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Bedlam's Bard by Mercedes Lackey
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Bedlam's Bard (1991)

by Mercedes Lackey, Ellen Guon

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Series: Bedlam's Bard (omnibus edition 1-2)

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This book is in fact two short book-ettes jammed into one paperback, but both are about the same characters, and in fact they are books one and two of a series of... five-ish? Unlike The Chrome Borne, which has books one and four of seven, just to confuse everyone.

SPOILER WARNING!
The first story is about how some evil elf wants to kill all the other elves who live in '80s California so that he can rule all the elves. Well, the ones who aren't dead. I think. And our three heroes, some elf guy called Korendil and a couple of Ren Faire musicians (Beth, a witch, and Eric, a Bard, some kind of wizard who uses music to cast spells), try to stop him. Oh, also Eric angsts about how he's totally in love with Beth and Kory, but they're already dating each other and Kory is an elf and a man and omg, his life is so hard.

The second story is about the same three trying to stop a different bad guy. Well, first they try to stop him kidnapping psychic people... which ends up with loads of people dying and the bad guy being possessed by some kind of weird monster from another dimension. Then they try to stop the possessed bad guy from deliberately starting an earthquake to destroy San Francisco. Which will somehow allow all the other weird monsters to come into this dimension. Or something.
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Anyway! A highly odd book, as expected from Mercedes Lackey, but actually less crazy than The Chrome Borne. And pretty amusing. ( )
  tronella | Sep 28, 2008 |
Okay, I'm sure it's not the best book in the world, but it's still one of my favorites and better than most of the rest in the series. ( )
  BMVCOE | Jul 30, 2006 |
excellent series!
  bibliophreak | Dec 31, 1969 |
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Mercedes Lackeyprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Guon, Ellenmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Caldwell,ClydeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shaw, BarclayCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Dedicated to Russ Galen, a jewel among agents, Christy Marx, a true gem among women, And the musicians. dancers, and players of the California Renaissance Faires
Long may you wave--
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"Selfish, inconsiderate, irresponsible--"
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When Eric Banyon's music frees Korendil, "a young elven noble," who had been imprisoned for centuries, they band together to fight against the evil elf lord.--Cover.

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