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Host (Thorn St. Croix) Mass Market Paperback – January 6, 2009
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In grade school, she fell in love with fantasy and science fiction, reading five books a week and wishing she could "write that great stuff." Faith now shares her life with her Renaissance Man and their dogs in a Enclave of their own. Faith is working on a new series, which Roc will publish starting in the summer of 2009, and a role-playing game, called The Rogue Mage, based on Thorn.
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That being said, the characters are well-developed and likable, my favorites being Audric and Eli. And, of course, my favorite aspect of the books is the world-building; I'm a huge fan of seraphs vs fallen/spawn in a post-apocalyptic setting.
The end leaves a lot unsaid and afterwards I went to Ms. Hunter's website, hoping for news of a fourth book though I had a sinking feeling that I wouldn't find anything. One page on the site calls the series a trilogy but I would still love to see what happens to Ciana, Thorn, Cheran, Rose, Audric, and the seraphs. Hopefully there's some evil left for them to fight.
Reading the book, sometimes I stopped understanding what is going on: too much religious and unnecessary references; who kills whom; who is on whose side; and in general -- what is happening, etc. As usual, there is no definite ending to several plot lines, the books leaves many questions unanswered.
Author's writing was erratic and illogical (even assuming that this is a Post-Ap Sci-fi, some logic is required).
I liked much more another book by this author, "Skinwalker" released summer 2009.
That said, if you're not really into long battle scenes, you probably won't like these books much. But for me, the greater problem was the ending. The final battle doesn't end until literally I think five or six pages from the end of the book! I kept glancing at the page number and wondering "How on Earth is she going to wrap this up in half a dozen pages when the Big Bad isn't even dead yet?" The answer, of course, is that she doesn't. Not really. The battle ends and you get a brief epilogue that is basically just "Well, those who survived the battle are all still alive. The end." Unless there's going to be a fourth book - and if there is, it should be clearly indicated that this isn't the real end yet - this is a really crappy ending to a good series. It's as if she wrapped up the battle scene and decided she was too tired to finish it properly. I really question the editorial judgment that lets an ending like that stand.
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Awesome want to read more and more what more is there to say get this series faith Hunter rocks yeahPublished 4 days ago by gamer2
I have discovered a new favorite and am looking hungrily for more of her stuff..Published 3 months ago by Judith Shafer
Sometimes difficult to follow but constant action kept me on my toes and I couldn't put it down. Loved the characters.Published 4 months ago by Sandra Singleton
This was a fun exciting book, I fell in love with Thorn and her world, wished the series were longer than 3 books!Published 5 months ago by Jerry McNeal
This book can't be pigeonholed. It's a fascinating mix sure to engage. I can't wait to read the next one.Published 6 months ago by Christine Baker
Battle between the Dragon and Thorn while the town of Mineral city is fighting for its life. Treachery from the Enclave. And love from so many, giving of themselves. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Loves to Read and Review
I came to this series in the latest book, so perhaps that accounts for some of my reaction, but, if so, I do think there should have been some warning to read the previous ones... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Winter
This series must be read in order. The first book is Bloodring. The second book is Seraphs. This is the third (and unfortunately) the final book in the series. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Nocturnus