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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Shannon's Review - Arrow Of The Queen by Mercedes Lackey


Title: Arrows Of The Queen
Series: Valdemar #1
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction
Publisher:  DAW
Release Date: 1987
Pages: 320


Shannon’s Thoughts:

A young girl, Talia,  is a dreamer.  A dreamer that wishes for a life more magical then she has.  She wishes to become a Herald.   Her wish is her calling. She knew she was meant for more important things like saving the Queen with new found powers as a Herald.

If what I read is true this is Mercedes Lackey first published book.  It feels very Young Adult which is not a bad thing, it is just an observation.  The book is enjoyable not too sweet and a good start for a series.

There is one scene that seemed kinda awkwardly put in.  The scene has Talia, now a few years older, talking about getting physical with another herald and using birth control.  It just seemed odd and quickly pushed through the book, and then rushing on with the rest of the book.

I am more a fan of Mercedes Lackey’s Tales Of 500 Kingdoms series.  Arrow Of The Queen is not a bad book nor the best book. You can really tell it is her first book.  I may read the more from the series.  I did like the characters and sometimes I did feel like I was in a nicer version of Game Of Thrones...way nicer.

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1 comment:

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