The wild magic is taking its toll on the land, and even Vanyel, the most powerful Herald-Mage to ever walk the world, is almost at the end of his strength. But when his Companion, Yfandes, receives a call for help from neighboring Lineas, both Herald-Mage and Companion are drawn into a holocaust... show more
The wild magic is taking its toll on the land, and even Vanyel, the most powerful Herald-Mage to ever walk the world, is almost at the end of his strength. But when his Companion, Yfandes, receives a call for help from neighboring Lineas, both Herald-Mage and Companion are drawn into a holocaust of dark magic that could be the end of them both.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 2nd 1990
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Valdemar: The Last Herald-Mage -3 (#2)
This book takes up long after the end of Magic's Pawn and Vanyel is exhuasted by the wild magic and trauma that he has been through. He is almost an entirely different person in this book, changed and matured with the experiences of his past. As much as I loved the first book, I think I love Vanyel ...
I loved Lackey's Herald series set in Valdemar from the first set of books that began with Arrows of the Queen. This set of three, however, though published after, is set centuries before, so you need not start with those, and I think this set of three is the strongest among those novels she wrote--...
This is what magick is supposed to be all about. Saving the world. Things that explode without reason. People who finally realize their full potential. Youngsters who grow up to be valiant adults, and get their due kudos from those who used to scorn them. The revenge for having been treated poorly...
I have to admit, I hesitated on whether to rate it 3 or 4 stars.The book started rather annoying, but I have to admit, it got much better near the end- particularly if you can overlook the weird placings for emphasizing the words; and every two (whiny) sentences, too. Once you get past that, and are...
I read this book over thirteen years ago and yet I still remember it. This trilogy was pivotal for me. Ms. Lackey does a great job of weaving a tale. The world building in here is rich. What I love is the lingering love lost. Sometimes, her books feel like the good is always overwhelmed by evil...