“Always a good adventure by Ms. Lackey. I love her stories and have become especially fond of Companions.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Much better than the previous two installments, but nothing really gets resolved. It's sort of like a filler episode in book form. Still, it is better. Mags is easier to understand by Lackey toning down his accent a little bit. Though by this point, my opinion is that his accent should be much further along in being less rough. Most people adapt their speech to their surroundings, and with Mags having been educated now for two years and surrounded by those who speak well, he should have made more improvement than he has. The action is interesting, but again, it ends without much really being resolved, which left me feeling almost cheated. I hope the next book is the end.”Kira wrote this review Saturday, March 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Always a good adventure by Ms. Lackey. I love her stories and have become especially fond of Companions.”Annie A ~*Peace*~ wrote this review Friday, October 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Book 3 in the collegium chronicles. Follows Mags as he gets further into his years as a herald trainee for Valdemar. Mags begins training as 'junior spymaster' (I don't know what else to call it) under the kings own on the streets of Valdemar, and learns more about the plot against Valdemar that has been hinted at in the past two books.
I thought it was good, but I'm really hoping this isn't just a trilogy. It's being shown more and more that Mags wasn't just the offspring of a bandit, and so far we haven't been given any real answers as to who or what his family was. I'm definitely hoping this is addressed in the next book (if there is one). ”
“Action packed, fast moving plot.
Best part, this is clearly not one of her usual Valdemar trilogies”
“I love this series!”Sarah J wrote this review Wednesday, March 7, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Its have more challenges having Mags and his allies.”Gregory F wrote this review Saturday, March 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was extremely fabulous.”Priscilla S: The Maiden, Crone, Warrior, Sorceress, Huntress, Enchantress, Goddess: All that I am with one heart & soul wrote this review Friday, February 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I have not read this one but generally like her for a light read
“This was a much better book in this series than the second one - resolved a lot of plotlines, but had the feeling there's a sequel.”Albigensia wrote this review Thursday, January 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Plow through the first several pages, it takes her a while to warm up this time. Some people can write sports games and some can't. I remember finishing the last book thinking that Mags had the worst friends imaginable, but they redeem themselves a bit in this book. This trilogy/quartet(?) is for a younger audience than her other Valdemar books, but I never get sick of them. I remember someone writing that they would have loved these at the age of 12 when they loved the Dragonriders of Pern and I have to agree, but they're fun reads.”Alis Davidson wrote this review Thursday, January 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No