Storm Rising (Mage Storms #2) by Mercedes Lackey Fantasy 412 pages First published in 1995 by DAW In the second installment of Mercedes Lackey's Mage Storms trilogy, Karal discovers that being a full Sun-priest and ambassador isn't all it's cracked up to be. With his youth and apparent inexperience working against him, the majority of … Continue reading Reading Valdemar: Storm Rising
Wherein the nicest kid you'll ever meet comes from your country's worst foe, there's a new claimant to the Iron Throne, and the Austrians are definitely not invading.
I headed to my little hometown for a couple of days this week for Independence Day. My parents, my twelve-year-old nephew, and I went out for ice cream on Wednesday and then headed out to watch the town's fireworks show after dark. Because my hometown is fairly small (about 5,600 people) and because it's a … Continue reading Sunday Sum-Up, 07/07/2019
Winds of Change (Mage Winds trilogy #2) by Mercedes Lackey Fantasy 449 pages First published in 1992 by DAW In this second installment of Mercedes Lackey's Mage Winds trilogy, Elspeth, heir to the throne of Valdemar, officially becomes a member of the k'Sheyna clan of the Hawkbrothers in or order to continue her training … Continue reading #Reading Valdemar: Winds of Change
Two weeks ago, I had an uneventful week. Last week was eventful. Sunday dawned sunny and quiet, but by mid-afternoon storm clouds were building. I went for a walk anyway, but that ended early when the lightning started. An hour or so later, the tornado sirens went off and the National Weather Service issued a … Continue reading Sunday Sum-Up, 05/12/2019
I took a break from my normal Sunday Sum-Up routine last week. My computer was misbehaving, and I wasn't feeling particularly well. Nothing serious for either me or the computer, fortunately. I had a bit of a sore throat and a cough that for some reason reminded me of Jane Bennett but without the ability … Continue reading Sunday Sum-Up, 04/21/2019
Magic's Pawn (The Last Herald-Mage #1) by Mercedes Lackey 349 pages (mass market paperback) first published June 1989 by DAW Books, Inc. We first hear of Vanyel Ashkevron in the first few pages of Arrows of the Queen, Mercedes Lackey's debut novel which had been published just two years earlier. In a snippet from … Continue reading Reading Valdemar: Magic’s Pawn
The Heralds of Valdemar: Arrows of the Queen Arrow's Flight Arrow's Fall By Mercedes Lackey Fantasy Published 1987-1988 by Daw Books Arrows of the Queen introduces us to the kingdom of Valdemar, a land of relative peace, prosperity, and openness guarded by the Heralds, people from all walks of life who are chosen by sentient … Continue reading Review: The Heralds of Valdemar Trilogy