Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Harshini (Hythrun Chronicles: Demon Child Trilogy: Book 3)

Medalon has surrendered to foreign invaders, Tarja is once more an outcast, the Defenders have scattered… and their only hope is Damin Wolfblade.

But Damin has his own problems--the High Prince is dead, so Damin must lift the siege on the Hythrun capital and defeat an usurper before he can come to Medalon's aid.

For R'shiel, time is running out. She must find a way to bring peace to the divided southern nations, to free Medalon from Karien occupation, and to find the strength to put an end to Loclon. And she has finally accepted her destiny as the Demon Child, which means she must be the one to defeat Xaphista--soon, before the Harshini are destroyed.

But how can she kill a god? *Blurb source* Macmillan
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Harshini (Hythrun Chronicles: Demon Child Trilogy: Book 3)

| Author: Jennifer Fallon 
| Genre: Epic Fantasy
| ISBN-10: 0765348683
| ISBN-13: 9780765348685
| Content: Demons, Mythlogy, 16+
| Publisher: Tor Fantasy (April 4, 2006)
| Mass Market Paperback: 512 pages
| Cover Illustration: Paul Youll
| Source: Personal copy
| Read an Excerpt
| Rating: 5 Stars
Harshini (Hythrun Chronicles: Demon Child Trilogy, #3)

♥ Mini Review ♥
The Demon Child must now join together all 3 nations, Medalon, Hythria and Fardohnya in a fight against Karien, bring the Harshini out of exile, do something about Lochlan, help bring down the corrupt Sisterhood, oh and kill a God. No problem! After all this is exactly what the Demon Child was born for. Sounds simple its not, not even for a being with unlimited power, problem is, the Demon Child has no idea how to use it or a clue about how to kill a God.

Fantasy Book Review by Mulluane

The focus jumps around wildly in this final book, and it maybe a bit too chaotic. The characters are still wonderful and fun to watch, especially Damin and Adrinna. The Demon Child rushes from problem to problem, often bullying her way into a solution, and not just the people, the gods get bullied around too. There are some very sweet moments in this book and some heartbreaking ones too. This final installment will take you on an emotional rollercoster ride so you best hang on tight. I even found tears in my eyes at one point and I'm not an emotional type person. And at the very end was a bit of poetic justice that just masterful in its conception.

The book wraps things up nicely, there was one exception, one character was left dangling without any resolution, but I'll let you figure out who for yourself. I found the pace and depth a little bit off compared to the other two but I'm far from disappointed. Honestly, I throughly enjoyed the whole series and don't regret a minute of the time I spent reading it. Likely I'll be reading it again, anytime I want a good character driven story with lovable characters.

There are some love scenes, some violence, a few fairly gory murders, but nothing I consider over the top so I recommend this series for young adult and adult alike.

One further note. there are 3 more books in the Hyrthun Chronicles but are a separate trilogy. The name is the Wolfblade Trilogy and I'll be reviewing it at a later time as I am missing the 3rd book at the moment. But don't wait on my review, if you loved this trilogy, you'll adore that one.

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Librarything Rating 3.92/5

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Reviewed by Mulluane on June 24 2008
Rating: 5 of 5

Mulluane is a 56-year-old proud grandmother of 4, who is passionate about her pets, blogging, traditional fantasy, and tinkering with webdesign. She is obssesively photo shy but she uses an avatar that accurately represents her dreams. ♥ You can also find her on:

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