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Odrodzenie (Rai-Kirah #3)

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W trzeciej powieści cyklu Carol Berg Seyonne, niewolnik, który stał się zbawcą, bohater „Objawienia”, powraca, by walczyć ze złem i opanować demona, który w nim zamieszkał...

Seyonne przeżył szesnaście lat w niewoli, a odzyskał życie tylko po to, by znów je utracić i niepodważalnie udowodnić istnienie bogów. Teraz, wygnany ze swojej ojczyzny, musi stawić czoło demonowi mies
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Hardback, 464 pages
Published December 15th 2006 by ISA (first published 2002)
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Alissa
This is wonderful epic fantasy trilogy, absolutely recommended. The Rai-Kirah series is original and carries a vibe of classic fantasy with modern flavor, it was first published some 15 years ago and I didn’t notice any difference with the books of the current fantasy styles; it has all the elements I could wish for, like memorable characters, moral complexity, rich prose, a thrilling tale, solid worldbuilding, though-provoking themes and lots of entertainment. I loved reading it.

I feared a litt
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Phoenixfalls
This concluding novel in Berg's Rai-Kirah trilogy was better than the second volume, but still didn't quite live up to the promise in the first. The bones of a brilliant epic jutted throughout the novel, but somehow that epic never quite took shape.

The novel felt pulled in too many directions. There are multiple conflicts going on throughout -- mundane civil war in the Derzhi Empire, supernatural war with the rai-kirah, and conflicts with the gods -- but rather than building on each other, these
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Sandra
This is one stupendous trilogy. I scarcely know what to say. Each book is entire unto itself, but taken as a whole, the story told is so astounding, so emotionally satisfying, and so complete, that I truly urge you to read all three.

First of all, Carol Berg is a fine story teller and her writing style is straight forward, while at the same time, packing a punch that only comes to one gradually as the story builds. Yes, there were times that I began to wonder where this was going; yes, there were
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Dangermousie
I finished the last page with regret because it means that I will never read about further adventures and tribulations of Seyonne and Aleksander, surely the most slashtastic brotp to inhabit the halls of fantasy.

This is a perfect conclusion to a perfect trilogy - complicated and loveable protagonists (and awful villains), great world-building (or, in this case, world-expanding, since it's the last book), a meaty plot, a lot of delicious angst and my continuing crush on Aleksander, the Derzhi pri
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Althea Ann
If you like sexy, tormented, demon-possessed men, then this series is for you.
I'd read the first two (Transformation and Revelation) quite a few years ago, so it took me a little bit to get into it, as it all came back to me.
The book follows the same protagonist, Seyonne, as he struggles to integrate the man he is with the demon inside him. Meanwhile, he supports his friend and king, Aleksander, through a political coup that deposes him...
I remembered absolutely loving the first two books. I li
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Jen A.
I recently inhaled Berg's Rai-Kirah trilogy of Transformation, Revelation, and Restoration, and overall I have to be honest and say that I really enjoyed these books -- the characters and the story lines.

This trilogy isn't perfect, as some reviewers have noted... Berg definitely could have created deeper, more nuanced characters (especially the women). And the 2nd and 3rd books suffer a bit from the lack of interaction between Seyonne and Alexander (this partnership that was the focus of the 1s
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Kathi
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Lisa
This book restored my faith in the author, my interest in the series, and my hope for good people in the world--this fantasy world and my own. It was so sweet to see Seyonne involved in relationships again, and to realize the depth of his final sacrifice for the sake of his friends. I really won't forget this series because, after living inside something like 1,500 pages, I feel a bit of melydda magic ingrained in myself--the power to choose goodness and kindness, the power to stand strong again ...more
Contrarius
Good series. This last book got a little "wtf?" in spots, but it's still a very entertaining read. Berg does great character work, and all the tensions/misunderstandings/mistrust/manipulations between characters are believable and gripping. And Seyonne is one of my new favorite fantasy characters of all time.

