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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The worst part, though, was view spoiler [when Lena and Bear blamed him for Dallen’s broken legs. See all books by Mercedes Merceedes. It’s been a bit since I went through my Valdemar binge, and in the megcedes I’ve looked back on the series and seen some of its flaws: Book published by Lacley Books in October A Study in Sable. Once the plot and action picked up, things improved for the good.

Intrigues isn’t my favorite book ever, but I really enjoyed it and I’m glad I gave it another chance. Dec 28, Becky rated it really liked it. For fans of the series, it’s worth sticking through the tepid first half. When Mags is “recognized” by foreign secret operatives whose purpose is unknown, Mags himself comes under suspicion.

Now, the assumption is that the sport’s disappearance will be explained somehow so that it falls into line with the Valdemarean novels that come after the Chronicles. The teachers and other students turn on him because someone has a vision that a person of foreign blood will attack the king. The beginning and middle were intfigues. Please try again later. Another reason is because of the kind of novels I am writing: Lackey’s other Herald books have made an imprint ijtrigues me and I can recount most of them, if not remember minor details.


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I could care less what happens to Mags, Bear, Lena, and Amily. I will probably get the third book in the series and read it, but right now Laceky am not holding out high hopes for the quality. The last quarter of the book or so is engaging and really grabbed me on an emotional level.

How to write a great review. But I metcedes hope the final installment is more gripping and relevant than the first two. You take the good and the bad and cope as they happen” “There will always be bad times View all 4 comments. Or is it that I’ve grown past enjoying reading about angsty teenagers with magic horses? Chronicles of Athena Lee, Collection 2.

Think about how completely insane – not to mention dangerous – Tylendel became before his Companion repudiated him! That Quidditch sure is a good idea.

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mercddes Nov 08, Steven rated it it was ok. He finds a record of a Guardsman, who spoke of a large and well organized group of bandits that had been terrorizing a portion of Valdemar for a time and the effort of the Royal Guard to destroy them.

And then it went off the rails when tragedy struck. I couldn’t have been more disappointed. I really liked the first book in this series, and eagerly looked forward to the sequel.

You submitted the following rating and review. Mags saved his LIFE in the previous book, and now Bear turns on him just because Mags can’t magically pull strings and get Bear’s family to stop threatening to make him return home? But Kirball is Quidditch, Mags’ relationship with his two sidekicks smacks a bit of Harry-Ron-Hermione except Bear is the one with glassesand the elder Heralds are a lot more removed from the action than in other Valdemar books, much like Dumbledore being a deus ex machina a lot in the earlier Harry Potter books.


Can’t help but fall in love with Mags, he’s a country bumpkin Like myself and he finds a place in the world for himself because he’s a country bumpkin.

I apply the ,ackey of TANSTAAFL [‘There ain’t no such thing as free lunch’, credited to Robert Heinlein to magic, for instance; in my worlds, magic is paid for, and the cost to the magician is frequently a high one. Where the first book was completely painful and contrived, this one was fresh and entertaining. The addition of Kirball was distressing as it seems to be a take-off of Quidditch. From a High Tower. So you need to enjoy this book as much intrigies the journey as the destination and if you do then you will really enjoy it.

He has his friends, he follows the mystery of his parents, and gets caught up in a web of suspicion when the Foreseers maybe see something that somehow could be him. Oct 05, Pages Buy. In the second book you have a lurking enemy, xenophobia, and severe neglect and abuse by those that should be protecting young Mags. I love the Valdemar series, it is as many others have said a “comfort food” kind of read.

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