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The Princess And The Orrery

(The Pathways Tree #3)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  131 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Some people think that if their wishes were granted, all their problems would be solved. These people have never encountered a genie...

Seven, the last surviving genie, is out for revenge. Betrayed by the woman he loves, kidnapped, tortured, and separated from the source of his power, his only goal is to punish the people who have wronged him.

That is, until he is forced to
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Published December 11th 2018
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Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it - It's a beautiful continuation of a series I adore - lovely characterisation, believable interaction between them, interesting setting, engaging plot - who could ask for more?
CJ Hubbard
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If, like me, you find yourself immediately suspicious of self-published novels, F.D. Lee's Pathways Tree sequence is a shining beacon of good hope, and brilliant proof that it can be done with genuine creativity and high editorial standards (at this point it's tempting to make a snide remark about Amazon's Thomas & Mercer outfit, but I digress).

Anyway, The Princess and the Orrery is the third novel in the series, following on from The Fairy's Tale and The Academy. If you're not familiar with Lee
K Whatsherface
I though this was a trilogy. I didnt realize that this was an on going series. Book 4 isnt on goodreads yet. I will have to look into book 4
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Faith Lee created an absolutely marvelous tale of fae and humans in this third book in her The Pathways Tree series. The first two books are great but this one surpasses even them. I highly recommend it to anyone that breathes but, be kind to yourself and begin with book one, The Fairy's Tale. I am so excited there book 4 is being written now, because I am anxious to discover what happens next! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Disclaimer : I received a copy of this ebook from the author and
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Third in F. D. Lee's Pathways Tree series, 'The Princess and the Orrery' is a fantasy novel continuing the story of cabbage fairy Bea, elves Melly and Hemmings, genie Seven, and the mysterious Mistasinon. The plot picks up after Seven's disappearance at the end of the first book, and introduces a new character, human twelve year old genius Amelia. Amelia is working - at the behest of the evil Baron's sickly brother, Joseph - on an orrery (a clockwork solar system model). Unbeknown to her, Joseph ...more
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When I read The Fairy’s Tale I knew I had discovered a gem and I was delighted to find that The Academy was no second novel disappointment. So I leapt at the chance to read and early ecopy of The Princess and the Orerry.
This series just keeps getting better; flawless, crisp writing, incredibly dense interwoven plotting and humour too! The characters are developing as we read along and are given real emotional depth as we learn more about them and share the suspense of their triumphs and disaste
Eloise Leask
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I absolutely love the first two books and want to love the third. The story started well but I think it had a lot more potential then what was delivered, some parts drag out and my mind frequently wondered off or I fell asleep. Something that happens in the end fills me with disappointment knowing that it's not the end of it and it'll surely be part of the next book. I'm not looking forward to it. There's a character I want to love but their character is weakening with every book
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story

I loved the continuation of the story and the fast pace. It's a shame that the kindle edition has quite a few editorial errors in it but that's certainly not the authors fault. Would recommend this series
Amy Johnson
Apr 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: supernatural
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, It was very different from the first two. I enjoyed the introduction of new characters but loved that the characters from book 1 & 2 were still included. I couldn't predict where the story was going or what was going to happen. I'm eagerly anticipating the 4th! ...more
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book, I want more. I was totally engrossed in this book with seven's story , Amelia's story and my favourite cabbage fairy Bea. Brilliant story, lots of hold my breath moments while I figured out where the story was going. Can't wait for book 4
Sue Cross
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Can’t wait for book 4! Nuff said.
Daisy Madder
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I must confess I thought this series was a trilogy, but I'm happy to discover there's still more to come

(Disclaimer, I am friends with the author)
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely brilliant book, cannot wait for the fourth installment!
The Book
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fairy-tales
Urgh. Had to fight my way to the end of this one. Not reading any more of these, too drawn out, not interesting enough, bored of all the characters.
Mrs G L O Bird
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed reading the series so far, looking forward to the next installment
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this but full disclosure - I am also friends with the author and read a 'beta' copy to provide extra feedback and/or catch typos.
Mariana Magalhães Duarte
There isn't a single straight character in any of these books and NO ONE can convince me otherwise!
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one actually might have been my favorite of the series so far, adding a lot of interesting layers to all the characters from book 1 and 2; Seven, Mistasinon, Bea, Melly, Joan, Hemmings, etc. The addition of villains like Joseph, and the adorable, talented Amelia were great.

Still as quirky and cleverly-written as the first two, but the richness of the characters made this one even more enjoyable. Some interesting discoveries are made, regarding the past of certain characters and creatures.
Reddy Mallender-Katzy
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult-books
I have Decided if i ever meet a Genie im not going to wish for anything because it hurts them ... however i could make my first wish that all my wishes didnt hurt the genie !? thne i could have two good ones couldnt i ?
I read the Fary's Tale & other Pathways Tree books literally one year ago & decided to read them again, however this time i got them on AudioBook !! ... the first time round i bought them on Kindle from Amazon then discovered if you've already bought it once you get it on Audible
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