Warsworn [NOOK Book]

Overview


Lara is the Warprize

A powerful healer, she has sworn an oath of loyalty to Keir the Warlord, and his people. Now the Warlord and his chosen mate face enemies within the tribe and danger lurks on every hand as they journey toward Keir's homeland.

When they reach a village marked with the warnings of the plague, Keir forbids Lara to heal the sick, commanding that she not ...
See more details below
Warsworn

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$7.99
BN.com price

Overview


Lara is the Warprize

A powerful healer, she has sworn an oath of loyalty to Keir the Warlord, and his people. Now the Warlord and his chosen mate face enemies within the tribe and danger lurks on every hand as they journey toward Keir's homeland.

When they reach a village marked with the warnings of the plague, Keir forbids Lara to heal the sick, commanding that she not risk her own life. But both Lara and Kier are strong of will and neither will bend easily, even for love; and when Lara disobeys, she pays the price: both she and Kier are plague-struck... and so is their entire encampment.

In the midst of the dying, Iften, a rival warrior, gathers his followers and challenges Keir for the right to rule their tribe. If Keir, weakened by the sickness, loses -- he dies.

And so does Lara.

To save her love, her life, and her adopted people, Lara must find a cure for the plague -- and fully embrace her sworn role as Warprize to her Warlord.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.


Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Keir is a hero to savor."--nationally bestselling author Claire Delacroix

"Vaughan's brawny barbarian romance re-creates the delicious feeling of adventure and the thrill of exploring mysterious cultures created by Robert E. Howard in his Conan books and makes for a satisfying escapist read with its enjoyable romance between a plucky, near-naked heroine and a truly heroic hero."--Booklist on Warprize

"The most entertaining book I've read all year."--All About Romance on Warprize

"Warprize is simply mesmerizing. The story is told flawlessly... Keir is a breathtaking hero; you will never look at a warlord the same way again."--ParaNormal Romance Reviews on Warprize

"Ms. Vaughan has written a wonderful fantasy introducing two memorable characters. The story is well-written and fast paced. Run to the bookstore and pick up this debut novel by Elizabeth Vaughan. You won't be disappointed by the touching relationship that grows between the Warlord and his Warprize."--A Romance Review on Warprize

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429915083
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 96,737
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Elizabeth A. Vaughan is an author. Her first novel, Warprize, brought her critical acclaim. Its sequel, Warsworn, continues the story of Lara and Keir. She's owned by four cats, and lives in Ohio.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 37 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(22)

4 Star

(8)

3 Star

(5)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(2)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 37 Customer Reviews
  • Posted February 17, 2014

    Lovely Fantasy Romance! I love the world Ms. Vaughan has create

    Lovely Fantasy Romance!

    I love the world Ms. Vaughan has created. The scenes with Lara teaching Keir about chess and how it spreads throughout the camp and grows into a massive chess tournament are hysterical! I really got a kick out of those scenes.

    Keir still knocks my socks off. He is one sexy and sometimes very stubborn man who loves Lara completely. And Lara is an amazing heroine, amazing not because she’s a warrior or tough (she’s actually pretty weak compared to the other women), but because of her dedication to her craft.

    I was saddened that some of the characters didn’t make it, especially since I enjoyed them so much. And I’ve decided that I truly hate Iften! But Lara’s curse on Iften’s manhood is truly one of the best curses I’ve ever heard, and I’m looking forward to when he finally gets what he deserves.

    This good is a good continuation to WARPRIZE and the way it ended ensures that I’ll read WARLORD.

    Focused. Strong. True.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Loved!

    Couldn't put the book down!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2011

    Okay

    Warprize got me hooked. This was an okay follow up. I still read the whole series however because i had to know how it ended.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2011

    Another excellant book!

