Cold Steel (Spiritwalker #3)
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Prologue & Chapter 1
Third and final book of Kate Elliot's Spiritwalker trilogy finishes with an explosion
At this point, there's no point trying to jump into the story without first having read the first two books in the trilogy, all three books are closely tangled a ...more
Man to Cat Barahal: "You're a fiery beast, lass. It will take a strong man to harness you."
Cat: "It would take a strong man not to speak of harnesses!"
We start off in the Antilles, dealing with the aftermath of Cat's choice (sort of--she didn't really have much of one) to have t ...more
This is a 3.5-star book, rounded up because Goodreads still doesn't have half-stars. Cold Magic is still my favorite of the trilogy, but I do think this one works better than Cold Fire.
Like the first two books in this trilogy, Cold Steel gets off to a rocky start: it begins with a dream sequence (!) and the first 100 pages feel a bit frantic and disjointed, as the protagonist ...more
This one has a bit of a rough start. Rough as in draft, as it feels like the first 20% or so could have done with another run of editing, or a rework or something. I think the basic problem is that at the end of the second book the main character and her friends are stuck in the Caribbean and for this book they needed to be in Europa and the transition stuff just had to get done.
Once the action moves to Europa the storyline stabilizes a bit until ...more
I recently reread the first one just to see if the magic of the book still affected me in the same way and I am happy to report that yes, it did. I appreciated the novel more on the second read beca ...more
Sadly Kate Elliott decided that the strong, independent main character (Cat) had to become a loved up, boy and sex obsessed girl. I realise that she's a character who ...more
I can't remember ever being so distraught about the ending of a trilogy. I rarely read a series all in one go, but when I do, I enjoy flying through the books instead of drawing out the plot over years and forgetting key elements. With this series, however, I wish I had started it back when Cold Magic had released, if only so that I could hold onto these characters a little longer. I'll definitely need to be making time in the future to re-read this delightful trilogy because it ...more
And the very last couple of lines of the book made me laugh out loud. If you wonder why Elliott told this story in first ...more
Kate Elliot once again is a master of vividly creating this fabulous world of mages, magic, dragons and the spirit realm. It is a highly complex world that Elliot brings to life and even though the book is quite lengthy the story is enhanced by Elliot’s descriptive writing.
Cat Barahal is as enchanting as ever, funny and overcoming insurmountable odds. Cat, Bee and Rory are all outstanding characte ...more
This third novel has the same strengths and weaknesses as the first two books in the series, although I think the first book was best.
The characters have a bit of a twee, chattering way of speaking that occasionally borders on annoy ...more
My feelings for Kate Elliott's Spiritwalker trilogy have been all over the map, from boredom to fangirling to intense admiration to irritation. Most emotions it's capable for me to feel about a book, I've felt somewhere along the way through this series. Though I'm not entirely satisfied with the way that Cold Steel concluded everything, the Spiritwalker Trilogy stands out in my mind as one of my recent favorites, and will remain a much loved part of my collection. Though I do not usual ...more
For you see, I really love it, the writing and the world building.
It’s that way with reviewing sometimes, you’ll get book two of a series or book three without having had a chance to read the preceding books. I often joke that my super power is reading the last book of a series(without having read the others), most reviewers I don’t think would bother – the dilemma of wanting to give an author a fair go but not having ...more
The history of the world begins in ice, and it will end in ice.
THIS TRILOGY IS
I mean, it doesn't discriminate:
"Perhaps you are of the Sapphic persuasion, in which case I can let you know which women of the House may be interested in your attentions"
aka, you into women? cool.
"Some people have no interest in sexual liaisons, nor is there any reason they should."
aka, you aren't into doing the do with men, women, alien, or kpop idol? cool.
It has an awesome take on dragons(?)/ leviathans:
"How do th...more
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I will just say that i liked the book very much,everything else..soon to come ;)
My new favorite series!
Actually, my new favorite author!
Oh how i longed to find someone like Kate Elliott!
I have few favorite authors and have read everythi ...more
The story was gripping and touching. I was attached to every character, even ones that I had ...more
Such a disappointment, I LOVED book 1. Book 2 was not up to standard and this one I could not even finish. It reminded me of her fantasy book I tried to read and could not.
I had to check my review of book 2 and there I mentioned I was confused, but that ...more
Book three in the Spiritwalker trilogy.
Short, totally spoiler-free review is "aahhhhh, read it!" but three words may not be enough to persuade everyone. So to that I'll add that this is a book by Kate Elliott and so it has great female characters, epic fantasy action, magic, treachery, love, and examines power structures all in a great story.
The charm has worn off. This book is just wandering around with absolutely no direction. There is no point to any of the plot lines or the characters.
"That's Bee's sketchbook!" I exclaimed. "The one you stole from her!
Are you freaking serious?! I literally said that in the last book that Bee's sketchbook needed to be hidden better. And it happens AGAIN in this book at least three times. This plot line ...more
This book really needed an editor. Desperately. I'm still unsure if the author really thinks 'romantical' is a word or simply intended it as a part of her invented lingo in the invented world. The writing is just awful. Besides the obvious incorrect usages, it's imprecise, repetitive, and drowning in horribly cliched phrases and metaphors. English can't be Kate Elliot's second or even third language. Cold Steel could have been trimmed to about half its length. It's full of details and scenes tha ...more
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