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DAW Books, Incorporated, 2013 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Mags returns to the Collegium, but there are mixed feelings--his included--about him actually remaining there. No one doubts that he is and should be a Herald, but he is afraid that his mere presence is going to incite more danger right in the heart of Valdemar. The heads of the Collegia are afraid that coming back to his known haunt is going to give him less protection than if he went into hiding. Everyone decides that going elsewhere is the solution for now. So since he is going elsewhere--why not return to the place he was found in the first place and look for clues? And those who are closest to him, and might provide secondary targets, are going along. With Herald Jadrek, Herald Kylan (the Weaponsmaster's chosen successor), and his friends Bear, Lena, and Amily, they head for the Bastion, the hidden spot in the hills that had once been the headquarters of a powerful band of raiders that had held him and his parents prisoner. But what they find is not what anyone expected.

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Review: Bastion (Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles #5)

User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

This series baffles me. First of all: Is it over? If anyone knows, please comment! I don't feel a burning need to read anything else in the series. It didn't end on a cliffhanger and the mysteries of ... Read full review

Review: Bastion (Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles #5)

User Review  - Suzanne - Goodreads

So, here's the frustrating thing about this book: the last fifty pages are actually decent. There's some satisfying character tension, some action, and some intriguing new information about Mags ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

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

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