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  • Winds of Change: The Mage Winds, Book 2 | Mercedes Lackey

    Winds of Change: The Mage Winds, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Arrows of the Queen introduced listeners to the remarkable land of Valdemar, the kingdom protected by its Heralds - men and women gifted with extraordinary mind powers - aided and served by their mysterious Companions - horselike beings who know the many secrets of Valdemar's magical heritage. None but the Companions remember the long-ago age when high magic was lost to Valdemar as the last Herald-Mage gave his life to protect his kingdom from destruction by dark sorceries.

    Linda says: "Much improved"
  • Winds of Fate: The Mage Winds, Book 1 | Mercedes Lackey

    Winds of Fate: The Mage Winds, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    High Magic has been lost to Valdemar centuries ago when the last Herald-Mage gave his life to save the kingdom from destruction by dark sorceries. Yet now the realm is at risk again. And Elspeth, Herald and heir to the throne, must take up the challenge, abandoning her home to find a mentor who can awaken her untrained mage abilities. But others, too, are being caught up in a war against sorcerous evil.

    CatBookMom says: "Very disappointing; could have been so much better"
  • Elite: The Hunter Series, Book 2 | Mercedes Lackey

    Elite: The Hunter Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Amy Landon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Hunting monsters was supposed to be the hard part. When Joy came to Apex City, all she cared about was protecting the Cits from the dangers lurking outside protective barriers. She understood the need for the secrecy surrounding her hunts - no need to cause a panic by announcing just how real of a threat the Othersiders pose. But as she quickly discovered, the conspiracies of the city run much deeper. And a dangerous new covert mission leaves Joy with a target on her back once more.

    NMwritergal says: "Great 2nd book in the series"
  • Magic's Pawn: The Last Herald Mage, Book 1 | Mercedes Lackey

    Magic's Pawn: The Last Herald Mage, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Gregory St. John
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In Magic's Pawn, an ancient age in the history of Valdemar comes to life - an age when the kingdom was ravaged by the ungoverned fury of bandit warlords, ferocious ice dragons, and the wild magic of wizards. A new addition to Lackey's Valdemar kingdom - and her most powerful series to date!

    Kindle Customer says: "Finally Getting To the Classics!"
  • Winds of Fury: The Mage Winds, Book 3 | Mercedes Lackey

    Winds of Fury: The Mage Winds, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    No longer the willful novice of Winds of Fate, Princess Herald Elspeth has completed her magical training. She returns to her homeland with her beloved partner, Darkwind. Will they be strong enough to confront the magical evil that is threatening their land?

    Christian says: "Great story, acceptably read"
  • Redoubt: Collegium Chronicles, Book 4 | Mercedes Lackey

    Redoubt: Collegium Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Mags, a young Herald trainee in Haven, the capital city of the kingdom of Valdemar, has talents not commonly found in Herald trainees.

    Recognizing this, the King's Own Herald decides to train Mags as a spy in order to uncover the secrets of a mysterious new enemy who has taken an interest in Mags himself. Why is the even deeper mystery. The answers can only be found in the most unexpected corners of Mags' past...assuming he can live long enough to find them.

    Christine says: "Great story, wonderful author"
  • Hunter | Mercedes Lackey

    Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Amy Landon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    They came after the Diseray. Some were terrors ripped from our collective imaginations, remnants of every mythology across the world. And some were like nothing anyone had ever dreamed up, even in their worst nightmares. Now, the luckiest Cits live in enclosed communities, behind walls that keep them safe from the hideous monsters fighting to break through.

    Jenna M Patterson says: "Refreshingly new"
  • Closer to the Chest: The Herald Spy, Book Three | Mercedes Lackey

    Closer to the Chest: The Herald Spy, Book Three

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Herald Mags, the King of Valdemar's Herald-Spy, has been developing a clandestine network of young informants who operate not only on the streets of the capital city of Haven but also in the Great Halls and kitchens of the wealthy and highborn. In his own established alternate personas, Mags observes the Court and the alleys alike, quietly gathering information to keep Haven and the Kingdom safe.

    Debbie Breedlove says: "Excellent"
  • The Elvenbane | Andre Norton,Mercedes Lackey

    The Elvenbane

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Andre Norton, Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Aasne Vigesaa
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    Two masters of epic fantasy have combined in this brilliant collaboration to create a rousing tale. This is the story of Shana, a half-breed born of the forbidden union of an Elvenlord father with a human mother. Her exiled mother dead, Shana was rescued and raised by dragons, a proud, ancient race who existed unbeknownst to elven or human kind. From birth, Shana was the embodiment of the Prophecy that the all-powerful Elvenlords feared. Her destiny is the enthralling adventure of a lifetime.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Totally Different Authors and Styles"
  • When Darkness Falls: The Obsidian Trilogy, Book 3 | Mercedes Lackey,James Mallory

    When Darkness Falls: The Obsidian Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A great working of Wild Magic and High Magic strikes at the heart of the Demon Queen's plots, but the human city, the Golden City of the Bells, falls farther under her sway with each day that passes. And without the City's High Magicians, the Wild Magicians, the Elven Army, and all their allies will surely fall before the onslaught of the Demon Queen's malignant warriors. But not all hope is lost. The Light's young mages, tempered by war, grow ever more powerful.

