Shaelesand
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Joined 02-07-02, id: 166858, Profile Updated: 10-28-12
Author has written 24 stories for Valdemar universe.

Find me at: https://www.facebook.com/Shaelesand

I am on there regularly. I'll post the covers I make for the stories, some of Cherry's recipes, Valdemar related sites, and preview chapters. If I can figure out how to upload documents I will be putting epubs on there.


Despite not uploading for AGES, I have continued writing. University just took over everything. Now that I have graduated (with honours YAY!) I am going back, polishing what I wrote and posting stories. I am only posting those that have endings but it may take a while for me to get them fully posted because I will focus on those stories that have the most interest. The stories stretch from the founding of Valdemar to the decades after the Storms with a conclusion for Birds of a Feather.

Adolie knows the first Heralds of Valdemar and even King Valdemar himself. Cherry is a dessert cook who is searching for something she knows she will never find. Icestone and Firesong are more like a pair of cats in a bag than siblings. Fyn has a massive dose of wanderlust. Brenna and Accolon are facing treason of the worst kind and everyone who knows the roots of the treason is dead.


Now a little background...I am female (Which is why most of my main characters are female) and Canadian (which explains some of my odd spelling). I studied Archaeology and Computers at university and I use these to colour my stories, especially the archaeology. A few things have bothered me about the Valdemar universe, especially the lack of development in the culture. Vanyel's time is not that different from Elspeth's, so that is one thing I have tried to address in some of the stories without mangling the canon.

I, like most other writers, read what I thought I wrote and will often skip over mistakes and I am grateful for any feedback I get. Feel free to e-mail me. If you see any place that I have made a mistake about the worlds of these most honoured authors please tell me.

Please read, enjoy, and review! The more reviews I get the faster I post. I welcome positive and negative feedback.

Word Count of stories in progress (Subject to change)

Sweet Magic -70,000

A Herald in the Karsite Court - 35,000 (With a finished sequel waiting in the wings)

