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The Wanderers (The Veiled Isles Trilogy #3)

3.41  ·  Rating Details ·  79 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Paula Brandon’s acclaimed fantasy trilogy comes to a triumphant conclusion in an unforgettable collision of magic, intrigue, and romance.

Time is running out. Falaste Rione is imprisoned, sentenced to death. And even though the magical balance of the Source is slipping and the fabric of reality itself has begun to tear, Jianna Belandor can think only of freeing the man she
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Spectra (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
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This entire review is going to get a lot SPOILERy, so stay away unless that's good with you!

Unfortunately, this is series that never quiiite panned out for me; I liked it but that is the sole extent of the feeling inspired by these books. I hesitated to start my ARC of the first book (for months...), but finally dove in and was mildly surprised by the complex worldbuilding and the original ideas that present amid an otherwise uneven debut. However,
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Jen
Aug 17, 2012 Jen rated it it was ok
Was happy to finish this trilogy, so I could move onto something more interesting. While I found the first two books interesting enough, this one dragged terribly, and I just wanted to know what happened without reading it. Parts of the book, such as the prison stay, felt unnecessary. In fact huge chunks of this book could have been removed to tell the central story. Even then, things that were setup to have some significance never really did - the wanderers, the Sishmindis,the pockets, Nissi's ...more
Sarah
Aug 14, 2012 Sarah rated it it was ok
Not as good as the first two books! I got about 100 pages into it and then it just go boring so I skipped to the end just to see if Jianna and Falaste are re-united.
Kendell Jordan
Oct 25, 2012 Kendell Jordan rated it liked it
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'The Wanderers’, by Paula Brandon is the final book in what is called ‘The Veiled Isles Trilogy. I hadn’t read the first two books in this series before picking up this copy. I am pleased to inform you that this book also performs well as a stand-alone novella. The plot is easy to follow and the characters are extremely well written. I would put this book in the Fantasy Fiction genre as it incorporates multiple species, a form of Magic seldom used in any
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Kristin Taggart
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(Description nicked from B&N.com.)

“Time is running out. Falaste Rione is imprisoned, sentenced to death. And even though the magical balance of the Source is slipping and the fabric of reality itself has begun to tear, Jianna Belandor can think only of freeing the man she loves. But to do so, she must join a revolution she once despised—and risk reunion with a husband she has ample reason to fear.

Meanwhile, undead creatures terrorize the la
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Jen526
Mar 03, 2016 Jen526 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
I loved this. Something about this author's approach to character and worldbuilding just *WORKS* for me really well. She's one of only a few whose books have consistently kept me up until the small hours of the morning because I couldn't stop turning pages. I love how uniquely she mixes together a fairly typical pseudo-European fantasy setting with a few steampunky elements and more macabre or gothic elements like the Wanderers, the Sishimindri, the Overmind that feel like they've come out of an ...more
Jenny GB
Oct 22, 2012 Jenny GB rated it liked it
Well, I finished the series. I don't think this will be a memorable series for me and I'm glad to move onto something else. Like the middle novel in the series, The Ruined City, this novel drags along and doesn't accomplish much until the last pages. Aureste and the band of arcanists are still on the road to the Source to cleanse it. Not a lot happens along the way besides personal squabbles and a reigniting of a love story. Jianna attempts to rescue Falaste and finds herself in a dire situation ...more
Tea
Feb 16, 2014 Tea rated it it was amazing
See my review for The Traitor's Daughter to get a fuller picture.

I read a galley first. I don't usually, but I made an exception for this book. (I'd been going crazy with the wait, and I hated the covers for the first two books. It was a treat not to have friends, colleagues and strangers assume I was reading an overwrought romance novel. The plain cover made it easier for me to talk up the book.) I loved it so much, I bought it when it finally came out – romance-novelish cover and all – and rea
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Rebecca
Oct 14, 2012 Rebecca rated it really liked it
I received this book free from Goodreads First Reads.

The wording that was used seemed really old-fashioned and it worked well for this novel. Now that I've read this novel I wish I had read the previous books in the series. Not that this book couldn't be understood as a stand alone book but only that had I read the previous books in the series I would have gotten a better understanding of the characters.
Liviu
Jul 23, 2014 Liviu rated it it was amazing
Good ending of the trilogy; the prose of the author and the adventures of Jianna make up for the more-or-less cliched/expected happenings that bring little surprise; the first book of the trilogy was the best as being new with the following two essentially straight continuations without too many surprises
Angie
Jul 02, 2013 Angie rated it really liked it
This is the final book the trilogy. Will the arcanists save the world? Will Jianna get her love, Falaste, out of jail? There is a lot of suffering to go through before the conclusion. This trilogy could easily have been a duology, because some of it seemed too long, particularly the journey of the arcanists. It felt like many scenes were repeated. Despite this, the story continues to engage.
Camille
Nov 04, 2012 Camille rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy-asst
Again I found myself skipping parts that I found dull and not important to the story in general. The journey to cleanse the source was the worst. The rest of the story was lively and engaging, and I very much enjoyed it.
Vivian
Aug 14, 2012 Vivian rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I liked it. It was a great conclusion to a very ambitious plot and story line. There was no unnecessary sappiness or romanticism and the world where this trilogy took place did not revert to a utopian paradise after the climax.
It's worth your time and money.
Carrie
Jun 23, 2013 Carrie rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013
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Patricia
Aug 12, 2012 Patricia rated it it was amazing
Wonderful. Intelligently written fantasy. Ok, Brandon is clearly influenced by Jack Vance but who cares?
Timothy Boyd
Sep 04, 2014 Timothy Boyd rated it liked it
Very good last book in the trilogy. Well written fantasy story with a tight plot and nicely developed characters. Recommended
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Oct 25, 2012 Monica rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
not quite as interesting as the others but not a bad finale
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Paula Brandon lives in New Jersey

A pseudonym of Paula Volsky
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Other Books in the Series

The Veiled Isles Trilogy (3 books)
  • The Traitor's Daughter (The Veiled Isles Trilogy, #1)
  • The Ruined City (The Veiled Isles Trilogy, #2)

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