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The Oathbound - Mercedes Lackey
The Oathbound
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Tarma witnessed her clan's murder and, swearing vengeance, became a master warrior. Kethry fled her forced "marriage" and became an adept--pledging her power to the greatest good. When Kethry obtains a magical sword which draws her to others in need, the two vow to avenge the wrongs done to... show more
Tarma witnessed her clan's murder and, swearing vengeance, became a master warrior. Kethry fled her forced "marriage" and became an adept--pledging her power to the greatest good. When Kethry obtains a magical sword which draws her to others in need, the two vow to avenge the wrongs done to womanhood.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780886774141 (0886774144)
Publisher: DAW
Pages no: 302
Edition language: English
Series: Valdemar: Vows and Honor -3 (#1)
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Pillows & Blankets
Pillows & Blankets rated it
1.0 The Oathbound
I don't know why I went into this book believing it to have a feminist vibe— albeit some 70s first wave feminism, complete with slut shamey, creepy fetichistic and essentialist vibes, as well as the good ol' rape, which the author uses and... Well, you know the rest.Warning : spoilers ahead.And boy ...
The Fangirl
The Fangirl rated it
4.0 Warrior Women, Friendship and Asexuality!
Trigger Warning: There are mentions of one of the characters rape that takes place in her past. Nothing too graphic, but there are no warnings for it in any of the blurbs I've seen. It's best for people to be prepared. Note: This books is a bunch of loosely connected short stories collected into one...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 The Oathbound (Vows and Honor, Book 1)
I can remember Tarma and Kethry's introduction in a short story in the Sword and Sorceress III anthology, and they stood out to me even then. This particular book is more a collection of those early short stories, rather than an integrated novel like the sequel Oathbreakers, but it's not any less of...
ambyr
ambyr rated it
2.0 The Oathbound
I'd forgotten just how choppy this book was. It shows its bones as a collection of loosely linked short stories too clearly; some sections have no connection to the plot's main through-line at all. Throw in lack of coherent worldbuilding, an obsession with rape (I'd remembered this as the Lackey wit...
The Fangirl
The Fangirl rated it
4.0 The Oathbound (Vows and Honor Series #1)
Trigger Warning: There are mentions of one of the characters rape that takes place in her past. Nothing too graphic, but there are no warnings for it in any of the blurbs I've seen. It's best for people to be prepared. Note: This books is a bunch of loosely connected short stories collected into one...
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