Darksong Rising, the third book in New York Times bestselling author L. E. Modesitt, Jr.’s epic fantasy series the Spellsong Cycle about a singer and music. Tor Books is excited to announce DARKSONG RISING, the long-awaited third novel and the conclusion of L. E. Modesitt Jr.’s acclaimed trilogy Spellsong Cycle. Listen to Darksong Rising Audiobook by L. E. Modesitt Jr., narrated by Amy Landon.
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Published January 15th by Tor Fantasy first published Like the 2nd book in this series, I do not remember much of this one in particular. It’s the third installment in the series and the main character Anna, is still roaming the kingdom of Defalk to try an get the lords to accept a woman Regent.
Indeed, the reader slogs through the final few conflicts in the book because there is no question about the outcome. Listeners first met Anna Marshall in The Soprano Sorceresswhen she wished to be anything other than a music teacher and singer in Iowa – this was before she was pulled into the world of Erde, where her gift of song became a gift of magic.
What happens when a female musician gets pulled from our world into one where music is magic? A Scandal in Battersea. Haze and The Hammer of Darkness. However, about midway through, it does lose a bit of it’s pull and ends up being more annoying than heart rending. Although a decent amount of wordiness was used, it was not enough to rendure the surroundings emmediate, and the lands Anna travelled through failed to come to life, while the people she met, remained wooden.
Jan 26, Masha rated it it was ok. Jan 09, DaveA rated it really liked it. I love this series. Dec 21, Rayda rated it liked it Shelves: April 1, Imprint: Leland Exton Modesitt, Jr. Kris Longknife’s Maid Goes on Strike. Closer to the Chest.
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Her initial intentions start her on a path that lead her to commit more destruction than she ever wished or knew she could. It is almost as if Modesitt wanted there to be character development, but didn’t want to take the time to provide credible motivation for those changes.
I am not really keen on how tenses shift between the chapters focusing on the main character and the chapters focusing on other characters. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Dawn for a Distant Earth. I like that the main character is female and that she’s working for more rights for women in this new world she’s ended up in. This review will be much as the last. Feb 24, Mark rated it liked it.
The story and world are amazing even if the language is not such that I can listen to it where my children might hear. Her singing is able to turn people to flame, direct arrows to their targets, build fortresses, and make land masses dissipate.
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Especially when added to the first two books in the series. Between the thirty three provinces and the four countries surrounding the landlocked Defalk, this is a thankless, tiresome task. Dec 17, Andrew Brumpton rated it it was amazing.
I’ll probably read the other two books in the series, because I liked the characters, but not for a while. The solutions to all of these challenges is magical, but Anna has learned that powerful magic comes at a high cost.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Get it darkeong with day trial. I am not really keen on how tenses shift between the chapters focusing on the main character and the chap This is the third installment in this series and it’s perfectly fine.
The Ghost of the Revelator. I was charmed by the first book in L. To Do or Die. Apr 16, Aaron Carson rated it it was ok. The protagonist, Anna, is ripped from our world where she was sorrowfully regretting her tedious life as a professor and mourning the death of her child and the estrangement of her husband. Wizard of the Grove. Want to Read saving…. No Reviews are Available.
But, as usual, that’s what makes the character of Anna so wonderful.
Lists with This Book. Anna, trying to hold Defalk together with some of the 33 being a pain in the bum as usual. Themes and Tone This series has been called feminist fiction as it tackles issues of sexism and gender equality head-on.
Dec 28, Bradley rated it really liked it. Same action over and over, same descriptions over and over. Yet, she has a power that will make her the strongest force in all risinb the lands. The final chapter does include one of the more touching, less nauseating surrenderings to such feelings that I have yet encountered. The review must be at least 50 characters long.
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There is plenty of politics and conniving and scheming. There are no challenges for Anna, and we’re left wondering why we should worry. I generally like Modesitt, but 1 this is fantasy, which is not as good as his sf, and darkspng this is a female protagonist, which he does not write as well as his male protagonists. I generally enjoy a balance between brute force and finesse, and usually Modesitt is really good at finding that balance, but this was a bit heavy on the throw fire at people ’til they’re all gone side.