Closer to Home

Closer to Home

Book - 2014
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New York Times -bestselling author Mercedes Lackey's Herald Spy series, set in the beloved fantasy world of Valdemar

Mags was once an enslaved orphan living a harsh life in the mines, until the King's Own Herald discovered his talent and trained him as a spy. Now a Herald in his own right, at the newly established Heralds' Collegium, Mags has found a supportive family, including his Companion Dallen.

Although normally a Herald in his first year of Whites would be sent off on circuit, Mags is needed close to home for his abilities as a spy and his powerful Mindspeech gift. There is a secret, treacherous plot within the royal court to destroy the Heralds.

The situation becomes dire after the life of Mags' mentor, King's Own Nikolas, is imperiled. His daughter Amily is chosen as the new King's Own, a complicated and dangerous job that is made more so by this perilous time.

Can Mags and Amily save the court, the Heralds, and the Collegium itself?
Publisher: New York, NY : DAW Books, Inc., [2014]
ISBN: 9780756408992
0756408997
Branch Call Number: SF LACKEY
Characteristics: 361 pages ; 24 cm

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louislampe
Jul 10, 2015

I enjoy Mercedes Lackey and this was a good read, quick and light. But, really guys, it should have been called Young Adult.

rowanquincy Nov 22, 2014

I am a fan of the Valdemar books, but I gave this one a lower rating as I just don't care much for Amity and Mags. The story isn't one of the better plotted ones, it takes a lot from Romeo and Juliet and is very similar to many of the previous Valdemar books. An ok read but not great.

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danomcd
Oct 14, 2014

It is a good book. Strange how it is now a new series when it picks up seconds after Bastion ends but whatever. I really like the development of Amily and the villain - although their are parts when you wonder if she hasn't copied from the story of "Romeo and Juliet" a little too much.

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