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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,989 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mercedes Lackey Narrator: Nick Podehl Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Mags was an orphan and slave of `bad blood who toiled in a gem mine all his young life. He would have died before adulthood, had he not been Chosen and taken to Haven to be trained in the new Herald Collegium.

Now, Mags was never hungry and never cold. He slept in a real bed in his own room and, most importantly, he had Dallen, who was like another part of himself. And yet, aside from Lena and Bear, both loners like he was, he couldn't relate to most of the Herald, Healer, or Bard trainees. He was the only trainee who came from what - to the others - was unimaginable poverty.

There was another factor that contributed to Mag's isolation. Foreign assassins, masquerading at court as envoys, were discovered. As they fled from the Guard, one of them seemed to 'recognize Mags. Now, Mags was an object of suspicion.

He had always been curious about his parents, but after the incident it became urgent for Mags to discover exactly who his parents were. And at Haven, he had access to the extensive Archives. Poring through the Archives, he got only incomplete information: his parents, found dead in a bandit camp, had been two of a number of hostages, some of whom had survived. The survivors had told the Guard that Mags parents spoke a language that no one understood or recognized.

This information did not help, for the ForeSeers had been having visions of the king's assassination by one of the foreign blood . Some had even Seen Mags with blood on his hands. How could Mags defend himself against a crime that hadn't yet been committed?

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jo | 1/17/2014

    " Bear in mind that Mercedes Lackey's Valdamaran books are one of my favorite series. They are comfort books for me (like comfort food only with fewer calories). This newest one is the second book in a trilogy set in the early days of the Collegium; the first is "Foundation". I enjoyed it alot, even though its not quite as good as some of her others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marty | 12/10/2013

    " I haven't read a Valdemar book in a long time. I found book 3 of this series on the "new book shelf" at my library, and realized that I never read book 2. So I got them both. I had read the first book but did not remember it very well. When I read Intrigues, I was reminded of how much I have liked the Valdemar book and got a new appreciation for the first book, Foundation. The story of Mags is a great coming-of-age tale. In this book he further develops his talents, makes some close friends and begins training for the role he will eventually play in Valdemar. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Spazfungus | 12/7/2013

    " If you've read one Heralds of Valdemar book, you've read them all "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Samantha | 11/15/2013

    " I always enjoy Valdemar novels. "

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