Foundation by Mercedes Lackey
Book One of the Collegium Chronicles (A Valdemar Novel)

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The long-awaited brand new novel in the bestselling Valdemar series.

In this chronicle of the early history of Valdemar, Mercedes Lackey's bestselling world, a thirteen year- old orphan named Magpie escapes a life of slavery in the gem mines when he is chosen by one of the magical Companion horses of Valdemar to be trained as a Herald. Thrust into the center of a legend in the making, Magpie discovers talents he never knew he had and witnesses the founding of the great Heralds' Collegium.

About Mercedes Lackey

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Fantasy fiction author Mercedes Lackey was born in Chicago on June 24, 1950, and she received a B.S. from Purdue University in 1972. She is also a professional lyricist and has rehabilitated raptors. Lackey started writing her own short stories when her favorite science fiction and fantasy authors weren't producing new books fast enough for her. She began writing professionally with the encouragement of author C.J. Cherryh, whom Lackey had met at a science fiction convention. Many of Lackey's books, including the Queen's Own trilogy, the Vows and Honor series, and the Last Herald-Mage and Mage Winds trilogies, take place in the imaginary world of Valdemar. She has authored numerous series, including the Bardic Voices series and a series of occult mysteries featuring Diana Tregarde, a modern-day witch. Lackey enjoys collaborating and has co-written books with authors such as C.J. Cherryh, Anne McCaffrey, Piers Anthony, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Mark Shepherd, and Ru Emerson. Her title Redoubt made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.
Published October 7, 2008 by DAW. 360 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics. Fiction

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Mags already suspects that he is different from his fellow workers - he is able to sense where gems are - but being whisked away from the mine for his magical abilities is the last thing on his mind.

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Grasping For The Wind

Like many people of my generation, I grew up reading the epic fantasies of Mercedes Lackey.

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The British Fantasy Society

Throughout the story Mags’ reflections, desires and learning are portrayed in great detail, which whilst bringing the reader closely into the story does mean the book has a very slow pace.

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Mags has always been told he has bad blood, so he finds it no surprise to be enslaved to a mine owner who seems intent in working the children to death in search of jewels.

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