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The Oathbound (Vows and Honor Series #1) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
     

The Oathbound (Vows and Honor Series #1) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Mercedes Lackey, M. Lackey
 

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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Library Journal
Bound by oath to each other and to the Goddess, the swordswoman Tarma and the wizard Kethry begin a joint career as mercenaries in the constant struggle for justice in a land where demons come in human and not-so-human forms. The author of the ``Heroes of Valdemar'' trilogy begins a new series involving a pair of likeable, savvy heroines. Sword and sorcery with warmth and humor make this a story that will appeal to most fantasy fans. JC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613605878
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Series:
Valdemar: Vows and Honor Series , #1
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 7.25(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Mercedes Ritchie Lackey is an American writer of fantasy novels. Many of her works are interlinked and set in the world of Velgarth, mostly in and around the country of Valdemar. She is also the author of the Dragon Jousters series and the Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms books, including The Fairy Godmother and Fortune’s Fool. Lackey is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband and collaborator, artist Larry Dixon, and their flock of parrots.

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The Oathbound (Vows and Honor Series #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sometimes I just miss things. This book is a good example of that, as it first came out back in the heyday of my sci-fi and fantasy reading, when I was still in school, but I never saw it or heard of it at the time. At some point over the last couple of years I had obviously heard about it in one way or another, as I had put it in my wishlist at Barnes & Noble, and it sat there for quite a while. While purchasing Christmas presents this past year I decided to throw this into a batch of stuff I was buying for other people (hey, I can buy presents for myself, right?), and a little after the holidays I was in the mood for some fantasy, so I dove in. Wow! I am not the easiest guy to impress, and this book is very impressive. Rather than being one long book, each chapter here (with the exception of the last few) are individual short stories revolving around the two main characters: Tarma, a swordswoman, and Kethry, a mage. These two are mercenaries, of a sort, though they fight more for justice than for money. Their adventures take them all over the place, and it is never the same thing twice. One of their adventures is even a mystery that has to be solved before time runs out. That was a nice change of pace. The writing is excellent, too, and I found myself with that whole 'just one more page...' syndrome that is the mark of every good book. In the end, you can tell that this was a great book because I bought the next two books in the series before I even finished this one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an extremely well written book. It had depth and a captivating story-line. Not only was the plot intense, but the character development was wonderful. I really got into the character's pasts and feelings. I always wondered as I read, 'I wonder what is going to happen next!' And that, my friends, is a wonderful thing for a book to have. I just kept right on reading! It is hard for me to sit still; I have very little time to read as it is, but I made an exception for this lovely fantasy.
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Linnymouse More than 1 year ago
I love all things from Mercedes Lackey and this book is no exception, it's amazing don't miss out!!!
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cer-2 More than 1 year ago
Did Mercedes Lackey even write this? Disjointed, uninteresting, flat characters, and really badly edited (worse than some recent self-published ebooks I've suffered through). I'm a big fan of Valdemar and was looking forward to more about Tarma and Kethry; this book was not it. Other goodreads reviewers say next in series reads less like a bunch of jumpy episodes and more like a real novel. On the fence whether I even want to start it, even from a free public library edition. Definitely not top of my "to read" wants.
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