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A Fall of Princes (Avaryan Rising #3)

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Friends by chance, enemies by birth, Hirel of Keruvarian and Sarevan of Asanion were bound together by circumstances that made them hostages in the war that brewed between their two empires. Each prince was heir to a throne, and neither wanted to harm the other. Theirs was a forbidden bond that threatened to destroy not only themselves, but all their world as well.
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published 1989 by Pan Books (first published April 1st 1988)
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Wealhtheow
In The Hall of the Mountain King a young man named Mirain proved his quality and became king of his late mother's kingdom. In The lady of Han-Gilen, his foster-sister seeks to help him become emperor. Now decades have passed, Mirain's empire is secure, and his heir has grown into a strong young man named Saraven. Saraven is poised to become a great prince, worthy of taking over the vast empire that his father has fought for. Then he meets the son and heir of his father's greatest foe, and his as ...more
Charmed
God I love these stories. I love how Tar writes, it is so beautiful, she uses language in a way that makes me very envious of her skill. These books stay with you long after your finished reading and can be read and re-read numerous times and you still get sucked into the story and lose yourself in it. The themes are always love but she also looks at gender and sexuality and the nature of good and evil and how it can look incredibly black and white in one moment and then you turn around and the ...more
Therese Arkenberg
Dec 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: feminist
It's best to read this one more than once, and slowly--characters have a habit of replying to what's implied as often as what is said, and the plot itself is baroque but rewarding. I especially loved seeing the representation of racial & sexual minorities in speculative fiction, though the times have moved on (somewhat) since this was first written.
Kat  Hooper
May 25, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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In this third novel of Judith Tarr’s AVARYAN RISING trilogy (which probably could stand alone), it’s been 15 years since the events of the previous book, The Lady of Han-Gilen. Mirain and Elian now have a teenage son named Saraven who is heir to the throne of his country. One day Saraven saves the life of Hirel, the son of the king of a
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Fantasy Literature
In this third novel of Judith Tarr’s AVARYAN RISING trilogy (which probably could stand alone), it’s been 15 years since the events of the previous book, The Lady of Han-Gilen. Mirain and Elian now have a teenage son named Saraven who is heir to the throne of his country. One day Saraven saves the life of Hirel, the son of the king of a neighboring kingdom. At first they have nothing in common and even despise each other, but after enduring a series of accidental adventures which include being c ...more
Mely
Jun 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
2013 reread. This was my favorite of the original trilogy when I first read it, and that hasn't changed. I didn't think the big plot twist was worked out well, and that hasn't changed, either.

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Joy
Feb 24, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tarr is an acquired taste. She write more in prose style than straight forward dialog. It's sometimes hard to follow the story but worth the beauty of the words. She also sees to have a good metaphysical grasp of what magic might encompass to preform and describes it in believable terms. This is an older series of hers and I had to buy them used to even get to read them.
Helen
Mar 31, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3rd and best of trilogy
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May 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Don't go on to 4, 5, and 6. They just ruin it.

This trilogy has the BEST book ending I've ever reading. It was a total surprise. There's magic, too.
Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
This was actually a re-read; I believe I first read it in 1994 or 1995. I really liked it then, but I'm not quite sure what I think about it now.
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Judith Tarr (born 1955) is an American author, best known for her fantasy books. She received her B.A. in Latin and English from Mount Holyoke College in 1976, and has an M.A. in Classics from Cambridge University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Yale University. She taught Latin and writing at Wesleyan University from 1988-1992, and taught at the
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Other Books in the Series

Avaryan Rising (6 books)
  • The Hall of the Mountain King (Avaryan Rising, #1)
  • The Lady of Han-Gilen (Avaryan Rising, #2)
  • Arrows of the Sun (Avaryan Rising, #4)
  • Spear of Heaven (Avaryan Rising, #5)
  • Tides of Darkness (Avaryan Rising, #6)