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Seasons: All-New Tales of Valdemar Kindle Edition
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.
“Fans of Lackey’s epic Valdemar series will devour this superb anthology. Of the thirteen stories included, there is no weak link—an attribute exceedingly rare in collections of this sort. Highly recommended.” —The Barnes & Noble Review
“Lackey’s delightful world of magic is inhabited by strong and believable men, women, and creatures, the most enchanting being the gryphons.” —Publishers Weekly
“Exceedingly well done, it helps keep readers unconfused while wandering the enormous fictional terrain the Valdemar oeuvre covers.” —Booklist
“Each story brings unique ideas that carry on the fantastical elements from the world created by Lackey. Fans new and old will step into a literary world that’s unlike any other and will be sucked into tales that will take them on wondrous journeys.” —RT Reviews
About the Author
- ASIN : B07QYJLFLW
- Publisher : DAW (November 26, 2019)
- Publication date : November 26, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 1991 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 335 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #51,004 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #114 in Fantasy Anthologies & Short Stories (Kindle Store)
- #134 in Fantasy Anthologies
- #690 in Short Stories Anthologies
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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I abandoned many of the stories without finishing them. Even, I’m sorry to say, the one by Lackey herself. I didn’t have a favorite story in this collection, but the “best” story was definitely “Seeing the Truth” by Angela Penrose. It was a darker tale than I usually expect in these collections, but its message was important.
I’ll continue to buy these collections because I enjoy visiting this world. Here’s hoping that this was just a lackluster year of submissions.
However, I liked Cloudwalker/Michele Lang very much. Also: Seeing the Truth/Angela Penrose, and of course Mercedes Lackey's own contribution, A Midnight Clear. Those three made the purchase worthwhile; the three stories were definitely a cut above the others.
Top reviews from other countries
Companions and Heralds, oh my.