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The House of Gaian (Tir Alainn #3)

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In the conclusion of the Tir Alainn Trilogy, the uneasy alliance between Fae and humans may not be enough to defeat the Inquisitors-leaving them no choice but to seek out the witches of the House of Gaian. But can they be trusted?
Paperback, 420 pages
Published October 7th 2003 by Roc
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Amy
Feb 08, 2009 Amy rated it really liked it
Final book in the Tir Alainn series and everything comes racing to the end. There's a bit more sense of urgency with this book than the previous two, and I liked that with this one. Well, liked it until I found myself awake in the wee hours attempting to finish it before I could sleep, muttering "Just one more chapter" to myself.

All the loose threads get tied up, the battles are won, and all in all, the book completes itself. I've noticed lately, some books don't completely end when they end, w
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Patrícia
Antes das Jóias Negras, existiu Tir Allain. Antes dos Sangue, existiram as Filhas da Casa de Gaian. Mas que interessa isso desde que possamos visitar cada um destes mundos, conhecer todas as suas personagens e ler as suas histórias? Seja qual for o mundo obscuro e apaixonante com que Anne Bishop nos presenteie, a verdade é que estaremos perante algo único e mágico que nos ofuscará com o seu brilho e que nunca poderá ser comparado a nada porque nunca lerão nada como as histórias desta senhora da ...more
Sofia Teixeira
Nov 23, 2012 Sofia Teixeira rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Os Pilares do Mundo semearam a curiosidade, Luz e Sombras fê-la crescer e finalmente em A Casa de Gaian colhi o resultado de uma excelente trilogia! Anne Bishop tornou-se, sem dúvida alguma, uma autora de referência para mim e de quem vou querer ler muito mais.

A ameaça finalmente tornou-se real para todos os povos. Desde às bruxas, ao povo menor, aos barões e restantes humanos até aos Fae. A passividade deste último povo em relação ao que se passa fora de Tir Allain tem de acabar e, se querem s
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Maaike
Apr 05, 2012 Maaike rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-reading
I really enjoyed these books. I write this review after the third book, because I cannot review this last book without the other 2.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from these books so (although I have them for years) I didn’t read them until last week. It really was quite stupid to wait, because The Black Jewels books of Anne Bishop are one of my favourite series of all time, so I was really certain I would probably like these at well, even though I think the Ephemera-books were nice, but not as ama
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Ana Luisa
Dec 08, 2012 Ana Luisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Foi com alguma tristeza que dei por terminada a leitura deste livro e o final desta trilogia. Não é fácil dizer adeus a personagens e histórias tão cativantes, fica sempre aquela sensação de perda e de que algo mais poderia ser contado. Os livros de Anne Bishop têm tendência para nos deixar desta forma, pois desde que se inicia a leitura do livro até que o terminamos, acompanhamos o crescimento das personagens e a forma como as suas acções as vão moldando e tudo isso vai fazendo com que ganhemos ...more
Alice
Nov 05, 2012 Alice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Acabei o mês de Outubro em grande com a leitura deste terceiro e último volume da trilogia dos Pilares do Mundo. É, sem sombra de dúvida, o melhor dos três livros e aquele onde a autora se revela mais aquela Bishop que eu conhecia. Este é o volume mais cativante e intenso, conseguindo prender o leitor logo no primeiro capítulo. Começamos a ler e as coisas começam logo a acontecer e quando damos por nós já não há como largar.

Com a caça às bruxas de Sylvalan em marcha e uma aliança entre humanos e
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Lauren Marrero
Sep 12, 2012 Lauren Marrero rated it really liked it
Unfortunately, I read this book before the other novels in the trilogy, so it was a bit confusing to keep all the characters separate (and there are many, many characters with similar names). Anne Bishop jumps around to each character's perspective, telling multiple stories at the same time. Many of the stories are miles away and only connect to the main plot through tangents. Perhaps after creating such a rich and varied fantasy world Anne Bishop wanted to make sure no character was left behind ...more
Karen
Nov 29, 2008 Karen rated it it was amazing
What a great book! I admit that I hesitated to start this book because I knew that there were going to be some losses and I didn't want to know that anything really bad had happened to any of the characters that I had grown to love. And I was right. There are some losses. But there are also some joys and a few surprises. All in all, I'm glad that I read this trilogy and got to know these characters. I just want to know more about them!! I was disappointed that we didn't get to see much of Ari an ...more
Heather
Mar 25, 2015 Heather rated it it was amazing
The opening is nicely detailed, avoiding info-dumps while casually reminding the reader of the story-so-far in case it’s been some time since you last read Shadows and Light. You’ll get to see quite a bit of character transformation as each character completes his or her story-arc. The dividing line between witch and Fae in the west is all but done away with as the characters come to understand the origin of each and the ways in which they complement each other. Also, while there are characters ...more
Tom rush
Nov 21, 2008 Tom rush rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Helena, Mel, Marcy
Recommended to Tom by: "MUST READ" after 1st two books
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Tita
Dec 06, 2012 Tita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Um final da trilogia absolutamente fantástico.
É um livro ainda mais dark e cheio de tensão do que os anteriores, e que nós faz ler páginas atrás de páginas sem nos apercebemos que do tempo que passou.
Muito bom!
Marisa
Jan 28, 2015 Marisa rated it it was amazing
Ah a minha doce Bishop voltou a encantar e a conseguir deslumbrar-me dentro da sua mente de fantasia.
Elizabeth
Aug 02, 2011 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Wish there were more books in the series. You will get emotional over the some of the characters.
Paul
May 09, 2016 Paul rated it liked it
I've read The Others and The Black Jewels trilogy by Anne Bishop, so I generally enjoy her work, but this book seemed lacking. I felt there were far too many similar (or perhaps shallow) characters to keep track of. Each time I began a chapter I had to stop and think, "wait, who are these people."

