War Maid's Choice (War God Series #4)

War Maid's Choice (War God Series #4)

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by David Weber
     
 

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In Wind Rider’s Oath, Bahzell became a wind rider—the first hradani wind rider in history. And, even if Bahzell is the War God’s champion, because the wind riders are the elite of the elite among the Sothoii, Bahzell’s ascension is as likely to stir resentment as respect. What’s more, Baron Tellian’s daughter, the heir to

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In Wind Rider’s Oath, Bahzell became a wind rider—the first hradani wind rider in history. And, even if Bahzell is the War God’s champion, because the wind riders are the elite of the elite among the Sothoii, Bahzell’s ascension is as likely to stir resentment as respect. What’s more, Baron Tellian’s daughter, the heir to the realm, seems to be thinking that he is the only man—or hradani—for her. Now, War Maid’s Choice continues the story—and things really get complicated.

“. . . irresistibly entertaining. . . .” —Publishers Weekly

“. . . fun adventure full of noble steeds, fierce female fighters, dark sorcery, serious swordplay, and plenty of tongue-in-cheek banter.” —Locus

“. . . when Weber gets down to action, he’s hard to beat . . . a rollicking adventure that kept me turning the pages.” —SF Review Central

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Publishers Weekly
Weber returns to the fantasy realm of Norfressa and his barbarian hero Bahzell Bahnakson (last seen in 2004’s Wind Rider’s Oath) with an intricately plotted (albeit formulaic) story that sees the endearing hradani giant transition into a new stage of his life. The friendship between Bahnakson, a legendary champion of the god of war and Tellian Bowmaster, a powerful Sothoii nobleman, has gone a long way in ending the bitter hatred between the two traditional enemies. In fact, an ambitious canal project connecting the human city of Derm with the hradani city of Hurgrum is almost complete. There are factions, however, that will do anything to destroy this union. With assassins lurking and a campaign against a growing ghoul threat in full swing, Bahzell is faced with an unexpected challenge: marriage! Weber’s impressive realm-building skills are in top form, but fans of his previous Bahzell novels may find the pacing a bit sluggish and the plot twists not exactly unexpected. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451638356
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
07/03/2012
Series:
War God Series, #4
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.27(d)

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Meet the Author

With over 7 million copies of his books in print and seventeen titles on the New York Times bestseller list, David Weber is the science fiction publishing phenomenon of the new millennium. In the hugely popular Honor Harrington series, the spirit of C.S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower and Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander lives on—into the galactic future. Books in the Honor Harrington and Honoverse series have appeared on fourteen best seller lists, including those of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA TODAY. While Weber is best known for his spirited, modern-minded space operas, he is also the creator of the Oath of Swords fantasy series and the Dahak science fiction saga. Weber has also engaged in a steady stream of bestselling collaborations, including his Starfire series with Steve White, which produced the New York Times bestseller The Shiva Option among others. Weber’s collaboration with alternate history master Eric Flint led to the bestselling 1634: The Baltic War, and his planetary adventure novels with military science fiction ace and multiple national bestseller John Ringo includes the blockbusters March to the Stars and We Few. Finally, Weber’s teaming with Linda Evans produced the bestselling Multiverse series. David Weber makes his home in South Carolina with his wife and children.

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War Maid's Choice 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Talathiel More than 1 year ago
This 4th offering in the series, while a good read... Seems rushed and the gaping holes in the "Romance" and Canal plots will leave you scratching your head. There's a significant time-skip with hardly any information on what happened during those missing years; its a dizzying departure from the other books in the series which happen shortly after each other. After waiting YEARS for this book to come out, I must confess to a measure of disappointment in the overall quality of this novel. The overall taste and feel of the book is of an author busy with another series and not enough time to properly write for a second one. I'd have rather waited a few more years to see this novel done right than what was published.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Amazing book! Lots of intrigue, battles gods and lock butt female leading characters!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rather then telling the story of the heroes, Weber has chosen to tell the history of how the peices all moved on the board. Well over half of the book is spent with the villians of the peice drawing out their master plan to bring down the heroes. The book has a very large cast of characters that tell the history from their point of view - all too often with the pedantic voice of a history professor who does not realize most people do not share their interest in every detail of every motivation felt or witnessed by a particular historical figure. Frequent jumps from character to character make it difficult to identify with any of the heroes of the peice or the situation the find themselves in, as the book lingers lovingly only on the mastermind villain of the peice. Brandark is almost entirely absent from these pages, present only by convience and almost as an aside. Even the battle scenes, once Webers greatest strength as an author, suffer from this flitting from character to character. As a result, the battles feel almost truncated. The rich and vivid imagery is still present, but is so fractured by the changes of character that it is almost impossible to lose yourself in the battle unfolding. Sadly, this has been the overall direction of Webers writing. I miss terribly the voices of Bhazell and Brandark, of their reactions to the situations they encounter, with only an occasional interlude to show something new is being thrown at them. Instead there are the voices of all the movers and shakers, the voices of messengers and assassins, the three page voices of supporting players, to clutter up the story and drown out the voices of best friends sharing a difficult journey that will shape their world.
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cbmech More than 1 year ago
Quite often a writer looses the story after the third book but David Weber never seems to. As usual a great read.
mikentexas More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of David Weber's writings, primarily through the honor Harrington series. This does not pretend to be at the same level. I found the title to be mildly related to the actual story and the long gap between the last book and this left me wondering what had happened in the interim. A few pages devoted to that would be helpful. In any case, it was a good read for a winter's evening in front of the fire.
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