The long-awaited brand new novel in the bestselling Valdemar series.In this chronicle of the early history of Valdemar, Mercedes Lackey?s bestselling world, a thirteenyear- old orphan named Magpie escapes a life of slavery in the gem mines when he is chosen by one of the magical Companion horses... show more
The long-awaited brand new novel in the bestselling Valdemar series.In this chronicle of the early history of Valdemar, Mercedes Lackey?s bestselling world, a thirteenyear- old orphan named Magpie escapes a life of slavery in the gem mines when he is chosen by one of the magical Companion horses of Valdemar to be trained as a Herald. Thrust into the center of a legend in the making, Magpie discovers talents he never knew he had?and witnesses the founding of the great Heralds? Collegium.
Publish date: October 7th 2008
Publisher: DAW Hardcover
Pages no: 340
Edition language: English
Series: Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles (#1)
One of my favorite parts of the Valdemar epic saga are the Collegium so I love that there is now an entire series based on them! Foundation is the first in a (so far) five book series set in the Collegium. While Mags is the center of the series from the Herald Collegium, the Bardic and Healer Colleg...
From an abused slave to a Herald of Valdemar. It's a wonderful thing to see Mercedes Lackey go back and fill in some of the "in-between" times in Velgarth's history. This story takes place after Vanyel and before the Arrows series. The number of new Heralds coming in is too large for the tradition...
Not one of my favorite from this universe, but not one of my least favorite, either. The timeframe is a rather compelling one in terms of Valdemar history--just after The Last Herald Mage, but before most of the "main" story. It was interesting to see Vanyel just barely out of reach, and to see the ...
If you're already a fan of Lackey or her Valdemar books, this one will read like a dozen before it: a young person is abused and/or impoverished and escapes their desperate circumstances when they're chosen by a Companion (read, magical horse) and learns that as a result they will be trained to beco...
I am a Mercedes Lackey fan and this did hit a few of my sweet spots. The plot is somewhat recycled, kid brought from terrible start to new life with the heralds. This kid, Mags, starts as a miner under terrible conditions and his life changes completely when a herald with an extra companion turns ...