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Sea of Sorrows (The Sun Sword #4)

4.25  ·  Rating Details ·  1,026 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
The ancient Powers have awakened, and new allegiances are forged. As the rightful heir of the Dominion seeks to overthrow the man who killed his entire family, the Voyani embark upon the Sea of Sorrows to find the lost Cities of Man—a journey that seems certain to lead to a deadly confrontation with the Lord of Night.
Mass Market Paperback, 830 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by DAW Fantasy
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Apr 17, 2008 Crystal rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bookcase-3
I devoured this series as whole, so my review of one book has to cover my review of all the books. This is one of my favorite series (and Michelle West is one of my favorite authors). When I finished the series the first time through I was compelled to go back and re-read just the parts that featured my favorite character (Jewel). I keep this series handy, because it's one I reach for time and again when I'm in the mood for a good book. Sometimes I re-read the whole series and other times I just ...more
Jul 12, 2015 Laurla2 added it
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
"it is when we are exposed in our entirety that we have truly set aside all fear."

"there are no right choices. make one of the wrong choices instead, and make it decisively."

"i am always caught between two voices, two powers. at another time i might choose to listen to yours."
"you'll pardon me if i pray to whatever joke of a god governs my life that there will never be another time."
"gods dont govern mortal lives. but pray if you like. its never done me any good."

"the memory is painful in two
Mary B. Grove
Dec 26, 2014 Mary B. Grove rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shadows of loss, colored by hope

This story is packed with love, loss, rage and hope. All the people in it are damaged, but by the end of the book, a few of them also will begin to heal. West does some of her best work in this intricately braided series, and this book is one of her finest. In part it's the pairings of characters, the contrasts between them and the way their choices and the events of the book continually shape who they are and how they see one another: Margret and Diora, Jewel and
Feb 24, 2014 Wise_owl rated it it was amazing
Like many people into fantasy, I cut my early Teeth on what is called 'High' or 'Epic' Fantasy. Of course the grand-daddy of them all; Tolkeen, and than a host of others, related or derivative from Tolkeen, as well as those derived from other fantasy traditions(I consider it one of the worst considerations of trite appraisal for people to dismiss the fantasy genre as being entirely derivative of Tolkeen, the English Prof has a vast influence, but not to the degree some people think.)

I bring this
Dec 22, 2014 Brad rated it it was amazing
Thoughts on rereading: For as much as this story is carried by what people are thinking and feeling, there are some parts that just cry out to be turned into showstopping blockbuster movie scenes. Like early on, when Valedan explains by way of example why the Ospreys are the only real choice for his bodyguards. Oh to see that done well...

For people who have already read this:
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Oct 13, 2011 Phaedra rated it really liked it
Shelves: print, 2011
As always, I would have enjoyed more of Diora in this. But I will take what I can get. Less Jewel is also preferable, but I get the feeling that she's the author's favorite.

I like seeing the characters grow and how the backstory develops for other characters. Everything is leading up to the fight for the Dominion and how there are so many different sides that will be a part of this battle. I like that there are no clear cut characters and I really enjoy seeing how friendships and relationships d
Jan 29, 2011 Estara rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of epic fantasy and strong females in many different stations of life
Shelves: re-read, read-in-2011
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Sep 28, 2012 Bookfrog rated it really liked it
Fantastic series by a Canadian author. Having read right from the beginning the Hunter's duology all the way to the end, it is one of my most returned to series. I don't feel that it rates as a "5" simply because there is a great deal of what I perceive as filler. The action, characters, and storyline are excellent, but Michelle does seem fond of providing reams of background and description. I prefer a cleaner story (although I don't have a problem with the flash backs and flash forwards, defin ...more
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Feb 20, 2015 Siraj Shaikh marked it as to-read
It might not be too profound, but I got hooked immediately. And apparently I'm not the only one. All in all, this was one of the most entertaining books that I've read.
Jul 09, 2015 Brangi22 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite authors. thoroughly enjoyed this book
Jun 20, 2009 Myridian rated it liked it
This book again continued to keep the tempo going relatively well. The characters West focused on in this book were the ones I did feel the most connection with. West continues to over write her novels though. Somehow it feels just a little like the writing gets in the way of the emotional expression in a way that is hard for me to articulate.
Nov 16, 2012 Joy rated it liked it
this has been one of the more engaging of this looooong series. Still annoyed by author's writing style. A good editor could have made the plot read with a better flow. Must be paid by be word.
Oct 11, 2012 Betty rated it it was amazing
This world just keeps getting better. A must read for all sf nuts.
Sep 28, 2010 Kaylynn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sf-f
The more I read by Michelle West, the more I like it.
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Sep 15, 2016 Leanne Powner rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Slow in spots but crucial to the plot arc
Feb 06, 2015 Jutta rated it it was ok
i quit, i give up. can't finish.

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Michelle Sagara

Michelle is an author, bookseller, and lover of literature based in Toronto. She writes fantasy novels as both Michelle Sagara and Michelle West (and sometimes as Michelle Sagara West). You can find her books at fine booksellers.

She lives in Toronto with her long-suffering husband and her two children, and to her regret has no dogs.

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