Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar books, recommended reading order

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Arrows of the Queen ( The Heralds of Valdemar, Book 1)
1.  Arrows of the Queen ( The Heralds of Valdemar, Book 1) by Mercedes Lackey
The list author says:
  "The "Heralds of Valdemar" trilogy was the first one written.  Not complex and obviously a first novel, but fun.  Lackey's writing gets much better in later books, so stick with it!"
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Arrow's Flight (The Heralds of Valdemar, Book 2)
2.  Arrow's Flight (The Heralds of Valdemar, Book 2) by Mercedes Lackey
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

Arrow's Fall (The Heralds of Valdemar, Book 3)
3.  Arrow's Fall (The Heralds of Valdemar, Book 3) by Mercedes Lackey
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

Magic's Pawn (The Last Herald-Mage Series, Book 1)
4.  Magic's Pawn (The Last Herald-Mage Series, Book 1) by Mercedes Lackey
The list author says:
  "This trilogy tells the story of Vanyel, the last Herald-Mage, several hundred years before Talia's story."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (269 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Magic's Promise (The Last Herald-Mage Series, Book 2)
5.  Magic's Promise (The Last Herald-Mage Series, Book 2) by Mercedes Lackey
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Magic's Price (The Last Herald-Mage Series, Book 3)
6.  Magic's Price (The Last Herald-Mage Series, Book 3) by Mercedes Lackey
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)

The Oathbound (Vows and Honor, Book 1)
7.  The Oathbound (Vows and Honor, Book 1) by Mercedes Lackey
The list author says:
  "This set of books takes place far to the south of Valdemar.  Tarma is my favorite Lackey character."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

Oathbreakers (Vows and Honor, Book 2)
8.  Oathbreakers (Vows and Honor, Book 2) by Mercedes Lackey
The list author says:
  "**one of my favorites of all these books."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

Oathblood (Vows and Honor, Book 3)
9.  Oathblood (Vows and Honor, Book 3) by Mercedes Lackey
The list author says:
  "Assorted Tarma and Kethry short stories - not necessary to the rest of the series but still fun to read."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

By the Sword (Kerowyn's Tale)
10.  By the Sword (Kerowyn's Tale) by Mercedes Lackey
The list author says:
  "This takes place shortly after the events chronicled in "Arrow's Fall".  Kerowyn is Kethry's granddaughter who eventually finds her way to Valdemar."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)

Winds of Fate (The Mage Winds, Book 1)
11.  Winds of Fate (The Mage Winds, Book 1) by Mercedes Lackey
The list author says:
  "Continuing chronologically, this trilogy features the heir to the throne as well as the mysterious Hawkbrothers.  I love that from this point on, most of the books are illustrated."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

Winds of Change (The Mage Winds, Book 2)
12.  Winds of Change (The Mage Winds, Book 2) by Mercedes Lackey
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Winds of Fury (The Mage Winds, Book 3)
13.  Winds of Fury (The Mage Winds, Book 3) by Mercedes Lackey
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Black Gryphon (Mage Wars)
14.  The Black Gryphon (Mage Wars) by Mercedes Lackey
The list author says:
  "Take a jump way back to ancient history and learn what happened in the Mage Wars.  These should be read before the Storms trilogy."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

The White Gryphon (Mage Wars)
15.  The White Gryphon (Mage Wars) by Mercedes Lackey
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

The Silver Gryphon (Mage Wars)
16.  The Silver Gryphon (Mage Wars) by Mercedes Lackey
The list author says:
  "This one is just okay, IMHO.  Can be skipped if you want."
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

Storm Warning (The Mage Storms, Book 1)
17.  Storm Warning (The Mage Storms, Book 1) by Mercedes Lackey
The list author says:
  "Continues where Winds of Fury left off.  Echoes of the ancient Mage Wars described in the Gryphon books are causing major problems in Valdemar.  Also learn more about the enemy-turned-ally, Karse."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

Storm Rising (Mage Storms, No 2)
18.  Storm Rising (Mage Storms, No 2) by Mercedes Lackey
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Storm Breaking (The Mage Storms, Book 3)
19.  Storm Breaking (The Mage Storms, Book 3) by Mercedes Lackey
The list author says:
  "**my other favorite besides Oathbreakers."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Owlflight (Valdemar: Darian's Tale, Book 1)
20.  Owlflight (Valdemar: Darian's Tale, Book 1) by Mercedes Lackey
The list author says:
  "This next trilogy follows the events of Storm Breaking, but in a different place with few recurring characters.  Worth reading, but personally I prefer the earlier books."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

Owlsight: Book Two of  Darian's Tale (The Owl Mage Trilogy)
21.  Owlsight: Book Two of Darian's Tale (The Owl Mage Trilogy) by Mercedes Lackey
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

Owlknight (Valdemar: Darian's Tale, Book 3)
22.  Owlknight (Valdemar: Darian's Tale, Book 3) by Mercedes Lackey
The list author says:
  "Got to be honest - I haven't read this one yet.  Will get around to it sooner or later."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

Brightly Burning
23.  Brightly Burning by Mercedes Lackey
The list author says:
  "Tells the tale of Lavan Firestorm, who is mentioned many times as an historical figure in other books but we never really hear his story."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)

Take a Thief (Valdemar Novels)
24.  Take a Thief (Valdemar Novels) by Mercedes Lackey
The list author says:
  "Skif is a Herald who appears in most of these books but never as a main character - this is his story.  I'm waiting for the paperback and can't wait to read it!"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)

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The Valdemar Companion (Daw Book Collectors, No. 1205)
25.  The Valdemar Companion (Daw Book Collectors, No. 1205) by John Helfers
The list author says:
  "Has some interesting chapters, but not worth the price of the hardcover.  I'd wait for the paperback."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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