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Storm Rising (The Mage Storms) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Oct 1996

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc USA; Reissue edition (Oct. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0886777127
  • ISBN-13: 978-0886777128
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2.8 x 17 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,828,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Mercedes Lackey (1950-) Mercedes entered this world on June 24, 1950, in Chicago, had a normal childhood and graduated from Purdue University in 1972. During the late 70's she worked as an artist's model and then went into the computer programming field, ending up with American Airlines in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition to her fantasy writing, she has written lyrics for and recorded nearly fifty songs for Firebird Arts & Music, a small recording company specializing in science fiction folk music. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Paperback
I thought that this book was very good and that it kept the story started in Storm Warning flowing very well. Mercedes Lackey has not faltered in the transition from one book to another at all.
I highly recomend reading this trilogy to all lovers of fantasy and Mercedes Lackey. It is a wonderful addition to the Valdemar series.
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The book was in very good condition as described, I am very happy with the purchase and it is a keeper.
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Not up to her usual i thought
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Firecats rule! :) 12 Jan. 2003
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Karal, Sun Priest of Karse, has now become the Karsite envoy to Valdemar. He and the other representatives of the Alliance countries must figure out a way to keep their homes safe from the worsening Mage Storms. But Karal's youth and apparent inexperience make other older council members discredit him, and Karal's forgiving nature makes irrational council members dislike him. As Karal struggles to represent his homeland, it begins to take a toll on his health. Only his friends An'desha, Natoli, and the Firecat Altra keep him from becoming ill. However, as the Storms worsen, the temporary protections against them begin to wear away. Will Karal, with the help of Altra, An'desha, the Tayldras Adept Firesong, and the Companion Florian, be able to prevent the Storms from destroying his home forever?
"Storm Rising" is the second book in Mercedes Lackey's Mage Storms Trilogy. I really enjoyed it, though not quite as much as "Storm Warning."
It was slower paced than its predecessor and focused much more on the development of the characters. This wasn't necessarily a bad thing; I enjoy character development and tend to take my time reading books like that instead of rushing through them. Karal's relationships with his nonhuman friends Altra and Florian were filled out nicely, and I continue to enjoy the senses of humor that Lackey endows upon her characters. Firesong's spiral down into obsession and semi-depression was disturbingly real. Tremane came along marvelously. I liked him in "Warning," but the caring way in which he begins to rule Hardorn shows him to be an even more decent human being than I expected.
The climax is quite similar in basic structure to that in "Warning," but that is mostly due to Mage Storm problem that the Alliance is facing. However, it was different enough for me to appreciate what happened. My only complaint is that it came so close to the end of the book that there was no real denouement.
Bottom Line: A solid continuation of the trilogy that really lets you get to know the characters.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED it 3 Jan. 2000
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
I am a devoted follower of the Valdemar series -- it's my one literary indulgence, being a classics major. It does get a little long on detail, but I am really enjoying being so INVOLVED in the world that is so fascinating. I think it is an extreme mark of her talent that she has created such an amazing world. Some people may wish for more action and less involvment with polotics and such, but I have no complaints.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Version 20 Feb. 2013
By Miche - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I don't know who they had to scan these books,but whoever it was didn't bother to check it very well. It is full of errors, garbled phrases and missing words. If I had known it was going to be so riddled with such annoyances, I would never have purchased it.

The story itself is quite good,but the scan is terrible.
2.0 out of 5 stars Edition received was not the edition pictured. 18 Aug. 2015
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While the book ordered WAS a paperback and in good condition, it was not the edition pictured. Instead it was a larger version that doesn't fit as well on my bookshelf. Hence the less than stellar rating.
Book is awesome if haven't read it. This purchase was to replace a previous copy that came to a sorry end.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Well hmm.... 25 Jun. 2000
By Melissa - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I love the Valdemar series, but this is definately not one of my favorite series in the bunch. The plotline is very good, I admit: The various countries must band together and all chip in to find some way to defend themselves against a larger enemy who is determined to rule them all. At the same time, ancient echoes of a tremendous amount of magic being released are striking on man again, making magic turn wild and rampant once again, threatening all that lives. The plot is good, but I found myself having trouble relating with the characters and finding my attention wandering. The best parts were those with Elspeth and Darkwind back in the story! But if you are a Heralds of Valdemar fan, then I would suggest you read it, but if not then I would start somewhere else.
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