By the Sword
Granddaughter of the sorceress Kethry, daughter of a noble house, Kerowyn had been forced to run the family keep since her mother's untimely death. Yet now at last her brother was preparing to wed, and when his bride became the lady of the keep, Kerowyn could return to her true enjoyments -... show more
Granddaughter of the sorceress Kethry, daughter of a noble house, Kerowyn had been forced to run the family keep since her mother's untimely death. Yet now at last her brother was preparing to wed, and when his bride became the lady of the keep, Kerowyn could return to her true enjoyments - training horses and hunting. But all Kerowyn's hopes and plans were shattered when her anscestral home was attacked, her father slain, her brother wounded, and his fiancee kidnapped. Drive by desperation and the knowledge that a scorcerer had led the journey which would prove but he first step on the road to the fulfillment of her destiny.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 5th 1991
Pages no: 492
Edition language: English
Series: Valdemar (Chronological
Okay I have been really busy lately and way behind on my reviews, so I thought why not reread and rereview this classic. As a long time fan of Mercedes Lackey, I have been reading her work since way back in the early 80s. When she combined two of my favorite story arcs at first I wasn't sure. I me...
Two series Lackey published early in her career was Vows and Honor, dealing with Tarma and Kethry and the Valdemar series, dealing with Heralds, a police/military force bonded with magical horses. Both series were favorites of mine when I was a decade younger and still hold up now. Although I thin...
This was the first Valdemar novel I read, and it still is my favorite. Kerowyn is a likeable and enjoyable character. She grows but she doesn't give up who she is.
Can we say, Xena, warrior princess? This is what Kerowyn's Tale reminded me of ...a warrior princess. Even the slight undertones of f/f made me feel like I'm reading about Xena. Since this came before Xena, I'm thinking someone is a fan of Ms. Lackey when they created the Xena series.Kerowyn kick...