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Under the Vale

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Under the Valetitle: Under the Vale and Other Tales of Valdemar
author: Mercedes Lackey
series: Tales of Valdemar #6
published: 1 December 2011
publisher: DAW
genre(s): fantasy
pages: 352
source: bought
format: eBook
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rating: five-stars
series rating: five-stars


the blurb

In March 1987, a young author from Oklahoma published her first novel, "Arrows of the Queen." This modest book about a magical land called Valdemar was the beginning of a fantasy masterwork series that would span decades and include more than two dozen titles. Now readers can travel to the world of Valdemar with Tanya Huff, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Fiona Patton, Rosemary Edghill, Judith Tarr, and others in these original stories, including an all-new novella from Mercedes Lackey.


my review

Under the Vale is the the 7th anthology collection of short stories by a wide variety of authors. All of the stories are set within the Valdemar world created by Mercedes Lackey. The stories include old characters as well as new, and some of the stories from mini-series with other stories within the anthologies. Are they necessary for the understanding of the world? No, but they are a fun, episodic addition.

About Mercedes Lackey

Mercedes Lackey is the well known author of the Valdemar books, set in her own world, Velgarth. She has also written in several other universes, including romances for Luna set in the fairy tale ‘five hundred kingdoms’.

Rating Report
plot
five-stars
characters
five-stars
writing
four-half-stars
pacing
five-stars
cover
four-half-stars
Overall: five-stars

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