Lord of the Changing Winds

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Lord of the Changing Winds

Lord of the Changing Winds 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 mounta

  • Title: Lord of the Changing Winds
  • Author: Rachel Neumeier
  • ISBN: 9780316072786
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 madeGriffins 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 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.

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    1. Kater Cheek on said:

      In many ways, this is a perfectly decent sword-and-castle type fantasy, and in one way it's better, because it has griffins. The griffins are the best part, because griffins are awesome and underused.The plot is great: we have three different peoples, the griffins, the humans of Feierabriand and the humans of Casmantium, all of whom are arguing over more or less the same terrain. As with many fantasy novels, the people are rather modern and civilized in that they all desire as little blood-shed [...]

    2. MB (What she read) on said:

      Really nice worldbuilding, and griffins are a nicely unusual change from the norm. BUT, I found myself caring less about the characters on finishing than upon beginning. (Not great for keeping me invested in reading the sequels.) I also thought the warfare was poorly managed. I'm not at all knowledgeable about or interested in military fiction or strategy but there were quite a few times when I said, "waitwhat!?!" to myself. Seriously, these men do not seem to think logically about waging war--p [...]

    3. Paul Weimer on said:

      I love Griffins.Sure, Dragons are awesome. Dragons are mighty. Dragons go with heroic fantasy as much as, say, treasure laden dungeons.But GriffinsCombine a lion, king of the beasts, with an eagle, king of the air. That's a potent combination. A combination that speaks to me in a way that the coldly reptilian eye of a dragon doesn't always manage. Too, Griffins are not as well developed as dragons. Everyone knows dragons breathe fire (except when they don't). Everyone knows they love riddles (ex [...]

    4. Heidi on said:

      Originally reviewed here: bunburyinthestacksKes is a young woman with a talent for healing, destined to become an herb woman of a small village in Feierabiand, until the day that the griffins arrive to make a dessert north of Minas Ford. A man appears in the village, a man whom Kes knows instantly is no man at all, seeking a healer for his people and asking Kes’s help. She agrees to do what she can, not understanding the consequences of her actions or her own power. Bertaud, Lord of the Delta, [...]

    5. Ithlilian on said:

      I have tried to limit myself to character based fantasy lately since the quest driven fantasies are starting to tire me. At first glance Lord of the Changing Winds fits the bill, it starts with a day in the life of our main character, Kes. That is how I like to be drawn into a fantasy world, and I was interested right away. I don't enjoy long drawn out descriptions of what the land looks like, who rules where, and who hates who. Unfortunately, the second chapter brought just that. I felt like I [...]

    6. Teril on said:

      I love griffins, so I picked up this book at Powells over the summer. It was a great read, the characters are detailed. I guess i give it a three because I was not feeling complete after the ending. Don't get me wrong it was a great read and I went to the bookstore and picked up book two but I think I was wanting a bit more. A bit more character growth, a bit more hmm, romance, a bit less writing about the world and other people and places and palaces and place history since I really wanted was [...]

    7. Amanda on said:

      The worldbuilding in terms of the griffins and their desert/fire magic was exemplary. Their names really interrupted the flow of the narrative for me and became very problematic. I thought the plot was pretty thin, and only just sustained what was a rather short novel anyway.

    8. Stefon on said:

      It was alright, not great but not bad, either. Has me interested in reading the next one.

    9. Rebecca on said:

      This was a very slow and subtle fantasy. I enjoyed it, though I did get a bit impatient towards the end. The writing is absolutely beautiful though.

    10. Ranting Dragon on said:

      rantingdragon/lord-of-When I entered my local bookstore for the first time after I started reviewing, I decided I should at least pick up one book I would never have considered reading before. The novel of choice was Lord of the Changing Winds, the first book in The Griffin Mage Trilogy by Rachel Neumeier.A story of GriffinsAs the title of the series suggests, this is a book about Griffins, and it is the first book about these mythical creatures I’ve ever read. After some research, I discovere [...]

    11. Mike on said:

      I was given books 2 and 3 in this series for Christmas, so I felt I should read book 1 first to get a sense of things. From doing so, I'm not at all sure I will be reading those later ones.Things I liked about this book:Things I did not like about this book:Pretty much everything. To specify:- Terribly overwrought. I don't have the easiest time articulating this feeling, but it's something I find in certain types of work that try to be epic fantasy. It's a style common to Arthurian-style tales, [...]

    12. Cindy on said:

      This was one of those books that I was looking forward to reading in 2010. I don't know if this is a first or second book but the author is fairly new to writing. While I enjoyed the book and plot, there were huge areas of information dumping. Either when described the land, or characters or background. I noticed that I'd skip huge paragraphs, this did get toned down a lot after midway but it'll be hard for people to get past it. Especially since some of the information isn't really an essential [...]

    13. Angela James on said:

      I actually felt indifferently enough about this book that I'm not sure if I'll read the second, though the volume I got is actually the 2-book set. The story was fine, but I didn't feel a particular connection to any of the characters (in case you haven't noticed, I'm a character reader--the world can be awesome, but if I don't connect to someone in the story, a book doesn't work for me). In fact, I was never sure who the protagonist was, since we get several point of views and I didn't feel inc [...]

    14. Fantasy Literature on said:

      Lord of the Changing Winds is a very well done, straightforward fantasy novel. While there isn’t anything earth-shatteringly new here, neither is there a sense of “same old story.”Rachel Neumeier takes an interesting direction with Kes, one of her main characters. Kes is a 15-year-old orphan girl, raised by her sister in a small, quiet village. She has healing abilities and doesn’t quite fit in. So far, all the clichéd standards. Kes, however, is not a cliché. Once Kes meets the griffi [...]

    15. Rosalind M on said:

      For me, the story was lost in the amount of information the author gave about characters, places, and history. I got to the point where I was skipping over pages of background information that should have been woven into the storyline or may not really have been integral to the plot as the reader saw it (versus what was in the writer's head). I suspect that the next book will be a much more enjoyable read, since the background will already have been presented.

    16. Tracy on said:

      ~* 4.5 Stars *~As the season just starts to change from late spring into early summer in the land of Feierabriand, a shy, slightly fey young girl from the village of Minas Ford is up in the hills gathering healing herbs when the first of the mighty griffins wing overhead, the air turning hot and arid in its wake. Soon the sky is full of the gorgeous but deadly creatures and Kes watches in awe until they disappear beyond the mountain. Their arrival heralds a change on the wind that will shake Fei [...]

    17. Eco Imp on said:

      I read this book because it was there - a discard of my daughter's sitting on the coffee table. I had just submitted my final assignment (#52 in 17 weeks) and wanted to read for pleasure. No more scholarly journals and articles or text books requiring metacognition. Another late night/early morning reading (0125-0600).Female protagonist, not so strong, over-powered by 'male' in need, giving no option but to do 'his' bidding. Reminded me of Iraq and Kuwait - invasion of another country for want o [...]

    18. Kate McDougall Sackler on said:

      I liked this quick read with interesting world building. Although it is the first in a trilogy, it could function as a stand-alone.

    19. Kyla Zerbes on said:

      way too much geographic description but liked the world/magic system

    20. Vanessa on said:

      By the end of chapter one of LORD OF THE CHANGING WINDS I began to worry that Rachel Neumeier would make me suffer through new-author syndrome: the first fifty pages stiffly sets up a predictable story, using too-formal prose, repetitive descriptions, and clumsy world building. But I kept reading, because despite a not very illustrious beginning, the prose has some delightful metaphors and turns of phrase that spoke to the author's cleverness with words. Griffins take center stage here--this isn [...]

    21. Dylan DiCicco on said:

      At the beginning it pulls you in, it seems intriguing, it seems to have a cool world, it SEEMS to but it doesn't. It's boring and uninteresting, it HAD potential but it lost it and my interest rather quickly and I started to wait for the end then feel excited about what would happen next.

