- Paperback: 334 pages
- Publisher: Book View Café (March 20, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1611381665
- ISBN-13: 978-1611381665
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,268,234 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Swords Over Fireshore (Volume 3) Paperback – March 20, 2012
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About the Author
Pati Nagle's stories have appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Cricket, and others. She was a Writers of the Future and Theodore Sturgeon Award finalist. Her novels include the Blood of the Kindred series (The Betrayal, Heart of the Exiled, Swords Over Fireshore), and urban fantasy Immortal.
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Eliani of Stonereach and Turisan of Greenglen are handfasted and share the rare ability to communicate thoughts at a distance. They are separated by necessity for the sake of saving their way of life. Another character, Rephanin, is with the army using his abilities to assist the General Ehranan to guide the army as one unit. Rephanin is atoning for misuse of his skills in the past and has a young protoge', Filari, who is recovering from a psychic attack by an Alben spy, Kelevon.
This series gets more interesting with each book. This world is a complex one where characters have to negotiate relationships and loyalties which kept me turning the pages. Characters that were introduced in the earlier books The Betrayal and The Heart of the Exiled are brought forward to enrich the story line.
During the course of the story, questions about the source of the scourge known as "the hunger" are raised. A group of sufferers called The Lost are introduced. Unlike Alben, these people cling to the creed and expand their practice to include showing gratitude and respect for the Kolben which provides the blood necessary for their existence. The Aelven are challenged by this as they despise the Kolben and try to kill them at any opportunity.The BetrayalHeart of the Exiled
My intro to Pati's world was The Immortal. It is a good start as it is based in the modern world and the reader learns the basics about Aelvin life and their enemies, the Alben. It has a light-hearted atmosphere which is fun to experience. I am glad I delved deeper with the Blood of the Kindred series.
In this third book in the series, Pati Nagle continues to develop the world of the AElven and the alben. We learn more about the "affliction" of the alben and the various ways in which they cope with their condition (or embrace it). Set during a time of great change, both the AElven and the alben are forced to confront the reality of their interconnected natures -- this is especially difficult because the AElven creed forbids some of the practices that are necessary for the alben's survival. At the same time, the AElven continue to locate precious mindspeakers that allow them to communicate over long distances and direct the course of the war. I hope Pati Nagle continues to write books set in this world because I have *so* many questions about what happens next!