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Publisher's Summary

No longer the willful novice of Winds of Fate, Princess Herald Elspeth has completed her magical training. She returns to her homeland with her beloved partner, Darkwind. Will they be strong enough to confront the magical evil that is threatening their land?

©1993 Mercedes R. Lackey (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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not impressed with the narrator

Really unfortunate narrator. Like other people have mentioned, the accents were really strange for the characters, and a lot of the names were really mispronounced!

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has annoying errors

The constant changing of "merc" into "mere" was annoying, and completely avoidable. simple, but they didn't even edit it.

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Disappointed

The narrator kept changing from one fake blended vaguely European accent to another and it was extremely distracting. The fact that they didn’t sound like real accents for any country I have been to (and I have been to a lot) made it more distracting. The book was also a bit more violent than I prefer. I normally really like Mercedes Lackey, but not this time.

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Great story, acceptably read

This series is easily one of my favorites from the author. It combines a compelling magical world with just enough of a first-contact story to satisfy my other preference.

The narration is nice, but I submit that it would not have been necessary to read every single OCR mistake without questioning it.

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Strong finish

A very strong finish to a series that had a weak start, at least as far as the narration. Karen White really turned her narrative abilities on this story around between the first book which had me questioning if I could finish the series and the last.

The story its self is the completion of the story of grown up Elspeth, heir. She changed throughout the whole of the trilogy and began to mature. In this book you really see how much as she returns home with her new powers and strange friends and jumps strait into the war that has been threatening her whole life.

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Good story.

Would you listen to Winds of Fury again? Why?

Probably listen again. Interesting enough to re-listen to catch the parts you miss.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Heroine, a person learning her way in life.

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Final book in the trilogy

A great ending to another wonderful trilogy. We follow the dangerous journey of Elspeth, Darkwind, Firesong, and And'esha.

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Another wonderful tale from a favorite author!

I can't begin to count how many times I've read this book, so when I was able to listen to it on audible, it brought me so much joy. Mercedes Lackey has a wonderful way with words. Her characters feel real and when I'm listening or reading one of her books, I feel like I'm in the story. As her characters grow and transcend what is expected of them, I've grown more attached to attached to them than ever - I laugh with them and cry over their sorrows. These books are so full of character and depth that I can't recommend them enough. If you love fantasy, what are you waiting for? Step inside Valdemar and you'll never want to leave.

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love the storyline. narrator did a decent job. must read all 3 to keep track.

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my favorite author and a fantastic reader.

I loved it. I listen to Mercedes Lackey any time I'm driving. Much better than music.