Valdemar (Chronological) Series

37 primary works • 44 total works
This series lists the books in the Valdemar universe according to their internal chronology. It is unnumbered because there are still books being written early in the chronology.

It includes the series, in order:
* Mage Wars
* The Last Herald-Mage
* Collegium Chronicles
* The Herald Spy
* Family Spies
* Vows and Honor
* Heralds of Valdemar - Prequels
* Hera…

Book 1

The Black Gryphon
4.06
· 13571 Ratings · 274 Reviews · published 1994 · 19 editions
It is an age when Valdemar is yet unfounded, its o…
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Book 2

The White Gryphon
3.92
· 11338 Ratings · 122 Reviews · published 1995 · 17 editions
It has been ten years since the magical Cataclysm,…
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Book 3

The Silver Gryphon
3.83
· 10264 Ratings · 118 Reviews · published 1996 · 17 editions
A dozen years of peace have passed in the city of …
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Book 4

Magic's Pawn
4.21
· 23987 Ratings · 825 Reviews · published 1989 · 20 editions
Mage-Craft—

Though Vanyel has been born with near-l…
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Book 5

Magic's Promise
4.22
· 19224 Ratings · 325 Reviews · published 1990 · 20 editions
The wild magic is taking its toll on the land, and…
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Book 6

Magic's Price
4.27
· 19799 Ratings · 359 Reviews · published 1990 · 19 editions
The final chapter in Mercedes Lackey's spellbindin…
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Book 7

Foundation
4.02
· 10862 Ratings · 534 Reviews · published 2008 · 25 editions
Mags had been working at the Pieters’s mine, slavi…
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Book 8

Intrigues
3.98
· 8343 Ratings · 391 Reviews · published 2010 · 23 editions
"Spellbinding storyteller" (Rave Reviews) Mercedes…
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Book 9

Changes
3.97
· 7105 Ratings · 359 Reviews · published 2011 · 1 edition
Changes: Volume Three of the Collegium Chronicles
I…
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Book 10

Redoubt
3.97
· 6051 Ratings · 339 Reviews · published 2012 · 1 edition
Mags, a young Herald trainee in Haven, the capital…
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Book 11

Bastion
4.01
· 5111 Ratings · 326 Reviews · published 2013 · 1 edition
Mags returns to the Collegium, but there are mixed…
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Book 12

Closer to Home
4.03
· 4448 Ratings · 337 Reviews · published 2014 · 8 editions
Mags was once an enslaved orphan living a harsh li…
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Book 13

Closer to the Heart
4.09
· 3306 Ratings · 220 Reviews · published 2015 · 7 editions
Mags was a Herald of Valdemar. But he had once liv…
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Book 14

Closer to the Chest
4.11
· 2838 Ratings · 235 Reviews · published 2016 · 7 editions
Herald Mags, the King of Valdemar’s Herald Spy, ha…
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Book 15

The Hills Have Spies
3.62
· 5241 Ratings · 300 Reviews · published 2018 · 8 editions
In this new series, set in the bestselling world o…
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Book 16

Eye Spy
4.13
· 1641 Ratings · 192 Reviews · published 2019 · 1 edition
In this second installment of the Family Spies ser…
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Book 17

Spy, Spy Again
4.42
· 929 Ratings · 115 Reviews · published 2020 · 7 editions
In this third novel of the Family Spies series, se…
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Book 18

Brightly Burning
4.08
· 9771 Ratings · 210 Reviews · published 2000 · 16 editions
Brightly Burning marks Mercedes Lackey's return to…
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Book 19

The Oathbound
4.09
· 13535 Ratings · 281 Reviews · published 1988 · 16 editions
Tarma witnessed her clan's murder and, swearing ve…
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Book 20

Oathbreakers
4.18
· 14775 Ratings · 155 Reviews · published 1989 · 13 editions
When Idra, leader of the crack mercenaries known a…
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Book 21

Oathblood
4.06
· 10359 Ratings · 129 Reviews · published 1998 · 11 editions
This exciting new anthology includes a new novella…
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Book 22

