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Winds of Fate by Mercedes Lackey
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"Things can change, sometimes in a heartbeat."

After having started this book, I'm glad I didn't start off my foray into Valdemar with it, as it seems a lot of people do. Arrows of the Queen sets up the politics of the world slowly, so you don't even realize you're learning about it until you're three books deep. With Winds of Fate, book 1 of the Mage Winds trilogy, we're already ensnared in politics right from the get go. The plot is definitely way faster paced than the AOTQ trilogy, but I personally would have been too confused starting with this one.

But understanding everything, this book is amazing. Face-paced. You finally start learning about why magic doesn't work inside Valdemar. We get to see new cultures.

The only thing I don't like is that Elspeth is still annoying. Not the whiny bratty kid that she once was, but she's insufferable in how she is just adamant that she's right about everything. As the daughter of a queen you'd think she'd be more tactful.

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March 1, 2017 – Finished Reading
March 29, 2017 – Shelved
September 9, 2017 – Shelved as: author-lackey

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