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The Palace of Impossible Dreams (Tide Lords #3)

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Eternity is a long time to be watching over your shoulder...

The Tide is turning, and the Immortals who have walked the world for eons are once again coming into their powers and stepping from obscure boltholes to take control once more.

The very mortal lady Arkady knows of their plans but holds out little hope of being able to stop them. Branded and sold into slavery, Arkad
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ebook, 464 pages
Published June 22nd 2010 by Tor Books (first published March 1st 2008)
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Traci
Sep 25, 2011 Traci rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This is one of the best fantasy series I have read. Fallon is very much an underrated talent. And I recommend reading her if you haven't already. This is a "middle" book that builds on what has already happened and sets up a finale. I enjoyed the slow pace although I know others did not. I liked the characters even though it was a little too Twilightesque drama. Hopefully the last book swings things back up. I recommend this series to fans of Robin Hobb, of mythology, and any romance readers who ...more
Kanani
Feb 14, 2012 Kanani rated it did not like it
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Mihir
Sep 15, 2012 Mihir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Full review originally at Fantasy Book Critic

FORMAT/CLASSIFICATION: "The Palace of Impossible Dreams" (US hc edition) stands at about 460 pages while the Australian mmpb edition, both Liviu and myself have read stands at about 580 pages. As with the previous installments there is a prologue set in the past and featuring some Tide Lords' nefarious doings and the ordinary mortals who tried to resist them, as well as an epilogue that presages the stunning tetralogy ending The Chaos Crystal. There
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Lis
Feb 23, 2011 Lis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Okay, this book is definitely the middle child of this trilogy. Except for moving along a few plot points that needed to be set up for the finale, not a great deal happens. Still enjoyable though, and the author actually managed to totally blind-side me with a plot twist right at the very end - the first time that's happened in this series! She had better be able to properly carry this twist through in the finale, though, because it completely changes everything about a major character, and how ...more
Nazurka
Nov 04, 2015 Nazurka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gezeitenstern-Saga 03. Der Palast der verlorenen Träume - Jennifer Fallon
Eine weitere Leiter zum Höhepunkt der Königsflut!

Der Palast der verlorenen Träume

Klappentext:

"Die magischen Gezeiten nähern sich ihrem Höhepunkt und mit ihnen wachsen die Kräfte der Unsterblichen. In vielen Reichen strecken die Gezeitenfürsten die Hand nach dem Thron aus. Declan Hawkes, der tot geglaubte Meisterspion, ist auf der Suche nach seiner großen Liebe Arkady Desean, die in ein fernes Land verschleppt wurde. Declan
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Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)
I love this series. Love love love love love.

And the ending! Makes me want to read the next straight away ^^
Ruth
Jun 28, 2015 Ruth rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
For me, this was probably one of the weaker books in the series. A lot of plots were neatly tied up but I got the impression it was really written just to move all the major characters into place in readiness for the finale. I still thoroughly enjoyed it and the characters behaved more-or-less in line with their history. Some of the sub-plots though lacked a little emotional depth and the love story is getting a tad tiresome. Looking forward to the next one though so recommended for those of the ...more
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Well, I’m definitely still really enjoying this series. John Telfer’s an excellent narrator with a wide range of voices. My interest in the story hasn’t really flagged at any point. Still, I’m not as much of a fan of this installment.

Here’s the thing: I’m really uncomfortable with the role of women in this story. Despite the fact that almost all of the women are really powerful, they’re almost exclusively evaluated as sex objects. So many of the female immortals are described with the designatio
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Wang Xiuyi
Nov 01, 2012 Wang Xiuyi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This has to be the weakest entry in the entire series. Arkady's behaviour and response after she was sold into slavery was incomprehensible. Despite her comments that her experience has changed her, she appeared to get on with everything else as if its life as usual. There was no sign of lasting trauma or animosity directed towards the culprits of her demise.

Her ability to bounce back from adversarial circumstances was so unbelievable that the plot seems to be modelled after a season of Grey's
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jD
Aug 03, 2011 jD rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am really loving this series. I have moved on and am now reading book 4. It is suppose to be the final one according to some reviews but I can't find anything official that says it's the final book. The author's website does not refer to the series as complete.

I am compeletly convinced that Tide Lords is a under-rated fantasy series. I can see the strength of Ms. Fallon's creativity with each book. This installment took me to another level of entertainment. Overall, Tide Lords is not high fan
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Brandi
Nov 01, 2012 Brandi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Zara
Klappentext:

Die magischen Gezeiten nähern sich ihrem Höhepunkt und mit ihnen wachsen die Kräfte der Unsterblichen. In vielen Reichen strecken die Gezeitenfürsten die Hand nach dem Thron aus. Declan Hawkes, der tot geglaubte Meisterspion, ist auf der Suche nach seiner großen Liebe Arkady Desean, die in ein fernes Land verschleppt wurde. Declan hütet ein Geheimnis, das ihn in den Augen aller, die gegen die Gezeitenfürsten kämpfen, zum Verräter macht, und das ihn für immer von Arkady entzweien könn
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Elena
Jul 14, 2011 Elena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ACHTUNG SPOILER! Wer Band 1 und 2 noch nicht gelesen hat, sollte besser nur das Fazit lesen.