This trilogy is going on my list for recommending to all those people out there who ask "I love Hobb, so who else should I read?". Seyonne is not nearly as whiny as Fitzchivalry, but Berg is
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David
Twice in Carol Berg's "Restoration," I became so frustrated and depressed over how the story was "progressing" that I put it down thinking not to continue. But, because I wanted to see how she was going to resolve things, I forced myself through. Similarly to how the second book goes on and on about nasty stuff and never seems to get anywhere, this book goes on and on about frustrating stuff and never seems to get anywhere. Yes. Carol Berg can write. I've got no doubt of her ability to craft wor ...more
Benjamin
Restoration, Book Three of The Rai-Kirah proves to be a worthy conclusion to this momentous drama. Seyonne, the Ezzarian Warden of Souls, disgraced in his homeland now seeks his young son, abandoned by his mother at birth. His search brings him into contact with a band of outlaws working against Aleksander’s Empire, an Empire which itself is about to outlaw Aleksander.
Seyonne finds himself again aiding Aleksander, this time to resort him to his rightful place.
He struggles to understand the cour
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Dean Cummings
A disgrace to the trilogy. It in no way lives up to the beauty and strength of the first novel "Transformation". The plot is scattered and uninspired. I felt that the author had no story going into this novel and just wrote whatever popped into her head. I'll sum the trilogy up for you: First novel (Transformation): Beautifully written. Powerful in its slave/master themes and overall dynamic between the two primary characters. It constantly hints at a rich history and reveals this to you slowly, ...more
Thomas Brooke
I’ve been looking forward to writing this about this novel because Carol Berg is one of my favourite fantasy authors, and I don’t think she gets nearly enough credit for the fantastic stories and characters she creates. I emphasise the characters, because that is the strength of Carol Berg’s writing, her characters – and as far as I am concerned, that is the secret of good writing.

Carol Berg’s main character in this novel is Seyonne, a slave in the employ of Prince Aleksander, a ruler of a feuda
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Tom
This was by far the best book of the trilogy, I'm so glad I kept reading! Not only does the author bring things much more successfully to a conclusion here, she does so in ways that leave the main character seeming much more active and doesn't depend so thoroughly on poor character communication to create drama. The story was interesting, the pacing good, and the situations thought provoking. Decidedly the best so far!!

I will say there were a few places where forced constraints on communication
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Lauren
There were a lot of great ideas in this trilogy and the writing style itself was excellent. However, for all three books I couldn't connect with the characters and didn't feel as if any of the characters were bonding with each other despite how we're told that it is so. And while the events flowed into each other in a sensical (I'm making that a word) way, I couldn't shake the feeling that it all felt 'contrived'.

Though, I seem to be getting similar experiences from everything I read lately, so
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Alice
The Grand Finally, Book 3

The intensity of the build up to Seyonne's powers continues, as he attempts to aid Aleksander to recover his kingdom and free the people from oppression. This is compounded by the involvement of the nameless God imprisoned by Valder, who has been invading the dreams of Seyonne and others.

This is truly a great fantasy epic with detailed world building and strong characters. Be sure to read the trilogy in order: 1 - Transformation, 2 - Revelation, 3 - Restoration. Good bo
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Petra Eriksson
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Kristin
Writing: 4
Story: 4
Satisfaction: 4

A strong ending to a really good series. There were quite a few things left unanswered but the major plot points were addressed in a pretty satisfactory way.

In the beginning of Restoration, Seyonne has completely isolated his demon counterpart - a strange thing to start with since at the end of Revelation he seemed to be coming to grips with the togetherness. There are a couple main plot lines in Restoration. The first that comes about is Aleksander's Emperor fa
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Quigui
Restoration is the book that closes the Rai-Kirah trilogy, and reveals much of the secrets of its world, specially when it comes to Ezzarian mythology. Things do not start easy for Seyonne, who is living with Blaise's rebels, but trying to keep his demon in check. Only he sometimes loses his mind and gets this urge to kill all humans. He has been postponing crossing the portal that leads to Kir'Navarrin in part because he wants to spend as much time as he can with his son, and in part because he ...more
An
Restoration is an amazing third to Carol Berg's Rai-Kirah series. In this book, Aleksander's father is murdered and Aleksander himself suddenly finds that the strongest families in his Empire have turned against him. In a race against time to reclaim his throne, Aleksander finds strength in his closest ally, Seyonne. But Seyonne has his own problems as he struggles with his demon half for possession of his soul.

