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Odrodzenie (Rai-Kirah #3)

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W trzeciej powieści cyklu Carol Berg Seyonne, niewolnik, który stał się zbawcą, bohater „Objawienia”, powraca, by walczyć ze złem i opanować demona, który w nim zamieszkał...

Seyonne przeżył szesnaście lat w niewoli, a odzyskał życie tylko po to, by znów je utracić i niepodważalnie udowodnić istnienie bogów. Teraz, wygnany ze swojej ojczyzny, musi stawić czoło demonowi mies
Hardback, 464 pages
Published December 15th 2006 by ISA (first published 2002)
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What a fantastic conclusion to the trilogy! From almost the first page, I was holding my breath. There was no slow build here. It just jumped right in and punched me in the gut, then ran away. Seyonne goes through so much. More than ever before. Aleksander too. The empire undergoes some upheavals that bring him into his own transformation. I loved that he is much more prominent than he was in the second book. Seyonne and Aleksander's friendship... just wow. Heartwrenching at times, but also so w ...more
May 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-ebooks
This is a wonderful epic fantasy trilogy, absolutely recommended. The Rai-Kirah series is original and carries a vibe of classic fantasy with modern flavor, it was first published some 15 years ago and I didn’t notice any difference with the books of the current fantasy styles; it has all the elements I could wish for, like memorable characters, moral complexity, rich prose, a thrilling tale, solid worldbuilding, though-provoking themes and lots of entertainment. I loved reading it.

I feared a li
Final rating: 4/5 stars
Final rating - for the whole series: 4.25/5 stars

“What could make you alter the very nature of your soul? Nothing.”

*this part of my review contains no spoilers for the series but my general opinion.*

And so this story ends. A fitting and well done ending with many plot twists I did not see coming. The great thing about this series is that each book is almost stand alone - except for the upcoming doom factor that was there, hinted in the first book, made known in the sec
This concluding novel in Berg's Rai-Kirah trilogy was better than the second volume, but still didn't quite live up to the promise in the first. The bones of a brilliant epic jutted throughout the novel, but somehow that epic never quite took shape.

The novel felt pulled in too many directions. There are multiple conflicts going on throughout -- mundane civil war in the Derzhi Empire, supernatural war with the rai-kirah, and conflicts with the gods -- but rather than building on each other, these
Apr 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, ebook
This is one stupendous trilogy. I scarcely know what to say. Each book is entire unto itself, but taken as a whole, the story told is so astounding, so emotionally satisfying, and so complete, that I truly urge you to read all three.

First of all, Carol Berg is a fine story teller and her writing style is straight forward, while at the same time, packing a punch that only comes to one gradually as the story builds. Yes, there were times that I began to wonder where this was going; yes, there were
Perfect ending. Berg continues to torture her characters up to the end, but the reward is worth it.
Althea Ann
Jul 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you like sexy, tormented, demon-possessed men, then this series is for you.
I'd read the first two (Transformation and Revelation) quite a few years ago, so it took me a little bit to get into it, as it all came back to me.
The book follows the same protagonist, Seyonne, as he struggles to integrate the man he is with the demon inside him. Meanwhile, he supports his friend and king, Aleksander, through a political coup that deposes him...
I remembered absolutely loving the first two books. I li
Dean Cummings
Mar 26, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
A disgrace to the trilogy. It in no way lives up to the beauty and strength of the first novel "Transformation". The plot is scattered and uninspired. I felt that the author had no story going into this novel and just wrote whatever popped into her head. I'll sum the trilogy up for you: First novel (Transformation): Beautifully written. Powerful in its slave/master themes and overall dynamic between the two primary characters. It constantly hints at a rich history and reveals this to you slowly, ...more
Jan 17, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Oh the horror, the agony, the pain! No, that's not about the events in the book, that's how I felt reading it. I think my fingers may have starting hurting from so much page flipping. I very rarely enjoy war in fantasy books. The planning, the moving forces, the monotony of it all, I just can't take it. I thought Seyonne was going to confront some big bad guy and some surprises were going to come along. Instead they talked and Seyonne inhabited dreams, and they talked more. The whole thing is ju ...more
Nov 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Good series. This last book got a little "wtf?" in spots, but it's still a very entertaining read. Berg does great character work, and all the tensions/misunderstandings/mistrust/manipulations between characters are believable and gripping. And Seyonne is one of my new favorite fantasy characters of all time.

