Digital List Price: $4.99
Kindle Price: $4.34

Save $8.65 (67%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Caszandra (Touchstone Book 3) by [Höst, Andrea K]
Kindle App Ad

Caszandra (Touchstone Book 3) Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 143 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$4.34

Length: 308 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Matchbook Price: $0.00 What's this?
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.com.
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.

click to open popover

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1580 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 LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006D5OD4K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #145,829 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
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.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
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?
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Really? That's it?

The universe is about to collapse and then there's one diary entry that describes its transition to "they lived happily ever after."

The rest of the book is based around Caszandra and Ruuel picking up random foster children and being one big happy family. Brady Bunch meets alien world, sort of.

I was very disappointed.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
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.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
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.
Read more ›
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed the first book of this trilogy. The problem is that each following story became a little harder to push through. The concepts are awesome and very original, but the storyline just became tiresome. In many ways, the final book could be compared to reading Dune. You want to finish it to find out what happened, but it would never be called an easy read.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
3.5 stars.

I LOVED the first two Touchstone books. This one was a bit of a disappoint to me for the first two thirds, but then picked up at the end.

The first chunk dragged for me, with a lot about buildings and fixtures and topography, and I got bored. Then there is the fact that the romantic relationship that was such a focal point of book 2 just kind of faded away. I mean, it's still there, but all of the tension involved in it is gone, everything just kind of got all neatly tied up with string, and the majority of their interactions are just described after the fact, so we rarely even get to "see" scenes of them together.

By the last third the action had picked up, and we get a satisfying conclusion to the fascinating story Host has been telling spanning space and time.

Overall, I am still a huge fan of the series, and will be moving on to the Gratuitous Epilogue immediately. I'll be sad to have no more to read about the world Host has created here!
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Caszandra (Touchstone Book 3)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Caszandra (Touchstone Book 3)