No True Way: All New Tales of Valdemar

Mercedes Lackey Stephanie D. Shaver Michele Lang Fiona Patton Dylan Birtolo Cedric Johnson Louisa Swann Rosemary Edghill

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No True Way: All New Tales of Valdemar

No True Way All New Tales of Valdemar In March Mercedes Lackey a young author from Oklahoma published her first novel Arrows of the Queen No one could have envisioned that this modest book about a magical land called Valdemar wou

  • Title: No True Way: All New Tales of Valdemar
  • Author: Mercedes Lackey Stephanie D. Shaver Michele Lang Fiona Patton Dylan Birtolo Cedric Johnson Louisa Swann Rosemary Edghill
  • ISBN: 9780756407698
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • In March 1987, Mercedes Lackey, a young author from Oklahoma, published her first novel, Arrows of the Queen No one could have envisioned that this modest book about a magical land called Valdemar would be the beginning of a fantasy masterwork series that would span decades and include than two dozen titles Now the voices of other authors add their own special touchIn March 1987, Mercedes Lackey, a young author from Oklahoma, published her first novel, Arrows of the Queen No one could have envisioned that this modest book about a magical land called Valdemar would be the beginning of a fantasy masterwork series that would span decades and include than two dozen titles Now the voices of other authors add their own special touches to the ancient land where Heralds Chosen from all walks of life by magical horse like Companions patrol their ancient kingdom, dispensing justice, facing adversaries, and protecting their monarch and country from whatever threatens Trained rigorously by the Heralds Collegium, these special protectors each have extraordinary Gifts Mindspeaking, FarSeeing, FarSpeaking, Empathy, Firestarting, and ForeSeeing, and are bonded for life with their mysterious Companions.Travel with these astounding adventurers in sixteen original stories.

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    One thought on “No True Way: All New Tales of Valdemar

    1. Courtney on said:

      WIP: (view spoiler)[Better than the last volume I read, I have to say. I liked most of the stories pretty equally, and I didn't hate any of them this time - that's always nice. (hide spoiler)]

    2. Kathy Davie on said:

      Eighth in the young adult anthology, Tales of Valdemar, an urban fantasy subseries for Valdemar with sixteen short stories by assorted authors.Five of the stories in this anthology are so depressing that you’ll want to cry, two are poorly written, and there are five stories that are cheerful, so consider this in either reading it or in the timing of reading it.Series:"The Whitest Lie" (Herald Wil & Lelia)"Spun Magic" (Stardance)"Ex Libris" (Dann Family of Haven)The StoriesStephanie Shaver [...]

    3. Shane Jardine on said:

      don’t know if I would be the voracious reader I am today, if not for the librarian at my local library, who handed me a copy of Arrows of the Queen back in the fifth grade. So it should be no surprise that I pick up every book by Mercedes Lackey that comes out each year, including the anthologies she edits, despite the fact I’m not a fan of anthologies in general.While I haven’t read anything by the majority of the authors in One True Way, Lackey proves yet again that she knows just how to [...]

    4. Erika on said:

      Loved them all!I am an unrepentant Lackey fan, as should be expressed early, so my bias where her world of Velgarth is concerned can be understood immediately. The stories contained in this issue of Valdamar's anthologies are in many cases a return of old friends. Most of these stories are from the view of characters previously met in other anthologies. It is a comfort to be able to grieve with Herald Wil, to laugh with Vanyel, and to see new triumphs and tragedy woven through a place that is li [...]

    5. DeadlyHausfrau on said:

      This was a pretty solid collection of tales of Valdemar. I always feel there could more levity in these stories it seems as though when she invites authors to play in the world they always want to write in the dark corners of it. Still, a good bunch, very enjoyable, so I'm fairly pleased.

    6. Emma on said:

      Solid set of stories, wouldn't've minded seeing several of them extended.

    7. Ryan on said:

      This is the eighth anthology of short stories set in the kingdom of Valdemar and it's surrounding countries, and I'm already looking forward to the ninth. If you guys have been reading this blog for any length or time, you know that I love Valdemar the way others love Hogwarts, Narnia, or Middle Earth. If there was a teleportation portal that connected our two worlds, I would gladly go across. It's the world I escape to when I'm needing to forget what is going on around me. It's my second home, [...]

    8. Sarah on said:

      Like many of the people leaving a review for this book, I've been an avid fan for years. Mercedes Lackey is one of the few authors that I buy the books in hardback edition simply because I tend to read these books over and over. I've yet to read a story that disappointed me.No True Way: All-New Tales of Valdemar keeps true to that unwritten promise. This anthology has a little of everything from desperate decisions to gentle fondness, sometimes in the same story. The anthology features well know [...]

    9. Aishuu on said:

      There's something warm and comforting about reading Valdemar, since this was the series of my teen years. Despite being "shocking" when I first read it (Arrow's Fall and Magic's Price!), the world is now surprisingly innocent (and I have to wonder if it's too stale for "modern" teens to get into). The series has a bit of "stuck in the nineties" fantasy about it, but that's okay for me. I've found the short story collections a lot more enjoyable than anything published in the main series since ci [...]

    10. Joy on said:

      Thanks to a friend who has a story in this anthology, I was reminded that it had just come out and so I bought it and read it through yesterday. The stories were varied and interesting, with several continuing on the tales of various characters from previous anthologies, and overall they were very good. I did find two stories to be below the level of the rest, in a slightly indefinable way, which is why I knocked off one star (again, wish we could have half-star ratings on !) - that might be rou [...]

