Book Reviews of The Chalice and the Blade (Chalice Trilogy, Bk 1)

The Chalice and the Blade (Chalice Trilogy, Bk 1)
The Chalice and the Blade - Chalice Trilogy, Bk 1
Author: Glenna McReynolds
ISBN-13: 9780553574302
ISBN-10: 0553574302
Publication Date: 8/3/1998
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Chalice and the Blade (Chalice Trilogy, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This one stays on my shelf as a keeper. I liked it enough to want to read it again.
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Helpful Score: 5
I read this book for its fantasy and historical aspects. I rarely read romances, so I was unprepared for the sex scenes in this book. Once I got over my initial shock, I enjoyed the relationship between Ceri and Dain. All the characters were well developed, and they pulled me through this book faster than I expected.
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Helpful Score: 4
good tale of faeries and dragons. slow to start but once into book was very good
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Helpful Score: 4
Intersting story weaving history and magic. I liked it.
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Helpful Score: 4
SPECTACULAR! This is a wonderful saga of the Celts and the Fey Folk. Greed for the dragon caves started the war between the sorcerer Dain, the Fey Rhuddlan and the evil Caradoc. Friends once upon a time, the maid Ceridwen is wanted by all for different reasons. I enjoyed the coyness displayed between Ceridwen and Dain. They were interested in each other but wary of giving in to the temptation. The seduction of Ceridwen is magnificent and sexy as hell. The interplay between the horribly tortured ex-crusader (Dain) and the virgin (Ceridwen) is well done and rather entertaining.

If you enjoyed The Bridei Chronicles by Juliet Marillier, then you should really like this book. Kind of the same premiss - political infighting, mages at odds with each other, ill-fated star-crossed lovers, hardships and betrayals. In other words, good stuff!
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This is a fantasy adventure following a young, innocent girl who is being taken against her will to be the bride of Carradoc, the son of the man who killed the girl's mother many years before. Exciting events unfold. Dain, a cynic, a soldier from the failed Crusade, a scientist/wizard is her only hope.
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Really beautiful story. I am not a huge romance fan, but this was a wonderful story that happened to include elements of the romance genre, not the other way around.
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I think you have to be a true lover of Fantasy for this book. I love historical romance, but this book took me 10 days to slug thru. Between the difficult to pronounce names and the very magical happenings, I just couldn't get into it.

Another reviewer mentioned Sex scenes.....I guess if you never read romance the scenes are noticable... but really were very calm for a romance genre. (2-3 paragraphs tops)

I won't be reading #2 in the series.
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In a land of forbidding castles, sacred prophecies, and unholy betrayals, mystery surrounds the one woman who holds the key to an ancient legacy. She is Ceridwen, an orphan unaware of her immense power -- until fate leads her from a seculded abbey into the tower of a feared sorcerer.

"A love affair of erotic discovery and passion...brought to a gripping conclusion" --Kirkus Reviews
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Interesting book. Great condition!