May 26th, 2010

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Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 12:02 pm
I decided to read through all of Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar novels in order of publication date, for a fun challenge. I've read most of them before, so the majority of these are rereads, but that doesn't stop them from being fun and enjoyable, nor worthy of a review. I see lots of bookblogs talking about how books more than a year past their publication date often get shafted when it comes to new reviews, and I certainly don't mind giving my opinions on some old favourites, or even new-to-me books that have been out just this side of forever.

And so without further ado, I give you my review of Mercedes Lackey's Arrows of the Queen.

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Summary: Taken from GoodReads) A KINGDOM IMPERILED!

Chosen by the Companion Rolan, a mystical horse-like being with powers beyond imagining, Talia, once a run-away, has now become a trainee Herald, destined to become one of the Queen's own elite guard. For Talia has certain awakening talents of the mind that only a Companion like Rolan can truly sense.

But as Talia struggles to master her unique abilities, time is running out. For conspiracy is brewing in Valdemar, a deadly treason which could destroy Queen and kingdom. Opposed by unknown enemies capable of both diabolical magic and treacherous assassination, the Queen must turn to Talia and the Heralds for aid in protecting the realm and insuring the future of the Queen's heir, a child already in danger of becoming bespelled by the Queen's own foes!

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