Mercedes Lackey

Choices

DAW (Nov 27, 2018)
9780756414689
| Mass Market Paperback
368 pages | English

Plot

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, seventeen 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.

Join Janny Wurts, Elisabeth Waters, Michele Lang, Fiona Patton, and others in eighteen original stories, including a brand-new novella by Mercedes Lackey, all set in Valdemar, where:

A young Herald Trainee must embrace all of her Gifts to mend a friend's broken bond and heal a rift in her own past....

After two years on the road, a Herald returns home to solve the mystery of his father's murder and absolve a beloved sister of blame....

A Bardic instructor at the Collegium throws a celebration for a friend preparing to receive his Greens, but the party does not go as planned....