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The Storyteller

(The Reader Trilogy #3)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  1,316 ratings  ·  291 reviews
Sefia is determined to keep Archer out of the Guard's clutches and their plans for war between the Five Kingdoms. The Book, the ancient, infinite codex of the past, present and future, tells of a prophecy that will plunge Kelanna in that bloody war, but it requires a boy—Archer—and Sefia will stop at nothing to ensure his safety. The Guard has already stolen her mother, he ...more
ebook, 437 pages
Published November 13th 2018 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!! There are no words!!!! Damn it all!!

Mel 😕🖤🐶🐾🐺
Lara (Bookish_turtle)

Maybe I'll write a proper review later, if I can form coherent sentences (so maybe never... who knows??)
Mary S. R.
5 FREAKING STARS! This is what creative writing means!
Review to come
This is a story as vast as the sea,
But on its waters, you’ll never be free.
No matter your course, your future is set,
and destiny laughs as she tightens the net.
I am a weeping mess.
This book broke and healed my heart at the same time; this book was so innocent and yet so cruel, so fullfuling and yet so shattering; this book was so unique! This book this book this book...
“It’s the same with stories as it is with people: t
Tara Sim
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*finishes picking the broken pieces of my heart off the floor*

If you enjoyed THE READER and THE SPEAKER, you're definitely ready to dive into the epic conclusion of this trilogy. The hidden messages and fun interior design aside, the writing is gorgeous and the story sprawling, and honestly I'm mad there isn't more. THE STORYTELLER is a satisfying, heartbreaking, and poetic finale to Sefia and Archer's story.
Linda in Utopia
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cover-beauty
I am really not happy with this book.
And that's just tragic. I loved The Reader and The Speaker so much, I was very impatient until this third book would finally be published.
I was expecting to get sucked right into the world of Kelanna, to just dive through this book with hunger and then be devastated when it has ended.
Well, it wasn't a dive. And yes, it ended.

From here on will be a hell load of spoilers, so
DO NOT READ ON if you want to read it yourself.

Reason's why this book was disappointing
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't actually have any words. My heart is full, broken, and mending. I am so sad to see my favorite series IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD end. This ending was everything I needed, without me even knowing. If I thought Traci Chee was a mastermind before, woah, this book AMPS EVERYTHING UP! SO many comments on my arc were, "omg...." and that's how it feels. This book takes the characters we know and love, the prophecies, the wars, the relationships, and stretches them to where they belong. If you are ...more
Elle (ellexamines)
May 21, 2018 marked it as zzzzz-coverporn-etc
Shelves: x-coverporn
I have not gotten to this series yet, but holy shit, this is a gorgeous cover!
Laura (bbliophile)
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
THIS WAS SO SO GOOD. The Sea of Ink and Gold series is definitely my favorite fantasy series of all time, and I'm so glad it got the ending it deserved.

"Look towards the horizon, that's where the adventures are."
Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
Yeah! I finished another series! The ending made me sad because like any good YA series conclusion...people die and I liked some of them. I truly just can't praise Traci Chee's writing. I find her voice just so relaxing while still drawing me in. ...more
I spent most of the book internally screaming because it was that intense...and I don't know what to do with myself now that the series is over.😭 ...more
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I don't even have words for this book right now. Maybe I'll review this series but not right now. 😭 ...more
Some books creep up on you, you don't realise how much you love them until you've put them down and realise you've swallowed them in one gulp.
Some books feel like a blanket, they warm you up so much you feel safe in them.
Some books punch you you in the gut until you cry from pain.
This book did all those things.
Evan Quade
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

The story of Sefia and Archer and Captain Reed and all others gathered has come to an end. It was all written, and what was written has come to pass. In the beginning, Sefia lost her parents, soon enough another loved one, she had been nothing but on the run. Then the Book comes into her life. She reads the Book, the Book gave her many things to how she can embrace the future even with the boy she loves so much. But the Book had its flaws too. And as the Red War occurred, the story of t
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Sep 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)
Diversity: Diverse cast of POC characters.

I'm crying.
That's it. That's the review. Read this series. It's a masterpiece and I'm just sobbinggggg.

