Conclusion to the series. I found myself losing interest by this point-- the story could have been shorter.
Book three of four (so far) in an EPIC FANTASY. The symphony of ages continues. Rhapsody continues her quest with her supporters by her side. Not as good as the first, but if you're into the series, you'll want to read this one, too.
The characters are enjoyable, at times even compelling. However, there's some serious flaws to this story. If you have read the first two, then you really should read the third - after that, well... it's up to you.
I enjoyed the spell lore of this book, and the way it make music and folklore a major part of the story
Ok.. Books get a little Harliquen Romance
Following Rhapsody: Child of Blood (2001) and Prophecy: Child of Earth (2000), Haydon concludes her high fantasy trilogy featuring the beautiful skysinger Rhapsody, who generates magic from music, with a dark, cataclysmic book filled with almost constant action. With the evil Rakshas destroyed in volume two, Rhapsody and her two shady half-breed sidekicks, clairvoyant assassin Achmed and the jolly green giant Grunthor, undertake a quest for the blood of the Rakshas' children, which they hope will help them solve the mystery of the hidden demon F'dor, the creator of the murderous Rakshas. Wielding her fire sword, Rhapsody summons starfire and metaphysical music for her final confrontation with the demonic force intent on world destruction. Though obviously inspired by music theory, Norse and Celtic folklore, and seemingly by such authors as Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Patricia A. McKillip, Anne McCaffrey and Palmer Brown (Cheerful), the author uses a fluid writing style to build a world uniquely and compellingly her own. In this shimmering symphony of exhaustive (though not exhausting) detail, epic myths, music and magic intertwine in a resounding fugal crescendo. Haydon fans sorry to see the end of the trilogy can take heart in knowing that the Rhapsody saga's vast historical timeline contains plenty of unexplored epochs and eras ripe for future book treatment.
Second of three. I liked this series of books. It has a strong woman hero and I loved Grunthor.