Shadow Grail #2: Conspiracies

Shadow Grail #2: Conspiracies

by Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill
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Shadow Grail #2: Conspiracies by Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill

Conspiracies, the second book in the Shadow Grail series by the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling authors Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill

Spirit and her friends Burke, Loch, Muirin, and Addie have managed to defeat the evil force that has been killing students at Oakhurst Academy for the past forty years--or so they think. When a series of magical attacks disrupts the school, Doctor Ambrosius calls upon alumnus Mark Rider to secure the campus--and start training the students for war. The only student without magic, Spirit doesn't trust Mark or his methods. She knows that Oakhurst isn't safe. And if Spirit and her friends want to live long enough to graduate, they have to find out what is really going on--before it's too late.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429997188
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 07/05/2011
Series: Shadow Grail , #2
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 130,833
File size: 871 KB
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Mercedes Lackey is the author of the bestselling Valdemar series, the Obsidian Trilogy (The Outstretched Shadow, To Light a Candle, and When Darkness Falls), the Enduring Flame trilogy (The Phoenix Unchained, The Phoenix Endangered, and The Phoenix Transformed), and the Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms. She has written many other books, including Trio of Sorcery, Phoenix and Ashes, Sacred Ground, The Firebird, The Fairy Godmother, and Alta. Lackey is the co-author, with Andre Norton, of the Halfblood Chronicles, including Elvenborn. Mercedes Lackey was born in Chicago and graduated from Purdue University. She has worked as an artist's model, a computer programmer, and for American Airlines, and has written lyrics and recorded more than fifty songs. She lives in Oklahoma.

Rosemary Edghill is a prolific writer in several genres, under her own name and various pseudonyms. She lives in upstate New York with several cats and several Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, which she shows in obedience competitions.


Mercedes Lackey is the author of the bestselling Valdemar series, the Obsidian Trilogy (The Outstretched Shadow, To Light a Candle, and When Darkness Falls), the Enduring Flame trilogy (The Phoenix Unchained, The Phoenix Engendered, and The Phoenix Transformed), and The Phoenix Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms. She has written many other books, including Trio of Sorcery, Phoenix and Ashes, Sacred Ground, The Firebird, The Fairy Godmother, and Alta. Lackey is the co-author, with Andre Norton, of the Halfblood Chronicles, including Elvenborn. Mercedes Lackey was born in Chicago and graduated from Purdue University. She has worked as an artist’s model, a computer programmer, and for American Airlines, and has written lyrics and recorded more than fifty songs. She lives in Oklahoma.

Rosemary Edghill is a prolific writer in several genres, under her own name and various pseudonyms. Her Bast books, witty mysteries featuring a Wiccan amateur detective, were collected in Bell, Book, and Murder. She has also written Regency Romances and fantasy novels, including several collaborations with Mercedes Lackey (Spirits White as Lightning and Mad Maudlin) and Andre Norton (Shadow of Albion and Leopard in Exile).

Edghill lives in upstate New York with several cats and several Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, which she shows in obedience competitions.

