on 24 June 2013
i normally read wheel of time series by robert jordan, but whilst waiting for the final book in the series i opted to read this series and found it most enjoyable, not so intense as jordan and sanderson but i am now going to buy the next in this series.i have also pased them on to my 23 year old old daughter who also cant wait for me to finish the series.
on 3 March 2011
Imprisoned in Sorrowgate tower, Rhiannon awaits her trial for murder and treason. Alone and in terrible fear for the future, she is haunted by the malevolent ghost of a dead queen who has a hunger to live again.
Meanwhile, Lewen must resume his studies at the tower of two moons with the other apprentice witches, among them the banprionnsa Olwynne NicCuinn, who desires more than friendship from Lewen. Drawn back into the intrigues of the court Lewen finds his loyalty to Rhiannon tested to the utmost limit.
Preoccupied by the upcoming wedding of Donncan and Bronwen, Isabeau the keybearer fails to investigate Rhiannons tale of necromancy and ghosts. By the time she realises that dark spirits have indeed been disturbed, it is too late, and the royal family is brought face to face with She Who Cuts The Thread.
on 28 June 2008
After reading the first in the trilogy, I could hardly wait for the second and third to arrive. I was not disappointed, the Shining City kept me captivated totally, unwilling to put it down, even at the risk of being late for work! If you enjoyed the first book, you will also enjoy this one. Lots of new characters and quite a lot to get your head around, but totally worthwhile. I am part way through the final book now and don't know what I will do with myself when I have finished!