The Free Bards

The Free Bards Rune Robin and Nightingale Together They Will Save Us All If we re very lucky Rune She ran away from an abusive home to become the greatest violinist her world had ever known and when The Ghost of S

  • Title: The Free Bards
  • Author: Mercedes Lackey
  • ISBN: 9780671877781
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rune, Robin, and Nightingale Together They Will Save Us All If we re very lucky Rune She ran away from an abusive home to become the greatest violinist her world had ever known and when The Ghost of Skull Hill tried to stop her, she played him to sleep Robin No mean musician herself, she must make her own visit to Skull Hill to recruit the dreadful ghost to their causRune, Robin, and Nightingale Together They Will Save Us All If we re very lucky Rune She ran away from an abusive home to become the greatest violinist her world had ever known and when The Ghost of Skull Hill tried to stop her, she played him to sleep Robin No mean musician herself, she must make her own visit to Skull Hill to recruit the dreadful ghost to their cause.Nightingale Alone, she could accomplish nothing So she joined forces with T fyrr, a strange nonhuman with the face of a raptor and the voice of an angelic choir.This unlikely set of heroes had the daunting task of saving the King and through him the Gypsies, Free Bards, and non humans of the twenty kingdoms Fortunately, their opponents had no idea how potent a weapon music could be.

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    About "Mercedes Lackey"

    1. Mercedes Lackey

      Mercedes entered this world on June 24, 1950, in Chicago, had a normal childhood and graduated from Purdue University in 1972 During the late 70 s she worked as an artist s model and then went into the computer programming field, ending up with American Airlines in Tulsa, Oklahoma In addition to her fantasy writing, she has written lyrics for and recorded nearly fifty songs for Firebird Arts Music, a small recording company specializing in science fiction folk music I m a storyteller that s what I see as my job My stories come out of my characters how those characters would react to the given situation Maybe that s why I get letters from readers as young as thirteen and as old as sixty odd One of the reasons I write song lyrics is because I see songs as a kind of story pill they reduce a story to the barest essentials or encapsulate a particular crucial moment in time I frequently will write a lyric when I am attempting to get to the heart of a crucial scene I find that when I have done so, the scene has become absolutely clear in my mind, and I can write exactly what I wanted to say Another reason is because of the kind of novels I am writing that is, fantasy, set in an other world semi medieval atmosphere Music is very important to medieval peoples bards are the chief newsbringers When I write the folk music of these peoples, I am enriching my whole world, whether I actually use the song in the text or not I began writing out of boredom I continue out of addiction I can t not write, and as a result I have no social life I began writing fantasy because I love it, but I try to construct my fantasy worlds with all the care of a high tech science fiction writer I apply the principle of TANSTAAFL There ain t no such thing as free lunch , credited to Robert Heinlein to magic, for instance in my worlds, magic is paid for, and the cost to the magician is frequently a high one I try to keep my world as solid and real as possible people deal with stubborn pumps, bugs in the porridge, and love lives that refuse to become untangled, right along with invading armies and evil magicians And I try to make all of my characters, even the evil magicians, something than flat stereotypes Even evil magicians get up in the night and look for cookies, sometimes I suppose that in everything I write I try to expound the creed I gave my character Diana Tregarde in Burning Water There s no such thing as one, true way the only answers worth having are the ones you find for yourself leave the world better than you found it Love, freedom, and the chance to do some good they re the things worth living and dying for, and if you aren t willing to die for the things worth living for, you might as well turn in your membership in the human race Also writes as Misty LackeyAuthor s website

    255 thoughts on “The Free Bards”

    1. I read these stories many times as a teenager and I love them just as much now as I did then. The last one may be my favorite, though! Love the idea of the Freehold SO much.


    2. The Free Bards is a collection of three different stories (novels? novellas?) featuring the same world and general cast of characters, with each story focusing on a different bard couple. Therefore, it only seemed right to rate and review each story separately. "The Lark and the Wren" - **The main problem with this story is it is so BORING. The heroine, Rune, is boring. There is nothing special or interesting about her aside from the fact that she has musical talent. She's not utterly helpless, [...]


    3. I've loved this book, a collection of three "Free Bard" stories. Of course my gf got me hooked unintentionally when she got me to read Mercedes Lackey's "Fiddler Fair" and I found myself loving the story of Rune. In this book the three stories focus on Rune who sings to sleep (not really) the Skull Hill ghost, Robin & Kestrel (who we meet via Rune's tale) who deal with a troublesome false prophet, and Nightingale who must find out what's wrong with the High King of the 20 Kingdoms. The stori [...]


    4. The free bards is a collection of three books: The lark and the wren, The robin and the kestrel, and The eagle and the nightingales.The lark and the wrenI liked this book. It tells the story of Rune, a girl with musical talent who becomes a bard. She finds out that there is magic in musicThis book has the typical Lackey style, which I enjoy, describing ordinary life in the society she has invented. Halfway through, I felt like too may things were happening and the ending was perhaps a bit too ne [...]


    5. In general I love the work of Mercedes Lackey, but this book was difficult. It is a grouping of three books that she has written of the 'free bards', with the stories and characters overlapping. I enjoyed the first story, but hated the second. The main character I found selfish and annoying. As a result it took me Forever to read. It was so bad that I was falling asleep as I read it; not because there was no action, but because I did not enjoy the tale at all. This is very telling to how I felt [...]


    6. Obviously I dig the fantasy which is why I am reading these books none of you would ever be interested in. That being said, this one is a nice and easy introduction into the fantasy world if you're ever interested. It's also 3 books in one so it's a good way to get "hooked" quickly. Think historical fiction with a large emphasis on the fiction!


    7. Each story "book" starts slow. There is a lot of "setting up" and the plot is wrapped up literally in the last 2 pages of the book. I got a bit bored with the book. Didn't keep my attention. I did like the stories, once they were complete. I might try one more book by this author and see if the style is the same.


    8. Ehhh It's cute enough, but honestly, I just didn't feel very motivated to finish. There are too many books I want to read to waste my time reading a book I'm fairly indifferent about. Plus, I got this book because of one scene I heard took place, and I SORTA ACCIDENTALLY skipped forward and read it, and now I don't really feel like I need to read any of the rest of the book. *shrugs*


    9. I read this when I was in high school. It's definitely a book I enjoyed. The magic with music intrigued me. Totally different than any other book I've read. Ms. Lackey has some great creative world building.


    10. I really enjoyed reading this one. Three books all in one. Another series of stories involving magic. This time the magic works through music.The characters are quite delightful - not all are human either, which adds to the interest.



    11. As a musically-inclined teenager, I really loved these books. I don't think I'd enjoy them so much now, but I have very fond memories of them.






    12. I enjoyed each one of the Free Bards books (here in one big volume). If you like a touch of fantasy in a believable setting, these would be great books to try.



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