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Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar (Tales of Valdemar Series Book 4) Kindle Edition
Includes a new novella by Mercedes Lackey!
Today?s hottest fantasy authors visit Mercedes Lackey?s bestselling world of Valdemar, adding their own special touches to the ancient land where Heralds ?Chosen? from all walks of life by magical horse-like Companions patrol their ancient kingdom, dispensing justice, facing adversaries, and protecting their monarch from whatever threatens. Travel with Tanya Huff, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Fiona Patton, Judith Tarr, Rosemary Edghill, and others in these exciting, all-new stories.
"Lackey's back doing what she does best."
"Leaves us simultaneously satisfied--and longing for more. Not an easy feat...Once you jump into this world, you'll find yourself immediately involved, surrounded by new friends, and glad you made the trip." --This text refers to the mass_market edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B0049MPVJA
- Publisher : DAW (December 2, 2008)
- Publication date : December 2, 2008
- Language : English
- File size : 569 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 309 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #237,490 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #673 in Fantasy Anthologies & Short Stories (Kindle Store)
- #734 in Fantasy Anthologies
- #4,251 in Short Stories Anthologies
- Customer Reviews:
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The Dann family is fleshed out further with the history of their father's demise, and why the oldest brother got passed over for the promotion by the younger.
Even the mercenary Toughs employed by Miklamar make an appearance.
There are many more interesting, well written stories than almost any other collection I've read of it's size.
That's a big win for Valdemar fans, like me..now buying and re-reading them on my Kindle, and donating my paperback editions.
'Tis the season!
This volume contains fourteen original short stories, with short author bios before each tale:
- Moving Targets by Mercedes Lackey tells of four trainees and their mentor on a routine circuit, until they receive appeals for assistance against supernatural forces.
- An Unexpected Guest by Nancy Asire describes the meeting between a man and a woman bound by destiny.
- The Power of Three by Brenda Cooper discloses the bond between twins training as a Bard and a Healer.
- What Fire Is by Janni Lee Simner is about two children who have Talents within ancient Karse.
- Dreams of Mountain Clover by Mickey Zucker Reichert relates the quest of a humble woman searching for a cure for old age.
- The Cheat by Richard Lee Byers reveals the means by which a swordsmaster provides his students with unfair advantages.
- A Dream Deferred by Kristin Schwengel takes a horse trainer on a foray to rescue some kyree cubs.
- The Sworddancer by Michael Z. Williamson recounts the trials of young swordmaidens during a time of war.
- Broken Bones by Stephanie Shaver leads a bard to talk to a moody woman with a secret.
- Live On by Tanya Huff has a young Herald escort a much older Herald to a wedding, with unexpected results.
- Passage at Arms by Rosemary Edghill involves a young Herald trainee who knows that she will never be nice.
- Heart, Home and Hearth by Sarah Hoyt and Kate Paulk brings a boy and a young hobgoblin to someone in need to their services.
- Haven's Own by Fionna Patton confronts a young watchman with a local tragedy that is likely to lead to armed conflict.
- Widdershins by Judith Tarr puts an ordinary Herald and a young trainee into an inadvertent magical spell.
These stories consider many aspects of Valdemar. Naturally, most are about Heralds, Bards and Healers, but other involve common people. These stories are uplifting with positive endings, even when they end in death.
Most of these authors are well known to the readers of these Valdemar anthologies. Collectively, they present an interesting and worthy set of adventures in this milieu.
The next installment in this sequence is Changing the World .
Highly recommended for Valdemar fans and for anyone else who enjoys tales of low technology, magical oddities, and psionic talents. Read and enjoy!
-Arthur W. Jordin
What more could one ask for?
Read this and the other collections, in order of possible as several stories are serial.
Top reviews from other countries
Mais pour les fans de Mercedes Lackey qui n'auraient pas aimé Foundation, ou la série Owlsight, Owlflight, Owlknight (très axés jeunes adultes), vous pouvez y aller, ces histoires vont vous procurer un grand moment de bonheur.