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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Phoenix Transformed by Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory


This is book three of the Enduring Flame trilogy. I think it may be the best of the three. The previous two books are The Phoenix Endangered and The Phoenix Unchained . This book wraps up the trilogy quite nicely but leave the door open for future books.

It seems like many fantasies are also coming of age stories. Harrier and Tiercel are still age young at the end of the story but experience wise they are thoroughly jaded. The angst that the two go through is practicality painful. The poignant introspection reminded me a bit of Feintuch's Seafort's series. I kept hoping the authors would cut the kids some breaks.

The introduction of some new characters and the growth of some of the tribes' folks adds to the flavor of the brew. This is an excellent fantasy.

I highly recommend.

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