I did just found out that this is book three of a series, so maybe I missed major character development points from earlier books, but overall I didn't think this was up to the author's usual quality le
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Shannon Roland
Jan 11, 2015 Shannon Roland rated it it was ok
This is the third and final book in The Tir Alain. The first is The Pillars of the World.

I liked the first two installments of this book. I gave up after finishing about a quarter this one. I debated for a bit on trying to get back into it, but it began to feel like I would be reading it because I had to, like a literature class assignment and I decided it was best to move on, and put this into my small pile of I couldn't finish it books.
I finally realized my issue was the lack of any sort of
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V.
Oct 02, 2014 V. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quase um mês depois, finalmente acabei este livro.
A demora na leitura nada teve a ver com o facto de a história não ser cativante - pelo contrário, este foi o livro mais cativante de toda a trilogia, mas sim pelo facto da realidade necessitar mais de mim. Com o início de um novo ano académico, as leituras atrasam, para não falar de todo o trabalho que é necessário fazer. Aliado a isto, também o facto de não querer acabar logo este livro - queria saborear melhor este livro e não me despedir rapi
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Alexandra
Jun 19, 2014 Alexandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ler Anne Bishop, mais do que um prazer, é uma experiência inebriante. Pelo mundo que ela inventa, pelas personagens que cria, pela história que conta. Por isso, não é de estranhar que eu tenha devorado estes três "pequenos" calhamaços todos de seguida. E, como quando leio sagas de uma só vez me custa depois separar as histórias, prefiro assim dar uma opinião geral sobre os três livros.
Esta é uma saga que nos transporta para um novo universo, onde os humanos convivem de perto com os Fae, criatura
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Moira
Apr 28, 2015 Moira rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
27.4.2014 - 3,5*
Docela úctyhodný konec trilogie, jen mi trochu vadilo, jak megalomansky to skončilo. :D Taky mi trošku vadila podobnost s Trilogií černých drahokamů. Ale jinak...
Konec příběhu. Co mám na psaní Bishop ráda je, že mě její vyprávění dokáže pohltit. Příběh mě vtáhne do sebe a já se vezu, za očima vidím příběh jako živý. Není to reálně, je v tom příliš fantazie, ale je to uvěřitelné. Kvůli bolesti, kvůli ztrátám, kvůli špatným věcem, které příběhu a těm hezkým scénám dodávají hloubku.
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Susie
Aug 10, 2010 Susie rated it it was ok
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Michele Lee
I bought this book.

There's a lot to this final book in Anne Bishop's Tir Alainn series. Previously the Black Coats crept their way through Arkos and Wolfram, into Sylvania, slaughtering the witches and destroying the pieces of the fairy realm, Tir Alainn, linked to those areas. Their quest to eradicate magic faltered as they moved west and began to encounter Fae and witches who were still strong and tied together, still aware of their linked ancestry. Battle lines were drawn between the Inquisi
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Elphaba J
Dec 27, 2012 Elphaba J rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tenho quase a certeza que me vou repetir nesta opinião, relativamente às antecedentes desta mesma autora, sobre o prazer que é para mim folheá-la mas, a verdade, é que quando leio Anne Bishop é sempre um prazer único, algo que não se comprara a outros autores. Ela é a minha favorita. A sua escrita, a sua imaginação e a sua forma de falar sobre qualquer questão através de uma fantasia é inigualável e, neste terceiro livro da trilogia Pilares do Mundos, reafirmou uma vez mais o porque de eu a ador ...more
Wendy
May 01, 2013 Wendy rated it it was amazing
So, Anne Bishop has cemented herself as one of my favourite writers. Sylvalan is such a richly described world with a deep mythology of its own that's released bit by bit until both the reader and the characters finally understand how everything is interconnected, and just how powerful the House of Gaian is. The third and final instalment of the Tir Alainn series introduces a couple of great new heroines, and one of the only complaints that I would have about this book was that because there wer ...more
Cata
Jul 19, 2013 Cata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emprestados, 2013
4,5 Estrelas

Anne Bishop criou um universo fantástico povoado por Humanos, Fae, Bruxas, Seres Menores e os vis Inquisidores e Caçadores Nocturnos para Trilogia dos Pilares do Mundo. A Casa de Gaian não só encerrou a trilogia, como também me revelou respostas a questões que me intrigavam.

