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The Oathbound (Vows and Honor #1) (Mass Market)

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This is book number 1 in the Vows and Honor series.


The first book in the Vows and Honor trilogy unites swordmaster and sorceress in a quest for revenge in this thrilling epic fantasy

She was Tarma. Born to the Clan of the Hawk of the nomadic Shin’a’in people, she saw her entire clan slain by brigands. Vowing blood revenge upon the murderers, she became one of the sword-sworn, the most elite of all warriors. And trained in all the forms of death-dealing combat, she took to the road in search of her enemies.
She was Kethry. Born to a noble house, sold into a hateful “marriage”, she fled life’s harshness for the sanctuary of the White Winds, a powerful school of sorcery. Becoming an adept, she pledged to use her talents for the greatest good. Yet unlike other sorcerers, Kethry could use worldly weapons as well as magical skills. And when she became the bearer of a uniquely magical sword that drew her to those in need, Kethry was led to a fateful meeting with Tarma.
United by sword-spell and the will of the Goddess, Tarma and Kethry swore a blood oath to carry on their mutual fight against evil. And together, swordsmaster and sorceress set forth to fulfill their destiny….

About the Author

Mercedes Lackey is a full-time writer and has published numerous novels and works of short fiction, including the best-selling Heralds Of Valdemar series. She is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, artist Larry Dixon, and their flock of parrots. She can be found at

Praise For…

Praise for The Oathbound:

“Their adventures are both imaginative and entertaining…. An intricately choreographed confrontation provides an extremely clever resolution.” —Rave Reviews
“A pair of likeable, savvy heroines. Sword and sorcery with warmth and humor.” —Library Journal

“A fascinating fantasy tale.... This is a powerful story of friendship, loyalty, and true heroism.” —Kliatt

Product Details
ISBN: 9780886774141
ISBN-10: 0886774144
Publisher: DAW
Publication Date: July 5th, 1988
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Vows and Honor