Magic's Promise

Magic's Promise

Book - 1990
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Groundbreaking epic fantasy series in Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar universe * Lambda-Award winning novels with heartfelt high adventure and magic

Wild magic is taking its toll on the land. Many Heralds and Herald-Mages have died fighting to preserve the peace. Even Vanyel, the most powerful of the Herald-Mages is almost at the end of his strength, in need of a respite from the dual threats of war and dark magic.

But for Vanyel, there can be no rest. Not when his Companion, Yfandes, receives a summons which can't be ignored -- a desperate cry of a magical holocaust in the neighboring kingdom. Almost overwhelmed by the devastations they discover there, Herald-Mage and Companion must try to unravel this tragic mystery.

Is the young Prince Tashir, a newly Chosen Herald who can't control his magic, responsible for the destruction? Or is Tashir a pawn in a deeper, more deadly game--and, if so, will Vanyel be able to find and defeat the true destroyer before this master of dark powers can strike again?
Publisher: New York : DAW Books, c1990.
ISBN: 9780886774011
0886774012
Branch Call Number: SF Lackey
Characteristics: 320 p. ; 17 cm.

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Stefanie1981
Jan 31, 2018

This is a great story. Wish it was in book format.

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ekaitlyn
Feb 19, 2011

Mercedes Lackey is not an author that I read for her actual writing craft, but she is an author that I adore for her characters and stories and the worlds that she creates. I love Valdemar and the vast history that you can read in it. And Vanyel is one of my favourites.

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