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Beyond Tekijä: Mercedes Lackey
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Beyond (vuoden 2021 painos)

Tekijä: Mercedes Lackey (Tekijä)

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Fantasy. Fiction. HTML:The long-awaited founding of Valdemar comes to life in this new series from a New York Times bestselling author and beloved fantasist.
Within the Eastern Empire, Duke Kordas Valdemar rules a tiny, bucolic Duchy that focuses mostly on horse breeding. Anticipating the day when the Empire??s exploitative and militant leaders would not be content to leave them alone, Korda??s father set out to gather magicians in the hopes of one day finding a way to escape and protect the people of the Duchy from tyranny.
 
Kordas has lived his life looking over his shoulder. The signs in the Empire are increasingly dire. Under the direction of the Emperor, mages have begun to harness the power of dark magics, including blood magic, the powers of the Abyssal Planes, and the binding and "milking" of Elemental creatures. 
 
But then one of the Duchy??s mages has a breakthrough. There is a way to place a Gate at a distance so far from the Empire that it is unlikely the Emperor can find or follow them as they evacuate everyone that is willing to leave.
 
But time is running out, and Kordas has been summoned to the Emperor's Court.
 
Can his reputation as a country bumpkin and his acting skills buy him and his people the time they need to flee?  Or will the Emperor lose patience, invade to strip Valdemar of everything of worth, and send its conscripted people into the front lines of the Imper
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Jäsen:JoeFieldWriter
Teoksen nimi:Beyond
Kirjailijat:Mercedes Lackey (Tekijä)
Info:DAW (2021), 384 pages
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I enjoyed this. I rather suspect that I would not have if I didn't know the while series so well.
  MarthaJeanne | Feb 23, 2024 |
A return to the cozy comfort of a good Valdemar read. OTOH -- and mind you, this is hidden for spoilers -- what the actual fuck was that ending? He melts the capitol and the -entire reason- for the rest of the series. Wtf?? I'm still going to read on because I can always do with more *adult* Valdemar stories (looking at you Mags) but why do that? :| ( )
  lyrrael | Aug 3, 2023 |
The beginnings of Valdemar and how it all started is an interesting read. I'm curious to see how things will go, how they will manage to move the society from where it is to what becomes Valdemar. There are hints as things go along and I'm nicely brought back to the world and I had fun reading it, I'm tempted to revisit the books, I know I'm missing a few and I will have to invest in filling the gaps in my collection. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Mar 28, 2023 |
This book finally tells the story of how Valdemar came to be. It has been hinted at a bit in some of the previous books but not spelled out in detail. The current Duke of Valdemar works very hard to convince him Emperor that there is nothing special about his dutchy. He tithes the horses he breeds every year and secretly works on a magical plan to move everyone under his care to as far as gate magic can take everyone. There are mages in this book and more magic is used in this than is in the latter books. The empire is run on magic and war to constantly expand the borders to feed the war machine. The Duke is recalled to the capital where he finds out just how much things have changed there since he was a child hostage of the Emperor. Most of the staff are magical constructs powered by enslaved vrondi and the Duke befriends them and incorporates them into his plan to escape and free them as well. There is a good stopping point at the end of the book but it certainly doesn’t cover how the Heralds came to be but I am certain that will be in the next book of the series.

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  Glennis.LeBlanc | Jan 4, 2023 |
This story tells about the beginnings of Valdemar. It begins in the corrupt Eastern Empire and Duke Valdemar rules a rural and hopefully overlooked dukedom. Its two major products are barges and very finely bred horses.

Duke Kordas Valdemar is at least the third generation that has been working to remove his goods and people from the Empire and start a new life somewhere else. Now that the mages who have stayed under the emperor's view have discovered a spell to make gates into new lands far away, the plans can begin to be realized.

But Kordas is called to the capitol with the latest tribute shipment of horses. He sees that even more has changed for the worse from the time some years earlier when he had been kept as a noble hostage in the palace. Human servants have been replaced by dolls powered by captive Vrondi and the city is almost empty since anyone not immediately needed to support the palace has been sent to the Southern border to fight in the emperor's long-running war.

Kordas, being the kind of man he is, becomes determined to also free the Vrondi, rescue that latest group of noble hostages, and rescue anyone else in danger. And danger is imminent because the emperor has captured a child earth elemental to provide magical power for his mages to use and its very angry parents are getting closer.

Meanwhile back at home, Kordas's wife and sister-in-law are mobilizing the transfer of people, goods and supplies to their new home.

I really enjoyed all of the magic and intrigue. This was an engaging audiobook presentation. ( )
  kmartin802 | Jan 1, 2023 |
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This work is dedicated to the people that we all have loved and lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to the people they have left behind who must cope with their loss. Colleagues, family, friends, you are missed so very much. There are holes left in our lives, and we grieve over who and what you were to us. We do not suffer only the sting of your absence, we feel the pain that you were removed from our futures, too.

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And finally, this work is also dedicated in furious disgust to ridding our world of the influence of everyone complicit in using the pandemic as a tool for their own power, profits, and political maneuvering. You pushed hateful agendas while the bodies were stacked up. We all lost people dear to our hearts because of you parasitic, heartless creatures. If you had souls, you’d be damned.
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"Help them through, whenever you can,” muttered Kordas, Duke of Valdemar, in a horse-box that felt stifling for the stark, dirty work to be done.
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Fantasy. Fiction. HTML:The long-awaited founding of Valdemar comes to life in this new series from a New York Times bestselling author and beloved fantasist.
Within the Eastern Empire, Duke Kordas Valdemar rules a tiny, bucolic Duchy that focuses mostly on horse breeding. Anticipating the day when the Empire??s exploitative and militant leaders would not be content to leave them alone, Korda??s father set out to gather magicians in the hopes of one day finding a way to escape and protect the people of the Duchy from tyranny.
 
Kordas has lived his life looking over his shoulder. The signs in the Empire are increasingly dire. Under the direction of the Emperor, mages have begun to harness the power of dark magics, including blood magic, the powers of the Abyssal Planes, and the binding and "milking" of Elemental creatures. 
 
But then one of the Duchy??s mages has a breakthrough. There is a way to place a Gate at a distance so far from the Empire that it is unlikely the Emperor can find or follow them as they evacuate everyone that is willing to leave.
 
But time is running out, and Kordas has been summoned to the Emperor's Court.
 
Can his reputation as a country bumpkin and his acting skills buy him and his people the time they need to flee?  Or will the Emperor lose patience, invade to strip Valdemar of everything of worth, and send its conscripted people into the front lines of the Imper

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