There are two other Diana Tregard short stories out there — written before the books. So while I regret to say that there are no guardians or hunters in real life and this book is clearly a work of unadulterated fiction, all three books are ripping good fun and this three-story volume is a terrific way to get into them. 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. The adventures continue in Burning Water , in which Lackey shows her extensive knowledge of other cultures and religions as Diana is set against an ancient Aztec evil. Like everything Lackey does, they have the perfect balance between action and exposition, they’re artfully written, and they’re very entertaining. I’m very glad I did. Perhaps increased interest might sway Ms Lackey into writing some more of these fascinating urban fantasy novels? Jun 26, Frank rated it really liked it.
Arcanum by Mercedes Lackey. Perhaps increased interest might sway Ms Lackey into writing some more of these fascinating urban fantasy novels? So disturbing, in fact, that an ancient being who slumbers underground is being awakened by it…and all hell is about to break loose—literally. Diana is a Guardian charged with saving innocents and destroying evil wherever she finds it. Also amusing was in book three, where Lackey gives writing advice via Diana, who tackles a high school composition class. Sure I know she had to work through things from a previous incident, which must I would hope come i So far I have only read one novel in this collection of three so this review will be updated in due time The story of decent and could of been better if the lead character Diana wasn’t so weepy and always breaking down. Hardcover , pages.
All three books have their own settings with plenty of time between them, but characters in the earlier books have cameos in the later ones; it’s always nice to meet up with a character you’ve grown to like. Shelve Children of the Night. Trivia About Diana Tregarde In Lists with This Book. Your email address will not be published. Lxckey up using Facebook.
Diana Tregarde Investigates
Be the first to ask a question about Diana Tregarde Investigates. Mercedes entered this world on June 24, llackey, in Chicago, had a normal childhood and graduated from Purdue University in Magic by Mercedes Lackey.
I might try to revive the series some day. The story of decent and could of been better if the lead character Diana wasn’t so weepy and always breaking down.
Open Preview See a Problem? Children of the Night, the first story in the trilogy, introduces Diana, her unique life as a guardian, and some well written medcedes characters.
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.
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One of the novels within this collection of three does get resolved by a literal deus ex machina, but in a meecedes that works for the story. Not that any of them really are, but I tregwrde had to wonder about her inspiration a bit during a few scenes.
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Because if she doesn’t, evil will find her—and kill her first. Email Required, but never shown. The compilation presents the books lqckey a logical order rather than in print release order.
She is a remark Seires stories were pretty good, but not great. My only real issue with it at all is that the endings of Burning Water and Jinx High simply felt too rushed. This are a different direction for Mercedes Lackey as she typically writes fantasy novels-knights, goblins, and the like.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Fay Harper looks like any other teenage girl–any… More.
Jinx High by Mercedes Lackey. So while I regret to say that there are no guardians or hunters in real life and this book is clearly a work of unadulterated fiction, all three books are ripping good fun and this three-story volume is a terrific way to get into them. Also amusing was in book three, where Lackey gives writing advice via Diana, who tackles a high school composition class.
Readers no familiar with ‘s and ‘s history and society may want to spend a little time researching some of the tidbits that are woven into the stories.
Diana Tregarde Series by Mercedes Lackey
I found Lackey’s style of expressing her character’s thoughts essentially as lines of dialog to be off-putting, Fairly good characters and mercedss. She has the typical attraction to the lead detective, even if he can’t possibly understand what being a witch is. Children of the Night, the first story in the trilog I originally discovered the Diana Tregarde stories when I was in high school.