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Zrádcův měsíc

(Nightrunner #3)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  9,044 Ratings  ·  325 Reviews
Zranění hrdinové osudové bitvy, Seregil a Alek, strávili dva roky v dobrovolném vyhnanství, daleko od hořkých vzpomínek i od Skaly, která se jim stala druhým domovem. Válka však nadále zuří a jejich klid je rozbit zoufalou výzvou královny Idrilain, žádající, aby pomohli její dceři Klie při výpravě do Aurënenu. Skala je na pokraji porážky v nerovném souboji s nekromantskými ...more
Paperback, 573 pages
Published 2000 by Fantom Print (first published July 6th 1999)
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Ruben Verweij The romance is there, and it is one of the reasons this is such an amazing series.

If you can't deal with it, there are enough books left in the world…more
The romance is there, and it is one of the reasons this is such an amazing series.

If you can't deal with it, there are enough books left in the world that will please you more.(less)
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May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(note: I audiobooked this so some spellings may be incorrect)

This was a book I really ended up enjoying, and it made me realise I need to get back to finishing up this series soon because I find it so fun. In this story we're once more following Seregil and Alec, two young Aufrenfae and Tirfae who are lovers. They met a few books back, and have been doing jobs and working together ever since. However, in the last book they suffered a terrible loss and since then they have exiled themselves from
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I have died A THOUSAND DEATHS, this book was the best thing that has ever happened to me!!!!!
Apr 30, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Like the first two volumes of the series, this book constantly frustrated me because it could have been so much better if the plot had simply been handed over to a better prose stylist. There's really not much wrong with the plot itself -- not in the classics category, for sure, but there are enough complications and twists and turns and opportunities for emotional drama to keep most everyone happy. Unfortunately, Flewelling just doesn't have the talent to make the most of that plot. There's no ...more
Aug 31, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fantasy fans
This installment felt somewhat transitional to me, coming after the interconnected, myth-arcs-to-the-brim feeling of the first two books. This feeling makes even more sense now that LF has said the fourth and fifth Nightrunner books will be a two-parter of the same story, as well. This book is absolutely necessary for Seregil, who was in some ways ruined by the events of SD. Seregil needs this book to be able to deal with his issues - including those pesky ones from his childhood - so that he an ...more
MAN do I love the Nightrunner series.

After the emotionally-charged events of Stalking Darkness, Seregil and Alec are asked to go with Princess Klia to Aurënen to begin talks to repeal the Edict. The Skalan war with Plenimar isn't going so great, and Queen Idrilain desperately needs the aid of the Aurënfaie, whose borders have long been closed to Skala.

There are so many things I love about these books, and one of many is the adventure and exploration of it all. I really enjoy stories where the ch
Megan Daws
4.5 stars
This is the 3rd book in the nightrunner series, which follows sweet young Alec of Kerry and the loveable rogue that is Seregil of Rhiminee as they go on their sword-fighting, horse-riding adventures. It’s basically your standard epic fantasy except, like, homosexuality is a thing and not all the women are prostitutes. Admittedly my knowledge of epic fantasy is exclusively game of thrones so I’m really just speculating.
I read the first two books in this series last year and, although I e
Mar 20, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Seregil and Alec have left Rhiminee, and are living in the wilds of Skala, as far from civilization as they can get. Seregil is still recovering from the emotional trauma he suffered at the end of Darkness, and the only person he wants anything to do with is Alec. Alec has finally more-or-less completed his training, and the two are now equals, and lovers. Their idyllic existence is interrupted when Seregil recieves a summons from the Queen of Skala, who asks him to accompany her daughter on a d ...more
Having essentially wrapped up her major storyline in Stalking Darkness, Flewelling explores Seregil's complicated past and homeland in this third installment of her excellent Nightrunner fantasy series. Traitor's Moon is the least satisfying of the three, however, for several reasons. First, Flewelling inexplicably eshews the swift action-adventure storylines that propelled this series to greatness by instead narrowly focusing on the rather mundane and static political machinations of Seregil's ...more
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
I love this series. If you love epic fantasy these are old but great.
This one was kind of a mixed bag for me. I love that Alec and Seregil are finally together [and am laughing at the two year time skip into their relationship and wondering if she did that solely to make Alec older lol] and I love that Beka is getting a larger part in the story [as well as expanding a few other characters we've only met briefly before] but the whole thing takes place in ...Aurenen? Whatever the place is called. But anyway the whole thing takes place there which means 1. it's basi ...more
It took me FOREVER to get through this book. It wasn't for a lack of interest though, I can assure you. Life just gets in the way of things and I didn't have the energy to commit to it. But, here I am, already dying to read the next one. My wallet is suffering because of this series. I have bills to pay, dammit!
First of all, Lynn Flewelling cheats you out of the big SCENE ... if you know what I mean. In fact, she pretty much fast forwards this book so far from the last one that if you are like me and got into this book immediately after the previous book looking for some big THINGS you will also be disappointed. That being said, apparently you can read some of that in a collection of short stories published separately but I have yet to read it. Maybe it would have been better to read that first going i ...more
Mar 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review covers the first three books in the Nightrunner series. For those who haven’t yet read these books, be warned that there are spoilers ahead.

