Shadowfane (The Cycle of Fire, #3)
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Shadowfane (The Cycle of Fire #3)

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Author: Janny Wurts Manufacturer: Voyager
Published March 4th 1996 by Harper Voyager (first published 1988)
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Demons or aliens, star ships with the technology to create sorcerers, plenty of psychological drama reins in the last installment of The Cycle of Fire.

For those who find Janny Wurts 'too difficult' will find this trilogy fairly easy going, but with some sophisticated psychological twists. This element in Wurts' writing is what draws me to her books. As in her later work, layers are uncovered gradually to reveal depth and the unexpected.

Dreamweaver, Firelord, and Stormwarden fight heroically to s...more
Kat  Hooper
ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.

Shadowfane, the concluding volume of Janny Wurts’ Cycle of Fire trilogy is an action-packed and exciting finale. As humankind is being destroyed by demons (who we now know are aliens) Jaric has realized that he has no choice but to brave the Cycle of Fire. If he succeeds, this trial will gain him the powers of a Firelord, but he risks the destructive madness that afflicted his father.

The action never lets up and, along the way, there are plenty of wins and...more
Mark L
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All in all I liked the series. Fantasy with a twist of SciFi - what else could once wish for?
What started to annoy me in book two and only got worse in this one was Jaric's constant whining. I get that he was struggling with his fate, but especially in the end, when he couldn't believe Taen could still love him, it was more than just a bit annoying.
Wayne Kearney
It might be a good story, but I couldn't get past the first two chapters. Her writing style is hard to describe, but it isn't easy to read. It's like trying to read Walter Scott. It might be a good story, but the writing gets in the way. I gave up on it. I might try one of her later books someday, but I wouldn't recommend this.
Noelle Campbell
The biggest problem with this book was that the ending read as if she ran out of paper and had to wrap it all up in twenty pages. Overall, a pretty good, uplifting read.
I remember this being a very entertaining trilogy back when I read it, not quite as epic as the Mistwraith series but that's part of its charm.
#3 smoother, very intense actionand enaction
Original concept, beautiful writing.
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Janny Wurts is the author of War of Light and Shadow series, and To Ride Hell's Chasm. Her eighteen published titles include a trilogy in audio, a short story collection, as well as the internationally best selling Empire trilogy, co authored with Raymond E. Feist, with works translated into fifteen languages worldwide. Her latest title in the Wars of Light and Shadow series, Initiate's Trial, cul...more
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