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Product Details

  • Series: Nessantico cycle (Book 3)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: DAW; Reprint edition (April 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756406463
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756406462
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,470,488 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

S. L. Farrell is the pseudonym for a veteran author of numerous science fiction and fantasy novels. He has published several short stories and has contributed to the Wild Cards series, edited by George R. R. Martin. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I write fantasy as S.L. Farrell and science fiction as Stephen Leigh. I also wrote one science fiction novel as "Matthew Farrell."

If you're really interested in learning a bit about me, then I'd suggest going to my website: http://www.farrellworlds.com -- that's where you'll find more than you ever really wanted to know, including some of my favorite books, my music, and all the rest including my online journal, where I talk about, well, nearly anything...

I'll see you there!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Savoie on February 18, 2013
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I don't understand why it didn't get more press. If you like the Game of Thrones books, you'd probably like these also.
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Finally the book came out for kindle. I've been dying to read it ever since!

In the third book, it still follows where the second book left off. Kraljica Allesandra has rebuilt Nessantico and kept what little remains of the Holdings in tact. However there are many threats which are seamlessly transferred from the other books to the present. If you've read the first two of the Nessantico Cycle, you will not be disappointed with this third.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on April 10, 2010
Format: Hardcover
By 563, Nessantico the once proud powerful Empire remains divided, but a renaissance of sorts has blossomed under its female ruler Kraljica Alessandra ca'Vorl, Fifteen years ago The brutal Tehuantin army invaded from Hellins, but were repelled. Alessandra managed to keep the Sun Throne as ordained in the capitol city of Nessantico, but the empire was fractured as the city-states were divided in support of her and in allegiance to her son Jan ca'Ostheim, leader of the rebellious Coalition of Firenzcia.

Mother and daughter have negotiated since the last horde invasion, but so far that has proven futile. The Concenzia Faith has arisen seeking its once glorious position of power; they face strong opposition from within led by Nico ce'Morel, who though defrocked three years ago, leads a powerful following who demand a strict fundamentalist reshaping of the Faith and from the secular ruler and her Garde Kralji, who reject religious influence. As violence between the groups increases, the Tehuantin have regrouped and deployed ready to invade again. If Alessandra and Jan fail to come together, Nessantico will crumble again by the invading horde; if they come together the empire has a chance, but the religious-secular schism may prove too internally divisive and enervating to overcome anyway.

The third Nessantico Cycle political-military fantasy (see A Magic of Twilight and A Magic of Nightfall) is a great finish to a strong saga. Fast-paced and loaded with action, the characters and their divided loyalties make the Farrell mythos seem real. Readers will enjoy the exciting finish in spite of a late spin that some will relish and others question as too simplifying. Newcomers would be better suited reading the previous magical tales first to better appreciate the world S.L. Farrell has constructed as it begins and ends with the city of Nessantico.

Harriet Klausner
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ritaj on May 4, 2012
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Throughout this series (and my reviews of it), I have repeatedly said that I did not like the author's penchant to make up words and change the spelling of known words. It slows down the flow of the story and the flow of reading the story. By this time in the series (and thank Cenzi it's over!) I've learned to ignor those bits and fly through the lines. The story is interesting, fast paced and quite intriguing. But bless the reader that can get through the first book and the quirky writing style of this author. I did not particularly care for the ending (but that's just me). I know they can't all be tied up neat and tidy.
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Couchchicago on December 15, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I'm SOOOO stoked that the final book in this series is finally being released in ebook format. However...I'm sick and tired of the publishers holding the ebook release for 6-12 months in the useless hope that hardcover and paperback sales will actually be higher if they don't release the ebook at the same time.
All they are doing is costing the author much needed money...and angering Kindle owners who bought their units (or use their laptops) with the PROMISE that all books would be released in conjunction with any and all new releases of ANY FORMAT!!!
All this does is promotes "piracy" and I guarantee that this book will be available in ebook format on various websites well before the April 5th, 2011 release date because there are many, many scanners who simply don't want to wait this long to find out how the series plays out. And yet....the heads of department at every publishing house will be patting themselves on the back for such "forward thinking" because ebook sales will be low and they'll tell each other that every one of those sales would've taken away from each of their paperback sales....which is a crock!! Ebook readers ONLY want ebooks...NOT hardcovers or paperbacks. Move on, folks!! The Digital Age is here....and there are those of us who cannot afford to carry around a bunch of 2.5 pound books just because the publishers tell us it should be so...
I LOOOOVE the fact that I have, at any one time, 100s of books to choose from at my fingertips....and that I can open and read them on my device anytime I get 5-15 minutes of free time....whereas had I bought a "real" book, I'd first have to get the damn thing out of my bag/briefcase...then somehow find a place to read it so as not to call attention that I'm reading a book when I shouldn't be. Heck....
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