Enter the thrilling third volume in the epic Collegium Chronicles. In Mercedes Lackey's classic coming-of-age story, the orphan Magpie pursues his quest for his parent's identity with burning urgency-while also discovering another hidden talent and being trained by the King's Own Herald as an... show more
Enter the thrilling third volume in the epic Collegium Chronicles. In Mercedes Lackey's classic coming-of-age story, the orphan Magpie pursues his quest for his parent's identity with burning urgency-while also discovering another hidden talent and being trained by the King's Own Herald as an undercover agent for Valdemar. Shy Bardic Trainee Lena has to face her famous but uncaring father, one of Valdemar's most renowned Bards. And Healing Trainee Bear must struggle against his disapproving parents, who are pressuring Bear to quit the Healers' Collegium because he lacks the magical Healing Gift.Each of the three friends must face his or her demons and find their true strength as they seek to become the full Heralds, Bards, and Healers of Valdemar.
Publish date: October 4th 2011
Publisher: DAW Hardcover
Pages no: 326
Edition language: English
Series: Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles (#3)
Although I love the Valdemar saga, one of my favorite series that I go back to over and over again, I have to admit that this this installment of the Collegium Chronicles is my least favorite thus far. I still love Mags, as well his friends Lena and Bear, but this particular book dragged for me. A...
The pacing of this series is seriously off. On some level, I feel like *this* was supposed to be book two. The same issues come up, but everyone deals with them the way they should have the last time around. Bear and Lena finally deal with some of their family issues. They fight some with both Mags ...
I wondered at times reading this if Mercedes Lackey has gotten so much worse, or it's just my tastes have changed this much since she thrilled me in my early twenties with her tales of Valdemar, with its sentient "companions"--horse-shaped magical beings who partner "heralds" who help police, defend...
This is the third installment of the Collegium Chronicles, about a young boy Chosen by a Companion of Valdemar while he was doing slave labor in a mine. It's set during the early years of Valdemar when the Collegium is just getting established. I enjoyed this as I do most books about Valdemar, but...
Still suffering from the same issues as the earlier books in the trilogy.Seriously, this whole trilogy could have been dealt with in one book. If this had been developed like one of her earlier books, it could have contained this story & more, as well as had more satisfying characters. I like Mags, ...