The second book in the trilogy is rather dull with the main charater, Vanyel, whining about his life. But it does have an interesting side plot. And in the context of the entire Heralds of Valdemar series all this trilogy is a must read that explains many things in the "present day" stories.
(All the books are badly written; wooden, boring and clicheed. Book two is outright awful, a typical example of one story being stretched into a trilogy, with only enough material for one or two books.)
(I've only skimmed some of the other books in the series, not really read them, but I don't think they looked the least bit appealing. I suppose they're okay if you're into whiny hurt/comfort with noble telepathic animal soulmates and tortured talented musicians.Sometimes I am in the mood for that, but then I'd frankly rather read some straight to the point fanfic, which tends to be better written, and have more well-rounded, well-established characters.)
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