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Sorcerer's Moon (Boreal Moon #3)

3.45 of 5 stars 3.45  ·  rating details  ·  260 ratings  ·  7 reviews
King Conrig Ironcrown's plan-to preserve his ruthless reign over High Blenholme Island by marrying his heir, Orion, to a barbarian princess-lie in ruins. The Salka are launching an audacious attack to seize the heart of High Blenholme, and King Conrig-his magical powers and sanity fading-is once again preparing to use the foulest Beaconfolk sorcery to counter the monsters' ...more
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Ace Hardcover
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Nigel Stanger
Book three in a trilogy. I'd recommend reading the second and third books close together; I had a gap of a few months and couldn't remember half of what had happened in the second book, and it didn't help that book three was set sixteen years after book two!

The series gets off to a bit of a slow start, but then gets more interesting as the intrigue level racks up. The underlying premise is unusual (intelligent aurora manipulating the ground-dwelling races by means of magical favours) and works w
Glenn Jones
Didn't say on the cover it the third part of a trilogy, so I didn't discover that till I started reading. Didn't inspire me enough to want to read the earlier parts though. Maybe I missed something by coming in partway through the story.

This wasn't a bad read, but just felt kind of flat. Maybe if published under a different name I wouldn't have minded so much, but I expect, and have in the past received, more from Julian May. Loved the Pliocene Exile, Intervention, Galactic Milieu, and spinoffs,

3, 2, 2 stars

I'm a big fan of the Saga of Pliocene Exile, and I also enjoyed the Galactic Milieu. So, since I was unable to get the books one by one as they appeared, I bought the entire Boreal Moon trilogy in one go, excited for a real treat.

This wasn't it. From the start, the first book failed to capture my interest, but eventually, I forced my way into the story, and after a few chapters, it got better. Sadly, not much.

The series relies on complex politics, and simplis
Once again Julian May leads us to a completely boring story with a lot of wasted potential and many flaws in workmanship.

In the last book of this trilogy the characters continue to take incomprehensible actions, but this time it leads to the death of many of them. The author does not seem to learn from her previous mistakes making up plans behind the scenes that the reader is only told about after everything is already said and done.

In most fantasy tales that I have read the last decisive battle
Having quite enjoyed the first two books in the series, I found the last book a massive let-down. Storylines which had been building throughout the earlier books just kind of fizzled out in random, anti-climactic, seemingly make-it-up-as-you-go-along fashion.
Sadly, a weak ending to a pretty good trilogy.
Not my favourite Julian May book, I found the characters a bit hard to connect to, and the story wasn't hugely engaging.
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