Exile's Honor
4.20
· 11375 Ratings · 189 Reviews · published 2002 · 11 editions
Alberich had spent most of his youth in the Karsit…
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Book 23

Exile's Valor
4.19
· 11702 Ratings · 129 Reviews · published 2003 · 11 editions
This stand-alone novel in the Valdemar series cont…
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Book 24

Take a Thief
4.13
· 12800 Ratings · 207 Reviews · published 2001 · 1 edition
Mercedes Lackey's triumphant return to the best-se…
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Book 25

Arrows of the Queen
4.10
· 35383 Ratings · 1070 Reviews · published 1987 · 31 editions
Follows the adventures of Talia as she trains to b…
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Book 26

Arrow's Flight
4.13
· 20620 Ratings · 387 Reviews · published 1987 · 28 editions
Set in the medieval fantasy kingdom of Valdemar, t…
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Book 27

Arrow's Fall
4.19
· 20870 Ratings · 390 Reviews · published 1988 · 26 editions
With Elspeth, the heir to the throne of Valdemar, …
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Book 28

By the Sword
4.25
· 19630 Ratings · 300 Reviews · published 1991 · 17 editions
Granddaughter of the sorceress Kethry, daughter of…
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Book 29

Winds of Fate
4.04
· 15792 Ratings · 251 Reviews · published 1992 · 4 editions
Lackey, who has enchanted readers since the public…
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Book 30

Winds of Change
4.05
· 14376 Ratings · 136 Reviews · published 1992 · 15 editions
In The Mage Winds trilogy, which began with the be…
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Book 31

Winds of Fury
4.06
· 13061 Ratings · 136 Reviews · published 1993 · 13 editions
Valdemar is once again in peril, threatened by Anc…
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Book 32

Storm Warning
4.04
· 12213 Ratings · 151 Reviews · published 1994 · 17 editions
With her phenomenal Mage Winds trilogy, bestsellin…
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Book 33

Storm Rising
4.02
· 11685 Ratings · 104 Reviews · published 1995 · 20 editions
In Storm Rising, mysterious mage-storms are wreaki…
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Book 34

Storm Breaking
4.06
· 11792 Ratings · 120 Reviews · published 1996 · 19 editions
As Storm Breaking opens, the western allies, led b…
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Book 35

Owlflight
3.99
· 10256 Ratings · 210 Reviews · published 1997 · 17 editions
Apprenticed to a venerable wizard when his hunter …
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Book 36

Owlsight
4.01
· 9510 Ratings · 120 Reviews · published 1998 · 18 editions
It has been four years since Darian saw his villag…
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Book 37

Owlknight
3.99
· 8895 Ratings · 126 Reviews · published 1999 · 16 editions
From fantasy legends Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dix…
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Book 1-3

The Mage Wars
4.27
· 233 Ratings · 7 Reviews · published 2016 · 3 editions
Set around three thousand years before the rest of…
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Book 4-6

The Last Herald-Mage
4.49
· 6036 Ratings · 111 Reviews · published 1990 · 11 editions
The Last Herald-Mage contains Magic's Pawn, Magic'…
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Book 19-21

Vows and Honor
4.37
· 2163 Ratings · 23 Reviews · published 1993 · 5 editions
The sole survivor of a raiders' killing spree, Tar…
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Book 22-24

Exiles of Valdemar:
4.59
· 152 Ratings · 4 Reviews · published 2018 · 3 editions

New York Times #1 bestseller Mercedes Lackey’s epi…

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Book 25-27

Queen's Own
4.41
· 6829 Ratings · 126 Reviews · published 1990 · 11 editions
This is the 3 in 1 book of the Queen's Own trilogy…
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Book 29-31

The Mage Winds
4.45
· 682 Ratings · 13 Reviews · published 1991 · 3 editions
Long ago, high magic was lost to Valdemar when the…
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Book 32-34

The Mage Storms: A Valdemar Omnibus
4.45
· 312 Ratings · 12 Reviews · published 2015 · 3 editions
Karse and Valdemar have long been enemy kingdoms, …
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