I never thought there would be this many.. There is only one more post coming after this one, so the end is near!
He was Tiger, born of the desert winds, raised as a slave and winning his freedom by weaving a special kind of magic with a warrior’s skill. Now he was an almost legendary sword-dancer, ready to take on any challenge—if the price was right.
She was Del, born of ice and storm, trained by the greatest of Northern sword masters. Now, her ritual training completed, and steeped in the special magic of her own runesword, she had come South in search of the young brother stolen five years before.
But even Del could not master all the dangers of the deadly Punja alone. And meeting Del, Tiger could not turn back from the most intriguing challenge he’d ever faced—the challenge of a magical, mysterious sword-dancer of the North….
Sword Dancer Saga by Jennifer Roberson
It has been years and years ago since I read this first book and I don’t remember a lot. I just know that I was very tired of the 2 main characters and their fighting & bickering. I could never have read another book featuring those 2.
They were the Cheysuli, a race of magical warriors gifted with the ability to assume animal shape at will. For centuries they had been allies to the King of Homana, treasured champions of the realm. Until a king’s daughter ran away with a Cheysuli liege man and caused a war of annihilation against the Chaysuli race. Twenty-five years later the Chesyuli were hunted exiles in their own land, feared for their sorcery, their shapeshifting.
This is the story of Alix, the daughter of that ill-fated union between Homanan princess and Cheysuli warrior, and her struggle to master the call of magic in her blood, and accept her place in an ancient prophecy she cannot deny.
Chronicles of the Cheysuli by Jennifer Roberson
- Legacy of the Sword
- Track of the Whit Wolf
- A Pride of Princes
- Daughter of the Lion
- Flight of the Raven
- A Tapestry of Lions
Same deal with this one. I actually remember liking it for about half of the action and then something happened that pissed me off. Maybe the main character didn’t end up with the guy I liked? Something like that. I hardly remember, unfortunately.
So that’s my experience with Jennifer Roberson. I tried, but wasn’t a fan.
Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of ten when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order—a caste devoted to battle. Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate and dangerous life of a warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order.
Vaelin’s father was Battle Lord to King Janus, ruler of the Unified Realm—and Vaelin’s rage at being deprived of his birthright knows no bounds. Even his cherished memories of his mother are soon challenged by what he learns within the Order.
But one truth overpowers all the rest: Vaelin Al Sorna is destined for a future he has yet to comprehend. A future that will alter not only the Realm, but the world.
A Raven’s Shadow by Anthony Ryan
- Blood Song
- Tower Lord
- Queen of Fire
One of the few books in this category that I really liked. I just felt that Vaelin’s story was over and didn’t feel like there was anything left to tell. As a Stand-Alone it’s great! You can find my review here.