Series: The Collegium Chronicles

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Jul 13
Bastion (Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles #5) by Mercedes Lackey (review)

Bastion (Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles #5) by Mercedes Lackey (review)

There were a number of flashbacks in this book. Which is good if it’s been a while since you read the first book in this series, but if you mostly remember what happened, there are quite a few pages to skip over. This book wasn’t as slow as some of the earlier books in this series, but it wasn’t as suck you in as the previous book either. It was a mixture of both. I liked the mention of Tayledras and their vales in the book. I also liked the circuit bits, and how not all the towns Mags and… Read more »

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Mar 26
Redoubt (The Collegium Chronicles #4) by Mercedes Lackey (review)

Redoubt (The Collegium Chronicles #4) by Mercedes Lackey (review)

Having not enjoyed the last book in this series as much as I usually love Valdemar, I was a bit skeptical of this book as well. But having already purchased it, I figured I might as well give it the benefit of the doubt. The first half of the book was more of the same. I’d place it somewhere in the 3 to 3.5 stars range. The second half? Was so completely different it was almost as if two books had been shoved together and a cover put onto them to make a single book. The plot totally did an… Read more »

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Jan 15
Changes (Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles #3) by Mercedes Lackey (review)

Changes (Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles #3) by Mercedes Lackey (review)

“It’s on account’a I’m a bonehead, an’ don’t allus ‘member what th’ right word is, so I come’s close as I kin… People figger it out!”   Mags reminds me a lot of Skif from Take A Thief. Which might be one reason I like him. I like Skif better, but there’s something about Mags that’s slightly charming. His method of speech may turn people off, he’s an abused orphan from a slave mine. And so never learned ‘correct’ speech. He tends to forget or not know the correct word to use sometimes, and thus makes up words. He either… Read more »

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