Every year I seem to stumble upon a series that seemed innocuous enough on the shelf, and I take that series home, unwittingly committing myself to a week in which all my waking thoughts will be consumed by this new world and its characters. Last year, I was lucky enough to happen upon this phenomenon twice, first with Karen Marie Moning’s Fever
Soukyan Blackwood
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
[NightModeReading]: Well, I’m happy the illusion of some magical Lord of the Rings elven forest was broken. There’s great things in this book, but really, I came to dislike the fae a great deal. I can’t seem to get into Seregil and Alec being a pair either, their relationship is so odd, and in a sense it’s amazing how much they seem to simply just be friends, but then… I don’t know. But don’t let me digress, 4 out of 5 for this baby, and I will, absolutely, continue with the series.
James Chatham
this series has my entire heart in its clutches
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Cody VC
Dec 05, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cody by: Maria
My first impression was, fortunately, mistaken--Thero figures prominently enough in this, and we're shown a little growth (most of which has happened off-screen). However, that's not enough to help this book. The long passages of blatant exposition/info-dump are back, and the plot could be that of any political-intrigue book--there was nothing that made it actually fantasy other than the names. The dashes of magic were just to do what ordinary smoke and mirrors would have done in a magic-less wo ...more
Feb 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review is for the first three volumes of the Nightrunner Series, it does however exclude the following volumes, which in my opinion differ strongly from the first 3.

I realise I find it hard to start writing a review for these books. The first three volumes of the Nightrunner Series are definately part of my favorite books ever. Within the genre of fantasy, they set such high standarts that many other books appear shallow beside them. The books are full of great and often innovative plot ide
Nov 30, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book very much. However, one thing I found askew from the general feel of the series was the apparent lack of thrilling action. Having followed the characters through shady streets and war ravaged country, Aurenen land seemed too bland. I read the book with a constant dread, always expecting a criminal to pop up at the next page turn. And they never did. And for a land supposedly magical, it wasn't all that exciting.

As other readers have pointed, Seregil seemed much too subdued an
Anna Nesterovich
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, must-have
I feel a little conflicted about this third book in the series. On the one hand, it's still much better than most of what I read. On the other hand, it's sort of transitional. Te books in the series are very different in style. The first one is a detective, the second - an epic, this one has elements of a detective again, but demons that must be hunted are mostly inner. It's all about Seregil, he learns himself in this book and sorts out his past and present.

The writing changes greatly from book
Apr 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
The third book in the series and I have read it just after the two previous ones.

This one wasn't as full of action as the previous books, instead it was more into intrigue. And it was managed really well. The plot was even a bit more complicated that in the previous books and it was definitely as grabbing and entertaining. Seregil finally comes back to his homeland and, of course, Alec is with him.

They are already lovers for two years in the beginning of the story. And here is the only thing I t
Sep 03, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I only have one thing to say.

This is not a good book.

In my opinion, of course.

The plot is non-existent, suspense zero, point: none. It all adds up to... nothing. Nada. This is a book about nothing.

It only got two stars because it's featuring Seregil and Alec, whom I'd come to like quite much over the course of the first two books in the series.

I do not recommend reading this. Alec and Seregil mill about in an almost-empty city, moping. Nobody likes Seregil. He's been exiled, you know. Angst foll
Jan 14, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one was just a little too angsty. Plus, I wish Seregil and Alec's relationship hadn't been glossed over, I would have loved to see it develop.
fuck the aurenfaie, in my opinion
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, lgbt-fiction
Recensione completa:
(Review in English to come)

“It is better to lack the semblance of honor but possess it than
to possess the semblance and lack the honor.”

È un vero peccato che la Nord abbia interrotto la pubblicazione di questi volumi, perché è davvero una bella saga.
Sono passati due anni dagli avvenimenti di Stalking Darkness. Seregil e Alec sono andati in esilio volontario dopo lo scoppio della guerra tra Skala e Plenimar, ma la loro pace non dura a
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recensioni
Non capisco perchè, nell'edizione italiana, è stato dato tanto peso a Kerry: non è un posto importante per la trama, è giusto lo sputo di terra in cui è nato Alec e non ci sono mai tornati.
Potevo capire nei primi due libri: Alec viene da Kerry, ed è un arciere, ma qui? Alec non è un (o 'il') traditore. E dirlo è uno spoiler tanto quanto dire che, nell'Odissea, Ulisse non è una donna.
Spoiler free sul libro in questione, ma spoiler sui precedenti.

Non so neanche perchè la sinopsi del terzo libro è
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I actually read this in less than two days because whenever I pick up one of these books, I just can't put it down. This one was just as engaging as the other ones, even if the plot and intrigues were mostly of the diplomatic kind this time around. Still, I enjoyed that, partly because it shows just how versatile Flewelling is.

I think my only complaint would be that there were a lot of names to keep track off and remember, but, other than that, I have nothing bad to say. The characters were a
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Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgtbia, fantasy, adult, review
4/4.25 stars

So far, so good. This series keeps surprising me and, even though this book was a bit more political than the others, it had a good rytm with enough turns to keep me hooked.

Best of the book? Seregil A+ character development, Beka being a badasss (like always) and Seregil/Alec moments *heart eyes*

My only complain is that there were too many clans and names and Holy Cow, they were all so slow at everything: listen I know they live like hundred of years but there's a war going on pals
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's always a fun time visiting Alec and Seregil again, and this time is no different.

This book is a little bit slower and has less action than the previous books, but it's understandable given the plot - a good chunk of the book, after all, revolves around the negotiations with the 'faie. Still, it didn't detract from my enjoyment of the book, because the intrigue surrounding the characters, both major and minor, kept things tense.

All the same, I love how the humor is interwoven into the inte
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating: 3.75
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