    Another wonderful book; a favorite in my collection! I love the characters and felt truly engaged in the action.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 3, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Very Much Surprized

    I thought the first book was good. Well, this book was even better. I loved every bit of it. The ups and downs. It's a tear jerker. I sobbed like a baby at least twice.<BR/><BR/>Vaughan has created a wonderful fantasy romance novel/series. Her creativity of the two very diverse cultures (Xyians and Firelanders) are done excellently. She takes the reader on a journey that is intense, dramatic and very emotional. The main characters and secondary characters are all enjoyable. They all have different personalities that all kind of fit in place and enhance each other as well as the plot.<BR/><BR/>Great job Ms. Vaughan. I am so loving these books.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2007

    Wonderful book!

    I don't give out 5 stars easily! This is book #2 in triology. So well written. What a love story. Couldn't put it down. Love how the author didn't focus on 'the romance.' Many other characters involved and they in no way detract, but contribute.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2006

    Elizabeth Vaughan continues to enchant

    Warsworn continues the adventures of Xylara and Keir, two people in love from two vastly different cultures. Keir claimed Xylara as his Warprize and in this instalment an unseen enemy called the 'plague' stalls their return to the Heart of the Firelands for Xylara to be proclaimed Keir's Warprize. This unseen enemy is causing havoc and chaos, as the Firelanders have never been exposed to an illness like this. It is causing death at a rapid rate and alliances are tested as foes to Keir and Zylara's ambitious plans are stepping up their cause to see that this Warprize is not claimed. In this novel Elizabeth Vaughan continues to enchant the readers with two diverse cultures. Xylara is now Queen in her homeland but offering herself as a Warprize in the hopes that these two cultures can combine their resources improving both ways of life. Even though this book held a majority of sadness to it, Elizabeth added smatterings of humorous moments before and during as Warriors were covering themselves in blood moss, a weed that holds incredible healing abilities, or when Marcus and Keir were fussing over Xylara as they outfitted her in mismatch pieces of armour as protection against the unseen enemy. With death and chaos all around them Xylara must make tough decisions as she tries to save the lives of thousands. People begin to fear Xylara as her antagonists work against her and her healing abilities putting valued friendships to the test. The love and power between these two characters was just as strong as it was in the first novel redefining their love and appreciation for each other as it became stronger in the face of tragedy. Warsworn is the second novel in part of a trilogy. Do I feel that as a reader you need to read the first novel? In a word yes! Mind you, you are kept abreast of the first novel with recaps and mentioning of characters and how they came to be. But to really enjoy this novel and grasp the sadness reading Warprize will provide a better understanding of these two worlds that Elizabeth Vaughan has masterfully crafted. Being the second in the series it also sets it up for the finale and conclusion in Warlord. Warsworn left me with some questions, subtle and underlying in Warsworn, but questions nonetheless.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2006

    Trite

    I am saddened that these books have made Elizabeth Vaughn a best-seller. It truly gives me a poor impression of the readers who have ranked this book so high. It is an insult to both romance and epic-fantasy. It is filled with cliches so classic that I am sure she wrote it off the top of her head in a couple of hours. In the beginning of the book Ms.Vaughn states that she thanks her proof-readers for catching so many of her mistakes. I think they gave up after the first chapter. I can only wonder at the reviewer who said that the characters were realistic. How shallow can one be? The quality of the romantic scenes left me rather cold. I am disheartened that this book was published. The literary quality for adult novels has disentergrated much like the minds of the readers.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2006

    Awful

    I really looked forward to this book. I loved the first one, despite all the grammar mistakes. Keir was complex, and Lara was delightful and believable, and her conflicts real. In this one she's turned into a spoiled brat. She seems ten years younger than in Warprize. Keir has turned boring, making dull speeches and one stupid decision after another. All the interesting supporting characters had blended into one type, and everybody except the sneering bad guy loves Lara even when she whines and pouts on and on at the beginning. Then, after she teaches the plains riders about infection, she behaves with unbelievable stupidity. She whines and throws temper tantrums until she's allowed to go into a plague town, where she can do no good. Then, instead of quarantining herself, she brings the infection straight back. When the cliche Evil Priests come, angry, I was on THEIR side. That, added to the total lack of editing, made it so disappointing I gave my copy to the Goodwill, and wished I'd not wasted my money. What awkward writing! The wit and verve of the first one had turned arch and coy, as if she didn't know what to do with a married couple now that the courting is over. Bad grammar, spelling mistakes on just about every page. It felt like the author was forced to write it in a weekend and they rushed it as is into print. Elizabeth Vaughn showed so much talent in the first one! Her publishers do her no service letting out a book that has no polishing whatsoever.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2006

