Follows the adventures of Talia as she travels the land as a Herald of Valdemar in the third book in the classic epic fantasy Arrows trilogy
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 Queento investigate the worth of a marriage proposal from Prince Ancar. And, to her horror, Talia soon discovers there is far more going on at Prince Ancar’s court than just preparation for a hoped-for royal wedding. For a different magic than that of the Heralds is loose in Ancar’s realm—an evil and ancient sorcery that may destroy all of Valdemar unless Talia can send warning to her Queen in time!
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Arrows of the queen series
I love all 3 books! I first read them as a teenager, but found that I love them just as much now as I did then. I am now a grandmother.
No Lack in Lackey's Writing
It has been years since I first read Mercedes Lackey and I thought I had read these, but could not remember them at all once I got into them. I enjoyed them IMMENSELY and found myself transported back to Valdemar in each one. Having read some of her more recent work before returning to these, I have to say I actually like her older writing better. Lackey is a pagan and has become very bitter and anti Christian in her recent writings, these earlier books were more about justice and fairness and love and right, rather than harping about how much better pagans are than "people who believe in only one god". Nevertheless she is a great writer and storyteller and I really enjoyed them.
They were better when I was younger
I was given "Arrows of the Queen" at my 14th birthday party and I devoured each Mercedes Lackey book in the Valdemar series as they were published. I loved the world she created. However, now that I am much older and re-reading the series from the beginning, I am not as enthralled with the storyline and I don't think I would have read the books with such fervor if I had originally read them when I was older. I really think these books are great for mature teenagers and young adults.