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Finding the Way (2010)

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Finding the Way is a collection of short stories set in the world of Velgarth.The Heralds of Valdemar are an ancient order, drawn from all across the land, from all walks of life, and at all ages, these unusual individuals are Gifted with abilities beyond those of normal men and women. They are Mindspeakers, FarSeers, Empaths, ForeSeers, Firestarters, FarSpeakers, and more. Sought and Chosen by mysterious horselike Companions, they are bonded for life to these telepathic, enigmatic creatures. With their Companions, the Heralds of Valdemar ride circuit throughout the kingdom protecting the peace and, when necessary, defending their land and monarch.Now, fifteen authors travel with Mercedes Lackey to her magical land of Valdemar, adding their own unique gifts tot the Heralds, Bards, Healers and other heroes of this well-loved fantasy realm. Journey with Tanya Huff, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Fiona Patton, Judith Tarr, Rosemary Edghill, Larry Dixon, Elisabeth Waters, and others in fifteen original stories, including an all-new novella by Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon, to the magical land of Valdemar where: A Herald apprehends bandits who have been thieving and killing their way across Valdemar, but in his moment of success, suffers an unexpected loss… A vandal in Haven gives the town an unusual gift… The wife of a foreign assassin develops a special bond wiht the Queen of Valdemar… A dying Healer and a failed Chosen find a way to heal their wounds and continue on…

Stories include:
“Finding the way” by Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon
“In Burning Zones we Build Against the Sun” by Rosemary Edghill and Denise McCune
“Unintended Consequences” by Elizabeth A. Vaughan
“The Education of Evita” by Mickey Zucker Reichert
“A Charm of Finches” by Elizabeth Waters
“Healing in White” by Kristin Schwengel
“Songs of a Certain Sort” by Brenda Cooper
“Otherwise Engaged” by Stephanie D. Shaver
“Heart’s Choice” by Kate Paulk
“Heart’s Own” by Sarah A. Hoyt
“The Time We Have” by Tanya Huff
“A Bard by Any Other Name” by Fiona Patton
“Change of Life” by Judith Tarr
“Lack of Vision” by Nancy Asire
“The Groom’s Price” by Michael Z. Williamson and Gail Sanders