    Worthy Continuation of Epic Fantasy Romance

    Warprize was a tremendous feat for a first-time novelist, a vivid fantasy novel that detailed and contrasted the customs and world-views of two distinct cultures and started the fire of an epic romantic relationship between a Warlord that was much more than just brawn and a strong-willed princess. Elizabeth Vaughan shows she has the writing talent to extend and expand on this great beginning, with a sequel that has increasing amounts of passion, compassion, intrigue, understanding, and commitment. Whether it be narrative description, dialogue, fight-scenes, or gut-wrenching scenes of despair, Elizabeth Vaughan conveys her story with a flow of words that are beautiful, exciting, and real. She already has a tremendous legion of fans and this captivating continuation of the saga of Lara and Keir will only increase their numbers and their devotion, and rightfully so. A fantastic sequel and an amazingly well-written book. Heyla! Thank you, Daughter of Xy. Donald J. Bingle, fantasy gamer, writer, and fan.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted December 9, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    terrific entry in what so far has been a great trilogy

    Xylara, the WARPRIZE and Keir, the Warlord are escorted by thousands of ¿Firelander¿ soldiers who travel to the Heart of the Plains for a ceremony to confirm Lara's status. When they reach the walled village of Wellspring, they find the sign of the plague. Unable to stay out as a Master Healer, Lara enters to help those suffering inside while the soldiers wait nearby.----- However, the plague escapes the quarantined village Wellspring spreading amongst Keir¿s warriors. Iften the Second, who believes he is the worthy warrior who should be the Warlord, sees an opportunity. He challenges Keir, not fully healed, to determine who will lead their people in a battle to the death. Iften plans to eliminate the Warprize once he dispatches the warlord, but others have additional termination plans for moving up the ranks.----- The second War tale (see WARPRIZE) is a terrific entry in what so far has been a great trilogy. Lara as a healer cannot stop herself from helping the beleaguered villagers of Wellspring, who to keep the Warlord out of their plagued city shoot arrows at the feet of the warriors. Her good intentions prove costly as the plague leaves the city and enters the nearby military encampment. The Warprize¿s endeavor makes for a strong action-packed yet philosophical fantasy that will keep readers on the edge of their seats throughout while afterward pondering the question of medical care during a quarantined lethal epidemic (think of the flu issue).----- Harriet Klausner

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2005

    This will win a lot of awards.

    Our tale begins where the first book, 'Warprize', left off. Lara, the Warprize, and Keir, the Warlord, are traveling to the Heart of the Plains so that Lara's status may be confirmed in a ceremony. The two have thousands of warriors accompanying them. However, they come to a city with its gates closed and the symbol for plague is upon the gates. Being a Master Healer, Lara goes inside to help the victims. ................................ Soon the plague spreads throughout the warrior encampment. In the midst of the sick and dying, Iften, a rival warrior, gathers his followers and challenges Keir for the right to rule their tribe. Keir is still weak from his recent sickness. If Keir loses, he will not be the only one Iften will see dead quickly. ............................... ***** Mark my words: This trilogy will win massive awards! There is no doubt in my mind that this trilogy is one of the best I have ever read! You do not have to read the first novel to understand and enjoy this one however, you will not enjoy this episode nearly as much unless you do. Each character, even the secondary ones, has their own strong personality. I could not help but get close to them. They are so well developed that I kept forgetting they are not real people. Author Elizabeth Vaughan has won me as a fan and I eagerly await the third book (WARLORD). An outstanding accomplishment from an author that is quickly making her name well known! *****

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 37 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)