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Dagger-Star (Epic of Palins, Bk. 1)
DaggerStar - Epic of Palins, Bk. 1
Author: Elizabeth Vaughan
She is a mercenary trained in the ways of war and the blade -- nothing more. — A woman known only as Red Gloves has come to the land of Palins in search of work. What she finds, however, is the torched fields and razed farms of a land defiled. — If you see her without the gloves, run... — This is all Josiah knows about the mysterious woman -- until...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425220610
ISBN-10: 0425220613
Publication Date: 4/1/2008
Pages: 323
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 121 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Dagger-Star (Epic of Palins, Bk. 1) on
Helpful Score: 9
This book has gotten such bad press that I almost did not order it. The front cover and back blurb where so bad when I got it that I almost did not read it... Red Gloves and goat herders, please. Well, thank goodness I did, this is such a great book that I gave it 5 stars and just had to write a review. This book is not set in the primitive Lord of the Plains world. The Warprize trilogy was so great that you are inevitably disappointed not to return. Dagger-Star is set in a nieghboring world that has mages, magic and seriously strong women. Vaughn manages to pull off a strong alpha heroine who is still vulnerable and a vulnerable hero who is still strong. It is a great story with wonderful secondary characters and lots of room for future installments. I can't wait for Evie's book which I think comes out in 4-2009. My only negative comment would be that the red gloves, as in the apparel item, by story is a bit contrived, but it works in the end and does not over shadow the rest of the story. Seriously well done.
sumrwind avatar reviewed Dagger-Star (Epic of Palins, Bk. 1) on + 135 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is the first book I have read from this author...Dagger-star Elizabeth Vaughan
Loved this one. Romance, spirituality, paranormal, magic. I found some interesting religious tones also....but in a very thought provoking way....opthers might not even notice, but it just made the story more joyful to me.
Grabbed my attention from page one and wouldn't let me go.
Highly recommend it. Can't wait for the next one in next year, I hope.
reviewed Dagger-Star (Epic of Palins, Bk. 1) on + 28 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I loved this book!
I definetly thought this was an excellently crafted book dealing with a reversal of the traditional male/ female roles. I enjoyed the character development during the story and even liked the secondary characters. Great read!
reviewed Dagger-Star (Epic of Palins, Bk. 1) on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I really liked this book! It's interesting with gender switching, cultural differences and intrigue! The switching of genders was smartly pulled off without making the female character overly testosteroned and not feminizing the male character.
reviewed Dagger-Star (Epic of Palins, Bk. 1) on + 99 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I really liked this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys magic, mages and strong female characters. I hope there are more books coming in this series. Very interesting secondary characters and I'm sure there is a story behind those magic goats. The Red Glove thing seemed a little contrived, why not black, etc.? My only problem with the story was why so many had the mark of the Chosen? I read all the Warprize books and have put this author on my list to watch for.
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reviewed Dagger-Star (Epic of Palins, Bk. 1) on + 20 more book reviews
excellent sci fi Female lead hero,with a great sidekick.good story line and interesting.I would recommend to any looking for a good tale.
reviewed Dagger-Star (Epic of Palins, Bk. 1) on + 5 more book reviews
I wasn't sure if I would like the book (it's not my normal read), but the reviews were good, so I gave it a shot. I'm glad that I did, it's a great read that I finished in two sittings!
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Very strong characters. Good plot.


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