[PDF] Conspiracies | by å Mercedes Lackey Rosemary Edghill, Conspiracies, Mercedes Lackey Rosemary Edghill, Conspiracies The second book in the Shadow Grail series by the New York Times USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling authors Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill Spirit and her friends Burke Loch Muirin and Addie have managed to defeat the evil force that has been killing students at Oakhurst Academy for the past forty years or so they think When a series of magical attacksThe second boo [PDF] Conspiracies | by å Mercedes Lackey Rosemary Edghill - Conspiracies, Conspiracies The second book in the Shadow Grail series by the New York Times USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling authors Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill Spirit and her friends Burke Loch Muirin

  • Title: Conspiracies
  • Author: Mercedes Lackey Rosemary Edghill
  • ISBN: 9780765328236
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Hardcover

[PDF] Conspiracies | by å Mercedes Lackey Rosemary Edghill [PDF] Conspiracies | by å Mercedes Lackey Rosemary Edghill - Conspiracies, Conspiracies The second book in the Shadow Grail series by the New York Times USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling authors Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill Spirit and her friends Burke Loch Muirin

  • [PDF] Conspiracies | by å Mercedes Lackey Rosemary Edghill
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About "Mercedes Lackey Rosemary Edghill"

  1. Mercedes Lackey Rosemary Edghill

    Mercedes entered this world on June 24, 1950, in Chicago, had a normal childhood and graduated from Purdue University in 1972 During the late 70 s she worked as an artist s model and then went into the computer programming field, ending up with American Airlines in Tulsa, Oklahoma In addition to her fantasy writing, she has written lyrics for and recorded nearly fifty songs for Firebird Arts Music, a small recording company specializing in science fiction folk music I m a storyteller that s what I see as my job My stories come out of my characters how those characters would react to the given situation Maybe that s why I get letters from readers as young as thirteen and as old as sixty odd One of the reasons I write song lyrics is because I see songs as a kind of story pill they reduce a story to the barest essentials or encapsulate a particular crucial moment in time I frequently will write a lyric when I am attempting to get to the heart of a crucial scene I find that when I have done so, the scene has become absolutely clear in my mind, and I can write exactly what I wanted to say Another reason is because of the kind of novels I am writing that is, fantasy, set in an other world semi medieval atmosphere Music is very important to medieval peoples bards are the chief newsbringers When I write the folk music of these peoples, I am enriching my whole world, whether I actually use the song in the text or not I began writing out of boredom I continue out of addiction I can t not write, and as a result I have no social life I began writing fantasy because I love it, but I try to construct my fantasy worlds with all the care of a high tech science fiction writer I apply the principle of TANSTAAFL There ain t no such thing as free lunch , credited to Robert Heinlein to magic, for instance in my worlds, magic is paid for, and the cost to the magician is frequently a high one I try to keep my world as solid and real as possible people deal with stubborn pumps, bugs in the porridge, and love lives that refuse to become untangled, right along with invading armies and evil magicians And I try to make all of my characters, even the evil magicians, something than flat stereotypes Even evil magicians get up in the night and look for cookies, sometimes I suppose that in everything I write I try to expound the creed I gave my character Diana Tregarde in Burning Water There s no such thing as one, true way the only answers worth having are the ones you find for yourself leave the world better than you found it Love, freedom, and the chance to do some good they re the things worth living and dying for, and if you aren t willing to die for the things worth living for, you might as well turn in your membership in the human race Also writes as Misty LackeyAuthor s website

443 thoughts on “Conspiracies”

  1. I sighed my way through the first book, so I approached the second one with very low expectations It seems to me the main problem with these books aside from the fact that they re boring is that the authors are torn between two fundamental instincts The first is to make bank off of Harry Potter The second is an absolute terror of being compared to Harry Potter The result is a muddled mess that fails to conjure up the world it s supposed to be exploring, but wastes no time planting the image of t [...]


  2. Two things really stood out to me in this second book in the Shadow Grail series Spirit is an overwhelmingly negative person and the combined pop culture knowledge of Lackey and Edghill is staggering The opening few chapters alone have half a dozen different Star Wars references never mind the movie, comic book and even some anime references spread throughout the rest of the book To center on Spirit s negativity for a moment I fully understand and agree with a character who later on validates Sp [...]


  3. I didn t feel like anything really happened I really liked the first book and I felt let down by the second Spirit doesn t develop in any interesting way, her relationships feel really superficial, it was as though they were trying to cram in a back story and not really bother with things like making this book a book that could stand on its own in any way The first book didn t have that kind of problem, so I m wondering why it felt like one long something interesting almost happened but not quit [...]


  4. This book pick up from right where it left on bringing on trouble in the school I like how this time around we see Spirit grow up She is kin to her surroundings and is much careful but also sneaky Her friends on the other hand, I felt like they betrayed her, especially Loche He is so different in this book that it scared me It was like he was a whole new person.The storyline was somewhat boring Some things happen but it pretty much was just filled in with drama from the friends, teachers, et [...]


