Foundation

Version: Unabridged
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Narrator: Nick Podehl
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: October 2008
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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Overview

Mags had been working at the Pieters' mine, slaving in the dark, cold seams, looking for sparklies, for as long as he could remember. The children who worked the mine were orphans, kids who had been abandoned, who had lost their parents, or were generally unwanted. But Mags was different. Mags was "Bad Blood," because his parents were bandits who had been killed in a raid by the Royal Guard. "Bad Blood" because he'd been found in a cradle in the bandits'camp. Blood so bad that no one had wanted to take him in except Cole Pieters. When he was big enough to see over the sides of the sluices he had gone to work at the mine. Mags knew nothing of the world beyond the mine, and was unaware of how unusual his paltry existence was. Then some strangers on huge white horses forced their way past the Pieters family and carried him away to Haven to become a Herald Trainee. Suddenly the whole world opened up for him. He was warm and well fed for the first time in his life, and he had Dallen, his Companion, who seemed more miraculous than an angel. But the world of the Collegium was not all heavenly. There was political upheaval in Valdemar's capital, for the court had been infiltrated by foreign "diplomats," who seemed to be more interested in seeding discontent than in actual diplomacy...and Mags seemed to be the only one who'd noticed...

Reviews (1)

Written by Aimee Rigsby on November 10th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Another great book by Mercedes Lackey. Couldn't stop listening. Definitely try this one if you're looking to start another mini series of Valdemar.

Author Details

Author Details

Lackey, Mercedes

Mercedes Lackey is the author of the Bardic Voices series and the SERRAted Edge series (both Baen), the Heralds of Valdemar series (DAW), and many more. Of her writing, Stephen King has stated, "She'll keep you up long past your bedtime," and "Locus" raved, "Lackey is one of the best storytellers in the field." She has her own fan club with over 1,000 members, and was one of the first writers to have an online newsgroup devoted to her writing. Among her popular Baen titles are "The Fire Rose, The Lark and the Wren, " and "The Shadow of the Lion" (with Eric Flint and Dave Freer). She lives in O