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  • ISBN: 1781165874
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Author: Mercedes Lackey
  • Subcategory: Fantasy
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd (2012)
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Interesting that it is listed as a trilogy when it is so completely unfinished

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This is a list of books by Mercedes Lackey, arranged by collection. Some of the trilogies follow on chronologically from each other, while others are set a considerable number of years apart from the others - overall the books span some 3,000 years. This set consists of the original trilogy, the very first Valdemar books published, and a prequel trilogy.

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Magpie is an orphan, chosen by one of the magical Companion horses of Valdemar and taken to the capital city, Haven, to be trained as a Herald. Here Mags is "recognized" by foreign secret operatives whose purpose is unknown. Can he solve the riddle of his parentage and his connection with the mysterious spies - and prove his loyalty - before the king and court banish him as a traitor?
Reviews about Collegium Chronicles, Vol. 2 - Intrigues (7):
I am a huge Mercedes Lackey fan and the entire Valdemar series is one of my all-time favorites to binge on every few years. I love the story lines, the mystery, the intrigue, the characters. I pick up one of these books and I am transported to a totally different world and I love it!

Intrigues is the second in the Collegium Chronicles series and continues to focus on Mags, a former mine slave. I have loved this character from the beginning. He was neglected and abused, as well as woefully under educated, during his years at the mine. He saw things and went through things that would have broken most people, yet somehow his spirit stayed alive and stayed strong. Instead of using his lack of education and lack of knowledge about the world as an excuse to give up or to complain, he finds a way to use it to his advantage. There is an undeniably good message in that.

The mystery and intrigue is at high levels in this book, with Mags' past at the center of a lot of it. He is a person without a past. No one knows who he is or where he came from until a foreign operative seems to recognize him. And that moment of recognition puts Mags in the spotlight, and not in a good way.

My Recommendation: I love all of the Valdemar books and this one is an important part of the series. 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.
I loved Foundation. It introduced my third favorite protagonist in the Valdemar series, the first being Alberich and the second being Karal. Mags has a horrific existence until meeting his big, white, talking horse. Like all Lackey protagonists he is unique in his abilities, the best of the new Trainees. Each Valdemar novel focuses on a Gary Stu or Mary Sue, for crying out loud. It is to be expected.

But Intrigues felt rushed and incomplete.


So Mags finally gets fed up with Bear and Lena, two of the biggest whiners Lackey has ever inflicted on us. Given pre-ability Vanyel, pre-mage Elspeth, Pol, and An'desha, that is saying something. So he explodes, and gives them a piece of his mind rather than cater to their fragile little egos. And they give it back to him, taking him to task for not fitting in. Really? Were they raised as slaves in total ignorance for the first 12 years of their lives? Oh, that's right, they just have difficult parents. Boo-freaking-hoo.

So Mags accidentally hurts Dallen, and runs away before he can be repudiated. After all, he feels it is what he deserves. When he finally comes back, does he get an acknowledgement of how unfairly he was treated? Nope. He gets a lecture on doing his duty as a Herald, and has to save the day - AGAIN - to prove his worth.


The editing is problematic as well, though that didn't bother me. It just felt hurried. We don't get any really solid character development. After reading Changes, I wish this could have formed the first part of that novel, with the middle of this book being totally excised. While I'll read this anytime I go back through Mags's story, it is close to being my least favorite of the Valdemar books.

So pick this up if you are already a fan of the series. If you are new to the world of Valdemar, I would suggest starting with Magic's Pawn or Arrows of the Queen. You'll get to this eventually, and will be able to take it for what it is - a mediocre novel from an usually good author.
So Mags is feeling lonely and singled out because Foreseerers see him trying to kill the king. 1) who are these foreseers and why are they blabbing about what they see to everyone and 2) he's been Chosen and we know that Companions don't choose wrong. So why is everyone against him? The Companions should have nipped that in the bud but there there wouldn't be any conflict in the book so..

His friends need to get over themselves. Yea yea they're kids but still. That's a lot of hurtful things to say and I don't care how sorry you are, you've shown your true colors and I would have ended the friendships if my friends did that to me.

Also, why is the actual plot in the last chapter in the book? It was all pointless conflict amung the trainees then bam! Oh yea, here's the real threat!

Not one of her better books but I had some time and it wasnt a terrible read. I'm hoping the next one will be better but I have low expectations of this series now.
I have read and reread the Valdemar books, until now! The characters and story line are trite at best. Mags, the main character, speaks in a dialect that requires a reread of every quote in order to understand what he is saying. (Don't they teach Chosen how to speak clearly, nowadays?) I suppose that the biggest chuckle is the name of this volume. It is the only intrigue that can be found in the book. Either the great Mercy Lackey has lost her ability to tell a story, or someone else has penned this in her stead.
Mercedes Lackey has captured my imagination and interest through so many generations of the Valdemar series. You cannot go wrong with this series. I own every single book in the series - and will keep it that way until there are no other books to purchase. I do wish that the Kindle version (and some of the "standard" versions) included Larry Dixon's art. Amazing Artists!!! The both of them!

Mags is the main character in this book and to be honest - I dreaded it a little when I found out how far back in the Valdemar time line he appeared. I thought, how can you have a strong character with a strong story line despite not being mentioned (so far) in the future Valdemar books? Thankfully Mercedes Lackey proved me wrong in a huge way. You will find yourself routing for Mags throughout the entire time. I was crazy to doubt the abilities of Mercedes Lackey for even a moment.

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