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The Fall of the Fair Isle

(The Fall of Fair Isle #1-3)

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A complete trilogy on one volume, this is the story of the The Last T'En, a majestic epic fantasy from the best selling author of The Chronicles of King Rolen's Kin and The Outcast Chronicles.

600 years have passed since the events of The Outcast Chronicles occurred and much T'En knowledge has been lost, hidden or cloaked by lies.

This is the story of Imoshen, named for he
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Paperback, 847 pages
Published March 10th 2015 by Solaris (first published March 1st 2015)
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Upon Fair Isle, the garnet-eyed, silver-haired, pale-skinned, twelve-fingered T’En have nearly become a thing of legend, as years of intermarriage have made the race of conquerors nearly identical to their human subjects. But even so, T’En blooded nobles still rule the land, and, occasionally, that blood will show, resulting in a pure blooded “throwback”, causing a disruption of the tranquility as the specter of the violent past rears its ugly head. Imos
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nat.
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
you know what... I enjoyed the hell out of these books. there were a few things that I didn't like, for instance how woman get treated. ok :/ but overall a fun read
Blodeuedd Finland
Mar 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This was 3 books in one, luckily I had a fever this weekend so I did nothing else than read ;)

In a way I should have reviewed them one and one, but I did read it like one huge book, so...but remember, this is of all 3 books then.

600 years ago the T´En left their home and came to Fair Isle (that is another trilogy and you do not have to read that one before to understand this trilogy.) They blended with the population and lived there peacefully. Well sort of, after a while, and after the T'En pow
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Silvia
I won't be finishing this book. The main relationship is just horrid and abusive. A man who tried to rape the main character is not a good love interest.
Sabrina Moshe
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I love these books and the world she developed. sooo AWESOME!
my absolute top 5 authors!
Derek McAteer
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: good-story
A very well written tale, it has kept me enthralled with what will happen next. A very interesting counter play between the 3 main characters.
John Purvis
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“The Fall of Fair Isle” eBook was published in 2015 (an omnibus edition with the three books “Broken Vows”, “Dark Dreams” and “Desperate Alliances” originally printed 1999 to 2002) was written by Rowena Cory Daniells (http://www.rowena-cory-daniells.com). Ms. Daniells has published a dozen novels.

I received a galley of this novel for review through https://www.netgalley.com. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence and Mature Situations. The story is set in a mythic
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Imogen Kutz
Oct 11, 2016 rated it liked it
A bit more Mills and Boon than The Outcast Chronicles but you can see where some of the wicked plotting for that series began here.

I found the main character equal parts compelling and frustrating. At times she was a total badass who could easily hold her own, and at others she was a swooning, fawning, fool lacking in confidence. The way her character flit between these two sides was not particularly believable at times, and I found myself impressed with her one moment, only to turn the page and
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Kennedy Fuglseth
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
I am only rating this book a 2 simply because in book 3 it finally picked up pace and became semi interesting. However, I was quite disappointed in many aspects of this book. While it is a collection of three novels, I can say that if I had bought them in separate volumes and only read the first, I would not have continued on in the story. The development is extremely slow and made it hard for me to actually get invested in reading the story. For being a book with a love triangle, one of the thr ...more
Wolfmaidens
Feb 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm not finished this book yet, though I'm not very far. Let's just say I'm enjoying this so far, but if you don't like romantic fantasy I suggest you stay away. This book mostly relies on seduction/the love triangle between Imoshen, Reothe, and Tulkhan, but I liked it somewhat because it was actual raw passion that the men were showing for Imoshen, and sometimes she for them, not just sappy love romance such as in Twilight, which I really didn't like. I myself really liked Imoshen as well, I ca ...more
Katie Jung
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
On one hand, I really enjoyed this book and thought it was very well written. I found the characters interesting, the development of the characters, relationships and plot all felt fairly natural to me and I loved reading about the culture and politics of Fair Isle. I actually wish the story had more detail about Fair Isle's history and culture.

I would most likely have given this book four stars if it weren't for the fact that the author doesn't appear to know what rape is. There are two instanc
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Kristobelle
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, arc
So, here it is in full! Just click on the links to track to a specific book within the omnibus.

Part 1: Broken Vows

Part 2: Dark Dreams

Part 3: Desperate Alliances

(sorry goodreaders, the links are for my blog, so you'll be taken there if you click!)
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Morgan
Dec 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
I read this book after falling into the world of the T'En in the Outcast Chronicles. This book, although not as good, really shows how society morphs over time. I enjoyed the cultural clash and how reflective this tension is of our world today. The traditional, fighting Gehbites versus the T'En who value equality and knowledge is the most interesting relationship in the book. Again, Daniells doesn't shy away from hard deaths and situations that make you gasp out loud in shock. I was not a fan of ...more
Shymsal
Mar 03, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, romance
A difficult book to rate. Some parts of the story were enjoyable, but the plot depended a lot on one of my least favorite romance tropes - the dreaded love triangle. On top of that, while the characters were most often solid and interesting, there were times they KNEW people were trying to manipulate them, to change or poison their minds, and they fell for it -- in fact, that happened most any time someone tried.

All in all, though I felt this was an uneven work, I do look forward to the author
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Ian yarington
Mar 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I won this in the giveaways and this is the exact reason I enter the giveaways. This book follows the fantasy blueprint and is worth the read. The world building is extensive and the character development is great. I love fantasy books and this trilogy can hold its own against a lot of other fantasy books.
Karen Cowgill
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked it but...the heroine acted like a bonehead on one too many occasions!! What is it with female writers??? Their women start out smart and fearless, then as the pages go on...

Still, it is well worth the time it took to read it!! Enough action, swordplay, and derring do, to keep me satisfied.
Sarah Boniface-Zeeb
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this trilogy. The mains characters must over come their differences in order to save a people. Betrayal, Treachery, Love, Heartbreak, Celebration it's all here. I couldn't put it down I had to see what came next.
Marianne
There were a lot of interesting moments and relationship dynamics in this book. There were also a number of very suspenseful scenes. I think I kind of overdosed by reading the whole trilogy in one week which is why it's 3 stars instead of maybe 4.
Vilde
Jan 09, 2015 marked it as to-read
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Gayle Maner
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
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