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The Rifter Book Three: His Sacred Bones (Rifter #8-10)

4.62  ·  Rating details ·  200 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Contains parts 8 to 10 of The Rifter series:
8. The Silent City
9. The Iron Temple
10. His Holy Bones
Paperback, 397 pages
Published October 15th 2013 by Blind Eye Books
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Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Whether it was the Rifter, or John, or Jath’ibaye, it no longer mattered. They were all one. At the center of both of Kahlil’s lives was his dedication to that single man who was his deity, ward, friend, and lover.

Warning: this review contains spoilers pertaining to the previous installments. Any further spoilers pertaining to this book is placed in tags.

I approached this book with trepidation. It is by far the most difficult installment to read in The Rifter trilogy, because readers go into it
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favoriten
Tolles Ende. Auch wenn dieses Jahr kein Schnee liegt, mehr als passend zur Jahreszeit.
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May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fav-2015
So very good and gave me the payoff I needed but didn't necessarily expect to get.
I had to take a break before picking up another book because this story wouldn't let me go.
Exciting, heart-pounding, and moving.
Just wonderful.
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Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Collects Rifter parts 8-10: The Silent City, The Iron Temple, His Holy Bones. I hate serializations–the three paperback collections are a bit better, but I wish the book was available to buy in a single brick-like volume. It would look so pretty and fat on my keeper shelf. Since Rifter is essentially a fat novel that was serialized, these are my thoughts on the whole of it and not just the parts that book three collects.

Rifter is a fantasy novel with queer protagonists. Oh yes, it’s a story abo
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Revolution in Basawar reveals the terrifying power of John's true nature as The Rifter draws to a close. John's growth in this final third is, as much of the series has been, a long, slow burn, but it's ultimately effective and the scale of both his power and the book's conclusion is epic and well-detailed. The relationship between the two protagonists is also more successful in this volume (perhaps thanks to the addition of sex scenes, perhaps simply because it's been so important for so long b ...more
So I haven't written reviews for the first two books in this series, so this will kind of be relevant to all of them. I gave the first two three stars and this only two, but I don't necessarily think the first two were better. It's just that having reached the end my feeling for the whole things comes closer to "it's o.k." For a self published/ kind of amateur series, the writing quality is very high and the story pretty solid. But it felt kinda of amateurish too, like it could have used an edit ...more
Arch Bala
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: not-here
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Abi Walton
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blind-eye-books
it's over... this book.. no this series has destroyed me with emotions. The last book of this incredible saga concentrates on John who adjusts to his new role as Jath'ibaye and The Rifter. When I found out how Ravishan died I felt almost betrayed by John how could he do that? I completely understood why he tried to bring the building down on top of himself. This novel looks at how john finds his place among the Fai'daum rebels and how he deals with the horrors that he must face in an upcoming wa ...more
Warren Rochelle
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Fans of Ginn Hale and her series, The Rifter, won't be disappointed in Book 3, His Sacred Bones, the conclusion to the series, a conclusion no less compelling than Books 1 and 2.

I am struck by three things here: Hale's building, the love story of John and Ravishan, and the parallel time tracks--a character can die in one and survive in another.

Basawar, this other world, a gate away from our own, is beautifully created in rich and satisfying detail. Basawar is believable. It is dark and murdero
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
A good conclusion to the trilogy. My favorite part is definitely the second one as this one felt a little repetitive at times which is maybe due to the original publication in 10 ebook installments. All in all, the overall story could have benefited from a little bit of editing. Nonetheless, the world created is simply marvelous and I'm a big fan of the magic system employed here. I also appreciate a book that while still delivering a high quality epic fantasy story manages to step away from mai ...more
Tyrannosaurus regina
Apr 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtq, fantasy
It's really only in these final parts that the real epic scope of the story comes through; the series starts small and ends in cataclysm in a whole other world, really. The way the narrative is constructed, in two separate timelines that only connect meaningfully halfway through the series, works better earlier on than it does here; by the time we jump timelines in the last novella, I've almost forgotten what came before and where we're at. The fact that I never quite got the hang of the languag ...more
Jordan Lombard
This book is the hardest of the three to read. Horrible things happen to beloved characters before everything can be righted again. Also, it's THE END. And every time I reach the end when I reread this series I feel lost and alone because there is no more to read. The characters I've come to love aren't with me any more. I hate this feeling, but it's the mark of a fantastic book and a wonderful storyteller that I feel this way, and so, I keep rereading this series because I can't help it. I love ...more
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
This book series was truly amazing! It had everything that I want in a fantasy book. It had an invented language, maps, and most important of all a world which felt new and exiting.
The thing that I like about fantasy is that you get to explore something different, a new world filled with plants, animals, societies, religions, people and inventions. The world that Ginn Hale have created in this book series felt new and different from many other fantasy worlds and I really appreciated this.
I will
Paloma Villasenor
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbt
*4.5 STARS*

Damn it, this was super amazing! It was compared to Captive Prince but definitely no, I love much more Laurent and Damen, but Ravishan and Jahn are still pretty fantastic. I loved their relationship, it was extra cute, and they made each so happy, so I was happy too:)

I wish I could have more short stories about The Rifter, and see more about the world building, the amazing characters and just everything, but more than anything, I want more Ravishan and Jahn. ❤
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Other reviewers are using words like 'saga' to describe this series, and if we set aside the Germanic implications of that term, I think it is accurate both as a measure of scale and a measure of scope. This final book, in particular, absolutely sparkles as it draws together a very complicated set of rival plotlines and paints a universe with unexpected hope.
Serena.. Sery-ously?
May 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, eng_2014
My chest is aching.
Those 5 stars are for the whole thing, because I read it all at once and JFC what an absolutely stunning epic.
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
A great finale for the Rifter Series. I cried and laughed and was in awe of this terrible beautiful and terrible cruel world.
Oct 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
thank you ginn hale - the most gripping and amazing read i have had in many many years.
just thank you.
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Rifter (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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  • Witches' Blood (Rifter #4)
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