Magic's Pawn by Mercedes LackeyDescription: Vanyel grows up on Valedemar's frontier, and dreams of a future as a bard. He is sent to his aunt Savil, a famed Herald-Mage of Valdemar, who lives in the capital. Vanyel's father hopes she'll make a man of Vanyel. Vanyel instead finds a love that ends tragically. Series:
The Last Herald MageVolume:
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His lover's death sparks incredible powers in him, but at the price of terible pain and guilt. His aunt Savil is entrusted with his instruction, but she is unable to provide help and healing enough- they must seek it together, afar.
Savil asks a Shin’a’in Adept for help but the boy’s wild talent is already beyond control – and Valdemar itself is in desperate peril…
MAGIC’S PAWN is Book One of The Last Herald-Mage,
Mercedes Lackey’s magical trilogy of Vanyel’s struggle to fulfil the conditions of his Mage-hood and protect the Kingdom of Valdemar.
Also in this series are Magic's Promise, Magic's Price
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