Shattered Dance (White Magic, #3)
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Shattered Dance (White Magic #3)

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Once again the Aurelian Empire is in danger, and once again Valeria must risk more than her life to save it. With threats from without, including sorcerous attacks against the soon-to-be empress, and pressures from within--the need to continue the dynasty and Kerrec, the father of Valeria's child, the first choice to do so--Valeria must overcome plots and perils as she str...more
ebook, 448 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Luna Books
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I absolutly hate it when I like every book in a series EXCEPT the last one!
Angela R.
All I can say is WOW! I'd been putting off reading this book because I was afraid of disappointment. My feelings toward the first two books in this series have always been complicated. The heroine is a complicated person who is sometimes difficult to relate to. I love her spirit and her practical nature which causes her to do what she thinks best in every situation. Unfortunately, sometimes she makes hard choices that are uncomfortable for the reader, particularly in her choice of men to bring t...more
Lianne Burwell
This was a satisfying end to the trilogy. In a world where gods disguise themselves as white horses, their riders are mages who can see the patterns of the future. Valeria is the first woman to get the call to be a rider, where she fell in love with Kerrec, who was the Emperor's son before he got the call. Despite a barbarian invasion, and a barbarian prince who is also in love with Valeria, the two came together and now have a daughter.

But the Emperor is dead, and Kerrec's sister is set to take...more
While this is my least favourite of the trilogy, I still enjoyed this book. I liked that Brennan didn't depict Valeria as a perfect mother, and one who struggled with that itself, but the guilt she felt because she though she was 'wrong' (a common feeling for real life mothers sadly). Though, quite frankly, the kid was used like a far off prop for 99% of the book.

Proving once again that I have some deep seated issues, Euan remains my favourite character of the series (Euan/Valeria forever yo!)....more
I thought I wouldn't like this series because of my previous experience with The House of Star, but surprisingly I liked it. As with any good romance/drama there is a love triangle. The whole by-play between Valeria and her two lovers frustrates but also makes the reader want to keep reading to find out what happens. The ending is satisfying if a little bitter-sweet (because she has to choose between lovers). It's definitely made my favorite's list. A really well written book will make you laugh...more
i have gotten to page 130 and its kind of slow starting. i loved the first two books. I have owned this book for two years and now i just picked it up and put it down again. its just seems hard to get though it. so i guess i will finish reading it one day
Julie (Books and Insomnia)
The best that's ever happened in this trilogy was Grania. And I think, without Gothard, the Unmaking, and the war, Valeria and Euan could have been perfect for each other. I liked him better than Kerrec.
Debra Parmley
This is one of the best series I have ever read. I highly recommend this series for readers who enjoy this genre.
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Caitlin Brennan believes wholeheartedly in the writer's favorite adage, "Write what you know." She is a history buff and a lifelong reader and writer of fantasy, and she breeds and trains Lipizzan horses--the original "White Gods." She lives near Tucson, Arizona, with her stallion, Pluto Carrma III, and his herd of Ladies and his rival the Evil Gelding, along with f...more
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