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Tides of Darkness
Judith Tarr
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Tides of Darkness (Avaryan Rising #6)

3.9  ·  Rating details ·  96 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A stunning new fantasy adventure in the acclaimed Avaryan Chronicles

Hailed as "a sweeping saga, spiced with exciting, unexpected plot twists" (Publishers Weekly), Judith Tarr's richly imagined Avaryan fantasy series has gained a broad and devoted following that eagerly awaits each new book. The first five volumes in the series chronicle the reign of a living Sun God and hi
ebook, 416 pages
Published October 18th 2002 by Tor Books
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Enjoyable beginning, but it collapses into Dead Serious High Fantasy Stuff at the end, with a consequent decrease of liveliness and immediacy. And I usually love Dead Serious High Fantasy Stuff. It just doesn't feel well-integrated here.

I would love a book where the profligate promiscuous wastrel with unexpected talents is a woman.
Christa Schönmann Abbühl
I liked the story and the language. Seemed a bit old-fashioned to me. I did not always find it very logical, but it appealed to my dramatic and romantic side. Made me feel a little bit like a teenager again, reading in secret all through the night. I read it on my tiny smartphone screen. And the Kindle cover was much better than the one shown here.
Alice Sabo
This isn't a narrative style that I usually like, but the story was strong enough that it soon made no difference.

I didn't realize that this was the middle of a series. The books worked well enough as a stand-alone. I may go back and start at the beginning of this one.
I liked the story and characters enough to finish it. But sometimes I didn't know really what was happening. And also there is a lot of telling not showing. But the characters and plot kept me involved
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I hate the cover of this book,but once again the author bound me to one of her worlds,even a bit slow to start,I read it in a day.So now have to check out if there are more.
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AKA Caitlin Brennan, Kathleen Bryan.

Judith Tarr (born 1955) is an American author, best known for her fantasy books. She received her B.A. in Latin and English from Mount Holyoke College in 1976, and has an M.A. in Classics from Cambridge University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Yale University. She taught Latin and writing at Wesleyan University from 1988-1992, and taught at the
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Other Books in the Series

Avaryan Rising (6 books)
  • The Hall of the Mountain King (Avaryan Rising, #1)
  • The Lady of Han-Gilen (Avaryan Rising, #2)
  • A Fall of Princes (Avaryan Rising, #3)
  • Arrows of the Sun (Avaryan Rising, #4)
  • Spear of Heaven (Avaryan Rising, #5)