Valdemar (Chronological) Series

36 primary works • 43 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
* Her…

Book 1

The Black Gryphon
4.05
· 12946 Ratings · 247 Reviews · published 1994 · 18 editions
It is an age when Valdemar is yet unfounded, its…
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Book 2

The White Gryphon
3.91
· 10963 Ratings · 112 Reviews · published 1995 · 16 editions
It has been ten years since the magical Cataclysm…
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Book 3

The Silver Gryphon
3.82
· 9936 Ratings · 106 Reviews · published 1996 · 16 editions
A dozen years of peace have passed in the city of…
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Book 4

Magic's Pawn
4.21
· 22941 Ratings · 761 Reviews · published 1989 · 19 editions
Mage-Craft—

Though Vanyel has been born with near-…
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Book 5

Magic's Promise
4.21
· 18566 Ratings · 289 Reviews · published 1990 · 19 editions
The wild magic is taking its toll on the land, an…
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Book 6

Magic's Price
4.27
· 19160 Ratings · 330 Reviews · published 1990 · 18 editions
The final chapter in Mercedes Lackey's spellbindi…
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Book 7

Foundation
4.00
· 10330 Ratings · 508 Reviews · published 2008 · 25 editions
Mags had been working at the Pieters’s mine, slav…
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Book 8

Intrigues
3.96
· 7884 Ratings · 374 Reviews · published 2010 · 23 editions
"Spellbinding storyteller" (Rave Reviews) Mercede…
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Book 9

Changes
3.95
· 6697 Ratings · 346 Reviews · published 2011 · 24 editions
Changes: Volume Three of the Collegium Chronicles…
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Book 10

Redoubt
3.95
· 5645 Ratings · 319 Reviews · published 2012 · 16 editions
Mags, a young Herald trainee in Haven, the capita…
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Book 11

Bastion
3.99
· 4692 Ratings · 305 Reviews · published 2013 · 19 editions
Mags returns to the Collegium, but there are mixe…
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Book 12

Closer to Home
4.02
· 3974 Ratings · 308 Reviews · published 2014 · 8 editions
Mags was once an enslaved orphan living a harsh l…
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Book 13

Closer to the Heart
4.08
· 2892 Ratings · 199 Reviews · published 2015 · 7 editions
Mags was a Herald of Valdemar. But he had once li…
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Book 14

Closer to the Chest
4.11
· 2414 Ratings · 216 Reviews · published 2016 · 7 editions
Herald Mags, the King of Valdemar’s Herald Spy, h…
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Book 15

The Hills Have Spies
4.18
· 1891 Ratings · 227 Reviews · published 2018 · 7 editions
In this new series, set in the bestselling world…
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Book 18

Brightly Burning
4.08
· 9430 Ratings · 183 Reviews · published 2000 · 15 editions
Brightly Burning marks Mercedes Lackey's return t…
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Book 20

Sword Sworn
4.40
· 1010 Ratings · 9 Reviews · published 1986 · 2 editions
Tarma was the sole survivor of her clan, bound on…
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Book 21

The Oathbound
4.09
· 12955 Ratings · 249 Reviews · published 1988 · 16 editions
Tarma witnessed her clan's murder and, swearing v…
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Book 22

Oathbreakers
4.17
· 14306 Ratings · 135 Reviews · published 1989 · 12 editions
When Idra, leader of the crack mercenaries known…
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Book 23

Oathblood
4.06
· 10010 Ratings · 113 Reviews · published 1998 · 10 editions
This exciting new anthology includes a new novell…
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Book 24

Exile's Honor
4.19
· 10921 Ratings · 177 Reviews · published 2002 · 11 editions
Alberich had spent most of his youth in the Karsi…
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Book 25

Exile's Valor
4.19
· 11274 Ratings · 116 Reviews · published 2003 · 11 editions
This stand-alone novel in the Valdemar series con…
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Book 26

Take a Thief
4.12
· 12361 Ratings · 193 Reviews · published 2001 · 12 editions
Mercedes Lackey's triumphant return to the best-s…
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Book 27

Arrows of the Queen
4.15
· 31507 Ratings · 977 Reviews · published 1987 · 30 editions
Follows the adventures of Talia as she trains to…
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Book 28

Arrow's Flight
4.14
· 19783 Ratings · 344 Reviews · published 1987 · 28 editions
Set in the medieval fantasy kingdom of Valdemar,…
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Book 29

Arrow's Fall
4.19
· 19991 Ratings · 344 Reviews · published 1988 · 26 editions
With Elspeth, the heir to the throne of Valdemar,…
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Book 30

By the Sword
4.25
· 19070 Ratings · 266 Reviews · published 1991 · 16 editions
Granddaughter of the sorceress Kethry, daughter o…
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Book 31

Winds of Fate
4.04
· 15241 Ratings · 233 Reviews · published 1992 · 16 editions
Lackey, who has enchanted readers since the publi…
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Book 32

Winds of Change
4.04
· 13915 Ratings · 119 Reviews · published 1992 · 14 editions
In The Mage Winds trilogy, which began with the b…
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Book 33

Winds of Fury
4.05
· 12590 Ratings · 122 Reviews · published 1993 · 13 editions
Valdemar is once again in peril, threatened by An…
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Book 34

Storm Warning
4.03
· 11736 Ratings · 136 Reviews · published 1994 · 17 editions
With her phenomenal Mage Winds trilogy, bestselli…
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Book 35

Storm Rising
4.01
· 11289 Ratings · 90 Reviews · published 1995 · 20 editions
In Storm Rising, mysterious mage-storms are wreak…
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Book 36

Storm Breaking
4.05
· 11403 Ratings · 102 Reviews · published 1996 · 18 editions
As Storm Breaking opens, the western allies, led…
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Book 37

Owlflight
3.98
· 9799 Ratings · 190 Reviews · published 1997 · 4 editions
Apprenticed to a venerable wizard when his hunter…
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Book 38

Owlsight
4.00
· 9171 Ratings · 110 Reviews · published 1998 · 18 editions
It has been four years since Darian saw his villa…
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Book 39

Owlknight
3.98
· 8575 Ratings · 113 Reviews · published 1999 · 2 editions
From fantasy legends Mercedes Lackey and Larry Di…
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Book 1-3

The Mage Wars
4.25
· 195 Ratings · 7 Reviews · published 2016 · 2 editions
Set around three thousand years before the rest o…
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Book 4-6

The Last Herald-Mage
4.48
· 5756 Ratings · 101 Reviews · published 1990 · 11 editions
The Last Herald-Mage contains Magic's Pawn, Magic…
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Book 20-23

Vows and Honor
4.37
· 2093 Ratings · 20 Reviews · published 1993 · 4 editions
The sole survivor of a raiders' killing spree, Ta…
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Book 24-26

Exiles of Valdemar:
4.59
· 101 Ratings · 2 Reviews · 2 editions

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

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Book 27-29

Queen's Own
4.41
· 6437 Ratings · 110 Reviews · published 1990 · 3 editions
This is the 3 in 1 book of the Queen's Own trilog…
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Book 31-33

The Mage Winds
4.44
· 625 Ratings · 12 Reviews · published 1991 · 3 editions
Long ago, high magic was lost to Valdemar when th…
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Book 34-36

The Mage Storms (a Valdemar Omnibus)
4.43
· 260 Ratings · 8 Reviews · published 2015 · 3 editions
Karse and Valdemar have long been enemy kingdoms,…
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