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The Eternal Rose (One Rose Trilogy #3)

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  230 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Kallista, now Reinine of all Adara, still has demons to seek out. She and her family journey south to her mate Obed's homeland in pursuit of the demon who absconded six years previously with Kallista's temple-bound ilian, Merinda, and her child. But when one of the godmarked dies, Kallista is devastated and her mates must cope without her. A trial by combat is needed to re ...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published September 11th 2007 by Juno Books (first published July 1st 2007)
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The only reason this is not a five star is because I was so traumatized by certain things that happen to certain favorite characters (ok one really but I'm trying to be vague and unspoilery). Not that bad things equal a bad book - it makes it more real for me a lot of the time. But this time, said bad thing stuck with me the whole way through. I never got over it before the book ended so it left a bit of a taint. If you are not the type of reader who gets overly attached to characters and also e ...more
The final installment in Dayton's One Rose Trilogy, this book finds Kallista Reinine, six years older but not much wiser, heading with her ilian to Obed's home country, on the trail of demon-possessed Merinda and her son. Obed's home country is ridden with demons, but when one of the ilian is murdered, Kallista withdraws from her ilian and any hope that they might defeat the demons and rescue Merinda's boy wanes until a new godmarked is found.

Why I Picked It Up: Because unless a series gets terr
First of all, a big zero to Juno Books for the formatting of the ebook version of this novel. There are no chapter indexes at all, making navigating through the book difficult, sometimes there would be no spaces between words for a sentence or two and every so often the formatting would completely disappear, shoving everything into the same paragraph for a few pages until there was a section break in the story and it came right again. I found that incredibly frustrating and kept picking up my pa ...more
I was extremely disappointed by The Eternal Rose, and found myself wishing I had bought a physical copy so that I could throw it against the wall.

The racism/not-cleverly-hidden "White imperialism" and rampant sexual abuse made me want to scream.

I had been so pleased with the other One Rose books. The culture was interesting, the relationship styles were intriguing and despite the near-harem and forced style of the "Marked" illian, I was really drawn to the concept when it was mentioned in other
Jun 19, 2009 E. rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: fantasy
Third and final chapter in the Rose Trilogy that follows Kallista Varyl and the various members of her ilian. Dayton tries to tie up the loose ends from the previous two parts of this fascinating trilogy as the intricate family unit searches both for the child that resulted from the brief liason between Fox, Stone and healer Merinda and the demon influences in Obed's homeland, Daryath. As usual, Kallista threatens to disrupt entire societies while striving to fulfill her destiny as the God-Chose ...more
Stunning conclusion to the trilogy. I cried. It is so worth the read, all 3 books are well written and so involved. The ending is logical snd un-forced. I can't say enough good things about this series.
If you've read the first two, the sad news is that this one doesn't really measure up, but is nevertheless a decent read, especially if you're interested in finishing the trilogy.
I loved the way this ended. How wonderful is the power of love. Good Job! Gail! Keep the stories coming.
Once again, an excellent read.

Those who are against polyamory probably wouldn't like this series.
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