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    • The Hills Have Spies

    • Valdemar: Family Spies, Book 1
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable

    • By Tammie Patrick on 06-07-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Arrows of the Queen

    • Heralds of Valdemar Series, Book 1
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 176

    Chosen by the Companion Rolan, a mystical horse-like being with powers beyond imagining, Talia, once a runaway, has now become a trainee Herald, destined to become one of the Queen's own elite guard. For Talia has certain awakening talents of the mind that only a Companion like Rolan can truly sense. But as Talia struggles to master her unique abilities, time is running out. For conspiracy is brewing in Valdemar, a deadly treason that could destroy Queen and kingdom. Opposed by unknown enemies capable of both diabolical magic and treacherous assassination, the Queen must turn to Talia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • absolutely brillant

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-07-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Arrow’s Fall

    • Heralds of Valdemar Series, Book 3
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 94

    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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just as Good as I remember !

    • By JohnDKBalman on 06-08-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Arrow's Flight

    • Heralds of Valdemar series, Book 2
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 153

    Talia could scarcely believe that she had finally earned the rank of full Herald. Though this seemed like the fulfillment of all her dreams, it also meant she would face trials far greater than those she had previously survived. For now, Talia must ride forth to patrol the kingdom of Valdemar, dispensing Herald's justice throughout the land. But in this realm beset by dangerous unrest, enforcing her rulings will require all the courage and skill Talia could command - for if she misuses her own special powers, both she and Valdemar will pay the price. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can I give 6 stars?

    • By Amy Lee Milner on 05-27-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Avalanche

    • Book Five of the Secret World Chronicle
    • By: Mercedes Lackey, Cody Martin, Dennis Lee, and others
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 30 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Ultima Thule has been destroyed - but somehow the Thulians mounted an even bigger force to destroy Metis. The Metisians who escaped the carnage and destruction of their secret city now must somehow find somewhere safe to go - without getting snapped up by various world governments. And now the Thulians have changed their tactics to “blitz guerrilla warfare”, sending wave after wave of their ships and troops to attack vulnerable targets all over Earth, with no clue for ECHO as to from where these things are coming. 

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Elvenbane

    • By: Andre Norton, Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Aasne Vigesaa
    • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,162
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,040
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,042

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it, but there is no conclusion to series.

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-01-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Magic's Promise

    • Valdemar: The Last Herald Mage, Book 2
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Gregory St. John
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 576
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 527
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 532

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Better than Book 1

    • By Jay on 08-08-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Magic's Pawn

    • Valdemar: The Last Herald Mage, Book 1
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Gregory St. John
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 833
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 757
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 764

    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!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It's not him, it's me

    • By J.A. on 11-21-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Winds of Fate

    • Valdemar: The Mage Winds, Book 1
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 416
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 373
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very disappointing; could have been so much better

    • By CatBookMom on 03-26-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Closer to Home

    • Valdemar: The Herald Spy, Book 1
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 548
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 548

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great transition for this series

    • By Ann Taylor on 06-22-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Elvenblood

    • Halfblood Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Andre Norton, Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Aasne Vigesaa
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 498
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 440
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439

    The powerful magic of ruthless Elvenlord masters has for centuries ruled the world. Even Shana, the legendary Elvenbane prophesied to deliver the oppressed into freedom, is helpless before such power. She and her ragtag band of outcasts, half-blood wizards, escaped human slaves, and free-thinking dragons have gained only a token victory against the mighty lords. Only the long-forgotten Iron People, a band of human nomads, have escaped the tyranny of the reigning wizards.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • There be Dragons here!

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-07-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Winds of Fury

    • Valdemar: The Mage Winds, Book 3
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, acceptably read

    • By Christian on 06-01-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Apex

    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Amy Landon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 771
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 707
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 708

    The corrupt and powerful PsiCorps is determined to usurp the Hunters as chief defenders of Apex City, and Joy is now squarely in their crosshairs. Unused to playing political games, she has very few people she can truly trust - not even Josh, her first friend in Apex City, who broke up with her when it became too dangerous for a Psimon to be dating a Hunter. Then Josh comes to Joy for help. He fears that Abigail Drift, the head of PsiCorps, will soon use him in her twisted experiments designed to empower PsiCorps and render Hunters superfluous.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • "Meh" at best

    • By Emily on 09-10-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Owlflight

    • Owl Mage Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    Apprenticed to a venerable wizard when his hunter and trapper parents disappear into the forest never to be seen again, Darian is difficult and strong willed - much to the dismay of his kindly master. But a sudden twist of fate will change his life forever when the ransacking of his village forces him to flee into the great mystical forest. It is here in the dark forest that he meets his destiny, as the terrifying and mysterious Hawkpeople lead him on the path to maturity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, ok narrator

    • By Erin on 08-20-17

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Winds of Change

    • Valdemar: The Mage Winds, Book 2
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Much improved

    • By Linda on 01-30-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Closer to the Chest

    • Valdemar: The Herald Spy, Book 3
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 353
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hatred or Tolerance

    • By Tina Chandler on 12-05-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Storm Warning

    • Valdemar: The Mage Storms, Book 1
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: David Ledoux
    • Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 284
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287

    With her phenomenal Mage Winds trilogy, bestselling author Mercedes Lackey captivated fans across the country. Now in the first volume of the series sequel, she continues the same storyline, returning readers to a war-torn Valdemar in preparation to confront an ancient Eastern Empire - ruled by a monarch whose magical tactics by be beyond any sorcery known to the western kingdoms.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing narration

    • By Ephanie on 04-15-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Storm Breaking

    • Valdemar: The Mage Storms, Book 3
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: David Ledoux
    • Length: 20 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    As Storm Breaking opens, the western allies, led by Karal, Karsite Sunpriest and delegate to the Valdemaran Court, and the Adepts Firesong and An'desha, have traveled deep into the Dorisha Plains to locate the ancient ruins of the Tower of Urtho, Mage of Silence, creator of the gryphons. Legend has it that below the Tower, deeply buried beneath the plains, is Urtho's Vault, hidden stronghold of some of the most powerful magical weapons ever devised - weapons that Urtho himself felt were too dangerous to use.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Mercedes Lackey, totally ruined

    • By cat696 on 07-05-13

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Hunter

    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Amy Landon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,948
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,949

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Refreshingly new

    • By Jenna M Patterson on 02-18-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Owlsight

    • The Owl Mage Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Larry Dixon, Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    It has been four years since Darian saw his village sacked and burned by barbarians. Taking refuge with the Hawkbrothers, he soon finds his life's calling - as a Healing Adept. But even as he learns the mystical ways of this ancient race, Darian cannot escape the dangers threatening his future. Another tribe of barbarians is approaching. The time has come...to stand up and fight.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome

    • By Kindle Customer on 12-14-17

    Regular price: $31.49

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