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Mother of Slag

(The Living Blade #3)

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She’s under a sword’s control. He’s crushed by the past. Together, they’ll fight for a new kind of freedom…

Driven to the brink of madness, Noraya “Nora” Smith is chained to the Living Blade, body and soul. Unable to restrain its fury, Nora watches the enchanted sword use her to wreak havoc across the land. Before the blade devours her whole, Nora must find and rescue her t
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Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published March 15th 2019
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Timandra Whitecastle
Feb 28, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I will obviously not be reviewing my own book - but I'd like to use this space for updates. Like this one:

MOTHER OF SLAG WILL BE OUT MARCH 15TH, 2019. You can pre-order it here

Update 3/6/19: Paperback is now available

Update 3/15/19: And it’s out now! You can buy it here...

_steps away to simultaneously flail her arms madly while obsessively staring at the Amazon page all day_
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Lynn K : Grimmedian
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The cover on this book is fantastic and caught my attention and admiration instantly. The author herself presented the cover reveal on The Fantasy Hive .com and in her own words says,

“THIS IS ART! ARTIST TOMMY ARNOLD PAINTED THIS COVER LADY AND SERIOUSLY, YOU COULD HANG THIS PIECE IN A GALLERY/ART MUSEUM SOMEWHERE! TITLES DESIGNER JAMES T EGAN OF BOOKFLY DESIGN FRAMED IT IN GOLD TOO AND I CAN’T EVEN”
Very aptly put, yes?

In this final book, released recently on March 15, 2019, we witness the fall
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Dangermousie
Not my favorite in the trilogy (this would be Book 2) but a satisfying resolution to the mysteries, plotlines and relationships set in the past books.
Jon Adams
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Excellent ending to a worthy series.
Kristen
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Full review in all its glory can be found here, on my blog!~

I've been anticipating this book since the end of the last one, and so when I was given an opportunity to beta read it, I jumped on that chance.

Of course, the finished product is going to be quite a bit different, and so I gladly reread it when it was time for ARCs to be distributed. I don't read many books twice, but I was glad to do so with this one.

This is the continuing story of Noraya 'Nora' Smith, a young woman from a small charco
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Peter Buckmaster
Overall this is an excellent trilogy. The first book was a difficult act to follow but Timandra Whitecastle manages it by not going down the usual avenues in terms of story and mood. The third book again is a little heavy in the first eighty or so pages but this is down to what happened to Nora. The dark fantasy slithers into horror territory and this is one of Timandra Whitecastle's strengths I believe: she can write well in different genres (within a genre) and atmospheres. And her skill in wr ...more
Miriam Michalak
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
It began so dark and twisted, our main protagonists suffered immeasurably - but they managed to transcend and we hope their world will be a better place because of it. A fabulous conclusion to a really good series.
Eric J Newman
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of the advantages of following an author is you get a chance to be an advanced reader. You follow that authors books, blogs, and patiently wait for the book to be released. In Timandra's case, you read a blog about how she is making sure this is her best book yet. Not intending to get one's hopes up, you take the comments with a grain of salt, and start reading.

Do you know, she was right!

I enjoyed Touch of Iron and On the Wheel. In both, I felt the action and story was engaging. Mother of Sl
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Naneen
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After rereading the book I have to change my review. I thought it was satisfying but now I realized it was necessary for the characters. Any other way of getting to that fantastic ending would not have made sense. My previous review stated that I was vacillating between liking the time spent on getting the characters to self awareness and wishing it was less of the book. Now I realize how important the characters’ internal growth was needed to progress the story. I especially loved discovering h ...more
Sarah
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This wraps up the series and it mostly did a good job of tying up all the loose ends. I was a little disappointed that the ending was so short without an epilogue, but overall a fitting conclusion as foreshadowed in the previous books. I won't spoil, but I rooted for Shade and was glad to see him flesh out more as a character. Also the backstory on the wights was really intriguing, especially his fathers actions. I read all 3 books in a day, and don't think you can go wrong. The one thing that w ...more
Kepi
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ok, the epilogue was like... missing? I almost feel cheated but there is always the old good "time for your imagination". Or maybe space for short sequel :)

Anyway I really enjoyed last book and totally didn't expect where everything is heading. I liked part with Diaz more and I was kind of dissapointed at the start, that there would be switching between storylines, but it was fine in the end.
malrubius
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Incredibly imaginative and inventive with a main character who really makes you care.
Piper
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Death and destruction!

This series was dark but you keep on reading. The characters are flawed but they persevere amongst great hardships. Good read.
Ged
Jul 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
Terrible conclusion to the trio of books. Skip to chapter 22 and you won't have missed a thing.
Stephanie
Jul 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Very slow start

I absolutely hates this one till about 35%. Then it picked back up and started to be interesting and make sense again.
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“Fuck you,” Nora screamed as she ran up the stairs. “You’re stuck with me now, and I’ll give you freedom. If I die, you die. No more being remade for you. I’m going to stop this fucking cycle, if it’s the last thing I do.” 1 likes
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