Restoration was very well written and the story ties up loose ends from the previous
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Su
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Shari  Mulluane
Carol Berg does a great job with writing in first person, something that takes true talent to pull off. Her imaginative way of dealing with demons is delightful and I equally loved the challenges she puts in Seyonne's path. She successfully explores the pitfalls of absolute power and pushes the boundaries of loyalty and trust. She is a master of surprise, that is one of my greatest joys in this story, you know that nothing is ever exactly as it appears. That knowledge keeps you turning pages, wa ...more
Stuart
This is the third in the Rai-Kirah series, but I didn't enjoy it as much as the previous two. A lot of it was good, but I found a lot of it too confusing, particularly the parts where the hero (Seyonne) goes back to duel with the Nameless God. It starts with Seyonne apparently enjoying a well earned rest, albeit in exile from his homeland, when his pastoral scene is interrupted by assassins. It turns out that his friend Aleksander is presumed to have killed the Emperror (his father) and the coun ...more
Meredith Galman
I have very mixed feelings about this conclusion to the Rai-Kirah trilogy. Berg's prose is as well-crafted as ever, and I enjoyed the first half very much, but as soon as Seyonne meets the prisoner of Tyrrad Nor, it begins to drag.

Almost nothing went the way I expected it to; that's not necessarily a bad thing, but I didn't think the author's choices were the most satisfying. I was puzzled by Seyonne's course of action, annoyed that it took him such an unconscionable amount of time to seek cruc
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Sueij
Yeah, about the same as the second in the trilogy, which is to say wildly disappointing compared to the first (which works as a stand-alone and should be on everyone's "to read" list). There's just no real spark to the storytelling.

Except for perhaps the last 100 pages, when the main character back in active relationship with Aleksander and I started caring again. It makes me think that the trilogy is really about Aleksander, but just doesn't always have to do with him.

This trilogy was Berg's fi
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Arianna
The first 200 pages of the books are quite tedious. Unfortunately, the story took time to get speed, despite the fact that we had already two books as introduction to this one.
Finally, when the narration involved me, I enjoyed reading the final events around Seyonne's life, even though I was not understanding all the complexity of Carol Berg's world fully.
The language is lacking descriptive depth and is not always smooth for a not mothertongue.
The world were the story is set is fascinating, but
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Ithlilian
Oh the horror, the agony, the pain! No, that's not about the events in the book, that's how I felt reading it. I think my fingers may have starting hurting from so much page flipping. I very rarely enjoy war in fantasy books. The planning, the moving forces, the monotony of it all, I just can't take it. I thought Seyonne was going to confront some big bad guy and some surprises were going to come along. Instead they talked and Seyonne inhabited dreams, and they talked more. The whole thing is ju ...more
Ricky
This book sucked.

Maybe I was burned out after reading the first two, but I never did finish this book. By the time I was half way through I just couldn't be bothered with it anymore. I wanted to read something good and this book wasn't delivering.

They came back from the spirit world limbo the 2nd book played around in, but I couldn't care less. I wanted the main character to die (unfortunately he didn't) if for no other reason than it would end the writing and I wouldn't feel guilty about quitti
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Cecile
Yet another enjoyable read with this last part of the trilogy, as we ride along with Seyonne and Aleksander on a journey across a crumbling empire.

While Aleksander is struggling to hold together what's left of his old life after seeing all falling apart around him, Seyonne still is gnawed by a lot of issues. First he has to deal with his demon, who drives him berserk when in violent situations. Then he has nightmares plaguing his nights, reminders of a dreadful destiny he's trying to avoid. It e
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Carolyn Haley
Of the three books in this series, I would rank it second best. The first, Transformation, was superior on all levels. The second was heavy sledding but made sense in the context of the world Berg has created and the destiny of her main character, Seyonne. Book three wraps it all up, though not as tidily as some might like it to be. Seyonne's character develops in unexpected directions, and at times I wanted to slap him for his obtuseness. Conversely, he is what he is what he is, and he did ulti ...more
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Carol Berg is the author of the epic fantasy
The Books of the Rai-kirah, The Bridge of D'Arnath Quartet, the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award winning Lighthouse Duet - Flesh and Spirit and Breath and Bone - the standalone novel Song of the Beast , and the three novels of the Collegia Magica.

Berg holds a degree in mathematics from Rice University, and a degree in computer science from the University of Co
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Other Books in the Series

Rai-Kirah (3 books)
  • Transformation (Rai-Kirah, #1)
  • Revelation (Rai-Kirah, #2)
Transformation (Rai-Kirah, #1) Revelation (Rai-Kirah, #2) Son of Avonar (The Bridge of D'Arnath, #1) Flesh and Spirit (Lighthouse, #1) Breath and Bone (Lighthouse, #2)

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