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“This book was wonderful, I read it very quickly. However, forewarning to any about to read it, don't get too attached! Ms. Rawn wrote one more in the series then got sidetracked.. so far it's been 10 years and no conclusion to this series.”see full review » see other reviews »
“only bad thing is she is not going to write the third book!”chunsayaksok wrote this review Tuesday, May 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The first in a another epic of Melanie Rawn's world building talent. Magic woven into mega plots against mage born people- sends us on a journey to never be forgotten!!”AD STEWART wrote this review Monday, May 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wish she would have finished this series.”Jill M wrote this review Thursday, June 30, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really enjoyed the first two books of this series. However, I am very disappointed in the author. It is now early 2011 and she has not finished the series. This makes several series that I have started and cannot finished because the author never wrote the subsequent books to finish the story. I am almost to a point that I will not buy any book of a series until the entire series is finished.”Aoleah wrote this review Friday, March 4, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love this series and oh how I wish for the last book. Amazing”Mandi wrote this review Monday, October 4, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I have read this one twice. I really enjoy Melanie Rawn books.”Robin P wrote this review Wednesday, January 13, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Complex, political world involving rival philosophies of magic. One of what was supposed to be a trilogy but she's never written the 3rd book and 'doesn't remember the story' or some tripe. Each book has a stand-alone ending but it does feel unfinished.”Justin C wrote this review Wednesday, August 5, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“As books go I think that this may be one of the greatest novels every written. And no I do not make that statement lightly I feel this book is truely one of the most wonderful that I have ever written. Powerful and thrilling this book though very long captured my heart so swiftly I found myself unable to put it down. I read the first night I had it until my eyes became so sore I couldn't keep them open then went back to reading the next day soon as I had the chance.
What I liked was the way the book began. The focus on the four main characters in secotions while the book progressed through the story line was fantastic. I loved to get inside the head of the characters so I understood them, I felt for them, I began to even think a bit like them. And then at the middle of the book the transition to normal writting style just felt right. Though incredibly detailed and long I felt I could have read this book forever. I think that anyone who is interested in politics, gender roles, homosexuality/freedom, magic or genocide should read this book and judge it however they may because it is too wonderful a novel not to read even if you find you hate it.”
“This was a good book for about the first 90%. It would have been great if it would have ended right there, but there was another part that seemed like a 50 page epilogue. The writing seemed to worse, and little of it made sense. It was tying up loose ends (there really weren't any), and it didn't seem to add a lot of preview for a next book.
The story is really about three sisters on different sides of a Mage war. Except for the youngest sister (who seems lacking in some way), the characters seems well developed, and the writing is well done - fast moving and engaging.”
“As well-woven as a tapestry, this book combines intrigue with subtle comedy, and magic with realism. The politics of the story were exciting to say the least, plus the ending had a really great way of making me want to jump into the next book ('The Mageborn Traitor') so I could see what happens next. Third book in the trilogy, 'The Captal's Tower,' has still not yet been published, to the best of my knowledge.”Steph F! wrote this review Saturday, February 28, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No