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The Assassin's Edge (The Tales of Einarinn #5)

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The Unknown TerrorAfter a long winter spent in the Kellarin colony, the crafty and beautiful Livak is anxious to move on. Now an opportunity is on the horizon. The reclamation of a lost southern settlement is in the offing, but those involved, Livak included, must await the spring arrival of the first ship from the mainland -- an event that will never take place. Unbeknown ...more
Unknown Binding, 514 pages
Published November 25th 2003 by Voyager (first published September 5th 2002)
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Steven Poore
Jan 23, 2014 Steven Poore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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It has taken a while to get here, and there's been a lot of painstaking world-building along the way, but Juliet McKenna's five-book series pays dividends with this final volume. Everything that has been set up so far comes back into play - and there's not a false note to be heard as every single character acts according to their...erm... character and stray deus ex machinas are denied admittance.
Livak's long journey has taken her to Suthyfer, where Temar is rebuilding the long-lost colony, but
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Jacob
Mar 16, 2011 Jacob rated it it was amazing
(Again, a repost - you can find my original review and comments here: http://drying-ink.blogspot.com/2010/1...)

I recently reviewed The Gambler's Fortune by the same author, so I was anxious to see if Juliet McKenna's conclusion to the Tales of Einarinn could live up to its predecessors in the series. While The Gambler's Fortune is certainly accounted a good book, The Assassin's Edge is equally definitely a great one. And I'll explain why in due course, but first, a quick synopsis:

The final volum
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Nicholas Whyte
http://nhw.livejournal.com/422672.html[return][return]The fifth in Juliet McKenna's Einarinn series, of which I am a moderate fan (see third and fourth books previously). Once again, competently done, and most of the threads from the first four books pulled together (though I did want to hear more of the lascivious island race from book #2). Among McKenna's strengths (others are mentioned in my previous reviews) are decent battle scenes - just enough detail to make you feel that it's a confusing ...more
Miss Hurricane
Nevím, jestli je to překladem nebo autorkou, ale Ledové ostří ani zdaleka nedosahuje kvalit předchozích čtyř dílů. Chybí mi tam především jazyková vytříbenost a skvělé dialogy, které dřív i z těch nejnudnějších pasáží dělaly něco, v čem jsem se vždycky s chutí porochňala bez ohledu na náladu a denní či noční hodinu. Tady jsem místy přemýšlela, jestli si ze mě náhodou někdo jenom nedělá srandu, obzvlášť u zmiňovaných rozhovorů mezi postavami. Konec temnosráče Ilkehana nebyl očekávaným vrcholem kn ...more
Jean Marie
Jan 26, 2014 Jean Marie rated it really liked it
The 5th tale of Einarrin. The final (?) battle with the Elietimm enchanters, as usual, once I got into it, it was hard to put it down. There are definitely a few threads opened through the series that don't get completely resolved, so Juliet McKenna will have opportunities (if she wishes) to write about this universe again and resolve them.
Geoff
Feb 03, 2013 Geoff added it
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This was a satisfying end to the series. Although as predicted she was a bit rushed to wrap everything up from the past four novels, the ending left a smile on my face and sad that there wasn’t more to the story.

The plot was a bit scattered and, as with the fourth book, seemed a bit drawn out. If I had to guess her first two books sold well enough that the publisher wanted her to stretch the series out to five and she’d only planned a trilogy or quadrilogy at first and had to add in the extra bo
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Jenny
May 13, 2010 Jenny rated it liked it
yea! the series is done. the killed the bad guy - very anti-climatic - the right people all got together - which we knew - people died we didn't want to die. blood, guts, and sharks ... that part was very icky.
Kathy
Nov 16, 2013 Kathy rated it it was ok
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A decent end to the series, but it didn't engage as well or quickly as the previous entries.
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Juliet E. McKenna is a British fantasy author. She was born in Lincolnshire in 1965, and studied Greek and Roman history and literature at St Hilda's College, Oxford. She now lives in West Oxfordshire with her husband and sons.

McKenna has written two series of books, The Tales of Einarinn and The Aldabreshin Compass, as well as many short stories and articles. She is currently working on a new ser
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The Tales of Einarinn (5 books)
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  • The Swordsman's Oath (The Tales of Einarinn #2)
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