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The High Priest and the Idol

(Lyremouth Chronicles #4)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  333 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Jemeryl and Tevi's relationship is put to the test when the guardian sends Jemeryl on a mission that lands her not only in harm's way, but also back into the sites of a previous lover.
Paperback, 325 pages
Published July 14th 2009 by Bold Strokes Books (first published July 1st 2009)
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Lexxi Kitty
I didn’t mean to read a book in-between finishing this one and attempting to write a review, but I did. Makes it harder now to write a review.

This is the final book in this particular series, and a definite let-down from the prior book in the series. This is not my least favorite book in the series, though. In fact it might even be my second favorite – the first book in the series was, I noted ‘vaguely interesting, vaguely boring’. Well I never really felt bore, per se, with this book here. Thou
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the best of the series. Tevi and Jem are already in an established relationship, allowing the author to spend more time developing the storyline. The plot is fast moving and engaging. Tevi has a very central role to play, even more than Jem, which I liked. It's a shame the series seems to have ended just when the books were getting so good.
D. Omars
Mar 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another great story in the Lyremouth series. The story did not had exactly the "romantic" scene that I was hoping for, but it was still worth the reading. There were moments in the story that made me feel sad for certain characters and some were I was mad for the naiveness and evilness, which is good. I love stories that give me emotions, because very few do that. It means to me that I am really into the story. I like the ending, since it was a happy one. I also like the change of mood or attitu ...more
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Finishing this book brought an end the Lyremouth Chronicles. I must say, that while the first book in the series: The Exile and the Sorcerer is probably the weakest of the four, it sets up a lot of character building, especially with Tevi. The second book: The Traitor and the Chalice is a direct sequel to the first book. It has more action in it and the romance between Tevi and Jemeryl is already established, so you don't have to worry about building that. Their scenes together are cute. I like ...more
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Kayla Anderson
Apr 01, 2019 rated it liked it
While still a fun and exciting read, what really annoyed me in this book was ONCE AGAIN thousands of people are tortured and murdered because Tevi and Jem refuse to eliminate the threat before it gets out of hand (which also happened in the previous book when Jem felt bad for driving the assassin even more insane she decided it'd be better to let them live as a crazy, powerful psychopath than to kill them). To make matters even worse, in this one, when their friends are tortured and murdered, Je ...more
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, glbt-lesbian
There is something satisfying to reading a well written fantasy book and series that incorporates women loving women and action and adventure. Jane Fletcher does and admirable job that keeps you wanting the stories to never really end so that you can follow them for years. Really good world building and morality conundrums are filtered thought the series and come to a head in Book 4 and hopefully not last of the series. Tevi and Jemeryl (the Ungifted and the Gifted) struggle with the world aroun ...more
Noah Soudrette
Jan 22, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This, the latest of the Lyremouth chronicles, has great plot hook. Someone is trying to remove magic from the world, and succeeding. The plotting here is much tighter than in the previous books and really top notch. The reason I'm giving this book one fewer star than the last three is the ending. The whole thing is a bit of a downer and there didn't seem to be enough catharis for me. It seemed a bit out of character. Maybe the characters are simply changing in ways I don't like, but I expected b ...more
Jun 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
liked this least of the series and it had some weird politics
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Jane Fletcher is a GCLS award-winning writer and has also been short-listed for the Gaylactic Spectrum and Lambda Literary awards. She is author of two ongoing sets of fantasy/romance novels: the Celaeno series—The Walls of Westernfort, Rangers at Roadsend, The Temple at Landfall, Dynasty of Rogues, and Shadow of the Knife; and the Lyremouth Chronicles—The Exile and The Sorcerer, The Traitor and T ...more

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