John Helfers Denise Little Mercedes Lackey
The Valdemar Companion
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The Valdemar Companion John Helfers Denise Little Mercedes Lackey Fifteen years ago, Mercedes Lackey put pen to paper to write Arrows Of The Queen, her first novel about Valdemar, a fantasy kingdom replete with magical races and magical creatures, enemies and allies both sorcerous and mundane This ancient land of mystery is unique even among fantasy realms, for it is protected by an elite corps the Heralds These men and women gifted wiFifteen years ago, Mercedes Lackey put pen to paper to write Arrows Of The Queen, her first novel about Valdemar, a fantasy kingdom replete with magical races and magical creatures, enemies and allies both sorcerous and mundane This ancient land of mystery is unique even among fantasy realms, for it is protected by an elite corps the Heralds These men and women gifted with extraordinary mind powers are Chosen by, and bonded with, wondrous horse like beings known as Companions Brought by their Companions from the length and breadth of Valdemar to Haven, Valdemar s capital city, they are trained in a special school, the Collegium, and devote their lives to protecting king and kingdom Mindspeakers, FarSeers, FarSpeakers, Firestarters, ForeSeers their individual talents are as varied as their backgrounds There are even those who can channel the magical nodes in the earth itself to use for their own purposes Garbed in their uniforms of white leather, they patrol their territory, dispensing justice and keeping the peace They are emissaries, spies, diplomats, scouts, warriors, judges, and counselors.With eighteen novels published, and millions of copies in print, Mercedes Lackey s Valdemar series has won the hearts of countless readers In response to overwhelming demand on the part of her many fans, veteran editors John Helfers and Denise Little now present The Valdemar Companion With the help and guidance of Mercedes Lackey, Helfers and Little have compiled a reader s guide to Mercedes Lackey s best selling world of Valdemar Included in this comprehensive work is an all original Mercedes Lackey Valdemar novella, as well as an essay by Lackey about Valdemar, and extensive interviews with the author and her publisher With an overview of the history of Valdemar, detailed essays on the various races and kingdoms, a substantial concordance containing entries on every major character, device and setting, and including articles on the magical races and creatures, a chapter on the diverse Valdemar fan clubs, and a section devoted to the songs of Valdemar, along with beautifully detailed maps, The Valdemar Companion is everything any Valdemar fan could wish for.. The Valdemar Companion Fifteen years ago Mercedes Lackey put pen to paper to write Arrows Of The Queen her first novel about Valdemar a fantasy kingdom replete with magical races and magical creatures enemies and allies
  • Title: The Valdemar Companion
  • Author: John Helfers Denise Little Mercedes Lackey
  • ISBN: 9780756400378
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Serena says:

      It may interest some to know that Mercedes Lackey put out a cassette CD called Sun Shadow which does not follow any of her Valdemar books yet is strongly suggested to be a part of the history of Valdemar You can sample some of the songs on YouTube, although the only place to buy it is from the Firebird Arts and Music website.1 Valdemar Espinoza 2 I Found a Land Espinoza 3 Two Young Fools part I Espinoza 8 Sun Shadow Lackey Espinoza 10 Windrider Unchained Lackey Espinoza I could not find 4 How Co [...]

    2. Myles says:

      I got this along with Exile s Honor and It Takes a Thief from the SF Book Club I had already ripped through the Queen s Own and the Last Herald Mage trilogies along with a few others and at the time I ordered these books I was convinced that I was going to enjoy them.But, when they arrived, I realized I had almost no interest in reading them None I had turned some corner that made me unable to really appreciate this fantasy series any It was something I was vaguely ashamed of anyway at the time [...]

    3. Jeremy Preacher says:

      Ten years ago this would have been an invaluable reference now, it s totally superceded by the internet It s still an impressive collection of trivia, interviews, and ancillary fiction, though The short story is astonishingly unmemorable which may have been the point it s supposed to be a story of a totally average Herald, and I suppose it s a handy fill your name in here tool for dreaming about being Chosen but the interviews, although not earthshaking, are neat, and the extensive concordance i [...]

