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The House of Gaian (Tir Alainn #3)

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In the conclusion of the Tir Alainn Trilogy, the uneasy alliance between Fae and humans may not be enough to defeat the Inquisitors-leaving them no choice but to seek out the witches of the House of Gaian. But can they be trusted?
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Published October 7th 2003 by Roc
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Patrícia
Antes das Jóias Negras, existiu Tir Allain. Antes dos Sangue, existiram as Filhas da Casa de Gaian. Mas que interessa isso desde que possamos visitar cada um destes mundos, conhecer todas as suas personagens e ler as suas histórias? Seja qual for o mundo obscuro e apaixonante com que Anne Bishop nos presenteie, a verdade é que estaremos perante algo único e mágico que nos ofuscará com o seu brilho e que nunca poderá ser comparado a nada porque nunca lerão nada como as histórias desta senhora da ...more
Amy
Jan 30, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Final book in the Tir Alainn series and everything comes racing to the end. There's a bit more sense of urgency with this book than the previous two, and I liked that with this one. Well, liked it until I found myself awake in the wee hours attempting to finish it before I could sleep, muttering "Just one more chapter" to myself.

All the loose threads get tied up, the battles are won, and all in all, the book completes itself. I've noticed lately, some books don't completely end when they end, w
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Maaike
Mar 26, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-reading
I really enjoyed these books. I write this review after the third book, because I cannot review this last book without the other 2.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from these books so (although I have them for years) I didn’t read them until last week. It really was quite stupid to wait, because The Black Jewels books of Anne Bishop are one of my favourite series of all time, so I was really certain I would probably like these at well, even though I think the Ephemera-books were nice, but not as ama
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Sofia Teixeira
Nov 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Os Pilares do Mundo semearam a curiosidade, Luz e Sombras fê-la crescer e finalmente em A Casa de Gaian colhi o resultado de uma excelente trilogia! Anne Bishop tornou-se, sem dúvida alguma, uma autora de referência para mim e de quem vou querer ler muito mais.

A ameaça finalmente tornou-se real para todos os povos. Desde às bruxas, ao povo menor, aos barões e restantes humanos até aos Fae. A passividade deste último povo em relação ao que se passa fora de Tir Allain tem de acabar e, se querem s
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Ana Luisa
Nov 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Foi com alguma tristeza que dei por terminada a leitura deste livro e o final desta trilogia. Não é fácil dizer adeus a personagens e histórias tão cativantes, fica sempre aquela sensação de perda e de que algo mais poderia ser contado. Os livros de Anne Bishop têm tendência para nos deixar desta forma, pois desde que se inicia a leitura do livro até que o terminamos, acompanhamos o crescimento das personagens e a forma como as suas acções as vão moldando e tudo isso vai fazendo com que ganhemos ...more
Alice
Oct 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Acabei o mês de Outubro em grande com a leitura deste terceiro e último volume da trilogia dos Pilares do Mundo. É, sem sombra de dúvida, o melhor dos três livros e aquele onde a autora se revela mais aquela Bishop que eu conhecia. Este é o volume mais cativante e intenso, conseguindo prender o leitor logo no primeiro capítulo. Começamos a ler e as coisas começam logo a acontecer e quando damos por nós já não há como largar.

Com a caça às bruxas de Sylvalan em marcha e uma aliança entre humanos e
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Casey
May 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 2000s, witches, fae
The House of Gaian finishes the trilogy of the Tir Alainn series. The Fae are aware of the Inquisitors, after Lyrra and Aiden's efforts in the previous books. They are afraid they will be trapped in Tir Alainn forever, if the witches are killed off, and that serves as the primary motivator for them to become involved.

Selena, a powerful witch from the Mother's Hills, takes a role in the story as a great force of power. Ashk serves as a voice of reason for the Fae, and Breanna's family home serve
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Brittney Garrison
Took me longer than I would have liked to read it, but loved it! I almost ugly cried at a few scenes.

