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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  3,018 ratings  ·  150 reviews
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
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Mass Market Paperback, 325 pages
Published April 4th 2006 by Tor Paranormal Romance
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4th out of 58 books — 148 voters
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Jane Stewart
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T.J. Shaw
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
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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
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
Cindy
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
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
Mingki
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
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Valentina
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
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Judith
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
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
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SmittenKitten
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
Kara-karina
Still fabulous! Review soon.
Stacey
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
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TJ
3.5/5.0

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!
Leila
This book builds further on Warprize, continuing the fantastic love story of Keir and Lara.
I enjoyed it tremendously, a lot happened and some scenes made my very teary-eyed. I couldn't put it down!

I gave it four stars, simply because Warprize was slightly better. I almost finished book 3: Warlord, too now, and Oh My.... can I please rate it more than 5 stars?

The Warlord Chronicles (4 books) must be seen as one long story, beginning with Warprize, and continuing throughout the next books in line.
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Queen Bee
I liked the first book better. This second book in the series has the same slow pacing. It's hard to explain but I feel like the story could be told in one, slightly longer, book rather than the three books it takes this author.
When you have this type of story and it's this long you expect it to be sort of epic like The Last Hour of Gann. But the quality of this writing is more 'meh' for me.
I've kept reading because I like the characters and the idea behind the story but the execution has left
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Lígia Bellini
I'm disappointed with the second book! It was dragging and boring to read! Lara was extremely stubborn and annoying! With her stubborn atittude she brought the disease and death to the Plains! But Keir and his Tribe is very interesting! I liked to read more about Isdra and Epor and how it works their bound. Keir is a very powerful and fierce leader! Even with so many difficulties, he never fail to support his Warprize and his people! But i still find this second book dull to read. I'll give a ch ...more
Kaetrin
I'd call this book part 1 and Warlord part 2. I think I would have been really annoyed if I hadn't had the next book to go on with immediately. At the end of Warprize, Keir is returning with his warprize to the Heart of the Plains. By the end of Warsworn, they haven't even go their yet. So, where I expected to be, as set up by book 1, was not where I was, until the end of book 3. Keir and Lara continue to develop their relationship with each other and learn about one another's cultures. On the j ...more
Angie
Synopsis: "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 risk her own life. But both Lara and Kier are strong of will and neither will bend easily, even for love; and when Lara disobeys, she pay
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Ashley
I just finished Warprize based on a post on Ilona Andrews' blog. Which only said like maybe five words. Heh. But the book summary I read sounded so much like The Blue Sword that I had to get my hands on it. Normally, I wouldn't be too gungho about any book that is just a replay of another book. But The Blue Sword is still one of my top ten favorite books of all time. It's an awesome book and all, but it holds a special place in my heart because I've reread it so often that it's become a comfort ...more
Jenny
This book's predecessor, Warprize, was a surprisingly pleasurable read. Sadly, this book was a surprisingly disappointing read. In the first book, there's an invading warlord and an insane king and assassination attempts and a star-crossed romance. The heroine is brave and selfless, and though faced with the fear of slavery and death, fights for the principles she believes in every step of the way. In this book, we begin by watching this same heroine whine for several pages about how she's afrai ...more
ALPHAreader
This is the 2nd book in Vaughan’s ‘The Chronicles of the Warlands’ trilogy’.

There’s quite an upheaval in this book. Lara and Keir’s relationship is put to the test; by their own actions, and the growing resentment of Keir’s soldiers who are disgruntled at their lack of bounty after such a long battle.

The plague storyline has Vaughan killing many beloved secondary characters, but the fast-paced, gripping plot more than makes up for the heartache.

Vaughan still has a problem with writing sex scenes
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Mithrendiel
Argh! What went wrong here? I loved Warprize – it was fun, romantic, and left me feeling all warm and happy reading it. Warsworn is a very different kind of story – I found it a painful, frustrating, and downright difficult read. It suffers from the classic love story second book syndrome in which the main romance leads fight, bicker, and generally struggle. Fortunately we are not forced to suffer through a painful breakup (ala New Moon), but Keir and Lara are at each other’s throats through muc ...more
Sarah
I enjoy this world so very much. While Warsworn didn't have the same kind of impact as Warprize in terms of dramatic tension and action, it was still a great read. The focus this time around was less on the action and more on the world-building and character development. If that's your thing, you're gonna love it! If you're the type of reader who prefers a tight, fast-paced plot, probably not so much. Which isn't to say that the plot is bad, it's actually pretty good. It's just that it's almost ...more
Putri
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I had read the first book, Warprize as well as this second book in one day because the first book was good and I had nothing else to do.

It's going to be a short review because I believe that there are nothing much I can say from my review for the first book. The characters as well as the plot is about as cliched as it can be and it kind of disappointed me because the standard from the first book kind of fell.

There are no distinct high and lows for me throughout t
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Sue
If I had listened to the negative reviews about Warsworn, book #2 in this series by Elizabeth Vaughan, I would have really missed out!
Yes, this book is about a plague that threatens the lives of many people. Yes, Lara defies Keir and insists on trying to help the people of a village. However, it really isn't about Keir and Lara so much as it is about the relationships of all the characters. Vaughan takes the reader into the battle between life and death and hopelessness of an unseen enemy. There
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My friend Kainani @ Kainanisreadz- not only recommended these books but she loaned them all to me.
Which means... I barely mingled with society for 6 days or so.
I am a woman of little patience so one major blessing of catching a series later then its publication is
that I can read them all back to back... one after the other. Suffice to say, this is another review
that will include the series as a whole.

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Sammy
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There isn’t much action in this book, but a lot of death – it’s a huge emotional rollercoaster. But there is also a parallel storyline that is building up the story for the next book – Warcry – and I want to see what will happen. However, I don’t feel much hurry to read the next book.

This book seemed like a filler book, to prolong the series and the real stuff happens in the next book. But at the same time we meet some new char
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Ana T.
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 risk her own life. But both Lara and Kier are strong of will and neither will bend easily, even for love; and when Lara disobeys
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Shelley
The story of Lara and Kier continues in Warsworn, the second book in the Chronicle of the Warlands trilogy. In this book the Firelanders are ready to return home with their ‘Warprize’. In Warsworn we learn more about the Firelanders culture and way of life. A lot of what we learn is a surprise and at times a shock to Lara, but she does begin to understand, and at times adapt to the differences between the two races. During the journey home the Firelanders come across a walled town that has close ...more
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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)
Warprize  (Chronicles of the Warlands, #1) Warlord  (Chronicles of the Warlands, #3) Warcry  (Chronicles of the Warlands, #4) Dagger-Star (Epic of Palins, #1) White Star (Epic of Palins, #2)

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