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Caszandra (Touchstone) [Kindle Edition]

Andrea K Höst
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Part 3 of the Touchstone Trilogy.

Cassandra Devlin doesn’t know what she's for. But she knows she's running out of time.

Since Cass was rescued from the abandoned world of Muina, the Aussie teen has proven more than useful to the people of Tare. Expeditions to their home world no longer end in slaughter. The teaching city of Kalasa has been unlocked. After years of searching for answers, they are starting to make progress.

But space is tearing itself apart. Ionoth attack in ever-greater numbers. And "the useful stray" has been injured so many times that the Tarens hesitate to use her for fear of losing her.

With one particular Taren now her most important person, Cass is determined to contribute everything she can, and hopes to find some answers of her own. What is the link between Muina and Earth? Why are the reclusive Nurans so interested in 'rescuing' her? And what role in the crisis do the inhuman Cruzatch play?

Can Cass keep herself together long enough to find out?


Product Details

  • File Size: 576 KB
  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0987056425
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Andrea K Hösth (November 23, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006D5OD4K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,758 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent conclusion to the series November 25, 2011
By MK
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I was eagerly awaiting the third installment of the Touchstone series, and was so happy that it didn't dissapoint! As in the previous 2 books, there are many laugh out loud parts. The main character just has such a wonderful "voice" and funny way of looking at the new world(s) she inhabits. There were definitely some poignant and sad moments...but I suppose it would be odd if there wasn't any sadness when they are battling for their continued existence. Apparently there is an upcoming release for this series called "Gratuitous Epilogue" which should be greeat fun for finding out the details of the happily ever after.

This whole series was such a pleasant surprise as the author was completely new to me! I highly recommend it to anyone- regardless of your preferred reading genre. The characters and world building are wonderfully done.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Ending to Enjoyable Series November 30, 2011
By Alrian
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I was pleasantly surprised to discover Höst and the Touchstone series. Having been disappointed by a lot of writers who can't quite figure out what to do with the story once the bad guys are defeated, I was wondering if Höst could pull off an ending. Happily, she does. The story isn't fully wrapped up; I still have plenty of questions about the Ddura, for instance. However, the loose ends make sense in terms of the character's view point. Cass doesn't explain everything, because she doesn't know the everything, and she has other things to worry about.

I wonder how much better known Höst might be if she had the clout of a big publisher behind her. Then again, would she be able to write something as quirky and interesting as Touchstone with a marketing department leaning on her and her editor?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a fitting conclusion to the series November 24, 2011
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If I didn't finish this book in a single sitting, it's not for the want of trying. While some threads are left dangling to some extent or other (arguably leaving a small opening for a sequel or spin-off in the Touchstone universe), it still neatly concludes the series. I would have wished for some parts of the story to be resolved less abruptly, but I don't consider this much of a problem.

I'll be rereading the series. Thanks, Andrea.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Touchstone Series November 25, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This was the perfect conclusion to the series! I don't want to give away any part of the book, but I felt the new characters fit in well. Although I knew it would end in a HEA, I was thoroughly surprised with some of the twists and how some of the scenarios played out.

Characters are well formed, relationships between them seem realistic and believable. The level of detail in the writing made it easy to picture in my head without trying too hard.

Loved the series, can't wait for the follow-up. Have and will continue to suggest it to others.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cass January 21, 2013
By Rachel
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A wonderful story, all three parts. I am very glad to have taken the time to read all. I've always been partial to sci-fi and this is a keeper, a rereader.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars new fav January 2, 2013
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This is definately one of my newer favorite series! I'm glad it's a trilogy, and this story has certainly fascinated me for awhile.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still a good read! December 10, 2011
By Mskitti
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i read the first two books within two days of each other and wasn't dissapointed with Cazandra either. These books were a pleasure to read and im halfway through the first Touchstone book for a 2nd time. I kinda wish it hadn't said The End at the end of Cazandra, was hoping for a continued book, but none the less would recomment all 3 books to anyone who is up for a good fantasy/sc-fi trilogy. A+++
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it December 4, 2011
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I am so glad the first book in this trilogy was free otherwise I would have never come across it. Was hooked after I read Stray. Andrea Host really brought the characters to life for me.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
I love finding new authors. Andrea K. Host writes a story that is intriguing and kept my interest. . Read more
Published 12 days ago by Book Lover
3.0 out of 5 stars A solid 3 stars
Once again I enjoyed the continuing plotline about the Inouthos and her being touchstone. I loved even more how we get to meet characters from the other planets and the continuing... Read more
Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
I loved this book. It was a great ending to the trilogy! I liked it so well I also bought the epilogue
Published 19 days ago by Tracy L. Shanahan
5.0 out of 5 stars Could Not Put it Down!
So, I was skeptical when I first started reading this series (it's a different presentation than most). Also wasn't entirely sure I was going to like the story line... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jenny
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely love this series
I've read it a few times now and love these books. Very different and well written! I highly recommend the Touchstone series!
Published 2 months ago by Danae1972
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I purchased this book after reading Lab Rat One by the same author. I also purchased the last book in the series. Good series.
Published 2 months ago by twelch69
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, Stays with long after your done...
This was a great series, A real page turner. Would tell evryone to read it. Loved the lead, a strong smart female. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Love my Mac
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series
Good build up, good characters and great love story. Lots of good action. No porn but great love stories all the way around.
Published 4 months ago by Diane Fergeson
4.0 out of 5 stars outer space
I dont usually read science fiction. but this kept me turning pages very good I read all of the series
Published 4 months ago by L. P. McCormick
4.0 out of 5 stars Good series
It was an interesting story that kept me wanting more. A few parts dragged for me a little but I never wanted to stop reading.
Published 4 months ago by Lisa
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More About the Author

Andrea K Höst was born in Sweden but raised in Australia - mainly in Townsville, Queensland. She now lives in Sydney.

Andrea writes fantasy and science fantasy, and enjoys creating stories set in worlds which slightly skew our social expectations, and most especially give her female characters something more to do than wait for rescue.

Her novel "The Silence of Medair" was a finalist for the 2010 Aurealis Awards for best fantasy novel, while her novel "And All the Stars" was a finalist for both the 2012 Aurealis Awards and 2012 Cybils Awards.

You can catch the latest news from Andrea at her site: www.andreakhost.com

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