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Palace of Silver

(The Nissera Chronicles #3)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  115 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Two queens confront the ultimate choice as a rebellion emerges against a dangerous despot - and both sides want them dead. When the world of magic is under threat, is loyalty worth their lives?

Return to Nissera, land of three kingdoms and home to spectacular magic. An uneasy peace reigns now that Valory has vanquished the Moth King and settled into her rightful place as qu
464 pages
Published April 28th 2020 by Holiday House
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Rhonda Hicks
Mar 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Hannah West is a new author for me so I didn't know what to expect with her world-building or writing style. That being said, when I received this book, I had no idea it was the third installment of "The Nissera Chronicles" so I was a bit lost when I first started the book. So, as a bit of advice, read book 1, "Kindom of Ash and Briars", and book 2, "Realm of Ruins" first since these are not standalone stories but a continuation built on the previous tale. Starting from the beginning, it took ...more
Leelynn (Sometimes Leelynn Reads) ❤
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Fantastic Flying Book Club and Holiday House for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.

There’s just something about seeing these powerful women having to battle it out – not necessarily against one another but in general – and showing their people and society just what it means for them to be
Kali Cole
Oh boy, this was really disappointing. I didn’t feel for many of the characters at all. I think that because I didn’t get to read Realm of Ruin, it prevented me from being really invested in the story. I don’t think that I would continue with this series.
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a delightful wrap to The Nissera Chronicles. It kept me glued to the pages and up far later than I should have been. Time to re-read the series!
Vince Penick
May 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The stakes get even higher in this one. Loved it. Such a great story about the difference between having power and being powerful.
Stephanie Ward
Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

'Palace of Silver' is the third installment in a wonderful young adult fantasy series and one that definitely won't disappoint fans of the series. Obviously, since this is the third book in the series, I very highly recommend reading the first two books in order before this one. Otherwise you'll be pretty confused and it'll take a long time trying to figure out the various people, places, and events that are referenced from the first two books.

One of the major things that caught my atte
Cabria Chambers
Sep 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a digital copy of this book from Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.

Before this book, I’d never heard of either Hannah West or The Nissera Chronicles, so this was completely new for me, and I had zero expectations. On that same note, because I had never heard of this author or series before, I was not aware of this being the third in the series, and I was definitely confused in the beginning of the book. I would 100% recommend reading the first two books in this series as to
Zoe L.
Apr 24, 2020 added it
While I’ve been enjoying reading new and different genres, it’s always like a sense of relief when I go back and read something in the fantasy realm. It’s just such a comforting genre for me and will always feel like home. This series was also just plain amazing and I loved all of the Snow White elements in this book!

I really liked the way this retelling was done because it wasn’t just a direct modernized retelling, but it also wasn’t so vague that you would never be able to tell it was a retell
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish, dnf
Well, I did like the Nissera Chronicles. In the first, I liked the pacing and the hints at the fairy tale. I loved the expansion of that in the second book. The fairy tale almost disappeared within the story of the second book.

Both those things might have been true with the third book. Unfortunately, I never got to that, because there was so much backstory in the front of the book. By the time we got to any interesting parts, I no longer cared about the characters. Which is really disappointing,
Kell Andrews
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
I loved the Kingdom of Ash and Briars, the first Nissera book, but I found Realm of Ruins, the second volume, over-complicated with a too-large cast. When I picked Palace of Silver up, I was hoping it would be another stand-alone companion, as books 1 and 2 were. I was wary because instead, it is a direct sequel to book 2.

But I loved this one anyway! Kadri and Glisette make compelling main characters, and the Snow White elements are just enough -- not a strict retelling, but not just a novelty o
Ally Renell
Aug 04, 2020 rated it liked it
I was about 50 pages into this one when I had to stop and reread Realm of Ruins because I had absolutely no idea what was going on. Ultimately though, I liked this one more than Realm of Ruins but it still has some weird editing problems. Sometimes scenes are told from the POV of more than one character, sometimes you miss entire scenes because they are only told from the POV of one that wasn't actually there. It made parts of the story feel really disjointed. The overall plot itself, the world ...more
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even after not having read the previous book in over a year, everything came back to me so fast! I love the way this series brings in different fairytales and blends them together in one world (and as friends!)! I feel like this book brought me out of my 1 1/2 year long reading slump and now I just want to keep reading! I really hope there will be more to this series and will definitely be ready and waiting for the next story Hannah West gives us!
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-fantasy
For me, this was missing something from the previous books. The plot was very scattered. I didn't get the fairy tale magic-infused story I was expecting. The perspectives felt very juvenile compared to the content of what was going on. Maybe it was just me, but I almost felt like this was meant to be two books but publishers wanted a third, so another plot had to be thought up in order to justify writing another book. ...more
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, fantasy, ya
Loved it! I've enjoyed the past two books in the Nissera series and this one does not disappoint. I loved the additions of fairy tales in this one. I think Hannah West is only getting better. I know her next book is The Bitterwine Oath (which I'm excited to read) but I'm hoping she returns to Nissera (and beyond!) again soon. I'd love to read more! ...more
Aug 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
The story was good. The ending was unexpected.
This was a great story, just not as compelling or thrilling as the other two. Still, it was fun to return to that world.
Jan farnworth
Apr 11, 2020 rated it liked it
A complicated series by the time I got to this one I had lost my love for the characters and their situations.
Jan 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow!!!! An absolute perfect ending to this series and So many emotions I went through til the end!!!
Tina Miller
Oct 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great conclusion to the trilogy that still manages to leave an opening for more.
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series was amazing. You can feel the characters evolve. And they back and forth chapters jumping from character and to character was amazing. Hoping for another, final chapter to this series.
Mar 08, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vine
This is such a weird series. If I’d remembered Kadri at all I might have cared more. But I didn’t. I think this book is my last trip into Nissera. The world continues to be interesting but it never gels the way I wish it would. Based on the ending I assume readers can expect at least one more installment.
Katie P.
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: young adult readers, high fantasy fans
Shelves: arcs, ew-netgalley
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Palace of Silver is a continuation of the story from Realm of Ruins and is a captivating read! I absolutely love the magic system, the elicromancers are a cross between the classic high fantasy elves and wizards both guardians and magic users with a noble charge to protect the people of the world, yet immortal and having to come to terms with long life. The world-building through the first two books holds up, though the original characters are absent.
Amanda Hagerty
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ibooks
I have finally gotten my thoughts together on this book. I really kinda hope this isn’t the last book.Really enjoy the world and the characters. The twists and the world that Hannah West takes you on is a crazy and adventure. This book did take a my while to read not because I didn’t like it. Because I didn’t want it to end. I highly recommend these books. These books are in the same world but follow different characters.
This book is about two sisters Ambrosine who sent to marry and not use her
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Hannah West is the author of young adult novels includingThe Nissera Chronicles and The Bitterwine Oath. She's always loved writing about magic and fairytales, but her time studying abroad in Orléans, France inspired her to finally write and publish a fantasy novel. She's a freelance writer living in Texas with her husband and their rambunctious rescue dogs. ...more

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The Nissera Chronicles (3 books)
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