Tempest by Jessica Schlenker, Nancy Asire, Kristin Schwengel, Brigid Collins, Rebecca Fox, Brenda Cooper, Elizabeth Vaughan, Stephanie D. Shaver, Janny Wurts, Phaedra Weldon, Jennifer Brozek, Mercedes Lackey, Michele Lang, Dylan Birtolo, Elisabeth Waters, Rosemary Edghill, Anthea Sharp, Louisa Swann, Ron Collins, Fiona Patton, Michael Z. Williamson, Larry Dixon, Angela Penrose, Dayle A. Dermatis, D. Shull

387 pages first pub 2016 (editions)

fiction fantasy short stories adventurous challenging slow-paced


Twenty-four authors ride with Mercedes Lackey to her magical land of Valdemar, adding their own unique voices to the Heralds, Bards, Healers, and other heroes of this beloved fantasy realm.The Heralds of Valdemar are the kingdom's ancient order of...

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Community Reviews Summary of 46 reviews


adventurous 66%
dark 33%
emotional 33%
funny 33%
inspiring 33%
lighthearted 33%
mysterious 33%
tense 33%


slow 66%
fast 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | Character: 33%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

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