author: Mercedes Lackey
series: Mage Storms #1
published: 25 July 2009
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With her phenomenal Mage Winds trilogy, bestselling author Mercedes Lackey captivated fans across the country. Now in the first volume of the series sequel, she continues the same storyline, returning readers to a war-torn Valdemar in preparation to confront an ancient Eastern Empire--ruled by a monarch whose magical tactics by be beyond any sorcery known to the western kingdoms.
Storm Warning is the first book in the Mage Storms trilogy, part of the Valdemar saga. I love this series, the references to previous times with the saga. Like most of the books, magic is at the center of the story, but this time it’s not the answer but the problem. It is the mathematicians and the engineers of the city that are the ones to figure out what’s happening. It’s a nice comeupance to some of the mages who have become a little too secure in their occupation. There’s a nice message that there are many ways to solve problems.
The new perspective from that of the Empire is great. It’s also interesting to watch Tremane’s views and beliefs change as he realizes that Empire that he has give himself to has essentially abandoned him.
There are a lot of moving parts in the saga, and I really enjoyed seeing many of them begin to come together in this book.
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