessenta páginas do fim. Aconteceu algo que me magoou de tal modo que tive de pôr o livro d ...more
Teresa
Jan 27, 2013 Teresa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: n-irlanda, e3
640 páginas de muito pouca coisa.
Cerca de metade das páginas resumiram o livro anterior.
Nas restantes é a Camilla a saltitar entre o Anthony e o Edward, entre Londres e o Quénia. A Hannah sempre zangada com alguém. A Sarah é a personagem que oferece algum encanto à história.
Nas últimas cem páginas houve alguma evolução no enredo que foi despachado a grande velocidade. Foi uma pena.
Bem, agora vou ter de arranjar forças e paciência para ler mais 745 páginas de “ Luz Efémera”. Não sei é quando.
Jojo
Feb 02, 2014 Jojo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
http://devaneiosdajojo.blogspot.pt/20...

Um Fogo Eterno é o segundo volume da trilogia Langani. O primeiro deixou-me uma marca indelével e quase atingiu o adjectivo cimeiro de insuperável. Porém, esta continuação é digna de ser sua sucessora. Mais uma vez, transborda os aromas e as paixões irresístíveis de África. Sarah, Hannah e Camilla seguram as rédeas de mais uma história maravilhosa e digna de uma adaptação televisiva.Das três amigas, há sempre alguma que nos toca mais ao longo das páginas.
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Shirley
Aug 06, 2011 Shirley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A superb sequel to "Blood Sisters". An exciting tale of love, hardship, undying friendship, loss, savagery, degradation and in the end hope and redemption. In the first years of Kenyan independence, three friends, Sarah, Hannah and Camila, united by their love for this country, eventually solve the mystery surrounding Langani Farm. An epic novel which is a reminder of the problems we are still experiencing in South Africa.
Ana Fernandes
Mar 06, 2015 Ana Fernandes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Ler Um Fogo Eterno é como estar sentado numa varanda com um gin tónico na mão a contemplar o pôr-do-sol em África"

A sensação que tive ao ler este livro foi exactamente esta!!!
Sinto que durante alguns dias viagem até África através de uma história de uma amizade fantástica entre Hannah, Sarah e Camilla :)
Se o primeiro foi bom o segundo livro desta trilogia revelou-se ainda melhor!!!
Kathy
Aug 16, 2011 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second book I bought (with cash) while I was traveling and climbing in Tanzania. It's based in Kenya in the 60s, but the story is really about the relationships in it and did not seem overly dated. I enjoyed the writing and the story - the characters are very deeply explored and the trials they go through are fascinating to think about.
Mónica Silva
Jan 01, 2013 Mónica Silva rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Opinião no blog http://howtoliveathousandlives.blogsp...

Neste livro regressamos às vidas de Hannah, Camilla e Sarah, três personagens fascinantes e cujo quotidiano foi um prazer acompanhar no volume anterior. Iniciando imediatamente após o acontecimento trágico e revoltante que finalizou o livro anterior, a estória é construída a partir de um cenário de morte, crime e mistério. De regresso à fazenda Langani, o leitor terá a oportunidade de desvendar este enigma que perturbou a vida de todas as p
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Ana Filipa
3,5*

O facto de dar esta pontuação a este volume da triologia Langani, deve-se ao facto de este ter sido um livro que demorou algum tempo a ler, não apenas pela lentidão no desenrolar dos acontecimentos, bem como o seu tamanho avolumado.

Adorei o primeiro livro e voltaria a lê-lo. Fascinou-me a maneira como me foi dado a conhecer, através destas leituras, um país como o Quénia, que adoraria visitar para poder conhecer as magníficas paisagens e animais de que dispõe.

