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by Lackey, Mercedes.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Lackey, Mercedes. Collegium chronicles: v. 1.Publisher: New York : DAW Books : Distributed by Penguin Group (USA), 2008Description: 340 p. : chart, genealogical table ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780756405243 (hbk.) :; 0756405246 (hbk.).Title notes: $25.95 4-2009 (db)Subject(s): Valdemar (Imaginary place) -- Fiction | Fantasy fiction, American | Fantasy fictionSummary: Magpie, a thirteen-year-old orphan, escapes a life of slavery in the gem mines when he is chosen by one of the magical Companion horses of Valdemar to become a Herald, in which role he witnesses the founding of the Heralds' Collegium.
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The long-awaited brand new novel in the bestselling Valdemar series. <br> <br> In this chronicle of the early history of Valdemar, Mercedes Lackey's bestselling world, a thirteen year- old orphan named Magpie escapes a life of slavery in the gem mines when he is chosen by one of the magical Companion horses of Valdemar to be trained as a Herald. Thrust into the center of a legend in the making, Magpie discovers talents he never knew he had and witnesses the founding of the great Heralds' Collegium.<br>  

$25.95 4-2009 (db)

Magpie, a thirteen-year-old orphan, escapes a life of slavery in the gem mines when he is chosen by one of the magical Companion horses of Valdemar to become a Herald, in which role he witnesses the founding of the Heralds' Collegium.

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For as long as he could remember, Mags had labored, along with other children, in the gem mines--underfed, overworked, and constantly reminded of his good fortune for having a place in the world despite of his mysterious "Bad Blood." The appearance of a King's Herald and a magnificent white steed with blue eyes changes Mags's life and introduces him to the rarified existence of an apprentice Herald, complete with his Companion Dallen, the sentient horselike mount. 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. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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