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Storm Rising (Mage Storms, No 2) Mass Market Paperback – October 1, 1996

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Lackey's latest continues the old-fashioned, simple-is-as-simple-does tradition that has made her numerous series set in and around the kingdom of Valdemar so accessible to so many readers. Her bloated prose is balanced by two-dimensional caricatures such as those of Karal, the diplomat who "knows he is too young," An'desha ("Do I want to be?alone?") and Firesong, who is prone to neurotic ramblings. Expectedly, Firesong's ills are not of his own making; he and the good characters here are uniformly good, lacking any shades of gray to give them depth. Even Grand Duke Tremane, who ordered murders in this novel's prequel, Storm Warning, has a heart of gold. Above all, this volume suffers from lack of a proper villain. Perhaps the windup to this promised trilogy will be more engaging; meanwhile, this middle volume fits Karal's description of a council meeting: "very little accomplished and nothing really settled."
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As the violent mage storms ravage the land of Valdemar and its neighbors, warring factions struggle to overcome personal and political prejudices to combat a greater enemy. Lackey (The White Gryphon, LJ 3/15/95) continues to expand upon her world's rich history and cultures while probing the sometimes petty, sometimes noble motivations that impel her characters toward their destinies. Fans of the series will demand this title.
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: DAW; First Ed. edition (October 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0886777127
  • ISBN-13: 978-0886777128
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.2 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #721,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Karal, Sun Priest of Karse, has now become the Karsite envoy to Valdemar. He and the other representatives of the Alliance countries must figure out a way to keep their homes safe from the worsening Mage Storms. But Karal's youth and apparent inexperience make other older council members discredit him, and Karal's forgiving nature makes irrational council members dislike him. As Karal struggles to represent his homeland, it begins to take a toll on his health. Only his friends An'desha, Natoli, and the Firecat Altra keep him from becoming ill. However, as the Storms worsen, the temporary protections against them begin to wear away. Will Karal, with the help of Altra, An'desha, the Tayldras Adept Firesong, and the Companion Florian, be able to prevent the Storms from destroying his home forever?
"Storm Rising" is the second book in Mercedes Lackey's Mage Storms Trilogy. I really enjoyed it, though not quite as much as "Storm Warning."
It was slower paced than its predecessor and focused much more on the development of the characters. This wasn't necessarily a bad thing; I enjoy character development and tend to take my time reading books like that instead of rushing through them. Karal's relationships with his nonhuman friends Altra and Florian were filled out nicely, and I continue to enjoy the senses of humor that Lackey endows upon her characters. Firesong's spiral down into obsession and semi-depression was disturbingly real. Tremane came along marvelously. I liked him in "Warning," but the caring way in which he begins to rule Hardorn shows him to be an even more decent human being than I expected.
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By Miche on February 19, 2013
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I don't know who they had to scan these books,but whoever it was didn't bother to check it very well. It is full of errors, garbled phrases and missing words. If I had known it was going to be so riddled with such annoyances, I would never have purchased it.

The story itself is quite good,but the scan is terrible.
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By A Customer on January 2, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I am a devoted follower of the Valdemar series -- it's my one literary indulgence, being a classics major. It does get a little long on detail, but I am really enjoying being so INVOLVED in the world that is so fascinating. I think it is an extreme mark of her talent that she has created such an amazing world. Some people may wish for more action and less involvment with polotics and such, but I have no complaints.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I had this in hard cover already but I enjoy using my Kindle/phone/iPad interchangeably so much I actually purchased Storm Rising again for Kindle. I enjoyed the.book but was VERY disappointed with the Kindle version. First, I would greatly appreciate a discount for purchasing a Kindle version of a hard cover book previously purchased from Amazon, but realize it was my grudging decision to do so. Second, I was doubly disappointed that the Kindle version was so full of misspellings and faulty punctuation, some of which were so bad as to render a whole sentence meaningless. Does anyone understand the concept of proofreading prior to publication?! By the way, the same comments apply to both the Mage Storms and Mage Winds trilogies. (I know, I was dumb enough to keep buying them, but I really do love my Kindle)
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Some authors resonate, some don't -- I'll admit getting sucked into the trilogy as an audio book for my 150-mile a day commute and there are moments that grab at me, there are also long passages that put me to sleep, at which point I turn it off and give it a rest so I don't doze off in traffic. The characters are generally interesting in an odd, outside society sort of way, but the long passages of 3rd-persona "documentary" descriptions or the long passages of introspection by one arrogant malcontent or another erodes what could otherwise be a pleasant if pedestrian story... it's one of those accounts that has moments of action or dialogue that are momentary interest, but after three of these and previous book by this author, I usually never get to the "so what..." question, nor really care which of the characters comes out on top...
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While the book ordered WAS a paperback and in good condition, it was not the edition pictured. Instead it was a larger version that doesn't fit as well on my bookshelf. Hence the less than stellar rating.
Book is awesome if haven't read it. This purchase was to replace a previous copy that came to a sorry end.
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If you've read the Last Herald-Mage Trilogy, the Vows and Honor Trilogy, and the Arrows Trilogy, this ties into all three, and will tug at your heartstrings. The book stands alone well, but in the context of the aforementioned trilogies... let me recommend keeping a box of tissues handy - It's definitely an emotional read.

The book is beautifully written. Mercedes Lackey has a writing style I've admired since the first time I read one of her books. My admiration only deepens with each new book I read.
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I like this book just fine. I've read it in hardcover but I thought I would read it again this time on the Kindle. The Kindle version is riddled with typos. It's very unsettling to come upon them. And to see 20 or 30 in one novel is amazing.
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