Intrigues by Mercedes Lackey
Book Two of the Collegium Chronicles (A Valdemar Novel)

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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 a Herald. Like all Heralds, Magpie learns that he has a hidden Gift-the Gift of telepathy. But life at the court is not without obstacles. When Mags is "recognized" by foreign secret operatives whose purpose is unknown, Mags himself comes under suspicion. Who are Magpie's parents-who is he, really? Can Mags also 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?

About Mercedes Lackey

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Fantasy fiction author Mercedes Lackey was born in Chicago on June 24, 1950, and she received a B.S. from Purdue University in 1972. She is also a professional lyricist and has rehabilitated raptors. Lackey started writing her own short stories when her favorite science fiction and fantasy authors weren't producing new books fast enough for her. She began writing professionally with the encouragement of author C.J. Cherryh, whom Lackey had met at a science fiction convention. Many of Lackey's books, including the Queen's Own trilogy, the Vows and Honor series, and the Last Herald-Mage and Mage Winds trilogies, take place in the imaginary world of Valdemar. She has authored numerous series, including the Bardic Voices series and a series of occult mysteries featuring Diana Tregarde, a modern-day witch. Lackey enjoys collaborating and has co-written books with authors such as C.J. Cherryh, Anne McCaffrey, Piers Anthony, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Mark Shepherd, and Ru Emerson. Her title Redoubt made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. Roberta Gellis has written over 25 romances with over 1 million copies sold. "Publishers Weekly "called her a master of the medieval historical. Her many awards include the Silver and Gold Medal Porgy, the Golden Certificate and Golden Pen, and the RT Lifetime Achievement Award. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
Published October 5, 2010 by DAW. 348 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the ongoing exploration of the early days of her popular Valdemar series, Lackey (Foundation) continues the tale of Mags, an orphan Chosen by the telepathic, horselike Companions to train as a Hera

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Fantasy Literature

Now, some thirty-odd books into the series, you have run out of interesting stories to tell in this setting, and have started recycling your old stories by changing the names.

Oct 31 2016 | Read Full Review of Intrigues: Book Two of the Co...

Geek Speak

Wouldn’t it be cool if it was the mysterious and unknowable Iftel!?) But I will never re-read this trilogy again, as I do with all the other Valdemar works, because I would then have to read Intrigues and be enraged once more by the unwarranted treatment meted out to i...

Oct 05 2010 | Read Full Review of Intrigues: Book Two of the Co...

SciFi Online

In my review for the first book in the series I thought that Lackey was diving straight into a monomyth, instead she seems to have taken her characters on a slight detour to have a bash at a book which mixes Tom Brown's School Days with Harry Potter, a rather large chunk of Harry Potter.

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