Posts Categorized: Epic Low Fantasy

Review: Winds of Fate (Mage Winds #1, Valdemar #10) by Mercedes Lackey

Review: Winds of Fate (Mage Winds #1, Valdemar #10) by Mercedes Lackey

This is it. The book that started it all. The beginning of my Mercedes Lackey habit and my Fantasy journey. For me, Everything Valdemar begins with Elspeth. From my review of By the Sword: I first met Mercedes Lackey while browsing the stacks at the public library in my home… Read more »

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Review: By The Sword (Valdemar #9) by Mercedes Lackey

Review: By The Sword (Valdemar #9) by Mercedes Lackey

*Please Note: By the Sword is a stand alone book that can be read out of the Valdemar Universe publication order. By the Sword IS #9 in the Valdemar universe, however, so there is a great deal of history and definitions that are from previous works in series universe. How… Read more »

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Review: The Duke’s Ballad (Witch World #31: The Estcarp Cycle #10) by Andre Norton

Review: The Duke’s Ballad (Witch World #31: The Estcarp Cycle #10) by Andre Norton

*Note* This review has spoilers for Ciara’s Song. I suggest you read Ciara’s Song before reading this review. It’s no secret: I’m a huge Andre Norton fan. I’ve really enjoyed all of her works that I’ve read but my biggest Andre Norton obsession is her Witch World series. I have… Read more »

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Review: Joust (Dragon Jousters #1) by Mercedes Lackey

Review: Joust (Dragon Jousters #1) by Mercedes Lackey

Joust, the first book in Mercedes Lackey’s Dragon Jousters series, is a wonderfully rich re-imagining of ancient Egypt. The story follows a young serf, Vetch, as he slowly gains agency. Vetch is an Altan serf. He became a serf when Alta lost a major war with their neighbor Tia. Vetch’s… Read more »

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Review: Assassin’s Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy #1) by Robin Hobb *Spoilers*

Review: Assassin’s Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy #1) by Robin Hobb *Spoilers*

This is another book I am having a hard time reviewing. There is a lot I like about this book. Fitz is a very engrossing character and the magical skills that he has are extremely interesting. Hobb seems to focus mainly on character development in this book. The book revolves… Read more »

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The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

“Another world is colliding with this one,” said the toad. “All the monsters are coming back.” “Why?” said Tiffany. “There’s no one to stop them.” There was silence for a moment. Then Tiffany said, “There’s me.” Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching, a young… Read more »

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Review: If I Pay Thee Not in Gold by Piers Anthony and Mercedes Lackey

Review: If I Pay Thee Not in Gold by Piers Anthony and Mercedes Lackey

This book…is pretty bad. On all accounts. The humor is not really there. The world-building is close to non-existent and the attitudes toward women is…disgusting. Its hard to imagine that two best selling novelists managed to put out this dreck and not have mud all over their faces. Mazonia is… Read more »

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