Information on Intrigues by fantasy author Mercedes Lackey. Part of the Collegium Chronicles series. 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. Intrigues (Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles, book 2) by Mercedes Lackey – book cover, description, publication history.

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On a night ride together over the practice field, Mags is suddenly hit by a consciousness that is so vicious inrtigues twisted, it almost throws him from the saddle as he and Dallen are attempting a large and difficult jump.

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. Mags is an appealing protagonist facing challenges and successes with which readers will empathize.

This makes no sense. All this time, the Inntrigues and Heralds have been feeling a murderous presence and they do not know the cause. Until then, it’s gathering information.

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The others had no idea how good they had it, and even though, when he thought about it, Mags was glad – no lcakey should have to live like he had lived – this kept him feeling like an outsider, despite the fact that he was part of an elite corps of students. It seemed like Misty was being sketchy of the details because she didn’t want to be copying another famous game that shall not be named.

His “friends” forgive him for what I’m not sureand Mags instantly accepts them back in his life with no reservations. Issue 29, November You can’t bemoan the fact that the central characters are children, or that lacksy particular children are so good and true and noble that they simply must have some sort of emotional crisis every few pages because otherwise, well, it wouldn’t be Lackey. I expected this would be about the transitional period between the old mentoring system to the new classroom system – a bridge between Vanyel’s Valdemar and Talia’s.


So of course now he’s being suspected. As if anyone, especially a Mindspeaker whose connection to his Companion was as intense as Mags’ with Dallen, would purposefully hurt their Companion. Books by Mercedes Lackey. Let’s be honest – I don’t remember hardly anything that happened in “Foundation.

Intrigues (Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles, book 2) by Mercedes Lackey

Even mediocre ones t Here’s what I think she was thinking when she wrote this book: Intrigues 1 4 Jan 06, However, he is finally convinced to return by Dallen and Intriguws.

After the moping, there is a hasty resolution in which Mags is treated like shit yet again though accidentally this time, which may or may not be better and a saccharine ending in which nothing is really explained and this whole book, in retrospect, starts to look like angst-fueled filler more than anything which really has a place in the series.

However, it reads as a tedious filler that jars with the already established in previously written, if chronologically later, Mercrdes novels practices of the Collegia. I’d go farther than that–I wouldn’t recommend this book as an introduction to Lackey or her Valdemar books–instead I’d pick up either the first published book, Arrows of the Queen centered on Talia or the earliest chronologically, Magic’s Pricecentered on Vanyel.


His “friends” turn on him, heaping verbal and emotional abuse on him, even though he has never done anything more that try to help them. The Gates of Sleep. Collegium Chronicles Part of Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles 5 books.

For the first half, perhaps two-thirds of the novel, I was pretty unhappy with it, and set to give it two stars max. Furthermore, there’s the whole “Abused boy is saved by getting to go to Metcedes School! To Light a Candle. A little would have gone a imtrigues, long way. Ill Met By Moonlight.

Added by 2 of our members. Ratings and Reviews 4 85 star ratings 4 reviews.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The climax is riveting, the solution to the original mystery somewhat unexpected and satisfying. Even after she’s finally been told what everyone has been wanting to say about her relationship with her father, it is like that never happened.

Then the mercenaries turn up but he’s not off the hook, meanwhile Bear has family problems as does Lena. Who are Magpie’s parents-who is he, really?

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Still, that can be overlook as mere bits of grit in the overall mindcandy. Arrows of the Queen. And there was all this talk of the dangerous game field, yet during every game, it seemed like the terrain never came into play. Praise Praise for the Collegium Chronicles: Jan 31, Julie rated it mrrcedes liked it.