Intrigues : A Valdemar Novel (Hardcover) - Lackey, Mercedes

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Magpie, a 13-year-old orphan chosen by one of the magical Companion horses of Valdemar, is taken to the capital city, Haven, to be trained as a Herald. Like all Heralds, Magpie learns that he has the gift of telepathy, but can he solve the riddle of his parentage and his connection with the mysterious spies before the king and court banish him as a traitor?

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780756406394
SKU 214703020
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0756406390
Release Date 10/5/2010
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 1.25T
Author Info
Mercedes Lackey
Mercedes Lackey's father was an avid science fiction reader, and it was through him that she was introduced to the genre. One of first sf books she read was Andre Norton's BEAST MASTER. Lackey began to write her own stories set in Norton's Witch World. Setting aside writing to attend Purdue University, she graduated in 1972 with a B.Sc. in biology. After graduation, she held a variety of odd jobs, including security guard and artist's model, before ending up, almost by accident, as a computer programmer. In 1982, she moved to Tulsa and went to work for American Airlines. She also began to write again, eventually striking up a correspondence with writer Marion Zimmer Bradley. In 1985, Lackey's first story was published in an anthology edited by Bradley. Lackey had long been involved in the somewhat nefarious world of science fiction conventions and gatherings, and began to write song lyrics to be performed at these events. Originally, she began to compose songs about scenes she was writing in order to strip down the writing to the barest minimum and get a handle on what she really wanted to say--a technique she continues to use. Her songs proved very popular (over 50 of them have been set to music and recorded!), and one attracted the attention of writer C. J. Cherryh, who encouraged Lackey to write her first novel, 1987s ARROWS OF THE QUEEN. That book turned out to be the first in what was to be the lengthy, and on-going, Valdemar series. A prolific and popular writer, Lackey has written, or co-written, more than 50 books since 1982, and she shows no signs of slowing down.
From the Publisher
Editors Note Mags, a telepathic herald, comes under suspicion by foreign operatives, prompting him to investigate just who his parents really were and what his connection is to these mysterious spies, so that he can prove his loyalty to the king before he is banished as a traitor. By the author of Foundation. 50,000 first printing.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0336
Publisher Daw Books

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