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The Carnelian Throne

(Silistra #4)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  80 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Estri was a god, and the daughter of Light. Chayin was a god, and the son of darkness. Sereth was hase-enor, the son of all flesh. Lovers and freinds, could they be the prophesied three who would wield the Sword of Severance, Se'Keroth, and bring light out of dark?
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Published March 2nd 2017 (first published January 1st 1979)
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Andrew Weston
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
At the conclusion of “Wind From the Abyss,” the most esoterically enchanting chapter of the Silistra Quartet, Sereth–a master Slayer turned renegade, Chayin–cahndor of Nemar, and Estri–former well keepress of Astria, overcame almost insurmountable odds to form a triune thought to represent a vision of supreme authority as foretold in ancient prophecy.
And prophecy is everything, for Owkahen – the time-coming-to-be – continues to set the tone and tempo as events flow toward a culmination that will
A.L. Butcher
The fourth in Silistra Quartet does not disappoint. As ever the action starts immediately, with incredible creatures, fierce battles and searching of souls. Our heroes are, by this time, ‘more than men (and women), and less than gods’ but in a land of largely bronze age people, ruled by creatures of ‘Wehrkind’ gods they appear. And the locals aren’t impressed. In a quest for answers and revenge Sereth, Estri and Chayin must battle to free themselves from old rules, old beliefs, old prejudices ...more
Joe Bonadonna
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Janet Morris is a prolific author and has a library’s worth of fantastic novels, enough to keep a reader busy for years. She has written everything from science fiction and heroic fantasy, to historical fiction and modern-day thrillers, many of them in collaboration with her husband Chris. I find her stories thoughtful, intelligent, worldly, and wise. She has a true gift with words, and her prose is always sharp and crisp, as poetic as a memorable song lyric. Her insight into human nature, as ...more
Tom Barczak
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Carnelian Throne. Book Four in the Silistra Quartet.
Emerald steel at rest upon a carnelian throne.
Such is the vision that summons the preternatural heroes Estri, Chayin, and Sereth, after the unmentionable beast handler, Deilcrit, the key to more than he, or they, or all of Silistra could ever have fortold.
Enmity, lust, betrayal, courage, love and honor are what claim it, in The Carnelian Throne, the epic conclusion to the award winning author of the Sacred Band, Janet Morris’ Silistra
Michael also has 2nd printing July 1981.
Zoe Saadia
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"The Carnelian Throne" turned out to be as thrilling journey as I expected, reading plenty of this author's other works before. Historical fiction is my thing, but thanks to this author I dove into the fantasy genre, or what might be defined as historical fantasy. In this book the clash between gods and their offsprings continues, spilling into forbidden lands where Sereth, Chayin and Estri happen to unleash a chain of events, some unwittingly, some on purpose, finding themselves facing forces ...more
Lorraine Carey
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Carnelian Throne is Author Morris's fourth book in her Dystopian series. Here we find Sereth, Chayin and Estri in their final quest to maintain a balance in this world where all species battle for dominance. You will find the characters creatively crafted and so unique. This a gift that author Morris is known for. Not your ordinary SciFi Fantasy. This series is addicting.
Mei Dean Favela
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
I loved everything about the first three books in this series. Unfortunately, as soon as Estri, Sereth and Chayin enter a world in which it's basically still the Stone Age, in which humans are not the dominant species, everything that made them interesting goes out the window. Wehrdom is an interesting idea, but it doesn't go anywhere. Oddly, the book is riddled with typos. The ending is weird and feels rushed... this was a deeply unsatisfying end to a great story.
Lori Beth Bisbey
This series remains one of my favourites. I love the layers, the characters, the concepts. It is erotic, romantic and well written.
William O'Brien
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Carnelian Throne (The High Couch of the...
Janet Morris

After reading numerous books from this talented author I decided to search out earlier works.

The Carnelian Throne is another gem to be discovered.

Aaron Meyer
Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Probably would give two and a half stars. I think it is probably unfortunate that this is the first volume in this series that I have read. It does seem to be a stand alone adventure though, but, I am pretty sure the background information from the previous three books would been useful particularly in deciphering the relationships between the three main characters. The storyline itself is interesting but at times just feels like it gets weighed down. It took me a long time to read it because I ...more
Jun 24, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Hitler, Nero, Genji Ikari
Shelves: neverto-read
That it is possible to make both gratuitous booty-grinding and reptilian monsters boringly profane, shockingly and poorly described, and have a cover with a naked green chick that I find repulsive.
Janet E.
Apr 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Janet Ellen Morris (born May 25, 1946) is a United States author. She began writing in 1976 and has since published more than 20 novels, many co-authored with David Drake or her husband Chris Morris. She has contributed short fiction to the shared universe fantasy series Thieves World, and edited the Bangsian fantasy series Heroes in Hell. Most of her work has been in the fantasy and science ...more

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