Winds of Fate (Mage Winds Series #1)

Winds of Fate (Mage Winds Series #1)

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by Mercedes Lackey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0886775167

ISBN-13: 2900886775161

Pub. Date: 07/28/1992

Publisher: DAW

Lackey, who has enchanted readers since the publication of her first novel, Arrows of the Queen in 1987, scores another hit with the paperback release of the first book in an exciting new series. High magic had been lost to Valdemar when he gave his life to save his kingdom from destruction by the dark sorceries. Now it falls to Elspeth Herald, heir to the throne, to…  See more details below

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Lackey, who has enchanted readers since the publication of her first novel, Arrows of the Queen in 1987, scores another hit with the paperback release of the first book in an exciting new series. High magic had been lost to Valdemar when he gave his life to save his kingdom from destruction by the dark sorceries. Now it falls to Elspeth Herald, heir to the throne, to take up the challenge and seek a mentor who will awaken her mage abilities.

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ISBN-13:
2900886775161
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
07/28/1992
Series:
Valdemar: Mage Winds Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
464

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Winds of Fate (Mage Winds Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 101 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought all of the early Valdemar books and noticed more typos that usual from the very first book. Unfortunately, each book just seems to be getting worse. This one is almost unreadable. Sometimes I literally can't figure out what a sentence means because of typos and spelling errors, so I have to guess from context or check my paperback copy. Takes all of the fun out of reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I love Mercedes Lackey's books, the publishers should be ashamed of releasing this version of an ebook. It was riddled with typos and misspellings, and the font styles (such as italics used when the person is mindspeaking) would change mid-sentence. I bought all 3 of the Winds of Fate books and By the Sword at the same time and all 4 books had the same problem. It was very obvious that no one bothered to proofread the books when they were converted to a digital format, even a main character's name was misspelled! I may buy Mercedes Lackey's newer books as they are released, but I will not be buying any of her older books, even though I really want them, until there's some indication that the quality has improved dramatically.
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Suzy_S More than 1 year ago
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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