Redoubt (Collegium Chronicles Series #4)

Redoubt (Collegium Chronicles Series #4)

by Mercedes Lackey
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Redoubt (Collegium Chronicles Series #4) by Mercedes Lackey

Life at the Heralds' Collegium in Haven has definitely improved for Mags. He's even become something of a hero since risking his own life to rescue Amily--daughter of Nikolas, the King's Own Herald--from Karsite kidnappers. But Mags still doesn't know who his parents were, and Bear, Mags' Trainee friend, was not one to let him forget: "You gotta deal with your past Mags, you have to. If you don't, it'll just keep coming back to haunt you, and one day it'll do something to you that you can't get out of."

Mags began his special training as Nikolas' undercover partner and future spy for the crown. Disguised, they work at night in one of the seedier parts of Haven, where Nikolas had set up a false identity as a pawnbroker and fence. Mags poses as his deaf-mute nephew, covertly watching and listening from behind the desk. He was especially good at the trait that had kept him alive as a child laborer in the gem mine--ferreting out hidden motives.

Now Mags has graduated to a new role: Nikolas' partner and information broker. Mags channels his old cunning self from the mines and discovers that he's quite good at his new job. So good, in fact, that Nikolas decides to let him open the shop alone one hot, summer night. Mags has barely unlocked the shop when everything goes black in a blinding flash of pain.

He wakes with an agonizing headache, bound, blindfolded, in a conveyance of some kind. But worst of all, he's head-blind. No Mindspeech--he can't even sense Dallen. And if he can't sense or hear Dallen, then no one can sense him. And if no one can sense him, no one can come to his rescue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101597583
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Series: Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles Series , #4
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 55,269
File size: 1 MB

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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Redoubt: Book Four of the Collegium Chronicles (A Valdemar Novel) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 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!
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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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