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Warsworn (Chronicles of the Warlands #2)

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Lara is the Warprize

A powerful healer, she has sworn an oath of loyalty to Keir the Warlord, and his people. Now the Warlord and his chosen mate face enemies within the tribe and danger lurks on every hand as they journey toward Keir's homeland.

When they reach a village marked with the warnings of the plague, Keir forbids Lara to heal the sick, commanding that she not ris
Mass Market Paperback, 325 pages
Published April 4th 2006 by Tor Paranormal Romance
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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
I was bored. Truly bored :(

Jane Stewart
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T.J. Shaw
Feb 09, 2014 T.J. Shaw rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I love the world Ms. Vaughan has created. The scenes with Lara teaching Keir about chess and how it spreads throughout the camp and grows into a massive chess tournament are hysterical! I really got a kick out of those scenes.

Keir still knocks my socks off. He is one sexy and sometimes very stubborn man who loves Lara completely. And Lara is an amazing heroine, amazing not because she’s a warrior or tough (she’s actually pretty weak compared to the other women), but because of her dedication to
Angela James
I'm rereading this book, because I want to read the 4th, but I'm already wondering if I really want to re-read it. I didn't like it nearly as much as the first, and in fact, because of that I've never made it to the third book. I wonder if it would be better to skip (or skim?) this one and move to the 3rd. I find Lara just not nearly as likeable in this book, and in fact, culpable of being a bit selfish in endangering everyone else.
K.G. White
Oct 11, 2013 K.G. White rated it liked it
This book was a miserable read. I enjoyed the first book for its' ideas, there was a lot of greatness that was not quite realized, but I liked it enough to overlook its' shortcomings. Those shortcomings were exponentially more pronounced in this book. It was incredibly boring, dull, poorly conceived and unclear in its' intentions. I found myself agreeing with Iften's side: Lara is an incredibly selfish e-hat who put thousands of warriors at risk because she would not listen to anyone else. She c ...more
Kendall Berg
Mar 08, 2016 Kendall Berg rated it really liked it
These books just get better.

This book has more of a focus on Lara and her healing skills than on Kier and their relationship. That being said they still show each other their love and fight a dangerous plague together - but all is not well for the warlord and his prize.

I can't really write much on this book because it is a good deal shorter than the first book and not as much happens but basically there is a plague, Lara almost dies, Gils helps her find a cure, some key people die (*GASP*).


Its a
Dec 13, 2015 Misty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"I didn't know what it meant."
"Didn't know what forever meant."
"'Forever' means every day, every breath. Through the mistakes that we make, through the love that we share between our bodies, through illness we suffer, through sorrow, grief, and joy. All of it, Lara."
"It's the total of all our shared moments, good and bad, perfect and ugly."
"What I am trying to say is that now that I do know what it means, it makes it mean so much more."

"One thing I know. I have no regret in claiming yo
May 15, 2015 puppitypup rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, romance
Fantasy/Romance Stepped up a notch!

One thing I find lacking in the Historic Romance genre as a whole is a true sense of danger. For me, it's not til tragedy draws near that my heart fully commits, that the characters and their story become unforgettable.

This novel came close, very close. We have the unimaginable devastation of a plague hitting the warrior camp, with no allowance made for the poor reader's emotions. (That's a compliment.)

Plus, we have the increasing probability that Lara's positi
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Apr 20, 2015 Jen (Red Hot Books) rated it liked it
I didn’t love this book the way I loved Warprize. But I did like it. Overall, it maintains the tone and the feel of the original. The worldbuilding is growing. The sex is a little steamier. The pacing, well, this isn’t really an action series. It’s about choices the characters make –and their implications. In the first book, it was about Lara’s decision to become the Warprize and the effect that choice had on her people, the people of the Plains, and her new Warlord. In this installment, it’s ab ...more
Aug 18, 2011 Cindy rated it really liked it
This is the 2nd book in the Warlands series, and for me it was just about as good as Warprize. I really like the way Mrs. Vaughan can tell a story. I felt like I was right there with the people of the Plains. I enjoyed learning more about the Plains people and their customs. This story picks up were Warprize left off so if you haven't read it read it first. I love how Lara goes after what she wants, and how she does it so gracefully and courageously. I have enjoyed watching Lara and Keir's relat ...more
Jul 03, 2015 Gabriela rated it liked it
Not as good as the first book but a solid fantasy romance read. What I really enjoy about this series is that the adversities and plot twists feel real and are not overly dramatic as we often see in a lot of adult romance stories.
Dec 13, 2015 Jane rated it liked it
My review for the first book can be found here.

This book is a bit stronger (and therefore better) in my eyes than the first one was. I even read some of the reviews on Goodreads and it seems that I'm of the minority here with my thoughts that the second book is better than the first one. But to me, it seems like Vaughan's writing got a bit better and therefore for me, it wasn't as awkward to read as the first one was.

More of my thoughts on this book can be found HERE.
Sep 14, 2015 Kyndall rated it really liked it
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May 18, 2016 Mari rated it it was ok
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Lover of Romance
In the second installment, the "Warsworn" we continue off from where the first book ended. Keir and Lara, are together, and are traveling their way to the plains so that Lara can become the official Warprize from the elders of their people. Lara has left everything she knows for the man she loves, but life is about to get a bit harder than she imagined. They stumble on a village, a village that is suffering from the plague, and despite Kier's protests, Lara goes in with a couple of her guards, a ...more
Sep 18, 2013 Mingki rated it it was ok
Shelves: lackluster, 2013-read
Despite the joy I found in book one, I must say I did not enjoy reading this sequel much. It is probably that I feel against the main plot: fighting the plague. Personally, in Warsworn, Lara is too naïve/ignorant/stubborn, and she ruins everything with getting her own way. It was too uninteresting reading about illness and the plague, and that this plot possesses too much space in the book.

