Book One of the Collegium Chronicles (A Valdemar Novel)

Mass Market Paperback
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780756405762
  • 432 Pages
  • DAW
  • Adult


In this chronicle of the early history of Valdemar, a thirteen-year­old 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.



Praise for the Collegium Chronicles:

“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.” —Library Journal

A real page-turner…. Outstanding characters, especially Mags, will greatly please Valdemar fans.” —Booklist

An enjoyable and pleasant read…. Mags is an appealing protagonist facing challenges (and successes) with which readers will empathize.” —RT Book Reviews

“Top Pick! … A wonderful amalgam of fantasy and character study.” —Night Owl Reviews


Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles
Mercedes Lackey
Mercedes Lackey
Mercedes Lackey
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