(EBOOK / PDF) [Winds of Fury] By Mercedes Lackey
Winds of Fury is the last book in THE MAGE WINDS trilogy The villain trying to destroy a native tribe has been captured by the villain trying to destroy the city of Valdemar Will they team up Our heroine Elspeth uses all of her resources human and magical and gathers her team to leave Valdemar and trek the distance to the city where all three main villains reside to kill them and end the reign of human magical and environmental destructionMercedes Lackey needed an editor so badly one who was strong enough to care about the roduct hishertheir New Cutting Edge Elementary Students' Book publisher was selling There were issues with continuity anderspective For instance in chapter 8 Darkwind and "firesong know that ancar has been using magic " know that Ancar has been using magic Meditation Express: Stress Relief in 60 Seconds Flat protecting himself There s no reason they would know what Ancar is doing Chapter 9 opens with Falconsbane standing in the open window hair whipping around but inrevious chapters the shutters were closed and absolutely forbidden from being opened Small otatoes in the grand scheme I supposeLackey would get in a attern of doing the same annoying thing repeatedly She used the word bitch about 20 times in the first chapter and then stops In one four age section she had five winks some of them simultaneously I
remember in the span of a few ages she wrote something like it would take a in the span of a few Communicating With Animals : The Spiritual Connection Between People and Animals pages she wrote something like it would take a like stronger or coldererson than character to do a thing three or four times Where did these writer tics come from and why didn t an discerning editor noticeThe writing was never amazing in any of the books but it was embarrassingly oor in Winds of Fury Amateur mistakes like two royal twins would set my hackles up I refuse to forgive a narrator who allows a writer to use a big word
And Then Define It In then define it in next sentence For example And Falconsbane was capricious He could change his mind at any time Although Lackey thanks her entire ublishing and editing team at the end of my copy of the Winds of Fury I steamed over blatant garbage errors like this one But the birds had human eyes eyes as black as night but spangled with stars So not human eyes at all rightMy main beef with Winds of Fury was the sexual content It started with Lackey s use of the word leasure It could describe damn near anything from smiling to raping a slave having consensual sex to a villain being waited on by endless servants One instance made me wonder if Lackey even thought about what she was writing at the first they had tried to force one of the women contortionists to give them leasure The words she s looking for are rape or sexual assault Rape isn t about Our Fake Relationship pleasure it s abouto. Valdemar is once again in The Blitzkrieg Legend peril threatened by Ancar of Hardorn who has long sought to seize control of the kindgom by any means at his commandYet this time Ancar may well achieve his goal for by harnessing theower of Mornelithe Falconsbane the Dark Adept he has set into motion a magical str. Wer and the fact that Lackey erverted the word Ad Astra pleasure so greatly infuriated me After a while the word started to sicken me the way someeople feel a deep aversion to the word moist Although there were some great lot oints such as Elsepth s ring and Darkwind s feather and discovering An desha I was distracted to ieces by Lackey s insistence on inserting sex or sexual assault into everything As Elspeth s team travel for their suicidal mission they make sure the couples fit in regular sexual activity Also Firesong s focus is not on their objective but how long he s been celibate and wonders if it is appropriate to have sex with his friend s husbandEven characters with histories of being
sexually assaulted vigorously jump into hysical relationships as a way to get over assaulted vigorously jump into Sport Social Work: Promoting the Functioning and Well-Being of College and Professional Athletes physical relationships as a way to get over rapes and Lackey has a history of writing that line of reasoning We saw it in Arrow s Fall I was left feeling rather gross and none of the sexual situations in Winds of Fury served as an actuallot Modern Art Death of a Culture pointThe villains constantly use seduction there s another word I wanted to light on fire to get their way Imagine What if I get A to seduce B or maybe B will seduce A first and then they ll both be seduced Or I could hire a boy with a reputably bigenis to seduce C and then when he s done he can seduce me GAG SO MUCH GAGThis was the first Valdemar book that I was extremely disappointed in I m not sure if Lackey was getting famous and the books just kept coming without regard to uality or if some The Lost Library: The Autobiography of a Culture poorublishing employee was too afraid to make comments to an author bringing in loads of money But I do know I m ready to move Das Unbewusste vom Standpunkt der Physiologie und Descendenztheorie past THE MAGE WINDS trilogy and hope Lackey grew to be a conscientious writer from one year to the nextThis review was originallyublished at Grab the Lapels Mercedes Lackey s third book of the Mage Wind s series was a satisfying conclusion I like the way Mercedes builds a main character s journey through these Valdemar trilogy sets Elspeth was a great character to get to know and watch grow in some ways Some of the story resolutions were "RUSHED AND OTHER PIECES A LITTLE " and other Ibn Saud: The Desert Warrior Who Created the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia pieces a little out but overall I enjoyed many of these characters Knowing her writing style I doubt I ll see them much in other books except as auxillary characters which is a shame because I d like to witness their further development 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 ueen I liken the Valdemar series to good Ike against Valdemar the like of which hasn't been attempted in than five hundred years not since Vanyel the last Herald Mage shielded the kingdom from attack by the deadliest of sorceriesAnd with Valdemar's ancient spell generatedrotections finally breaking down ueen Selenay Herald Princes. Omfort food No this isn t very literary in uality 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 uite the same verve as the original Arrows of the ueen 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 Winds of Fury is the third book in the Mage Winds trilogy and is not only a
but also creative and interesting conclusion Mercedes has created the fabulous world of Valdemar It is chock full of Magicmysteryromancesuspense One of the best fantasy series I ve ever read 35 stars The conclusion of the Mage Winds trilogy was retty redictable and had a little adding than it needed which dragged the acing in laces Aside from the book starting back in the Vale when the last book ended in the Forest of Sorrows and the appearance of view spoilerVanyel and Stefen albeit in spirit form and that alone made it worth it to get to this oint hide spoiler Everyone in this book is a BAMF Some minor complaints but excellent on the whole The first book had Elspeth the Heir The second book had Elspeth the Brat The third book has Elspeth the Herald or as I like to think Elspeth the being heir no longer fits in with my life goals even thought I m not sure what those are yet As you can tell Elspeth is not my favorite character It was asatisfying but also
bit interesting seeing the reaction in Haven to the exotic eople both human and non human thatinteresting seeing the reaction in Haven to the exotic eople both human and non human that returns with But I end up feeling disappointed about how Lackey wrote Skif in these three books and not over impressed by the Hawksbrothers Enough with the introspection Give me action Finally the big conclusion to the whole AncarFalconsbane arc We get some very good revenge some epic airings and best of all this leads into the next set of books which I skipped and read out of order haha This feels like a kind of bridging series after a while Mercedes writing becomes olished and distinct and you get elements in this one I will freely admit that the Owlmage books are my favorite series and this series lays down some of the foundations for themAnother great Valdemar series although I feel a little worn down by them at the moment Still not sure if I want to read anything else though I m a bit stuck Five stars. S Elspeth and their eople could soon be left defenseless against an enemy armed with spells no one in Valdemar has the knowledge to withstandBut as the long dormant magic of Valdemar begins to awaken Elspeth finds that he too has a mysterious ally a Love is Murder powerful spirit from the long forgottena.