|Magic's Price (1990) [Novel]|
by Mercedes Lackey
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Series: Last Herald-Mage, the
The once-peaceful kingdom protected by the magic of its Herald-Mages - is now beseiged 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 out 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 relealed to Vanyel the fate which awates should he and his Companion Yfandes take up the dark master' 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...
Original title: Magic's Price
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Sword and Sorcery