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The Oracle's Queen

(Tamír Triad #3)

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Under the rule of a usurper king, the realm of Skala has suffered famine, plague, and invasion. But now the time for the rightful heir has come, a return to the tradition of warrior queens. And the Lightbearer's prophecy is to be upheld at last: so long as a daughter of the royal line defends and rules, Skala will never be subjugated.

Now a mystical fire has burned away the
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Mass Market Paperback, 557 pages
Published June 27th 2006 by Spectra Books
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Algernon (Darth Anyan)
Dec 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
[7/10]

The conclusion to the Tamir Triad is a satisfying one, solving the war of succession for the throne of the Skalan Empire in a spectacular battle that shows how Lynn Flewelling is capable not only of creating interesting magic systems and of raising gender issues in a fantasy setting, but also of managing a furious and extended action sequence.

The road to this battle was sometimes slow though and took a lot of detours into romance and moral dillemas instead of nation re-building. I liked th
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Sandi
Jan 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks, 2010, fantasy
I thought The Tamir Triad was excellent. I must forewarn that the books should be read together because they really do form one story, not three stories that tie together.

I really liked the pacing of the story. With the exception of a rather lengthy discussion of the main villain's youth in the third book, it never lets up. Every action leads to the next in a realistic way.

I especially like how Flewelling dealt with the concept of gender identity, sexuality and growing up. Her protagonist is un
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Nafiza
Mar 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2012, favourites
Oh my goodness, this had to be one of the most satisfying conclusions to a trilogy that I have ever read. It involved me fist pumping, beaming, reading breathlessly, awwing and you know, the whole spectrum of emotions. It was so so good to see Tamir come into her own as a woman, as a soldier and as a queen. It was very easy for me to forget that she was a mere fifteen at the time because the way she was written, seemed to be at least in her twenties. But experiences age a person far more and the ...more
Christine
Feb 16, 2010 rated it it was ok
I must point out that overall I would give the whole series 4-5 stars. I just find this book to be weak.

Let me start with what I didn't like. I found it strange that a book that is, in part, about a woman's strength, only has one young woman. While the two older woman, who had larger parts in the first two books, are well protrayed, Tamir is surronded by men and boys in this last book. This makes sense because she used to "be" a boy. Flewelling, however, brings back Una, but gives her such a sma
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Peggy
Aug 31, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fantasy fans
The perfect ending to a great trilogy. In some ways it felt stretched, but it was all worth it in the end for Tamir (formerly Tobin) and Korin's final battle. Also, the author did not shy away from showing how strange it must be to have your best friend suddenly change gender in front of you. Ki and Tamir's relationship is wonderfully complicated and angst-filled.
Felicia
Mar 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: epic-fantasy
I forgot I read this series a few years back and LOVED it. Definitely one of my faves.
Valerie
Sep 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
There are so many ways in which trilogies can go wrong - either they start off great and slowly decline, or become ruined because of a third book that makes no sense whatsoever.

Happily, The Oracle's Queen does neither of those. In fact, this is a trilogy that got better as it went along (after a very solid first book!) Flewelling does an excellent job of detailing character growth, from Korin's downward spiral to Ki slowly learning to accept Tamír as she is. Some of the problems were resolved e
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Ais
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Okay, fair warning that 1) this review is actually for the whole series because I read it all at once, and 2) this is a review I rediscovered that I wrote in 2010 right after finishing the series. As a result, I honestly don't remember enough specifics about the series to say whether I would feel exactly the same way about the series today or whether my opinion might change. Please keep those both in mind when reading this review.

Also note I tried to avoid spoilers but even at the time of writin
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Tracey
Jan 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, 5-star
The story begins (two books earlier) with a kingdom where the god has decreed that rule must be held by a queen of the blood. He meant it; the few times a man has usurped the throne there have been plagues, famines, and other signs of deific displeasure. However, the last queen was completely mad, and her son wound up with the crown as his sister was too young to rule... and then it turned out the sister had inherited a bit of the mother's mad streak... The king was a good ruler, and beloved des ...more
Kaila
This book was an okay conclusion to what was just an okay series. I felt that there was a lot of unnecessary fluff in every book that only served to bog the story down rather than propel the characters forward, and this book was the most guilty of that. Not that much really happened, even though it was supposed to feel like the climactic ending to a series. Instead, it just fell kind of flat. I mean the big bad baddy of the series died by (view spoiler) ...more
A R
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Had you asked me to rate it in the beginning half, I would probably have given it a 3.5 or 4. But around the middle and onwards the pace really picked up, and my goodness... What an unbelievably satisfying ending to such a wonderful trilogy! I'm so happy with how things played out, and so sad to say goodbye to some of my favourite characters (Tamir, Ki, Tharin, Arkoniel, and so many more). Teared up at the epilogue, so so good.
M.S.
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf-f
I thorougly enjoyed the Tamir Triad trilogy, despite the fact that the third book was a bit weaker than the first two, giving into to more commonplace tropes of the genre.
The most memorable scene for me from this third part was the visit to the Oracle pit with its eerie description.
The final visit to the tower left me with some unanswered questions for the final psychic release (?) of that particular angry spirit at the end of the book, which was dealt in haste.
Travis Foster
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 really. This series is so wonderful.
Katy
May 08, 2018 rated it liked it
I think this was actually the weakest of the trilogy, but still enjoyable. I will be reading more by this author.
 ☆Ruth☆
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable series with a tidy ending (which I always appreciate).
Erin
While I did like both of the previous books in the series... there were some things in there that really bothered me, even at the time. Among them were the treatment of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and rape as being traumatizing and horrible whenever men are the perpetrators, but easily shrugged off and even leading to sexyfuntimes when it's female-on-male—which is sadly not even the first time that this particular author has had this particular problem. (Tanil is suffering from severe PTS ...more
Tamar
Dec 06, 2017 rated it liked it