    Dan McGee says: "Good Enough!"
  • Closer to the Heart: The Herald Spy, Book Two | Mercedes Lackey

    Closer to the Heart: The Herald Spy, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Mags was a Herald of Valdemar. But he had once lived the brutal life of a child slave. When he was Chosen by his Companion Dallen, his young life was saved, and he slowly adjusted to being well fed, educated, and treasured as a trainee in the Herald's Collegium at Haven. Singled out by the King's Own Herald, Mags would thrive in his secret training as a spy. His unusually strong Gift - an ability to Mindspeak and Mindhear anyone, not just others who were Gifted - made him a perfect undercover agent for the king.

    breckoz says: "A good continuation of the series"
  • The Outstretched Shadow: The Obsidian Trilogy, Book 1 | Mercedes Lackey,James Mallory

    The Outstretched Shadow: The Obsidian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Kellen Tavadon, son of the Arch-Mage Lycaelon, thought he knew the way the world worked. His father, leading the wise and benevolent Council of Mages, protected and guided the citizens of the Golden City of the Bells. Young Mages in training---all men, for women were unfit to practice magic---memorized the intricate details of High Magic and aspired to seats on the council.

    AvidReader91 says: "Long, but enjoyable"
  • To Light a Candle: The Obsidian Trilogy, Book 2 | Mercedes Lackey,James Mallory

    To Light a Candle: The Obsidian Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
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    To his own surprise, young Kellen, once the disappointing son of the great Mage who leads the City’s Mage Council, has become a powerful Knight-Mage. Valued for his bravery and his skills as both wizard and warrior, Kellen joins the Elves' war councils. Yet he cannot convince the City of his birth that it is in terrible danger. Kellen’s sister Idalia, a Wild Mage with great healing ability, has pledged her heart to Jermayan, a proud Elven warrior.

    Mary Bjornskov says: "Fun Listen!"
  • One Good Knight: Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 2 | Mercedes Lackey

    One Good Knight: Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Traditionally, marauding dragons are soothed only by a virgin sacrifice. And so practical-minded Princess Andromeda - with the encouragement of her mother's court - reluctantly volunteers to do her duty, asking only for a sword to defend herself. Well, her offer is accepted, but the weapon isn't forthcoming, and so Andromeda faces the dragon alone.

    Catherine Lattery says: "Not exactly what I expected"
  • Magic's Price: The Last Herald Mage, Book 3 | Mercedes Lackey

    Magic's Price: The Last Herald Mage, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Gregory St. John
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    The Herald-Mage, Vanyel, and his Companion, Yfandes, are alone responsible for saving the once-peaceful kingdom of Valdemar from the forces of a master who wields a dark, forbidding magic. And if either Vanyel or Yfandes falters, both Valdemar and its Herald-Mage must pay the ultimate price.

    Linda says: "excellent"
  • Closer to Home: The Herald Spy, Book One | Mercedes Lackey

    Closer to Home: The Herald Spy, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Mags was once an enslaved orphan living a harsh life in the mines, until the King's Own Herald discovered his talent and trained him as a spy. Now a Herald in his own right, at the newly established Heralds' Collegium, Mags has found a supportive family, including his Companion Dallen.Although normally a Herald in his first year of Whites would be sent off on circuit, Mags is needed close to home for his abilities as a spy and his powerful Mindspeech gift.

    Tasha says: "Great story !!"
  • Bastion: Collegium Chronicles, Book 5 | Mercedes Lackey

    Bastion: Collegium Chronicles, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    Mags returns to the Collegium, but there are mixed feelings--his included--about him actually remaining there. No one doubts that he is and should be a Herald, but he is afraid that his mere presence is going to incite more danger right in the heart of Valdemar. The heads of the Collegia are afraid that coming back to his known haunt is going to give him less protection than if he went into hiding. Everyone decides that going elsewhere is the solution for now.

    Robin says: "Emo Mags finally grows a backbone."
  • Magic's Promise: The Last Herald Mage, Book 2 | Mercedes Lackey

    Magic's Promise: The Last Herald Mage, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Gregory St. John
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (411)
    Story
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    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.

    Jay says: "Better than Book 1"
  • The Phoenix Unchained: Book One of The Enduring Flame | Mercedes Lackey,James Mallory

    The Phoenix Unchained: Book One of The Enduring Flame

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (440)
    Performance
    (261)
    Story
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    After 1,000 years of peace, much Magick has faded from the world. The Elves live far from humankind. There are no High Mages, and Wild Mages are seen only rarely. Bisochim, a powerful Wild Mage, is determined to reintroduce Darkness to the world, believing that it is out of Balance.

    Bruce says: "A good book for younger readers."
  • Crown of Vengeance: The Dragon Prophecy, Book 1 | Mercedes Lackey,James Mallory

    Crown of Vengeance: The Dragon Prophecy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd, Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    She does not have a thousand lifetimes. She has just one - and time is running out. For the prophecy spoke not just of her, but of a great Darkness that would destroy the elven kingdoms. A Darkness that is coming ever closer. She is Vieliessar Farcarinon and she must save her people. Even if she must shatter custom and destroy the world she was born to rule.

    Amazon Customer says: "THEEDGEOFMYSEATCAN'TWAITFORTHENEXT"
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