Lord Of The Changing Winds by Rachel NeumeierLord Of The Changing Winds by Rachel Neumeier

Lord Of The Changing Winds

byRachel Neumeier

Mass Market Paperback | May 1, 2010

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Griffins lounged all around them, inscrutable as cats, brazen as summer. They turned their heads to look at Kes out of fierce, inhuman eyes. Their feathers, ruffled by the wind that came down the mountain, looked like they had been poured out of light; their lion haunches like they had been fashioned out of gold. A white griffin, close at hand, looked like it had been made of alabaster and white marble and then lit from within by white fire. Its eyes were the pitiless blue-white of the desert sky.

Little ever happens in the quiet villages of peaceful Feierabiand. The course of Kes' life seems set: she'll grow up to be an herb-woman and healer for the village of Minas Ford, never quite fitting in but always more or less accepted. And she's content with that path -- or she thinks she is. Until the day the griffins come down from the mountains, bringing with them the fiery wind of their desert and a desperate need for a healer. But what the griffins need is a healer who is not quite human . . . or a healer who can be made into something not quite human.
Rachel Neumeier started writing fiction to relax when she was a graduate student and needed a hobby unrelated to her research. Prior to selling her first fantasy novel, she had published only a few articles in venues such asThe American Journal of Botany. However, finding that her interests did not lie in research, Rachel left academia...
Title:Lord Of The Changing WindsFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 6.75 × 4.25 × 1 inPublished:May 1, 2010Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316072788

ISBN - 13:9780316072786

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor read As this is the first book I have read by Rachel Neumeier, I'm unaware of her writing style, but if this is an acurate sample, I won't be picking up anymore books after this series. The story has potential, but I find that the character development is lacking, and I feel that this book might be more suitable for for younger audience. It seems somewhat simplistic, ie: "Jane sees sword. Jane picks up sword." Rachel might be trying to develop a type of mood, but I found it frustrating. If this is the type of writing style you are looking for, then you have hit the jackpot. All things aside, the entire concept was very imaginative and that's why it received two leaves instead of one.
Date published: 2011-05-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Excellent debut! I just finished reading the first book in the griffin mage trilogy and I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed it so much that I went back to the bookstore to buy the second book in the series. Now all I have to do is wait till December for the third book to be released.
Date published: 2010-06-09