Dawnspell: The Bristling Wood
Book Three of the celebrated Deverry series, an epic fantasy rooted in Celtic mythology that intricately interweaves human and elven history over several hundred years.
A cracking read
An end to exile, heroes scattered and darkness rising
When Jill and Rhodry are forced apart by unexpected circumstance, Rhodry vows to find her, no matter what it takes. But before he can,
I gave a detailed comment about Kerr's writing (strong, visual but with also an elevated style), the story and the big plus of the saga on my comment ...more
Μετά από δύο εξαιρετικά βιβλία το τρίτο μέρος της σειράς δεν μου ...more
This killed me when it first came out - the prospect of YEARS to find out what was going to happen - but rereading with Dragonspell safely on my shelf I can just ...more
I've got one more to reread in the initial sequence, and they I'll be up to books I haven't read before.
I remember starting the fifth one when it came out, but I didn't stick at it for some reason. I think I was too ...more
For the three books, I'm disappointed when the past interjects into the present and disrupts the story, and then I'm disappointed when the past "ends" and the present resumes. I will say while I felt like the story Gweniver/Ricyn/Dannyn dragged a bit and kept going when it should have been cut off, I felt like the story of Maddyn/Owaen/Branoic did not wind down. It just stopped. I guess we can assume that the "one true King" was put on the throne based on the ...more
I don't ...more
I'm reminded of this author's delicate humour, like:
As the evening wore on, a fair amount of customers drifted into the inn. As soon as they realised that Nevyn was...more
We see the beginnings of the Silver Daggers in this past life.
Jill and Rhodry are still out on the road.
Nevyn is still settitng things up in the background. We have Salamander also looking for Rhodry as well.
The book ends on a cliff hanger or new beginning depends on how you look at it, we finally get to Bardek.
As I said in a previous review, because the flashbacks tend to be ...more
The book continues to weeve together a tale of 'the present', together with characterization of the past of the incarnations of those it follows. That is the souls of those the Grand Sorcerer 'Nevyn' wronged in his earliest mortal life. As tensions mount, politics becomes more ...more
The to and fro between the past and present remain the bulk of the story as it does with the earlier novels; this is necessary though ...more
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|Beyond Reality: Deverry--5/27/16--The Bristling Wood aka Dawnspell: Prologue and Part One||7||10||Jul 01, 2016 07:04AM|
|Beyond Reality: Deverry--6/10/16--The Bristling Wood aka Dawnspell: Part Two||4||7||Jun 10, 2016 10:14AM|
|Beyond Reality: Deverry--THE BRISTLING WOOD aka DAWNSPELL: Roll Call and First Impressions (*NO SPOILERS*)||4||6||May 30, 2016 10:57AM|
|Beyond Reality: Deverry--THE BRISTLING WOOD aka DAWNSPELL: Finished Reading (*SPOILERS*)||1||4||May 26, 2016 08:47AM|