By the Sword

By the Sword

Book - 1991
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Granddaughter of the sorceress Kethry, daughter of a noble house, Kerowyn had been forced to run the family keep since her mother's untimely death. Yet now at last her brother was preparing to wed, and when his bride became the lady of the keep, Kerowyn could return to her true enjoyments - training horses and hunting.

But all Kerowyn's hopes and plans were shattered when her anscestral home was attacked, her father slain, her brother wounded, and his fiancee kidnapped. Drive by desperation and the knowledge that a scorcerer had led the journey which would prove but he first step on the road to the fulfillment of her destiny.

Publisher: c1991.
ISBN: 0886774632
Branch Call Number: Lacke

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d2lbrokaw
Apr 19, 2014

The interest level is 13 and up -- however within the encompassing series there are sex scenes, rape and torture, so I would say 16+ would be safer.

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LaCh1pmunkL0ca
Apr 06, 2011

This is an amazing book that I would definitely recommend for teen and adult fantasy fans. It is a continuation of the Vows and Honor series, with Kethry being the grandmother of Kerowyn, our new heroine. As a character Kerowyn has both her strengths and her weaknesses. Her strong sense of morals is admirable, as well as her resolve to never give up on her mercenary family. The romance that appears in the middle of the book is both understandable in that it was both meant to be and impossible in order for Kerowyn to stick to her values. Although I found some of the secondary characters a bit stereotypical, some had interesting elements in their personalities.

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