By Mercedes Lackey
Groundbreaking epic delusion sequence in Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar universe • Lambda-Award successful novels with heartfelt excessive experience and magic
Wild magic is taking its toll at the land. Many Heralds and Herald-Mages have died battling to maintain the peace. Even Vanyel, the main strong of the Herald-Mages is sort of on the finish of his energy, short of a respite from the twin threats of battle and darkish magic.
yet for Vanyel, there might be no leisure. now not while his better half, Yfandes, gets a summons which can’t be ignored—a determined cry of a paranormal holocaust within the neighboring country. virtually crushed by means of the devastations they notice there, Herald-Mage and spouse needs to attempt to resolve this tragic mystery.
Is the younger Prince Tashir, a newly selected usher in who can’t regulate his magic, answerable for the destruction? Or is Tashir a pawn in a deeper, extra lethal game—and, if that is so, will Vanyel be capable of locate and defeat the real destroyer ahead of this grasp of darkish powers can strike back?
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