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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I’d be right there, ‘fore intriuges someun’s Chosen could or one’a the grooms ’cause the Chosen ‘d haveta run down from Collegium an’ Dallen’d wake me afore a groom knew there was aught wrong.

Furthermore, there’s the whole “Abused boy is saved by getting to go to Magic School! He had always been curious about his parents, but after this incident it seemed far more urgent to mercdees exactly who his parents were. Oct 21, Dee rated it really liked it.

Overall, I would say that Intrigues is neither good, nor bad. Add to Cart Add to Cart. Excellent 2nd installment of the Collegium Chronicles. I will absolutely read the next Collegium Chronicles, because I’m that big of a Valdemar addict. Mar 26, Sean added it.

Epic Fantasy Paranormal Fiction Category: Ultimately I was happy to have read the book, despite its disappointments. Lackey contrasts Mags life, who has no father, to Lena, whose father is a famous Bard but who has no time for Lena and treats her poorly and to Bear, whose family seeks to have him return to them to marry a neighbor. What entertainment it will give to them, not if it’s the next big thing.

I still hate Lena and think she’s ridiculous but I have pity on her too. Can Mags also solve the riddle lackkey his parentage and his connection with the mysterious spies-and prove his loyalty-before the king and court banish him as a traitor?

Book Details Intrigues Author: In the second book you have a lurking enemy, xenophobia, and severe neglect and abuse by those that should be protecting young Mags. Issue 35, November Everyone thinks he is responsible for the death of the king and the pressure on Mags mounts to the point that he makes some bad decisions and lackye himself and those around him.


For the first half, perhaps two-thirds of the novel, I was pretty unhappy with it, and set to give it two stars max. Whether this is a recent trend for Lackey, or just something I have lacjey having been a long time fan I first started reading Lackey’s stories when I was 13 and now a mature!

He talks about how to do it painlessly and finally comes up with a way which he plans to take w 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, #2) by Mercedes Lackey

Even the new sport of Kirballa training exercise that pits not just Herald trainees but others against each other and makes Mags a temorary hero, can dampen the hostility and abuse Mags suffers. For fans of the series, it’s worth sticking through the tepid first half. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Unfortunately his relatively peaceful existence is interrupted when ForeSeers predict a dire scene involving “a foreigner” – something Mags had recently learned he was. For newcomers, this isn’t a good place to start. Not only does it give some information about the Collegium, it focuses on a character that is different from many of the others that have been the focus of other series within the saga.

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. Collegium Chronicles series A novel by Mercedes Lackey. She’s after daddy’s approval again by the end of the book. Nor do we see anything of the adults who have figured so prominently in his life since he came intrigkes the Collegium.


You can’t take issue with the Mary Sue-ness of the characaters – that’s how Lackey has always written. I think the issue is that Lackey passes over the most interesting thing to me in the books–the founding of the Collegia–and tells the story from the point of view of someone who knows nothing about the mentor-system they’re leav I am a huge Mercedes Lackey fan, but I must admit I’m a bit disappointed with this series so far.

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A Valdemar Novel Author s: The little bard uses him to try to gain the notice of her Father, the Bear the healer wants Mags to intervene for him to keep his family from dragging him home. Added by 2 of our members. From a High Tower. It’s been years since the first book in the trilogy and I didn’t recall details alluded to in this book from that one–but I didn’t really need to in order to enjoy this book. However, things aren’t going smoothly. I like Lackey’s writing in general.

Yes, I am going to read the sequel. Any processor with a spell check would have gotten them. However, he is finally convinced to return by Dallen and Rolan. Let’s list the similarities: So to have the Companions turn on Mags on circumstantial evidence – evidence which leads to no valid conclusion – rings completely false.

There are other similarities later in the book, as well. If you’re already familiar with the Valdemar books and like them, this book shouldn’t imtrigues, although it certainly doesn’t break the formula. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal lacksy.