September 27, 2014

#Review of The House of the Four Winds (One Dozen Daughters #1) by @MercedesLackey , James Malloryyt #Thanks @NightOwlReviews

Mercedes Lackey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Valdemar series and romantic fantasies like Beauty and the Werewolf and The Fairy Godmother. James Mallory and Lackey have collaborated on six novels. Now, these New York Times and USA Today bestselling collaborators bring romance to the fore with The House of Four Winds.

The rulers of tiny, impoverished Swansgaard have twelve daughters and one son. While the prince’s future is assured, his twelve sisters must find their own fortunes.

Disguising herself as Clarence, a sailor, Princess Clarice intends to work her way to the New World. When the crew rebels, Clarice/Clarence, an expert with rapier and dagger, sides with the handsome navigator, Dominick, and kills the cruel captain.

Dominick leads the now-outlawed crew in search of treasure in the secret pirate haven known as The House of Four Winds. They encounter the sorceress Shamal, who claims Dominick for her own—but Clarice has fallen hard for Dominick and won’t give him up without a fight. 

Full of swashbuckling adventure, buoyant magic, and irrepressible charm, The House of the Four Winds is a lighthearted fantasy romp by a pair of bestselling writers.


About the Author

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Mercedes Lackey is the acclaimed author of over fifty novels and many works of short fiction. In her "spare" time she is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator. Mercedes lives in Oklahoma with her husband and frequent collaborator, artist Larry Dixon, and their flock of parrots.

My Review 3 Windy Stars

First off you have to love this cover!!  If you don't there is something wrong with you.  The second thing is that this book is written by none other than Mercedes Lackey so how could it not be good! I LOVED this book! It was a fun read and people who love anything deal with with the sea will fall in love.  However, this book was all plot plot plot.  The characters in this were very shallow and not very well rounded. They were bland.  The other thing was that the romance was not first string in this although the description has it first and center.  

Go Into This One Knowing

Unfortunately this one turns out to be a take it or leave it.  The plot was overwhelming but the characters were just not there.
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Editorial Reviews


“Explicitly feminist, extremely readable and entertaining.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ stars, Top Pick! on Beauty and the Werewolf“An awesome take on the world of fairy tales.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ stars, Top Pick! on The Fairy Godmother“Delightful [and] amusing. Appealing characters faced with challenging circumstances keep the plot lively.” —RT Book Reviews on The Snow Queen
“A narrative motif fit for a Technicolor swashbuckler. A fantasy fanatic’s feast.” —Kirkus Reviews on Crown of Vengeance
“The three novellas are well written and entertaining . . . starring strong females.” —The Midwest Book Review on Trio of Sorcery
“Trio of Sorcery gives us three talented, courageous heroines in an enjoyable urban fantasy collection.  Fascinating women and stories that draw us into their worlds.” —Lesa’s Book Critiques (written by the winner of the 2011 Arizona Library Association Outstanding Library Service Award) on Trio of Sorcery

Disclaimer: Thanks to Goodreads and Amazon for the book cover, about the book, and author information.


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