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City Without End (Entire and the Rose #3)

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  627 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
In this series Kay Kenyon has created her most vivid and compelling society yet, the universe Entire. Reviewers have called this "a grand world," "an enormous stage," and "a bravura concept."

On this stage unfolds a mighty struggle for dominance between two universes. Titus Quinn has forged an unstable peace with the Tarig lords. The ruinous capability of the nanotech surge
Hardcover, 465 pages
Published February 24th 2009 by Pyr
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Paul Weimer
Apr 05, 2009 Paul Weimer rated it really liked it
City Without End is the third in the "Entire and the Rose" quartet by Kay Kenyon.

City Without End picks up where the (to me) disappointing second novel, A World Too Near leaves off. Titus Quinn has lost his wife, but did not destroy all of the Entire with the nanotech given to him for that very purpose. Helice Maki is free to scheme and seek her own goals. Sydney, Titus' estranged daughter, is now known as Sen Ni, continues her secret insurgency against the Tarig overlords. And then there is Ji
Jan 23, 2012 Mandy rated it it was amazing
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I think this one is the best of the series so far. Lots of action and developments, never a dull moment. Flew through it. On to the next!
Liz Dean
Aug 05, 2010 Liz Dean rated it it was amazing
This is the first truly excellent, not just 'huh, that's interesting' book of the series. I recommend it (& the rest of the series).
Patrick W
Feb 08, 2009 Patrick W rated it really liked it
Originally posted on my review blog, Stomping on Yeti, at the following location [ Words or Less: An undeniable triumph of world building, Kay Kenyon's The Entire and The Rose is a science fantasy tale of two worlds worth exploring despite the gradual pace dictated by occasional prose problems.[return][return]The Good: Absolutely unique world-building that combines science fiction and fantasy elements and continues to grow throughtout the entire series; Ca ...more
Feb 14, 2011 Aaron rated it liked it
I enjoyed this one. It had a story that moved along pretty well, introduced some new characters and gave greater depth to some prior characters, and built up to a pretty entertaining conclusion. And yet, this one almost felt like a "reboot" of the series. There were new concepts introduced that were not even mentioned in the two prior books (the Red Throne and the under city and its denizens, for example). The characters seemed somewhat different from before (Lamar, for example, did not gibe wel ...more
Jared Millet
This series continues to interest me and frustrate me at the same time. Book 2 overcame the meandering slowness of Book 1 by giving its hero, Titus Quinn, and honest-to-god quest to keep the momentum going. Book 3, for the first two thirds, falls back into Book 1 mode, with lots of scheming, plotting, and aimless wandering, with the only driving force being that Quinn wants to arrange some quality time with his daughter. I notice that a lot of the character development isn't accomplished by peop ...more
Sep 26, 2009 Reed rated it liked it
A somewhat disappointing third volume to Kenyon's quartet. I dearly loved the first book, and enjoyed the second volume almost as much. But this latest entry into the series seemed to spin it's wheels a bit. The characters left me somewhat flat, and I have to admit I grew bored of the storyline.

From online reviews, I gather this might be a personal reaction on my part, and not a drop in quality of Kenyon's writing. Too bad. I was hoping to be dazzled.
Feb 13, 2010 Wm rated it really liked it
This series is picking up steam. There was no doubt that the characters were compelling as was the world building, but there was a certain flatness to the narrative. I mean, a lot happened and it was all very action packed and interesting, but the dramatic moments seemed almost inevitable. This novel shakes things up a bit and sets things up for what I hope is an awesome conclusion in book #4.
Third book in a series . . . Underwhelming, but I will probably read the fourth due to my obsessive-compulsive relationship with scifi and fantasy trilogies. I did love the image of the city and the world built by Kenyon is among the most complex and imaginative I have read in a long time.
Elaine Nelson
Apr 29, 2011 Elaine Nelson rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, sci-fi
This story continues along in its convoluted way, and I can't put it down. Lots of big crazy stuff happens in this one, but she manages to hold together a big cast of characters while keeping their personalities clear and distinct.
Paul Brown
Nov 14, 2015 Paul Brown rated it it was amazing
Each book is better than the one before.
Aug 08, 2015 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My favorite of the four "Entire and the Rose" series.
Mar 11, 2009 Mike rated it really liked it
Full review at my blog!
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Great series.
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Kay Kenyon is a fantasy and science fiction author living in Eastern Washington. Watch for At the Table of Wolves in July, kicking off her new Dark Talents novels from Saga Press. A dangerous game of spycraft set in 1936 England, amid the bloom of psychic abilities.

Her work has been nominated for the P.K. Dick, the John W. Campbell and the Endeavour Awards and has been twice shortlisted for the A
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Other Books in the Series

Entire and the Rose (4 books)
  • Bright of the Sky (Entire and the Rose, #1)
  • A World Too Near (Entire and the Rose, #2)
  • Prince of Storms (Entire and the Rose, #4)

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