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Bridge of Souls (The Quickening #3)

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General Wyl Thirsk of Morgravia has died many times . . .

But thanks to the miraculous gift bestowed upon him by the slain witch Myrren, Wyl lives on—though greatly altered and unrecognizable. Only by assuming Morgravia's throne will he be freed from the dark spell that has both cursed and sustained him.

But Wyl's time is running out. His beloved Queen Valentyna will soon be
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Paperback, 512 pages
Published December 26th 2006 by Harper Voyager (first published 2004)
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Seán
Jul 15, 2012 Seán rated it it was ok
Bridge of Souls will sadly forever be the book that 'turned me off fantasy'.

Or so I thought upon finishing it. I was so utterly and completely jaded from the series as a whole, so disappointed by such a lacklustre finish to what had already been a 'maybe it will pick up again soon' journey that I couldn't stomach another fantasy novel for a good three years. That's a pretty major impact for a single book.

The Quickening series itself is a rollercoaster of ups and downs. As the series entered its
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Mily Lou
Mar 10, 2010 Mily Lou rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-books
I loved the first book, was still fascinated by the second book, but by the start of the third book I thought I know what to expect. After all, Wyl Stark had the curse of Myrren's Gift, which caused him to switch bodies with whomever kills him. Crazy twists had already happened because of this. I assumed more would. But the ending had to be predictable, right? I mean, all he had to do was get killed by the evil King Celimus who was to marry Wyl's true love, Valentyna, and all would be right, yes ...more
Aelvana
Dec 18, 2014 Aelvana rated it it was ok
Having learned much of the gift he bears, Wyl sets off to do whatever he can to prevent the marriage between Queen Valentyna and King Celimus. At the moment, in his current state, he's still trying to figure out what. The best he can hope for is to provoke Celimus into killing him, thereby becoming the sovereign of Morgravia and ending Wyl's curse. It isn't an end that particularly appeals to him---Wyl's spent too much of his life hating Celimus to want to become him. But time fast trickles away ...more
Angela R.
Apr 10, 2011 Angela R. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-fantasy
A wonderful ending to a delightful series. The author employs many conventional fantasy conventions, but skillfully weaves in some unexpected and unique elements which heighten the suspense and really kept me reading well into the night. So often I'm disappointed at the ending with a series like this, but not this time. I'll definitely be looking for other books by this author!
Lire-une-passion
Oct 19, 2015 Lire-une-passion rated it liked it
"En résumé, un tome 3 qui, parfois, traînait en longueur pour moi, avec des passages assez longs qui manquaient d'action. Néanmoins, on a nos réponses aux questions, et la fin me plaît beaucoup (bon, on s'y attendait aussi, il faut le dire!). Je n'ai malheureusement pas su retrouver l'attachement que j'avais des personnages dans les tomes précédents, ce qui m'a un peu déçue, je dois bien l'avouer. Cependant, c'est une très bonne série que je conseille à ceux qui ont le cœur bien accroché, car l' ...more
Lowed
Aug 04, 2011 Lowed rated it it was amazing
I'm Done! I'm Done!! Not only that it's action-packed. It's also peppered with deceit, betrayal, and hmmm.. forbidden love.

And what was that famous line from Kung Fu Panda again? That damn line just kept on popping up in my head halfway through the book.

oh yeah! SHEER AWESOMENESS!!!!
Michael Harry
Nov 17, 2009 Michael Harry rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Well it didn't end it quite the predictable way I thought it would and that was a good thing. Be warned though, the author likes killing off characters even more than George RR Martin though if you've made it this far (book 3) then you probably know this already.
Liz Cozens
Nov 23, 2008 Liz Cozens rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who loves fantasy
Sad it's all over. Loved the ending, not what I expected which was good as I would have been disappointed if it had ended the way it seemed like it would. That may not make sense but I'm sure it will if you read it.
Drake
Dec 14, 2010 Drake rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The secondary plot introduced in the second book diverges almost entirely from the main storyline here, confirming impressions that it should really have been a separate series.

Worth borrowing, not buying.
Stargirl
De péripéties en péripéties, toujours autant de plaisir à suivre Wyl pour ce dernier tome à la hauteur du reste!
Deathburst
Un scénario bateau et des personnages un brin clichés, sauvés par une écriture agréable. La grâce de ce dernier tome, c'est d'arriver à semer le doute sur laquelle des fins clichées sera effectivement utilisée. Mais la situation n'est jamais aussi désespérée que le héros veut bien le croire. L'arc narratif où (view spoiler). Pour ce dernier tome comme pour la série entière, je ne recommanderai ...more
Swiftsea
Sep 23, 2011 Swiftsea rated it liked it
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GingerDoll
Jan 30, 2011 GingerDoll rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: charity-shop
Having read all three books with dogged determination, several issues became apparent to me by book three.