My biggest issue was in general, seeing less and less of Ari and Neall. They played a huge role in the first book, but not so much in the next two. Understandable, but I loved them the most!
Lauren Marrero
Sep 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unfortunately, I read this book before the other novels in the trilogy, so it was a bit confusing to keep all the characters separate (and there are many, many characters with similar names). Anne Bishop jumps around to each character's perspective, telling multiple stories at the same time. Many of the stories are miles away and only connect to the main plot through tangents. Perhaps after creating such a rich and varied fantasy world Anne Bishop wanted to make sure no character was left behind ...more
Karen
Nov 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great book! I admit that I hesitated to start this book because I knew that there were going to be some losses and I didn't want to know that anything really bad had happened to any of the characters that I had grown to love. And I was right. There are some losses. But there are also some joys and a few surprises. All in all, I'm glad that I read this trilogy and got to know these characters. I just want to know more about them!! I was disappointed that we didn't get to see much of Ari an ...more
Tom rush
Nov 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Helena, Mel, Marcy
Recommended to Tom by: "MUST READ" after 1st two books
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Kimberly
Mar 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another wonderful ending to a exquite series. I wish I had half the talent Bishop does for writing. Wonderful charcters set in a beautifully described world. While this was a much more emotionaly ending, and did make me cry, I would have to say it is one of Bishop's best endings to a series.
Tita
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Um final da trilogia absolutamente fantástico.
É um livro ainda mais dark e cheio de tensão do que os anteriores, e que nós faz ler páginas atrás de páginas sem nos apercebemos que do tempo que passou.
Muito bom!
Marisa
Jun 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ah a minha doce Bishop voltou a encantar e a conseguir deslumbrar-me dentro da sua mente de fantasia.
Elizabeth
Wish there were more books in the series. You will get emotional over the some of the characters.
Alison
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-reads
As I had pulled this book out of a book box, I didn’t realize that it was the last in a trilogy until about 50 pages in. While I believe reading the other two books would have helped with some context/back stories, I felt that the book was able to stand on its own.

I enjoyed that the author bounced from character to character telling the story from their perspectives. However, some of the characters didn’t appear to be relevant, so perhaps she was wrapping up a few story lines.

I also liked that t
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Elphaba J
Dec 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tenho quase a certeza que me vou repetir nesta opinião, relativamente às antecedentes desta mesma autora, sobre o prazer que é para mim folheá-la mas, a verdade, é que quando leio Anne Bishop é sempre um prazer único, algo que não se comprara a outros autores. Ela é a minha favorita. A sua escrita, a sua imaginação e a sua forma de falar sobre qualquer questão através de uma fantasia é inigualável e, neste terceiro livro da trilogia Pilares do Mundos, reafirmou uma vez mais o porque de eu a ador ...more
Lenore
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the weakest book in the trilogy. It wasn't a terrible conclusion by any means, but the "good guys" were too powerful for any real tension- and the addition of more characters just made it harder to care when someone was in danger. I actually stopped and wondered who in hell a character was and if I'd actually been introduced to them multiple times. That aside, it was still a well written and enjoyable book.
Nadia
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
An excellent and fast paced conclusion to the the Tir Alainn trilogy! This book was on par with the 2nd in the series and delivered well in terms of developing a few new characters and enhancing others from the prequel. Ms. Bishop did a thorough job with this trilogy and it has been an unexpected find for this year. These are books that I will continue to peruse in my mind over time. If you love fantasy magic with powerful and fully imagined female characters then this is a must read.
Jeri
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A satisfactory conclusion to the Tir Alainn trilogy.
Kaylyn Duke
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great trilogy

I loved this series. This one starts a bit different, but it needs to for it to work. Good weaving of words into a tale of a land with hope.
Mariana
May 19, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This entire serie should have been done in two books. This third installment was quite boring and lacking. At least is only three books.
Delvina Greig
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
The series definitely gets better as you go along. Worth the read.
Randy Eveland
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A perfect story told Threefold

