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The Rebel Prince (Moorehawke Trilogy #3)

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  1,184 Ratings  ·  108 Reviews
Who will survive the final battle?

Set in a fantastical medieval Europe, this is the final book in a compelling trilogy of court intrigue, adventure and romance.

After a joyful reunion, it seems that the years of war have left their scars on brothers Alberon and Razi, and it is not long before their differences come between them.

Alberon is determined to protect the kingdom b
Paperback, 435 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Allen & Unwin (first published January 1st 2010)
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Krista (I remember you, Min) (Critical)
May 30, 2011 Krista (I remember you, Min) (Critical) rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who enjoy cold, heartless heroines who treat their man like a slave.
Here is Wynter (her name is so perfect; suits her):

Wynter is terrible in this book. Really. Her initial shame of Christopher made me sick. She also has many thoughts about how she wishes Christopher was suffering. Who the hell would want that? What's wrong with her? God, she so does not deserve him. At one point Chris is falling asleep with a cup of scorching tea in his hand, and she laughs to herself, hoping he'll drop it on his lap and burn himself. If it was cold, MAYBE that would be funny, b
Nov 14, 2010 Martha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, adult
My husband was reading the back of this book and mentioned that it seemed rather violent for my tastes. In many ways, he is right, so I've been trying to figure out how to describe why I liked this series anyway. Let's see if I can explain...

This series is about war, intrigue, betrayals, usurpations, rebellions, monsters (human & otherwise) and other ickiness that I usually avoid. It is also about love, loyalty, honor, and generally good people trying to find a mostly good path that leads ou
I'd been greatly anticipating the third installment of Celine Kiernan's engaging trilogy, so when 'The Rebel Prince' came out, I scooped it up happily. First let me say I did enjoy it. It was overall engaging, and just as compulsively readable as the first two volumes, but there were a couple things that kind of gave me pause.

In 'Prince,' we finally get to meet the long-missing Alberon. Who, regrettably, turns out to be a full-of-himself prat. Now, that might just be how royalty IS in this land
May 24, 2015 Kate rated it it was amazing
Shelves: treasured, own, signed
I simply adore this book. There are truly no words to describe how deeply I adore this book. Celine has concluded her beautifully realistic trilogy with great heart and emotion, making 'The Moorehawke Trilogy' one of the best series I have ever read.

I was so deeply engrossed in the story that at every twist and turn I fretted over the outcomes and reactions. Even when I was pried away from the book for sleep, meals and university lectures, I was constantly thinking about the latest plot develop
Aug 28, 2010 Tegan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 16, 2010 Choco rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 0-favourites
I just finished this book, and let me tell you it was so so satisfying.. This is definitely one of my favourite series ever!!

I don't know where to start to describe how great this trilogy is, but I'll do my best.

I believe there are mainly three components to a person both in a book or in a real life: behaviours (or actions), emotions, and thoughts (or cognition). A lot of books focus on actions and not enough on emotions, I think. If a book is written from the first person, we readers usually ha
Allison (The Allure of Books)
The three books of the series are The Poison Throne, The Crowded Shadows and The Rebel Prince. I'm reviewing them together partly because it would be hard to write individual reviews without a ton of spoilers...but also because I was insanely addicted to the series and read all three books in a row, and in a ridiculously short amount of time. Oh - and fair warning - there will be gushing to follow.

Here, friends. Here is a series to get lost in. This world, these people...they don't let you keep
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Despite the fact that I liked a lot of things about this series, to me it felt underdone. This was emphasised by the abrupt ending to the final book. I never really connected to the POV protagonist and felt that she was the wrong choice to tell a story where she was more often than not on the edges of the action. Seeing things through Ravi and Christopher's eyes (or even Jonathan's or Alberon's) would have given the story more depth and made the political machinations clearer. A map might have b ...more
Feb 17, 2016 Kate rated it it was amazing
I loved this series so much I am so glad I finally got around to buying the last book. Such great characters and tension. I want more. But also so happy with how well the story ended, such a clever way of showing what happened to these amazing characters. Definitely will reread at some point in the future.
Dec 22, 2015 Kate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another re-read for this year, and I am not sure why but I find myself hopelessly drawn back to the Moorehawke world and the central trio. I suppose it is the combination of strong unique characters and wonderful writing that has me pulling these books from the shelf.
Aug 13, 2015 Shelley rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, ya, 2000s, europe
A fantastic conclusion
Nov 07, 2010 Snicks rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this series...Loved the characters....Satisfying ending...Please write more Ms. Kiernan...
Apr 27, 2015 Cateline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
love this story til the end!!!
Jan 30, 2011 TheBookSmugglers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-of-2010
Original Review of trilogy HERE

A few months ago, Thea and I wrote a joint review The Poison Throne, the first book in the Moorehawke Trilogy by Celine Kiernan and posted the review over at I loved it (Thea not so much – which is fine, because this series has ANA written all over it) and vowed to read the other two books ASAP. I didn’t and that was only because I knew that I needed at least a good 10 free hours in order to do so: I had the feeling that once I started reading book 2, I wo
Oct 30, 2016 Kinsey rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If Goodreads allowed you to give a book zero stars, this book's rating would go down a peg. I even begin?

I trudged my way through the first two books because I thought the premise was interesting (first book) and kept reading for the inevitable meeting between Razi and Alberon (second book). I was disappointed with both but soldiered onto the third book because - and let's be honest here - I had come too far to go back now.

This book was just utterly incomprehensible. The prince that
Wynter, her friends, and the Merron tribe arrive at Alberon’s camp and reality slams back around our trio, reminding them of their social and political divisions. I hate diplomatic, political speak and it’s frustrating at first, watching Razi and Wynter dance around the issues with Alberon. But whether it’s a result of their close relationship or the long journey away from court, it doesn’t take too long to cut to the chase and lay it all on the table. Finally, we get the answers that have been ...more
Melissa Hayden
Aug 07, 2011 Melissa Hayden rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third and final book of the trilogy, some spoilers for the previous books could be present.

