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Cobweb Forest (Cobweb Bride Trilogy #3)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  233 ratings  ·  35 reviews
The world is broken... A dark Goddess rises. A mortal maiden must stop her.

COBWEB FOREST (Cobweb Bride Trilogy, Book Three) is the third and final book of the intricate epic fantasy flavored by Renaissance history and the romantic myth of Persephone, about death's ultimatum to the world.

Percy Ayren, ordinary girl from the small village of Oarclaven, and now Death's Champ
Hardcover, First Edition, 370 pages
Published December 25th 2013
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Almost four o'clock in the morning, and I am somewhat mad and confused by all that has happened _ and by what hasn't _, to come later....probably...maybe...I don't know o_O
Cobweb Bride, the first in this series, was one of my 2013 favourite reads.

In fact, it probably was my "favourite read of them all".

I fell head over heels about everything in it: The characters _especially the beginning of the relationship between Percy and the Black Knight _, the setting, the p
Okay. Cobweb Bride was a fun 'Death takes a holiday' story, but then Empire happened; the writing deteriorated badly and the plot and pacing that had done perfectly well in Bride started to come apart at the seams. By the time I finally made it through that, I'd started to fear the worst for book three. Forest delivers everything I was afraid of and more: I'm still having trouble processing just how staggeringly dumb it got. I remember at some point I started trying to guess at plot twists. I ne ...more

‘Cobweb Forest’ is the concluding volume in Nazarian’s trilogy – a series that combines an Alternate Europe with an update and expansion of the Greek Persephone myth. There is a fairly standard genre story at work here: a plain young woman is gifted with an immense power and is pivotal to saving the world. She attracts the attentions of a handsome young knight who is far above her station by snapping at him, and they become romantically entangled. It’s also reassuring that every character presen
This is a hard 4 to 5 stars as I deeply enjoyed the book but there were times when I felt Nazarian was very repetitive with some info. It took away from my concentration of the story. However, she has such way with words and story that that part is easily overlooked for the magic that was created in this book!

Pulling in ancient myths and tying them together to be part of the grand scheme was such a lovely idea.

I don't think I can review this without spoiling it so I'll just say it is so worth th
Twilight of the Gods: "Cobweb Forest" by Vera Nazarian
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Vera Nazarian is an amazingly gifted writer and one who deserves to be widely known. In the Cobweb Bride series she will take you places you never imagined and bring even the Gods to life as she wraps up the final volume of this trilogy.
If you've read Cobweb Bride and Cobweb Empire you know that Death refuses to allow anyone (or anything!) to die as he is
The Un-Martha
Good stuff. I was a little nervous there for a chapter or two because I was going to be crazy pissed off if I didn't get a happy ending and love conquers all kind of thing... but rest assured. It all works out in the end. Yay!
Tanushree Baruah
What a satisfying end to this trilogy! Although the ending is a bit too neat for my taste, I did enjoy reading the last book. The writing improved over time as compared to the first book and Percy is one of my favorite heroines now. She's brave and compassionate and never annoyed me.

Persephone (the Goddess) is such a wicked thing - it really annoys me she got away with all the cruel things she did with a slap on the wrist. (Oh, you were temporarily insane, no problem bae, now come and take care
Elaine Miller
4.5 stars

A satisfying ending to the series.

It loses a half star due to too much repetition of information. If you've already given us a detailed description of a character it's not necessary to repeat that description every single time they appear in the story. There's also a scene where we get information on what's going on from the God's side of things. It's important information but the scene goes on and on and on. I was anxious to get back to the action and I found myself mentally screaming
I really enjoyed this series. Our heroine, Percy Ayren, faces a seemingly insurmountable task, one that no earthly being has ever encountered. The final installment focuses more on the gods, their place in the universe and how their actions affect human life. We finally learn why the world is shrinking and what needs to be done to make things right.

This installment was my favorite of the series for a number of reasons. The author went to great lengths to create an original world, filled with wel
Adding Cobweb Bride Trilogy to my to-recommend and favorite-series-shelf because this series is AWESOME!
seriously the in-between waiting for each book to be publish is worth it. Have you ever read a book that is part of a series that totally rocks only to be disappointed in the next book? it happens a lot and it sucks because then I will be so depress and lazy I won't be able to function like a normal being for a few

so anyways I was skeptic when I started reading Cobweb Forest, I keep
Wow, it took me far too long to finish this book. I set it aside and failed to pick it up again for a rather long time, I must admit.

