The twelfth anthology of short stories set in the beloved Valdemar universe, featuring stories 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 norm...
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
Valdemar is a beautiful and magical place that Mercedes Lackey has built over many years. Her books have brought me joy and I have re-read many of them. She is incredible at weaving stories that captivate the reader, and has been capable of selecting others who share that talent and love for Valdemar in her previous anthologies.
I looked forward to reading this book, but it was a serious disappointment. I felt the stories were unfinished, tedious rather than amazing, and not very well written. I ...more
Such a great collection of short stories set in my favorite universe:Valdemar! Even an appearance by any favorite "sword". Iftel makes an appearance as well. So many good stories!
I'm a teensy bit disappointed in this collection. A lot of them felt like the story was hanging, or left incomplete, as if it was expected to continue in a later edition. Another problem I had was that they often referenced characters and events from the books written in this world, and there was a lot to remember without any background given. They were still all good, just nothing that excited me. Even the last story, by Lackey herself, had one niggling issue that bugged me - if I remember righ ...more
I enjoy Valdemar and look forward to these collections. Good grouping of stories.