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Vows and Honor (Valdemar: Vows and Honor #1-3)
The sole survivor of a raiders' killing spree, Tarma shena Tale'sedrin becomes a Swordsworn warrior-priestess of the Goddess and vows to found a new Clan Tale'sedrin someday. She is helped in her quest by Kethry, who fled an abusive past to master her magical talent as a White Winds mage. Together Tarma and Kethry are bound by Kethry's sword Need to come to the aid of any ...more
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Doubleday Direct
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I started out confused when I began this book. I didn't realize that the original story linking the two characters had been told in another book so I had to piece things together. Once I figured out who was who I found myself enjoying it very much. I love reading about new species like the kyree, and the eventual introduction of and explanation of heralds. I liked this enough to track down the first story in the series so that I can read for myself how the team got together.
Mercedes entered this world on June 24, 1950, in Chicago, had a normal childhood and graduated from Purdue University in 1972. During the late 70's she worked as an artist's model and then went into the computer programming field, ending up with American Airlines in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition to her fantasy writing, she has written lyrics for and recorded nearly fifty songs for Firebird Arts & ...moreMore about Mercedes Lackey...