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Shadowsinger (Spellsong Cycle #5)

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  1,154 ratings  ·  10 reviews
The Climax of The Spellsong Cycle

Secca, foster daughter of the Soprano Sorceress, and now her successor as Sorceress Protector of Defalk, must deal carefully with her willful master and wield her power to save his kingdom from the armies, fleets and master sorcerers of the Maitre of Sturinn. Faced with seemingly insurmountable odds, she is forced to test her own powers ove
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published February 23rd 2002 by Tor Books (first published February 2002)
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In the end, the legacy we leave behind is one wrought in truth and action.

Secca was never my favorite (I still miss Anna), but she does show growth in this final installment of the Spellsong Wars. Facing not only the might of Sturinn directly, but even her own liege and his cowardly manner. If not for the legacies in spellsongs and friendships forged by Anna, it all would have been for naught. Here we see how terrible Spellsongs can truely be, how low people will go for power, and how high self-
Jay Hendricks
Oct 27, 2007 Jay Hendricks rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fantasy Fans
Shelves: fantasy
And so with this book the Spellsong Cycle draws to a close. A fitting end to the series, it continues right where the Shadow Sorceress leaves off. Secca battles the Matire of Sturrin and other elements nearer at home as she tries to secure a lasting peace. All conflicts are resolved and truely terrible songs are sung, devistating the land.

The series as a whole, I've read 3 or 4 times now, each time enjoying it greatly. I'm sure I'll read them again in a few years and a few years after that as w
Gabriel De
This story was a very good one where Secca as Sorceress Protector of Defalk must now deal with the armies, fleet and master sorcerers of the Maitre of Sturinn. During this time she tests her power many times and she has to teach her husband and her apprentice the skills necessary to aid her create extremely powerful spells to defeat the Maitre of Sturin. Very good read.
Finally! The best thing about this series is that I am done with it. The concept is appealing, the broad strokes of the story compelling, but the details, the details! Those G. D. repetitive details! This book could have been 300 shorter is they didn't keep doing the same little things over and over and over and over.
Good book, as are the rest of Modesitt's fantasy books. Also, like the rest of his books, a lot of pages are devoted to characters traveling from place to place. Also, the main character has obligatory self-argument about having to kill her enemies at least a half dozen times in the story. It is still entertaining, though.
At the end, I wasn't as satisfied with the storyline as I was when I started. However, if you read all 5 books of a series, there must be something going right!
This series has been ok, but not my favourite of his.
Sep 06, 2008 Tracey is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Again okay if a bit predictable
This really was a great conclusion to the series. However, I'm greedy and would really love more. A girl can hope..right?
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L. E. (Leland Exton) Modesitt, Jr. is an author of science fiction and fantasy novels. He is best known for the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce. He graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts, lived in Washington, D.C. for 20 years, then moved to New Hampshire in 1989 where he met his wife. They relocated to Cedar City, Utah in 1993.

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Spellsong Cycle (5 books)
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