Author Topic: Mercedes Lackey  (Read 87448 times)

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Re: Mercades Lackey
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2007, 06:50:32 pm »
Forgot to say, my favorite trilogy of Lackey's is the Black Gryphon books, even though the third one was weak, I loved reading about the living history of how the ancient mage wars happened.
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« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2007, 11:52:30 am »
Those where the ones that started me on the series. I love them greatly.

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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2007, 12:11:31 pm »
I LOVE Misty Lackey! It's her fault that I became the reader that I am! I picked up two of her books on a trip to Tennessee when I was in middle school - Burning Water of the Diana Tregarde series and Magic's Pawn of the Last Herald-Mage trilogy. The Last Herald-Mage still remains one of my favorite series' of all time. Every time I reread the series it hits me and reminds me of why I love her books. I have probably 75% of her books, which is a lot. :P I haven't liked her more recent ones - ie, the first book of Obsidion trilogy was...not good imo, though I'm planning on giving it another shot. But I am looking forward to her next Bedlam's Bard book that's due out this month! I love Eric Banyon! :D
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Re: Mercades Lackey
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2007, 12:15:59 pm »
I love the CD Shadow Stalker. I was listening to it the other day and it made me reread Magic's Price

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Re: Mercades Lackey
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2007, 01:47:12 pm »
I haven't liked her more recent ones - ie, the first book of Obsidion trilogy was...not good imo, though I'm planning on giving it another shot.

   Oh man, I was so ticked off that I paid for that book in hardcover!  I HATED how absolutely stupid the main character was, it was like he was trying for it!  There's a line between "inexperienced" and "total moron".  :P
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« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2007, 01:49:40 pm »
yup, that one was pretty painful to read. I think if Misty had just written it herself and not let James Mallory (or whoever) co-write it with her, it would have been MUCH better.

I've almost bought a few of her CD's, Zealith! How are they?
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Re: Mercades Lackey
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2007, 04:34:54 pm »
I've been less than pleased with the co-authors thing with Lackey.  There's FAR too much repetition, and is it just me, or do the editors not bother with catching common mis-spellings and such lately?  I noticed it with the Elvenborn books too (and really bad in the last one).  I know it doesn't have to be like that, because in "Good Omens" (Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett) I had trouble telling where one author started and the other left off at times, and there was no "Oh I was just thinking this last chapter, but now I'm thinking it again in just a slightly different fashion".  :P
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Re: Mercades Lackey
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2007, 01:48:17 pm »
I really like her music, I put it on when I'm drawing or working on puzzles, and I just start singing along! I want more, but I don't know any place to buy them except online.

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Re: Mercades Lackey
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2007, 07:37:44 pm »
I've been reading Lackey since the first Arrows book, my copy may be first edition, so I hardly know where to start on all the things y'all have addressed here.  I really like the music too, have you seen the album of Misty singing her own music?  Her take on 'it was a dark & stormy night' is even more fun than the one sung in character in Harpers Heralds & Havoc.

The Firebringer trilogy is by Merideth PEARCE, not Pierce.
 
Misty is also guilty of inadequate proofreading/editing.  In one of the Tarma & Kethry stories, they look through an OPAQUE window.

The Unicorns are only dumb around virgins of the opposite sex to them in the Godmother universe.

Oh, & regarding the merely ornamental nature of unicorn horns, there's a short story she did about - check this out  ;D - a porn movie being filmed in the home of the woman writing the script, & there arrives a unicorn who seems to be part cat.  I'm not going to tell you more about that, find & read it yourselves, & you'll snicker like I do.  Definately adult content there, though.

And if you want cardboard characters from her, check 'The Black Swan'.  I found no motivation for the villan at all.

Not to say that I won't watch for most of her books eagerly.
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« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2007, 09:13:52 pm »
Hmm, The Black Swan was based off of Swan Lake, wasn't it?  There wasn't too much substance to the story to begin with.  I liked it as a light read, but yeah, more could have definitely been done there.
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Re: Mercades Lackey
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2007, 10:44:36 am »
Hmm, The Black Swan was based off of Swan Lake, wasn't it?  There wasn't too much substance to the story to begin with.  I liked it as a light read, but yeah, more could have definitely been done there.
Correct on where it came from.

I was also pleased to to see recently that Baen has 'Fire Rose' available again.  That was really the first of the Elemental Masters stories, taking place in San Francisco around the time of the Great Quake, about 1912?
Hey, speaking of that, have you seen the Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes book where she goes back there, & how what happened during the quake had to do with her being an orphan?
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« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2007, 01:39:21 pm »
No I haven't read the Fire Rose book, I'll definitely pick that up to complete my collection. ;)  Hmm, haven't heard of that Sherlock Holmes one.
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Re: Mercades Lackey
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2007, 01:41:03 pm »
They do? I'll have to hunt that one down. ^^

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Re: Mercades Lackey
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2007, 02:29:45 pm »
I loved the Fire Rose book, I'd rather like to know what happened afterwards given how it ended. I was most happy she chose to do more about Elemental Masters, although I do think they like her other series vary in quality.

But I wince every time a character is so hungry they "inhale" their soup or stew, effective the first time you read it, but doesn't bear repeating as often as she's used it.

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« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2007, 03:27:21 pm »
Well, we all have certain words or phrases we prefer or are conditioned to, Jazzlet.  There are others that annoy me more.
The one that most annoys me is almost exclusively spoken rather than written, & I can kind of understand where it came from, but you'd think by now it would be dying out.
Every time someone says they want to 'axe' me a question, I cringe.  I'm getting annoyed enough that I'm tempted to say 'Not until I've got an axe too.'  Since that sounds pretty snarky & belligerent, I'll usually settle for saying 'nothing bigger than a hatchet, please', & they usually don't get that. 

I mean, how long does one case of dyslexia have to affect an entire economic group's speech pattern?

Btw, Grey Drakkon, the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes books are by Laurie King, & start with 'The Beekeepers Apprentice'.

And yes, Ms. Lackey's books do vary in quality.  Partly the quantity she puts out, partly the co-writing, partly decisions of editors at the publishing houses, I'd bet.

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