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Book Discussion: "Crucible" edited by Mercedes Lackey [Dec. 28th, 2015|01:43 pm]
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The last book discussion for the December releases, and for 2015, is Crucible, a Valdemar anthology edited by Mercedes Lackey! Who here has read it? What stories were your favorites?

Cover Copy: Valdemar's protectors are the ancient order of Heralds, trained as emissaries, spies, judges, diplomats, scouts, counselors, and warriors. 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. Sought and Chosen by mysterious horselike Companions, they are bonded for life to these telepathic, enigmatic creatures. With their Companions, the Heralds of Valdemar ride circuit throughout the kingdom, protecting the peace and, when necessary, defending their land and monarch.

Now, eighteen authors join Mercedes Lackey, adding their own unique voices tot he Heralds, Bards, and Healers of this well-loved fantasy realm.

Journey with Fiona Patton, Jennifer Brozek, Elizabeth A. Vaughan, Elisabeth Waters, and others in eighteen original stories, including a brand-new novella by Mercedes Lackey, to the magical land of Valdemar, where:

A Herald must thwart a secession plot helmed by a pretender to the throne . . .

A nobleman and an heiress work together to dodge their own arranged marriage . . .

A mercenary, after her partner dies, completes their contract alone, and is drawn into a world of intrigue in the process . . .