Forgotten Truth (Truth #3)
Alissa is the only student living in the Hold, learning a millennium's worth of magic from the last surviving Master. Even shape-shifting to her dragon-like raku form is becoming second nature. But when a spell goes awry, Alissa is transported back four centuries to an era when the Hold and its city thrive with magic students and their tutors.
Separated from the man she lov...more
There is no smutty romance, or terrible cliche's. The characters are very unique and are simply put brilliant. There is a type of cursing that has worked very well with my vocabulary. Burn it all to Ash! Again inventive. Really wasn't expecting it out of this series, and was delighted.
Not to rush Ms. Cook/Hamilton, but I love the way you tell a story. It's smooth, imaginative, and at times brutally crue ...more
Forgotten Truth gives us a recap on how the Hold, the school of magic, used to be hundreds of years before our favorit ...more
As this is a quartet of books that I listened to back-to-back, I'm keeping my reviews in a format designed to highlight developments in each of four categories: plot, pacing, world, and characters. In each of these categories, I'll only be discussing what's relevant to that specific book, so as to keep these from being too redundant.
This is absolutely by-far my favorite book in the series (I say this having read the final installment). We're intro ...more
My one disappointment was the lack of reflection on anyone's part about whether this really could have been avoided, or if it had to be.
(view spoiler)[How the scene of Esnowr (sp? Audio Listener) where Alissa envisions the happy day is quite likely a memory she has yet to have. If she didn't have that memory, Esnowr wouldn't have been resurrected - or at least not by Alissa. Then the people of ...more
Ok, the story will pull through in the end, but there are moments of complete disgust with the main character that seem to be only repairable by the reader making up far fetched answers for her actions after reading them.
The time travel was probably my favorite aspect of the hook. How she can communicate with Strell and the idea of paralleling the times to "sync up". The idea that she was always meant to go back in order to ensure certain events. I can't imagine wanting to change everything but knowing you shou ...more
This time, Alissa travels because of a mistake back in time and finds herself 400 years (or so) earlier, in a castle full of live and people.
I loved about that book that the reader got finally a few more answers. It was great to get to now the old masters, lie Redal-Stand and Connen-Neute; and to understand why the gentle Connen-Neute got wild so suddenly. Even if there was no real tension in the plot, it was a nice read.
But I didn't like the part where sudd ...more
Completely drawn in now this YA fantasy romance is equal to Tamora Pierce or dare I say even Meyer? Maybe it's the whole love triangle. I found this the most interesting of the books so far due to it's travel in time. Looking forward to a stunning conclusion and a nice HEA.
We learn the story behind Ladesh and Alyssa. We also get to meet the past keepers and masters, they are fascinating. Looking at how the Hold was and how they lived after watching it almost ...more
I think Beast and Connen-neut were the best supporting characters in this installment.
We learn a little more about the genetics of what makes a keeper and what makes a master ...more
Dawn Cook was born on 1966 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She grew up in the Midwest as the only girl in a family of boys, and is a self-proclaimed "former tomboy". She grew up reading science fiction and fairytales. She discovered her talent for writing at the age of 15, when she began writing down the stories that she conceived. Despite her love of writing, she took an unorthodox app ...more