  5. Once again I am loving this series From page one I could not put this book down I love Spirit and Loch but Murr cat she is pretty awesome too There is so much mystery and things I still can t figure out but not in a frustrating way I m left smiling at the end and not feeling like I m left hanging I can t wait for book three, hopefully a lot of the gangs questions will be answered I still don t know who is really the bad guy I think I know but again brilliant writing that leaves me super excited [...]


  6. Second in the Shadow Grail urban fantasy series for young adults and revolving around a core group of magick wielding students at a special boarding school Mmmmm, sounds familiar, doesn t it My Take I suspect that Conspiracies is a bridge novel setting us up for the next story in the series and I certainly hope it s better than this bit of ho hum I can t believe Lackey and Edghill put out such drivel I think Richelle Mead does this much better in her Bloodlines series.Well, the school is certain [...]


  7. This book was a lot like the first It also had too much going on and was confusing The plot was actually pretty good, if a bit confusing But there were so many plot holes So many things didn t make sense, and things that Spirit should have easily concluded or wondered about were never even mentioned It was a good story, but I wanted to slap the main character for most of the book.


  8. Having two authors gets confusing if you don t have an editor that cares is paying attention enough to spot plot holes or discrepancies Like, there were parts of the book that were like not EVERYONE at Oakhurst is an orphan and then there was others that were like everyone at Oakhurst is an orphan and it just was confusing at points And sometimes things are repeated with weird ness Just weirdness.Also so much for being able to pretend the cast isn t super white, because the kids make a point tha [...]


  9. Recently, I ve been on a kick of rereading early Mercedes Lackey Valdemar novels That made this book interesting to look at On the one hand, her writing skills have definitely improved over the years On the other hand, this book had a certain amount of plot by numbers to it.In the first book, Spirit White was orphaned, and sent to an Orphanage Private School that her parents were apparently students at The school turned out to be for magicians, but she doesn t have any magic, or if she does, it [...]


  10. BOOK 1 SPOILERS AHEADNow I think I know why Tom Dolby s The Secret series is so underwhelming Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill are doing a much, much better job with a similar storyline I m very happy that the world building and character development wordiness of Legacies book 1 in the Shadow Grail series was just a set up so that the action can come fast and furious in subsequent novels.Because you are already entrenched in the world of Oakhurst Academy and its well developed characters, on [...]


  11. Better than the first, but still falls short of its potential.This series disappoints me, yet at the same time part of me can t give up hope that it will get better The good stuff that is there is really good, it just gets overshadowed by the not so good.More questions get answered, but the way it gets done it almost seems as if the authors didn t know what to do and just decided throw something in and see if it sticks.While the Wild Hunt and King Arthur is cool and the mythology fits, in some w [...]


  12. I love co authored books It is always fun to figure out which author wrote which part But sometimes, like this book, the writing is so in harmony that you can never figure it out Which points to the authors unique writing style.Minor spoilers if you have not read Legacies my review here Spirit White has survived the Wild Hunt with her friends But the enemies of Oakhurst academy have much in mind Suddenly,students are being taken away again There is a cold, raw fear circling through the academy [...]


  13. I didn t see these books on the new books shelf in the library when they came out, and found them recently in the YA section after seeing on GR that Mercedes Lackey had written a series that I didn t know about I guess YA has its own new book section, which I haven t been looking at I wasn t missing much.Although the books this is for 1 and 2, haven t read the third one yet are written well enough that I kept going, they don t work well enough to suspend disbelief There are major plot holes view [...]


  14. Granted I haven t yet finished this book I will, but as a second installment this is grinding along at a tedious pace It feels like the same things are happening 17 different ways and the five central characters fade in and out of awareness that they are in danger, that there is an unidentified threat, and students are still disappearing and seemingly no one is alarmed, curious, or in any way concerned beyond oh, well, they re dead now I suppose.I am unsure whether this will be revealed later to [...]


  15. After defeating the Wild Hunt in the last book, Spirit and her friends are now trying to figure out who at Oakhurst is trying to kill them It seems that they re caught in the middle of an ongoing battle between reincarnated Mordred and Arthur, with no idea who is on which side or which reincarnations might appear Meanwhile, a group of Oakhurst alumni are on campus, probably with nefarious purposes, and they might also be mixed up with the Arthurian battle.As is unfortunately true of most middle [...]


  16. Christ on a Macbook, that wasmething A quick read, for one thing Somehow, though, this felt depressing than the first book Maybe it s the school It feels like Brakebills, the school from The Magicians, if it sucked in every way possible i.e it s in Montana, all the students entertainment options are severely restricted to only things that suck, and people frequently disappear to an unknown fate I felt that the restrictions were emphasized in this book, which may have made things feel worse.As [...]


  17. When I first began this book I was tempted to put it down I got so tired and annoyed by how paranoid Spirit was and how bipolar her friends where acting Luckily it got better and then I was glad that I hadn t given up on it I liked the story line and the idea of it being Arthurian I don t really get the romance and don t think Spirit and Burke have much chemistry I thought that it was interesting that it made it seem that Spirit would end up with loch but that he ended up being gay I thought tha [...]