    11. Gewbook on said:

      This volume was so much better than they've been! I think it helped that there were only 3 stories that were continuations of previous characters/story lines from other anthologies - one of those was the only story that I didn't finish. I really enjoyed the stories that filled in the gaps: why no new Herald Mages were getting to Haven (chilling and really well done), life in the Tedrel camps, the wife of one of Karath's friends and how she determined to make something positive of her life after [...]

    12. unknown on said:

      Pure joyI am always skeptical anthologies. They are usually like eating at a small town Chinese buffet restaurant not a lot of variety and when it is all said and done the same six ingredients just chopped a bit differentNo True Way wasn't the same bland standard fare it was a nice mix of old and comfortable arenas with some wonderful new characters. Misty, if you read this review please edit a couple more anthologies of the lands and people of Vanyel's universe using this formula was delightful [...]

    13. Kelcey on said:

      I used to really like these anthologies but as time has gone on, the stories have moved further and further away from my favorites. For example, different tales of choosing, bards, healers and heralds working together were the ones that I really liked. These are still good and I like them, but they are not as good as the early collections (imo)

    14. Lisa on said:

      Good selection of storiesI liked all of the stories, and really liked quite a few. There are several that I wished were longer as I found those stories intriguing and worth a longer visit. I enjoyed reading about old friends, and meeting new ones. If you enjoy Valdemar and the surrounding areas, you will enjoy these stories.

    15. Elizabeth on said:

      Really awesome story collection. I was a little sad that some of the previous authors who have been writing about the same characters for a while hadn't been back in this one. Maybe they finished the stories they wanted to tell, maybe they just didn't have one written. But mostly it was a good book. Just felt a little sad that I couldn't catch up on some of my favorite characters.

    16. Julia on said:

      I liked this better than some of the other Valdemar anthologies. There were less stories that required remembering who the characters were. (view spoiler)[ However, there were also too many stories about people with mind-gifts who didn't become Heralds, and that didn't jibe with my recollection of the original series. (hide spoiler)]

    17. Melody on said:

      Most of the stories were good. A couple didn't seem to have a real sense of what Valdemar, Heralds, Companions, and Hawkbrothers are really about. The story Written In The Wind was tragic and depressing. Don't read if you hate evil winning and children being murdered.

    18. eyes.2c on said:

      Excellent collection of short stories about all things Valdemar. Many feel like the gateway to brand new adventures set in Lackey's world. I hope they are just that--a gateway to a new era by a gifted bunch of authors.

    19. Norma Mason on said:

      One of the best anthologies.One of the best anthologies I've read since the last book of short stories about Valdemar. In fact, in each of the previous anthologies there were some, (usually at least 2) that I disliked. Not this time!

    20. Courtney Vandervlugt on said:

      I had to skip one short story - it referenced anthrax, which would not exist in the world of the stories.

    21. Narariel on said:

      Overall, a very good anthology. Two rather negative stories that I'll skip rather than read next time. But also some fun stories and some that are continued from previous anthologies.

    22. Emily on said:

      A wonderfully diverse collection of all new tales from the magical and exciting world of Valdemar.

    23. CatBookMom on said:

      Continuing the 4-5 year read-through of stories which carry the same characters forward. See book #5, which is as far back as I went.

    24. Edward Schmidt on said:

      good storiesOne story was very, very sad. One story was just Weird. The rest were great and I recommend them to all.

    25. Carol Summers on said:

      ValdermarLoved these books from my first one, still love them and want to hear more about the characters and Companions

    26. ms bookjunkie on said:

      The Whitest Lie by Stephanie D. ShaverIntriguing and sad. 3 starsOld Loom, New Tapestry by Dayle A. DermatisLets hear it for older herald trainees! 4 starsThe Barest Gift by Brenda CooperWonderful and sad. 4 starsConsequences Unforeseen by Elizabeth A. VaughanDelightful widowhood. 5 starsWritten in the Wind by Jennifer BrozekGood but evil. 3 starsNwah by Ron CollinsHopeful. 3 starsSpun Magic by Kristin SchwengelMasterful. 3.5 starsWeavings by Diana L. PaxsonDefence. Protection 3 starsA Wake of V [...]

    27. Carol Gibson on said:

      I really enjoy these short story collection set in Lackey's world of Valdemar. I have always liked the world and these books gives you more glimpses into the lives of the people who populate it. The stories are by different writers edited by Mercedes Lackey. My only compliant is that some are not long enough and I would love to know more the characters. Though many of the writers have ongoing stories involving characters they have created.

    28. Panda on said:

      So Valdemar and Mercedes Lackey have been one of my favorite worlds and authors for a long time. This is a fantastic! collection of short stories (about 20 pages apiece give or take a few) by a myriad of authors. Including one by Mercedes Lackey herself! (its the very last one) but well worth the wait to read all of them.

    29. Rebecca on said:

      Another collection of tales from Valdemar and Velgarth. 'The Whitest Lie' is about Herald Wil, who has lost his wife, and their young daughter. Just how much did he know about his wife after all? I liked this one, though I felt a bit confused about the characters--felt more like a first chapter than a finished story. 'Old Loom, New Tapestry' is about heralds on circuit who must decide the fate of a lady who murdered her lord, and is mostly of interest because one of the heralds spent half of her [...]

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