As much as I love Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar books, I have to admit that her Bardic Voices series and 'verse is one of her best works. The characters are interesting and unique, and her world-building is excellent, with just enough details to keep you guessing. The Lark and The Wren is a good introduction to this interesting world and its characters.
I don't think the author gets enough credit for this book. I picked this because I enjoyed reading some of the other books written by Mercedes Lackey. There is a lot of action, from the first page to the last. I liked the strong-willed persona given to the main character and the way the author let the reader identify with it. I was surprised to find that as soon as I thought I knew the outcome of the story, I would turn the page and something would happen to change where the story would have to go next. I couldn't stop reading! If you like this author or if you like fantasy, you will want read this book!
Good read here. I'd say this is about the only book from the Bardic Voices series that you'll need to read to savour it, as the universe can get tiresome to read about after a while. An interesting plot, if rather predictable towards the end, and an interesting world to go along with it. One thing that did irritate me was the heavy-handed religion-bashing. If you can stomach that (which I could, on the first and even second reads), then this is definitely for you.
One of my favourite authors! Humor, music and adventure!
In process of moving and hAVEN'T READ IT YET BUT AM LOOKING FORWARD TO IT, THANK YOU