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Through the Darkness (Darkness #3)

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A young Kaunian girl is forced to remain hidden while her Forthwegian savior braves the rough, Algarvian-controlled streets to earn their keep. The scholars of Kuusamo are no closer to understanding the bloodless magic that may win the war-and time is short. Kuusamo has joined into an unsteady alliance with Lagoas and Unkerlant. No one kingdom trusts another, but they must ...more
Paperback, 704 pages
Published April 15th 2002 by Tor Fantasy (first published 2001)
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Aug 23, 2015 Helle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This third installment of the Darkness series is the best so far. Most striking was the fact that it took only 2 sentences to completely suck me back into Derlavai and its different countries, circumstances and the raging war.

The numerous characters keep developing, surprisingly so for some. Some people die (there is a war going on after all) and new characters are introduced to take over the story-line or create their own. It is a dynamic world, without getting overly complicated, and it kept m
Michael Atkinson
Feb 06, 2015 Michael Atkinson rated it really liked it
Thoughts on this book:

The magical equivalent of the Trinity atomic bomb test was pretty impressive. So was the battle of Sulingen, this world's equivalent to Stalingrad.

Also, Turtledove does not hesitate to kill off viewpoint characters. Worse, he then proceeds to introduce the character's killer as the replacement viewpoint character. George R.R. Martin didn't give us a whole chapter from the viewpoint of *spoiler* Joffrey Baratheon or Walder Frey, did he? Turtledove does. Nice.
Matt Howard
Feb 08, 2009 Matt Howard rated it liked it
Harry Turtledove has become well-known in SF circles as the most prolific and possibly the best proponent of the sub-genre called Alternative History. This particular volume, which retells in large part the persecution of the Jews by the Nazis, but inserts a love story between a mixed couple, a local boy and a girl who is a member of the downtrodden race, nevertheless manages to create an alternate universe that is intriguing and captures our attention. A good portion of the book is devoted to a ...more
Dec 03, 2013 Brentman99 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Those who like Turtledove's series
This was a great series as Turtledove is a master at keeping the action moving with a large cast of characters taht he uses and kills off as required. I enjoyed the series and war between Algarve and Unkerlant rages on.
Nov 13, 2009 Liviu rated it it was amazing
"1942", Sulingen aka Stalingrad, Land of the Ice People aka North Africa

Story continues, page turner, characters die, new characters take their place...
Jan Van
Things are becoming more clear: the characters are more easily recognisable for me. I very much like Pekka, Ealstan and Vanai.
Terzo volume della Guerra dei Regni. Da leggere come gli altri
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Harry Turtledove attended UCLA, where he received a Ph.D. in Byzantine history in 1977.

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