Oathblood

Vows and Honor, Book 3
Narrated by: Christa Lewis
Series: Vows and Honor Series, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
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This exciting anthology includes a new novella featuring Mercedes Lackey's most popular heroines, Tarma (one of the sword-sworn and most feared of all warriors) and Kethry (who wields magic and weapons for the greater good), whose fates are suddenly bound together in blood by the powers that control their destinies. 

Also included in this unique volume is the complete collection of Lackey's short stories about these two brave sisters as they answer the call of their destinies with sword and sorcery.

©1998 Mercedes R. Lackey (P)2019 Tantor
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great interest.

I enjoyed the listen thoroughly . I loved the words of wisdom at the end.

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reruns and bad narration

These are all short stories that are in other anthologies, not new stories as implied. additionally, the narrator pauses in odd places making everything seem stilted. She almost yells for Tarma, and then whispers for Kethry so your sound is extremely hard to get right.

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NOT full novel! Short stories: some are recycled.

Buyer beware: The "chapters" of this book are all short stories. Several were published as book 1 & 2 of the series nearly word for word. And since the audio files for the books were recorded collectively, you are listening to the same audio performance by the narrator. I read the first two books in print years ago and listened to them recently. I was excited to listen to "Book 3," but I feel that I only got 1/2 a book, which is disappointing.

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not what I expected

This contains several stories that are in first 2 books. The novella wasn't that interesting.

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Oath blood: vows and honor, book 3

I have loved Mercedes Lackeys work for a long time. She has created a very rich and detailed world for her hero’s to explore.

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Includes Oathbound and Short Novella

This is not really book 3 in the series but book 1, Oathbound, and the short novella that is the prequel to Oathbound, which tells the story of how Tarma and Kethry first meet.

Buy this set instead of just Oathbound and get both the book and the short novella together. In addition, there is a nice introduction by the author explaining why she invented these two characters.

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Great performance for an old favorite.

Christa Lewis is a great choice for this book. I love the way she narrates the stories and brings the characters to live. Her pronounciation of the characters sounds the most natural to me out of all the readers of the Valdermar series so far. I wish more of the books in the series could be performed by her.

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