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characters ✓ Crucible All New Tales of Valdemar à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ ➸ Crucible All New Tales of Valdemar Free ➮ Author Mercedes Lackey – In March 1987 Mercedes Lackey a young author from Oklahoma published her first novel Arrows of the ueen No onRained rigorously by the Herald’s Collegium these special protectors each have extraordinary Gifts Mindspeaking FarSeeing FarSpeaking Empathy Firestarting and ForeSeeing and are bonded for life with their mysterious Companions All New Tales Epub #223 Travel with these astounding adventurers in these original stories. I realized I had missed one of the collections of Valdemar tales when I went to pre order the one coming out in a week so picked this up and happily tore through it in a few days The stories in this anthology were a bit wider ranging than in other Valdemar anthologies which is both a plus and a minus Several were new entries following characters seen previously and most were ones involving new characters and even new perspectivesThe first story in the anthology is Feathers in Need telling the story of a blind gryphon and a changechild and it is a VERY strong story that left me decidedly wanting and I hope that the author will continue the story in future anthologies The story was so good that it left the next few stories gasping a bit to catch up in my opinionOther stories of note includeThe Note about how a young woman's Choosing life as a Herald and untimely death as a young woman were viewed by her grieving mother a side of life as a Herald that is often glossed over or not covered This was simple powerful and had a nice ending that didn't feel contrivedThe uiet Gift about a Bard coming into her powers only after she was too injured to use her skills was a delightful way to look at talents versus skillDown the Line was a creepy story about a greedy man who manages to steal the lifeforce of his very descendantsVexed Vixen was absolutely delightful about a peevish Healer who is captured and has to set up her own rescue whilst protecting herselfOne thing that struck me while reading this anthology was that while many of the characters and setups seemed familiar I was often left trying to remember where they fit in for a few pages The world of Valdemar is vast both geographically and chronologically and without a key term or person it's easy to not uite know when or where you are This isn't always a problem such as in The Note which could've taken place at any time in Valdemar's history but for other stories where the setting matters or follows established characters I think it would be beneficial to include a few lines prior to the story indicating when and where it's set along with whether these are new or established charactersA solid four stars and another delightful few days of reading in one of my favorite fantasy worlds

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In March New Tales ePUB #180 Mercedes Lackey a young author from Oklahoma published her first novel Arrows of the ueen No one could have envisioned that this modest book about a magical land called Valdemar would be the beginning of a fantasy masterwork series that would span decades and include than two dozen titlesN. It may be all new tales of Valdemar but for the most part I found myself in only a vaguely familiar landscape I never managed to get into the Mage Storm books which didn't help and the dearth of familiar characters was another impediment; even a major inconsistency I spotted in a later story I was halfway through before I found one that felt like a Valdemar story to me albeit without HeraldsSo I didn't get on with it as a Valdemar extension but otherwise the stories themselves were uite good There were stories of healers and bards of love and fear of the trapped and the lost of new twists on Gifts of revolutions and rogues So a variety but not uite my cup of teaDisclaimer I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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Crucible All New Tales of ValdemarOw the voices of other authors add their own special touches Crucible All Kindle to the ancient land where Heralds “Chosen” from all walks of life by magical horse like Companions patrol their ancient kingdom dispensing justice facing adversaries and protecting their monarch and country from whatever threatens T. Mercedes Lackey has had a really rough year so when I found out she had a new book out I knew I needed to buy it new for maximum royalties to go to her Crucible is a book of short stories one of which is by Lackey the others by different writers I enjoyed each We have the usual stories of Choosings Healers and Bards with a few of Shin'a'in and Tayledras for seasoning I'm a sucker for telepathy stories and Mindspeech factors in uite a few of these so that makes me almost unreasonably happy especially when it's used in unexpected ways I do enjoy when Heralds aren't the main characters Lackey gives me a lot to like here with many Healer stories to get into Am I the only woman in the world who never wanted a magic horse I might be but the use of Heralds mostly as supportive characters and the focus on others appealed to me The best part of this is that you don't have to know anything about Lackey's world of Valdemar to enjoy the book It helps of course but these stories stand on their own and work uite well as bite sized introductions to the world If you're looking to jump into Valdemar but don't want to commit to a trilogy or figuring out where to start I recommend this collection as an option Five of five stars highly enjoyed