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)
A good David Weber book with lots of battles with detailed blood and guts scenes. A game of thrones kinda story. Everyone, maybe a few too many, are double and triple crossing everyone. At times i thought it a bit too much. Otherwise, a well told story and the narrator did a good job. If you like action books, you will probably like this.
Yes, starting the 3rd in this series now.
Rarely do I stop in the middle of a book but i couldn't get though this one. I have the rest of the series and several other books by David Weber so I bought this one thinking it would be just as good. I listen while I drive and this is one where my mined just kept wondering off. My mind would just wonder off on all the small trivial things your mind takes you to when your bored and I would miss whole chapters, rewind and miss it again. After several stops starts and books in between I gave up.
Say something about yourself!
I have mixed feelings about this book. It wraps up some questions very well, but leaves some things open ended, so it's hard to tell if this truly the end of Bahzell's story or if there will be another book. I do know the recent Sword of the South takes place in the same universe but I don't know if Bahzell is in it. Overall, I'm pleased with this addition to the series.
Pros: As always Nick Sullivan's voice is wonderful. I like that Mr. Weber had the timeline take place 6 years later, just like it took about 6 years for him to write the book. It gave the relationships between characters and races time to change and grow. Some parts made me tear up for both good and bad reasons, but I don't want to include any spoilers.
Cons: The book dragged in parts and seemed rushed in others. It was an odd combination. This book was definitely longer then the other three and if he was trying to make it longer, I would have preferred the time be spend on more character interactions or battle descriptions instead of scenery descriptions or parts that I completely forgot because nothing happened.
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.
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