The Mage Winds

The Mage Winds

Mercedes Lackey / Apr 06, 2020
The Mage Winds Long ago high magic was lost to Valdemar when the last Herald Mage gave his life to protect his kingdom from destruction by dark sorceries But now the protective barrier over Valdemar is crumbling a
  • Title: The Mage Winds
  • Author: Mercedes Lackey
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  • Page: 422
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  • Long ago, high magic was lost to Valdemar when the last Herald Mage gave his life to protect his kingdom from destruction by dark sorceries But now the protective barrier over Valdemar is crumbling, and with the realm imperiled, Princess Elspeth, Herald and heir to the throne, has gone on a desperate quest in search of a mentor who can teach her to wield her fledgling magLong ago, high magic was lost to Valdemar when the last Herald Mage gave his life to protect his kingdom from destruction by dark sorceries But now the protective barrier over Valdemar is crumbling, and with the realm imperiled, Princess Elspeth, Herald and heir to the throne, has gone on a desperate quest in search of a mentor who can teach her to wield her fledgling mage powers and help her to defend her threatened kingdom.
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    About "Mercedes Lackey"

      • Mercedes Lackey

        Mercedes entered this world on June 24, 1950, in Chicago, had a normal childhood and graduated from Purdue University in 1972 During the late 70 s she worked as an artist s model and then went into the computer programming field, ending up with American Airlines in Tulsa, Oklahoma In addition to her fantasy writing, she has written lyrics for and recorded nearly fifty songs for Firebird Arts Music, a small recording company specializing in science fiction folk music I m a storyteller that s what I see as my job My stories come out of my characters how those characters would react to the given situation Maybe that s why I get letters from readers as young as thirteen and as old as sixty odd One of the reasons I write song lyrics is because I see songs as a kind of story pill they reduce a story to the barest essentials or encapsulate a particular crucial moment in time I frequently will write a lyric when I am attempting to get to the heart of a crucial scene I find that when I have done so, the scene has become absolutely clear in my mind, and I can write exactly what I wanted to say Another reason is because of the kind of novels I am writing that is, fantasy, set in an other world semi medieval atmosphere Music is very important to medieval peoples bards are the chief newsbringers When I write the folk music of these peoples, I am enriching my whole world, whether I actually use the song in the text or not I began writing out of boredom I continue out of addiction I can t not write, and as a result I have no social life I began writing fantasy because I love it, but I try to construct my fantasy worlds with all the care of a high tech science fiction writer I apply the principle of TANSTAAFL There ain t no such thing as free lunch , credited to Robert Heinlein to magic, for instance in my worlds, magic is paid for, and the cost to the magician is frequently a high one I try to keep my world as solid and real as possible people deal with stubborn pumps, bugs in the porridge, and love lives that refuse to become untangled, right along with invading armies and evil magicians And I try to make all of my characters, even the evil magicians, something than flat stereotypes Even evil magicians get up in the night and look for cookies, sometimes I suppose that in everything I write I try to expound the creed I gave my character Diana Tregarde in Burning Water There s no such thing as one, true way the only answers worth having are the ones you find for yourself leave the world better than you found it Love, freedom, and the chance to do some good they re the things worth living and dying for, and if you aren t willing to die for the things worth living for, you might as well turn in your membership in the human race Also writes as Misty LackeyAuthor s website


    831 Comments

    1. Enjoyable character driven fantasyI almost gave up on the first book of the trilogy Winds of Fury was, to me, something of a disappointment compared to the others in the Valdemar series that I have read Ellsworth and Skif s bickering and intransigence started to make my teeth hurt.Very glad I stayed with it, though Plenty of action, well defined characters and a clever magic system all tied in with an intriguing back story regarding the kingdom of Valdemar s anti magic shell.All in all a worthy [...]


    2. Can t believe I just finished the most boring series I ve ever read, the title is fascinating but the content is totally not


    3. High Magic was lost to Valdemar centuries ago, when the last Herald Mage gave his life to save the kingdom from dark sorcery But now the realm is at risk again, and it falls to Princess Elspeth, Herald and heir to the throne, to defend it Abandoning her home, Elspeth seeks a mentor who can awaken her untrained mage abilities, and soon learns that others, too, are being caught up in a war against sorcerous evil The Tayledras scout Darkwind is the first to stumble across the menace creeping forth [...]


    4. I must admit that I have reviewed quite a few of Mercedes Lackey s novels since I started writing my own blog I truly believe that she is one of the best fantasy writers out there today and has been for a long time That said, there have been a couple of times where her recent books haven t quite hit the levels of quality that her classic ones have but that s to be expected when you are such a prolific author such as Lackey.Here we have the Mage Wind trilogy in a collected omnibus from Titan Book [...]


    5. These three books are the second set of books I picked up in the Valdemar series I was enad with the magic system in this world, as well as the almost holy righteousness of the Heralds and the fierce but civilized Tayledras in their forest home Elspeth and Darkwind both face daunting tasks, futures and pasts, all while being manipulated by those closest to them The plight of Darkwind and the flight of Elspeth bring them together in a marvelous way without being a corny romance They don t fall in [...]


    6. This is not my favorite of Lackey s books Trilogy Winds of Fate, Winds of Change, Winds of Fury Heir to the throne of Valdemar, Elspeth, goes off in search of mage training and finds herself with the Hawk Falcon clan First 2 books are the clans fight with the half cat man, Falconsbane Last book back links the first 2 books back to the war with Ancar Good enough to finish the trilogy, not one I ll re read.


    7. 1% Winds of Fate I quite liked Elspeth s story, but I somehow thought it would be grander, or something I didn t really care for Darkwind s story so ominous but it finally paid off Well, now they ve met, and I have hopes for the rest of the trilogy 2.5 3 stars34% Winds of Change


    8. This is As good as the 1st in this book trilogyVery hard to put down Loving getting to know lots of interesting characters and left wanting of the same.



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