New York Times Bestselling Author -- Magpie is a thirteen-year-old orphan chosen by one of the magical companion horses of Valdemar and taken to the capital city, Haven, to be trained as a Herald. Like all Heralds, he learns that he has a hidden Gift -- the Gift of telepathy. But life at the court is not without obstacles. When Mags is "recognized" by foreign secret operatives whose purpose is unknown, he comes under suspicion. Who were Magpie's parents -- who is he, really?