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With Elspeth, the heir to the throne of Valdemar, now of marriageable age, Talia, the Queen's Own Herald, returns to court. Here, she finds the 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.

©1988 Mercedes R. Lackey (P)2018 Tantor

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Just as Good as I remember !

I've been recently meaning to reread this series over the last few years. Still a great story and it still brings tears to my eyes everytime I read it. If any story shows that Author's can pull the emotional heartstring of their readers this is one of them.

I love the new narrator, I'm glad that there is finally a complete set of an Audio version of this series. I hope to see Christa in more stories form Valdemar in the future!

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fantastic narrator

The narrator does an absolutely wonderful job, brings such life to these books that I was so fond of as a child. I couldn't stop listening and finished them in record time, though now I'm almost sorry I did.

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so glad it's finally an audiobook.

I love these books and hope even more of them will be made into audiobooks.