Crossroads and Other Tales of Valdemar by Ben Ohlander, Nancy Asire, Richard Lee Byers, Brenda Cooper, Stephanie D. Shaver, Tanya Huff, Mercedes Lackey, Judith Tarr, Kate Paulk, Janni Lee Simner, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Rosemary Edghill, Sarah A. Hoyt, Michael Longcor, Fiona Patton, Michael Z. Williamson, Larry Dixon

338 pages first pub 2005 (editions)

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An original short fiction anthology set in Mercedes Lackey's bestselling world of Valdemar-featuring heroic Heralds and their horselike companions-and including an all-new novella by Lackey herself, as well as stories by other masters of the fanta...

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adventurous 100%
emotional 100%
dark 50%
funny 50%
lighthearted 50%
mysterious 50%
reflective 50%
sad 50%


fast 100%

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Strong character development?

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Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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