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[review] Arrows of the Queen (The Heralds of Valdemar, book 1) by Mercedes Lackey
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James Nicoll
2021-05-25 14:06:11 UTC
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Arrows of the Queen (The Heralds of Valdemar, book 1) by Mercedes Lackey

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Richard Hershberger
2021-05-26 16:21:38 UTC
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Arrows of the Queen (The Heralds of Valdemar, book 1) by Mercedes Lackey
https://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/destinys-child
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This inspired me to download it after not having read it in about a quarter century. This wasn't for myself. My thought was that I might get a paper copy for my eleven-year-old who is into horses. I remembered that the writing was rough. I hadn't remembered, or more likely hadn't appreciated at the time, that the writing is horrifically bad. I'm not sure, however, how or if this affects the decision about getting it for the kid.

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Ted Nolan <tednolan>
2021-05-26 16:27:03 UTC
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Arrows of the Queen (The Heralds of Valdemar, book 1) by Mercedes Lackey
https://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/destinys-child
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This inspired me to download it after not having read it in about a
quarter century. This wasn't for myself. My thought was that I might
get a paper copy for my eleven-year-old who is into horses. I
remembered that the writing was rough. I hadn't remembered, or more
likely hadn't appreciated at the time, that the writing is horrifically
bad. I'm not sure, however, how or if this affects the decision about
getting it for the kid.
Kind of unfortunate for her that "Voldemort" has become such a well known word.
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Robert Carnegie
2021-05-26 18:50:01 UTC
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Arrows of the Queen (The Heralds of Valdemar, book 1) by Mercedes Lackey
https://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/destinys-child
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This inspired me to download it after not having read it in about a
quarter century. This wasn't for myself. My thought was that I might
get a paper copy for my eleven-year-old who is into horses. I
remembered that the writing was rough. I hadn't remembered, or more
likely hadn't appreciated at the time, that the writing is horrifically
bad. I'm not sure, however, how or if this affects the decision about
getting it for the kid.
Kind of unfortunate for her that "Voldemort" has become such a well known word.
Well... Valdemar actually is a forename.
Google puts Mercedes Lackey top, though.

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldemar> :
"Waldemar, Valdemar or Woldemar is an
Old High German given name. It consists of
the elements wald- "power", "brightness" and
-mar "fame". It is considered the equivalent of
the Slavic name Vladimir, Volodymyr, Uladzimir
or Włodzimierz."

Andrew McDowell
2021-05-26 18:14:44 UTC
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Arrows of the Queen (The Heralds of Valdemar, book 1) by Mercedes Lackey
https://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/destinys-child
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My tor pieces at https://www.tor.com/author/james-davis-nicoll/
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This inspired me to download it after not having read it in about a quarter century. This wasn't for myself. My thought was that I might get a paper copy for my eleven-year-old who is into horses. I remembered that the writing was rough. I hadn't remembered, or more likely hadn't appreciated at the time, that the writing is horrifically bad. I'm not sure, however, how or if this affects the decision about getting it for the kid.
Richard Hershberger
I find the Herald-Mage series (Magic's Pawn...) to be something of a guilty pleasure. Would I find Arrows of the Queen etc. noticeably worse writing?
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