Winds of Fury (Mage Winds Series #3)

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Book Three of The Mage Winds trilogy. No longer the willful novice of Winds of Fate, Princess Herald Elspeth has completed her magical training. She returns to her homeland with her beloved partner Darkwind. Will they be strong enough to confront the magical evil that is threatening their land?

Book Three of The Mage Winds trilogy. No longer the willful novice of Winds of Fate, Princess Herald Elspeth has completed her magical training. She returns to her homeland ...

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Overview

Book Three of The Mage Winds trilogy. No longer the willful novice of Winds of Fate, Princess Herald Elspeth has completed her magical training. She returns to her homeland with her beloved partner Darkwind. Will they be strong enough to confront the magical evil that is threatening their land?

Book Three of The Mage Winds trilogy. No longer the willful novice of Winds of Fate, Princess Herald Elspeth has completed her magical training. She returns to her homeland with her beloved partner Darkwind. Will they be strong enough to confront the magical evil which is threatening their land?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780886776121
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/28/1994
  • Series: Valdemar: Mage Winds Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 427
  • Sales rank: 261,710
  • Product dimensions: 4.32 (w) x 6.82 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Mercedes Lackey is a full-time writer and has published numerous novels and works of short fiction, including the best-selling Heralds Of Valdemar series. She is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, artist Larry Dixon, and their flock of parrots. She can be found at mercedeslackey.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2012

    While I love Mercedes Lackey's books, the publishers should be a

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2009

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    An end to the old and a start for new trouble

    Winds of Fury is the last and final book of the Mage winds trilogy by Mercedes Lackey. In this book Elspeth leaves the vale formerly belonging to the Tayledras clan k'Sheyna to travel back to Valdemar. Her departure plans were to go to Firesong's clan and then proceed on to Valdemar. Instead upon departure the whole group is gated to the Forrest of Sorrows were the groups meet the ghosts of Herald Vaynel, his lover, and Vaynel's companion. Vaynel gives them valuable information about the magical barrier around Valdemar among other things. After telling them all he needed to, he sends all to his former home with the warning that the barrier around Valdemar was about to collapse. Elspeth and company arrive in the Ashkevorn manor and must travel to the capital, Haven. Throughout their journey they must endure mage wrought weather and rumors about Elspeth. Once at the capital they are greeted by a great procession and then are immediately lead into a council meeting. Elspeth here renounces her claim to the throne mainly in order to be the first Herald-Mage and fulfill all the duties preceding that occupation. The council agrees and the queen eventually accepts this need.
    After this happens Ancar is spurred into action by the fact that his mage powers could now be unhindered by the magical barrier formerly around Valdemar. Seeing the results of this violence the Valdemaren counterparts evacuate the country where Ancar attacked and send Elspeth and company on a covert operation into Hardon to assassinate Ancar, his teacher Hulda, and their supposedly dead enemy Mornelithe Falconsbane. This team of magical and non magical assassins proceeds to travel through Hardon in the guise of carven performers. They are assisted by an insider who knows all of Falconsbane's innermost thoughts and Need their magical sword. They make it to the capital and execute their plans. The final outcome of this battle determines the ultimate ending of the book.
    Throughout the book Lackey uses many literary devices to add characters and components to the book. One of these devices is personification .Lackey allows gryphon's to exist and talk to everyone and act as foreign ambassadors . Also lackey incorporates huge wolf-like creatures called kyree and the magical sword Need. Finally Lackey uses personification to describe the world of Valdemar and the surrounding countries .Another literary device Lackey uses are similes and metaphors. These are also used to better understand the reactions of people and possibly objects, how they would react to certain situations, what they are feeling, and even what they look like. Another literary device Lackey uses is imagery. While the characters are traveling through the land of Hardon, Lackey does a great job of showing you how maltreated the land has been by its ruler, Ancar. She makes you feel for the people and this land by showing their hardships and depression.
    The best part of this book was the character development. All characters undergo some change throughout the trilogy. Lackey portrays all these changes in a great way. For the main character Elspeth, Lackey shows how her journey to the Tayledras vales matures and how this maturity allows Elspeth to perform tasks that she formerly would not have been able to. Lackey does a good job of incorporating character development in the plot by making a character develop into a key element that ultimately decides the decides the ending of the book. The worst p

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Proof read anyone?

    I am not even a hundred pages in and already am becoming irritated. Whoever transcribed this book to the ebook version is an idiot, or they were drunk. The number of typos is appalling. Some words so completely misspelled that I can't even piece together what it was supposed to be. The previous book in this trilogy had a few annoying typos, but this is a level beyond. Barnes and Noble, I am very disappointed in you for even offering such sketi. At this point I am ready to demand a refund. If you want to read this book buy a real copy, because this version is screwed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2010

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    A Satisfying Conclusion to the Trilogy

    Winds of Fury is the third book in the Mage Winds trilogy, so you'd at least want to go read the first two books, starting with Winds of Fate first and I'd also recommend you first read the trilogy that starts with Arrows of the Queen. I liken the Valdemar series to good comfort food. No, this isn't very literary in quality, but I find myself rereading the series every few years, because I like the characters and the world Lackey created. I don't think this trilogy has quite the same verve as the original Arrows of the Queen trilogy, and isn't as moving as the trilogy with Vanyel that starts with Magic's Pawn. So if you're new to Lackey or the Valdemar series, go read the other books first. But if you've read the other books in this series and trilogy, I think you won't find this conclusion to the trilogy involving Elspeth disappointing. Go then and let yourself enjoy some times with old friends.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2002

    Valdemar will remain a changed land!

    This was a great way to end the series. Valdemar itself is changed, and for the better. I really enjoyed reading this book, and I felt for the characters. Need is funny, I need not say more. She is who she is and has a dry sense of humor. I found myself laughing out loud when Firesong was mad at Vanyel...it makes me want to laugh as I write this. A great read and I would think that if you read Winds of Fate and Winds of Change, then you will probably read this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 31, 2011

    Elspeth returns home.

    Magic ,Good versus Evil , Love , Romance ,Magical Creatures this book has them all.I will be reading more of her books.

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  • Posted April 27, 2009

    Another winner

    I love this series. This is a great conclusion that leaves the door open for the next set, but it still leaves the reader satisfied at the end. I actually read the next series first, and I would recommend reading this series first as it explains a lot that happens in the next go round. Lovely writing style and great characters make Mercedes Lackey one of my all-time favorite writers!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2000

    Good

    This book was good, and the characters were strong. The plot was not as complex as it could have been, like in Lackey's other novels. It ends wrapping up the personal lives of Elspeth and Darkwind, in terms of theirrelationship, but it also leaves plenty to write about with the ending hinting at the Eastern Empire invading and something even worse. All in all, it was a fairly good book.

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