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Product Details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Juno Books (September 11, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080957165X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809571659
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,598,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gail Dayton began telling stories when she was five, when Bambi came home with her from the movies, but she didn't write any of them down until she was in fourth grade--a story about a cat. She discovered fairy tales not long after that, and her horizons expanded.

A RITA finalist for Best First Book in 2002 with Hide-and-Sheikh, a contemporary series romance from Silhouette Desire, Gail won the Aspen Gold award for Her Convenient Millionaire (another Desire), and was a Prism Award finalist for The Compass Rose. She won the Best Fantasy Prism Award the next two years, for The Barbed Rose and The Eternal Rose.

Gail lives with her husband, youngest son, and granddog Dolly the Princess Pitbull, on the Texas Gulf Coast, two blocks from the beach. The problem with living at the beach is that you have to LIVE at the beach. You still have laundry and housework and such, only with sand. However, the beach makes up for it.

She's a voracious reader, devouring more than 200 books a year, in most genres, especially of romance. She's a big wimp, so she doesn't read suspense/thrillers/really scary books, or horror--although if it's fantasy or science fiction, it doesn't bother her so much, because obviously, it's not real. And she finds a lot of literary fiction boring.

Whatever she reads, she writes, which means she's written contemporary romance, historical romance, "straight" historical, epic fantasy, fantasy romance and a number of other genres, because she loves it all. Admittedly, science fiction and fantasy are old favorites--she started reading those back when she still thought kissing was icky...

Visit her at http://www.gaildayton.com

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By HHK VINE VOICE on December 16, 2007
Format: Paperback
I eagerly preordered this book because I enjoyed the previous two in the series. The first book, the Compass Rose, caught my attention. The "open marriage" concept with group magical sex took a little while for me to accept, but the story was engaging. In the second book there was a little decline in my interest level but still it was readable. This book however is totally unreadable.There is little if any character development. The core group of characters has gotten so large it is hard to keep track of all of them and it is difficult to feel sympathetic to anyone one character. The story just seem to fizzle out. I wish I had saved my money, and pre-read a little at the bookstore before buying this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kate on December 1, 2010
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The first book was good and the second only okay. I only finished the third because I started it and had to see it through no matter how unpleasant. Like some other reviewers, I didn't realize this was a Harlequin imprint and probably wouldn't have picked it up otherwise. (Actually, the first two were Luna, Harlequin's imprint. This one is Juno but seems about the same caliber.)

I don't normally read bodice-rippers (i.e., Harlequin's) but even setting that aside, the plots of all three books seem the same to me.

I liked Kallista at first. She was an accomplished female soldier with a loyal male bodyguard, Torchay. It was an interesting set up for fantasy which is traditionally male-dominated. The standard forbidden romance/sexual tension plot device is used (Kallista and Torchay aren't supposed to become involved) but even that was okay in context. The also-standard reluctant hero (heroine) was employed also but that was tolerable, too. There's a lot of sex thrown in, some magical/religious experiences, they collect a few more warriors/family members, more sex, they defeat the demon and credits roll.

In the second book, it's essentially the same plot. Except Kallista is becoming less of a soldier and more, I don't know, more of a soccer mom. I don't have children and never wanted any so for me the frequent reference to the "babies" was pretty annoying. The book just seemed to be less about her being a soldier and more about her being a mother. I don't have anything against motherhood - why one of my best friends is my mother! - I just don't want it to be a major theme of my fantasy novels.

The third book was almost painful. It was the same setup: demons are causing problems again and Kallista solves it all conveniently with her magic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Romantic Realist on October 21, 2008
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I really enjoyed this book. Unlike other reviewers, I read them back-to-back and so was able to stay with the story line. I appreciated that although this is a 'final' book, it still has a story all it's own with a new setting and new characters. Again, very enjoyable.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on October 7, 2007
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Six years ago in Adara, the demon led rebels were defeated. Subsequently, Kallista Vary was appointed as the Renine. Although she felt good about the victory, she did not feel a celebration was in order, as extended family member Merinda was abducted and remains missing, leaving a hole in the united magic of nine.

Over the years she and her team rescue slave children, but finally word arrives that Merinda and her offspring reside in the household of a rival family in Daryath, the homeland of Kallista's mate Obed. Using the pretense of an official state visit, Kallista and her retinue travel to Daryath to bring home Merinda and her child. However, instead of a simple retrieval, a murder of the godmarked Iliasti occurs most likely by a demon assassin; that is followed by the killing of a Daryath official. Tensions are high and war seems imminent as the demons manipulate behind the scenes.

The final One Rose Trilogy (see THE COMPASS ROSE and THE BARBED ROSE) is a terrific conclusion to a fascinating fantasy although it helps to have read the previous two stories in the saga in spite a cleverly interwoven "history". Kallista holds the exciting plot together as she and her complicated multiple partners make the Dayton universe seems real, which is the key to this fine tale of magic, demons, and killers. Fans will appreciate the wrap up and cast a spell on the author for more tales in this inventive realm.

Harriet Klausner
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By Deena Fisher on April 13, 2008
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I had been waiting for what felt like forever for this, the third in the Compass Rose series, to come out and I am really glad the author found the right publisher for it.

It's a solid, well-told story. I'm not sure anything could live up to my expectations after waiting so long, but I didn't love it as much as I did the first two. The author juggles a large cast of characters who were introduced over the course of the last two books, and if I'd been able to read it soon after the first two I probably wouldn't have gotten lost, but, having waited, I think I'd forgotten some of the individual quirks that made me care about each of the characters. They felt more two-dimensional in this story. That the issues of one character in particular were repeated without any attempt by the protagonist to address them was frustrating. I think that was intended to demonstrate the protagonist's state of mind, but, for me, it made me wonder why the author was hurrying. It didn't feel true to the character to dismiss the issues over and over.

Too, our protagonist is older, settled, and though this story once again unsettles her, it doesn't completely rearrange everything she knows about who she is and her role in life. For some reason it just didn't feel like the stakes were as high, though listing them for myself while writing this review, I think it's that they just didn't carry the depth of emotional impact of the previous two books. They didn't seem as important to the protagonist.

I do recommend this book highly. There are a lot of very successful, sometimes highly dramatic moments and the twist is nicely done, though a bit overly ambitious in its execution. That doesn't say much, but I don't want to spoil anyone.
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