Valdemar (Publication order) Series

45 primary works • 45 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
4.14
· 32658 Ratings · 1038 Reviews · published 1987 · 31 editions
Follows the adventures of Talia as she trains to b…
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Book 2

Arrow's Flight
4.13
· 20315 Ratings · 369 Reviews · published 1987 · 28 editions
Set in the medieval fantasy kingdom of Valdemar, t…
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Book 3

Arrow's Fall
4.19
· 20559 Ratings · 369 Reviews · published 1988 · 26 editions
With Elspeth, the heir to the throne of Valdemar, …
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Book 4

The Oathbound
4.09
· 13329 Ratings · 262 Reviews · published 1988 · 16 editions
Tarma witnessed her clan's murder and, swearing ve…
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Book 5

Oathbreakers
4.18
· 14628 Ratings · 145 Reviews · published 1989 · 1 edition
When Idra, leader of the crack mercenaries known a…
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Book 6

Magic's Pawn
4.21
· 23589 Ratings · 803 Reviews · published 1989 · 19 editions
Mage-Craft—

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

Magic's Promise
4.21
· 18949 Ratings · 308 Reviews · published 1990 · 19 editions
The wild magic is taking its toll on the land, and…
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Book 8

Magic's Price
4.27
· 19558 Ratings · 347 Reviews · published 1990 · 18 editions
The final chapter in Mercedes Lackey's spellbindin…
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Book 9

By the Sword
4.25
· 19406 Ratings · 284 Reviews · published 1991 · 17 editions
Granddaughter of the sorceress Kethry, daughter of…
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Book 10

Winds of Fate
4.04
· 15604 Ratings · 245 Reviews · published 1992 · 2 editions
Lackey, who has enchanted readers since the public…
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Book 11

Winds of Change
4.05
· 14214 Ratings · 130 Reviews · published 1992 · 15 editions
In The Mage Winds trilogy, which began with the be…
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Book 12

Winds of Fury
4.05
· 12891 Ratings · 131 Reviews · published 1993 · 1 edition
Valdemar is once again in peril, threatened by Anc…
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Book 13

The Black Gryphon
4.06
· 13356 Ratings · 266 Reviews · published 1994 · 19 editions
It is an age when Valdemar is yet unfounded, its o…
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Book 14

Storm Warning
4.03
· 12066 Ratings · 149 Reviews · published 1994 · 17 editions
With her phenomenal Mage Winds trilogy, bestsellin…
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Book 15

The White Gryphon
3.91
· 11218 Ratings · 120 Reviews · published 1995 · 1 edition
It has been ten years since the magical Cataclysm,…
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Book 16

Storm Rising
4.02
· 11553 Ratings · 101 Reviews · published 1995 · 2 editions
In Storm Rising, mysterious mage-storms are wreaki…
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Book 17

The Silver Gryphon
3.82
· 10152 Ratings · 113 Reviews · published 1996 · 1 edition
A dozen years of peace have passed in the city of …
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Book 18

Storm Breaking
4.06
· 11659 Ratings · 118 Reviews · published 1996 · 2 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
· 3955 Ratings · 53 Reviews · published 1997 · 2 editions
Filled with magic, intrigue, romance and adventure…
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Book 20

Owlflight
3.98
· 10098 Ratings · 206 Reviews · published 1997 · 1 edition
Apprenticed to a venerable wizard when his hunter …
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Book 21

Oathblood
4.06
· 10233 Ratings · 122 Reviews · published 1998 · 11 editions
This exciting new anthology includes a new novella…
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Book 22

Owlsight
4.00
· 9388 Ratings · 118 Reviews · published 1998 · 1 edition
It has been four years since Darian saw his villag…
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Book 23

Owlknight
3.98
· 8776 Ratings · 124 Reviews · published 1999 · 1 edition
From fantasy legends Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dix…
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Book 24

Brightly Burning
4.08
· 9652 Ratings · 204 Reviews · published 2000 · 16 editions
Brightly Burning marks Mercedes Lackey's return to…
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Book 25

Take a Thief
4.13
· 12648 Ratings · 200 Reviews · published 2001 · 1 edition
Mercedes Lackey's triumphant return to the best-se…
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Book 26

Exile's Honor
4.20
· 11213 Ratings · 182 Reviews · published 2002 · 11 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
3.84
· 3601 Ratings · 39 Reviews · published 2003 · 4 editions
An all-new original short fiction anthology featur…
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Book 28

Exile's Valor
4.19
· 11556 Ratings · 125 Reviews · published 2003 · 11 editions
This stand-alone novel in the Valdemar series cont…
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Book 29

Crossroads and Other Tales of Valdemar
3.87
· 3200 Ratings · 39 Reviews · published 2005 · 16 editions
An original short fiction anthology set in Mercede…
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Book 30

Foundation
4.01
· 10676 Ratings · 528 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
3.92
· 2135 Ratings · 62 Reviews · published 2008 · 3 editions
Fourteen original stories set in Mercedes Lackey's…
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Book 32

Changing the World
3.98
· 1965 Ratings · 69 Reviews · published 2009 · 16 editions
In March 1987, a young author from Oklahoma publis…
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Book 33

Intrigues
3.97
· 8183 Ratings · 387 Reviews · published 2010 · 23 editions
"Spellbinding storyteller" (Rave Reviews) Mercedes…
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Book 34

Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar
4.01
· 1931 Ratings · 61 Reviews · published 2010 · 3 editions
In March 1987, a young author from Oklahoma publis…
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Book 35

Changes
3.96
· 6961 Ratings · 357 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
· 1423 Ratings · 60 Reviews · published 2011 · 3 editions
Under the Vale is the latest collection of short s…
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Book 37

Redoubt
3.96
· 5901 Ratings · 336 Reviews · published 2012 · 1 edition
Mags, a young Herald trainee in Haven, the capital…
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Book 38

Bastion
4.00
· 4952 Ratings · 319 Reviews · published 2013 · 1 edition
Mags returns to the Collegium, but there are mixed…
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Book 39

Closer to Home
4.02
· 4268 Ratings · 327 Reviews · published 2014 · 8 editions
Mags was once an enslaved orphan living a harsh li…
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Book 40

No True Way
4.01
· 992 Ratings · 80 Reviews · published 2014 · 3 editions
In March 1987, Mercedes Lackey, a young author fro…
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Book 41

Closer to the Heart
4.08
· 3147 Ratings · 212 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
4.11
· 2678 Ratings · 227 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
3.79
· 3585 Ratings · 276 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
· 1359 Ratings · 173 Reviews · published 2019 · 1 edition
In this second installment of the Family Spies ser…
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Book 45

Spy, Spy Again
4.46
· 24 Ratings · 9 Reviews · expected publication 2020 · 4 editions
In this third novel of the Family Spies series, se…
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