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I wrote the title
story to this anthology of short stories set in Mercedes (Misty) Lackey's
world, Valdemar. That story, "Sword of Ice," explains how Savil came to know
the Hawk Brothers, to become a Wing Sister to them. While it's definitely
in the Fantasy genre, it's damned fine fantasy. Misty's stories are rich
with descriptives, and her characters breath. You'll quickly find yourself
identifying with them, feeling for them as they take on the terrors that
threaten Valdemar. You'll find yourself cheering them on, and even shedding
tears at their losses. Being a fine storyteller may be a strong suite of
Misty's, but the real-world lessons, taught discretely by example, could
do us all alot of good. Seldom does a writer come along who can teach such
heavy lessons as Tolerance while giving ya a rip-roaring good time in the
This is the first in the series, The Last Herald-Mage, that launched
Valdemar into fame. Here we meet Vanyel, a young man who'll be a powerful
mage one day - if he can survive his own daemons. This character is without
a doubt the most beloved of all the many books written in Misty's world
of Valdemar - a place where magical horses exist, where magic is a real
thing, and where credible characters form the foundations to page-turning
tales. Misty's incredible talent has us believing all of these wonders really
do exist. I heartily recommend this trilogy!
In this second book of the original trilogy, Vanyel has come into his
own. But this doesn't mean his problems are over - far from it! He and his
Companion, Yfandes, a magical equine, must battle with courtly intrigues,
Dark Magic, and their own doubts and sensitivities, all while maintaining
the rigorous standard of knights, protectors of the realm of Valdemar, and
servants to the Queen. The plot is thick with turns and surprises, convincing
in its style, and captivating with its charm. Misty has never been better!
"The once-peaceful kingdom protected by the magic of its Herald-Mages
is now besieged on all fronts. The king likes near death, the neighboring
land of Karse wages a relentless war against Valdemar, and forbidden magic
is massing to strike the final devastating blow against the kingdom...And
if either Vanyel or Yfandes falters, ... both Valdemar and its last Herald-Mage
must pay the ultimate price..." You'll lose sleep turning the pages
of this final book in the trilogy, then lose lunch hours looking for other
books in the series!
The Dragonbone Chair (Book 1 of MST)
The first of a trilogy in four paperbacks (or 2 paperbacks and one hardcover,)
Tad Williams' tome establishes him as one of the best fantasy writers of
our time. His world is rich in descriptives, his characters are credibly
fallible, human enough a bunch of heroes that we care deeply about them.
I found Dragonbone Chair while on the prowl for something long enough that
I wouldn't be through it in a night. Indeed, it took me nearly 4 days to
read this first book in the epic series. I missed meals entirely and was
late to meetings over reading this book, and didn't regret one minute spent
doing so. It's rare that a writer captivates me so thoroughly. Rarer yet
that the author ends up being one HELL of a nice guy! Give yourself a treat
- buy the entire set today!
Stone of Farewell (Paperback 2 of 4)
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The saga continues in this second tome. Did I mention that there are
3000 pages all-told in this series? More importantly, each of them is impossible
to put down!
To Green Angel Tower, Part 1
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To Green Angel Tower (Part 2)
To Green Angel Tower (Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, Book 3)
by Tad Williams
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Hardcover - 1083 pages (March 1993)
I've included this option, the hardcover version of
the third book in the trilogy, because by the time one buys both paperbacks
and pays S&H on two books, he's at just about the same price as the
the Tad Williams site: http://www.tadwilliams.com
I simply cannot say enough about this wonderful author's
abilities. More along the lines of Mercedes Lackey in her subject matter,
but more sophisticated in her style and plot, these two trilogies (sequels
to each other) kept me spellbound throughout. Once again, believable characters
that we care about abound, proving that such are essential to a good book.
But Rawn goes beyond this to create a world where magic is a part of physics,
where intrigue and politics are a part of our regular existence... with
invaders, berserkers, telepathy, dragons and literal fireballs, one gets
caught within a paragraph or two, hopelessly wrapped up in a saga that
spans generations. Once begun, you're hooked for the duration!
The Dragon Prince Trilogy
The Dragon Star Trilogy
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The Annapolis Book of Seamanship
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Cruising 101: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Paradise
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Abundant Peace : The Biography of Morihei Ueshiba, Founder
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Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere : An Illustrated Introduction
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