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The Tenth Power

(The Chanters of Tremaris #3)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  5,128 ratings  ·  166 reviews
Kate Constable's magnificent musical trilogy reaches its high note as Calwyn returns to Antaris and discovers the true Singer of All Songs.
At the beginning of THE SINGER OF ALL SONGS, Calwyn fled Antaris with Darrow to defeat the ambitious chanter Samis. In THE TENTH POWER, she comes back to the mountains in hopes of rejuvenating her lost powers of chantment. But Samis's m
Hardcover, 306 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Arthur A. Levine Books (first published March 1st 2005)
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Jan 23, 2008 rated it it was ok
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I've enjoyed reading this series a lot. I loved the first book. The second I really liked but not as much as the first and then this book was about on par with the second one. I liked most of the book, especially the way the relationship between Calwyn and Darrow ended up. However, there are a few things in this book that I felt didn't work so well.

There is one part in the book where it suddenly goes sort of sci-fi and it was a bit weird. It was a little confusing as well at one point why exact
Jun 25, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone from about ten to fifteen
This is definately the best book of the trilogy. Constable has gotten to know her characters since the last book, and knows what's going on.
Calwyn has to save Tremaris, she's known this since the first book, but now it's time to do it. Though, she has a problem: no powers.
The book goes on to show that even though Calwyn has lost her powers, she can still help, she's still going to be strong, and she's not going to let it get in the way of her stopping the loss of everyone's powers.
Nov 13, 2007 rated it it was amazing
The absolutely PERFECT ending!
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A very satisfying ending to The Chanters of Tremaris trilogy. As it’s the final book, I feel that almost anything I say will be a spoiler for the first two books, so I guess I can’t say much beyond I enjoyed it very much and think it was a Sunday well spent.
Amy (Sun)
Setting/World Building: 5/5
Main Character: 4/5
Other Characters: 4/5
Plot: 4/5
Writing: 5/5
Triggering/Issues: 4/5 (Random adultery-esque love triangle out of nowhere)

AVERAGED TOTAL: 4.3 out of 5, rounded to 4.

There's something about either these books, or the author, that manages to somehow wrap me up in the awesome plot, but also interject random things that just irritate the heck out of me and have no reason for being there. This book definitely did that. A good 85% of it or so was just a gr
Feb 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I love, love, LOVE this series, and I don't even know why, because it isn't exactly my type of reading. I found the first of The Chanters of Tremaris books when browsing my school library one day, and was hooked. I couldn't get to the next ones fast enough. Then I couldn't order my own copies fast enough. Anyway, this was probably my favorite book of the series. They are all pretty well written. They have an interesting setting, a believable world created by the author that you want to go live i ...more
Jan 22, 2012 rated it really liked it

I was fascinated by this world, especially the characters. NEVER had I been so caught up in a book because of how the characters appealed to me. My favorite thing most of all was definitely Calwyn and Darrow, because I'm a sucker for romance...

When I got the ending to the book, the beginning caught and held me until the very last page. I think I read it in exactly one day. Nonetheless, I loved the ending - it was a tad cliche, I will say that, and there was one bit to it I didn't really understa
Jun 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really don't know how to write this review. I was ready for this book, in some ways; I anticipated much of the ending and saw the logical end (or beginning!) of each character's arc and how it "should" go. On paper, this book was nothing truly special... yet somehow I was blown away.

The best metaphor I can think of is that it comes close to the Platonic form of "young adult coming of age fantasy story." There's nothing new here, it's all been done before, and yet Kate Constable makes the fami
Dec 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!!!!!!! I was so sad the trilogy ended though :(


I loved it! I wish there was more, maybe a book about Calwyn and Darrow's future children! I just love this series so much, it really feels magical and wonderful and I wish I could be a part of that world. I feel like I truly know the characters and that they are old friends of mine.
This is a fabulous conclusion to the trilogy!! This is the second time I read "The Chanters of Tremaris" trilogy, and I love it just as much, if not more than the first time I read it! This series will remain one of my all-time favorites! ...more
May 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was an amazing book, what with Darrow and his sickness and how Calwyn gets her powers back and actually helps, and partially falls in love with Samis.
Apr 30, 2012 rated it liked it
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Jul 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: library-has-it
Yes. This is another book from my to-reads list. Another book off. After this review of The Tenth Power, I'm going to go back to reviewing some of NetGalley books (because I have some books on to-read). Fun stuff.

Let's dig in!

The Tenth Power is the third and final book of The Singer of All Songs. I have to say that cover is mesmerizing. There is something about the woman, the man, and the moon. Something mystical... Hmm... Okay! I'll stop musing over that book cover. I just want to say that it l
Aug 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’m so happy I reread this series! It was so well-done, and a very enjoyable read.
Dec 03, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy
Warning 1: spoilers to follow.

Warning 2: I can hardly refrain from !@#$%^ language.

The first two books were really nice. The world-building, the atmosphere, the magic... So why, WHY did the author had to go and spoil it all?

Reading the last installment in the series left me disappointed and disgusted. And made me promise to myself I'm not starting another book by Kate Constable ever again.

