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Knight of Ghosts & Shadows (Bedlam's Bard, Bk. 1) Mass Market Paperback – June 1, 1990
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I also liked the writing changed from person to person's point of view and felt like it was easy to read, but being a lit major in college, maybe I have an easier time of it. Some readers don't like italics, but I seem to do well with it for thought dialog.
The polyamory aspect of it intrigued me and was a nice edition and that was partially why I picked this book as well.
While Anne Rice seems to write well about being an immortal, but I seriously doubt anyone could get it correct since no one knows. But the immortals in this book seem plenty devious and cunning and ring true even after the story ended. I also loved the feeling that music can heal and in my heart, that seemed to be the overall intended tone or path of this story. (Pun intended.) *smile*
First of all, Korendil is an extremely flat character. He just stands there in his armor and smiles. Throughout the book, Mercedes lackey flips from person to person to tell the story from several points of view but Kory hardly speaks at all.
As for the flipping view points, I did like that we got to hear the opinions of the main bad girl, Ria, but all that flipping around got confusing. I found myself flipping around more than once trying to find out what was happening.
One final caveat: there is a very small, miniscule amount of homosexuality in this book. In fact, compared to Ms. Lackey's Magic's Price, Promise, Pawn series this is nothing. But, if this kind of thing offends you, don't read the book.
The thing I loved most was the magical music, literally. Anyone with a passion for music should read this book. Hearing the sounds she matched the music to made me want to go downstairs and play the piano.
If you love the idea of magic and music together, buy this book. Those parts made my heart soar!
If you liked this book, the SERRAted Edge series is ten times better. It is very similar to this book but the characters are more interesting, in my opinion. It is also by Mercedes Lackey and she recently re-released the four books of the series into two volumes.
Mercedes Lackey rocks!
There are so many mediocre modern fairy tales that it was a pleasure to read this one. The only other one that comes close was "War of the Oaks" by Emma Bull.
Mercedes Lackey does several modern fantasy works, but I feel this is the best of them all. Interestingly enough they are all tied together loosly, with occasional comments scattered throughout them to give a richer environment then just a single series would do.
Lackey's strengths in characters and their motivations really comes to the fore in this book, as well as her excllent story telling ability and imagery. I heartily recommend this book.