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The Changeling (The Fey #2)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  379 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Blue Isle has maintained an uneasy peace since the invasion of the Fey, but the marriage between the Islander prince, Nicholas, and the Fey king's granddaughter, Jewel, has not truly united their peoples. The birth of their first son deepens the unrest when he proves to be an empty husk of a child. Neither suspect that the child is a changeling.
Paperback, 611 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by Spectra Books (first published 1996)
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Mathew Walls
Nov 20, 2014 Mathew Walls rated it liked it
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Even better than the first one. The situation in the first part of the book is quite unpleasant, and it seems so obvious that Rugar and Matthias are each going to make things a lot worse (and they do), but no one seems to be able to stop them. As with the first book, the various characters' actions make sense from their own perspectives and the things that go wrong do so because of all these people with conflicting goals and imperfect information, rather than there being any good guys and bad ...more
Peter Smith
Apr 22, 2014 Peter Smith rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book as much as I did the first in the series (The Fey: Sacrifice). The only real complaint I have is with one awkward (and pivotal) scene where characters seemed to act in a way designed to let the author make a point, if that makes sense. In other words their actions seemed artificial and contrived. In the same scene another character made a startling transformation that pushed the limits of my suspension of disbelief. It's odd how one scene can so influence my reaction to a ...more
Mar 08, 2015 Werehare rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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[Recensione cumulativa per i libri dal 2 al 5 della serie]
Il primo e l'ultimo libro della serie sono, IMO, i peggiori: mentre nel primo l'autrice si prende il suo bel tempo per delineare l'ambientazione e mettere le basi per l'avventura (e nel frattempo l'autore prende sonno), e nell'ultimo cade nella tentazione del deus ex machina paraculissimo che lascia con l'amaro in bocca, nei tre volumi centrali fa centro con una storia che non ha niente da invidiare - anzi, IMO ha qualcosa da insegn
Dec 08, 2008 Roberta rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fantasy fans
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A good sequel although full of tragedy. This book reminds me a bit of the Thrones books by George R.R. Martin written realistically although in a magical fantasy realm. Sometimes people you like die and sometimes people you hate live.

I wish I'd read it years ago. It isn't amongst the very best books I've read, but it is certainly one of the better books/series I've read.

Rusch makes characters you like and hate equally well. Her world is interesting and based on Earth myths with her own twists.
Nov 24, 2014 BobA707 rated it really liked it
Summary: This book moves the story on nicely explaining the mixed children and killing off the main Fey characters

Plotline: Some really good ideas and plot twists

Premise: Some of the magic is a bit bizarre, but well thought through and on the whole this works.

Writing: Excellent, clear, simple, descriptive

Ending: Satisfactory ending ... all should be peaceful until the black king comes

Pace: Never a dull moment
Ian Banks
Feb 06, 2015 Ian Banks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is the one with all the game-changing bits in it. There's a real sense of peril and unpredictability here with everything that goes on. Also, it's great to see how characters are viewed by others which Ms Rusch does very effectively, making you question the reliability of some POV characters as narrators.
Feb 03, 2016 Kyla rated it it was amazing
This book examines a world and the politics in that works when they're influenced out faxed with magic. Really good story. You should read the first book first, but this one was better. Excited for book three.
Oct 06, 2010 Kathy rated it really liked it
I put this book down in the middle for a while and just picked it up again. It is marvelous and I can't think how I was able to put it down before.
Sara Handlovics
Mar 28, 2015 Sara Handlovics rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing book

Love every book in this series. She is am amazing author that always gives me a fantastic reading experience ^.^
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Kristine Kathryn Rusch is an award-winning mystery, romance, science fiction, and fantasy writer. She has written many novels under various names, including Kristine Grayson for romance, and Kris Nelscott for mystery. Her novels have made the bestseller lists –even in London– and have been published in 14 countries and 13 different languages.

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The Fey (7 books)
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