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Winds of Fate (Mage Winds Series #1)

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  • Posted October 6, 2011

    Definitely Recommended

    I'm a long time Mercedes Lackey fan, and I have fond memories of reading Arrows of the Queen over 15 years ago while sitting in high school study hall. While I read all of the Valdemar books in the order they were written initially... I went back and read them in the order of the Valdemar timeline, which I found enjoyable. This trilogy isn't my favorite of the Valdemar world... that distinction goes to the Last Herald Mage trilogy - Vanyel is one of my favorite characters of all time, but that's a different review. Since this trilogy has at least a portion of its roots in Vanyel's story, I might recommend reading those before this book... certainly characters from Arrows of the Queen, Arrows Flight, and Arrows Fall appear in the Mage Winds trilogy since they are so close together chronologically speaking. I'll be honest... I wasn't a huge Elspeth fan at first, and I generally prefer books that follow one main point of view rather than jumping from perspective to perspective. Despite that, I felt it worked for this story and the characters are rich an interesting enough that they all read as distinct individuals - a true skill when writing from multiple points of view.

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  • Posted April 21, 2010

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    Fine Fantasy Read

    If you're new to Lackey and the Valdemir series, I wouldn't being with this book: I don't think the book, or the trilogy it is a part of is the strongest in this series, and it would be a spoiler for the earlier trilogy that starts with Arrows of the Queen. Go back and read those first, and if you like them, I think you'll enjoy this tale of Elspeth, a character in earlier books, coming into her own. I enjoy Lackey's "Vows and Honors" series as well with Tarma and Kethry, and in the precursor to this book, "By the Sword" she melds the two series. So I'd recommend reading those, too, beginning with "The Oathbound" because for me a lot of the fun of this book is how Elspeth deal with the demanding sword, Need, that is important in those books. I also enjoyed how this book opened up the world Lackey created, with Elspeth in her quest having to deal with the Tayledras, an interesting magical world in its own right. A good read and a good beginning to an enjoyable trilogy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2007

    Sorry to say but this book is my least favorite of the Valdemar series

    After reading Talia and Vanyel's stories this book just doesn't compare to the others. However I did like how the book took place somewhere other than Valdemar. For me it just didn't grab my attention like Mercedes Lakey books normally do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2004

    Winds Of Fate

    I will never read a book twice unless I REALLY like the book. Having said, that I am gladly saying, I would most likely read this book again. The details are wonderufl the plot interesting and smooth. Everything about this book screams perfect. So Read it!

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