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Intrigues (The Blending Enthroned #1)

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  532 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
When the masters of elemental magic'-six extraordinary men and women-'merge the primal forces they represent, the ultimate sorcerous union comes to be: The Blending. Lorand, Rion, Vallant, Tamrissa, Jovi . . . and Naran, possessor of the newly discovered prescient power of Sight, came together to wrest a beleaguered empire from the strangling graspof treacherous nobles and ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Eos
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Feb 10, 2008 Nicole rated it it was ok
Let me make it clear: these books are TERRIBLE. The characters barely achieve two-dimensionality, let alone three-dimensionality. And yet there is something about these books that is so compelling that you just can't stop reading them. I don't know why. They're addictive, like crack. And somewhat less offensive than the Lorelle K. Hamilton oeuvre, so.
Lisa Emmerson
Jun 16, 2017 Lisa Emmerson rated it liked it
The Story line keeps getting more and more complicated!
Sep 30, 2011 Salimbol rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Meh - a dialogue-heavy book in which the good guys all talk reasonably and sincerely about their world's problems, while the antagonists twirl their moustaches, makes for easy but fairly boring reading. When most of that dialogue is flat and the characterisations likewise, and the mechanics of the story's magical system are workmanlike at best… even though a tiny part of me *does* want to know what happens next (and therefore the book must have doing something right after all), I don't think I'l ...more
Feb 14, 2013 Kim rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
I enjoyed this book in the continuing story of the Blending. Just when you think they will be able to relax and rule as the Seated Blending, there are new conflicts that only they can overcome. The relationships between the different members of the Blending, still make twists and turns which keeps the book interesting. Since this is the first in the Blending Enthroned trilogy, it has left me with the desire to read the next book in the series. It's good that it has done that.

Dec 31, 2015 Alice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sitting on a Uncomfortable Throne

Amongst numerous difficulties and attacks, the Chosen Blending becomes seated. After dealing with the capitol city they go on to face the invasion launched by the neighboring country which the Nobility had attacked prior. Everywhere there are major problems to be solved and people who are attempting to stop them. Yet they grow stronger.
Eunice Korczak
Interesting. It's an "arm's length story" -- the action being distanced at arms' length, not drawing the reader in; you are told the story, not invited in to the story. In addition, the abrupt switching from first person to third and back is disconcerting. Never-the-less, I do want to explore the series further, if only to follow the concepts of the magic.
Dec 08, 2016 K.l. rated it really liked it
Nothing is ever simple for our Seated Highs.... now that they rule the Empire they have made some changes, and need to poke their noses into the doings of their neighbours.... while doing this, naturally the old Nobles of Gandistra that survived the purge are going to try and restore themselves to power....
Apr 12, 2008 Adriane rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
I'm really not sure why I read this whole really bothered me that each book was pretty much the exact same as the one right before it. When one character was going thru a certain problem it was like all the other ones were having to go thru it also but tweaked for there specific skill/magic. VERY PREDICTABLE!
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Rebel forces? Check
Oppressed society? Check
Corrupt ruling class? Check
Magically powers? Check

This is like the dreams I have so I really enjoyed this first book. The world created is right up my alley and plays to my tastes. Love the team work and the underdog theme.
Shelley VanWitzenburg
Mar 09, 2009 Shelley VanWitzenburg marked it as to-read
So, Bim's step mom gave him all these books and he thinks they are too girly... So Jen, if you are interested I have most of them! Otherwise I will read them and let you know if they are any good. :)
Mar 16, 2012 James rated it really liked it
Full review here:

Having read this before, I know how everything comes out, but I'd forgotten how much better the writing was this time around, other than GRRM levels of subplots.
Renée Fontenot
Feb 22, 2016 Renée Fontenot rated it liked it
Now that I'm six books into the series, I feel the need to complete the series. The thoughts are good; the plan is excellent. But it's so dull.
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Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Attended New York University and graduated with a B.A. in 1963. Married in 1963, had three sons, divorced in 1976. Raised the sons, Andy, Brian and Curtis, alone in New Jersey. Worked for AT&T as a shareowner correspondent, then as an all-around assistant in a construction company, then sold bar steel for an import firm. Left that job as assistant sales manager ...more
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