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Redoubt: Book Four of the Collegium Chronicles (A Valdemar Novel) (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Mercedes Lackey

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Title:Redoubt: Book Four of the Collegium Chronicles (A Valdemar Novel)
Authors:Mercedes Lackey
Info:DAW Hardcover (2012), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 336 pages
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Tags:fantasy, magic, Valdemar

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Had to finish it and on to the next one...... ( )
  Pat_Gibson | May 28, 2017 |
Got to a bit of exciting plot and some answers are starting to be found, but a lot of book 4 is more Kirball playing filler. I can see how this started out as a trilogy. But even book 2's bad "foreigner" plot set up the attack and kidnapping of Mags here, as his adventure moves to Karse. Fun resolution to Bear's family problems as he finally confronts his father. ( )
  SF_fan_mae | Oct 15, 2016 |
I'm actually pretty interested in seeing Mags as a herald which is why I'm still reading this series. But this book didn't give us much. Really two major things happened; that's it. Disappointing. But it was a short read and now I can move on to the next and last book in this series before it switches to Mags as a Herald. Plus I have this insane idea of reading as many Lackey books as possible. Because there are gems in that huge bibliography of hers. I've found them before and I've heard there are more. Lackey usually works in one of two ways for me. Her books are either okay or they hook me and I absolutely love them. It's more the characters that pull me in than the writing. So we'll see what comes up. ( )
  Kassilem | Apr 7, 2015 |
Mags' story is finally picking up.

I love that we are clearly going to get some answers about his past, although I would have appreciated them coming before this or at least being actually *stated* in this book instead of just apparently living in his head now without us getting to share them. I really hope the payoff is great, because the pacing of this whole series is terrible.

There were a completely unnecessary number of flashbacks/"drugged" dream sequences in this book. They were overly detailed and honestly felt like the sort of thing added to a book to stretch it out to "full length", and I resented the flashbacks in particular since they were (as far as I can tell without actually having compared them) word-for-word what was written in previous books. I feel like this particular series is too long and I *still* don't think that what happened in those scenes was so long ago that we need detailed flashback sequences.

Firecats are always welcome characters. The whole section in Karse was interesting, actually.

Bear finally getting a showdown with his father was nice, if only because his father has no redeeming characteristics whatsoever. The marriage between he and Lena was moderately unexpected, but prevented from being shocking by virtue of my complete apathy for the two of them. It is something I am beginning to feel (or not feel, as the case may be) for the whole "cast".

I will read the next one, but I hope it is the last in this series, because the characters are all getting less and less fun to spend time with, and I just don't know that the ending is going to be good enough to make up for that.

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1 vote Hyzie | Oct 26, 2014 |
The fourth book in this series set in the Valdemar universe has Mags finding out the hard way a bit more about where he came from. Not the book for someone to jump into the series for the first time since you will miss subplots and only see the final outcome of things that have been cooking for the last several books. An enjoyable read overall. ( )
  Glennis.LeBlanc | Jul 8, 2014 |
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A young Herald trainee in Haven, Mags, is trained as a spy to uncover secrets held by a mysterious new enemy of the kingdom of Valdemar.

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