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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Voyager; New Ed edition (18 Mar. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000711253X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007112531
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 17.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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Praise for Megan Lindholm:

‘A bright new talent in the fantasy field’
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‘Lindholm has created a refreshingly different magic’
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‘Fascinating, absorbing and well written’
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About the Author

Megan Lindholm was born in California in 1952 and majored in Communications at Denver University, Colorado. A winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Award, she wrote a number of successful fantasy novels, including Cloven Hooves, The Windsinger trilogy and Wizard of the Pigeons before taking the name, Robin Hobb. Assassin’s Apprentice was Robin Hobb’s first novel, and was followed by the equally successful Royal Assassin and Assassin’s Quest. She lives outside Seattle, Washington.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Fantasy Lore on 23 Feb. 2006
Format: Paperback
Picking up nearly where the last book left off (although I got the impression there may have been one or two events in between, which seem only to have solidified the unique symbiotic relationship between Ki and Vandien) ‘The Windingers’ almost immediately sets Vandien (and the reader) onto a path beset by danger, leading to a mysterious challenge that none in this world created by Lindholm has yet accomplished. While at the same time an incalculable distance away Ki becomes entangled in the machinations of an arrogant wizard and his opposition of the all-powerful, all-female group known as the windsingers. And so this story goes…into somewhat predictable, yet inherently enjoyable fantasy territory. However, unlike book one and its exploration into the fraught relationship between harpies and humans, this second book in the series focuses largely on a new enemy and for the most part effectively divides Ki and Vandien, as each embarks upon their separate tasks. Despite this rending of our dynamic duo ‘The Windsingers’ continues to delight and sees Ki once again oppose enigmatic forces far more powerful than she, so there’s more than enough here to hold the reader’s attention.
Unfortunately though this book is not as good as ‘Harpy’s Flight’, partly due to the lack of such a personally-meaningful enemy to Ki, as the harpy was to her in book one. It’s also lacking in respect to the themes developed by Lindholm in book one e.g. with only fleeting references to the harpy-human struggle and the mention only once of the grievous losses sustained by Ki and the vengeance she took for them in the first book, ‘The Windsingers’ is an oddly out of context story.
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43 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. J. D. White VINE VOICE on 8 May 2002
Format: Paperback
This is a fairly good book, its not brilliant unlike Megans work as Robin Hobb but it does show flashes of what she is going to show us.
One of the things i really didn't like about this book is actually nothing to do with how its written or anything like that, its to do with the way Megans earlier work is being republished to cash in on her success as Robin Hobb... Why couldn't they pair up her books? Why are they being drip fed to us? Why do I feel like I am being ripped off?
Now that I have that off my chest I will review the novel, it has well drawn characters who are understandable and realistic. From the bitter and twisted Janie to the rather strange and unhuman Dresh.
It is a rather strange world that Megan has created here with any number of weird sentient races that are hinted at but never really explored. Which I think is a shame as Megan has obviously gone to a lot of trouble to create them, as you will see with the Webshell incident.
All in all if you are a fan of Robins work and want to see her learning her craft this is a prime example of that, if you are looking for something a little different then this should be right up your street. However if you are looking for something on the same level as the Farseer or Mad Ships books then I would give this book a miss.
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This is the second volume of the Windsingers tetralogy (after Harpy's Flight and before The Limbreth Gate and Luck of the Wheels).

Several months have passed since the events of Harpy's Flight, and after spending some time travelling together and getting closer, Ki and Vandien are now searching for work. They'll both be hired by different people and the book with alternatively follow their separate stories, until their final reunion.

Ki has to haul crates from Dyal to Bitters, a nearby village, but what seems at first like easy task will turn out delicate and fraught with danger. Indeed, the terms of the contract specify that the boxes must be delivered whole, and their content is extremely precious, not to mention coveted by the Windsingers, a powerful cult of women who can control the weather.

For his part, Vandien has accepted a challenge in exchange for the lifting of the disfiguring scar that divides his face since his fight with a Harpy. He has to go to False Harbor during Temple Ebb festival, when the tide is lowest, and recover a legendary chest in the Windsingers' sunken temple. Does the chest really exist, or is Srolan's promise of healing only a false hope?

I enjoyed Vandien's side of the story more than Ki's. I found the fisherfolk in False Harbor, especially Janie the village's mobbing target whose grandfather has supposedly seen the chest, much more intriguing than the Windsingers and the strange wizard Dresh, and Vandien's struggle more gripping.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L Wallace on 17 Aug. 2002
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I love the style of writting that is Megan Lindholm. The Windsingers is about a Gypsy called Ki and a brave warrior named Vandien that are bond together in each others furture, after a life is saved (Can't tell you who because i don't want to give this superb plot away). I highly recomend that people who enjoy a good read with a great and enchanting plot to buy this book as it is a great read you will not want to put down untill you know how it all turns out.
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By Simon Beet on 12 July 2014
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Never romps along but keeps the interest going, I will be reading the next in the series soon I hope
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