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Runemaker

(The Runebinder Chronicles #3)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  16 reviews
The end is here.

Tenn thought the spirits wanted him to find his fellow Hunter, Aidan, to win the war against the undead. But with Aidan on the brink of self-destruction and Tenn reeling from his lover's spite, their fated convergence seems far from promising.

Especially because Aidan no longer appears to be fighting for the living.

With the Dark Lady whispering commands and
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published December 3rd 2019 by Inkyard Press
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ElmoVsBibo2.0
2 Stars.
I was disappointed. I loved the first book and the second was great too. But this one was a rushed ending of a series that could have been great, because the story was different and had so much potential.

I have to say that the plot was good. It's a nice change to have Chosen Ones, but in the end they're are just a part of the solution. I liked that.

It all felt a little rushed. There was this big story building up and now it finally happened and ended just shortly after. I missed some
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Devann
I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley

actual rating: 3.5

“This is how the world ends. Not with a whimper or bang, not in fire or ice. Our world ends in greed. Our world will always end in greed.”

There was nothing really wrong with this book but I did often find my attention wandering while reading it. Still, I think it's more of a problem with me than with the book and there were still a lot of scenes that I really enjoyed so I decided to round up. I think the problem is really that I
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Ashleigh | Wild Heart Reads
Any way I'm not ready for the end or how beautiful that cover is ...more
Pixie Mmgoodbookreviews
5 Hearts Reviewed by Shorty for MM Good Book Reviews

Oh my goodness, what an awesome climatic ending. The entire book was entrancing. Numerous POV's are throughout as all sides are set to stop the other. Not everyone makes it out unscathed.

I do not want to give anything away in this review. But I will say I was hooked from start to finish. The Dark Lady was a piece of work who never should have been in any sort of power. The Violet Sage was sweet but at the same time I had to ask why she allowed
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Alek Cristea
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Edit update: read the short story and realised I was fucking mad about the main couple being broken up for like, 90%of this book so it has lost its full marks.

It gets full 5 because queers everywhere but it's my least favourite of the trilogy and there's a couple of places the plot went I didn't like so much but a good end to the series still!
Blackandred04
DNF at 56%
Arc Received From NetGalley In Exchange For An Honest Review

I really did not like this, and I'm so disappointed. I couldn't even finish it, I was so uninterested. I don't necessarily think this book is bad I just think everything in my opinion sucked. The characters were downplayed in this, I already didn't like Tenn and his crew from the first novel because their only character traits are their tragic past. But in the second one, I liked Aidan and Kianna so much and was hoping that

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Meghan
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from Harlequin TEEN - Inkyard Press in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

I was waiting for an intense YFantasy novel and boy did I get it. This was edge of your seat excitement to the max just like you were transported into the kingdom and joining Aidan on his quest to defeat the dark lady and her minions and retrieve the sphere of maya and either save humanity or have it end up in the dark lady's
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Sari
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book was good, but it wasn’t a book that could really hold my attention. I found myself getting distracted easily and it took me wayyyy longer than usual to finish. The writing style seemed kind of slow.. I almost would figure out what would happen prior to it actually happening in the story.

I love the idea of this story. It has a great story line, but I do not think it was executed as well as it
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Michael
So here's the deal. I want to support LGBTQ writers who do non-traditional fantasy. I really want to read things that are not Chosen One tropes that rehash the same concept. I really wanted to like this series. I finished with the attitude that at least I didn't hate it. I really can't rate it higher or lower when my takeaway is that I didn't love it and I didn't hate it. I did not like main characters. They felt like angst-ridden hipsters who really needed to meet people outside the world ...more
Sin Anderson
While there were redeeming parts including a refreshing twist from the rest of the predictability, I felt like overall the quality had been going downhill since after the first book. Multiple flaws, character inconsistencies seemingly driven by a need in plot and topped off with more annoyance in the ending when I thought it had at least started redeeming itself. Parts were at least interesting enough with backstory or lore that it merits 2.5 to 3 stars. I really wanted to enjoy this series more ...more
Brandon Bowen
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, finished
This is the conclusion to that rare creature-a dark fantasy trilogy with gay characters at its center. In the week I spent listening to the audiobook I didn't want to stop listening. I could have easily binged this book in a day. I was captivated by this novel and I could not predict the ending. I have been reading fantasy novels since Shannara was new. I have never read anything quite like the Rune books. Sure they are violent and bleak, but the world is a better place now that these three ...more
Erika
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to Netgalley for the complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. This was the epic finale I was waiting for for this trilogy. All the characters from both the dark and the light have come together to face the final standoff in their magic war.

I loved the central idea of this series - that it wasn't about being the chosen one, but about making the choice to take up the call. And I love that all the characters are flawed, but they continually choose to carry on - whether it was
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Jason S Wrench
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall, I've really enjoyed reading the first three books in the Runebinder Chronicles by Alex R. Kahler.

The third book takes the characters from the first two books and intersects their lives for the first time.

If you enjoyed the first two books, then you're going to enjoy this one as well. It's fun to read a fast-paced LGBTQ-centered urban fantasy book.

I want to thank the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read this book prior to publication; however, the thoughts in this review
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Jesus la Pinga
Probably the most memorable series I read this year. What Alex does is magical, I know punny, but true. He weaves the narrative of dark and light so beautifully that you fall in love with every character and feel every loss, love, happy and sad till the end. I have fallen in love with this series and thank you Alex, every day. It is beautiful.
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Alex (A.R.) Kahler is the nomadic author of quite a few books and series, including THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS and RAVENBORN. When not writing or on the road, he can be founding climbing things and drinking copious amounts of coffee. Although born in Iowa, his heart resides in Scotland. And about a dozen other places scattered across the globe. Including, currently, SoCal. Track his travels on Instagram ...more

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