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Sacrifice (The Unfinished Song #3)

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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...more
Published (first published August 29th 2011)
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Linda Harris
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
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
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...more
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
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...more
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...more
Suka Babe
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
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 5 of 5 stars
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
I never saw it coming. Everything was set up to finally wrap up in a nice tight conclusion. Then... Poor Dindi.
Diane Greiner
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
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!!!!!!
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.
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!
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o my jaw dropped
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.
An intriguing and enthralling addition to the a rich and beautifully encompassing series. The auther has you hooked right from the start!
Liz Shaw
Fabulous story. I just wish the author would invest in professional editing/proofreading.
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Tara Maya has lived in Africa, Europe and Asia. She's pounded sorghum with mortar and pestle in a little clay village where the jungle meets the desert, meditated in a Buddhist monastery in the Himalayas and sailed the Volga river to a secret city that was once the heart of the Soviet space program. This first-hand experience, as well as research into the strange and piquant histories of lost civi...more
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