This trilogy is going on my list for recommending to all those people out there who ask "I love Hobb, so who else should I read?". Seyonne is not nearly as whiny as Fitzchivalry, but Berg is
Jen A.
Nov 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, kindle
I recently inhaled Berg's Rai-Kirah trilogy of Transformation, Revelation, and Restoration, and overall I have to be honest and say that I really enjoyed these books -- the characters and the story lines.

This trilogy isn't perfect, as some reviewers have noted... Berg definitely could have created deeper, more nuanced characters (especially the women). And the 2nd and 3rd books suffer a bit from the lack of interaction between Seyonne and Alexander (this partnership that was the focus of the 1s
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book restored my faith in the author, my interest in the series, and my hope for good people in the world--this fantasy world and my own. It was so sweet to see Seyonne involved in relationships again, and to realize the depth of his final sacrifice for the sake of his friends. I really won't forget this series because, after living inside something like 1,500 pages, I feel a bit of melydda magic ingrained in myself--the power to choose goodness and kindness, the power to stand strong again ...more
May 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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I finished the last page with regret because it means that I will never read about further adventures and tribulations of Seyonne and Aleksander, surely the most slashtastic brotp to inhabit the halls of fantasy.

This is a perfect conclusion to a perfect trilogy - complicated and loveable protagonists (and awful villains), great world-building (or, in this case, world-expanding, since it's the last book), a meaty plot, a lot of delicious angst and my continuing crush on Aleksander, the Derzhi pri
Jan 13, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book sucked.

Maybe I was burned out after reading the first two, but I never did finish this book. By the time I was half way through I just couldn't be bothered with it anymore. I wanted to read something good and this book wasn't delivering.

They came back from the spirit world limbo the 2nd book played around in, but I couldn't care less. I wanted the main character to die (unfortunately he didn't) if for no other reason than it would end the writing and I wouldn't feel guilty about quitti
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
There were a lot of great ideas in this trilogy and the writing style itself was excellent. However, for all three books I couldn't connect with the characters and didn't feel as if any of the characters were bonding with each other despite how we're told that it is so. And while the events flowed into each other in a sensical (I'm making that a word) way, I couldn't shake the feeling that it all felt 'contrived'.

Though, I seem to be getting similar experiences from everything I read lately, so
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Completionists
I didn't hate it; I'm just never listening to it again.

Restoration: The culmination of the Rai-Kirah series. I love "doorstop" audiobooks with engaging characters, compelling stories, and rich worlds read by talented narrators. Well, duh. I've just described the perfect audiobook, right? Everything about the Rai-Kirah series ALMOST fits the bill.

Seyonne is engaging... pretty much... when he's not suffering from torture-induced amnesia (Revelation) or (view spoiler)
B. Jean
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
A lot of feelings at the end of this trilogy. It's hard to imagine that it took me more than four months to get through the second book. I definitely feel like I've been through a journey, and I saw the main character change and develop so much from the first book. He's almost unrecognizable, but at the same time, it's still the same character. I have to say, Seyonne and Aleksander were very rich characters. I was pleased that the author really improved on her female characters as well. Elinor a ...more
Mary Soon Lee
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This is the concluding volume of Berg's Rai-Kirah fantasy trilogy, a trilogy replete with battles, demons, and shapeshifting. It also contains an interaction between two of its central characters that is among the most compelling I can remember. However, that interaction was--for me--at its most compelling in the (wonderful) opening volume. It would be inaccurate to describe the first half of this third book as repetitive or monotonous, since my interest was sustained throughout, but it was a li ...more
Aug 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sorry to say that this was a bit of a disappointment. I really enjoyed the first book and also the second, though not as much, but this one did not live up to the promise the first book made.
I didn't hate it, just wasn't as thrilled about it as I had hoped for.
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
...And the protagonist goes through immense pain yet again. Why he still cares about his loved ones considering their treatment of him is a mystery to me. It made me stop caring about the story.
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Aug 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Restoration is the book that closes the Rai-Kirah trilogy, and reveals much of the secrets of its world, specially when it comes to Ezzarian mythology. Things do not start easy for Seyonne, who is living with Blaise's rebels, but trying to keep his demon in check. Only he sometimes loses his mind and gets this urge to kill all humans. He has been postponing crossing the portal that leads to Kir'Navarrin in part because he wants to spend as much time as he can with his son, and in part because he ...more
Thomas Brooke
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve been looking forward to writing this about this novel because Carol Berg is one of my favourite fantasy authors, and I don’t think she gets nearly enough credit for the fantastic stories and characters she creates. I emphasise the characters, because that is the strength of Carol Berg’s writing, her characters – and as far as I am concerned, that is the secret of good writing.

Carol Berg’s main character in this novel is Seyonne, a slave in the employ of Prince Aleksander, a ruler of a feuda
Petra Eriksson
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May 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, kindle
Writing: 4
Story: 4
Satisfaction: 4

A strong ending to a really good series. There were quite a few things left unanswered but the major plot points were addressed in a pretty satisfactory way.

In the beginning of Restoration, Seyonne has completely isolated his demon counterpart - a strange thing to start with since at the end of Revelation he seemed to be coming to grips with the togetherness. There are a couple main plot lines in Restoration. The first that comes about is Aleksander's Emperor fa
Twice in Carol Berg's "Restoration," I became so frustrated and depressed over how the story was "progressing" that I put it down thinking not to continue. But, because I wanted to see how she was going to resolve things, I forced myself through. Similarly to how the second book goes on and on about nasty stuff and never seems to get anywhere, this book goes on and on about frustrating stuff and never seems to get anywhere. Yes. Carol Berg can write. I've got no doubt of her ability to craft wor ...more
Nov 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Restoration, Book Three of The Rai-Kirah proves to be a worthy conclusion to this momentous drama. Seyonne, the Ezzarian Warden of Souls, disgraced in his homeland now seeks his young son, abandoned by his mother at birth. His search brings him into contact with a band of outlaws working against Aleksander’s Empire, an Empire which itself is about to outlaw Aleksander.
Seyonne finds himself again aiding Aleksander, this time to resort him to his rightful place.
He struggles to understand the cour
Aug 18, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Restoration is an amazing third to Carol Berg's Rai-Kirah series. In this book, Aleksander's father is murdered and Aleksander himself suddenly finds that the strongest families in his Empire have turned against him. In a race against time to reclaim his throne, Aleksander finds strength in his closest ally, Seyonne. But Seyonne has his own problems as he struggles with his demon half for possession of his soul.

Restoration was very well written and the story ties up loose ends from the previous
Meredith Galman
I have very mixed feelings about this conclusion to the Rai-Kirah trilogy. Berg's prose is as well-crafted as ever, and I enjoyed the first half very much, but as soon as Seyonne meets the prisoner of Tyrrad Nor, it begins to drag.

Almost nothing went the way I expected it to; that's not necessarily a bad thing, but I didn't think the author's choices were the most satisfying. I was puzzled by Seyonne's course of action, annoyed that it took him such an unconscionable amount of time to seek cruc
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Carol Berg is the author of the epic fantasy
The Books of the Rai-kirah, The Bridge of D'Arnath Quartet, the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award winning Lighthouse Duet - Flesh and Spirit and Breath and Bone - the standalone novel Song of the Beast , and the three novels of the Collegia Magica.

Berg holds a degree in mathematics from Rice University, and a degree in computer science from the University of Co
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Other Books in the Series

Rai-Kirah (3 books)
  • Transformation (Rai-Kirah, #1)
  • Revelation (Rai-Kirah, #2)