Valdemar (Publication order) Series

46 primary works • 46 total works
This series listing gives the Valdemar books in publication order. For the books and subseries in chronological order, see Valdemar (Chronological). Note: stand-alone short stories and omnibuses/box sets are not included in this listing, but Valdemar anthologies are listed. For short stories, see Tales of Valdemar.

Book 1

Arrows of the Queen
4.08
· 39128 Ratings · 1123 Reviews · published 1987 · 35 editions
Follows the adventures of Talia as she trains to b…
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Book 2

Arrow's Flight
4.13
· 21155 Ratings · 416 Reviews · published 1987 · 33 editions
Set in the medieval fantasy kingdom of Valdemar, t…
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Book 3

Arrow's Fall
4.19
· 21375 Ratings · 423 Reviews · published 1988 · 31 editions
With Elspeth, the heir to the throne of Valdemar, …
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Book 4

The Oathbound
4.09
· 13882 Ratings · 305 Reviews · published 1988 · 16 editions
Tarma witnessed her clan's murder and, swearing ve…
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Book 5

Oathbreakers
4.18
· 15032 Ratings · 167 Reviews · published 1989 · 13 editions
When Idra, leader of the crack mercenaries known a…
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Book 6

Magic's Pawn
4.21
· 24647 Ratings · 874 Reviews · published 1989 · 22 editions
Mage-Craft—

Though Vanyel has been born with near-l…
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Book 7

Magic's Promise
4.22
· 19674 Ratings · 349 Reviews · published 1990 · 20 editions
The wild magic is taking its toll on the land, and…
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Book 8

Magic's Price
4.27
· 20223 Ratings · 381 Reviews · published 1990 · 19 editions
The final chapter in Mercedes Lackey's spellbindin…
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Book 9

By the Sword
4.26
· 19991 Ratings · 316 Reviews · published 1991 · 17 editions
Granddaughter of the sorceress Kethry, daughter of…
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Book 10

Winds of Fate
4.05
· 16132 Ratings · 259 Reviews · published 1991 · 18 editions
Lackey, who has enchanted readers since the public…
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Book 11

Winds of Change
4.06
· 14679 Ratings · 141 Reviews · published 1992 · 1 edition
In The Mage Winds trilogy, which began with the be…
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Book 12

Winds of Fury
4.07
· 13342 Ratings · 143 Reviews · published 1993 · 13 editions
Valdemar is once again in peril, threatened by Anc…
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Book 13

The Black Gryphon
4.07
· 13913 Ratings · 295 Reviews · published 1994 · 21 editions
It is an age when Valdemar is yet unfounded, its o…
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Book 14

Storm Warning
4.05
· 12491 Ratings · 156 Reviews · published 1994 · 18 editions
With her phenomenal Mage Winds trilogy, bestsellin…
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Book 15

The White Gryphon
3.92
· 11550 Ratings · 129 Reviews · published 1995 · 17 editions
It has been ten years since the magical Cataclysm,…
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Book 16

Storm Rising
4.03
· 11913 Ratings · 107 Reviews · published 1995 · 2 editions
In Storm Rising, mysterious mage-storms are wreaki…
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Book 17

The Silver Gryphon
3.84
· 10458 Ratings · 128 Reviews · published 1996 · 17 editions
A dozen years of peace have passed in the city of …
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Book 18

Storm Breaking
4.07
· 12033 Ratings · 123 Reviews · published 1996 · 19 editions
As Storm Breaking opens, the western allies, led b…
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Book 19

Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar
3.86
· 4088 Ratings · 58 Reviews · published 1997 · 2 editions
Filled with magic, intrigue, romance and adventure…
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Book 20

Owlflight
4.00
· 10518 Ratings · 218 Reviews · published 1997 · 1 edition
Apprenticed to a venerable wizard when his hunter …
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Book 21

Oathblood
4.06
· 10544 Ratings · 134 Reviews · published 1998 · 11 editions
This exciting new anthology includes a new novella…
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Book 22

Owlsight
4.01
· 9725 Ratings · 125 Reviews · published 1998 · 1 edition
It has been four years since Darian saw his villag…
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Book 23

