In Wind Rider’s Oath, Bahzell became a wind rider - the first hradani wind rider in history. And, even if Bahzell is the War God’s champion, because the wind riders are the elite of the elite among the Sothoii, Bahzell’s ascension is as likely to stir resentment as respect. What’s more, Baron Tellian’s daughter, the heir to the realm, seems to be thinking that he is the only man - or hradani - for her. Now, War Maid’s Choice continues the story - and things really get complicated.
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“... irresistibly entertaining....” (Publishers Weekly)
“...fun adventure full of noble steeds, fierce female fighters, dark sorcery, serious swordplay, and plenty of tongue-in-cheek banter.” (Locus)
“...when Weber gets down to action, he’s hard to beat... a rollicking adventure that kept me turning the pages.” (SF Review Central)
Hero's over powered never once was i like oh they are in trouble.....
Apparently good and evil in these words are close in power not a chance good is way over power in every fight. I love how he sets up for the battles but common let the good side lose now and again so i don't end up routing for the under powered evil side.
This book satisfies the elevated listener who wants to be both entertained by the action and desires a deeper underlying world story. The worlds epic past and background story plays into the telling of the climatic final battle perfectly. It's another great story by Weber.
Jamie L. Johnson
I found this installment of the series a little slow and somewhat predictable. Bezel is still a great character, Vashon, Burn-doc, and Linana are awesome too the Bad guys are comical and idiotic which guarantee the light will win even if the costs for vitory is high. But this is a good book and worth a listen.
Jay in SoCal
Love this story glad there is a new one kinda sorta. love this serird. just a great world to read about.
I began reading this series with Sword of the South and discovered it was part of a series. I then searched and found number 1 and read them in order. They are all outstanding books, I have thoroughly enjoyed them. I am anxious to see another in the series. The War Gods own, Wind Riders oath, War Maid's Choice helps to answer many of the questions the Sword of the South raised.
This was the perfect ending to one of the best book series I have ever read and brilliantly narrated as well. I can only hope that maybe one day David Weber will find the time to make room for just one more glorious tale in this wonderful series of books. If not well the series was ended absolutely perfectly.
Have you ever been in a meeting at work and felt like it was a waste of time? That's how a good portion of War Maid's Choice feels. You listen in on characters having meetings about doing "important stuff". You listen in on characters listening in on other characters have meetings about doing "important stuff". Unfortunately a lot of that stuff isn't so important, and you get the feeling that these characters just like to hear themselves talk.
This book is similar to other Weber books in that it is more about the planing than the doing. While that's been a minor complaint of mine for the most part, starting with the last book Wind Rider's Oath, it's become increasingly distracting to the point where now I find it difficult to finish War Maid's Choice.
No I haven't finished it yet. I think maybe this because the stakes seem so small. Some people want a canal built while others don't. Yes I know there are larger implications but it really doesn't feel like it.
I've listened to prior books in the series and he does an excellent job as usual. Too many of of the characters sound overly smug and stuck on themselves, but that's the fault of the story not him.
Maybe I'm getting burnt out on Weber's style of writing but I think I'm done with him for now. However if you like this series I can also recommend the Prince Roger series Weber coauthored with John Ringo. Although I'd suggest that you stop at book 3 in that 4 book series as the last book suffers a drop in quality and isn't really needed.
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