By Mercedes Lackey
In March 1987, Mercedes Lackey, a tender writer from Oklahoma, released her first novel, Arrows of the Queen. nobody may have expected that this modest booklet a couple of magical land known as Valdemar will be the starting of a fable masterwork sequence that might span a long time and contain greater than dozen titles.
Now the voices of alternative authors upload their very own specific touches to the traditional land the place Heralds “Chosen” from all walks of existence through magical horse-like partners patrol their historic nation, allotting justice, dealing with adversaries, and maintaining their monarch and nation from no matter what threatens. informed conscientiously by way of the Herald’s Collegium, those targeted protectors every one have amazing presents: Mindspeaking, FarSeeing, FarSpeaking, Empathy, Firestarting and ForeSeeing, and are bonded for all times with their mysterious partners. trip with those excellent adventurerers in 16 unique tales.
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Traditional Jewish homes may keep a tzedakah box for collecting coins. During Hanukkah, since children usually receive gifts, some families perform tzedakah to teach that giving is as important as receiving. Hebrew letter number In Jewish lore, each is assigned a . The word chai meaning “life” or “good luck,” has a value of 18; any multiple of 18 is commonly considered a lucky number. To my aunts and uncles, Selma and Herman Krauss and Edna and Albert Rettig: May your candles burn bright! —L. K.
L. K. M. For Dr. Désiré Amsellem. who was a very dear friend. And many thanks to The Museum of Art and History of Judaism in Paris. —E. S. Text © 2010 by Laura Krauss Melmed. Illustrations © 2010 by Elisabeth Schlossberg. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Melmed, Laura Krauss. Eight winter nights : a family Hanukkah book / by Laura Krauss Melmed ; illustrated by Elisabeth Schlossberg.