Heyla and welcome!  Below I've provided a few Gates to Valdemar-related sites...  Use 'em freely - these don't cause backlash-trauma.  If you aren't sure what "Valdemar" is, there's an explanation below...

Firebird Arts and Music  :  The first place for any Valdemar afficionado to look.  Their online catalog has all of Mercedes Lackey's books, plus songbooks, CDs and tapes of all the songs from the various Herald trilogies, plus artwork, jewelry, and so on...

 

 

Valdemar's Heartstone  :  One of the best-maintained Valdemar sites on the Web. Includes a link to the Valdemar mailing list.

 

 The Heraldic Circle homepage  :  A Webring devoted to Valdemar and its author.  This page gives all the info you need to integrate your own site into the Ring, if you so desire...

 

 

What is "Valdemar," anyway?

    Valdemar is one kingdom among many in a series of books by Mercedes Lackey; the first trilogy was composed of Arrows of the Queen, Arrow's Flight, and Arrow's Fall. These books focused on Valdemar and its Heralds, a group that combines the talents of diplomat, circuit judge, and secret agent. The Heralds are also distinguished by their Companions, beings who take the form of horses but are far more... Among other things, the Companions are telepathic.
    The second trilogy, taking place chronologically some hundreds of years before the first-written, focuses on Vanyel, the Last Herald-Mage. The books of the trilogy are Magic's Pawn, Magic's Promise, and Magic's Price, and are widely considered the best of any of the Valdemar novels. They're certainly my favorites...
    Both of these trilogies had music and song woven through them as an integral part of the atmosphere, and both trilogies reproduce in full songs that the various characters sing or allude to in the course of the story.
    It isn't my intent to provide a full bibliography here; all three of the sites listed above have extensive listings of Mercedes Lackey's work. However, the two trilogies I've listed are the essential starting-points for a Valdemar journey. See you on the road to Haven...

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