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Sacrifice (The Unfinished Song #3)

4.24  ·  Rating Details ·  376 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
About the twelve-book epic fantasy series, THE UNFINISHED SONG

Love is not stronger than Death. Except in faery tales...

Welcome to Faearth. The world is still young, fairytales are real, and humans are trapped between the immortal fae and the minions of Death. The war between the fae and the Deathsworn will tear apart two lovers and determine who will rule the world…the hum
Published (first published August 29th 2011)
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Linda Harris
Jul 23, 2014 Linda Harris rated it really liked it
This series so far for me has been really good. I'm consistently rating the books a 3.8 and I'm hoping that they continue to get better. I will say this book has been my favorite so far, it keeps you on the edge of your seat for almost the entire book. Although to be fair I didn't like the way of the book ended. I can't divulge what I didn't like about the ending without giving spoilers but lets just say I'm not enthusiastic about giving the next book a try. With all this being said, because all ...more
Tammy Donnelly
Mar 13, 2016 Tammy Donnelly rated it it was amazing
Tara has kept me coming back for more as this story has unfolded from book one and continues to draw me back in to the adventure unfolding for Dindi she is a strong and amazing girl who has the umph to pull through so many trials what adventure awaits her what crule jokes has lfe thrown her way find out as she gains friend and enemies at every turn magic quests love and pain fill the pages of each addition of this series well I recommend you read along ill be on to the next book as soon as I can
Jan 27, 2012 Soleil rated it it was amazing
Sacrifice is book 3 in a series that just keeps getting better and better. Miss Maya is an excellent storyteller and she really knows how to hook her readers and leave them salivating for the next release. Sacrifice has packed the most emotional punch thus far but if the series keeps going the way it has been, I'm pretty sure Root (Book 4) will exceed all my expectations and become the new favorite in short order. Miss Maya has an incredible talent for drawing you into the story with little to n ...more
Jan 20, 2012 Mervi rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, epic-fantasy
The book starts soon after the ending of the previous book, Taboo.

The peace party is returning back to the Yellow Bear tribe, defeated. Kavio was the leader and the organizer of the party but he was betrayed almost at every turn. High ranking warrior and an obnoxious bully Vultho, who had been a part of the peace party, had ordered his warriors to attack an enemy clan hold and so in effect ended any chance for peace. The rest of party had been captured and tortured but managed to escape. Kavio h
Jan 25, 2012 Aimeekay rated it it was amazing
Book three, Sacrifice, picks up right after the peace envoy and the shunned they have saved from Bluewaters Clan have arrived back at the Golden Bear tribe lands. (Unlike its predecessor which picked up exactly where it had left off in the first book) It wasn't so far removed from the previous novel time wise so I really didn't feel lost or anything. Again as in the previous two books we see the story through multiple sets of eyes, Dindi, Rthan, Brena, Kavio, to name a few. I really enjoyed this ...more
Nov 01, 2011 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011-reads, kindle
So much happened in this book and there is so much double crossing and death I was holding my breath thinking NO thats not right! At the end of the book you are left wanting more to know what happens with nameless and Dindi and because Kavio is lost what comes of his and Zumo's Vooma Ugh so many thing I need to know but have to wait.

This book is mostly about the war between Yellow Bear and Blue Water there was so many different POV's going on that you saw it from all different angles from each t
Jul 20, 2012 Emmanuelle rated it it was amazing
Amazing!! I wish there were more then 24 hours to a day so that I could have finished the book faster. Instead, I had to suffer between readings with other responsibilities.
I am feeling so bad for Dindi as she continues to be pushed and tortured more and more by her peers. So misunderstood. It makes you just want to jump into the book and shake and slap the other kids to tell them how nice Dindi is. You just know there's something special about her, even though that isn't revealed until later i
Suka Babe
Aug 07, 2012 Suka Babe rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book it was a little disjointed but easy enough to follow. I'd never read this author before so when I started the Initiate I wasn't really expecting to be surprised. But I was drawn in and Dindi is a lovely character although the author seems hell bent on one step forward 5 steps back in Dindi's case. The other characters constantly contradict themselves, they start off going in one direction only to do a 360 and go back to where they started, for me that's what makes it disjoint ...more
Tommy Howell
Jan 28, 2013 Tommy Howell rated it really liked it
This 3rd book in the "Unfinished Song" certainly sees the author find her stride. At one point in the book, I was about to give it up as hopeless when I noticed I was at exactly 50%. Of course, a couple of page turns later and it's all action. Many of the point of view characters aren't very likable, but the author made me feel for them when they were at their bleakest. We finally see some of the big secrets of the series begin to unfold. The visions of the "Corn Maiden" come to a dramatic and v ...more
Mar 25, 2012 Alicia rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
As war looms on the horizon, Kavio continues to teach Dindi forbidden magics. Dindi’s cohort of fellow Initiates secretly select her to be the target of a vicious prank; an enemy of Kavio has targets her for an even viler crime. Meanwhile, Brena seeks allies hidden among the enemy, which puts her on a collision course with her former captive and husband, Rthan, who is sent to stop her by any means necessary. As powerful magic spins out of control, the fae themselves are in peril, and what starte ...more
C.E. Self
Sep 30, 2014 C.E. Self rated it it was amazing
I never saw it coming. Everything was set up to finally wrap up in a nice tight conclusion. Then... Poor Dindi.
Diane Greiner
Feb 01, 2013 Diane Greiner rated it it was amazing
Tara Maya is a superb author! She brings you on the precipice of emotion and then, once again, brings you back. Her dialogue, characters and plot are rich with believable drama, even though the world she creates is foreign. This book, the third in the series is no different. By the time you have finished this book, you will have invested so much of yourself in these characters, that you have to read the next book in the series to find out what will happen next! This is the best book in the serie ...more
The Un-Martha
Jan 13, 2014 The Un-Martha rated it it was amazing
So crazy good... I could not put it down! and if Tara Maya doesn't give Dindi a happy ending after all this I'm gonna be super pissed. hahahahaha. On to number 4!!!!!!
Nov 18, 2012 Venise rated it liked it
I like that Dindi was defended more in this story. Don't know what is going on with Kavio, he is often in the ' every man for himself' zone-- sigh. I just want to know why that society is so smoothly able to deal withall those horrors and regular life... amazing abilities... okay... then why do they have to experience and express all that harshness? Happiness and neutral are emotions humans express too.
Jan 05, 2015 Becca rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star, read-in-2013
I love this series and this was my favourite book so far - would have given it 5 stars if not for the ending. Having discovered this is a 12 book series and only half of them have been published so far - I think I'll leave the rest of the series for now until I can read them all in one go!
Jan 06, 2014 Lynzy rated it it was amazing
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o my jaw dropped
Feb 26, 2013 Kelly rated it it was amazing
My favorite so far in the series, which just seems to get better and better. The weave of characters and how their stories intertwine is so marveleous.
May 15, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
An intriguing and enthralling addition to the a rich and beautifully encompassing series. The auther has you hooked right from the start!
Liz Shaw
Aug 10, 2013 Liz Shaw rated it really liked it
Fabulous story. I just wish the author would invest in professional editing/proofreading.
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The Unfinished Song (5 books)
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