These three books will delight anyone interested in real Wiccan, Druids ,Paganism, worship of the earth and karma. Anyone with an open mind that loves a bardic story, strong characterization (both good and evil) and the concept "Ever mind the rule of three, what you send out comes back to thee". , will laugh, cry, fear, hate, love and be joyful throughout each and every book

I have read almost all of Anne Bishops work I can find. This trilogy is one of the best ever.
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Heather
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The opening is nicely detailed, avoiding info-dumps while casually reminding the reader of the story-so-far in case it’s been some time since you last read Shadows and Light. You’ll get to see quite a bit of character transformation as each character completes his or her story-arc. The dividing line between witch and Fae in the west is all but done away with as the characters come to understand the origin of each and the ways in which they complement each other. Also, while there are characters ...more
Alexandra
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ler Anne Bishop, mais do que um prazer, é uma experiência inebriante. Pelo mundo que ela inventa, pelas personagens que cria, pela história que conta. Por isso, não é de estranhar que eu tenha devorado estes três "pequenos" calhamaços todos de seguida. E, como quando leio sagas de uma só vez me custa depois separar as histórias, prefiro assim dar uma opinião geral sobre os três livros.
Esta é uma saga que nos transporta para um novo universo, onde os humanos convivem de perto com os Fae, criatura
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Michele Lee
I bought this book.

There's a lot to this final book in Anne Bishop's Tir Alainn series. Previously the Black Coats crept their way through Arkos and Wolfram, into Sylvania, slaughtering the witches and destroying the pieces of the fairy realm, Tir Alainn, linked to those areas. Their quest to eradicate magic faltered as they moved west and began to encounter Fae and witches who were still strong and tied together, still aware of their linked ancestry. Battle lines were drawn between the Inquisi
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Cata
Jun 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emprestados, 2013
4,5 Estrelas

Anne Bishop criou um universo fantástico povoado por Humanos, Fae, Bruxas, Seres Menores e os vis Inquisidores e Caçadores Nocturnos para Trilogia dos Pilares do Mundo. A Casa de Gaian não só encerrou a trilogia, como também me revelou respostas a questões que me intrigavam.

Confesso que tinhas as expectativas muito altas quando o iniciei... mas o livro conseguiu superá-las. O estilo da autora continua a ser viciante, mas a trama adensou-se de tal maneira que elevou o livro para outro
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Susie
Aug 10, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Wendy
Apr 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So, Anne Bishop has cemented herself as one of my favourite writers. Sylvalan is such a richly described world with a deep mythology of its own that's released bit by bit until both the reader and the characters finally understand how everything is interconnected, and just how powerful the House of Gaian is. The third and final instalment of the Tir Alainn series introduces a couple of great new heroines, and one of the only complaints that I would have about this book was that because there wer ...more
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Anne Bishop lives in upstate New York where she enjoys gardening, music, and writing dark, romantic stories. She is the author of fourteen novels, including the award-winning Black Jewels Trilogy. Her most recent novel, Twilight’s Dawn, made the New York Times bestseller list. She is currently working on a new series, which is an urban dark fantasy with a bit of a twist.

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“ - As wiccanfae não merecem estar entre nós...e Tir Alainn não é o lugar delas.
- Nesse caso, sugiro que se vá embora.
Lucian fixara-a com o olhar até Selena começar a perder mão sobre si mesma, em vias de se descontrolar.
- Eu sou Fae - afirmara - e sou Filha da Casa de Gaian, o que implica que também sou wiccanfae. No entanto, se eu sou wiccanfae,o que julga o Senhor do Fogo que é?
- Como?!
- O fogo é um dos elementos da Mãe Universal. Não é uma dádiva dos Fae. O único motivo pelo qual o senhor o domina é por ser descendente de pelos menos uma pessoa que pertencia à Casa de Gaian.
- Mentira - brandira Lucian - Eu sou Fae.
- Wiccanfae! - atirara Selena, no mesmo tom. - Quem tem o seu poder não pode ter sangue puro. Quem julgava o senhor que era?...”
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“W-what are you?"

Selena looked down at her rival. "What you should have been and never were. The Queen of the Witches.”
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