Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar

Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar

by Mercedes Lackey (Editor)

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Overview

Sixteen original stories?set in mercedes lackey?s valdemar universe

Includes a new novella by Mercedes Lackey!


Today?s hottest fantasy authors visit Mercedes Lackey?s bestselling world of Valdemar, adding their own special touches to the ancient land where Heralds ?Chosen? from all walks of life by magical horse-like Companions patrol their ancient kingdom, dispensing justice, facing adversaries, and protecting their monarch from whatever threatens. Travel with Tanya Huff, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Fiona Patton, Judith Tarr, Rosemary Edghill, and others in these exciting, all-new stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756405281
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 12/02/2008
Series: Valdemar Series
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 191,519
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mercedes Lackey is a full-time writer and has published numerous novels and works of short fiction, including the best-selling Heralds Of Valdemar series. She is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, artist Larry Dixon, and their flock of parrots.

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Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Griphook9931 More than 1 year ago
All of these stories were great. I really fell in love with some of the characters too. Completely different stories, but they all tie together with their love of the world of Valdemar. Great book to read anywhere!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Because this is an anthology I am willing to cut the editor a little slack. But, in my opinion, this book is not up to the standard of her previous anthologies. It's like she was in a hurry to find stories to fill the book and didn't really pick and choose with care. It needed to cook a little longer.
shadrach_anki on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As with any other short story anthology, there were some stories in this that I enjoyed more than others, both in style and content. The title story was...something of a forehead slapper once I figured out where things were going (and it did take me a bit, since I'm not that familiar with Scooby Doo). A good portion of the stories were set outside of Valdemar proper, and some seemed only tangentially related to Velgarth at all.
silentq on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I picked this up when Tanya Huff mentioned in her Livejournal that she and her partner had stories in the anthology. Valdemar will always be a guilty pleasure for me. :) I think there were more Herald-centric stories in this one than in the last collection I read, but that's fine. There were a few that seemed shorter than normal, that was disappointing, but I'm a novel-lover first and foremost, and still getting used to stories told so quickly. I loved Huff's piece, it had some meta commentary about story telling.
masterdeski on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The title story in this anthology got me laughing so hard! I had thought it seemed familiar, and the "meddling Heralds" line struck me as surprising, until I realized it was a Scooby Doo spoof. Too funny! The other stories varied in level of interest and style.
anfirind on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nicely done, better than Foundation.
stainedfeathers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I truly wish I could rate the stories in this anthology individually. All the stories in this were quite good and would receive four or five stars from me save for two of them. The story "Passage at Arms" by Rosemary Edgehill felt poorly written and I've NEVER seen so many ( ) brackets in one story in my life- there was at least one set in nearly every sentence and it got quite wearing and very hard to read. The other story I'm rating poorly, was sadly by the author/Editor of the Valdemar series herself- Mercedes Lackey. It pains me to say that her story in the book was so poor given that she is my favorite author, bar none, and someone I greatly look up to but the story she wrote for this anthology was HORRIBLE. It's not that it was poorly written (well it kind of was) or anything like that. No, it was the fact that it was completely a Scooby Doo fanfiction was what made it so appalling. It doesn't even try to hide the fact. From the Kyree that actually speaks likes Scooby instead of using mindspeech ("Remons and Rossts!" [Demons and ghosts!]) to the plot (a group of kids trying to suss out people pretending to be ghosts and demons in a nefarious plot to scare the townsfolk out of a village so the bad guys could take all the gold) to one of the last lines of the story "And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn't been for you meddling kids [oops scratch out "kids", it was my typo] Heralds!" the whole story is LITERALLY a Scooby Doo fanfiction set in the Authors world of Valdemar/Velgrath.My opinion? By the book, enjoy it because all the stories are good, but for Havens sake, don't read the first story ("Moving Targets" by Mercedes Lackey)! If I want fanfiction, I'll go read it on fanfiction.net- NOT pay 7 dollars to buy it.
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The stories were good reading. Most were right in the ball park with the subject and satisfying to read. It is fun to get other authors perspective on the series. This book is good for the personal library and will be read again.
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Grey More than 1 year ago
As always the characters for Mercedes Lackey continue to move me. Though not particularly a fan of short stories I do collect the Herald series so I include the short stories in that collcetion. In the short amount of time that these stories take up I find myself completely engrossed within them enough to be moved to tears at the loss of one of these very believable characters. The writers have brought people to life within these pages, people that touch you trough their trials and every day tribulations. The writers have kept the tone of M. Lackey's original books so these new characters reside well within the walls of the Herald Mage series. If you are at all interested in time well spent I highly recommend Moving Targets.