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Owlknight par [Lackey, Mercedes, Dixon, Larry]
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Owlknight follows Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon's two earlier novels about Darian Firkin, Owlflight and Owlsight. By now the boy who ran from barbarian invaders is both knight of Valdemar and a master mage; he is governor of a small province and in love with Keisha who returns his feelings, but he still has problems and responsibilities. For one thing, he has never solved the mystery of what happened to his parents. For another, Keisha refuses to marry him lest his role as governor and hers of healer come into conflict--and there are still barbarians beyond the border who threaten one day to come back.

The story of how these problems are all resolved is told in a quiet tone unusual in this sort of epic fantasy. Darian has as much to look within for the solution to these issues as to struggle in the outside world. The woodland journey during which he does this is much of the time a celebration of the renewal of the human soul by the natural world.

Lackey and Dixon have found a courtly, meditative way of telling an attractively simple story. Darian's growth to final maturity is inevitable, but still fascinating. --Roz Kaveney, Amazon.co.uk

From Publishers Weekly

The latest collaboration between the creator of the Valdemar universe and her husband concludes the trilogy begun with Owlflight and Owlsight. Grown to maturity in the multispecies woodland settlement of k'Valdemar Vale, Darian Firkin has become a knight as well as a Master Mage to increase both his influence with neighboring tribes and his prestige within Valdemar. Darian's work in government gives way to travel when he finds hints that his parents, whom he believed dead, may be alive in the North. He sets off to discover their fate. Keisha, Darian's lover and a town healer, joins him, along with a crew of companions, but she remains of two minds about the future of their relationship because of her belief that marriage demands a woman's subordination. More action is provided by the lovers' encounters with various threats, including with a marauding tribe, the Wolverines, who are both vicious and intelligent. Valdemar is now an immensely well-developed world, and the book is full of dry wit and rich detailAabout, say, the bathing habits of gryphons and the sarcastic, telepathic dyheli, deerlike sapient beings. The effect is marred by too much New Age sensitivity and didactic feminism, however, making the novel cloying for all but Valdemar devotees. (Oct.)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 1931 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 467 pages
  • Editeur : DAW (1 novembre 2000)
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  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B002J05GXA
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J'ai beaucoup aimé ce livre, plus encore que le précédent. Après des cérémonies et des fêtes exotiques, Darian part enfin à la recherche de ses parents. Les personnages sont attachants et communiquent entre de façon intéressante, de façon vrai, en dévoilant leurs émotions et sans vouloir manipuler les autres.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Repetitive, trite, sloppy 11 décembre 2011
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I read a professional review of one of Lackey's other Valdemar books a while back and the word used to describe her prose was "bloviated". I didn't agree with the reviewer then, but Wow! does it fit with the three books that make up Darian's story climaxing in OWLKNIGHT. So maybe that professional reviewer could see the start of ML's fall; maybe he/she had some clues from ML's editor or others in the publishing community that ML was starting to "phone in her stories"; but it took me being hit on the head and out of pocket for about $28 for the 3 OWL books (kindle) before I clued in. Lackey's story of Darian consisted solely of two dimensional characters, no development/progression and lots of "bloviated prose". An example of plot tension in these 3 stories was Darian's angst of who his new adept mage teacher was going to be. Did ANYBODY who had read the storm books not know from the very first mention that this adept mage would be Starfire? And what a let down Starfire was! After his traumatic disfigurement incurred while saving the world, we get him back as a completely balanced, tamed and happy camper playing puerile supporting roles to Darian. Boring. Boring. Boring. If ML had condensed all three books into one by lots of tightening and pruning of the descriptions of clothes, excising unnecessary cardboard characters and so on, she might have had an average or possibly better than average one-off character Valdemar novel such as Captain Kero's story (which remains one of my personal favorites); as is, ML has given us a bloviated mess.

