Bastion (Collegium Chronicles Series #5)

Bastion (Collegium Chronicles Series #5)

by Mercedes Lackey

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback)

$8.99 View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Thursday, October 17


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756409456
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Series: Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles Series , #5
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 88,506
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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

Read an Excerpt

There it was, a city on a low, gentle hill, walls shining in the sunlight, houses clustered up against the outer and inner walls like chicks snuggling up to a gray hen. And underneath Mags, the solid, steady warmth of his Companion, jogging steadily toward those walls, taking him back to the only place he could even think of as home. By all rights, Mags should have been half out of his mind with joy to see the walls of Haven in the distance, but all he could muster was relief.

Excerpted from "Bastion"
by .
Copyright © 2014 Mercedes Lackey.
Excerpted by permission of DAW.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

Praise for the Collegium Chronicles:

“Returning to her beloved Valdemar universe, Lackey opens her new series at a pivotal time in the history of Valdemar, when the education of Heralds is changing and dangers from other lands are felt in the court and on the training field. Series fans will enjoy the variations on a familiar theme, while enough information is presented for first-timers to discover a world of high adventure and individual courage. Highly recommended.”
Library Journal

“A real page-turner.... Outstanding characters, especially Mags, will greatly please Valdemar fans.”

“An enjoyable and pleasant read.... Mags is an appealing protagonist facing challenges (and successes) with which readers will empathize."
RT Book Reviews

"Top Pick! ... A wonderful amalgam of fantasy and character study."
—Night Owl Reviews


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Bastion 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good continuation of the story, but feels unfinished. 
LadyLesley More than 1 year ago
Much better than the last book in this series. At least some closure for the main character, Mags. And thank the heavens none of that stupid Kirball stuff! THAT bored me to death. If I want Polo/soccer matches I'll watch them on TV.  Ms. Lackey could probably come up with one more book in the series, maybe lead into the next set of valdemar characters, bu this is touted as the last in the series, so guess we'll all have wait and see. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this installment in the Valdemar series. Now knowing where Mags came from he can get on with his life. It would be nice to see one more book in this group to really provide an ending. However, we may find out more if she starts another set in this universe. You never heard much about Talia and Dirk until the By the Sword and "Winds" books.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I liked this book more than the first four books.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed the entire series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series exceeded expectations. This should be on the must read for those who like Harry Potter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
fiverx313 More than 1 year ago
i'm sure i'll love it but i'm disappointed it's not available for nook. there's a kindle version on amazon :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
shortcircuit More than 1 year ago
can't wait for the next in series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Been waiting for this book to come out. am going to have a good read !
MissReadsALotKV More than 1 year ago
I really liked the way Mags finally finds out about his family, but I feel like there might still be more to this tale. Is there another one expected?
kDreamer More than 1 year ago
I usually love Lackey's stories but while her descriptions are wonderful, it takes almost 1/2 the book before we get going. There's minimal feel of danger here. I thought that there would be more angst from Mags about returning to a place he'd been so badly treated. More of overcoming of memories of his time in the mine but that's barely touched upon here except as...oh this was bad, but I'm over it. I think there's more feeling and descriptions given to what everyone eats and how the caves are setup than to real emotion and difficulties from where he is. I did like learning more about the people he came from but again the danger from that is shortlived and you don't feel a lot of suspense. More is from how will he convince his 'blood' relative that he will never go back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't bother if you haven't already read the earlier books in the series. The author is skilled enough to make it entertaining, but it is not nearly up to her best. I'm glad I found it at the library instead of buying it.