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Exile's Valor (original 2003; edition 2004)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0756402212, Mass Market Paperback)
This stand-alone novel in the Valdemar series continues the story of prickly weapons-master Alberich. Once a heroic Captain in the army of Karse, a kingdom at war with Valdemar, Alberich becomes one of Valdemar's Heralds. Despite prejudice against him, he becomes the personal protector of young Queen Selenay. But can he protect her from the dangers of her own heart?
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:34:14 -0400)
Alberich, herald of Valdemar, must protect the young and inexperienced queen, Selenay, from the machinations of the Valdemaran Council and surrounding kingdoms to supplant her by forcing her to marry for political reasons.
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