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Caszandra (Touchstone Book 3) Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 1579 KB
  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Andrea K Hösth (November 23, 2011)
  • Publication Date: November 23, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006D5OD4K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,551 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 25, 2011
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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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Alrian on November 30, 2011
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark Andrew Edwards on March 6, 2012
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Review: Caszandra
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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By HattersMadness on November 25, 2011
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Caitlin Bird on January 12, 2013
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Warning: this review has minor spoilers in it.

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.
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