3.5*

It was a good book but it could be great!

It feels to me that the author decided to write ya book to complete this trilogy.

Still, I really enjoyed this trilogy.

Thea Zhu
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You know a book is great when you feel sad once you finish it.

- well, right now, I'm devastated.

This book is everything I was hoping for since volume one, and somewhere in my mind I'm building Lynn Flewelling a shrine for making my wishes come true in both expected and unexpected ways.

As fellow Tamir-Triad-readers, I am also already missing all the loyal characters.
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Synopsis:

Under the rule of a usurper king, the realm of Skala has suffered famine, plague, and invasion. But now the time for the rightful heir has come, a return to the tradition of warrior queens. And the Lightbearer’s prophecy is to be upheld at last: so long as a daughter of the royal line defends and rules, Skala will never be subjugated.

Now a mystical fire has burned away the male body known as Prince Tobin, revealing Princess Tamír, a girl on the verge of womanhood–and a queen ready to cl
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Sherwood Smith
Mar 19, 2011 added it
Shelves: fantasy
This book is the last in a trilogy. The reader is highly encouraged to get the first two books.

Mahti, a hill mage, comes down from the mountains in search of the girl who was once a boy. His form of magic is neither predictable nor easy; we don’t know whether or not to trust his vision or his motivations when we remember that in the first book in this series, it was this kind of magic that bound a pair of newborn twins--so that the girl could grow up in his body, the boy was sacrificed. This was
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Kat  Hooper
Dec 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
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The Oracle’s Queen is the final novel in Lynn Flewelling’s TAMIR TRIAD, an epic story about a queen who has been prophesied to rule the land of Skala. To prevent the emergence of this queen, the king, who usurped the throne by killing his own female family members, has killed all the noble women and girls who could possibly challenge him. He doesn’t know that his own sister’s daughter has been hidden by dark magic and a heinous
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Linda ~ they got the mustard out! ~
This is a satisfying conclusion to the Tamir Triad, though it does suffer from You Know How It Ends. As well written as the battle sequences are and the final showdown between Tami and Corrin, it didn't have as much tension as it might have if it really was a toss up instead of a predestined certainty. What tension there is comes from not knowing who (other than Tamir and Corrin, and possibly Iya and Arconiel) survives the battle or not. Let me tell you, I was worried about Ki! (view spoiler) ...more
Antikku
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm going to miss all the characters.
Sarah
Nov 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
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Jenifer Thomas
Jul 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
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Jiny S
May 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
The first book was fantastic. The second one is was not satisfying, but still good in some parts. The last book of the series fails to string everything together to give the reader a sense of fulfillment that an epic trilogy should.

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Sally
Jul 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, transgender
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Tom Bryant
Aug 16, 2009 rated it liked it
The first two books in the series ("The Bone Doll's" Twin and "The Hidden Warrior") were great reads. They followed the standard medieval, sword and sorcery formula, with enough conflict and obstacles thrown in to keep the reader interested. However, "The Oracle's Queen" seemed out of sequence, and probably would have done better as the second book instead of the last. The relationship between Tamir and Ki developed nicely, but the story tended to be overtaken by secondary characters such as Nal ...more
Morgan
Jul 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Whitney
Jun 28, 2010 rated it liked it
My thoughts/review for the first book apply to the series as a whole: a sword and sorcery fantasy with several unique twists and some heart-rending characters. Very hard hero's journey throughout.

I admired the series as a whole. I wasn't quite sure I believed the way everything worked out in the end. Don't get me wrong. After everything Tobin/Tamir had gone through I wanted it too. But I felt, for me at least, that after how hard a reader works to get Tobin/Tamir, Ki, and Arkoniel to the end th
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