Summary

The long-awaited brand new novel in the best-selling Valdemar series. In this chronicle of the early history of Valdemar, Mercedes Lackey's best-selling world, a 13-year-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.
©2008 Mercedes Lackey (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By SA on 29-10-17

Another Awesome Lackey!!

I adore Mercedes Lackey's books! This is another fine example from her Valdemar series and is read very well by Nick Podehl. Happy listening!

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2 out of 5 stars
By mr on 17-11-12

A bit slow

I tried this author for the first time as i love the narrator nick pohdel after listening to his version of "the name of the wind" but unfortunately this book is so slow. The author spends ages to say nothing and too much of the book is spent describing things that are not relevent to the story. Pohdel tries his best but cannot save this book.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Wyonia on 17-10-08

great for kids

i think this book must have been designed for a "young adult" audience; i was a little disappointed that the themes and plot weren't a bit more mature. it's a fun story about group of kids in a magical school environment trying to solve a mystery; NOT an "epic" fantasy novel (as audible identifies its genre).

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22 of 23 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Jean S. on 28-10-08

Ditto on Young Adults

I agree with Wyonia, the series is probably for young adults. It is not at the same level as the previous Valdemar books by this author. I will probably listen to the rest in the series as they are published just because they do fill in some of the early history of the Collegium and Valdemar and I like the Companions

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