Publisher: Albany Records, March, 2006
Complete, Unabridged audio recording read by Carole Edie Smith. 8 CD Set. 9 hours 2 minutes.
Talia has always known that she is not suited for the life her elders have chosen for her, but when she meets a riderless Companion, she is swept up into an adventure beyond her wildest imagination. Though she is only thirteen, Talia begins training to take her place as the Queens Own Herald - a position that will bestow upon her great power and even greater responsibility. She soon learns, however, That there are those in the Queens Court who will stop at nothing to keep her from fulfilling her destiny.
Mercedes Lackey is a full-time writer and has published numerous novels and works of short fiction, including the best-selling HERALDS OF VALDEMAR series. She is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, artist Larry Dixon, and their flock of parrots.
Carole Edie Smith is a professional actress whose credits include the independent film The Last Round and numerous productions with the New York State Theater Institute, including her role as Mrs. Gaines in the Audie award-winning recording of The Killing Game.