With her phenomenal Mage Winds trilogy, bestselling author Mercedes Lackey captivated fans across the country. Now in the first volume of the series sequel, she continues the same storyline, returning readers to a war-torn Valdemar in preparation to confront an ancient Eastern Empire - ruled by a monarch whose magical tactics by be beyond any sorcery known to the western kingdoms.
©1994 Mercedes R. Lackey (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
This is one of my favorite books, you have no idea how happy I am to have it in audiobook! Karral's journey from horse boy to secretary to well where he ends up is a journey I love to take over and over.
I was slightly disappointed in the performance however. The narration is slow. Just enough to frustrate me. Thankfully I listen on audible's app and I was able to increase the speed to 1 and 1/2 speed. This makes all but a few sentences sound normal paced. Those sentences usually being an excited quote. Anyway thanks to this feature I was able to listen and love one of my favorite books.
This was a book I read years ago when first published. I loved the story.
Karal. A young man poised for great things who has normal concerns.
He made an exciting book almost boring!
Get a different narrator!
I love this book and was happy to see it available in Audible but this narrator is horrible! He is so slow that I have had to speed up the narration to 1 1/2 X normal speed in order to listen to it.
I love this story and I love listening to stories read aloud. The parts that were in Karal's head were the best because the reader didn't have to make up stupid voices.
Karal Austreben is an interesting and deep character who has a wonderful 'voice' in the story itself.
Just about ANYONE who could speak at a reasonable pace and who might be willing to read the pronunciation guides that M. Lackey has published in several places. Not to mention someone who had more than three voices for characters that are not horrible.
PLEASE find some better readers for these books. They are some of my favorites and it is horribly disappointing to have them read by people who don't even care enough to learn how to pronounce the names.
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