The Rivers Gift

The Rivers Gift Fans Of Mercedes Lackey Will Be Enchanted With Arielle, A Young Healer Discovering Her Ability To Help Animals And Faerie Folk In The Forests Surrounding Her Father S Holdings Her Confidence Bolstered By An Unlikely Friend, Arielle Offers Help To The Local Peasant Villagers, And Learns From Them That She Is Following In The Footsteps Of Her Mother Arielle S Growing Connection To Her Powers And The Manor She Is To Inherit Is Suddenly Cut Short How Will She Escape From Her Chauvinistic Suitor, And The Wedding He Is Forcing Her Into This story is, without a doubt, one of Lackey s shortest works ever and yet Lackey easily manages to captivate her audience with it The River s Gift is a short story contained within one hundred twenty two pages in a bounded hardback book that is reminiscent of a child s storybook Now while the font style and even the concepts are easy enough for a child to grasp it would be a grave miscalculation to consider this a child s book.The story follows fifteen year old Ariella who is gifted with the This story is, without a doubt, one of Lackey s shortest works ever and yet Lackey easily manages to captivate her audience with it The River s Gift is a short story contained within one hundred twenty two pages in a bounded hardback book
Three stars for that ending It s an HEA, but really, that s it You build up this relationship between the land, the humans, and the fae folk, and you just have them fly off into the sunset like her birthright wasn t stolen from her, her people displaced and now most likely ruled by a tyrann
Short story Very predictable, but sweet. The book The River s Gift by Mercedes Lackey follows a young girl who has healing powers and uses them to help those in need It is set in an eighteenth century style mythical world that has magic and magical creatures The main theme of the book is that helping others brings happiness to yourself.Ariella is the daughter of a prosperous lord She dreams of being rid of her teacher Lady Magda and being able to do as she pleases When she finds time, Ariella sneaks off to the woods, using her heal The book The River s Gift by Mercedes Lackey follows a young girl who has healing powers and uses them to help those in need It is set in an eighteenth century style mythical world that has magic and magical creatures The main theme of the book is that helping others brings happiness to yourself.Ariella is the daughter of a prosperous lord She dreams of being rid of her teacher Lady Magda and being able to do as she pleases When she finds time, Ariella sneaks off to the woods, usi
This was a pleasant novella though a bit simple Not much to it, but the main character was very likable and held the reader s interest even though the story itself was a bit banal I didn t really care for the ending It felt rushed and not much of a conclusion This was the first time I ve ever read a Lackey work and it piqued my interest enough that I m interested in reading another and she has plenty to choose from Simple fantasy novella that sort of harkens to Cinderella If you ve read This was a pleasant novella though a bit simple Not mu
This is a great book by Mercedes Lackey that shows how she can write a short narrative and still have you entirely enthralled with the characters The characters had great original ideas consistent with Lackey s imagination of Magic Lackey has a way of setting the scene, and describing the forest and manor in a way that makes everything come alive It would have been nice to
The River s Gift Awesome story Mercedes Lackey is a talented Weaver of Tales She has such a talent for taking old, beloved fairy tales and turning them into exciting new ones I always seem to finish the stories too soon and want it to last much longer It was okThe beginning of the story was difficult to get into Once past the initial few chapters, it was good The author did a great job creating pictures through imagery Unfortunately, there was a lot of build up to a lackluster finish. EnchantingSweet short story Vivid characters and world Typical Mercedes Lackey fantasy work One of my favorite authors Would recommend this fairy tale. Loved it I haven t read Mercedes Lackey in a while, and she still can pull it off I may start up with her again