Set in the beloved fantasy realm world of Valdemar, this epic tale of adventure and mystery begins a new saga centred on the majestic gryphons.
On the border between Valdemar and the deadly Pelagirs Forest, the gryphon hero Kelvren returns from a near-fatal self-sacrifice that won him the approval of Valdemar’s ground troops, but caused a diplomatic crisis. Frustrated by his lack of a hero’s welcome, Kelvren is persuaded to join an expedition by his old friend, Firesong.
Firesong is struggling with his own age and mortality, and intends to solve the vast mystery at the centre of legendary Lake Evendim as his crowning achievement. Just getting the multicultural fleet underway is a challenge, but what awaits them is a situation none of them could expect.
PRAISE FOR VALDEMAR
“It’s the spellbinding world, the intrigue of the plot…
the simple yet remarkable narrative style”
“A richly detailed history of the world,
and beautiful writing”
THE ARCHED DOORWAY
“Lackey is a master at characterisation”
THE RANTING DRAGON