Description: In this chronicle of the early history of Valdemar, Mercedes Lackey’s bestselling
world, a thirteenyear- 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.