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(Darkhaven #3)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  12 reviews
The third instalment in the Darkhaven series.

Ayla Nightshade prepares to meet with the Kardise ambassador to sign a treaty between Mirrorvale and Sol Kardis. However, negotiations are halted as the ambassador is discovered dead in his chambers, poisoned by the same bottle of taransey he and Ayla had shared the night before.

Ayla has been framed for murder and the peace betw
ebook, 400 pages
Published February 23rd 2017 by Harper Voyager
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In a land where wars can start for power, greed, or no reason at all, Ayla has the opportunity to engage in treaty talks with the representative of Sol Kardis. In an effort to convey trust and personal caring, Ayla, offers a private chat with the Kardise ambassador, serving the precious and rare taransey. Imagine how it looked when the next morning, the ambassador was found dead in his chambers. Ayla had the means, and fast becomes the prime suspect by the Karise contingent. When the investigati ...more
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
Thanks to Netgalley and HarperCollins UK for giving me this book to review.

Windsinger is a really good and tense third book in the Darkhaven series. It is full of politics, action, murder and an intriguing story. However, it did feel slow to start but really picks up towards the middle of the book.

I really liked the way Ayla has grown and is able to balance all aspects of her life and is still able to be a wife and mother as well as a ruler and defender. Caraway lacks confidence and that all of
Anindita,  A Bohemian Mind at Work
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
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The review is going to highlight the third book in the series, Windsinger, as I have received an ARC of that book from Harper Voyager via Netgalley. The first two books are from my collection, and I will write those reviews later, in future. My opinion is my own and not influenced in any way.
Ayla Nightshade is the anchor for the series. Each book builds up around her, but the focus is spread across some secondary characters, all of them developing graduall
Laura Hughes
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bloody brilliant! Even better than Goldenfire - and that's saying something!

Windsinger is a tense, exciting continuation of one of the most entertaining series I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. Smith’s writing is powerfully emotive (Windsinger had me shedding tears in more than once place) and her storytelling has rapidly evolved from good to great to WOW.
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
a good ending for a trilogy!
John Purvis
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“Windsinger” eBook was published in 2017 and was written by A. F. E. Smith ( Ms. Smith has published 5 novels. This is the third book in her “Darkhaven Novels” series.

I received an ARC of this novel through in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence, Mature Language and Mature Situations. There is a touch of LBGTQ romance in the story. The story is set in another world. The prim
Lenni A.
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Mirrorvale has long stood in a precarious ‘truce’ with the surrounding kingdoms; held together with the fear of the changers. Now not only overload but a mother, Ayla Nightshade attempts to broker a formal peace treaty with an ambassador from the neighboring kingdom of Sol Kardis. After one day of hard negotiations, the ambassador is found dead. Suspected of murder, the race in on to prove Ayla’s innocence and prevent all out war.

Across the the three books
Jesse C
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Nice wrap up to the series.
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. I feel like this series has become richer as it goes on. A lot of the things the characters said resonated with me. Also, I'm rather fond of the character of Naeve Sorrow, so I was pleased to see her get some playing time. This is a good series, and I'm pleased to have been introduced to it.
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I just realised one of the things I like most about this series. Although the books are sort of ensembles in that there is no one main character, I think Ayla Nightshade is as close to a protagonist as the series has. And the first book ends with her finding love which I find in a lot of books is the end of the character's arc. Like, the young girl gets her romantic happy ending and that is literally the end of her story, because girls are first and foremost in search of someone to love them rig ...more
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Things are turned dark in DarkHaven. Returning to the Seven rings where mystery abounds and Alya and Tomas are on the verge of war with neighboring a neighboring country. A.F.E. Smith is a wonder at spinning a compelling mystery and turning the screw with new plot twists.

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Apr 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ayla Nightshade is now the Overlord of Darkhaven. She is the only adult Changer left; she can transform into a powerful Alicorn. Ayla has been working on honing her skills both in Changer and human form with the help of Miles, an alchemist and her husband, Tomas, the Captain of the Helm. Ayla finally feels like life is calming down, with her three children growing well and a meeting set for a Peace Treaty with an ambassador from the neighboring land of Sol Kardis, Ayla is fulfilling her role as ...more
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“He looked sad. ‘It’s hard to believe of her. She always seemed such a sweet girl.’

Sorrow rolled her eyes. ‘Your problem, Tomas, is that your natural paranoia is in constant tension with an almost pathological desire to believe the best of people. Sweet tells you nothing. Fuck it, I could be sweet if the occasion demanded.’

They looked at each other. Caraway’s lips twitched. Sorrow glared at him for a moment before conceding. ‘Maybe not. But you take my point.”
“If one man in a hundred is a traitor, and I allow that knowledge to close my heart to the other ninety -nine, who is the winner then?” 0 likes
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