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The Tainted (Isles of Glory #3)

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As the beautiful illusionist Flame succumbs to the dark spell that taints her soul, the physician Kelwyn Gilfeather discovers that the only way to cure her may be to destroy all magic and change the Isles of Glory forever.
Paperback, 448 pages
Published June 27th 2006 by Ace (first published 2004)
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The Tainted was a wonderful conclusion to the Isles of Glory trilogy. Despite being the longest, it was the fastest read for me. Between the build-up to the Change, the introduction of new characters, the ending, and especially some long-awaited FEELS, it's my favorite book of the three.

I love how Larke weaves new characters into each book, and how, often in spite of themselves, they can't help getting involved with Blaze, Gilfeather, etc. The old characters are still there, but the story keeps
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Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
typisch Glenda Larke „Die Inseln des Ruhms -  Die Magierin“ von Glenda Larke ist der letzte Band dieser Fantasy-Trilogie.
Der Dunkelmagier Morthred ist getötet, die Dunstigen sind jetzt Menschen und Flamme trägt immer noch Mortheds Kind im Leib. Flamme ist zwar nicht so bösartig, aber sie versucht ein ganzes Inselreich unter ihre Kontrolle zu bringen um dann die ganzen Inselreiche beherrschen zu können. Ruath, Glut und ihre Freunde versuchen jetzt Flamme zu retten und die Dunkelmagie zu vernichte
Lian Tanner
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Four and a half stars. This is such an excellent trilogy, and it's really nice to have found another fantasy author I love. Larke continues to address interesting questions in this book, particularly the two tiered society that magic creates so easily. Her writing reminds me of Robin Hobb - the character development is superb, the world building excellent, and the series comes to a very satisfying conclusion. More Glenda Larke books, please!
Nov 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
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This last book wraps up some loose ends that the previous book failed to answer, although it does raise some new questions.

In this story we find out what happens to Flame and what happened to the Ghemps, although that question is answered somewhat weakly. I was impressed with how well Larke wrapped this story up although I would love to see another book detailing Anyara's travels.
Apr 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
An excellent ending to an excellent trilogy; looks like I have found a new fantasy author!! My only complaint is the cover designs on the paperback books I read; half-naked women with swords does not portray the characters in any of the books!!
Jo Wake
Feb 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book, excellent series
Jul 23, 2016 rated it liked it
I want to know what happened to everyone after.
Feb 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
An interesting story, filled with action, love, sorrow and hope. A beautiful melding of real cultures and peoples that make for a compelling read.
Hayley Forrest
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm a sucker for these stories.
Jul 10, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, z2008
Final book in the Isles of Glory trilogy. Brings all the threads together in an enjoyable read.
Iain Kaslar
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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great book from an audience author. will definitely be seeking out more of her work.
Jul 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I enjoyed the whole series.
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Tantalizing, thrilling, mysterious and with a proper ending that will leave you satisfied. Can't wait to visit the Isles of Glory again in years to come!
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A sad and depressing ending
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Glenda was born in Western Australia, the daughter of a farmer. She was educated at government state schools and the University of Western Australia, where she obtained a degree in history and a diploma in education. Married to a Malaysian scientist, she has grown-up children, and now lives in Malaysia, where she is actively involved in rainforest conservation.
Author of The Isles of Glory trilogy
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Other Books in the Series

Isles of Glory (3 books)
  • The Aware (The Isles of Glory, #1)
  • Gilfeather (Isles of Glory, #2)