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In this new series, set in the bestselling world of Valdemar, Heralds Mags and Amily must continue to protect the realm of Valdemar while raising their children and preparing them to follow in their footsteps.

Mags, Herald Spy of Valdemar, and his wife, Amily, the King’s Own Herald, are happily married with three kids. The oldest, Peregrine, has the Gift of Animal Mindspeech—he can talk to animals and persuade them to act as he wishes. Perry's dream is to follow in his father's footsteps as a Herald Spy, but he has yet to be Chosen by a Companion.

Mags is more than happy to teach Perry all he knows. He regularly trains his children, including Perry, with tests and exercises, preparing them for the complicated and dangerous lives they will likely lead. Perry has already held positions in the Royal Palace as a runner and in the kitchen, useful places where he can learn to listen and collect information.

But there is growing rural unrest in a community on the border of Valdemar. A report filled with tales of strange disappearances and missing peddlers is sent to Haven by a Herald from the Pelagirs. To let Perry experience life away from home and out in the world, Mags proposes that his son accompany him on an expedition to discover what is really going on.

During their travels, Perry’s Animal Mindspeech allows him to communicate with the local wildlife of the Pelagirs, whose connection to the land aids in their investigation. But the details he gleans from the creatures only deepen the mystery. As Perry, Mags, and their animal companions draw closer to the heart of the danger, they must discover the truth behind the disappearances at the border—before those disappearances turn deadly.

©2018 Mercedes Lackey (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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enjoyable

very good, great book. only issue I have is the description that audible has for this book is completely wrong, name's, plotline everything.

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Amazing. False description though

I loved the book. I have read all of the Collegium Chronicles and Herald Spy books and this was a welcome surprise. However the audible description is completely wrong. While it is about Mags and his son, the description gets the entire plot wrong. Including the name of Mags’s son, which is Peri ( I don’t know spelling because it is an audiobook), short for Peregrine.

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incorrect summary

The summary for this book is completely inaccurate, down to the protagonists name. excellent amazing book however.
Mercedes Lackey is a true Godsend

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I love Mercedes Lackey books. I just wish she'd <br />

write faster. Of course I want the quality to stay the same. I, also, enjoy the people she gets to read/perform her books. They are perfect for each story.

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Book Love<br />

I just love this series. I am so glad she has continued on with Mag's life.

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The tale of Herald Mags Book 9

Nick Podehl once again does a marvelous job bringing to life the world of the Heralds of Vademar. In this book, Misty weaves a tale of the trials of what it means to be a parent, and to be a Herald. To have two jobs of great importance that whose duties may conflict, and how a man who was once a mine slave and raised without real parents handles being a father.

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Valdemar

As always, any book of Haven and Valdemar is a must buy for me. I have re read and re listened to the series many times. The stories may be aimed at young adult for this one, I'm not sure, but I was not disappointed. Mags and Amilies kids are growing up and we get to see where Perries talents are heading.

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Great new series - good reader

Clean, coming of age novel. Family Spies follows the Harold Spy series from the Valdemar Universe by Mercedes Lackey. I am a long-time follower of Mercedes Lackey’s books. My first books by this author was The Last Harold Mage series in paperback. Since then, I have purchased her works on audio cassettes, then CDs and finally, Audible, I have most of the Valdamar Universe offered on Audible. I always look for Lackey’s work because she writes about characters that make me care what happens to them but does not leave frustrating cliffhangers.

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wonderful continuation of a series.

excellent to have a series continue with another generation. as well written as all her stories. looking forward to the next one.

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