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The best books you never read

I am both a reader and a writer. I find that the best writers are in fact avid readers. I love books of all kinds but I really adore reading new authors who are just getting their feet wet. Some of the very best writers are now found in the indie set. These reviews will be of books I have devoured in my never ending quest for good fiction. Some will be up and comers who have hit the top of the chart, but most will be struggling new writers who deserve a second look.

By the Sword by Mercedes Lackey - a review

By the Sword - Mercedes Lackey

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 mean of course I adore the Heralds books and Tarma and Kethry are two of the most kicking heroines any lover of chicks with magic and swords could want but should they be combined.  In come Kerowyn and the resounding answer then and now is YES.


The depth of detail that is put into this connective book is refreshing. She fully fleshed out Kerowyn and made us all love her. Showing a different view of the mercenary that we rarely got in fiction, Ms Lackey showed us they can be honorable and worth characters. I highly recommend this book.