Foundation by Mercedes Lackey: [Book 1 in the Collegium Chronicles] I enjoy Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar books. IMO they are “comfort food” or “fast-food” reading. I enjoy the world she has built and continually learning more about it.
As always Lackey provides great character development and numerous plot twists and turns to hold the reader’s interest. As another reader said: “They aren’t gourmet, but you go in pretty much knowing what you’re going to get, and when you’re in the mood for it, it’s very satisfying.”
Orphan Mags has been told he has ‘bad blood’. He is being ‘raised’ by a miner who uses orphans to mine gems. He is Chosen by a Companion and travels to Haven for training. Many items in this book are similar to the opening of the first of Lackey’s Arrows trilogy. It also carries the normal themes of Lackey’s books with childen/others: try your best and encouraging honorable character..
Not earth shaking or soul searching – just a lot of fun to read (comfort reading).