Monday, 23 March 2015

The Fall of Fair Isle - Rowena Cory Daniells

A complete trilogy on one volume, this is the story of the The Last T'En, a majestic epic fantasy from the best selling author of The Chronicles of King Rolen's Kin and The Outcast Chronicles.

600 years have passed since the events of The Outcast Chronicles occurred and much T'En knowledge has been lost, hidden or cloaked by lies. 

This is the story of Imoshen, named for her ancestor, Imoshen the First. The last pure T'En woman, she is a throwback to the mystics who settled Fair Isle. 

When the Ghebite invader, General Tulkhan, conquers her island she is torn between her duty to smooth the transition of power and her betrothal to Reothe, last throwback T'En male who leads the rebellion against Tulkhan. 

My thoughts:
This was 3 books in one, luckily I had a fever this weekend so I did nothing else than read ;)

In a way I should have reviewed them one and one, but I did read it like one huge book, so...but remember, this is of all 3 books then.

600 years ago the T´En left their home and came to Fair Isle (that is another trilogy and you do not have to read that one before to understand this trilogy.) They blended with the population and lived there peacefully. Well sort of, after a while, and after the T'En powers died out, and full blooded t'en could not marry and have kids. So, yeah.

Anyway, story! Barbarians come, plunder and kill. Imoshen is a true T'En, a throwback of her bloodline. And the only one left of the royal family. Tulkhan the barbarian warlord fancies her, and it's a way to survive and save her people so she uses that knowledge. The road is long, there are rebellions, betrayal, a fine line to walk, and the whole them and us thing. 

Fair Isle was a nice place where women had power. Tulkhan's society was not. Women had no souls, were owned by their males, and could not even look a male in the eye. So yes that whole cultural thing was a clash of titans. And I did agree with Imoshen when she called him a barbarian, I mean no souls! Damn church of his. Women were less than cows.

The story, well 3 books, lots happen...

Imoshen and Tulkan. Sigh, still on p 800 he was still all I do not trust her. But then why would he. It's just, she trusted him! And she came to love him, whole he constantly thought she was betraying him. Stupid male. So this is not a romance. It's a fantasy book where love is a chess game. He trust her first at the end, she was told to get preggers by him and secure the island.

Read it as an omnibus or in 3 parts. It works either way :) You get political intrigue, sieges, betrayal and magic.

Cover
Tulkhan looks like a troll

Paperback, 847 pages
Published March 10th 2015 by Solaris
The Fall of Fair Isle #1-3
Fantasy
For review


36 comments:

  1. LOL - Fair Isle is a two-color knitting technique, so I was initially a bit confused about this book's subject. :D

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    1. Oh, I do not knit ;) I suck at it

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  2. Hm. I tend to be someone who likes a lot more romance in their fantasy, so I think this one will be tricky for me in that regard. Glad you enjoyed it overall and I hope you're feeling better!

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    1. While I do not want romance in my fantasy ;)

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  3. Somehow I don't feel like reading it. Women worse than cows. Suuuuure, dude. You were birthed by a woman.

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  4. Ooh, I hope you're feeling better! Sickness sucks. But it does give us reading time! Stupid male, indeed.

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  5. I think that would bug me that the guy was a jerk for so long.

    Feel better soon!

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  6. Whoa! How did I not know about this one? Sounds pretty awesome to me. Political intrigue, sieges, betrayal, magic? Heck, yeah! Thanks for sharing this one. And how are you feeling? Better, I hope...? Hugs

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    1. Eh, better and worse, sigh.

      Now you know :)

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  7. You knocked out this bad boy in one weekend? Awesome. Too bad that there isn't even a bit of romance.

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    1. Oh yes, thanks to hours and hours and more hours in bed

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  8. I love omnibuses like this! I do hope you are feeling better now. You aren't supposed to get sick. Remember that. ;) Take care!

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    1. I am not? Sigh tell my sinuses that

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  9. this reminds me that I ha few of her books and haven't tried those yet...

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  10. That is what I did when I was sickly the other week. I read all week.

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  11. The cover is compelling, but like Jenny, I too like to have some romance usually.

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  12. Sorry to hear you had a fever, but great that you were still able to read. Sounds like an interesting set of books. Thanks for sharing. :)
    Stephanie

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    1. Not sick enough not to read is always good

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  13. Seeing the women with power sounds good

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  14. Wow, this looks freakin' fantastic. I don't think I'll read all three books at once though, kudos to you for reading it all. I'm going to look up the first book now, thanks for the review.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. It was pretty crazy, and how to even rate them then...

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  15. Whew that's a big book even with 3 in one. Sounds pretty interesting. The cover though. Heh

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    1. It was BIG, not that nice to hold either cos BIG

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  16. Hope you are feeling better...this sounds like one I would enjoy.

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  17. yeah I'm sure that in 3 books many things happen lol. I usually stay at 2 in one book.

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  18. This one sounds like something I would enjoy. I'm going to check if the audiobook is out.
    I hope you are feeling better.

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