  18. 4 Stars No spoilers were harmed in the writing of this review While I must admit this book did suffer somewhat from the middle book syndrome of feeling like a bridge book bridging the story line from book one to book three I enjoyed Conspiracies quite a bit then I did the first book, Legacies Even though there is less action, the characters are fleshed out and the plot feels cohesive.Conspiracies starts right where Legacies left off.The suspense is building and the mysteries are deepening The [...]


  19. Anyone else feel like Spirit is the Thelma in this Scooby Doo crew While this book didn t resolve much, I felt like it at least moved in the direction of answering questions left over from book one Spirit can get a bit annoying although it hasn t even been a year since her family died and she learned about magic, so, she probably has every right to have breakdowns but otherwise this book seems to be building off of book one for books three and four We do learn a bit about the rings, about the n [...]


  20. so ive been having this one on my shelf forever but never got to it but i finally buckled down the last few days to finish it i liked it but i didnt love it like the way i hoped i would the second book does feel darker and the whole Loch thing blindsided me because i didnt expect it but hey that was a way to end a love triangle in the making right well its not that i mind but i feel as confused as Spirit as to what the hell is going on most of the time i wish the action was not so slow because i [...]


  21. I was disappointed with this 2nd installment of the series All the characters are one dimensional except for the main character Spirit , throughout the book until the last two chapters It makes it hard to care what happens to them and weakens the any impact that the main character might provide to the story And once again the author has ended the story without saying or hint at what ability ies that Spirit the main character may have.Also, throughout most of the book it s the old saying With fri [...]


  22. The second book in the Shadow Grail series was just as entertaining is the first Looks like I have another series to follow generally, if Mercedes Lackey authors or co authors something, I am hooked before I start Even though the protagonist and central characters are teenagers and i am not , they do not come across as either stereotypical or overly childish One of the many reasons I enoyed this book is Lackey s and Edgehill s understanding that group think and safety over truth are philosophies [...]


  23. Reading this second book of the Shadow Grail Series, I realized its weakness and why it does appeal to me as much as some of Lackey s others This is her first attempt at a young adult series and I don t think she gives teenage readers enough credit Trying to compensate for what Lackey expects to be less astute readers, her characterization and plot building becomes less subtle After hearing no less than ten times that Oakhurst tries to placate their students with food and parties, I felt offende [...]


  24. Let s just say that I sort of anticipated Loch to be gay I thought he was either going to be a bad guy or gay I must say I am very happy that he is the latter This was a great book I enjoyed it a lot I am mind blown due to the fight during the dance However, I would think that they wouldn t need to have built a fire to make fire I mean couldn t one of the fire mages have just conjured up some fire and threw massive fire balls at the Shadow Knights I don t know, but this was amazing I loved how D [...]


  25. This is most definitely a YA book That is not to disparage it but a caution that it may be a bit juvenile and if that turns you off , you should be aware of that fact Spirit White is still magic less at a pseudo Hogwarts Academy that appears to be infiltrated by the bad guys The story is as much a relationship story between friends as a urban fantasy The core group of Spirit s friends are impacted by the arrival of alumni claiming to be there to protect the students from the forces of evil The i [...]


  26. This second book in the Shadow Grail series deepens the mysteries set up in the first and explain some of the links to King Arthur, although once the students start to see the Arthurian connection, I kept waiting for someone to make the obvious connection that their headmaster is Doctor Ambrosius Too much of the book is spent with all the characters, save Spirit, in denial about what is happening and the characters are too ready to accept the alumni organization called in to save the school when [...]


  27. I m already on 3 and really hooked on the mystery That 1984 is often quoted gives you an idea of the situation and dynamics of the action in this story It includes all the elements most young people often fear To be orphaned and forced to live in a super regimented, highly competitive school where you have no options to runaway, to find you a great evil is at work killing your fellow students and to be unable to tell the good guys from the bad so trust and friendship is always in question.I orig [...]


  28. The tension is ratcheting up in this book The antagonists attempt to break Spirit s friendships, and come close to succeeding.I knew they were in trouble when the Dementors showed up Except in this universe, they re not Dementors, they re a cabal of evil Blizzard employees I had my suspicions of ties to Arthurian legend back in book 1, when the headmaster was introduced Naming him Ambrosious is anything but subtle.Liking this better than some other similar books I m looking at you, The Magicians [...]


  29. I definately want to read the next book I could feel for each of the characters, and it made sure I wouldn t want to go to Oakhurst I m also glad that I finally found out why the series is called Shadow Grail The one problem is that the ending is sort of choppy I won t give away anything, but just like the first book, the authors built up to an amazing conclusion, and then it comes and then it s gone too soon I was left with far too many questions at the end, and little resolution I also didn t [...]


  30. The second book in the Shadow Grail series, this isn t quite as good as the first one This story drags a bit though I found the ending satisfying than the ending to book 1 I don t know how many sequels the author has planned but I believe there will be at least one The protangonist, Spirit White, I find believable and interesting as she tries to understand the loss of her family, remember details of that terrible night when it all started, fit into a new school for magicians, and discover what [...]


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