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Golden Trillium (The Saga of the Trillium #3)

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The creation of three of fantasy's stellar talents, the "Trillium Saga" is a tour de force of magic, mystery, and romance. Now best-selling author Andre Norton picks up the story she began with Julian May and Marion Zimmer Bradley--a story that continues with a perilous quest into darkness. . .Once the famed triplet princess who defeated the evil sorcerer Orogastus, Kadiya ...more
Paperback, 340 pages
Published March 1st 1994 by BantamSpectra (first published 1993)
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Jul 13, 2015 Anastasia rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, 1940-1999, owned
Although this is listed as the third book in the series, it actually takes place immediately after the first. And because it's written by a different author than the second book (Blood Trillium), there are contradictory events in the two novels.

But that doesn't stop this from being a stronger story than either Black Trillium or Blood Trillium. This story is improved upon by only telling the story of one sister, Kadiya. There's no need to jump back and forth constantly and try to fit three heroin
Jun 07, 2007 Sarah rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Black Trillium was a bit of a let down, but still worth a read, but most of the sequels are terrible. Golden Trillium is the only one I really enjoyed, but that's probably because Kadiya was my favorite character in the first place.
Oct 01, 2016 JF rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
1.5/5 since it was not "horrible" but really is not at the same level of the previous 2.

I felt like 85% of the story was just travelling from one place to another. Most of the fantasy/magic/action was concentrated at the end. To me this was more a spin off (this being a Kadiya side quest) than a real tome. And it's like Tome 2 did not happen yet(?). There is no clear chronology but it's kind of in between tome 1 and 2.

****** Spoiler ahead************************

I have a major issue with Haramis
Sep 28, 2013 Ria rated it it was amazing
Kadiya feels the need to fulfill some unspecified quest, she sets out with her swamp friend Jagun to the mystical city of Yatlan where she finds the lost Hasitti.
Where she finds the beginning of a new evil set to destroy the kingdom.
A sweeping plague is affecting anything that lives and is sweeping the land destroying anything it touches.
When Kadiya is transported behind a magical wall she finds unexpected help from the guardians of Yatlan the Sindona, through a magical process they are brought
While I enjoyed this book, I have issues with the series of 5 books:

If one is attempting the read these books (The Saga of the Trillium) in order, or, really, in any order, it becomes quite frustrating. The first two books in the series clearly follow one another. Not true for the final three. In fact, the final three totally disregard events in each others' books. Couldn't these women (May, Norton, Bradley) have taken an afternoon to read/skim/whatever the already published books before they we
Jan 11, 2008 Debbie rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, adventure
Book 3 in the Saga of the Trillium (a collaboration between Marion Zimmer Bradley, Andre Norton, and Julian May). This one is by Andre Norton.

Ruwenda is in danger again. Kadiya, definitely the focus of this installment, sets out on a quest to avert a curse that may destroy everything she knows. With the help of some of the folk, she finds the Vanished Ones, who, though they disappeared long ago, may be willing to help Kadiya avert disaster.

Though this book shares some characters, with the rest
Marla Shin
Mar 04, 2014 Marla Shin rated it it was ok
This series, by three different authors, was very disappointing. It had some good parts, but the thing that pushed me out of the series was the names for alien animals that were never described. I didn't know if I was looking at horses or dinosaurs. Really bothered me.
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Oct 10, 2011 Fredrick Danysh rated it it was ok
The princess heiresses from Black Trillium find a new enemy in the kingdon and must counter this evil. This time Kadiya has little help. In all honesty, I did not enjoy this book as much as I have many others by the same author.
Nov 22, 2010 Margaret rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
I think this was a great addition to the series. I think Kadiya really filled out as a character in this story. It was by no means as good as the first, but I think it worked as a sequel.
Jul 24, 2011 Theresa rated it it was amazing
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third in the saga, this is a great story of magic and personal strength as three sisters learn their own power
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Alice Mary Norton always had an affinity to the humanities. She started writing in her teens, inspired by a charismatic high school teacher. First contacts with the publishing world led her, as many other contemporary female writers targeting a male-dominated market, to choose a literary pseudonym. In 1934 she legally changed her name to Andre Alice. The androgynous Andre doesn't really say "male" ...more
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The Saga of the Trillium (5 books)
  • Black Trillium (The Saga of the Trillium, #1)
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