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The Oracle's Queen [Mass Market Paperback]

Lynn Flewelling
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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27 Jun 2006
Under the rule of a usurper king, the realm of Skala has suffered famine, plague, and invasion. But now the time for the rightful heir has come, a return to the tradition of warrior queens. And the Lightbearer’s prophecy is to be upheld at last: so long as a daughter of the royal line defends and rules, Skala will never be subjugated.

Now a mystical fire has burned away the male body known as Prince Tobin, revealing Princess Tamír, a girl on the verge of womanhood–and a queen ready to claim her birthright after a life in disguise under the protection of wizards and witches. But will her people, her army–and the friends she was forced to deceive–accept her? Worse, will the crown’s rival heir, friend to Tobin, turn foe to Tamír, igniting civil war in a fierce
battle for Skala?


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 557 pages
  • Publisher: Spectra Books (27 Jun 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 055358345X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553583458
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 10.8 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,049,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘A fantasy that does not flinch from its premise all the way to a satisfying conclusion. The story pulled me under and carried me off with it.’ Robin Hobb

‘It got its hooks into me on the first page and didn’t let loose until the last’. George R. R. Martin

'Original, well-written and totally absorbing … a moving and thoroughly recommended read.' Starburst

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Lynn Flewelling was born in Presque Isle, Maine, in 1958. She has had a variety of jobs including house painter, sales clerk, teacher, and copy writer. She currently lives in western New York, with her husband Doug, their two sons, and creatures that shed too much.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By xenofan VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
I fell in love with The Bone Doll's Twin when I first read that a year or so ago, and then the second book was just as good as - if not better - than that. I've been looking forwards to the finale ever since.

The plot took a fairly predictable course. There weren't many surprises there, though the way some of the characters are dealt away with was unexpected. Not everyone gets a dramatic and heroic death.

My biggest gripe with book three is that it truly did feel rushed in parts. I got an almost dizzying sense of having been rushed through some events too quickly. There feels like there's more there, and I found myself thinking that the series would have been better, and worked just as well, in a four book series. I also felt that there were a few chapters and places in the book that didn't actually really serve a point, and the book would have been just as good without. Not a major issue, since that was a minor occurance, but I did notice it. In other places, the writing did feel slightly forced.

As always, Flewelling's strength lies upon her characters, which are as wonderful as ever. I loved the relationship between Tobin/Tamir and Ki, and felt that the development of it was very believable.

This book was by no means a poor book, it just seemed that perhaps it wasn't written as well as it could have been in places. The plot is fairly simple, and the resolution resolved without too many complications. It's a shame I couldn't give it five stars, but the pacing of the book really did leave me feeling there should be "more", and that's a big shame - especially from this series' last book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great end to the triad 4 Aug 2006
By Alexa
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I wont say what this book is about as that is pretty much summed up in the synopsis above, but i will say that this is amazing. The development of the characters is really good especially the relationship between Ki and Tamir. I waited a long time for this book and I was not disappointed, the only down side was at the end. Before the epilogue I thought there was at least one or two more chapters so i was quite surprised when it finished where it did. It left you wanting to know more about what happened in the future, although saying this the epiloge did explain some things. Fantastic book and while the ending was quite sudden this book still definitely deserves 5 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down! 29 July 2006
By Kay
Format:Paperback
I've been waiting for the third and final book in this series for some time and it was worth the wait! In this book we see the final stretch of Tobin's transformation into Tamir, find out what happens to her demon twin 'Brother', see the difficulty Ki has with Tamir's strong feelings for him and how this plays out and witness the outbreak and conclusion to the civil war in which Tamir hopes to get her cousin, Korin, to give way to the throne so she can be the rightful Queen of Skala. It is quite a ride to the end and is fastpaced and action-packed, but this meant I literally had the book stuck to my hands for 3 days. Even my brother who has never read a fantasy type book in his life is on book 2 of the Triad!

I so wish there was a fourth book....
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