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City Without End (Entire and the Rose #3)

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  502 ratings  ·  18 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
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
Feb 04, 2012 Mandy rated it 5 of 5 stars
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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
This is the first truly excellent, not just 'huh, that's interesting' book of the series. I recommend it (& the rest of the series).
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
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
Patrick W
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
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.
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
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.
Full review at my blog!
This series was good. Took a long time to read which is unusual. Which planet would you save?
Eva Mitnick
Book 3 of the Entire and the Rose - good, absorbing, world-building SF. A fine series.
A fine addition to the series with intriguing hints of events to come.
Keith Wruck
The best book in the series, so far. I am realy enjoying Kay Kenyons books.
This one started really slowly, but by the end the story was great!
A well written book, but I really don't like the story or the style.
Nice end to the trilogy.
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Kay Kenyon is a fantasy and science fiction author living in Eastern Washington. Her latest novel is Queen of the Deep, a fantasy about a young actress who opens the door to a Renaissance kingdom which is also an enchanted ocean liner.

In addition, she is the author of the fantasy A Thousand Perfect Things and ten science fiction novels. Connect with her here and at
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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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