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This is probably Mercedes Lackey's Tarma and Kethry stories. The Oathbound: Introduces Tarma–swordswoman trained by elite warriors in all forms of deadly combat–and Kethry, former noblewoman whose magical skills were shaped by a powerful school of sorcery. United by the Goddess and armed with a magical sword drawing them to those in need, Tarma and Kethry ...


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This question was also asked on Quora and Mercedes Lackey answered on Jun 8th, 2018. Why does the book jacket for Mercedes Lackey's "The Hills Have Spies" not have the correct synopsis? .... Because they wrote the cover blurb referencing my pitch synopsis without checking with the actual book prose. They’re stripping all the ones in the ...


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I contacted DAW and received this response: Thank you for contacting Penguin Random House Customer Service and your interest in our publications. We are aware of the issue and are working on correcting it. Please provide your shipping address and phone number so that we may send a replacement jacket. Thank you, Penguin Random House Consumer ...


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If the Herald that died is the King's Own or Queen's Own, then the Companion will choose another Herald. This is because the position of King's/Queen's Own is so important that it needs to be filled. Also, the position of King's/Queen's Own Companion is so important, that they do not have the option of wallowing in depression or withering away and dying. ...


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I think I may have a not-so-speculative answer. According to wikipedia article you've cited chernobog is a deity "...about whom much has been speculated but little can be said definitively." Since little is known about him, that gives writers the freedom to make him into anything they want. Tolkien did this in his fiction. He would take an obscure Anglo-...


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The Official Mercedes Lackey website offers the following bibliography, arranged by in-universe chronology and taking into account both authorship and sub-series. Note that they broadly (but not exclusively) follow publishing date. Bedlam Bard Knight of Ghosts and Shadows (1990) with Ellen Guon Summoned to Tourney (1992) with Ellen Guon ...


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Mercedes Lackey's different series are fairly self-contained and there is little overlap in characters and events. I would recommend reading each series in published order, but not worrying too much about which order to read the series. Just start with whatever series that seems most interesting.


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