Valdemar : Heralds of Valdemar

6 books in series
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Arrows of the Queen Publisher's Summary

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 and the Heralds for aid in protecting the realm and insuring the future of the Queen's heir, a child already in danger of becoming bespelled by the Queen's own foes.

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  • Book 1

    • Arrows of the Queen

    • Heralds of Valdemar Series, Book 1
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 471
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423

    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 Mark Taylor on 04-07-18

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 2

    • 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 350
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 310

    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

  • Book 3

    • 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 300
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 274

    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

    • Exile’s Honor

    • A Novel of Valdemar
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 116

    Both Alberich's skill and secret served him well in the army of Karse, and when Alberich became one of Karse's youngest captains, he received a special gift - a powerful white stallion "liberated" from the enemy. But this honor was merely a distraction, for the Sunpriests had laid a trap that even Alberich's strange foresight could not predict.... 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator might be an issue

    • By Windy Kotaa on 04-11-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Exile’s Valor

    • A Novel of Valdemar
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 59

    This stand-alone novel in the Valdemar series continues the story of prickly weapons-master Alberich. Once a heroic Captain in the army of Karse, a kingdom at war with Valdemar, Alberich becomes one of Valdemar's Heralds. Despite prejudice against him, he becomes the personal protector of young Queen Selenay. But can he protect her from the dangers of her own heart? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Back Story Filler

    • By J. Linch on 05-18-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Take a Thief

    • A Novel of Valdemar, Book 3
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 38

    Skif was an orphan who would have died from malnutrition and exposure if he had never met Deke the pickpocket. By the time he was twelve, Skif was an accomplished cat burglar. But it wasn't until he decided to steal a finely tacked-out white horse, which was, oddly enough, standing unattended in the street, that this young thief discovered that the tables could turn on him - and that he himself could be stolen!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I liked it

    • By Carpria on 06-15-19

    Regular price: $20.99