Bastion (Collegium Chronicles Series #5)

Bastion (Collegium Chronicles Series #5)

by Mercedes Lackey
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Bastion (Collegium Chronicles Series #5) by Mercedes Lackey

Mags returns to the Collegium, but there are mixed feelings—his included—about him actually remaining there. No one doubts that he is and should be a Herald, but he is afraid that his mere presence is going to incite more danger right in the heart of Valdemar. The heads of the Collegia are afraid that coming back to his known haunt is going to give him less protection than if he went into hiding. Everyone decides that going elsewhere is the solution for now. So since he is going elsewhere—why not return to the place he was found in the first place and look for clues? And those who are closest to him, and might provide secondary targets, are going along. With Herald Jadrek, Herald Kylan (the Weaponsmaster's chosen successor), and his friends Bear, Lena, and Amily, they head for the Bastion, the hidden spot in the hills that had once been the headquarters of a powerful band of raiders that had held him and his parents prisoner. But what they find is not what anyone expected.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756409449
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Series: Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles Series , #5
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,255,531
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mercedes Lackey is a full-time writer and has published numerous novels and works of short fiction, including the best-selling Heralds Of Valdemar series. She is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, artist Larry Dixon, and their flock of parrots. She can be found at

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Bastion 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good continuation of the story, but feels unfinished. 
LadyLesley More than 1 year ago
Much better than the last book in this series. At least some closure for the main character, Mags. And thank the heavens none of that stupid Kirball stuff! THAT bored me to death. If I want Polo/soccer matches I'll watch them on TV.  Ms. Lackey could probably come up with one more book in the series, maybe lead into the next set of valdemar characters, bu this is touted as the last in the series, so guess we'll all have wait and see. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this installment in the Valdemar series. Now knowing where Mags came from he can get on with his life. It would be nice to see one more book in this group to really provide an ending. However, we may find out more if she starts another set in this universe. You never heard much about Talia and Dirk until the By the Sword and "Winds" books.
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fiverx313 More than 1 year ago
i'm sure i'll love it but i'm disappointed it's not available for nook. there's a kindle version on amazon :(
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shortcircuit More than 1 year ago
can't wait for the next in series
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Been waiting for this book to come out. am going to have a good read !
MissReadsALotKV More than 1 year ago
I really liked the way Mags finally finds out about his family, but I feel like there might still be more to this tale. Is there another one expected?
kDreamer More than 1 year ago
I usually love Lackey's stories but while her descriptions are wonderful, it takes almost 1/2 the book before we get going. There's minimal feel of danger here. I thought that there would be more angst from Mags about returning to a place he'd been so badly treated. More of overcoming of memories of his time in the mine but that's barely touched upon here except as...oh this was bad, but I'm over it. I think there's more feeling and descriptions given to what everyone eats and how the caves are setup than to real emotion and difficulties from where he is. I did like learning more about the people he came from but again the danger from that is shortlived and you don't feel a lot of suspense. More is from how will he convince his 'blood' relative that he will never go back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't bother if you haven't already read the earlier books in the series. The author is skilled enough to make it entertaining, but it is not nearly up to her best. I'm glad I found it at the library instead of buying it.