Redoubt (Collegium Chronicles Series #4)

Redoubt (Collegium Chronicles Series #4)

by Mercedes Lackey

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ISBN-13: 9780756408053
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Series: Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles Series , #4
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 156,583
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(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 mercedeslackey.com.

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“Returning to her beloved Valdemar universe, Lackey opens her new series at a pivotal time in the history of Valdemar, when the education of Heralds is changing and dangers from other lands are felt in the court and on the training field. Series fans will enjoy the variations on a familiar theme, while enough information is presented for first-timers to discover a world of high adventure and individual courage. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal
 
“A real page-turner…. Outstanding characters, especially Mags, will greatly please Valdemar fans.”—Booklist
 
“Has everything you’d expect in a Valdemar book…and it’s wonderful.”—Romantic Times
 
“Recalls Lackey's earliest Valdemar books... a worthy entry in the overall saga.”—Publishers Weekly

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Redoubt: Book Four of the Collegium Chronicles (A Valdemar Novel) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found that the Nook copies of the Coligium series are edited versions that have less content than the bound versions. To me, this definitely detracts fom my level of enjoymrnt! I PAYED to read the entire novels, not shortened versions of them. I realized this when I re-read eiher "Intriges' or "Changes". That was quite frustrating. However, I still found all of these novels enjoyable. Please put the entitre book online, or post up-front that a novel has been edited for content.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always enjoyed Mercedes Lackey books. She is one of my favourite authors; however, I was sadly disappointed with this latest book. The story, while yet true to her writing style, did not move at the same pace as the others in the Valdemar series. The middle of the book suddenly drops the storyline from taking place in Haven and suddenly Mags is drugged/kidnapped... I was surprised at this turn of events when I know Mercedes Lackey's books have always been well written/explained. IF what another reviewer states is true (that the Nook copies of the books are not the full versions) then I highly suggest that if you want to read this book, buying a hard copy is the best bet. If it is not true, then I hope this isn't indicative of any future books in the series. I will miss the series, but will not be spending money on something that is not even a full book. Sorely disappointed...
BibliomaniacWA More than 1 year ago
I am a huge Mercedes Lackey fan, and Mags' story is one of the best. I have waited a while for Redoubt to come out and it received it in the mail this morning. Great read and I think I can safely say that we haven't finished with Mags yet.
Silver_Crow_Woman More than 1 year ago
As a long time reader of Ms lackey's books I find I am buying less and less of her books. This type of book is why. There is simply more and more fill and less and less story. When you compare the quality of this book with one of her earlier ones such as The Black Gryphon the difference in the quality is very apparent. The abrupt change in the middle of the book from Valdemar to the kidnapped Mags was confusing to say the least. Add that to all the filler of games and parties and you end up with a book of not much substance. I have long since quit buying any of Ms Lackey's books except the Valdemar ones and it looks like I won't be purchasing them any more either.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have collected and read all of Ms. Lackeys novels in both print form and ebook form. This book is good but lacks the flavorful content of her earlir novels. I must agree with a few of the previous comments. This novel seems more fluff than true substance. Everyone of these Collegium Chronicles novels always seems to end abruptly with little closure and nothing to lead us into the next installment (how many more are there?) of the series. To me...of all the novels she has writtem..my favorites are probably the Mage Winds trilogy and the Storms Trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While Redoubt may not be as good as other entries in the Valdemar series, it was still enjoyable. Redoubt is moving past the feel of an introductory book, and starts to treat the reader as someone who is familiar with the world and peoples it deals with. As with any book in a series, I suggest starting with the first book, never in the middle. While Redoubt does suffer from re-introducing all the characters so you could just pick it up and read it, you will get more out of it if you start from the beginning. For those who've made it this far, it was an enjoyable read. Not too complex, and the characters don't get the growth of others like Vanyel, Elspeth, or Kerowyn it was still worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So, Mags parents were running but from what? Is Mags an unoffical White Robe? He accepted the Light of the Sunlord. Do you think we will ever get lowdown on the fall of the true Son of the Sun and history of Karse? Bet there could be some great stories about these true Red Robes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I still quite like Mags and am interested in his story and character development and growth. However, I agree with others that this book is full of fillers and really detracts from the plot. This is my third read and I have come to some uncomfortable flaws in the character arc though. I have a real problem with Mags having all these street smarts and fighting skills when he was essentially a slave and spends almost no time in weapons training. That is truly incredible learning and growth for about 18 months of training so far. I get, after reading the entire series that he is supposed to be remarkable and a real asset to Valdemar, but it seems a bit much at times. And I still hate kirball. Mercedes seems to really like spending time with characters who aren't so much exciting as much as they seem to be catalysts. Also seems like she is using this series to fill in some world building and that is always tedious. I recall liking the next book much more. Hoping that will be true...
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Entertaining
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TheSaintly More than 1 year ago
Mercedes Lackey never disappoints me with her Valdemar stories. I know she may get tired of writing them, but I don't get tired reading them.
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RTeri More than 1 year ago
Finally we find out where he's from!!
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kDreamer More than 1 year ago
While I loved the 1st book in the series, a couple of the sequels seem to lack in detail and story line and you don't get a serious feeling of tension and seem to be more placeholders than really moving the plot ahead. I think this may be in part that these are smaller books possibly geared for younger readers. This one does move things ahead and you learn more about Mags' history from the folks that kidnap him. I do look forward to the next book in the series but I may hold off and wait for the paperback or get it in nook form.
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