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Rachel Holtzclaw
there are a lot of things in this book that i just had a hard time caring about, but my love for sefia and archer pulled me through. this is the first series i've read in a long time where i've read them back to back to back, to completion, and i think that i definitely would've lost steam and (possibly) wouldn't have finished if i hadn't done it that way. i would've forgotten huge chunks. and i'm sure i'll forget things when i reflect on this series in a few months, probably forget more than i' ...more
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
THIS BOOK WAS SO WONDERFUL. I loved it. It was such a satisfying ending to the trilogy. I would not want anyone else to end this trilogy any way else. The writing was intriguing and the characters were wonderful, as per usual. I liked the plot twist about the Storyteller; that was an interesting element.
I would definitely recommend this book for fantasy readers. This trilogy has become one of my favourites, and Traci Chee has been added to my list of favourite authors.
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoy this last book, the thing I loved the most was the writing style, I don't know but there was something a bit unique to this whole serie. And the ending was perfect ...more
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, favorites
I honestly can’t remember the last time a book made me cry like this. I’m inconsolable that it’s over. This series is truly a work of art and I love it so much.
Once there was, but it would not always be. This is the ending of ever story.

The final book in The Reader-trilogy (previously named The Sea of Ink and Gold-trilogy) has officially confirmed it as one of the most underrated and diverse YA fantasy series I have ever read.
For the last time, we are transported to the land of Kelanna – where books, writing and reading are non-existent (aka. every booklover’s worst nightmare)

We are immediately reunited with our main protagoni

Jun 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: solid, fantasy, ya
I was too generous to the second book in this trilogy. In retrospect, I see my folly. This is a three star book, and in comparison, THAT was a two-star book. I've rectified the problem now.

Anyway, I hope you can hear the venom in my voice when I say that this was FINE. One might even go so far as to say it was perfectly adequate.

Book three isn't nearly as torturous as book two was, mostly because Kaito is safely dead. That horrendously annoying odyssey is never to be repeated and, though Archer
Abigail Packard
Jan 31, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF 50%. Maybe it was because I listened to it, had to return it, hold it, and get it again, but I just didn't like this last book in the series. It was really confusing and I was just lost. I didn't care about any of the characters, especially all the new ones thrown at me, but even the ones that have been there the whole time. I just couldn't bring myself to finish it. ...more
I can't believe this is the end already. PLEASE BE A HAPPY ONE! ...more
Nov 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, that was disappointing.
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-fantasy
Actual rating: 4.5

The Sea of Ink and Gold series is unlike any series I've read before. I never gave enough credit to Chee beforehand but, I think what she’s doing with her stories is rare. She’s filled it with so many easter eggs and little clues, hints, riddles, that it’s changed a passive activity into an interactive one.

I also forgot how meta this book is. There’s this one bit where Sefia asks when will this end? And the answer is “It’s happening soon I told her. In ninety pages.” It was dur
I'm going to admit right away that this review is probably not one you should read if you're interested in reading this book. I was not in the mood to read this book, but it's been sitting on my tbr for awhile now and I just wanted to get it over with. Which is strike one against this review. However, usually when I'm this sort of mood, if a book is good enough I can usually snap out of it in the course of the story. But this book is unnecessarily long and tragically repetitive. The same themes, ...more
Sefia is determined to keep Archer out of the Guard's clutches and their plans for war between the Five Kingdoms. The Book, the ancient, infinite codex of the past, present and future, tells of a prophecy that will plunge Kelanna in that bloody war, but it requires a boy—Archer—and Sefia will stop at nothing to ensure his safety. The Guard has already stolen her mother, her father, and her Aunt Nin. Sefia would sooner die than let them take anymore from her—especially the boy she loves. But esca ...more
Aussie Reader's 2019 Series Challenge (Read book #2 and #3 of The Reader Trilogy)

Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars.

This is the final book in the trilogy and while the series has been an okay read, I have had some real issues with the execution of it which means I probably won't ever revisit this world.

It took me ages to read the first 300 pages of this book as it just kept going around in circles with Sefia and Archer lamenting what is to come and nothing really happening. I have found the world build
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full review available on my blog.

As expected, this book is a ride, pretty much from beginning to end. If the reader is not following Sefia as she teleports from land to sea, fighting off the Guard while also protecting Archer, then there is Captain Reed and his crew to keep up with, or Ed and his misadventures with his new ragtag group of friends. Despite everything going on, the book is very clearly leading to an epic conclusion involving a war. It is a conclusion that has been written, that no
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Traci Chee is a New York Times best-selling author and National Book Award Finalist. An all-around word geek, she loves book arts and art books, poetry and paper crafts, though she also dabbles at bonsai gardening, egg painting, and hosting potluck game nights for family and friends. She studied literature and creative writing at UC Santa Cruz and earned a master of arts degree from San Francisco ...more

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The Reader Trilogy (3 books)
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