Groundbreaking epic fantasy series in Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar universe • Lambda-Award winning novels with heartfelt high adventure and magic
Though Vanyel has been born with near-legendary abilities to work both Herald and Mage magic, he wasn’t no part in such things. Nor does he seek a warrior’s path, wishing instead to become a Bard.
Yet such talent as his, if left untrained, may prove a menace not only to Vanyel but to others as well. So he is sent to be fostered with his aunt, Savil, one of the fame Herald-Mages of Valdemar.
But, strong-willed and self-centered, Vanyel is a challenge which even Savil cannot master alone. For soon he will become the focus of frightening forces, lending his raw magic to a spell that unleashes terrifying wyr-hunters on the land.
And by the time Savil seeks the assistance of a Shin’a’in Adept, Vanyel’s wild talent may have already grown beyond anyone’s ability to contain, placing Vanyel, Savil, and Valdemar itself in desperate peril.
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Good book, bad spelling
The book is amazing and one of my favorites, and highly recommend it. I think it's one of the authors better stories. Be forewarned the spelling errors in the downloaded book are pretty bad, considering the price you pay. I'm 1 chapter in and have noticed 4 very obvious ones already. Very disappointing.
Buckle in you're in for an incredible ride
These books are simply magnificent. You may need to wait for a vacation or long weekend to read this trilogy, once you start you won't be able to put it down.
I first read these books when I was 14. They're why I love to read. And for that I will always cherish this trilogy. It literally changed my life for the better.
The book itself is great. One of her best books but spelling is horrendous. I would recommend getting it though and the rest of the series for a great story!