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Conspiracies (Shadow Grail Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
This book pick up from right where it left on bringing on more trouble in the school. I like how this time around we see Spirit grow up more. She is more kin to her surroundings and is much more careful but also sneaky. Her friends on the other hand, I felt like they betrayed her, especially Loche. He is so different in this book that it scared me. It was like he was a whole new person. The storyline was somewhat boring. Some things happen but it pretty much was just filled in with drama from the friends, teachers, etc. It didn't get exciting till the part of the new student Elizabeth who brings a whole new element to the book. And I must say, it was a nice surprise. I really like how they incorporated an old tale in the future of these students. It really brought the story of Spirit and her friends to a whole new level. The love interest in this book was good. I like it when characters take their time getting to know one another, It makes it much more intimate to read. I love seeing Spirit happy and worry free of what was going on in the school. I also like to see Spirit just happy for once. She deserves it. Conspiracies laid down the foundation for a whole new side of the book but brings so much more to the table. The book is filled with more secrets, betrayals, and great twist I even enjoyed! I am looking forward to see what happen to Spirit and her friend in the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall, i loved this book and the first. Mercedes really expressed a great story plot, and made it come to life. There were some parts in both books that were really slow, but they did eventually start to get good. I hope that if there is a third book, that its a little more fast-paced and entertaining. Overall, great story. Keep reading!! :) - Anna :)
harstan More than 1 year ago
Teenager Spirit White attends the Oakhurst Academy for orphans with magical skills where they train to fight in a war against an alleged evil. She and her new friends (Burke, Lachlan, Muirin and Adelaide) recently defeated the Wild Hunt (see Legacies). Though still grieving the deaths of her family in a car accident before she was enrolled at Oakhurst and feeling survivor guilt because of her doubts about what really happened to cause the deadly tragedy, Spirit and her BFFs look forward to time off to shop during the winter holidays. However, something feels off to her, but her buddies ignore her warnings except to ridicule her as alumni have taken charge of security. The only one who believes what Spirit says is the new lunatic student who insists the war between Arthur and Mordred has come to Oakhurst. When the homicides begin waking up everyone, Spirit fears it is too late. The second young teen Shadow Grail urban fantasy (see Legacies) is an engaging thriller starring an angry despondent anti Potter teen whose inner rage brings realism to the mix. For the most part the story line is fast-paced though it drags when relationships are explored with one late twist adding depth. Although her BFFs still remain out of the DC Teen Titan handbook, fans will want to attend the Sadie Hawkins Dance at eerie Oakhurst Academy. Harriet Klausner
SpongOKnow More than 1 year ago
If you liked the 1st book in this series at all you will enjoy this one too! It's a great mixture of mystery, intrigue, magic, and money with, of course, a touch of romance. I definitely recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ohmygowd this book was absolutly brillent!!!!! I never ever ever wanted this book to come to end their betterb a 3 and a 4 and at least a 5!!!! csh NOT wait for the third to come out!!!
Read_Love More than 1 year ago
Thought it was wonderful! Does anyone know when the third book will be coming out?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this and hope the next book is availible soon
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payton_sage More than 1 year ago
Keep them coming! Spirit has barely moved on with her life since her family died, but she's doing the best she can.  She knows that the school and her friends are in danger and has to fight with them to realize it too.   Overall, I really enjoyed this book.  However, there were some inconsistencies from the last story.  (I'm guessing that they are there because there are two authors and it was pretty obvious that one wrote most of the other book where the other one wrote this one.)   These inconsistencies are fairly minor and were likely over looked.  Here are a few examples:  In the first book, Oakhurst was given the rights to the students until they turned 21 not 18.  Burke was also noted for being at Oakhurst longer than Muirin, not the other way around. ***Spoilers*** Keep Reading for some of my Theories:   Several things hit me as I read these first two books.   First, the names of the main character and her sister.  Spirit kind of reminded me of being ghostly since she should be dead.  Then I noted Phoenix,  is a mythical creature that is reborn.  I half expected Phoenix's magic to be her rising from the grave without anyone knowing, but this has not happened.   Second, the idea of being called a Legacy could have been easily cleared up.  While Spirit and Loch were looking at the year books, they should have looked up their parents.  Spirit could have also asked to find out what type of powers her parents had, at least then they could have seen what the school came up with.   Third, the Destinies are likely linked to the Reincarnates.  Here are my guesses:  Spirit, Unknown, but her ring glowed; Loch, Shield, Sir Lancelot? His nickname means lake and some stories he was raised by the Lady of the Lake; Burke, sword, Sir Gawain since he is known for his kindness and compassion.  He was one of the main Knights of the Round Table; Addie, Chalice, Vivian also known as one of the Ladies in the Lake.  I'm guessing this because of her water gift.  Muirin, raven, possibly King Arthur since he turned into a raven, or Owein who fought King Arthur with ravens, or someone else? Camilla, wolf, Sir Pelleas, who was of low birth.   Fourth, Lizzie is missing and perhaps is Quercus.  My guess is that she's with Ms. Holland.  Another guess for Quercus is Doc A since Quercus is part of the Oak family.
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