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Sadar's Keep (The Oran Trilogy #2)

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  562 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Two hundred years ago, the Fire Queen destroyed her rival queens of Earth, Air, and Water in the fateful Burning and took power over Oran. No child with a trace of the elemental magic was alloved to live. Years later, the country still trembles under her oppression. But now there are rumors of hope. Four young women escapedfour who have the powers of Earth, Fire, Water, an ...more
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Published by Tor Books (first published January 1st 1990)
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Don't get me wrong, I REALLY loved this story (woo, 5 stars!) but I really feel like I gotta address this...

How on earth did this book get published as a young adult novel? I like to think of myself as a positive thinking person, but this book has stronger adult content in it than what I've read in actual adult novels...! Two rather descriptive sex scenes, strong sexual innuendo, harsh language, and everything gets more vulgar as the story goes on. I'm sorry, but I cannot recommend this to a tee
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Sep 17, 2014 Yvonne Vetjens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dit was de tweede keer in tien jaar dat ik de serie las. Het gekke was dat ik me er bijna niets van kon herinneren, behalve dat vier meisjes krachten van de vier elementen bezitten. Hoewel de boeken heel vlotjes lezen, merkte ik dat ik er wel even in moest komen. Hoe verder ik in de boeken kwam, hoe meer ik erdoor gegrepen werd. Midori Snyder is geweldig in het neerzetten van verschillende personages, en haar manier van schrijven is beeldend en kleurrijk. Het laatste boek heb ik in een paar dage ...more
Jul 19, 2007 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: women's fantasy fans
It is hard for me to evaluate this book completely, as it is the second volume of a trilogy which I picked up randomly used and I have not seen the first or third volumes. HOwever, I liked this volume well enough that I am now looking for the other two. It picks up in the midst of a rebellion against the Fire Queen Zorah; originally she was one of 4 queens embodying the magic of the 4 elements (earth, air, fire, water) but to stay forever young she
killed the other three queens and made herself a
Fantasy Literature
Nov 19, 2013 Fantasy Literature rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sadar’s Keep continues the story that began in New Moon. Three of the four young queens had been found by the end of the first book, and the army that is slowly pulling together around these young woman is starting to find some unusual allies. Midori Snyder focuses the story around the preparations for battle at Sadar’s Keep between the army of the uprising, known as the New Moon, and the Oran military. Sadar’s Keep is also the site of the battle between the current Fire Queen Zorah and her quee ...more
Ryan George
May 18, 2015 Ryan George rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book... Gosh... 15 or so years ago. Was my gateway to fantasy. One day I will get around to reading the first book. But for now 4 stars. That may change once I reread with a more practiced lens
Dec 27, 2014 Echo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A solid second book in the series, but the plot is a bit slow compared to some books. All the characters feel very real. Their pride and insecurities feel very natural, never two dimensional.
Jul 21, 2012 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The second book in the Oran Trilogy, three of the elements have gathered but Earth and Fire would rather outshine and overcome each other. Jobber, our street-smart city girl is despising the training with the sword, feels completely outclassed and ugly next to Shedwyn, and is completely out of place in the mountains. Shedwyn envies the lithe tom-boy and her fluid movements and struggles with her own sense of inferiority. And poor Lirrel is trapped in between. As the story progress, one begins to ...more
Jan 08, 2010 Leslie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, read-2010
Sadar's Keep is the second book in the Oran Trilogy. I read the trilogy out of order, and knowing what happens in the final book made this book less interesting than it might have been otherwise. The trilogy is very enjoyable, a good story in a well-designed world where elemental magic weaves the world together.
The second book seemed slower than the first book but maybe that was because it was full of so much good stuff. I can't wait to start book 3 (although I will wait my customary month just so that it doesn't disappoint me) and learn where the Queen's Quarter Knot ends up!
Jul 20, 2011 Afeni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I find the same thing compelling about this book as I do the rest of the series, the actions of an organized broad based group that fights the good fight against oppression, not just a "chosen" few who will make oppression go away.
Sep 02, 2011 RogueHireling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this book. As I suspected, it was easier to read than the first as things are being done about all the senseless violence now.
Jan 20, 2011 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So much better than Book One! Now that I understand the world of Oran, I can get into what is taking place!
Dec 03, 2009 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Pretty solid fantasy yawn, actually. I hope the series ends as well as the first two books promise.
Nov 29, 2009 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I still like Jobber best out of the three of them
May 01, 2009 Kirsten marked it as couldn-t-finish  ·  review of another edition
Misplaced this -- will have to finish it when I relocate it...
Jan 25, 2010 April rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An addicting series you just cannot put down.
Jul 04, 2010 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not bad, just another decent fantasy trilogy.
An interesting story
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Midori Snyder is the author of eight books for children and adults, published in English, French, and Dutch. She won the Mythopoeic Award for The Innamorati, a novel inspired by early Roman myth and the Italian "Commedia dell'Arte" tradition. Other novels include The Flight of Michael McBride (a mythic western), Soulstring (a lyrical fairy tale), The Oran Trilogy: New Moon, Sadar's Keep, and Belda ...more
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The Oran Trilogy (3 books)
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