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Crown of Vengeance begins a new epic fantasy saga from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory.
She is the unwanted spawn of a mad king and queen, her lands lost before her birth; her family - her very name - erased from history. Cursed by many, yet protected by an even greater curse.
She was born on a night of storm and terror, raised in protected concealment, then banished from the only home she had ever known - an ancient enemy's final stroke in a war begun centuries before.
Secret studies of hidden lore reveal the truth of the prophecy that heralded her coming. Dark dreams teach lessons of war and duty, of strategy and magecraft that she could not learn in a thousand lifetimes.
She does not have a thousand lifetimes. She has just one - and time is running out. For the prophecy spoke not just of her, but of a great Darkness that would destroy the elven kingdoms. A Darkness that is coming ever closer.
She is Vieliessar Farcarinon and she must save her people. Even if she must shatter custom and destroy the world she was born to rule.
©2012 Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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By R.F. on 10-15-16

Give it time...

The high fantasy elven language can be a bit much at first. Give yourself time, let the feel and emotion of the story take hold. This was a fantastic start to the prequel trilogy to the Obsidian Trilogy. Being thrust back into this world reminded me of how much I missed it.

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By Amanda Bahnson on 05-19-15

Long battle scenes with longer names

This is a really great story for people who enjoyed the previous series set in this world.

I agree with the other reviewer who pointed out that the long Elven names could get on a person's nerves. The book could have been half as long with shorter names. However, they are Elven names, and this was to be expected based on the previous series.

The narrator would be better if she would leave a pause of some sort when the story changes setting. In the written books, I imagine there is some sort of line or ellipses marking the change in setting or speaker. It was confusing at points.

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By sam on 07-14-17

not that impressed at all.

it took ages to build up to a rather poor and disappointing ending. poor and a real slog to get through.

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By lavina on 04-20-15

Crown of Vengence: The Dragon Prophecy, Book 1.

A good story with lots of action. Great characters and expect 5he unexpected. I am looking forward to reading book 2.

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