No entanto, este segundo volume
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L F
Aug 28, 2016 L F rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When your life becomes hostile, can you tame it and find happiness? This novel deals with this timeless thought as our three protagonists try to find s place in life for them. This second installment of "the Langani Trilogy " runs into some tough times for the girls as their coming of age passes and they enter the adult world. But, one thing is for sure, life does not get any easier. As a string of violent crimes are committed against the Langani Ranch no one can figure out who is doing it and w ...more
Jenrush
Feb 02, 2010 Jenrush rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Truly amazing story! Loved this one even more as it provided answers and conclusions to so much opened up in the first Keating book, Blood Sisters. So sad when it was over...But just yesterday, found out that the Keating sisters wrote one more book in the Langani series, so we don't have to say good-bye to the blood sisters after all! It is not yet available in the states. I am hopeful that Caroline can get a hold of one while in South Africa this month! This is a MUST READ!
Mirit
Jan 23, 2015 Mirit rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is a very hopeful story. I liked it but somehow the language put me off a bit. It was too hopeful, unrealistic to me. The way the characters just didn't hit rock bottom, kept going on despite everything. It seemed fictional to me because in the real world we do break down and hit rock bottom and give up sometimes. However, i found it to be encompassing and rich and suspenseful.
Athol-mary
Sep 29, 2013 Athol-mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved it. this book (2nd of a trilogy) focuses on the three (white) girls/women -they are in early 30s now - and Kenya is just so alive and vibrant, yet also so insecure and often dangerous. An interesting way to look at identity -they all see themselves as Kenyan, first and foremost.
At times, feels like an autobiography rather than a novel as it is so engaging.
Liliana
Feb 26, 2014 Liliana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed
Muito bom livro, muito bem escrito! Adorei a continuação da história destas três irmãs de sangue e todas as descrições fantásticas do Quénia e de toda a área africana.
Agora segue-se o ultimo volume...
Danii
Sep 16, 2012 Danii rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book, but I didn't enjoy it as much as the first....however, once I started reading it I was keen to keep going and have now started the final installment!
A great trilogy and I would recommend it :-)
Jennifer Withers
May 28, 2016 Jennifer Withers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A worthy and entertaining follow up to Blood Sisters. Same fantastic African imagery, and the same characteristic twists and turns. Looking forward to the final instalment of the trilogy, which I've already started reading!
Louise
Nov 21, 2010 Louise rated it it was amazing
This book did not disappoint me one bit. Twist and turns along the way and the drama. So good this series. Moving on to the next book hopefully tonight. Forgot the name of it though but it will be the last in the series and I will sad when I finish it. This has been a well written series
Alta
Jun 18, 2007 Alta rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Follow up to Blood Sisters about the lives of 3 school friends who grew in Kenya. An easy to read and enjoyable book in the Airport/Beach/holiday category
Marilyn Owoko
Jun 08, 2016 Marilyn Owoko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: have
This book was amazing, with big surprises that kept you interested. It keeps you wanting to read the next book, wanting to know what happens next.
Anngarvey
Sep 12, 2013 Anngarvey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Still following the characters from "Blood Sisters"in this second book of the Langani Trilogy. Really like this type of book! Looking forward to the third in the series, "In Borrowed Light"!
Emma
Sep 04, 2013 Emma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as the first one but still a good easy read with momentum. Some bits a little predictable. Not sure I will bother with the 3rd book.
Trish Tye
Nov 02, 2013 Trish Tye rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second in a trilogy and really good. They are long and take me an age to read, but the storyline is great and we follow 3 very different women in their twenties. It's harsh, not fluffy!
Rhona
Jul 27, 2011 Rhona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Its an OK read. Might have better if I had read the prequel, Blood Sisters. I imagine the next book is going to address relationships of Simon's child and Hannah's children, history, etc.
Kate
May 16, 2016 Kate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved this and looking forward to reading the third book in this series. lots going on and historically interesting
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Raquel
Jul 20, 2016 Raquel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The first novel was better. This one seemed to drag on a little.
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Barbara O'Hanlon and Stephanie Berke, sisters who embarked on a literary adventure together eight years ago, are now the successful authors of four novels, the most recent due for publication in September 2010.

The sisters' books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and are sold on all five continents.

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