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The Mage Wars

(Valdemar: Mage Wars #1-3)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  198 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Set around three thousand years before the rest of the Valdemar series, this is the ancient history of Velgarth and the story of Skandranon Rashkae, a gryphon with gleaming ebony feathers, keen magesight and acute intelligence. He is the fulfillment of all that the Mage of Silence, the human sorcerer called Urtho, intended to achieve when he created these magical beings to ...more
Kindle Edition, 1056 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Titan Books
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Christine Henney If you want to dive into Valdemar I really recommend reading the books in the order they were written rather than their chronological order. Arrows,…moreIf you want to dive into Valdemar I really recommend reading the books in the order they were written rather than their chronological order. Arrows, Magic's, Oaths, Winds, Gryphons, Storms, Owls, Thief, Exiles. There are tie ins all round, that you might miss otherwise, however you can easily read any trilogy as a stand alone trilogy.
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Cheryl
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a really enjoyable book, a good adventure story. It kept me entertained throughout and although a little predictable at times it had a nice feel good vibe to it with lots of weird and wonderful characters. The first first and the last book were the better 2 in my opinion but you really should read them all.
J.J.
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
While this was technically a reread, it had been some years since I read these books. And yet, Lackey's writing is as fresh and compelling to me in my 30's as it was in my teens and 20's. Vivid and vibrant, her larger than life characters practically jump off the page. And if she didn't remind you every now and then that much of the cast is non-human and magical, you could be forgiven for mistaking them as flawed, human individuals. One of her collaborations with partner, Larry Dixon, the Mage W ...more
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Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I own the three hardcovers instead of this omnibus, but if you can only afford one book, this is hte way to go.
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Mar 23, 2017 marked it as to-read-whenever
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The Black Gryphon Exciting, fascinating, fantastic, human. (Despite many of the characters being non-human, the story was very human.) 4 stars

The White Gryphon

The Silver Gryphon
Michael
Oct 23, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I have to start this review with an apology. I tried, I really did – a number of times – but I couldn't get into this very large book (and that was part of the problem).

I wouldn't say I'm a fan of fantasy novels but I prepared to give them a try. Fantastical creatures with amazing powers who relate to humans I can accept – I've seen enough films to have an ability to suspend disbelief. The problem here was that I couldn't get any further than page 52, after a number of attempts.
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Beth
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an omnibus of the series I have in hard cover when they were originally released. What's not to love about gryphons?
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Other books in the series

Valdemar: Mage Wars (3 books)
  • The Black Gryphon (Valdemar: Mage Wars #1)
  • The White Gryphon (Valdemar: Mage Wars, #2)
  • The Silver Gryphon (Valdemar: Mage Wars, #3)