Very graphic powerful images
Valdemar- 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.
Valdemar,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 revealed to Vanyel the fate which awaits should he and his Companion Yfandes take up the dark master's challenge.And if either Vanyel of Yfandes falters, the dream will become a horrifying reality in which both Valdemar and its last Herald Mage must pay the ultimate price...
This is such a good book! Sad, but definitely the best of all three. I had forgotten some details, but not too much overall. I really loved re-reading this and I am looking forward to the rest - especially with some of her new books thrown into the mix!
Part of the Valdemar series, Herald-Mage Vanyel fights to save Valdemar from the the dark magic unleashed against the country.