Single dad here...
Is this a trick question? They are different in many ways. The story is the same, but with the print or kindle version, I am stationary in my comfy chair. With the audio version I can go on my daily (10 mile) walk or clean the house, do laundry, driving, etc. Both options are great, but the audio version has more flexibility.
Probably Vanyel.. But his aunt is a very close second.
When Vanyel kills the Frost dragon and realizes he has a calling.
In a world where magic is possible, a young man finds power, love and himself.
I would read it again before the next part.
The female teacher (aunt of the protagonist) is may favorite, because she was very likable. Almost like the aunt you wish you had.
This was a great fantasy and by an author with real knowledge of psychic and magical abilities!
Vanyel. He was the main character and it is his story.
When Vanyel is healed by the Tayledres.
Just beautifully written.
I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath
SOMETIMES BEING ALONE IS A HURT WORSE THEN DYING
Yes, I know, your saying, why would I get a book with a cover done in pastel colors, a horse and a tortured boy on it. The cover alone screams chick lit. The answer is: I have read Lackey before and found her not lacking. I liked The Serpents Shadow and was alright with Take a Thief, Brightly Burning and Owlflight. This is a combination of Chick Lit and Gay Lit. Lackey uses the word Fay to mean Gay. This also follows the same pattern she uses in 95% of her books. The story is about a young tortured soul who is an outcast, but finds peace and understanding in a Magic School.
HE GAVE ME THE KEY TO HIMSELF, HE WANTED ME TO HAVE IT.
I have nothing against the Fay, I just don't have much interest in the coming of age of a Fay. The main character is very melodramatic, you know your typical teenager. He does not know he is gay or even that gayness exist until he goes to this school which seems to be full of the fay. I don't like melodrama in real life and really can't stand it in my novels. It may be true to life, just part of life I try to avoid.
THE HIGH TABLE WAS HIGH
The two main characters
When thanyell got pulled from the river.
Yes I can't spell
This is a great book and well narrated but several of the names were mispronounced I know this because I heard the original which I have and I have heard several of the songs with the character names in it. Minus the mispronunciation its as good as the original.
If you wont the originals email me.
Well, no, but it's great to have an audio version finally.
Vanyel, because he's such a human, flawed hero and his journey is epic.
He did a great job making all the characters' voices distinct.
Great gay role model for teens!
Writer of The Majick Series
Two items - I would have Mercedes Lackey and the editor go back and remove all of the "ly" words. They greatly distracted me and took away from the story. You will see this same statement in the reviews for the other two books.
The other item is the lack of commitment to the homosexual relationship(s). There is nothing wrong with it other than it seems that the author never allowed the characters to evolve beyond the surface of a relationship except in some amped up over dramatic scenes.
Lack of character development (though a better job was accomplished with the following books)
Nothing really. For those who do not read with different character voices, he does a great job at it. I have distinct voices in my head when reading so it was not a huge change for me.
Perhaps... I wouldn't want any known actors since I think it would detract from the story.
The first book was a challenge to get through. I nearly stopped after the first two hours. However, I managed my way through it and it was interesting enough by the end to continue the journey.
This book is more about a gay guy adjusting to his sex than about magic....the last part of the book is the only real part about magic and his struggle.... book is not worth my time.
Narrator is good.
I had read other books by Mercedes Lacky and enjoyed them, but this book disappointed me. The writing was not bad, and the narration was good.
If you want to read more you will have to be spoiled, so scroll down.
The problem that I had with the book was that the main character turns out to be very homosexual. This is not a fatal flaw in a book and I would not tell other people it is terrible or anything, but I did not like reading a book and finding out that the main character who I had grown to like and feel for had feeling that were so foreign form mine and which I don't have any desire to explore. I also don't like reading books in which the characters enjoy feeling pain or where then lust after children or where they have self harm issues among other things.
So all that to say, If you dont want to read a book where the main character is very gay, dont read this one.
Next thing you know they will try to sell us on sparkly vampires.
Nothing in this series/author
Any series but this
All of them