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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?

BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and recorded by author Lynn Flewelling.

©2006 Lynn Flewelling (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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  • Katja
  • Tampa, FL, United States
  • 10-15-09

What a finish!!

Never have I enjoyed a series as much as this one. I have got to get more from Lynn Flewelling.
You have got to listen to this series, it is soo worth it.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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get 'em

i think people should buy all 3 books at the same time and read/listen to them in tandem!

why?

because this 'triad' should be read or listened as one long, flowing, enjoyable book!

i'm just glad i got them from audible.com because i didn't have to wait until the next time i could get to the store or library!

i am not going to write review of each part because i have tried and i cannot do it without giving spoilers!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Susan
  • Port Angeles, WA, United States
  • 05-12-11

Tamir Trilogy

I absolutely loved this series! I have a lot of traveling to do during the week and so I look for long series' so that I don't have to worry about running out of story before my trip is done. This series and it's narrator filled the ticket. It was entertaining from start to finish. I found myself on many an occasion sitting in the parking lot waiting for a good place to pause. I hope to read more from this author.

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I loved this trilogy!

This was,my second time reading/listening to this trilogy. I enjoyed it even more this time around. It's in my top list of favorites! The story, the characters, and the world building. Magic systems. great fantasy series.

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A masterwork of fiction.

I started reading Lynn Flewelling with the Nightrunner series which have earned a cherished place in my list of favorite books. The Tamir trilogy absolutely blew me away. Definitely a must read!

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Epic and Amazing

I have read these books countless times, what a joy and pleasure it is to have listened to them being read to me now. it is a rare story that walks with you for years after you have read it. I could not recommend a story more earnestly than I do this one.

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loved this series

I loved this series! I have listened to all of Lynn Flewelling's books and have loved them all.

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  • Jennifer
  • Oakley, KS, United States
  • 07-18-12

There was a lot of identity issue to deal with.

Any additional comments?

Like the other books there is a real sense of identity struggle in this book. It's not a normal struggle that the majority of teenagers go through but those who are transgender. Since I have never stuggled with this it is hard for me to relate except through sympathy. I can only immagine what a stuggle it would be to know yourself one way and find yourself another. And then to have a friend see you as one person and continue to see you as the same person when you are not the same person. Especially when you add romantic feelings to the mix.

All in all, the story was very original in content. I did get tired of hearing the story of the transformation to every individual that was incountered. Maybe it was necessary realistically, but in writing...no.

The ending would have been better if it wasn't stopped after the battle and then given a general overview of the highlights that came after. I would have much prefered to hear about the corination, wedding, etc. and then finished with an overview of the later years. This ending felt like a sprint to the end.

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  • Jennifer
  • Oakley, KS, United States
  • 07-18-12

There was a lot of identity issue to deal with.

Any additional comments?

Like the other books there is a real sense of identity struggle in this book. It's not a normal struggle that the majority of teenagers go through but those who are transgender. Since I have never stuggled with this it is hard for me to relate except through sympathy. I can only immagine what a stuggle it would be to know yourself one way and find yourself another. And then to have a friend see you as one person and continue to see you as the same person when you are not the same person. Especially when you add romantic feelings to the mix.

All in all, the story was very original in content. I did get tired of hearing the story of the transformation to every individual that was incountered. Maybe it was necessary realistically, but in writing...no.

The ending would have been better if it wasn't stopped after the battle and then given a general overview of the highlights that came after. I would have much prefered to hear about the corination, wedding, etc. and then finished with an overview of the later years. This ending felt like a sprint to the end.

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  • Pie
  • Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
  • 05-05-10

The author is in over her head...

A decent author with average skills who has (by this point in the story) ...just gotten in over her head. Originally a story focused on two characters, the author tries to become political and attempts to weave multiple storylines ...and looses too much. Originally a charming, and slightly different tale, ...with possibility (which never comes to fruition). Darnit. This is now naive and amateurish. Only got halfway through it. Skipped to the end and was glad I'd missed the inbetween. Very soppy. Not my cup o' tea.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful