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The rambling conclusion to Monette's Mélusine fantasy quartet (after 2008's The Mirador) reveals the destiny of three exiles. Prince Gerrard Hume dies in an attempt to start the sinister Cymellunar engine, which he hoped would help win Caloxa's independence from Corambis. Blinded by the engine, Kay Brightmore, the margrave of Rothmarlin and the prince's illicit lover, is imprisoned by Corambis's duke of Glimmering. Meanwhile, far away in Bernatha, gay wizard Felix Harrowgate returns to prostitution to raise money when his half-brother becomes ill, but is gang-raped by Corambins in a ritual that restarts the Clock of Eclipses, another terrible Cymellunar device. Monette throws in numerous unsubtle lessons on love, lust and power, but for full effect, the intricate plot requires familiarity with prior installments. (Apr.)
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Monettes characters deserve a standing ovation.
The last of Monette's series about a seriously troubled wizard in an invented world. I liked the complex portrayal of the characters. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Maye Vanarsdel
Sarah Monette is awesome. Her use of language is lyrical, humorous, fabulous. Her discussions of labyrinths & patterns/patterning - how patterns create or influence r perception of... Read morePublished 18 months ago by V Smith
How many stars do you give a book that is well written but leaves you hungry? If you to see the brothers finally reach a point where they are comfortable together, you will be... Read morePublished on June 10, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Exiled from Mélusine, the wizard Felix and his brother Mildmay journey towards Corambis, a foreign nation recently sundered by civil war. Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by Juushika
I really enjoyed these characters. Of course it makes more sense if you read the previous books in the series.Published on March 25, 2013 by LW
It seems I do not agree with many of the other reviewers.
I LOVED this book- I loved it more than the previous volumes in the series. Read more
I wanted to add a positive review for this book, my favorite in the Melusine series. Sarah Monette does a great job of painting a brightly realized and believable world. Read morePublished on February 7, 2011 by May
I've enjoyed this entire series very much. In this book, Felix is exiled, and Monette introduces us to another country, this one as complex as the others, albeit with a bit more of... Read morePublished on July 17, 2010 by dephal
I read the first three volumes of this series in ebook format (on my iPhone, as it happens) and quite enjoyed them. Read more