Tempest : all-new tales of Valdemar
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2016
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Twenty-four authors ride with Mercedes Lackey to her magical land of Valdemar, adding their own unique voices to the Heralds, Bards, Healers, and other heroes of this beloved fantasy realm. The Heralds of Valdemar are the kingdom's ancient order of protectors. They are drawn from all across the land, from all walks of life, and at all ages--and all are Gifted with abilities beyond those of normal men and women. They are Mindspeakers, FarSeers, Empaths, ForeSeers, Firestarters, FarSpeakers, and more. These inborn talents--combined with training as emissaries, spies, judges, diplomats, scouts, counselors, warriors, and more--make them indispensable to their monarch and realm. Sought and Chosen by mysterious horse-like Companions, they are bonded for life to these telepathic, enigmatic creatures. The Heralds of Valdemar and their Companions ride circuit throughout the kingdom, protecting the peace and, when necessary, defending their land and monarch. Now, twenty-three authors ride with Mercedes Lackey to her magical land of Valdemar, adding their own unique voices to the Heralds, Bards, Healers, and other heroes of this beloved fantasy realm. Join Elizabeth Vaughan, Fiona Patton, Jennifer Brozek, Brenda Cooper, Rosemary Edghill, and others in twenty-two original stories, including a brand-new novella by Mercedes Lackey, to Valdemar, where: A Herald must crack an ancient code in a historic tapestry in order to arbitrate a dispute over land and lineage... A Healer's daughter flees the noble family that has trapped and enslaved her mother, and must seek help to free her mother... A young woman who hides her clairvoyant powers from her town's Karsite priests ForeSees a threat, and must risk revealing her Gift to save her community... A Herald finds his assistant has been abducted by a man upon whom he had levied a heavy fine, and must foil the kidnapper's plans to save his charge...

Item Details
Series:
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DAW book collectors ; no. 1740
DAW book collectors ; no. 1740.
Subjects:
Fantasy fiction, American.
Short stories, American.
Valdemar (Imaginary place) -- Fiction.
Genre:
Science fiction.
Other Authors:
Brozek, Jennifer, 1970- Feathers in flight.
Collins, Ron. Blind leaps.
Cooper, Brenda, 1960- Apprentice and the stable master.
Dermatis, Dayle A. Unraveling the truth.
Edghill, Rosemary. Harmless as serpents.
Lackey, Mercedes, editor.
Lang, Michele. Sparrow's gift.
Patton, Fiona, 1962- Haver Hearthstone.
Shaver, Stephanie D. Small quarrel.
Vaughan, Elizabeth (Elizabeth A.). Unimagined consequences.
Wurts, Janny. Girl without the gifts.
ISBN:
9780756409036
0756409039
Description:
vi, 394 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents:
A small quarrel / Stephanie D. Shaver
Girl without the gifts / Janny Wurts
Unimagined consequences / Elizabeth Vaughan
Feathers in flight / Jennifer Brozek
Blind leaps / Ron Collins
Haver hearthstone / Fiona Patton
Unraveling the truth / Dayle A. Dermatis
Sparrow's gift / Michele Lang
Harmless as serpents / Rosemary Edghill
The apprentice and the stable master / Brenda Cooper
Unexpected meeting / Nancy Asire
A trip of goats / Elisabeth waters
The ones she couldn't save / Louisa Swann
One last night manning the home station / Brigid Collins
Only family matters / D. Shull
Medley / Jessica Schlenker & Michael Z. Williamson
A tangle of truths / Angela Penrose
The unwanted gift / Anthea Sharp
Dawn of a new age / Dylan Birtolo
Bloodlines / Phaedra Weldon
In name only / Kristin Schwengel
Ripples and cracks / Larry Dixon and Mercedes Lackey.
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