“Returning to her beloved Valdemar universe, Lackey opens her new series at a pivotal time in the history of Valdemar, when the education of Heralds is changing and dangers from other lands are felt in the court and on the training field. Series fans will enjoy the variations on a familiar theme, while enough information is presented for first-timers to discover a world of high adventure and individual courage. Highly recommended.” — Library Journal
“A real page-turner…. Outstanding characters, especially Mags, will greatly please Valdemar fans.” — Booklist
“Has everything you’d expect in a Valdemar book…and it’s wonderful.” — Romantic Times
“Recalls Lackey's earliest Valdemar books... a worthy entry in the overall saga.” — Publishers Weekly
About the Author
is a full-time writer and has published numerous novels and works of short fiction, including the best-selling Heralds Of Valdemar
series. She is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, artist Larry Dixon, and their flock of parrots. She can be found at mercedeslackey.com.