Book: Magic's Price

Mercedes Lackey
Penguin Group / July 1990
Mass Market / 352 pages
Last Herald-Mage Series, #3

Valdemar - the once-peaceful kingdom protected by the magic of its Herald-Mages - is now besieged on all fronts. The king lies near death, the neighboring land of Karse wages a relentless war against Valdemar, and the forces led by a master of dark forbidden magic are massing to strike the final devastating blow against the kingdom. And Vanyel, the most powerful Herald-Mage Valdemar has ever known, has become the primary target of the evil which is reaching to poison all the land. With all his fellow mages slain, Vanyel alone remains to defend his people against the dark master's army. Yet a dream vision has revealed to Vanyel the fate which awaits should he and his Companion Yfandes take up the dark master's challenge. And if either Vanyel or Yfandes falters, the dream will become a horrifying reality in which both Valdemar and its last Herald-Mage must pay the ultimate price.

I picked this book up because The end of a trilogy

What I liked the Most? That you can see the true growth of a character.

What I liked the Least? It's the final chapter with Vanyel

Review: I was blown away by this story. You have the younger but much more experienced person literally hunting the older/shyer one. Brilliant. And the story line - wow tears til the end. I must say that I LOVED this trilogy - even if this one wasn't my favorite.

Recommended to: Fans of the series; anyone looking for non-sexual GLBT reading.

Best Quote: 'Let's see if we can't think of a way to bring Uncle Van to bay' - Medren

Challenges: GLBT, Summer Reading, 100+

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