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Heralds of Valdemar, The by Mercedes Lackey

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Submitted by Nick King 
(Aug 03, 2002)

This is one of the most engrossing, tempting, series that I have ever read.The comment about Valdemar pieng too perfect is very shortsighted, and mainly in-correct if you take the time to read all of the books then you will see that the stories have just the right amount of drama, suspense, inventivness, romance, plot twist, and most importantly she lets you believe that she is a predictable author then she throws in a plot twist, an unexpected rise or fall of a chracter, and most importantly you may be able to guess at some of the endings, but guessing the way that they are ended is entirely another matter. If you like a story with all of the key elements then you really need to read this series, well if you don't then that just means that someone else will and you wouldn't know what you are missing.

Submitted by Anonymous 
(Dec 03, 2001)

This is by far the best series I've ever read. I've read all of the books (except for "Take a Thief," which just came out), and I am amazed at the depth in which Mercedes Lackey puts into the story. I am very glad that I was able to read this series, and I would recommend it to everyone. Even if you think you won't like it, I think that you will become amazed at how good the book is. There isn't anything bad about the books that I can think of. If you haven't read it yet, go out and do so now!

Submitted by Saint 
(Aug 17, 2001)

Even though this series was very engrossing at first, the books really have no plot. They're more like a very detailed biography, describing the life of the main character, Herald Talia, from one point in time to the next. The characters aren't developed and you can tell that the author doesn't know much about government; she's just invented what she imagines to be the "perfect" country. However, I recommend these books if you're looking for some light reading. I guarantee that if you read the first book, you will definitely pick up the second and third.

Submitted by Talia 
(Jul 24, 2001)

I have been a fan of Misty since I was about ten. I have read all of her Valdemar books, but I must say that this trilogy is my favorite. It consists of "Arrows of the Queen, Arrow's Fall, and Arrow's Flight." It is a story of a young Holderkin girl named Talia. She has always dreamed of meeting the famous Heralds and their snow white Companions. But for her they would always be only legends, until one day a Companion comes. She plans to take him back, but discovers he has Chosen her! This series follows her adventures from Herald-Training, to calming the Brat, Valemar's Heir, to saving the kingdom from a magical attack, and master mage. For anyone who loves fantasy, or even female heroes, I would highly recommend this series.

Submitted by Anonymous
(Apr 17, 2001)

I just have to say that I am a great fan of Mercedes Lackey. My favorite series is the Heralds of Valdemar. My favorite out of that series would have to be the last herald mage trilogy. which consists of the books magics pawn, magics promise, and magics price. I'm not really good at summarizing plots, without giving away the ending. So I just want to encourage any fantasy lovers such as myself to read these books. you won't be disappointed.

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