With Elspeth, the heir to the throne of Valdemar, come of marriageable age, Talia, the Queen's Own Herald returns to court to find Queen and heir beset by diplomatic intrigue as various forces vie for control of Elspeth's future. But just as Talia is about to uncover the traitor behind all these... show more
With Elspeth, the heir to the throne of Valdemar, come of marriageable age, Talia, the Queen's Own Herald returns to court to find Queen and heir beset by diplomatic intrigue as various forces vie for control of Elspeth's future. But just as Talia is about to uncover the traitor behind all these intrigues, she is sent off on a mission to the neighboring kingdom, chosen by the Queen to investigate the worth of a marriage proposal from Prince Ancar.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 5th 1988
Pages no: 319
Edition language: English
Series: Valdemar (Chronological
This novel brings the Heralds of Valdemar trilogy to a conclusion in which Talia has to face betrayal and the death of a loved one as well as personal injury. This novel is also about the political machinations back in the capital and the consequences thereof. I enjoyed this trilogy which brought th...
Talia is back from her one and a half years of internship. She now can start on her duty as the Queen's adviser (actually, her title in the book is different, but the job description is exactly the same). It turns out the court's intrigues are way more deadly than the patrolling of borderlands. Her ...
Man, I always forget how much MLackey boned herself in trying to keep how Valdemar deals with "real magic" straight. Reading these books again after years of re-reading the Oath/Kerowyn books is kind of jarring. Anyway.I am constantly amazed by Talia's ability to fall just on the right side of likab...
This is the conclusion to Arrows of the Queen and Arrows Flight, which should be read first. I think this is a satisfying resolution to all the threads established in the first books. I like how Talia grew through all three novels and Lackey certainly made me feel for her characters. Well, the ones ...