The Kylii of Haven - 21,000

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A Herald in the Karsite Court reviews
Herald Fyn, is on a critical mission into Karse. Things have been mostly uninventful since the end of the War with Ancar but that does not mean it is smooth sailing for Heralds who enter Karse for any reason and Fyn's reason is a bigger problem than most. An unpartnered Companion insists his Chosen is not only in Karse, not only in Sunhame, but on the temple grounds themselves!
Valdemar universe - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 14 - Words: 33,270 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 7/28/2013 - Published: 8/20/2012
Sweet Magic reviews
Kings would lay down half the crown jewels to lure her into their kitchens but the Lord Seneschal of Valdemar wins when he lures Cherry, Master dessert cook, angel of the hearth, to the Valdemaran palace. There is just one, or two, or maybe a dozen problems crop up after she enters Valdemar. But what is biggest problem? Her kin? Her magic? Her fattening desserts?
Valdemar universe - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 23,072 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 1/18/2013 - Published: 8/5/2012
The Kylii of Haven reviews
Baron Valdemar did not settle in a vacant land. A small clan, the Kylii, welcomed them with open arms and helped them through the first few winters. Unfortunately in just twenty years the Kylii have gone from partners to outcasts. In the days following King Valdemar's death one particular Kylii, Adolie, and a Herald, Hart finds themselves at the centre of a murder mystery.
Valdemar universe - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 9,839 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 10/15/2012 - Published: 8/5/2012
The Lost Children reviews
Sequel to the Forgotten of Exile's Gate. Some of Gabin's children are still lost in the streets, or worse. Hell will freeze over before he gives up on even one of them. Completed
Valdemar universe - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Suspense - Chapters: 19 - Words: 36,622 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 7 - Published: 6/3/2011 - Complete
The Forgotten of Exile's Gate reviews
Gabin, covered in blood, collapses at the palace gates with a little girl in his arms and calling for a Herald. As the Healers try to save his life Herald Fyn has to move quickly to save not just the little girl in her care but the dozens of street brats that are in his care. Something dark and dangerous is stalking the children and time is against them.
Valdemar universe - Rated: T - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 12 - Words: 31,403 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 10/22/2010 - Published: 5/6/2010 - Complete
Out of the Ashes reviews
A young trader's life takes a horrific turn and a young Companion steps in to call her back from death's hands. Now she must struggle with her blossoming powers, her slowly healing injuries, and talent for magic not going quite right.
Valdemar universe - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 48 - Words: 174,003 - Reviews: 340 - Favs: 187 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 3/28/2010 - Published: 1/30/2003 - Complete
The First Adventure reviews
Nico, from Magic's Survivor, has grown up and setting out on the most important journey he will ever take alone and on the first adventure he will ever share with the most important person will know.
Valdemar universe - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,299 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 10 - Published: 12/20/2005 - Complete
Magic's Survivor reviews
Valdemar is fighting a losing battle against Karse, the death of Herald Mage Vanyel is still fresh. Herald-Healer Afiona, the last Mavelen, may be the one to turn the tide. However, she must fight her own demons before facing off with Karse's.
Valdemar universe - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 43 - Words: 136,006 - Reviews: 402 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 8/12/2005 - Published: 10/8/2002 - Complete
Talia's Law reviews
After Talia's Chosen Selenay orders a few changes be made among the holderkin. (One shot)
Valdemar universe - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,150 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/11/2003 - Complete
The Librarian reviews
With a hungry belly and empty pockets Gabin was desperate when he stumbled across the strange little shop in Exile's Gate. Just as he was about to take what he wanted the shopkeeper, a librarian, gives him what he needs, a second chance.
Valdemar universe - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,135 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/3/2003 - Complete
The Last Herald reviews
Good intentions have wrought a horrible future that has only three Heralds to protect it. The King, the Heir, and the King's Own. With the death of Keli's Father and his King's Own she must find a way to save her country and the only way lies in the past.
Valdemar universe - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 63,676 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 8/29/2003 - Published: 2/24/2002 - Complete
Birds of a Feather reviews
Firesong is famous. There are few people in the Alliance who do not know his name and his deeds. However he has a skeleton in the closet. A sister that is as powerful as he is and in the Clans is even better known. Icestone would rather stay out of sight, anything to avoid the inevitable comparison to her face, arrogant brother. Too bad you can't pick your relatives.
Valdemar universe - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,791 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 8/28/2003 - Published: 1/27/2003
Midnight Angel reviews
This is a prequel to Queen's Justice. Before she was Chosen Tashti was one of the most feared assassins. Famous for delivering justice when laws failed.
Valdemar universe - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,358 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/12/2003 - Complete
Beyond the Borders reviews
A Herald, far from home, accused of stealing his own Companion has little hope of rescue. Until a strange creature takes it upon herself to rescue him.
Valdemar universe - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,204 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/12/2003 - Complete
The Gift reviews
Sherria, the Countess of Sorrows, has a strange and powerful gift. Covers part of the Mage winds Trilogy and Storm, but most post-storm.
Valdemar universe - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 51 - Words: 105,954 - Reviews: 249 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/23/2002 - Published: 5/11/2002 - Complete
Salvation reviews
Kally was rescued from hell by a Companion, now can she rescue herself from her own demons? (Completed)
Valdemar universe - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,516 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11/24/2002 - Published: 2/7/2002 - Complete
Remembrances reviews
An old Herald looks back on some of the events in her life. Now reedited and rereleased.
Valdemar universe - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,001 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/24/2002 - Published: 2/23/2002 - Complete
Herald's Justice reviews
Sequel to Queen's Justice. Tashti has finally earned her White Shoot-Me-Suit, but that is the least of her problems. Someone wants her dead. Aeric is being smothering. The Twins are Teens. And she has a new job to worry about, training the Twins.
Valdemar universe - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 49,891 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/17/2002 - Published: 7/18/2002 - Complete
Guardian Cat reviews
A spin off from Purple Cat featuring a Healer with a stalker and a well meaning Shifter.
Valdemar universe - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,016 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 7 - Published: 7/12/2002 - Complete
Queen's Justice reviews
A strange young woman has a hidden agenda for being in Valdemar. Can Herald Aeric stop her? Does he want to?
Valdemar universe - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 31,308 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 6/3/2002 - Published: 2/11/2002 - Complete
Who Heals the Healer reviews
A healer learns the hard way what the answer is to that ancient question.
Valdemar universe - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,766 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/8/2002 - Complete
The Purple Cat reviews
In the past there have been many Heralds with different backgrounds but Wynne takes the cake, and everything else that is not nailed down. Once a successful cat burglar she has tried for the respectable life by opening a tavern called the Purple Cat to support her and her niece and nephews. It does not take long before things unravel like a ball of yarn.
Valdemar universe - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 53,501 - Reviews: 167 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 3/29/2002 - Published: 3/11/2002 - Complete
The Battle of Hoof and Claw reviews
Kally (from Salvation) Is about to try using her new powers for the first time. Let the chaos begin!! (Completed)
Valdemar universe - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,270 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/27/2002 - Complete
The Smallest Companion reviews
The Tale of the birth of a Companion and the problems he creates.
Valdemar universe - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 782 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 9 - Published: 2/8/2002 - Complete