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The Turning Tide (Crosspointe Chronicles #3)

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They were the best of friends: Ryland, the son of the king, is bound by loyalty. Shaye is both a majicar and a Weverton, both rebellious factions. Fairlie, a fiery metal-smith, is the iron bond that held them all together. Until now.
Crosspointe's greatest advantage at sea is its ship's compasses-but the compass makers are dying. Without them, Crosspointe will fall. To sa
Paperback, 399 pages
Published May 5th 2009 by Roc (first published 2009)
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This is definitely my favorite installment so far. Full RTC.
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Oct 08, 2010 Chrissy Wissler rated it liked it
"The Turning Tide" is the third book in Francis's Crosspointe series and introduces a new cast of characters to this world. Fairlie has a gift for shaping and working metal, a gift which may allow her to make the all-essential and powerful compasses, allowing Pilot's to sail the seas and avoiding the magic that can turn anything - humans, clothes, any object - into blood-thirsty, mindless monsters. Except, she's unable to work the magic as she is now...a human. For the good of Crosspointe, the K ...more
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Jan 18, 2017 Nicole Luiken rated it really liked it
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Happy to have finally located a copy of this book and return to the fascinating world of Crosspointe with its dangerous tides of magical sylveth, the mere touch of which turns a human into Spawn. Except sometimes the change can be controlled and majicars created. One such change lies at the heart of this novel and its effect on three friends. The books in this series share a setting and an over-arching struggle between Jutras and Crosspointe but each have their own set of .main characters. High ...more
Jun 25, 2009 Latharia rated it it was amazing
I have to say that I enjoyed this book the most out of the 3 Crosspointe novels. The characters were very compelling & given many morally ambiguous choices that brought their strengths and flaws to the forefront. Again I was kind of thrown for a loop (as I was with Book #2), expecting familiar characters, but instead being given totally new people with remote ties to familiar characters. If a 4th book is produced, I will happily read it.
Feb 10, 2010 Craig rated it liked it
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One of the few fantasy series I've read where the main characters in each book are different, even though all the books take place in the same location at approximately the same time (pretty much chronologically consecutive). Minor characters in the first may be become major characters in a subsequent title, or major characters in the first may only appear peripherally in a later book. Works pretty well in this case.
Feb 23, 2011 Anne rated it really liked it
Another good book in the series. A powerful love, terrible choices that leave the fate of a kingdom hanging in the balance. I can't wait to see how all these characters come together for their country and rally against the forces that have pushed them around.
Of the three novels in this series so far this one was my least favourite. Having said that I still really enjoyed the book and I enjoy having different characters to read about each time I pick up a book from this series.
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