Now, already after the first two I was getting quite tired of Calwyn and Darrow's manner of communication wi
Sep 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is the darkest of the three in the trilogy and skews the median age of the target demographic a little older as a result. However, it’s only natural for the books to progress in that direction as the stakes get higher and the characters get older and more mature. This, in my opinion, is the best of the three, but the other two are necessary to get to this book. The reader is given a true introduction and understanding of Tremaris, its people, its history, and the source of the relationship ...more
Bethany Huang (Midnight Mermaids)
Nov 25, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Harry Potter Fans
I was completely dying to read this book, but since my TBR stack is huge, I had to wait several days, which honestly killed me. This book is the third book of The Chanters of Tremaris Trilogy. Calwyn was once on her path to become the singer of all songs. But suddenly, when she reaches far beyond what her magic can do and heals the dead lands, every single trace of magic in her is gone. Sadly enough for Calwyn, so is Darrow. Separated from each other, one in Antaris, another gone to find Samis. ...more
Apr 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Goodness gracious, this books is beautiful.

It starts slow. (view spoiler) Yes, there is a little action, a few reveals, new information, but overall the book doesn't pick up until about halfway through, in my opinion. However, as soon as that happens, it's AMAZING.

The descriptions of chantments and magic and power, the way everything starts to feel
Lara Vehar
Aug 02, 2020 rated it liked it
This one was a mixed bag for me too, I liked it but definitely not as much as the first book.

I didn't like Keela's redemption and going from being an evil person trying to deceive the main group to being a friendly lover of Tonno -I feel like it wasn't given enough time to develop and happen.

Mica's death... man that one was hard for me, she is barely even there in the books, and she is barely present in the last book since she chooses to stay in Antaris whilst the rest of the group travels on
Jul 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Tenth Power.... The last book to the Chanters of Tremaris Trilogy. This novel is just as wonderful and magical as the previous two, but with a few twists and turns to add a little spice to the story. In the final installment of this trilogy, there is sacrifice, love, sorrow, anger, and so much more. What else could you expect from a story where the magic of the land is dying, along with those who possess the power of song.

The characters have all grown so much in this book, their personaliti
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
I didn't think it was that bad, but it had several huge problems. First, it felt like the author was focusing on emotion to the exclusion of thought. Emotions were presented the entire book, but very little of the rationale behind them, making it feel like the characters were swinging from one feeling to another for little to no reason. Second, some bits that really, really needed a longer explanation were chopped down to mere paragraphs or sentences. Third, and worst, in my opinion, the main ch ...more
Apr 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Feb 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Overall a WONDERFUL series. If I could give a rating to the series as a whole it would be a 5. I loved that this series was able to bring in a cute little romance but not make it the main plot of the book. The story was exciting and enthralling...I think I finished the whole series in four days. :) I also loved the way this author used singing and dancing as the way to do magic. The ending was just beautiful and was very touching to me.

I highly recommend this book to those who would like to vis
Jun 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Naomi
This was a fabulous end to this wonderfully written and exciting trilogy. I'm glad I ran across this book while perusing Lansing's library shelves. Kate Constable has created some very wonderful and lovable characters. As you read you really feel like you know the characters and can feel their joy and their pain. By the way, I loved Halasaa! Oh, and Scout, and everyone else. See, I loved the characters. ...more
Feb 25, 2008 rated it it was ok
This was the third of a trilogy and my least favorite of the three. By the end of the quest and the novel, I realized I'd been duped into reading an impassioned trilogy in support of a mother earth run by a female god. I was not amused. I don't plan to read anything else by this author as she has shown herself to be so unscrupulous in her opinion promotions. ...more
Naomi Scarlett
Mar 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who like's books set in another world
One of the best series I've read. I'm going to have to read it again (despite the fact that I've already read it three times) that's just how much I enjoyed it. You would think that having read the series three times I wouldn't be able to enjoy reading it anymore, but I find myself enjoying the series even more every time i read it. ...more
Apr 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
What a finish! I was purely enteratained throught this entire sereis. There are a few more kisses in this book. I never did understand the Samis thing at the end. In the beginning I might have let a younger audience read his book, but by the end I would raise it up to more a teenager book mosty due to the relationship that develops (it's clean) and the age of the characters. ...more
Neill Smith
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
When Calwyn returns to Antaris she finds it changed drastically and she is at a loss to explain this to her traveling companions, Trout and Mica. Her path leads to her betrayal into the hands of Samis, redemption from the Tree People, and the struggle to find and develop her own powers. This is an amazing conclusion to the Chanters of Tremaris trilogy.
At last everything comes together; and we finally begin to understand...
I enjoyed every moment of reading this book. It was truly beautiful and it helped me to have a new understanding of the power of a singing voice.
The ending of this book was epic - and when I finally closed it... I felt refreshed and satisfied!!
Thank you Kate Constable for such an amazing series!!
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Kate Constable was born in Sangringham, Melbourne (Victoria, Australia). When she was six-years-old, her family moved to Papua New Guinea where her father worked as a pilot.

Constable got her Arts/Law degree at Melborne University, then got a job at Warner Music. She started writing during these years.

She wrote several short-stories before becoming an author and after her first attempt at writing

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  • The Singer of All Songs
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