Die Gezeiten steigen unaufhaltsam weiter und eine Königsflut steht bevor, doch noch bleiben die Unsterblichen in der Deckung. Die als Sklavin gebrandmarkte Arkady dient sich dem Schiffarzt als Hure und Gehilfin an, um weder allen Matrosen zu Willen sein zu müssen, noch später nicht in den sinestrischen Bergwerken zu landen. Declan hadert mit seinem Schicksal, macht sich aber schließlich auf dem Weg um Ark
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Lina Al-Midfa
Nov 18, 2014 Lina Al-Midfa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
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Lauren
Jan 17, 2014 Lauren rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: real-fantasy
I have to say - this was my least favorite of the Tide Lords saga. The Palace of Impossible Dreams picks up immediately after of The Gods of Amyrantha & the events at the end. Each chapter is told from third person perspective and feature Stellan, Cayal, Arkady, Declan, Tiji, Warlock, Jaxyn, Lukys POVs.

The first two installments of this series were very well done, with interesting characters & an intriguing story line. For me, this is a fun series that brings up some interesting ideas
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Samantha
Jul 23, 2014 Samantha rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I devoured the two books before this. The story is so unique and I appreciate that Arkady is a female character with intelligence and nerve and strength. Without getting into spoilers, I could not accept that Arkady's character changes dramatically into a ignorant damsel-in-distress who is completely unable to think for herself. There is no plot reason for this change, it just happens randomly towards the end of the book. I actually had to put it down and not finish it.
Tommi
May 23, 2015 Tommi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Short to the point:
The first part of the series was good. Now it's nothing else than "The Bold and the Beautiful". Nothing relating to the major story arch happens in the book. NOTHING. Everyone just meets up, has sex and then for no reason at all runs off from their finaly found love. Only to end up in the clutches of the persons they were trying to hide from in the first place, waiting for the next episode of the soap opera to continue.
Alyssa
Dec 05, 2015 Alyssa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The progress of the story overall is interesting, but I'm finding Cayal more irritating as it progresses and Arkady is just a plot device at this point. It's too bad, because she started out as an interesting, intelligent female protagonist and by the end of book 3 she is just something for Cayal and Declan to fight over, when she isn't being kidnapped.
Tiffany
Jun 28, 2010 Tiffany rated it really liked it
I felt I made one giant circle with this book in the series. Pretty much, things eek'ed forward just a bit in the greater picture, but not much else happened. There was a lot of saving of the mortals by immortals, Cayal still trying to die, more pieces of the puzzle put together. But there was no real solution found. It all just left you hanging at the end.

I'm just feeling a little put out that the whole ending was basically similar to the ending of the second book, just different circumstances
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Danielle
Nov 25, 2012 Danielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
oooh there are some good twists and turns in this one! And the twist in the last chapter...I only just saw that coming and it's going to make for an interesting storyline in book 4 I think.
I was a bit worried about starting this one because a few reviews have said that only the first book was good and all the rest become too unbelievable but I've really enjoyed this series so far. Yes some things happen that are unexpected but that just makes the story all the more interesting, and I'm keen to
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mybluesunset
At this point, it's clear that the characters are shallow and pretty dim, and the dialogue is poor. Nevertheless it's still compelling enough, and some characters are likable enough, that I keep reading.
Keith Howlett
Apr 21, 2014 Keith Howlett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the story. I am very disappointed with the future of the series. the epilogue shows the immortal group on modern day Earth and begins to tell the new story. Anticipation was very high until I visited Jennifer Fallons website. She will not continue the series. I hope someone picks up the series and finishes it.
Micaela
Jan 28, 2016 Micaela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Still enjoyable, but definitely downhill from the first two. The series needed some serious streamlining, but from what I understand, that may actually have been partly the editor's fault interfering with things in the first book.
Aaron
Oct 10, 2015 Aaron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just as good as the last one, love that we are finally seeing some of the use of power, as well as more of the Immortals in general. Going to be interesting to see it all finish in one book, hoping it doesn't feel rushed.
Joel Tone
Apr 25, 2015 Joel Tone rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Suffers a bit from middle book syndrome, but it was still a fun read. I'm looking forward to seeing how the last book pulls everything together.
Chantal
It's the best one of this series to date. I can't wait for the next one.
Terry
Jul 25, 2015 Terry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just gets better.
Renee Rearden
Feb 12, 2011 Renee Rearden rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: keepers
I absolutely adore the Tide Lords series.

This is a sweeping epic that follows Lady Arkady and her very mortal existence. The world is changing. A tide of magic is on the rise, and when it crests, the Tide Lords, immortal individuals with the ability to wield magic, will each battle for a piece of the world to rule. Lady Arkady, her lifelong friend Declan, her husband Stellan, and a handful of others race to find a way to stop the Tide Lords from destroying humanity and the world as they know it.
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Tchula Ripton
Nov 16, 2013 Tchula Ripton rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
The first two installments were well done, with interesting characters. Unfortunately, as this series is progressing, I like the characters less and less. They are, without exception, fairly selfish, and seem to lack the ability to think about the consequences of their actions. And, if they do think about it, they often don't care, which is really reprehensible. I'll finish the 4th book, but I'm getting to the point where I think all of these jerks should just get what's coming to them. :-P
Jacinta Hoare
Hmmm, what a funny book this one was - there is another volume after this so its another situation where the plot marks time while the players set themselves up for their next big move. While there were plenty of twists and turns for various characters the story seemed to work itself into a circle and the status quo at the start was not a lot different from the status quo at the end.

However I still enjoyed the exercise of reading this book and have now started the fourth volume.
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Fallon is the author of 17 full-length bestselling novels and a number of published short stories in genres ranging from horror to science fiction.

In addition to 4 complete fantasy series - The Demon Child trilogy, The Hythrun Chronicles, the Second Sons Trilogy,The Tide Lords Quadrilogy and the Rift Runners series - Fallon has written both a tie-novel and short fiction for the TV series, Stargat
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