And am I the only one who noticed the sorry OCR of the text for kindle downloads? Keisha was systematically spelled as Reisha, the capitalized letter "A" starting most chapters was rendered as "U" and etc., etc. In fact I found OCR scan errors just about every other kindle page. Considering the price that I paid for the downloads and that Amazon/ML's publisher are probably outsourcing this overseas to maximize their profit margins (already huge due to the kindle format), I consider OWLSIGHT, OWLFLIGHT & OWLKNIGHT to be nothing less than a total rip off for the readers from the start (the hackneyed story by ML) to finish (the sloppy production work by Amazon & publisher).
3.0 étoiles sur 5 Needs spellcheck 18 avril 2016
Par Kindle Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
Mercedes Lackey is an amazing author and I have always loved her work. It is disappointing, however, at how much we are asked to pay for e-books that have been out in print for years, still pay as much or more than a paperback, and yet the e-book is riddled with errors. I expect more from her.

If you aren't the type to be distracted by typos this is an awesome read.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Five Stars 21 avril 2017
Par auntdee1948 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
All of her books of this series is great reading. I could not put them down.
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Not the best, but certainly not bad 8 janvier 2014
Par M. - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
Disclaimer: I love Mercedes Lackey. I love Valdemar. I love the heralds. I'd sell my mother to *be* a Tayledras. So you may not consider me impartial. I've read and reread them all so many times over the years that I could probably start quoting from them. The Owl Mage trilogy is no exception.

I should start by saying that books 1 and 2 in this trilogy (Owlflight (The Owl Mage Trilogy) and Owlsight (The Owl Mage Trilogy)) are five star books in my opinion. I enjoyed Darian and Keisha's separate stories, I loved the magery lessons, I was so pleased to meet up with Firesong and Silverfox again...I treasure both those books.

I'm a tad less enamored of this one. It got off to a good, if a bit slow, start with a lengthy glimpse of how all the peoples from 1 and 2 coexist, and though many would probably call it too mundane or unexciting, I found the beginning comfortable and relaxing.

The big reason I'm giving it four stars instead of five is the plot: once the lengthy beginning started to wrap up and we got into the meat of the story, it just got a bit too implausible for me. I realize that's a bit rich considering it's pure fantasy with magic and gryphons and spirit horses and all, but...my credulity didn't start to stretch until we got to this book.

***(Spoilers ahead)

So after 10 years, Darian finally decides he can't function without figuring out whether his parents are alive or not? After 10 years and no signs of hope, he's QUESTIONING whether his parents are alive? He just happens to come upon a vest made by his mother and finds out where to look? And he suddenly starts getting visions from the barbarians' totemic spirits - including one for a clan even the Ghost Cats have never heard of? And the visiting herald decides to tag along even though she's been stationed at the embassy? And once they made Darian a knight AND a Ghost Cat AND whatever else they decided he should be in charge of, nobody even blinks when he decides to take off on a lengthy and extremely dangerous quest?

Really?

Now, these questions are all answered in the book. I'm not saying that Lackey didn't do a fine job of connecting the dots, because she did. What is less fine is the fact that the answers are a little too...pat. Too cursory. One surprising twist, or maybe even two, would be just fine with me, but all these things just falling into place kind of smack of laziness. And what makes me most upset about the whole thing is that if Lackey had exercised her magnificent talent just a bit more, she could have set these things up a bit better and had PLAUSIBLE explanations for why things played out the way they did. But as it is, it's like the hand of God (in other words, Lackey) decided that things were just a little too serene in k'Valdemar and rushed into a solution without really thinking it through.

***(End spoilers)

Those are pretty vocal complaints for a four star book, I agree. I don't want to leave you with the wrong impression: I have read this book more than once, will most certainly read it many more times. I got choked up at the ending and enjoyed the whole journey. It's just that I would have enjoyed it more if it had been written with a bit more deftness. I still recommend reading it - especially if you've read the other Owl books! - I just don't want to give the impression that it contains the same artistry that we know Mercedes Lackey is capable of.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 go Mercedes more Valdemar 8 avril 2017
Par Bethany E. Moore - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
always great Valdemar
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