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Gryphon in Light

Mercedes Lackey

Set in the beloved and New York Times-bestselling world of Valdemar, this 1st book in a new trilogy returns to the tales of the majestic gryphons

On the border between Valdemar and the deadly Pelagirs Forest, the gryphon hero Kelvren returns from a near-fatal self-sacrifice that won him the approval of Valdemar's ground troops but caused a diplomatic crisis. Frustrated by his lack of a hero's welcome, Kelvren is talked into helping with an expedition by his old friend, Firesong.

Firesong struggles with his own age and mortality, and he intends to solve a vast mystery at the center of legendary Lake Evendim as his crowning achievement. Just getting the multicultural fleet underway is a challenge, but none of them could expect what awaits them.

Set in the beloved fantasy realm of Valdemar, Gryphon in Light is adventurous epic fantasy at its best.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Daw Books
  • Publish Date: May 14th, 2024
  • Pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.20in - 5.50in - 1.00in - 0.70lb
  • EAN: 9780756414504
  • Categories: Fantasy - Epic

About the Author

Mercedes Lackey is a full-time writer and has published numerous novels and works of short fiction, including the bestselling Heralds of Valdemar series. She is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator.

Praise for this book

Praise for Valdemar

"The high stakes and the dangerous journey keep the story moving at a brisk pace. Lackey's characters, meanwhile, are admirable as ever as they learn to work together. Series fans will not be disappointed." --Publishers Weekly

"Eye Spy feels like a present written especially for me. You're gonna want to read it. This one's a firecracker." --Tor.com

"Whether it's the spellbinding world, the intrigue of the plot, or the simple yet remarkable narrative style--it is impossible to say which of these makes the story so good, but one thing is for sure: Closer to Home marks the beginning of another fantastic Lackey series." --RT Reviews

"Mags remains an engaging character, and makes a very capable spy/investigator.... His adventures still make engrossing reading." --Locus

"Returning to her beloved Valdemar universe, Lackey opens her new series at a pivotal time in the history of Valdemar.... Series fans will enjoy the variations on a familiar theme, while enough information is presented for first-timers to discover a world of high adventure and individual courage. Highly recommended." --Library Journal

"Closer to the Heart has the two things that have always made me love these books: a richly detailed history of the world, and beautiful writing." --The Arched Doorway

"Lackey is a master at characterization." --The Ranting Dragon