Wynter, Razi, and Christopher are traveling with the Merron warriors, who are on their diplomatic mission to find the Rebel prince. They have all started to come to terms with the happenings of The Crowded Shadows. In trying to find the Rebel Prince they try different rendezvous points with no avail. Finally, they come across Alberon's military men and make it to camp. After some quick work wit
Laura Summers
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We've waited two books to meet him, so much that I wondered if we ever would. But, book three in this trilogy is finally about the alleged traitor, Prince Alberon. Once again the story is more about lethal political games than it is about action, as Wynter and Alberon's half brother Razi try to get to the bottom of the split in the kingdom and prevent an all out war between father and son.

Prince Alberon is not quite how I expected him to be. We have seen him thu
Adam Bourke
Jun 17, 2011 Adam Bourke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I enjoyed reading this final entry in the Moorehawke trilogy much more than I did the first two. The pace was a lot faster, the objectives of the characters more clear, and we finally get to find out a lot of the answers that the first two books made us ask.

However there are a couple of things I didn't really like. For example there are a considerable amount of storylines that are concluded "Off-Page". They results of these storylines are all pretty much mentioned in the epilogue, but not with t
There was, without a doubt, many moments during this novel that I wanted to take Alberon aside and smack him upside the head. Between him and his father I'm honestly not certain who has less sense. If Razi hadn't already said that he didn't want to be King (and proved as much time and again) I'd urge him to stay far away because it appears the royal family loses all sense once given power.

I, like probably most of the readers, had been looking forward to when Razi, Albi and Wynter would be reunit
Apr 16, 2012 Shaheen rated it really liked it
I was looking forward to finally meeting Prince Alberon after reading about him in the previous two books. But when we meet him it is instantly clear that Alberon is no longer a boy, but rather a harsh and somewhat unhinged young man who is sure of his power as Crown Prince. To be honest, I was disappointed in Alberon’s character: he had too many mood swings and generally made me uncomfortable.

The other characters are also changed in the book because of the re-introduction of courtly life. Razi
Oct 13, 2010 Kahmun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 15, 2012 GSGS rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
How sad. My favourite part of this whole series is the epilogue.

Of the trilogy, this one was probably my favourite. I dunno, maybe because there was actually some action going on, rather than description / running off with Merron people / nothing. The book was probably only two stars, but compared to the others it's a three.

I only realised in this one that the Loups-Garous are actually... wolves. Like, they were always called 'Wolves' but I thought it was just a metaphor sorta thing. I wasn't
Feb 26, 2013 Kristin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Three words: Oh, My, Gosh.

I thought this book was a very good conclusion to the series, with the trio finally getting to Alberon's camp and finding out the truth about why Abli and Oliver where there.
Per usual, Wynter, Chris, Razi, Sol and Hallvor made me smile, espically Hallvors 'Hit him in the head' advice to Wynter about poor Chris.

Towards the end of the book in spoilers

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Mar 25, 2013 Alice rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Rebel Prince takes up after Wynter, Razi, Christopher and the Meron group decide to meet up with Albernon. From then on its court and military politics wrapped with side dishes of tragic pasts and a small serving of romance.

This book is not so different from its previous ones, and so nothing changes. All the changes I had hoped for were non-existent. Only towards the end does Wynter start having a real role, but even then damaged Razi easily takes over- how does that work?

My hoped for ful
Feb 14, 2015 Nikki rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
- Once again, the Merron are acting all bothered by the sacrifice from the last book. The only person who seems to be acting the way they should (which means that it's not bothering her because it's part of her culture) is Hallvor.

- Feels like there's fake drama. Alberon gets all pissy about being called a fool. Hard to bring myself to care too much about it. He's an idiot anyway; royal prince he may be, but he's a brat who doesn't value or respect his older brother. Also, was unnatural for Razi
Apr 05, 2011 drey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, fantasy, 2011-reads
The Rebel Prince is the third and last book in Celine Kiernan's Moorehawke trilogy, where Wynter Moorehawke has gone from daughter of the King's best friend to orphan on the run with the King's bastard and his best friend, looking for the Prince who's gathering all the Kingdom's enemies in the shadow of the woods...

Wynter, Razi, and Christopher travel with the Merron and finally find Alberon's camp, where she's stunned when she finds out what he's planning to do. Good intentions aside, politics
Dakini  K
I contemplated writing a review of the Poison Throne but then it occurred to me I've gone through such a long journey with this trilogy that I can't even recall what book started where and decided it best to begin at the end and maybe work my way back. I had never even heard of the author or the name of this series. I just bought the Poison Throne for $3.50 in a Big W bargain bin in preparation for a road trip and once read, had to figure out how this story progressed and concluded.

I actually l
This was a pretty good followup to the first two in the trilogy - at least up until the ending. It has an epilogue, and I don't like epilogues. I'm more interested in how the characters get where they're going rather than where they end up. I was also unhappy that (view spoiler). Additionally, a chunk of the main struggle in the second book - Wynter's relationship with Christoph ...more
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Celine Kiernan is an award-winning author of fantasy novels for young adults. Her critically acclaimed work combines fantasy elements with the exploration of political, humanitarian and philosophical themes. She is best known for The Moorehawke Trilogy, a dark, complex trilogy of fantasy YA books set in an alternative renaissance Europe. First published in Celine’s native Ireland in 2008, the tril ...more
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Moorehawke Trilogy (3 books)
  • The Poison Throne (Moorehawke Trilogy, #1)
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