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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,479 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Bishop Narrator: Erik Synnestvedt Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tir Alainn Trilogy Release Date:
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The youngest in a long line of witches, Ari senses things are changing for the worse. For generations her kin have tended the Old Places, keeping the land safe and fertile. But with the Summer Moon, the mood of her neighbors has soured, and Ari is no longer safe. Now she finds herself torn between the world of mortals and the world of Fae, who ignore what occurs in the mortal world, passing through on their shadowy roads just long enough to amuse themselves. But the roads between the two lands are vanishing into thin air, leaving the Fae isolated and alone.

Where harmony between the spiritual and the natural has always reigned, a dissonant chord now rings in the ears of both Fae and mortal. When murmurs of a witch-hunt hum through the town, some begin to wonder if the different omens are notes in the same tune. And all they have to guide them is a passing reference to something called the Pillars of the World..

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Greymalkin | 2/20/2014

    " Ahhhh that's more like it. I love Ms. Bishop's Black Jewels series but really disliked the Ephemera series. But this is very enjoyable. The start was a little slow due to characters just dithering around not realizing what was about to happen, but once things started, the pace clipped along nicely and the characters became more complex and interesting. As always, her world building feels solid and incredibly detailed. I also enjoyed the way she dealt with the Fae/human/witch issues. Not totally unique but a nice twist that made a lot of sense to me. I also particularly liked the way the romance went, but I'm a fan of that sort of thing and see it all too rarely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kendra Lee Wiebke | 2/18/2014

    " Bishop brings the characters to life beautifully. Even the bad guy is written so that, while you know he's bad, you also know how he thinks and why he thinks that way, and you almost sympathize with him. And the main girl, you know what she's going through so you connect really powerfully with her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kate | 2/14/2014

    " This is the first of Anne Bishop's faery series and, though this first book seems a little slow (especially in comparison to her Black Jewels books), the series picks up and, on the whole i really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarai Lillie | 1/13/2014

    " The Tir Alainn trilogy may not be as exciting or sensual as the Black Jewels series or the Ephemera duology (soon to be trilogy), but it is a favorite of mine. The Fae and the House of Gaian are some of my favorite fantasy characters. Especially the Fae. "

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