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Friday, September 13, 2013

Feature Follow Friday 2

 The Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee’s Viewand Alison Can Read.

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Chronicles of the Warlands by Elizabeth Vaughan

Back Blurbs

#1 Warprize 

Xylara is the Daughter of the Warrior King, Xyron. With her father dead and her incompetent half-brother on the throne, the kingdom is in danger of falling to the warring Firelanders. Before she was old enough for a marriage-of-alliance, Xylara was trained as a healer. She can't usurp her brother or negotiate a peace--but she can heal the brave ones injured in battle.

But not only her countrymen are wounded, and Xylara's conscience won't let Firelander warriors die when she can do something to save them. She learns their language and their customs and tries to make them as comfortable as possible, despite their prisoner-of-war status. She never expects that these deeds, done in good faith, would lead to the handsome and mysterious Firelander Warlord demanding her in exchange for a cease-fire. Xylara knows must trade the life she has always known for the well-being of her people, and so she becomes...
The Warprize

#2 Warsworn

A powerful healer, she has sworn an oath of loyalty to Keir the Warlord, and his people. Now the Warlord and his chosen mate face enemies within the tribe and danger lurks on every hand as they journey toward Keir's homeland. When they reach a village marked with the warnings of the plague, Keir forbids Lara to heal the sick, commanding that she not risk her own life. But both Lara and Kier are strong of will and neither will bend easily, even for love; and when Lara disobeys, she pays the price: both she and Kier are plague-struck... and so is their entire encampment.

In the midst of the dying, Iften, a rival warrior, gathers his followers and challenges Keir for the right to rule their tribe. If Keir, weakened by the sickness, loses -- he dies. And so does Lara. To save her love, her life, and her adopted people, Lara must find a cure for the plague -- and fully embrace her sworn role as Warprize to her Warlord.

#3 Warlord

Lara of Xy and her Warlord, Keir of the Cat, have been through much together. Lara abandoned her lands and people for love of him.  She adopted his ways and learned of his tribe. Together they have faced plague and insurgency -- and despite these struggles, they have known happiness and joy. Now they face their most arduous task: Keir must take Lara into the Heart of the Plains, and introduce her as the Warprize to the warrior-priests.  She must be tested--questioned, examined, watched--and must find favor with the warrior-priests and the tribe's elders before they will confirm her as a true Warprize.
But in Lara's heart there are doubts--for what if she is found wanting? Will Keir give up everything he knows to be with his Warprize?

Series Score

Natalie Dormer as Xylara "Lara"

Natalie Dormer
Both shows I watched her had her a brunette. I think she is naturally blonde. As a blonde she is my choice for Xylara.

I loved Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn in The Tudors. She was a character that I felt both sympathy for and anger at. Manipulated by the men in her family to catch the king. A master manipulator herself, she schemed her way to the crown. Unfortunately, her lack of a living male heir saw her to the executioner.

As Anne Boleyn

As Margaery Tyrell

In Game of Thrones she is still trying to get that crown on her pretty little head as Margaery Tyrell. Well versed in the ways of court she oozes charm and can diffuse a situation with a word. She somehow manages to project herself as both innocent virgin and sexpot. I am Team Dany all the way but I really want good things for Margaery. Maybe Dany will make her VP.

Billy Wirth as Keir of the Cat

 I first saw Billy Wirth as one of the teenage vampires in The Lost Boys. That movie was old news when I was a kid, yeah Billy is a little too mature to play Keir these days. He still looks fantastic and I would not kick him out of bed, but facts are facts. Google him. He's hot. 

Quotes worth repeating...

“Want to know the best part of being a warlord?' came a hoarse whisper.
I bit my lip, puzzled by the question.
Keir’s mouth curled up slowly into a smile. 'I always get what I want.” 

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