I'm not going to add a synopsis as those can be found elsewhere. I do want to say that I did very much enjoy this book, like the first two. However, unlike the first two I found myself losing interest somewhere halfway through for whatever reason. It still had that beautiful dreamy quality that Vera does so well but somehow some of the explanations or scene-hopping

This whole series, including this book, gripped me to the end. 75 pages from the end and I had no idea how things were going to resolve. This was one of the most creative, imaginative, and different stories I've ever read. I loved most of the characters (the "cobweb bride" girls all kind of blended together, but otherwise, everyone else was vivid and vibrant), the world building (I love the ultimate end of the Domain and the Realm and how it all tied together into "magical realism" so that it co ...more
Jeanne Johnston
So incredibly good! For a three-book series, a tight little tale, and each volume unique. The opener leisurely sets the stage, the second book drags you on the quest at breakneck speed, and this last volume is dire, wonderful, heartbreaking, and redeeming.

Really clever use of mythology, history, and pure fantasy to create a wonderful tale. Few free books I can say truly make me a fan of an author, but I am sold.
Read this immediately after book 2, and the 4 stars is really for the set as a while. Beautifully written, weaving together lots of familiar fairytale elements with greek/roman myths. As another reviewer commented, "my inner 13 year old was delighted".
Nice to read a trilogy where loose ends are tied up too, rather than the series I've been sucked into recently which show no signs of ever ending!
This was the last book of The Cobweb Bride trilogy, and I have to say I was not disappointed. It is so refreshing to read a story that takes well-known tales and mythical figures and recombines them in an interesting new way. I was never sure what to expect, which is saying something, as I've read so many books that I'm rarely truly surprised by anything. My only complaint was the excessive use of italics, which in most cases were not needed for emphasis. The words alone showed where the emphasi ...more
Sarah Wilson
An excellent ending to the series. Everything is wrapped up neatly...I love resolution. :) There were several things I predicted, but plenty of surprises. Some romance, but not so much that it would be a turn off to anyone not interested in that sort of plot. All in all I enjoyed this series, and recommend it to anyone.
The ending was...different. I still love the story but the author brought in concepts involving Greek mythology....death, life, seasons, and a little bit of every religion that overwhelmed my brain. So what was a cute light read became very confusing for some parts of the resolution. I enjoyed the ending though, once I got past that the fact that I would never understand the purpose of Hades and his white bridegroom counterpart.
This is the last of this series. I have loved this series so much that I have spent the last week entrenched in reading these books & I might suggest that you do the same. By now it has become apparent that the Gods reign unable to know what they can do or even what has gone wrong. The Empress is in truth a Goddess gone mad and grief as drawn her astray. She is the Goddess Persephone the wife of Hades (Death) daughter of Dementia. Nobody knows what to do and what they can do drives them and ...more
I didn't think this story could get more interesting. It is a treat to read how the author manages to mingle mythology and God all together. Remember, this is a story. It is very well written and highly enjoyable.
Loved mostly... not all

Loved the first two books entirely. As the Greeks became more of the story, I found myself just skimming through pages eager for the conclusion. The end once reached was satisfactory.
Why do good things have to end? This trilogy gave me hours of enjoyment. It's a "Must Read"!!!
Casey Jansen jones
Loved it! The perfect ending to an imaginative and unique trilogy that I will be re-reading!
It is sad to say but I am finished with the triology. It was such a wonderfully enchanting story. When I began I didnt realize it would include Greek mythology. Being a passion of mine at the weaving of Hecate and other immortals effortlessly into the story was spellbinding. I will gladly read more by Ms. Nazarian and I am very happy to have discovered a wonderful story.
Beth C Walters
I really enjoyed the retelling of Greek & European mythology
Another wonderful story, well told, heart shaking at times. I want to read the three books again!
This third book of the trilogy is another fantastic storytelling by the author. Just an amazing read. I want to read it again.
this is a new classic. if I had to recommend a trilogy that would appeal to teen and adult alike, this is it. a perfect blend of Austen type romance, Walter Scott's type action and adventure, with a lyrical, folk-mythology that reminds me a bit of Alice walker. phenomenal random book find! this last book is an emotional roller coaster that is a tiny bit edgier than 2nd book and the flow of the story is better.
Good series. Interesting premise and use of mythology.
The first book was pretty bad, but I'm glad I pushed through. The writing was significantly better in the second and third books of this series (though the numerous mentions of bathroom breaks never ceased). I liked the way the story wrapped up, though overall it never seized me and made me want to read ignoring all else. It was decent, and some unusual elements which make it very different from the typical fantasy retelling.
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Vera Nazarian is a two-time Nebula Award Nominee, award-winning artist, and member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, a writer with a penchant for moral fables and stories of intense wonder, true love, and intricacy.

She immigrated to the USA from the former USSR as a kid, sold her first story at the age of 17, and since then has published numerous works in anthologies and magazines
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