Firstly character viewpoint. Sloppy and badly executed, we are pitched from head to head as the author seeks to enlighten us on the feelings of every bit player from start to finish. Enough already. I had hoped that it would be cured by the final book, but alas it appears her editors are either very poor, or that she has some kind of hold over them.

High and low swings: the violence can be q
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Josh
Feb 08, 2012 Josh rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, high-fantasy
A fairly predictable conclusion to a decent story. Despite the author's attempts to throw some doubt into the outcome, it was hard to see this coming out almost any other way. (ok, it wasn't exactly the way I predicted, or had been forecast by the author, but the result was close enough that I think my complaint rings true)

The use of magic as deus ex machina was a consistent problem throughout this series, and some of the actions of secondary characters to screw up the plans of the major player
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Debi
Mar 02, 2016 Debi rated it really liked it
Now that I have completed the series I am able to say it was worth every minute I spent agonizing over Wil 's fate. I truly enjoyed this series and my only complaint is that it was a bit contrived. But other than that it was wonderful. Good guys won and the bad guys paid for their crmes. Magic, fighting ,horses , magical dogs and a Dragon. What could be better?
T J
Apr 12, 2015 T J rated it really liked it
General Wyl finds out being a woman isn't so easy and time is not on his side. As his friends cope with their own dramas their stories are heading for the climax that will leave you guessing to the very end on who will survive and who will die. Love this one exciting read!
Kari
Feb 17, 2014 Kari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this triology more than I expected to. Never really read fantasy before, the kind with names and places you're not sure you are pronouncing right!, so was something new for me. It wasn't something to prompt deep thinking but was a good escape and an interesting plot and characters. Magic, plots, murder, treachery and love, you can't really go wrong! The end seemed a bit too neat and tidy but that's probably just me being picky. Also she suddenly started having the characters swearing i ...more
Leslea
Aug 08, 2016 Leslea rated it it was amazing
A fitting end to the Wyl Firsk saga. Absolutely loved this series and this last book was the best I think. Not quite the ending I thought which was good as I felt the story was leading one way so nice to have a bit of a twist. Will try another of her series
Daniel Berthiaume
Mar 01, 2016 Daniel Berthiaume rated it really liked it
Good final book. I enjoyed the series as a whole. Note that these books are not stand alone. This is one long story divided into three books. Very much worth the read. Good fantasy.
Rachael
Mar 01, 2014 Rachael rated it liked it
A nice read, good enough that I bought all three books and I really enjoyed reading them, however it did lack a little something :)
Arckhangelos
Jan 29, 2015 Arckhangelos rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
French Opinion about this trilogy :
https://arckhangelos.wordpress.com/20...
Matt Joslin
Dec 13, 2014 Matt Joslin rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Kelly Akin
A well written, for the better part, page turner. I quite enjoyed the series and plan to read more from this author.
Diana
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Neill Smith
Jun 09, 2012 Neill Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
As Wil as Ylena works his way to Briavel to see Queen Valentyna, Celimus consolidates his hold on Morgravia by eliminating noble families and continuing his suit to marry Valentyna. Rashlyn refines his powers of transforming Cailech’s enemies into beasts but Fynch is coming to realize his powers and responsibilities to combat Rashlyn’s magic. Cailech is convinced to seek an alliance with Celimus and Valentyna. As the Quickening plays out Wil finds his roles complicated as events beyond his contr ...more
Mj
Apr 09, 2016 Mj rated it it was amazing
Great series. Well done. A must read.
Ashley
Mar 14, 2014 Ashley rated it it was amazing
Incredible ending to this story! I really enjoyed all the little twists and turns the book takes till the very end is revealed :)
Christel Mirassou
Ça-y-est c'est fini, malheureusement. En effet on s'attache facilement à Wyl Thirsk, notre héros, et on se demande à chaque chapitre dans quel corps son âme va se réincarner. On se prend d'amitié aussi pour le petit Fynch, et on se surprend à pleurer de peur pour lui. Par contre on se réjouit du sort du roi Celimus... Ce dernier tome est plein de rebondissements, et la fin que l'on pense si évidente ne l'est pas autant. Cette histoire est à la fois terrible et fantastique dans tous les sens du t ...more
Susancrampton
Mar 09, 2014 Susancrampton rated it it was amazing
loved it
Audeline
Mar 11, 2010 Audeline rated it it was amazing
L'histoire est rondement menée pour nous faire bouillonner d'impatience et l'auteur nous emmène uniquement là où elle l'a décidé! J'ai trouvé plus de répétitions dans les expressions dans ce livre-ci que dans les autres - peut-être parce que je l'ai lu plus vite, je ne sais pas - mais cela n'entache rien au style sublime de l'auteur. Après une si longue aventure, j'ai ressenti la peur que la fin me déçoive mais elle m'a beaucoup plu, au contraire. Une vraie bonne surprise que cette trilogie!
Peter Hockham
Jul 23, 2016 Peter Hockham rated it really liked it
this is not 3 books but 1 in 3 parts.
overall i enjoyed, i have not read any fantasy for a long time.
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