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Children of the Lion: Cheysuli Omnibus 3

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A sprawling saga of the triumphs--and exile--of a warrior race of shapechangers, the magical odyssey continues in books five and six, together for the first time in one volume...


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A sprawling saga of the triumphs--and exile--of a warrior race of shapechangers, the magical odyssey continues in books five and six, together for the first time in one volume...

30 review for Children of the Lion: Cheysuli Omnibus 3

  1. 5 out of 5

    AA

    This entire series was hard to put down. It felt like I was living what I was reading.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Aquamarine

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  3. 4 out of 5

    Denyse Loeb

    A Pride of Princes When a mistake results in the death of twenty-eight Homanans, Niall forces his three sons, Brennan, Hart, and Corin, apart and onto the paths of their destinies. Brennan remains in Homana to learn to rule from his father, Hart is sent to Solinde to learn of a nation he will one day be king of but that has no desire for Homanan rule, and Corin travels to Atvia to see his exiled, mad mother and to become the island's prince. But Niall's plan, and his house, is torn apart when all A Pride of Princes When a mistake results in the death of twenty-eight Homanans, Niall forces his three sons, Brennan, Hart, and Corin, apart and onto the paths of their destinies. Brennan remains in Homana to learn to rule from his father, Hart is sent to Solinde to learn of a nation he will one day be king of but that has no desire for Homanan rule, and Corin travels to Atvia to see his exiled, mad mother and to become the island's prince. But Niall's plan, and his house, is torn apart when all three sons disappear. In the hands of an ancient enemy, these three princes must find themselves and gain their freedom. Impression: While the book started off a bit slow, once the story picked up, I was drawn in and enjoyed the story. Initially, it felt as if the author had started to far away from the action. I understood why it was done, but I think some of what was needed from those early chapters could have been condensed and brought in with less time between and less words away from where the real story starts. But that would me my only big complaint about the book. The three princes each had very different personalities, and the author showed them very well. The only minor problem was when all three characters were together and the author head hopped. Again, I understood what was happening and why it was done, but I felt there was too much of it and the story would have been better served if each scene and/or chapter was in one pov. Still, for having three main characters (which is what she had), she did well, and my interest was still held despite the head hopping. And all three characters grew and changed and reacted in believable ways, which really helped with keeping me into the story as a reader. While I wouldn't say this is one of my favorites from the series, it was well done and interesting. The story was well done, the setting was worked into the novel nicely (especially when they were held by the enemy—the author used the setting to bring in atmosphere and it worked really well), and the characters were believable. Definitely recommended reading, especially if the reader is working on the series. Daughter of the Lion: Impression: I liked this one. It was nice to have a female MC again, and it was nice to be in first person again since it seems to give more access to the thoughts and motivations of the character. In this case, the character wasn't as in tune with herself—or the author didn't know how to bring some of the internal things forward. In some ways, the approach worked, but it didn't work in others. In a few places, Keely didn't just come off as blind, but dense as well. Several times she can't believe someone knows something she's hiding (obviously not well). And her "feminism" didn't quite work for me—it seemed forced. Despite those characterization flaws, however, as I said, I did enjoy the book. This was a young woman trying to find herself, trying to come to terms with her responsibilities, and her rebellion against being pulled in different directions for purposes that didn't take into consideration her desires or even her well being made sense. Her coming to terms with herself and her responsibilities worked as well. And it was nice to watch a strong female character come into her own, fight her own demons, and overcome pain, adversity, and her own misconceptions about herself and those around her. I still prefer Track Of The White Wolf and the first book in the series, Shapechangers, but I think this falls in close to Shapechangers. And the character, despite the issues I had with how she's portrayed, is a unique one—she doesn't want to sit back and let fate determine her future. There is some adult content, fairly tastefully handled and not detailed, so this is just a caution for parents who might be concerned about what their teens are reading.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Theresa

    a great series of stories that about family and the reliance of persons ability to learn their abilities and capacity to learn

  5. 4 out of 5

    Leah

  6. 5 out of 5

    Virginia

  7. 5 out of 5

    Gdh

  8. 5 out of 5

    S

  9. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jason

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

  12. 4 out of 5

    Steve Owens

  13. 5 out of 5

    sheldon dawn j

  14. 4 out of 5

    Alana Abernethy

  15. 4 out of 5

    Caley

  16. 4 out of 5

    Heather Rohrer

  17. 5 out of 5

    Hayley

  18. 4 out of 5

    Leslie K.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Richard Reid

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sderr

  21. 5 out of 5

    Lee Lovelace

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  23. 4 out of 5

    Julia Palmore

  24. 5 out of 5

    Corey Ford

  25. 5 out of 5

    Erica

  26. 4 out of 5

    Eagle

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ross

  28. 4 out of 5

    Keke

  29. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

  30. 4 out of 5

    Paula Hightower

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