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Staying Power (Darshian Tales #3)

4.15  ·  Rating Details  ·  240 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Karik always wanted to travel and see more of the world. Now he’s on his first major expedition to explore the mysterious land of Andon. But he’ll learn working in a team and managing diverse talents and personalities isn’t easy. It’s even harder when your leader is a prickly, handsome lieutenant and your colleague only opens his mouth to insert the other foot. Contains "F ...more
ebook, 254 pages
Published June 28th 2006 by Ann Somerville (LuLu) (first published 2006)
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Jul 31, 2015 Paul rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This has turned out to be an excellent high fantasy series.
Oct 22, 2010 Dumbledore11214 rated it really liked it
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Nov 20, 2014 Estara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is the third book in the Darshian Tales and finally the focus shifts from Arman and Kei to Karik and his background, as well as his personal and professional future.

We get introduced to Andon and its beauties, as well as the protagonist of the fourth Darshian tale. As always there are explorations of self-worth, prejudice, fatherhood, love, knowledge, discipline, war, perseverance in the face of inner and outer catastrophe - there's even enemies-to-lovers and you can follow both protagonis
Oct 03, 2015 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Absolute excellence
Mar 25, 2013 Heather rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite book in the series so far.

After following Karik through his teenage turmoil, it was so rewarding to watch him come into his own in this book as a man, scientist, and lover. Romi is possibly my favorite character in all of these books. The banter and chemistry between these two is simply amazing. The best love is born out of respect, not infatuation, and respect is definitely the basis for this couple.

The only downside to this book is that Arman and Kei take a secondary role.
Oct 14, 2014 Aelfwina rated it did not like it
Shelves: mm, fantasy-scifi
The author seems capable of only writing 2 kinds of characters: the nasty ones (think Umbridge types) and the self-flagellating ones ("if only I had" and "it's all my fault" went on for pages!).
the evolution of the relationship between Karikband Romi reminds me very much of that between Arman and Kei, without the captor/captive element. I found a few aspects of the story troubling, though not wholly unexpected given the development of the characters involved.

I sometimes find the widening landscape of this series troubling, but i think that's just myself having some issues picturing the map of the world in my head.

I do love that Somerville has kept the original characters in play throu
May 12, 2014 Tamela rated it it was amazing
Loved this series. Long stories but worth every page.

Jan 31, 2011 Nene rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, fantasy, series
I loved Karik having his own full story, and this was the perfect way to go with it. Karik definitely needed his own adventure! As I mentioned in my review of book one, the romance is a very tiny portion of the book, so if you're looking for an epic romantic fantasy, this one isn't it. But it is an epic fantasy for sure, and the world building never ceases to amaze me.
Mandy Beyers
Aug 04, 2012 Mandy Beyers rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Mandy by: Suong Doan
I loved seeing Karik find his partner after all he went through as a young man, and Romi was a great character as well. Several events made me want to cry and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about familiar characters again.
Jun 30, 2012 Nicole marked it as own-to-read
I've started this, but then I hit an emotional funk... So I'll come back to this when I'm in a better mood because I want to enjoy this book to the fullest!
May 06, 2012 Nightcolors rated it liked it
3.5 stars.
First read: December 14 - 17, 2010.
My favorite of the Darshian Saga so far!
Dec 11, 2013 Nikolay rated it it was amazing
The best one in the series so far.
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Ann Somerville grew up in one of Australia’s prettiest small cities. In 1989, she left Australia with a BA and a burning ambition to see more of the world and its people, and to discover this ‘culture’ thing people kept telling her about. In 2006, she returned home to Southeast Queensland with two more degrees (this time in science and IT), an English husband and a staggering case of homesickness, ...more
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