"Absorbing and entertaining. --The Clandestine Critic
An eternal outcast, Mags is stunned when he is chosen to be trained as a herald at the newly founded Collegium in Valdemar’s capital city, Haven. Loyal, noble and just, heralds are called upon to deliver messages, gather information and dispense justice on behalf of the King.
Thrust into the centre of a legend in the making, Mags discovers talents he never knew he had and friendships he never thought possible. but when discord spreads through the capital, he learns that life in the court can be just as treacherous as the mines he left behind.
‘A world of high adventure and individual courage. highly recommended.’ Library Journal
‘Lackey makes a real page-turner out of Mags’ and the Collegia’s development... this book’s outstanding characters, especially Mags, will greatly please Valdemar fans.’ booklist
"This book’s outstanding characters, especially Mags, will greatly please Valdemar fans.” Booklist
Praise for Mercedes Lackey:
“A writer whose work I’ve loved all along.” -Marion Zimmer Bradley
“She’ll keep you up long past your bedtime.” - Stephen King