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Paperback The Free Bards Book

ISBN: 067187778X

ISBN13: 9780671877781

The Free Bards

(Part of the Bardic Voices Series)

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Book Overview

The first unitary publication of works previously published in parts as The Lark and the Wren, The Robin and the Kestrel, and The Eagle and the Nightingales, The Free Bards features an unlikely covey of heroes with the daunting task of saving a king. A fast-paced fantasy well laced with romance.--The Bookwatch.

Customer Reviews

6 ratings

An unexpected disappointment

I didn’t understand from the description that this was simply the first three books of the series. I thought it was a book of short stories with the characters in them, since they share the name with their respective books. I have already read and own all three of these books. It was sadly a waste of money and I would have bought it instead of the other three all together! The stories however, are fairly typical of Mercedes Lacky, funny heart warming, full of political discourse and human rights discussion without being obvious and taking away from the fantasy elements. I love her work because more often than not despite the horror and pain it has a happy or at least, realistically content ending!

One of my Favorites!

This whole series is magical and I love it, but this is deffinatly the place to start! The story is enchanting and the character's will stay with you for ever. I am very greatfull for having read all the books of The Free Bards, the story just keeps building with every book! I highly recomand them all!

Happy Delivery

The accuracy of description and safe delivery was quite good. I would buy a product from these people again.

good series

I have read all the Bardic Voices books, individually, and they are all excellent. A word of advice if you are going to read them in their collected form, though: Mercedes Lackey wrote a book, called A Cast of Corbies, that goes with the series. It covers what happens between The Robin and the Kestrel and The Eagle and the Nightingales. It isn't absolutely necessary, but Eagle makes more sense if you read Cast first.

Best Type of Book to Buy!

A big fan of Lackey's Bardic Tales and Valdemar series, I first read the former. The Free Bards has all three of her first books in one volume. This is the best way to read the book if you are purchasing it! It saves money and it does not lose anything from being compiled. If anything, being able to read them together gives one a good read for many days!Excellent book!!!!!!

The Trilogy with the Golden Voice

I am a very devoted Mercedes Lackey fan, and I must say, she has done it again. She is the veritable mistress of trilogies, all wonderful and exciting. But beware, Mercedes Lackey fans, this is no "The Last Herald Mage". I do not even believe that this trilogy can be placed in the same category. (Don't get me wrong. I love all of Misty's books). This trilogy is uniquely different from all of the others, still blending in the prerequisite magic and mystical creatures, but also including music and the wonderfully mysterious Gypsies. This collection is a great starter for readers who have not experienced Mercedes Lackey before, and new readers will find that the world of the Free Bards is a wonderful world indeed. A gem of a trilogy - it certainly has a golden voice.
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