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- Print Length: 308 pages
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- Publisher: Andrea K Hösth (November 23, 2011)
- Publication Date: November 23, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006D5OD4K
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #145,829 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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- Book 3 of 4 in Touchstone (4 Book Series)
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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.
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?
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.
I'll be rereading the series. Thanks, Andrea.
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 ›
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Can't believe I'm still hooked! Third book of the series, and still tons of excitement! I want more!Published 3 months ago by wogglechief
I really enjoy this 3rd book in the series. The characters were portrayed consistently through the books. Read morePublished 3 months ago by dbegley
Well, the end (if you ignore the fourth book in the series which deals with the wedding) of the story was fitting and well done, with one or two surprises along the way. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brad Baum
Definitely a teen novel, but an interesting read. I don't plan on re-reading it. Meh. Giving it 4 stars since for a teen novel, a teen might really enjoy and connect with the main... Read morePublished 5 months ago by a software developer
While I generally steer clear of books that just stop, to be continued in the next book, I think this series is split into 3, and a bit, books because of the length of the story. Read morePublished 6 months ago by L. Pajot
Ok, first of all I just want to say I've been extra busy this past week and it took me forever to finish this book. The dates are not accurate. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Olga J
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