FREE MOBI æ DOC The Robin the Kestrel Bardic Voices #2 9781555940645

DOC The Robin the Kestrel Bardic Voices #2

FREE MOBI æ DOC The Robin the Kestrel Bardic Voices #2 9781555940645 õ Something is rotten in the state of GradfordAfter the affairs recounted in The Lark and the Wren Robin a gypsy lass and bard and Kestrel semi fugitive heir to a throne he does not want have married their fortunes together and travel the openSomething is rotten in the state of GradfordAfter the affairs recounted in The Lark and the Wren Robin a gypsy lass and bard and Kestrel semi fugitive heir to a throne he does not want have married their fortunes tog I enjoyed this book but not uite as much as the first book I didn’t like the main characters as much as I had liked Rune in the previous book Rune had the better personality and a common sense attitude that made me root for her success Robin the main female character in this book got on my nerves sometimes She was less ethical and inclined to take foolish or selfish actions without thinking things through I liked her husband Kestrel better but he wasn’t really a stand out character for meThe first 5% was a recap of Kestrel’s story from the previous book I’d just finished that book the night before so this was not exactly riveting reading and the recap wasn’t at all clever or subtle The author might as well have labeled the first chapter “Recap” Kestrel is standing in the pouring rain cold and muddy trying to get their wagon unstuck from a muddy pothole Naturally he has nothing very pressing on his mind so he takes a moment to think about his entire life’s historyThe story did get interesting after the recap and it became increasingly interesting as the story progressed The main premise is that there is growing prejudice against Free Bards gypsies and non humans This directly impacts our main characters because they are both members of the Free Bards and Robin is a gypsy They also have friends who aren’t human Robin and Kestrel therefore decide to try to find the source of these attitudes and determine how serious things areI downloaded this e book years ago from the Baen Free Library Hopefully it’s just this version but there were a lot of OCR errors and it became uite distracting For example at one point our characters moved “aujay” from something My finger had just starting to twitch in anticipation of being asked to look this strange word up in the dictionary when I realized our characters were actually moving “away”The book is written in a similar tone as the first book It’s relatively light and fluffy and it’s a fast easy read Even though it tackles issues like prejudice there wasn’t really anything uniue or insightful about the way it was handled It’s just a device to help tell a good story There were some things brought up in this book that I’m hopeful we’ll learn about in the next book We met some interesting non human characters but didn’t get to learn a lot about them There were also a lot of references to a Cataclysm and the implication that the world was at a higher level of technology before that event so I’m curious about that According to the Goodreads series page there's another book set between this second book and the third book called A Cast of Corbies and numbered as “25” in the series I was going to read it but I couldn’t find the e book for sale anywhere and my library network doesn’t have the physical book in any of its branches I decided I didn’t care enough about it to buy a physical book even if there are very cheap used copies out there So I’m moving on to the official third bookI’m rating this 35 stars on BookLikes but rounding up to 4 here on Goodreads

TEXT ¹ The Robin the Kestrel Bardic Voices #2 Ñ Mercedes Lackey

Rather than her death when she played the night away Together the Robin the Kestrel and the Ghost will foil a plot to drive all music forever from the land but first the Robin and the Kestrel must tame the killer Gho Enjoyed the adventure as well as the theme running through the book Ordinary peopletended to do what they were told as long as they were given orders by someone who was a recognized authority Or as long as the orders did not affect their own lives very much they would support the orders through simple inaction If you make changes gradual and made them seem reasonable no one really cared about them Mercedes gives us much to think about as well as spins an adventurous tale

Mercedes Lackey Ñ The Robin the Kestrel Bardic Voices #2 TEXT

The Robin the Kestrel Bardic Voices #2Ether and travel the open road seeking their happiness where they may find itThis is their story But it is also the story of the Ghost of Skull Hill the very ghost who gave Rune a bag of silver and her start in life This volume follows the couple who were wed in the first book of the series Robin the gypsy and Kestral who was Prince Sional before he abdicated in favor of his uncle They now have a caravan and are traveling But when they reach Gradford they find things are in a very bad state a vicious priest has seized power and is working against bards other entertainers and women They end up going to Skull Hill just as Rune did in the first book and they manage to get the Ghost to help them It gets rather exciting I also enjoyed how she points out excesses in the Church which could eually apply today and the comeuppance of the evil priests who fake 'miracles' with the help of some renegade gypsies and their illusionsIt helps to have read the first book in the series first although there is enough backstory presented at the beginning and scattered throughout that this book can stand alone But I think you would enjoy it if you read The Lark and the Wren first