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Betrayals (The Blending #4)

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On a world of magical adepts, the five greatest talents are fated to unite and rule. But Tamrissa, Jovi, Vallant, Rion, and Lorand have been cruelly separated, struck down by treachery at the very moment of their greatest triumph.Scattered across a vast empire, the five heroes must escape their prisons and find each other again. For only then will they be able to re-create ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 1st 1999 by Eos
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Mar 01, 2013 Kim rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
The story has taken a different turn at this point, and I'm enjoying that. The conflict between Tamrissa and Vallant continues, and I'd just like to see them work things out. There is a new twist to their conflict, which could turn interesting. Can't wait to read the next book. I ordered it, and it has been shipped. Just wish it would get here.
Jan 23, 2015 secondwomn rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction, reread, 2009, sff, 2015
the worst of the lot.
Nov 22, 2013 Viridian5 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
In Betrayals by Sharon Green, our five element mages have been separated and sent off to horrifying situations after treachery destroyed them in the competitions. Scattered, they must escape and find each other again. Only together can they meld into their Blending to fight their enemies and try to help others like themselves.

About half of the nasty cliffhangers from the last book get taken care of very quickly. Too quickly. I would have appreciated Rion spending more time dealing with his, and
Jul 09, 2016 zjakkelien rated it liked it
This book is again a bit better than its predecessors. What I feared at the end of book 3 did not happen: after the main characters get split up, there is no repetition with each member encountering the same thing. Instead, they manage to find each other again relatively quickly and get help from other people. They handle themselves relatively well, and manage to find out a lot more about what a blending can do. The blending is definitely one of the pros of the series: the magic itself is really ...more
Aug 12, 2016 Marta rated it liked it
Shelves: tea, tea-and-baths
Some major themes that are developed in the fourth round of the magical mind-fuckery that is the Blending Series:

* Using Puredan to enslave people is not OK.
* Using your Spirit Magic to enslave people is OK.
* It is now time for a refreshing cup of tea.
* The enslaved are partly (entirely?) responsible for their own enslavement, unless Puredan was involved, in which case they get a pass.
* Without tea, we are nothing. We are nothing without tea. Might we please have tea, now? (We demand tea).
* The
May 22, 2008 emily rated it it was ok
when i was fifteen, i thought this series was the shit. the writing wasn't great, but hey, the sexy parts were good, so it didn't matter that the plot was like swiss cheese sliced superthin, right? looking back, the fact that the sexy parts *are* the best parts of these books is pretty telling. the premises of the plot and characters aren't bad, and there are some parts that are actually interesting, but overall the series is repetitive and predictable, and probably not worth the time it'd take ...more
May 02, 2011 Heather rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, novels
I liked this series when I read it as a teenager, but it wasn't awe-inspiring even then. That probably tells you something. At that point in my life, the sex (omg it makes ther magik stronger lololol!) held my interest enough to read the whole series. These days, I probably wouldn't waste my time and would look for something else with more substance.
Jan 06, 2016 Alice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everyone finds out what has been happening to the missing Highs

The Blended Five are winning when they loose and find themselves drugged and enslaved. The Nobel Newly Seated Five also deal with dangers as they indulge in housecleaning. War rumbles in the background.
Jun 12, 2009 Clarice rated it liked it
Shelves: at-home, 2009
Getting a teensy better here. Some elements of surprise in the plotting, which is always nice. I enjoy not being able to predict what happens next. Some of the conflict is still TOTALLY ANNOYING, but whatevah... I can work around it. Still crack.
Dec 13, 2011 LemontreeLime rated it it was ok
An occasional really good turn of phrase hidden inside essentially popcorn fantasy. After book 1 they are much easier reads (even better when you stop reading the italicized intros to the chapters and books...)
Jun 20, 2016 James rated it it was amazing
Full review here:

Probably the strongest of the quintet, it also relies rather heavily on rape, both literal and figurative as a plot point, as well as using the Blending entity as a Deus ex Machina quite a bit.
Aug 16, 2011 Colleen rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy-novels
I wasn't impressed but the lack of a climax and complete storyline. The narrative read like walking over pleasant rolling hills would feel. Just...pleasant. I enjoy this author, but this was A bit too wandering.
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Nothing is ever easy. Divided, these rebels need to get back together. Another enjoyable read with magic, intrigue and power struggles.
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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 ...more
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