The Gryphon
Now I'm lost in Valdemar....
Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:02am

I'm reading Mercedes Lackey's "Colloquium Series" now. It's about a sort of college in Haven (the main city of Valdemar) where Bards, Healers, and Heralds train. The main character, Magpie, was an orphan working in a jewel mine when his Companion found him. Mags, who has no idea about the world beyond the cruel mine owner's property, is suddenly rescued and taken away by his Companion to be trained as a Herald because of his many "gifts" (mindspeak and empathy among others....)

The Companions look like white horses with silver hooves and blue eyes, but they communicate telepathically with their "chosen" person. They also seem to have other "gifts" themselves beyond those of regular horses (strength, endurance, etc.) I imagine them to be like Unicorns, except minus the horn.....

In my next life, I want to live in Valdemar and be Chosen....

The Gryphon

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