Owlsight (Owl Mage Trilogy #2)

Owlsight (Owl Mage Trilogy #2)

by Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon

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Overview

It has been four years since Darian saw his village sacked and burned by barbarians. Taking refuge with the Hawkbrothers, he soon finds his life's calling--as a Healing Adept. But even as he learns the mystical ways of this ancient race, Darian cannot escape the dangers threatening his future. Another tribe of barbarians is approaching. The time has come...to stand up and fight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780886778026
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/1998
Series: Owl Mage Trilogy Series , #2
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

Mercedes Lackey is a full-time writer and has published numerous novels and works of short fiction, including the best-selling Heralds Of Valdemar series. She is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, artist Larry Dixon, and their flock of parrots.

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Owlsight (Owl Mage Trilogy Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once again Larry Dixon adds to Mercedes what she lacked in her other books. The plot slows a bit in the middle but I still enjoyed the read.
LisaMaria_C on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the Owl Mage series, that began with Owlflight, so you should read that first. I generally like Lackey's Valdemar books, and if you're new to them I'd start with the first published, Arrows of the Queen. They almost all deal with Heralds, a police/military force bonded to and partnered with "Companions," magical creatures in horse guise. Heralds don't factor much in this particular trilogy though, but the Tayledras, featured in other stories, do, and for me that more than makes up for that. The previous book centered on Darian, a Valdemarian adopted into a Tayledras clan who wishes to be a bridge to both peoples. This book introduces Keisha Alder, a young healer-in-training from his village. I found her an appealing character and the book a light, enjoyable read, even if I wouldn't name it among Lackey's best.
Nikkles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A good Valdemar book. Not earth shattering, but I do enjoy them.
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Like most of Lackey's middle books, this one is mostly setting up for the climax. We meet Keisha, the Healer of Errold's Grove, and catch up with a much more adult Darian. The new Vale, between Tayledras territory and Valdemar, gets set up - a little faster than intended, as reports of a new barbarian incursion coming down from the North come in. These barbarians, however, turn out to be quite different from the last lot, and (eventually) willing to make peace - partly because what's driving them is a disease, and Keisha and the other healers find out how to deal with it. The book ends on the treaty field, with a lot of loose ends lying about - see previous note about this book being a set-up for the next. Good but not great - a lot of interesting people and situations, and some old friends show up, but there's not a lot to the story. The best bits are largely side-issues - Darian's discussion with the local lord's heir about what battle's really like, for instance. Very rich.
SunnySD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The sequel to Owlflight continues Darian's story, but we rejoin the action four years later. The village of Errold's Grove has experienced a change in fortune and is now quite nearly prosperous in direct contrast to its days of barbarian occupation. Keisha, the village's young healer in training, loves her family and her duties, but is feeling ever more stressed by her patients - just being in the room with them is driving her slowly frantic. But with no other healer close enough to take her place while she trains, she suffers in silence.Darian, meanwhile, has made good use of his time with the Hawkbrothers and is looking forward to returning to found his very own Vale. All seems to be running smoothly until word comes that a new wave of barbarians is approaching. With both Keisha and Darian possessing healing talents there's little surprise in the revelation that the new barbarian hoard won't need fighting - but what they bring with them will take more than skill with a sword to vanquish. The ending is a bit abrupt given the long lead-in, but other than that this is standard Lackey - enjoyable enough to leave you wanting more.
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I couldn't put it down.
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Very discriptive interesting and realistic fiction
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