    4. Kit MacConnell says:

      I reread this now and again, the short story it contains, and the entries that call to me I will always be a fan of Mercedes Lackey, the rich world she built, and the characters that you just can t help fall in love with The Heralds of Valdemar are a flawed ray of hope in a darker world, and I ll never get tired of them.

    5. Kris Irvin says:

      I love Mercedes Lackey I love Valdemar I love everything about this lady and her imagination This book is great because you can learn a lot about Lackey She has a long interview and it s interesting to see how her brain works, and where she came from and what she does now The book is also worth reading for the novella about Herald Tafri I wanted of that story It didn t necessarily need the gigantic encyclopedia thing at the end I don t know that people need every single word defined for them Bu [...]

    6. Terra says:

      It was fun to finally read this over I m a huge fan of Mercedes lackey her world was a safe place to go to when you wanted to be accepted for who you are and loved no matter the race or sexual preferences I ve Always wanted to be a valdemar citizen.

    7. Graylark says:

      Read just the novella Light, pleasant read.

    8. ♥Xeni♥ says:

      This was a very factual book, but for all that still vastly interesting to read Comprised of a few stories but in actuality a lot of information collected for any Valdemar aficionado, this is a wonderful book to read AFTER you have read all in the Valdemar series It ties up some loose ends, explains the summaries of all the books, and even has a glossary if you forget who someone was or what something meant Or, perhaps this is the perfect book to have alongside as you read the novels and trilog [...]

    9. Deborah Ideiosepius says:

      I found it disappointing There were a lot of lists lists of the novels, lists of songs, lists of names and places and words and I don t get that at all I read the books and liked them but why would I want lists of all the things in the books There was a refresher course in Valdemar history really why why would you want one , a few maps that did not really give much new information as far as I could see.There was one new story and an interview Other that that this is a book for only the stronges [...]

    10. Carin says:

      I haven t read the novellas yet, but the concordance could have been done much better and the maps are practically illegible.Update The novella was interesting, also the traveller s guide , but the companion is still mediocre at best A few google searches will give far practical background than the concordance did.

    11. Gipsea_rose says:

      vary good book, it is very helpful for any reader of Lackeys Valdemar books if you want to see where ever ones is in the modern times of Valdemar Arrows onward this is book with the maps for you sadly it dose not have any of the older maps that would help one tell where people are in the books set in the past.

    12. Elizabeth says:

      I am re reading the Valdemar series chronologically and so the indexing terms is proving especially useful as a refresher this go around However the section of maps is woefully incomplete and doesn t even contain all of the maps included in the individual novels Also, the fact that the book has been published without the chronology included in all the novels is odd as well.

    13. Donna Hutt Stapfer Bell says:

      Oh dear ghads, this was awful I think there are about 25 pages in this book worth the trouble and the rest is pure dross and faffing.If you are going to note the music associated with this specific body of work why oh why would you only put the TITLES in a reference guide and not the poetry lyrics as well whines

    14. Ramoths Own says:

      this book was so much fun to read because it gave a little capsule of so many of the stories that I am currently reading I had to be careful not to spoil myself but I found myself smiling over revisiting some of the stories this way The essays were fun too.

    15. Alison (Lady Coffin) S says:

      Love Valdemar the stories are amazing, and a few new fun ones in here with lots of other great info.

    16. Megan Sewell says:

      Anyone who has read the Valdemar series needs to add this book to their collection, excellent

    17. Heather says:

      Lovely and lovingly made, but over ten years out of date.

    18. Patty says:

      An enyclopedia of her world where Valdemar is, this is a book any fan of her series really should own.

    19. Emily says:

      Good overview of the world, but up to this point Would be happy to get an update edition integrating in new Valdemar mythology from the last decade or so.

    20. Margaret says:

      I liked the Companion story in this book It is good to see an ordinary person being chosen for duty The rest is information on the series and articles I disliked the tour story.

    21. Duxcaelo says:

      The novella is great The interviews are okay and some of the other short stories are okay Most of this is a reference section for terms people places.

    22. Jacob says:

      Very insightful and full of handy, detailed information about the world of Valdemar I learned many new things from reading this.

    23. Emily says:

      It has some useful information in it although its kind of outdated I liked the stories too It probably would be better to read after reading a few of the books but its not necessary.

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