A revelation in a fantasy novel
I’d had feelings of being different but it was reading Magic’s Pawn that finally clued me in. I was struck at the moment when Vanyel, the teenaged main character, found himself gazing at the man who would become his love as he was lost in reading a book. Vanyel wished Tylendel would smile at him like he was at the story. That moment stopped me in my tracks…I knew that feeling! Maybe at 10 it wasn’t that intense longing, but I too wished that another boy would look at me differently than any of the girls. Mercedes Lackey remains one of my favorite authors to this day, more than 25 years later, and that scene in Magic’s Pawn still makes me smile.