Author Topic: Mercedes Lackey  (Read 113865 times)

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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #300 on: December 15, 2011, 09:28:02 pm »
Exactly.  LOL I would be interested in seeing that happen. Mostly I've enjoyed her Valdemar books that took place before the 'modern' time period. But if she really wanted to do it, she could include it in the time period before the Magic trilogy. A decent amount of stuff involving magic was passed off as myth more than reality. And some myths are too absurd to accept. Or someone might do something like that for one of the anthologies. Man, now that I've thought about it I really want to see it.
 

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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #301 on: December 15, 2011, 09:30:48 pm »
*buffs nails*  I'm really wondering where she thought she was going with that sub-plot in "By the Sword"; in re-reading it, I'm finding she spent an inordinate amount of time on it for something that went nowhere.

I'm still P.O.'ed at her that in 30 years she hasn't learned what "opaque" means; she keeps referring to "opaque" pieces of glass & what's seen through them.
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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #302 on: December 15, 2011, 09:56:02 pm »
Figures of speech, even if wrong, are hard to change. Though that may be why I had difficulties figuring out what opaque means.

I can't remember that subplot. Probably because it does go no where. And I'm not in the mood to reread right now. I want to go to the library and check and see if they have her new 500 Kingdom one yet.
 

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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #303 on: December 15, 2011, 09:58:53 pm »
I want to get caught up on the Collegium series.  I hadn't even realized the second one was out, I gather that the third one came out a week or so ago, & a fourth is planned.  For a change not a trilogy!
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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #304 on: December 15, 2011, 10:05:21 pm »
I wasn't particularly fond of the first book. Let me know how the second one goes for you. My sister read it and wasn't impressed. If you read it and like it I'll have to give it a go.
 

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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #305 on: December 15, 2011, 10:13:19 pm »
I was irritated at the time, and more so since, how much verbiage she wasted on reiterating how Mags was warm, dry, fed, clothed, clean, etc., etc. and didn't understand other people complaining about smaller issues.
I re-read it recently, which I think I posted, and noticed some further plot holes that don't make me happy.  I'm hoping that some of them will be resolved in the other volumes, but... I don't actually anticipate it.
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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #306 on: December 17, 2011, 04:59:48 pm »
Okay, my favourite Lackey novels are most definitely those about Vanyel (although Stefan is a bit nelly), Elspeth (Winds & Storm trilogies), & Darian (Dar'i'an the Owl Knight)...oh, Skandranon & Amberdrake were awsome characters, also.
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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #307 on: December 17, 2011, 05:02:48 pm »
And I love what she's done with her elves in the race-car books...
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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #308 on: December 17, 2011, 08:52:23 pm »
I just read the first story in Trio of Socery. I love Di. <3 It just made me sad it was before she met Andre. He's my favorite vampire character.
 

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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #309 on: December 21, 2011, 09:21:02 pm »
I found "Intrigues" the second volume about Mags at the library while my compooper was out of commission.  I can't say it answered any of the questions left dangling in the first one, but it does advance the story arc.  It mentions one or more of the unresolved issues, shows us another of the "recycled" or reincarnated Heralds from the "current/modern" period of Valdemar in that earlier era, and addresses the fact that the Healers had their problems with snobbery against those without the healing Gift per se.
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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #310 on: December 21, 2011, 09:23:00 pm »
Hmm, I don't think healer's snobbery has been addressed before. That would be nice to see.
 

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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #311 on: December 21, 2011, 09:24:18 pm »
Have you read the first volume of it, "Foundations"?  There's a beginning of it there.
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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #312 on: December 21, 2011, 09:32:44 pm »
Yeah, but it was when it first came out. I don't remember that, but I guess at this point I mostly just remember the basics of it.
 

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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #313 on: December 21, 2011, 09:34:42 pm »
That's normal.  I re-read, then went looking for v.2.
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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #314 on: December 26, 2011, 04:55:35 pm »
The Foundations seems/is weaker then the others.
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