    22. Anastasia on said:

      This review was originally posted at Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog on April 3, 2012.I probably would have never bought this book if a) I hadn’t got the third one for free and b) this one plus the second one was on sale in an omnibus version a few years ago when c) I was flush with money and buying books wily-nily. There’s just something about the cover and summary that doesn’t really speak to me, you know? Luckily, however, it’s been so long since I originally purchased them I’d completely f [...]

    23. Dzenita on said:

      I wish the world-building was stronger. There's good detail about the different "countries" and the sorts of magic that they lean toward. However, there's no sense for the rest of the world beyond these territories. I appreciated the map in the beginning because it helped visualize the borders between the lands and the distance between cities/towns.Magic. This is one aspect that I wish was more thought out. There is no "cost" to doing magic, beyond getting tired sometimes. The main character, Ke [...]

    24. Melissa Hayden on said:

      Kes is up in the woods collecting herbs for her stock when she spies the Griffins flying in the distance, and is distracted by their beauty. After Kes returns home to her sister Tesme and their helper Jos, she goes into the small village with her sister to celebrate the birth of magnificent horse of Tesme's. While there a man comes looking for Kes, asking for her help. Kes realizes something different about this man, that he must have a connection to the griffins by what she sees and feels. Kes [...]

    25. M— on said:

      I found this to be a bit disappointing considering how excited I had been when I first learned of this book. Don't get me wrong, mind; the griffins are every bit as cool as I'd hoped and the book is worth reading if only for that aspect, but this book also has things that seriously irk me and make me less than thrilled at the idea of finishing the trilogy.Firstly, I was extremely annoyed when Betraud developed an affinity for griffins. Gosh affinity looks like such a meek and gentle word written [...]

    26. Kmont on said:

      Tried to get started on this one several days ago and have resigned myself to DNF-ing it after feeling no enthusiasm to continue. I didn't get far in, just to the part where the heroine meets the griffin and *SEMI-SPOILERISH SORRY* discovers her magical mage powers due to the griffins. This is where the book went downhill for me. The heroine is unaware she possessed said powers and therefore doesn't understand at all what is happening, how it's happening, etc. While I know things might be better [...]

    27. Jacey on said:

      I bought this on the recommendation of the manager at Bakka in Toronto, in fact I broke my own rule and bought both the first and second in the Griffin Mage trilogy because of such a strong recommendation. Unfortunately I wish I'd stuck at one. Maybe that's the problem of having someone rave about a book (or two) it sets up expectations and then when the book doesn't quite hit the mark, the disappointment quotient is amplified.I'm still trying to work out why this didn't hit the mark. It's well [...]

    28. Phuong on said:

      This book is an entertaining read but it isn't one that would make it to my list of favourite or make me want to reread it. I like reading it until the end and after I read it little details just came back and annoyed me.I normally don't mind elaborate names that are hard to pronounce as that is a common characteristic in a lot of fantasy novels. However even I found myself getting confused and losing track of all the griffins as their names are impossible to remember and that's not even includi [...]

    29. Mitticus on said:

      Tenemos 3 reinos, con diferentes habilidades: Legisladores, Hacedores, y Feierabiand, que es el reino de los que tienen Afinidad por animales. La adolescente Kes vive en una pequeña villa rural con su hermana mayor que cría caballos, mientras que ella le ayuda curándoles con hierbas. Kes es una chica extraña, atraída por la soledad y extremadamente tímida con las personas. Un día los grifos, unas criaturas de las que se sabe muy poco, pero a los que se les teme, bajan de las montañas tra [...]

    30. Terri on said:

      I had high hopes for this novel, having loved two out of three of Neumeier’s young adult novels (The City In the Lake and The Floating Islands). The City In the Lake in particular had a rich, lovely prose reminiscent of Robin McKinley, and I found that to be the case with Lord of the Changing Winds as well. Kes is a quiet, thoughtful girl who feels out of place in her world until the griffin mage comes and awakens the magic of fire inside her. The only problem then is that she’s not entirely [...]

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