All-new Tales of Valdemar

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This thirteenth anthology of short stories set in the beloved Valdemar universe features tales by debut and established authors and a brand-new story from Lackey herself.

The Heralds of Valdemar are the kingdom's ancient order of protectors. They are drawn from all across the land, from all walks of life, and at all ages--and all are Gifted with abilities beyond those of normal men and women. They are Mindspeakers, FarSeers, Empaths, ForeSeers, Firestarters, FarSpeakers, and more. These inborn talents--combined with training as emissaries, spies, judges, diplomats, scouts, counselors, warriors, and more--make them indispensable to their monarch and realm. Sought and Chosen by mysterious horse-like Companions, they are bonded for life to these telepathic, enigmatic creatures. The Heralds of Valdemar and their Companions ride circuit throughout the kingdom, protecting the peace and, when necessary, defending their land and monarch.

Now, twenty-three authors ride with Mercedes Lackey to her magical land of Valdemar, adding their own unique voices to the Heralds, Bards, Healers, and other heroes of this beloved fantasy realm.
Publisher: New York : DAW Books, Inc., ©2019.
ISBN: 9780756414702
Characteristics: vi, 329 pages ;,18 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lackey, Mercedes - Editor


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Jan 07, 2020

It is always a joy to return to Valdemar in whatever form gets us there. These short stories written by authors not named Mercedes Lackey do an admirable job of finding characters both Herald and citizens who inhabit the world and telling tidbits about their stories. Some are ancient past and some are more current but almost all are little sugar plums you can savor. I always enjoy these anthologies and this one is no exception. Thanks for the chance to savor the magic.

Dec 18, 2019

I've read all of these anthologies, and the high level has been consistently maintained. In ten of the 12 an author has written of a multigenerational family with the Guards. The one in this book, which I saved for last, is my new favorite, the Rose....

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