From a capable and strong character in Warprize, she reduces herself to be short-sighted. This is especial
Warning! Spoilers ahead

To start off, I'd like to set the record straight and say that I really liked this book. It's not very often that I find a book that actually takes the time to world-build and a story which doesn't take place in our world as we know it. It brought to mind the Tairen Soul Series (although, even though this book is good it doesn't match up to the awesomeness of the Tairen Soul series, now that is truly a brilliant masterpiece in terms of plot, setting, characters, you name i
Jun 08, 2011 Judith rated it really liked it
This is one of those kinds of novels that bring out very strong feelings in the reader--you either love it or you don't like it at all. It is a world that is so unlike any we know, and filled with individuals who can easily endear themselves of be a total turn-off. Lara's stubborn nature comes to the fore here--a problem her old mentor has tried to address in the past, but without his guidance she makes some decisions that are contrary to Kier's wishes/commands, and which end up bring devastatio ...more
Aug 24, 2015 Gisela rated it did not like it
Oh boy, what a crappy book! Nothing happened! Nothing! We still don't know Keir's backstory. Iften is a caricature, we don't know his motives just that he hates and opposes Keir but never told why. Most of the characters are still flat, they blend in the background. Also, no one realized that even without Xylara trying to help the village people the army would still have caught the disease as they planned to storm the village...I really don't see the point of this book.

Blodeuedd Finland
I read book 1 3 years ago, which sucks. Cos I do believe if I had been in the zone I would have liked it more. Of course I still liked the book, but it was a long time between them. And I should just have re-read the end ;)

Keir and Lara are on their way back. Keir has to deal with his people, and Lara wonders if he still wants her there. A healer and a barbarian warrior, what is there not to love? ;) Yes honestly that is all I have to say, I love the concept. He is all rawr! we are different but
Warsworn is the second book in the Chronicles of the Warlands series. The world that Vaughan has imagined, along with the culture of the characters, keeps me reading this series. However, the books themselves are rather flat. Nothing much happens in Warsworn. The tribe is affected by a plague, which was Lara's fault in the first place because she risked their exposure to the disease. People get sick, Lara does what she can to help, some die, and eventually the plague has run its course and the t ...more
Dec 20, 2014 Kara-karina rated it it was amazing
Still fabulous! Review soon.
May 27, 2016 Larajoline rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, romance
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Lara, Keir and company are on journeying to the heart of the plains so Lara can be introduced and judged by the elders of plains. They will decide if she is indeed worthy to be Warprize. Along the way they come across a town with a Red "P" on the door. They discover to town is going through a plague and is in quarantine. Lara, feeling it is her duty to save anyone and everyone, lies to Keir and goes into the town. Soon, Keir whole camp of merry men and women are struck by a plague Lara has never ...more
Nov 02, 2014 Stacey rated it really liked it
3.5, I think.

I liked this one, but not as much as the first book in this trilogy. The plot revolves around the heroine's abilities as a healer. On the way to the Plains, the home of the Firelanders, the hero's people, the warband comes across a town that has been beset by the Plague.

The relationship between hero and heroine becomes strained in this book, because obviously you have to keep up the romantic tension. There's a point that's common in romantic fiction (whether it be fantasy, histori
Feb 16, 2015 Rocío rated it it was amazing
Advertencia: Esta reseña fue escrita a partir de las emociones crudas que me dejó Warsworn y por lo tanto, puede contener desvariaciones múltiples.

Warsworn es continuación de Warprize, así que la lectura de esta reseña corre bajo tu propio riesgo.

Es necesario hacer hincapié, de entrada, en mi reacción al ver que este libro era el que menor puntuación tenía de los tres.

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Warsworn es muy criticado por su trama, que gira en torno a la plaga durante la mayor parte de sus trescientas veinticin
Karine Darnessy
Jul 15, 2015 Karine Darnessy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
J'avais eu un véritable coup de coeur pour le premier tome de cette série, mais pour ce second tome ce ne sera pas le cas même s'il reste très plaisant à lire.

Nous reprenons l'histoire là où elle s'était arrêtée dans le tome précédent, Xylara est de retour parmi les firelandais et ils se dirigent vers la grande prairie.
Le principal point noir de ce deuxième tome à été la lenteur de ce début de récit. Le personnage de Xylara nous rafraîchis la mémoire sur les événements précédents pendant des pag
Sep 10, 2011 TJ rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy-romance

This second in a trilogy continues the wonderful story of the warlord Keir and his warprize, Xylara. The story is just as well written as the first, The topic of fighting the plague just wasn't nearly as riveting a subject as others would have been. Still, it has me captivated enough to dive into the third book!
Apr 03, 2015 Charlie rated it did not like it
Wow, this was boring.
Should have skipped it like the other reviews said.

The story went like this .. Blah blah ... Lara's defiance and complete disregard for her position as queen, or the need for her to be alive ... Blah blah ... Sickness ... Blah .. sickness then death (by this point I was so bored that I couldn't will myself to be emotionally moved) ... Blah ... The corruption of the game of chess ... Blah blah blah the end

This book is longer than the first and the army hasn't moved more than
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Elizabeth A. Vaughan is the author of the Chronicles of the Warlands, a fantasy romance trilogy from Tor Books: Warprize (her first novel), Warsworn, and Warlord..

She's always loved fantasy and science fiction, and has been a fantasy role-player since 1981. By day, Beth's s
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Other Books in the Series

Chronicles of the Warlands (4 books)
  • Warprize  (Chronicles of the Warlands, #1)
  • Warlord  (Chronicles of the Warlands, #3)
  • Warcry  (Chronicles of the Warlands, #4)

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