The third installment in the Sisters of the Sun trilogy. This one features Isadora, the oldest Fyne witch. She's Empress Liane's personal witch and friend. Lucan, her soon to be lover, is the prophesied Prince of Swords for the Circle of Bacwyn and he comes to the palace in search of the Star of Bacwyn. He thinks the ring Isadora wears is the Star, but of course, Isadora herself is the Star. Meanwhile, Arik's troops are growing stronger and the sisters are trying to meet so they can break the Fyne curse. Overall, a satisfying ending to the series, but again, I was a bit annoyed with all the romance. The political aspects were much more interesting for me. :)
Third in the Sisters of the Sun series and my second favorite of the three. I really enjoyed seeing Isadora find herself some happiness because she was so glum in the first two books. The entire book was well written, with a strong character presence.
By far the best book of the trilogy. The characters, setting, and plot are all well developed. There was not the distraction of repetition to the extent of the other two books in the series, gratefully. The story line was suspenseful and kept me highly entertained. For a trilogy about witches there wasn't a whole lot of magic going on but LOTS of gratuitous sex!
It is well devaloped book in this series but all the 3 Fyne Witches are a good read.
There is a steady decline in the quality of the books though, from the best (Fyne Witches) to the 'manufacturing' worst.
(Emperor's Brides). So enjoy this series and check the other books out before you get them.
The next series (Children of the sun) rent them, only two of the 3 books are good to OK read.
The third series (Emperor's Brides) is a total bummer all 3 of them flat and without a spark.
There is indication that there will be another series, (in the 22 nights for sure).
And with the steady decline in this authors writing and imagination I'm pretty sure I will pass on those...
Too bad..... ;0(
Dena B. (river) reviewed The Star Witch (Fyne Witches, Bk 3) on
This is an intro to the Fyne sisters, three 'different and engrossing' witches coming into their own.
Some say the Circle of Bacwyr is a myth-and practical Isadora a young widowed attendant to the Empress, numbers among them. But for captain Lucan Hern, the pwerful Circle is as real as the daggers he hides under his clothing. The warrior was raised solely to find --and capture--the elusive Star of Bacwyr. But his teachers never told him exactly what it was. They only made one thing clear: Stay away from witches.........