Redeeming The Lost (The Tale of Lanen Kaelar, #3)
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Redeeming The Lost (The Tale of Lanen Kaelar #3)

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The prophecies are coming true and the ancient race of the Kantri-or true dragons-have come back to the world of Men. It was through the actions of Young Lanen Kaelar that the Kantri were reminded of the larger world. It was bravery (and a mad belief in the old tales) that caused the young woman to start a perilous journey to find the great dragons of legend. In doing so,...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 29th 2005 by Tor Fantasy (first published June 1st 2004)
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I did like the overall journey, but the first person/ past tense "journal" style of these books never did become less awkward to read (especially because it involves multiple POV), the villains were all idiots, the protagonists all broke out in to painfully whiny angst given half a chance, and the ending was a sickening sweet Happily Ever After that managed to gloss over the years afterwards and yet disappointingly failed to mention any major consequences or outcomes. (view spoiler)...more
Finished this awesome series, finally. Overall, it was fun and romantic, and I only have small problems with it.

For being the end of the trilogy, it seemed to wrap up everything fairly nicely. While I wonder about certain characters, such as what happened to the young mercenary who quit while he was ahead, and any deals made with the Silent Service for horses, the big stuff was pretty resolved. I enjoyed how the few main characters were not only continually developed, but the newer side characte...more
Aug 25, 2012 Rachel rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
I wonder if I might have enjoyed this more, had it not been years since I finished the second book in the set. I came back to it remembering the ending of the second book, and how annoyed I'd been that it was a cliffhanger. I remembered there were dragons and magic. That was about it.
It was good, and I thought her first few chapters caught me up beautifully on the events of the first two books in the series. I wasn't entirely sure what was going on with Vilkas, but even he didn't seem to know so...more
Caitlin (Ayashi)
It was a little strange picking up this book after perhaps two years. I read the first when I was in high school (soon after it came out), then finally read the second just a couple of years ago.

It was a little difficult to get into at first, I think probably due to the fact that it really seems that book 2 and 3 were meant to be one long novel instead of two separate ones. It took a while to get back into the swing of things. I would definitely recommend to anyone who may be thinking of reading...more
Jeffrey Grant
Like the previous book in the series, this one was good but held few surprises. You don't read this one to find out what's going to happen; it follows standard tropes and character arcs to the T. So the enjoyment is realized from reading how all these things come to pass.
Fortunately Kerner writes well and is particularly good at creating and maintaining believable character interaction. All of the relationships in the story make sense and people behave true to their characters, with no one sudd...more
Book ending. Don't know if I'm much happy with it. It is quite stupid and not so interesting. The only thing that kept me going till the end is the stupid desire that she also would be able to change in a dragon.

Only thing that is really good in this book is the final battle. It's epic and very well written. Intelligent, difficult and well fought.
Erica (daydreamer)
Jan 29, 2010 Erica (daydreamer) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Dragon lovers
Recommended to Erica (daydreamer) by: Three of my sisters
Shelves: 2010-reads, adult, dragons
For some reason, I liked Redeeming the Lost a lot more than the first two. There was a lot more action in this one, and I got into it more. The ending was brilliant. I would have been so mad if it hadn't ended the way it did, but it ended perfect. Three of my sisters have read this series and they all love it. I can't share their enthusiasm. The first two books just didn't catch my attention, then I read this book, and I perked up; in my opinion it was the best of the three, but still, not amazi...more
This was a great conclusion to this series. It took me years to pick up all 3 books and the only thing I regret is that I didn't do it sooner.
I will say I shed a few tears but that is all I'm telling. If you like a good fantasy with love and dragons, you should probably be reading these books.
Good and fun. I know why it took forever to get into book two, it's really like one 600 page book, not two separate books and of course a longer book has a longer set up. :) It was fun and I still like it after finishing it. :) Always a good sign. :)
Jun 04, 2012 Sarah rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fantasy Lovers
Recommended to Sarah by: Found in Bookstore
The final installment of the Lanen Kaelar series. A major battle between good and evil as well as smaller, personal battles that will decide the future of the world.
Conclusion to the series. I think the climax was a bit lame, but the epilogue was interesting even if it still left me with a few questions unanswered.
Ruth Kevghas
This trilogy lost steam after the first book, the last one sort of redeemed it, but never captured my interest as much as the first.
Wow! Fast and furious ending, really good storyline, thoroughly enjoyed it! Tearjerker ending though, a bit hard on the heart.
Oh, this was such a good series! Not too short, not too long, great characters, wonderful world-building, excellent read!
Mar 06, 2009 Arwen rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fantasy Lovers
Shelves: four-star
The conclusion to the Tales of Lanen Kaelar series. I hope to see more work by this author.
The ending was a bit contrived, but I enjoyed it.
The best conclusion to a series I've ever read!
Still left a lot of questions hanging.
3.5 Stars.
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Elizabeth Kerner (1958–) is a fantasy writer. She is the author of Song in the Silence, The Lesser Kindred, and Redeeming the Lost, the initial trilogy of a series based upon humans re-establishing contact with dragons, who fled mortal lands thousands of years ago for reasons unknown.

An American by birth, she moved to Scotland in 1976 to attend the University of St. Andrews. She obtained an MA (Ho...more
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