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  • Four and Twenty Blackbirds

  • Bardic Voices, Book 4
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
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Four and Twenty Blackbirds

By: Mercedes Lackey
Narrated by: Christa Lewis
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A magical maniac is loose in Alanda!

A magical murderer is loose in Alanda. The victims are always women, always lower-class, and the weapon is always a three-sided stiletto, most often found among Church regalia. But the killers are never churchmen, and they always commit suicide immediately after the bloody deed.

Tal Rufen is just a simple constable. But he really cares about his job, and when one of these murder/suicides happens on his beat, he becomes obsessed. His superiors don't care—the victims will never be missed, and their murderers are already justly dead. But every instinct Tal Rufen has cries out that he has seen only one small piece of a bigger and much nastier puzzle . . .

©1997 Mercedes Lackey (P)2022 Tantor

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  • theresah
  • 24-09-22

mystery magic and music

Four & Twenty Blackbirds (Bardic Voices, #4)
by Mercedes Lackey

For Creative Edge Publicity

The audio is amazing I love the readers voice, with her variation of voice and tone making everything stand out and reasonable.
The book has adjacent story to the bardic voices, since the main characters are not one of the main bards. Although the villain is a remake of one of the original villains that crossed the bardic guild, and the free bards. The book shows the depth of the world created by Mercedes Lackey that its not only just the music and the problems between musicians and the public. The book shows so many nuances of the culture, and shows their broad and intercut ideas of the society.

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  • James T.
  • 07-10-22

slow very slow

could not get past chapter 5. Lots of descriptive wording not very much storyline. tedious.