author: Mercedes Lackey
series: Tales of Valdemar #1
published: 1 January 1997
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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.
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.