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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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. As such he becomes part of an elite force in service to the crown of Valdemar–a realm in the usual high fantasy mold of a pseudo Medieval European realm. This comes after Dallen is severely injured, which causes Mags to believe he doesn’t deserve a Companion and that he will be repudiated as soon as Dallen is able.
Outstanding characters, especially Mags, will greatly please Valdemar fans. The problem with this, one of them, is that The Collegium Chronicles are set before The Heralds of Valdemar trilogy where Kirball is not played, or even referenced.
The others had no idea how good they had it, and even though, when he thought about it, Mags was glad – no one should have to live like he had lived – this kept him feeling like an outsider, despite the fact that he was part of an packey corps of students. I also thought the timing was a little off on this one – it seemed like Mags must mdrcedes been at the Collegium for at least 2.
Lists with This Book. Unfortunately his relatively peaceful existence is interrupted when ForeSeers predict a dire scene involving “a foreigner” – something Mags had recently learned he was. Seriously, do people now believe JK Rawlings create football soccer and mecedes too?
I couldn’t have been more disappointed. I went into this book loving Magpie as a character. Open Preview See a Problem? However, it reads as a tedious filler that jars with the already established in previously written, if chronologically later, Valdemar novels practices of the Collegia. Overall, I would say that Intrigues is neither good, nor bad.
At the same time, Mags continues his research in the Archives along with Nikolas’s daughter Amily for the fate of his parents. View all 8 comments. Collegium Chronicles Book 2. Bear ripped into Mags twice, once because of his own problems and frustrations, and never even says “Sorry.
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Oct 21, Dee rated it really liked it. Now, Mags was an object of suspicion among his fellow students, and even some of his teachers. Oct 16, Jeffrey rated it liked it Recommends it for: We are experiencing technical difficulties. Nicknaming the man ” Temper ” because of his unnatural rage, Mags tails the man for almost a week, until he realizes the man intends to try and recover a book that he used as a cipher to communicate with his master.
I find myself wavering here. Intrigues is the second in the Collegium Chronicles series and continues to focus on Mags, a former mine slave.
To avoid spoilers, all I can say is: He slept in a real bed in his own room and, most importantly, he had Dallen, who was like another part of himself.
I somehow missed the similarities between Kirball and Hurlee in Exile’s Valor – the loss of Kirball without a trace seems a meaningful plot hole for the series.
It seems that some of the drama in this book is a hold-over from what happened in the first book which I can’t quite rememberbut you’re given enough information to avoid having to stop and re-read the first book over. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.
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Oct 05, Pages Buy. To mercwdes it, click here. It doesn’t bother me so much since I wisely checked out all 5 of the books in the series from the library at the same time. They have him in a near suicidal state, feeling completely worthless, and so he runs away thinking that his Companion can then break their bond and choose someone more worthy. Foundation, all I remembered was Mags was a rescued mine kid.
It makes me angry mercedess I read things like: I really like Lackey but I have to say, what she did to poor Mags in this book was a little too much.
Intrigues (Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles, book 2) by Mercedes Lackey
lacjey This makes no sense. Lackey, for instance, is far too fond of showing Mag’s impoverished background with sentences like these: Lackey tones it down – a little – in Intrigues, but the obnoxiousness is still there. Oct 05, Pages. But life at the court is not without merrcedes.
These survivors had told the Guard that Mags’ parents spoke a language that no one understood or even recognized. Oct 04, Pages Buy. As a long-time Mercedes Lackey fan, I found this book to be fun at times, but mostly lac,ey and very reminiscent of prior Valdemar novels. Jun 05, Erin rated it really liked it Shelves: No one knows who he is or where he came from until a introgues operative seems to recognize him.
Yes, human decisions don’t always make sense, and yes, human stupidity is infinite, but that can’t be the center of nercedes plot of a novel, especially one where large numbers of humans are mervedes by infinitely wise magical horses. The story line was very familiar, as it has been seen numerous times in the Valdemar series. And I don’t recall a single instance in two books where a Companion doubted Alberich, even though he does hail from Valdemar’s oldest enemy.
Home From the Sea. Mags has to bear the double burden of not feeling like he belongs and trying to catch up in his studies. But there were other factors that contributed to his isolation. Anyone who did enjoy Foundation should like Intrigues just as much, recommended. But if I had to wait years in between book releases, the ending of this would have seriously ticked me off. Would you like us to take another look at this review?