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 love the story lines, the mystery, the intrigue, the characters. Unfortunately his relatively peaceful existence is interrupted when ForeSeers predict a dire scene involving “a foreigner” – something Mags had recently learned he was.

And please stop writing about how special and rare it is to have someone else’s Companion “speak” to you – it’s not special and rare since it’s happened in almost every single book. I never thought wow she is inventing a new kind of fantasy here, but sometimes the familiar type of story and her Valdemar stories are very familiar to this reader are still fun to read. We mercedez your feedback.

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It’s just not good. In the second book you have a lurking enemy, xenophobia, and severe neglect and abuse by those that should be protecting young Mags. It’s frustrating to me that people go into mdrcedes thinking “it’s going to be just like so-and-so”. Intrigues is the second in the Collegium Chronicles series and continues to focus on Mags, a former mine slave.

He talks about how to intriguea it painlessly and finally comes up with a way which he plans to take when conditions are right. You submitted the following rating and review.

However, Intrigues was like a cross between Vanyel’s span as a beggar with a heavy focus on the woe-is-me, everyone-hates-me aspect from the Herald-Mage trilogy, the roof-walking lowborn aspect from Take A Thief, and the relationships between Mags and Mags’ friends Bear and Lena are reminiscient of J.


But there were other factors that contributed to his isolation. I try to keep my world as solid and real as possible; people deal with stubborn pumps, bugs in the porridge, and love-lives that refuse to become untangled, right along with invading armies and evil magicians.

Convinced he has done the right thing, he decides to wait until Dallen repudiates him, then kill himself. The Dawning of Power Trilogy. Mar 26, Sean added it.

Mercedes Lackey: Intrigues

When Mags is “recognized” by foreign secret operatives whose purpose is unknown, Mags himself comes under suspicion. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads lntrigues. Read it Forward Read it first.

Foundation set the scene pretty well and allowed us to learn about Mags and the Heralds college, I was struck by the quality of the prose and the warm friendly voice. There were spelling mistakes that didn’t even make mwrcedes different word. The Enduring Flame Trilogy.

Apr 14, Jana rated it it was ok. Admittedly, Kirball also leads to boring games, since the big score isn’t necessary like the Snitch. You can’t bemoan the fact that the central characters are children, or that these 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. During the late 70’s she worked as an artist’s model and then went into the computer programming field, ending up with American Airlines in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The last quarter of the book or so is engaging merrcedes really grabbed me on an emotional level.

Like all Heralds, Magpie learns that he has a hidden Gift-the Gift of telepathy. I had a serious problem with this – the less-than-noble nature of the Councilors and Blues is well-established in Valdemar, but this is the first time that Heralds and Companions start behaving in this manner. If the game had been introduced “later” in the timeline, perhaps it would fit better, but for the fact the novel was written after “later” books, future Valdemar times show no indication of the impact of such a large scale game.


With this series, Lackey provides yet another extremely satisfying window into Valdemar, and I’m already anxious for Book 3. 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 leaving behind in favor of the classroom-system.

Yes, the book holds sadness, but it also holds determination to do what is right. There were about 15 other things I should’ve done this evening, but I don’t regret for one instant ignoring them all and staying up to read this book, cover to cover.

I originally gave this book 2 stars but I am converted now to giving it 3.

And then it went off the rails when tragedy struck. The Privilege lqckey Peace. This is a good addition to the Valdemar series, and I do also like the continued current emphasis on heroes who are not well-born. 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.

But I don’t read Lackey because of a beautiful style.