Closer to Home (Valdemar: Herald Spy, Book 1) by Mercedes Lackey

By Mercedes Lackey

Mags used to be an enslaved orphan residing a harsh existence within the mines, till the King's personal usher in came across his expertise and proficient him as a secret agent. Now a bring in in his personal correct, on the newly verified Heralds' Collegium, Mags has stumbled on a supportive family members, together with his significant other Dallen.

Although typically a bring in in his first 12 months of Whites will be despatched off on circuit, Mags is required as regards to domestic for his talents as a secret agent and his strong Mindspeech reward. there's a mystery, treacherous plot in the royal court docket to break the Heralds. the location turns into dire after the lifetime of Mags' mentor, King's personal Nikolas, is imperiled. His daughter Amily is selected because the new King's personal, a sophisticated and hazardous task that's made extra so through this perilous time. Can Mags and Amily shop the court docket, the Heralds, and the Collegium itself?

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33 “And I don’t need it now,” Dunk said, jabbing his knife in Lehrer’s direction. ” Lehrer grimaced as if trying to suppress his temper. Dunk remembered that look on the man’s face all too well. He’d frustrated Lehrer to the point of losing his cool all too often. Eventually, he’d figured out the signs that he was about to trigger such an outburst, and he’d learned how to step back until everything was fine again. Now, he didn’t care. “You’re wrong,” Lehrer said. ” He blew out a long sigh and narrowed his eyes at Dunk.

He told me something else funny too. Sparky, I mean. ” asked Slick. ” “But Gunther was waiting for me that night Sparky showed me the secret tunnel out of the Bad Water. He said Sparky was his friend. ” Slick said in mock horror. “Quick, someone get me Lästiges! ” “One of Sparky’s real friends probably owed Gunther some money,” Spinne said. “Maybe,” Dunk said. “It just seems strange. ” “I wonder how Lästiges is doing,” Spinne said. ” Spinne shrugged. “She’s always been a glory hound. ” “Yet another good reason for me to stay with the game myself,” Dunk said.

Dunk asked. ” Pegleg laughed bitterly, exposing his teeth. The ones up front were made of gold, and they seemed as sharp as razors now in his mouth. Despite the cabin’s warmth, Dunk shivered. “Once I was free,” Pegleg said, “I charged for the gunwale. As I cleared it, I felt something sharp sink deep into my ankle. I reached back with my hand to grab the snakehead I found there, and I pulled it and its daemonic owner after me into the briny deep. “The tales of the sharks proved to be no legend.

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