The Valdemar Companion

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The Valdemar Companion

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9780756403904: The Valdemar Companion

The must-have guide to one of the most beloved creations in fantasy...

The Valdemar Companion is the ultimate reader's guide to Mercedes Lackey's bestselling world of Valdemar, and contains an all-original Mercedes Lackey Valdemar novella, as well as an essay by Lackey about Valdemar and an extensive interview with the author. Also included are detailed summaries of each of the Valdemar novels, an overview of the history of Valdemar along with essays on the various races and kingdoms, a substantial concordance containing entries on every major character, device, and setting, an article on the importance of the Heralds and Companions, and how magic factors into the novels, a chapter on the diverse Valdemar fan clubs, and a section devoted to the songs of Valdemar, as well as maps and a selection of interior art.

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Denise Little worked for Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton Bookseller for many years, first as a bookstore manager, then as their national book buyer for romance, science fiction, and fantasy fiction. She then joined Kensington Publishing, where she edited her own line of romance, Denise Little Presents. She's currently executive editor at Tekno Books.

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Made with the active assistance of Mercedes Lackey, creator of the fantasy kingdom of Valdemar, and DAW editor Betsy Wollheim, this is about as official a companion as there could be. It is high time, too, since Valdemar is beginning to rival Darkover in the number of stories set there and in the multitude of its fans. The book's actual contents include an introduction and a new Valdemar novella by Lackey, a traveler's guide to Valdemar and environs apparently commissioned by the queen of the realm, a summary of all Valdemar novels, details on Valdemar's music and Web sites, maps of Valdemar, and a concordance of Valdemarian names and terms. Exceedingly well done, it helps keep readers unconfused while wandering the enormous fictional terrain the Valdemar oeuvre covers. It does, however, rather cry for a similar companion volume about the rest of the prolific Lackey's work. Roland Green
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