Reviews - The Heldan
I liked it; it was a relaxing dip into the waters of bread-and-butter fantasy without being overly epic or underdeveloped. This is one of those fundamental fantasy stories that doesn't rely on elves, dwarves or dragons, or a quest for a sword or a ring or treasure or anything like that. It's more of an adjustment from a complacent lifestyle to a demanding life of action, and the character responds to it with admirable composure.
Graham Bradley at http://grahamchops.blogspot.com/2009/07/book-chop-heldan.html
From the very beginning this book just takes hold of you and never lets go. I felt that I was right there with Vayhawk and Senea every step of the way through it all. It's a unique fantasy unlike anything I've ever read before and I highly recommend it to anyone who is into fantasy or just wants to read a romantic and action filled story. ShayShay on Amazon.com
I am currently rereading this novel for the nth time. I've lost count. This book is my most treasured, it rocks. Senea and Vayhawk are identifiable characters, and some of the most three-dimensionally written I've seen. With their struggle with Sky, Yunab, and the Ja'sid power the warrior-style novel never had it written so good. In a sweeping story of magic, war, and unlikely love and hate, this book ranks at the top.By A customer on Amazon.com
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book is Wonderful
Like my title says, this book is wonderful. The characters are perfectly developed so you really get into everything they're feeling and doing. Also, the romance between Senea and Vayhawk is beautifully written, it's never tactless. Unfortunately this book is no longer in print, and the author never wrote many books. She should definitely write more though because The Heldan is one of the greatest books any sci/fi or fantasy fan could ever read. By May "geek queen" on Amazon.com
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, September 15, 2004
I read this years ago, and it's one of those books I re-read all the time. By loonigrrl (Los Angeles, CA) - on Amazon.com
The dialogue is good (short and to the point), it is full of action (fights between trainers, trainees, and the bad guys), and the "relationship" between Sky, Vayhawk, Treyna, and Senea, full of love and hate and fighting, really make it worth reading (no seriously - I usually hate these kinds of things, but it's awesomely written here, realistic and all the people are very 3-Dimensional).Sonic Le "A. Le" (Florida, USA) - on Amazon.com
5 Stars- Still love this book - almost 20 years later!!, January 18, 2013
By Kerry Neibergall
I was VERY happy (and surprised) to see it as an e-book now - my old printed book is getting very worn! We need more books from this author!
5 Stars- An Intriguing New World, February 12, 2013
By Jennifer D. Hudson "Jennifer"
...it makes me want an entire series set in this world. Seriously, where are books 2-12? ;)