Owlknight
4.00
· 9104 Ratings · 129 Reviews · published 1999 · 19 editions
From fantasy legends Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dix…
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Book 24

Brightly Burning
4.09
· 9998 Ratings · 223 Reviews · published 2000 · 17 editions
Brightly Burning marks Mercedes Lackey's return to…
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Book 25

Take a Thief
4.14
· 13085 Ratings · 218 Reviews · published 2001 · 13 editions
Mercedes Lackey's triumphant return to the best-se…
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Book 26

Exile's Honor
4.21
· 11686 Ratings · 208 Reviews · published 2002 · 3 editions
Alberich had spent most of his youth in the Karsit…
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Book 27

Sun in Glory and Other Tales of Valdemar
3.85
· 3698 Ratings · 42 Reviews · published 2003 · 4 editions
An all-new original short fiction anthology featur…
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Book 28

Exile's Valor
4.20
· 11973 Ratings · 145 Reviews · published 2003 · 2 editions
This stand-alone novel in the Valdemar series cont…
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Book 29

Crossroads and Other Tales of Valdemar
3.88
· 3271 Ratings · 41 Reviews · published 2005 · 16 editions
An original short fiction anthology set in Mercede…
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Book 30

Foundation
4.02
· 11159 Ratings · 549 Reviews · published 2008 · 25 editions
Mags had been working at the Pieters’s mine, slavi…
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Book 31

Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar
3.93
· 2203 Ratings · 69 Reviews · published 2008 · 1 edition
Fourteen original stories set in Mercedes Lackey's…
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Book 32

Changing the World
3.98
· 2047 Ratings · 74 Reviews · published 2009 · 17 editions
In March 1987, a young author from Oklahoma publis…
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Book 33

Intrigues
3.99
· 8641 Ratings · 405 Reviews · published 2010 · 24 editions
"Spellbinding storyteller" (Rave Reviews) Mercedes…
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Book 34

Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar
4.01
· 2003 Ratings · 68 Reviews · published 2010 · 4 editions
In March 1987, a young author from Oklahoma publis…
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Book 35

Changes
3.98
· 7385 Ratings · 368 Reviews · published 2011 · 24 editions
Changes: Volume Three of the Collegium Chronicles
I…
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Book 36

Under the Vale and Other Tales of Valdemar
4.01
· 1475 Ratings · 61 Reviews · published 2011 · 1 edition
Under the Vale is the latest collection of short s…
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Book 37

Redoubt
3.98
· 6321 Ratings · 354 Reviews · published 2012 · 16 editions
Mags, a young Herald trainee in Haven, the capital…
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Book 38

Bastion
4.02
· 5396 Ratings · 342 Reviews · published 2013 · 19 editions
Mags returns to the Collegium, but there are mixed…
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Book 39

Closer to Home
4.05
· 4723 Ratings · 349 Reviews · published 2014 · 8 editions
Mags was once an enslaved orphan living a harsh li…
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Book 40

No True Way
4.02
· 1060 Ratings · 90 Reviews · published 2014 · 1 edition
In March 1987, Mercedes Lackey, a young author fro…
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Book 41

Closer to the Heart
4.10
· 3532 Ratings · 230 Reviews · published 2015 · 7 editions
Mags was a Herald of Valdemar. But he had once liv…
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Book 42

Closer to the Chest
4.13
· 3071 Ratings · 251 Reviews · published 2016 · 7 editions
Herald Mags, the King of Valdemar’s Herald Spy, ha…
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Book 43

The Hills Have Spies
3.66
· 5597 Ratings · 325 Reviews · published 2018 · 8 editions
In this new series, set in the bestselling world o…
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Book 44

Eye Spy
4.14
· 1985 Ratings · 217 Reviews · published 2019 · 9 editions
In this second installment of the Family Spies ser…
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Book 46

Beyond
4.49
· 1075 Ratings · 184 Reviews · published 2021 · 4 editions
The long-awaited founding of Valdemar comes to lif…
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Book 45

Spy, Spy Again
4.36
· 1453 Ratings · 169 Reviews · published 2020 · 8 editions
In this third novel of the Family Spies series, se…
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