Changes: Collegium Chronicles, Book 3 : Collegium Chronicles

  • by Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by Nick Podehl
  • Series: Collegium Chronicles
  • 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mags was a Trainee in the Heraldic Collegium in Haven, Valdemar’s capital city. Though his background of poverty and abuse at Cole Pieters’ gem mine set him apart from most other trainees, nonetheless he had found his own group of friends. Bear, Lena, and Amily were all students whose situations in life set them apart from more usual Trainees. The four of them had found mutual support in their shared misfortunes, and together struggled to help one another find solutions to their individual problems.
But Mags’ friendship with Amily brought him to the attention of the King’s Own. The seemingly immortal Companion Rolan had Chosen Nikolas to suit the specific needs of the current monarch, and those needs were for an agent who could collect information surreptitiously. Nikolas recognized the same traits in Mags that Rolan had recognized in him, and because of Mags’ friendship with Amily, no one would think twice about seeing her overprotective father spending time with Amily’s “suitor”. So Mags began training as Nikolas’ partner.
They worked in disguise at night with Mags as Nikolas’ deaf and mute helper, where his extensive knowledge of gems - especially his skill at separating the real from the fake - would be an added benefit. Hiding in the shadows behind the desk, pretending to neither hear nor speak, Mags could better “observe” the clients, and even the surrounding neighborhood. And Nikolas could send him out on “errands” to chase down leads.
But this new job was far more dangerous than Mags had ever considered. For there were mysterious agents in the city - agents who sought to bring down the kingdom, and no one knew where they came from or who they worked for. They were smart, talented, and preternaturally fast. And most of all they were willing to do anything - anything - to bring Valdemar to ruin.


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White Horse Guardians and Heralds

I am a great fan of the Collegium world having read everything available on Audible and beyond so the following comes from a fans point of view.


Starting with Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles, Book 1 and continuing through Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles, Book 2, this book completes a segment that covers a period in the World of Valdemar. The whole series spans several ages of Valdemar beginning with this series of 3 books. Along the way the Collegium grows to 1000's of Heralds, the war with Karsits, the Mage heralds and the appearance of the Sons Cats. All the books are in the same environment but there are many vastly different main characters. And it is not really necessary to read them in any order, although it is best to start here.

If you are like me, once you read this, you will want all the other books. But be warned, they are not all available as Audio Recordings.
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- Robert

Love it

What made the experience of listening to Changes the most enjoyable?

Nick podehl know what he's doing.

What does Nick Podehl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He's good. He has fantastic accents and knows how to make you tell the emotions of the characters

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

Must have for any fans of Valdemar

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- Kimberly L Williams

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio