“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.com, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
The weeks pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” is:
Book 5 of the Collegium Chronicles
by Mercedes Lackey
10 . 01 . 2013
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.
Mercedes Lackey’s books were some of the first fantasy books I was ever hooked on– thanks to my older brother. He harassed me for months until I read the Arrows of the Queen series. He said I would love them, and I did — one of the (only) times he was right. Lackey continues to write great stories set in the Valdemar world. While they are not always as fantastic as her earlier Valdemar books, they are still pretty good, and I always look forward to reading them!