The Tenth Power (The Chanters of Tremaris, #3)
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The Tenth Power (The Chanters of Tremaris #3)

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Kate Constable's magnificent musical trilogy reaches its high note as Calwyn returns to Antaris and discovers the true Singer of All Songs.
At the beginning of THE SINGER OF ALL SONGS, Calwyn fled Antaris with Darrow to defeat the ambitious chanter Samis. In THE TENTH POWER, she comes back to the mountains in hopes of rejuvenating her lost powers of chantment. But Samis's m...more
Hardcover, 306 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Arthur A. Levine Books (first published March 1st 2005)
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Jun 25, 2007 Amielle rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone from about ten to fifteen
This is definately the best book of the trilogy. Constable has gotten to know her characters since the last book, and knows what's going on.
Calwyn has to save Tremaris, she's known this since the first book, but now it's time to do it. Though, she has a problem: no powers.
The book goes on to show that even though Calwyn has lost her powers, she can still help, she's still going to be strong, and she's not going to let it get in the way of her stopping the loss of everyone's powers.
The absolutely PERFECT ending!
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Jun 30, 2008 Becky rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Naomi
This was a fabulous end to this wonderfully written and exciting trilogy. I'm glad I ran across this book while perusing Lansing's library shelves. Kate Constable has created some very wonderful and lovable characters. As you read you really feel like you know the characters and can feel their joy and their pain. By the way, I loved Halasaa! Oh, and Scout, and everyone else. See, I loved the characters.
Setting/World Building: 5/5
Main Character: 4/5
Other Characters: 4/5
Plot: 4/5
Writing: 5/5
Triggering/Issues: 4/5 (Random adultery-esque love triangle out of nowhere)

AVERAGED TOTAL: 4.3 out of 5, rounded to 4.

There's something about either these books, or the author, that manages to somehow wrap me up in the awesome plot, but also interject random things that just irritate the heck out of me and have no reason for being there. This book definitely did that. A good 85% of it or so was just a great...more
This was the third of a trilogy and my least favorite of the three. By the end of the quest and the novel, I realized I'd been duped into reading an impassioned trilogy in support of a mother earth run by a female god. I was not amused. I don't plan to read anything else by this author as she has shown herself to be so unscrupulous in her opinion promotions.
Melanie Terry
The story is so original and captivating. This first book sets up a wonderful world and introduces a great cast of characters. The second books takes us even further into this world and introduces more characters and customs. The expanse of the world and magic is very captivating and well thought out. The third book in the series is a little more disappointing. By this point, it is easy to figure out where the story is going, it is just the getting there. My biggest complaint is that the main fe...more
I love, love, LOVE this series, and I don't even know why, because it isn't exactly my type of reading. I found the first of The Chanters of Tremaris books when browsing my school library one day, and was hooked. I couldn't get to the next ones fast enough. Then I couldn't order my own copies fast enough. Anyway, this was probably my favorite book of the series. They are all pretty well written. They have an interesting setting, a believable world created by the author that you want to go live i...more
Apr 30, 2012 Kiwi rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
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Nov 26, 2010 Bethany Huang (Midnight Mermaids) rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Harry Potter Fans
I was completely dying to read this book, but since my TBR stack is huge, I had to wait several days, which honestly killed me. This book is the third book of The Chanters of Tremaris Trilogy. Calwyn was once on her path to become the singer of all songs. But suddenly, when she reaches far beyond what her magic can do and heals the dead lands, every single trace of magic in her is gone. Sadly enough for Calwyn, so is Darrow. Separated from each other, one in Antaris, another gone to find Samis....more
Emmy Styles
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This is the darkest of the three in the trilogy and skews the median age of the target demographic a little older as a result. However, it’s only natural for the books to progress in that direction as the stakes get higher and the characters get older and more mature. This, in my opinion, is the best of the three, but the other two are necessary to get to this book. The reader is given a true introduction and understanding of Tremaris, its people, its history, and the source of the relationship...more
Shay Hardman
The Tenth Power.... The last book to the Chanters of Tremaris Trilogy. This novel is just as wonderful and magical as the previous two, but with a few twists and turns to add a little spice to the story. In the final installment of this trilogy, there is sacrifice, love, sorrow, anger, and so much more. What else could you expect from a story where the magic of the land is dying, along with those who possess the power of song.

The characters have all grown so much in this book, their personaliti...more

I was fascinated by this world, especially the characters. NEVER had I been so caught up in a book because of how the characters appealed to me. My favorite thing most of all was definitely Calwyn and Darrow, because I'm a sucker for romance...

