Thursday, November 20, 2008
By Mercedes Lackey
In a world of Heralds and Mages, out-of-control warlords and wild magic, Vanyel is 16, and a great disappointment to his father. He's not much of a fighter, and doesn't seem to be much of an heir. When he's shipped off to his Aunt at the High Court of Valdemar, he thinks he's finally going to get his dream... to become a Bard.
But those hopes are dashed when he's told he doesn't have the "bardic gift."
In the course of the adventure that follows, Vanyel meets and falls in love with another guy, forges a mental and emotional bond with a "horse," and may just be the last and most powerful Herald-Mage his world has ever seen.
A Fantasy book. With a Gay Main Character. How unbelievably cool. And, it's the first in a trilogy!
While "Magic's Pawn" wasn't released as a "Young Adult" title, it is really Vanyel's coming-of-age story, and as such I think it belongs in this collection.
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