Lackey stretched the limits with her Heralds and Herald-Mages, with mere heralds having one or more talents such as telepathy or firestarting, and the herald-mages also being able to tap into the magical forces within the earth itself.
It is interesting to speculate on the life and fate of a talented one who remained outside the Herald system, but to the best of my knowledge, this is something Lackey has yet to explore.
The Heralds of Valdemar serve in a feudal-level fictitious kingdom created by fantasy novelist Mercedes Lackey.
Mercedes Lackey started her stories at a particular time in her kingdom's history.
The lackey tossed her onto a hard couch in the rear of the house opposite a closed patio door.
To a lackey no man can be great, for a lackey has his own conception of greatness.
"Keep her drained and weak," he ordered the lackey.
71), at whose tomb were strangled his concubine, cup-bearer, cook, groom, lackey, envoy, and several of his horses.
The lackey picked her up and carted her to the garage, which served as a makeshift barracks filled with cots and sleeping men.
The lackey bit into her other arm, and she cried.