Confesso que tinhas as expectativas muito altas quando o iniciei... mas o livro conseguiu superá-las. O estilo da autora continua a ser viciante, mas a trama adensou-se de tal maneira que elevou o livro para outro
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Natasha Chowdory
Mar 07, 2016 Natasha Chowdory rated it liked it
I was pretty bored of this series by this point. New characters were introduced that I feel jarred with the story so far and it's weird that the main characters in the first book were relegated to second-string after Lyrra and Aidan and the Hunter and Gatherer. I don't know I feel like this series went out with a whimper and I wasn't overly impressed. The series as a whole lacks the sharp brilliance of the black jewels or the sideways fun of the her newest series.
Kathy
Jan 30, 2016 Kathy rated it liked it
I never knew how important it was to feel like your characters could fail and lose everything in a story. As much as I enjoyed this book, I was never really worried for the main characters because even if they lost a single battle (which it never really looked like they would) it was impossible for them to lose the war. So even though I liked several of the characters I never worried about them or felt any strong emotions for them. So while it is satisfying to see the wicked punished, that's all ...more
Monica
Jan 03, 2016 Monica rated it really liked it
This was my least favorite book of the trilogy but it was still a good book. All of the characters come together for the final showdown between the inquisitors and everyone else. I was a little disappointed with what happened to a couple of the characters and I also feel like the novel would have been better if it was a little shorter. Overall though I enjoyed reading these three novels.
Rita
Nov 25, 2012 Rita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meus
Adorei este livro! E apesar de lhe ter atribuído a mesma classificação que ao Luz e Sombras, considero-o um pouco superior.

Desde que lhe peguei estava convicta que ia ser um livro absolutamente excelente (e não esteve muito longe disso, repare-se), no entanto mesmo na recta final houve um momento crucial que me desiludiu: O destino atribuído ao vilão e seus lacaios. Confesso que não entendo esta escolha da autora, já que na minha opinião, vendo bem as coisas, Adolfo não sofreu minimamente, pelo
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Becky
Apr 04, 2015 Becky rated it it was amazing
great ending I love these stories I get why they were left open like they were because there is always a chance that more could be written. there was closure to most of it but I wished their had been a little more again I was in this story and could let it go. great series don't miss it!
Sophia
May 17, 2016 Sophia rated it liked it
real review later, but i feel like so many of anne bishop's book plots boil down to "oh, if only we could talk to our relatives on the other side of this [insert geographical divider] and get back to our roots!" (this is not a bad thing, fwiw)
Maya
Nov 07, 2011 Maya rated it really liked it
Okay, I read this series this past summer, and I forgot to review it then. I can't recall all of my commentary now, but what I can recall is this: dear God and Goddess, I consider myself a feminist, but this series took "I AM AN ANGRY FEMINIST" to a whole new level. I liked some of the characters quite a lot (and hated some of the other characters, to be fair) and the books definitely grew stronger once they stopped focusing exclusively on Ari. There were some good plot twists near the end. Stil ...more
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Anne Bishop lives in upstate New York where she enjoys gardening, music, and writing dark, romantic stories. She is the author of fourteen novels, including the award-winning Black Jewels Trilogy. Her most recent novel, Twilight’s Dawn, made the New York Times bestseller list. She is currently working on a new series, which is an urban dark fantasy with a bit of a twist.

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“ - As wiccanfae não merecem estar entre nós...e Tir Alainn não é o lugar delas.
- Nesse caso, sugiro que se vá embora.
Lucian fixara-a com o olhar até Selena começar a perder mão sobre si mesma, em vias de se descontrolar.
- Eu sou Fae - afirmara - e sou Filha da Casa de Gaian, o que implica que também sou wiccanfae. No entanto, se eu sou wiccanfae,o que julga o Senhor do Fogo que é?
- Como?!
- O fogo é um dos elementos da Mãe Universal. Não é uma dádiva dos Fae. O único motivo pelo qual o senhor o domina é por ser descendente de pelos menos uma pessoa que pertencia à Casa de Gaian.
- Mentira - brandira Lucian - Eu sou Fae.
- Wiccanfae! - atirara Selena, no mesmo tom. - Quem tem o seu poder não pode ter sangue puro. Quem julgava o senhor que era?...”
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“W-what are you?"

Selena looked down at her rival. "What you should have been and never were. The Queen of the Witches.”
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