Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
Hemning Sternberg
moonshadow

first book of 2009

Title: Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar
Editor: Mercedes Lackey
Genre: Fantasy, Anthology, Series
Pages: 343
First Line: "Herald Elyn refrained from tearing her hair out."
Cover: Black, with a shield and a pissed-off white horse in the foreground. The background contains what appear to be carnivorous frogbats, which is interesting, since there are no frogbats of any kind that I noticed in the text.
Favorite Stories: "Passage at Arms" by Rosemary Edghill, "Heart, Hearth, and Home," by Sarah Hoyt and Kate Paulk, and "Live On" by Tanya Huff
Grade: C+
Recommended for: Those who can't get enough Valdemar.

Last night I finished Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar edited by Mercedes Lackey. I have been reading the Valdemar books since college. Although for the most part they have gone downhill in quality (the recent Foundation was a pleasant surprise) they are still comfort food for me. I found this one very soothing and enjoyable, although I must admit, if I am to be honest, that perhaps it wasn't actually very well-written. But it has comfort-blanket qualities.

I will be experimenting with review categories all this month. Feel free to give me feedback if you have any.
Tags: books 2009, fiction
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