Mage Winds

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,083 ratings

Winds of Fate Publisher's Summary

Winds of Fate is the first book in the Mage Winds Trilogy.

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.

The Tayledras scout Darkwind is the first to stumble across the menace creeping forth from the "Uncleansed Lands." And as sorcery begins to take its toll, Darkwind may be forced to call upon powers he has sworn never to use again if he and his people are to survive an enemy able to wreak greater devastation with spells of destruction than with swords....

©1991 Mercedes R. Lackey (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • 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 430
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 385
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390

    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
    • bad Editing and narration make a writer look bad

    • By Jonathan Todd on 06-21-14

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 2

    • 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 335
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305

    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

  • Book 3

    • 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 318
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284

    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