Book Reviews of By the Sword (Kerowyn's Tale)

By the Sword (Kerowyn's Tale)
By the Sword - Kerowyn's Tale
Author: Mercedes Lackey
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780886774639
ISBN-10: 0886774632
Publication Date: 2/5/1991
Pages: 496
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 288 ratings
Publisher: Daw Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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A book the includes the Heralds but is about someone else - weaves well with the other series
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Part of the Valdemar series, Kerowyn becomes a warrior to avenge the attack of her ancestral home.
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Another great read by Lackey. I've already begun the "winds" trilogy to continue Kero's tale...
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Kerowyn is one of my favorite of the Valdemar characters. This book doesn't disappoint--at least from my point of view.
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I enjoy all the Valdemar-related stuff. I learned the song itself before I read the book.
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Great story in the Valdemar series. It's like reading 3 books in one and with a very surprising ending.
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Swords, warriors, mages, and tales, this woman warrior will take you along on her journey to awaken her powers of magic.
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I had forgotten how much fun this one is - Kerowyn is a lot of fun, though I do wish that Sayvel/Savil was in it more. Still, an enjoyable re-read... it's another one that is showing the signs of its age. It spanned a lot of time and filled in more gaps. But, my re-reading project is really getting down to it now... only ten books left in the series!
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I love to read this book over and over. We go through 20 years of Kethry's life starting with her first heroic act that starts her down and independent and fulfilling life. She learns the art of war from her grandmother's partner Tarma and joins the mercenary company The Skybolts. During a confrontation, she separates from her escaping group into enemy lands. In trying to find her way out of the enemy country, she saves a Herald of Valdemar and falls in love. But she doesn't have time for this so she ditches him and makes her way back to her company. 10 years later she's the captain of the company and marching to Valdemar to fight for them and she meets up with her Herald again. Will love triumph or is she still too proud?
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I really enjoyed this book! I had read a few of Mercedes Lackey's other books. Specifically "Oathbound" and "Oathbreakers" and this continues on in the same story line. It wasn't until finishing this book, however, that I really got into the rest of her books. I didn't realize how many of her other books really blended one into the other while at the same time being stories in and of themselves. Her books stand alone as well as being part of a larger whole. I really liked it, and I like it even more now that I've read some more of the stories that tie into this one. I'm about to pick it up to read again!
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It was interesting to read about the adventures of a Granddaughter of a character I was familiar with in other books. Well written, the characters seemed like real people, reacting like people I know. Excellent reading.