4.18.2022 | Monday

Sword of Ice

category: Book Reviews

Sword of Icetitle: Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar
author: Mercedes Lackey
series: Tales of Valdemar #1
published: 1 January 1997
genre(s): fantasy
pages: 350
source: bought
format: eBook
buy/shelve it: Amazon | B&N | BookBub | Goodreads

rating: five-stars | series rating: five-stars

the blurb

Filled with magic, intrigue, romance and adventure, Mercedes Lackey's world of Valdemar is one of the most popular domains in fantasy literature. Home to the Heralds and their mysterious horselike Companions, the magical Tayledras Hawk-people, and of course, the powerful gryphons, Valdemar has garnered a devoted global following. Now these 17 new tales by fantasy's greatest authors are sure to add their own chapter to the history of this enchanting land.

my review

The short stories in this anthology are not all by Mercedes Lackey, but by a variety of authors writing within the world. There are characters orginally from the books woven into new stories with new characters. Some of the stories are also a part of mini-series with stories found in other books within the Tales of Valdemar series.

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
Overall: four-half-stars

reading challenges:

  • 2023 Alphabet Soup: Author Edition Reading Challenge
  • 2023 Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge
  • 2023 Diversify Your Reading Challenge
  • 2023 Linz the Bookworm Reading Challenge
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