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- Print Length: 308 pages
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- Publisher: Andrea K Hösth (November 23, 2011)
- Publication Date: November 23, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006D5OD4K
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,790 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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- Book 3 of 4 in Touchstone (4 Book Series)
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More About the Author
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
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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?
This is the last book in the Touchstone series by Andrea Host. The whole series has been entertaining and I'm glad I read it.
In this last book we have the true enemies revealed (no, it's not the cats) and the true threat to the world revealed. We also see the pendultimate expression of Cassandra's power: she can literally create things from pure imagination, will and pain. If there's a more clear parallel to being a writer, I don't know of it.
Although we do get a clear resolution to personal relationship plots as well as the world-shaking events of previous books, this was my least favorite of the trilogy. It's the Return of the Jedi of the series, if you will. I'll try to explain.
Things I liked:
I loved seeing the ultimate expression of Cassandra's power. The ability to replicate objects, settings and even people from sheer imagination is something I haven't seen in literature very often. Not unless we go back to the `Lathe of Heaven' by Ursla K. Leguin.
Relatedly, the author's use of these powers, but the main characters as well as the supporting character's, shows imagination and a clear vision. The action is always easy to visualize and exciting. Which is why I wish there was more of it.
Cassandra finally comes into her own as a hero here, acting and moving to shape events as opposed to being a tool moved around by others.
The conflict is also huge here, with mass death and destruction -mostly off stage- and very high stakes drama in everything but the main character's personal life.
Speaking of relationships, I did like the way Cassandra and Kaoren's relationship is depicted. It's a little idealized but, damn it, I like that sometimes.Read more ›
I'll be rereading the series. Thanks, Andrea.
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.
I consider myself super lucky to have found the first of the Touchstone series for free for my Kindle, and wasted no time purchasing the others in the series, including the optional "where are they now?" epilogue. I really enjoy the worlds presented by the series and the detail that goes into describing them and how they work and interact with each other. I am also a huge fan of the characters and loved every minute of Cass's adventures with Kaoren, First and Fourth squads, and the various new friends she meets in "Caszandra." So, purely on the strength of the worldbuilding and the cast, I would recommend this book to anyone who wants an entertaining read.
However, "Caszandra" perpetuates many of the things I found somewhat annoying about the series as a whole. Most vexing is that the diary format of the writing, while providing an excellent look into Cass's psychology, fails to carry a satisfying story arc. Purely by the nature of a diary - that is, recording every day, not all of which can be spectacular - the reader has to sit through periods of boredom that don't advance the plot where Cass describes who trained where and what kind of tests she had between the actual action-filled plotty scenes. This is exacerbated by the fact that the author is inconsistent about what Cass actually writes down. For instance, almost every time a ship is mentioned, Cass gives us the name and size of it, but she fails to record interesting conversations like the one that happens between her, the other Setari, and the actors that play them on "The Hidden War.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
While I generally steer clear of books that just stop, to be continued in the next book, I think this series is split into 3, and a bit, books because of the length of the story. Read morePublished 27 days ago by L. Pajot
Ok, first of all I just want to say I've been extra busy this past week and it took me forever to finish this book. The dates are not accurate. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Olga J
This is the culmination of three books, and frankly it is a strong as the first two. I do not usually find this as the case, since the motivation and pressure changes on the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gary R. Casebeer Ma. Ed. Ma. Comm.
The first book in the series pulled me in but it started to get long and drawn out in the middle of the 2nd book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by James R. Mills
Great writing, great plot line, great finish. Happy to have found a new author.Published 3 months ago by RedHerrin
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