When I got the ending to the book, the beginning caught and held me until the very last page. I think I read it in exactly one day. Nonetheless, I loved the ending - it was a tad cliche, I will say that, and there was one bit to it I didn't really understa...more
The conclusion to The Chanters of Tremaris Trilogy finds Calwyn back where she began, among the priestesses of Anatris, but things have taken a turn for the worse for everyone. Calwyn finds herself without powers, and those who do have powers are succumbing to a mysterious illness, including Darrow. Calwyn then begins a journey to heal not just herself, but the entire world.
This is a satisfying conclusion that ties up many loose ends, but still leaves enough questions unanswered that the series...more
I really don't know how to write this review. I was ready for this book, in some ways; I anticipated much of the ending and saw the logical end (or beginning!) of each character's arc and how it "should" go. On paper, this book was nothing truly special... yet somehow I was blown away.

The best metaphor I can think of is that it comes close to the Platonic form of "young adult coming of age fantasy story." There's nothing new here, it's all been done before, and yet Kate Constable makes the fami...more
Unlike the other 2 books, in my opinion this last book of the series was a bit of a let down. It was not really bad, but some of the plot twist were just ridiculous:
The 'tenth power' was a joke - how can they invent some war machines (think Trout) and not write or draw? Right!
Simis is the bad guy through all the books and Calwyn just hates him. What does one do with that much hate? Make out with him, of course! Please! I think she suffered from a selective snow-fever and was a bit delusional....more
Leslie Mendoza
I really wanted to love this book, but the end ruined everything. Constable spends so much time creating this world with specific details, but at the end decides to add a plot twist that doesn't make sense and serves to only create plot holes.....disappointed.
I enjoyed this series. What a cool story. I didn't like the end as much as the story to get to the end. I still liked the charters, they were real to me. Not super human. Some times in our desire to have everything come out right we end up doing something so far out to the story it seem fake or forced. In the story our hero or heroine faces the big challenge against evil. Flames come from the eyes of our hero or heroine, something that has never happened before and with way over kill destroys al...more
Again, not as good as the first book. The demise of the "bad guy" came way out of left field and almost made me rate this as 3 stars... but the ending was wonderful and everything it should have been. The descriptions of singing and dancing, and the connection with nature, in these books are amazing.
Final book in the Chanters series. There were many parts of this that I enjoyed. Watching the characters go through experience where they cannot do things as they normally would showed some growth. I liked the flirting with evil part---the appeal of joining the wrong team can be powerful and I was glad that it was not just black and white.

I am not a big fan of one part of the end though. I don't believe in spoilers so I won't go into details, but it retroactively made me question the validity of...more
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This book is not for younger children. In the begining, the priestesses kill someone, and it is shown that their leader, now Tamen, is a murderous witch. Calwyn has no respect for Mica and is wallowing in a pit of despair. The middle got extremely better, but the end hinted at a sex scene and My favorite character, Mica died. Samis does not get the cool battle scene that would have been the better way to finish him off instead of Calwyn tricking him to travel through the stars forever. all in al...more
OK, maybe it was not exactly amazing, but it was a very satisfying read. I liked it the best of the 3. Perhaps it helped that I waited for over a year to get into this one, but so often the trilogies get a bit tired by the end like the authors run out of energy or something. This one rounded up everything so that all the struggles made sense.
This one reminded me of some of the the Dragons of Pern series in that it was little more sci-fi - my favorite. I also loved that the 10th Power is non mag...more
The finale to The Chanters of Tremaris series was a letdown after the other two. I still enjoyed it, but it didn't seem to have the same feel as the others.

I listened to the audiobook--with the first two titles, that was such a joy--the author had great warmth in her voice, and whenever "chantment" (chanting) was used in the story, the audiobook included a voiced chanting sound appropriate to the character. This time, the book had a different narrator--much more matter-of-fact, and NO other sou...more
Milky Etoile
As the saying goes, "save the best for last". This is easily the best in the trilogy. It expounds on Constable's characters more, even the primary antagonist. Things you don't expect to happen occur in this part and surprising revelations come to light--and those are what a magnificently-written book should contain. As I read on, I felt like Calwyn's frustrations were my own, like her joys were the ones I had, and like her thrill in learning the other chantments exemplified my own feelings in st...more
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I ended up enjoying this series more by the end than when I started. I did gobble up this third book much more so than I did the other two. Sometimes a fantasy plot line can get a little random, do you know what I mean? Not having the limits of reality is not always a good thing. This one kind of did that but I still enjoyed it. I would have liked a little more fleshing out at the conclusion, but maybe I'm like that with all books. I want the story to keep on going! This is not a series I'd reco...more
I liked loved this book.
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Kate Constable was born in Sangringham, Melborne (Victoria, Australia). When she was six-years-old, her family moved to Papua New Guinea where her father worked as a pilot.

Constable got her Arts/Law degree at Melborne University, then got a job at Warner Music. She started writing during these years.

She wrote several short-stories before becoming an author and after her first attempt at writing...more
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