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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #120 on: November 17, 2008, 06:50:55 pm »
Sure screams 'sequels coming', doesn't it?
Anybody - wait, that'd be spoilers, never mind.
But you can see that Maggs is going to be the one who institutes/suggests some of the basic, 'real world' training that future genereations of Herald trainees get.
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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #121 on: November 17, 2008, 07:22:39 pm »
Yeah. ^_^ I like Mag, he's pretty different from the other heralds we've had. Only ones who came from any thing like him were Talia and Alberich, and I only say that because those two had no idea what they were getting into either.
 

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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #122 on: November 17, 2008, 07:46:29 pm »
Well, of main characters, true.  But remember the classmate of Elspeth's from outkingdom, who pretty much got pushed into being a child whore, or - was it Keren? - who came from the Lake Evindim fishing longhouse?
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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #123 on: November 17, 2008, 07:47:59 pm »
Hmm, good point. Though I think it was Talia's classmate, not Elspeths.
 

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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #124 on: November 17, 2008, 08:28:58 pm »
No, Elspeth's; He'd been asked to project something into the mind of -  well.  Hmm.  Maybe you're right, but I seem to remember Elspeth with the classmate/sometime lover who couldn't sleep in the same bed with anyone else?
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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #125 on: November 17, 2008, 08:43:04 pm »
Yeah, I think Elspeth did have a classmate like that, but it was Talia's classmate that did the projection experiment (as it was Talia's empathy gift that picked up the memory).

most of Mercedes Lackey's books come in series so i wouldn't be surprised if there is a sequel (or two) but i wonder what it would be called as all her series tend to follow a pattern with the titles.

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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #126 on: November 17, 2008, 08:48:46 pm »
Well, if she's feeling really silly, they could follow the titles of the classic Asimov series, heh.
Or with 'Foundation' as the first, she might follow a building metaphor.
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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #127 on: November 18, 2008, 03:27:36 am »
keren was the riding instructor/swim instructor for Talia.
I believe it was Talia classmate cause she projected the feelings
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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #128 on: November 18, 2008, 07:59:26 am »
THANK YOU, patti for introducing this writer to me. I read the Fire Rose and really liked it. I will make sure to read more from Mercedes Lackey!


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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #129 on: November 18, 2008, 10:11:19 am »
You're welcome!  Remember, she's got some diversity in what she's writing & co-writing; I'd estimate 96% chance you won't like everything her name is on.  I don't even like most of the "Elemental Masters" books after "Fire Rose", I think "Gates of Sleep", about the half Indian half English doctor was the last.
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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #130 on: November 18, 2008, 11:40:51 am »
yeah, for Mercedes Lackey i pretty much stick to her Valdemar books.  I liked Gates of Sleep and the Obsidian Trilogy but really didn't like Jinx High and those books.  also didn't like the Serrated edge books

i pretty much just stick to the pretty talking horses  ;D

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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #131 on: November 18, 2008, 02:40:23 pm »
You're welcome!  Remember, she's got some diversity in what she's writing & co-writing; I'd estimate 96% chance you won't like everything her name is on.  I don't even like most of the "Elemental Masters" books after "Fire Rose", I think "Gates of Sleep", about the half Indian half English doctor was the last.

The half-Indian doctor was The Serpent's Shadow (Snow White), the first in the series. The Gates of Sleep is the second in the series and was about the girl living in the country with her artist uncle, and is taken by her Aunt Arachne (Sleeping Beauty). Huh, strangely enough, Amazon doesn't classify The Fire Rose as being in the Elemental Masters series, just as "Elemental Masters fairy tales". I guess that book started it all but the others were more planned out as a series... maybe. Anyhow, Serpent's Shadow and Phoenix & Ashes (Cinderella) are the best of that series, IMO.
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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #132 on: November 18, 2008, 03:18:37 pm »
Not surprised I got it wrong. 
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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #133 on: November 18, 2008, 04:00:28 pm »
I liked them all. 

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Re: Mercedes Lackey
« Reply #134 on: November 18, 2008, 06:16:38 pm »
The only ones of hers I didn't enjoy on some level was the um, obsidian series?