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Many prophecies have been uttered about the impending war and those who will seek to stop it. With the war finally upon them, Rimelda, a talented seer, has heard the prophecies and believes she can help. Prince Ander, doubtful of her abilities and her true intensions, but determined to save his kingdom, accepts her help and they proceed on a quest to end the war. Hindered by enemies as well as their own doubts, Ander and Rimelda must search for guidance in unlikely places and unravel the mysteries of the prophecies. With the world shrouded in darkness, will Ander accept his destiny in time to save the kingdoms and will he admit his true feelings for Rimelda?

©2015 Serena Clarke (P)2016 Serena Clarke

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Enchanting Action Adventure Fantasy!

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I highly recommend The Secret of Isian and the entire Isian Trilogy by Serena Clarke. It is an enchanting adventure series filled with mystery, action, and romance. The Secret of Isian is the third and final book in the series, which centers around Prince Ander. He is a truly remarkable hero who garners the respect and admiration of everyone with whom he meets. Ander is sent on a quest to find a secret weapon that will help protect his people and end the war that has been brewing since the first book. Rimelda is a “seer” who helps Ander on his quest to end the war. Despite Ander doubting her abilities, there is an undeniable attraction between the two. I especially enjoyed how Ander and Rimelda are both humble and good natured people who would sacrifice themselves to save just one man.

I listened to the Audible version of this story narrated by Carolyn Kashner, who did a great job narrating with varying voices for both male and female characters. Because this story picks up almost immediately after the second book (The Alliance of Isian), I recommend starting with the first book (The Treasure of Asian) to better understand the overarching premise and interrelationships between the characters. For example, the villain in this book is introduced in the first book, but not mentioned at all in the second. And the hero and heroines of the other two books make appearances in this one. Be forewarned though: once you start listening to this series, it will suck you in and won't let you go until you are finished with it!

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SO GOOD! THIRD INSTALLMENT KEEPS IT COMING! :)

I have listened now to all three in this series... and it's awesome!
I love a good story, and this series does not disappoint!

Each of the books in this series is full of adventure, danger, and lots of fun and maybe even a little romance.
Serena Clarke has created a series that can appeal to so many audiences,
Beautifully written and narrated, I was totally captivated by all that is Isian!

I definitely am so happy to have found this author, and this series. I am a fan, and there are a lot of us! :) :) :)

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secret of Isian

Clarke has penned a remarkably exciting and charming novel here. Vivid world building and an exciting plot are just the thing needed to make these spectacular characters shine.

I thoroughly enjoyed the well developed backstory and mythology that surrounds both this tale and the world that Clarke has developed. Different cultures and races come together to defeat a common enemy as prophecies are fulfilled. The sense of inevitability combines with a solid sense of individuality for a charming mix.

This is a tale that will be enjoyed by fantasy lovers hound and old alike. The mix of adventure and danger, alongside a cast of unforgettable characters is well worth diving into.

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Delightful Fantasy

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I enjoyed this third book in the series very much. It took me a little bit into the book to place the characters (the ones that had been introduced in the previous books). The story was very engaging and and I loved how it kept moving quickly. I struggled just a little on the audio version every time "Ander" and "Andrew" were in the same scene. Sometimes I wasn't sure which character the narrator had said (the names closely resemble each other to my ears). I listened to the book in my car and I kept wanting to listen to more whenever I reached my destination. To me that's a sign of a great audiobook! I'm also a lover of books that end well without any lose ends. Thank you Serena Clarke for a very entertaining book!

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Captivating story

The Treasure of Isian is the first book in The Isian Series. Prince Garin is a brave, proud, adventure-seeking prince. Elani is his most trusted servant and she would do anything for him.
The Secret of Isian follows the fantasy theme. You will see battles with interesting and characters and mythical creatures as she has created. This fantasy is also an exciting story that will keep you on your toes and wondering what will happen next. And of course, there is some romance there!

You will want to keep reading until the end of the book to find out what the interesting twists and turns will lead you to!

The narrator is Carolyn Kashner, who has great expression as you listen to the story. It was really enjoyable listening to her pleasing voice as the story progressed and new characters were introduced all with interesting voices.

You will really enjoy this book, I know I did!

I received an Audible version of this book from the author for my honest review.

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Rimelda is a seer has offered help during the conflicts and war going on, and the prophecies. He doesn’t trust what she is doing, and to save his kingdom agrees, an attraction is there. This had more to be with strategies of the war, and not much with romance. Good series to enjoy
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magic and adventure

Loved the ending of this trilogy. Brought back some of the characters from the previous books. Full of adventure and fantasy and romance. clean story and I loved it!

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Thoroughly enjoyed the story.

I had a hard time at first figuring out who was who. However, I quickly became engrossed in this story. The narrator did a very effective job of differentiating between the characters and making them believable. Overall, it was a well written and enjoyable book.

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wonderful

I totally enjoyed reading this book. It’s well written and the characters were fantastic. I would suggest this book to my friends that like this sort of genera. this was an excellent book

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Best one yet.

Book 3 centers on Prince Ander and a seer called Rimelda. She has told Ander that there is an artifact that will help end the war forever. He sets out with a few trusted men, and Rimelda to find it. He doesn't fully trust Rimelda because a lot of the quests she sent him on have turned out wrong, but she insists that's because he didn't follow her advice. There is a prophecy and Rimelda insists that Ander has a big role in it, but Ander has heard the prophecy and doesn't believe he will play a part. Can they stop this war before it's too late.

I have to say that this one was the best yet. This is what I was hoping for in the previous 2!! This had more action and adventure as well as the sweet romance. This is more like it!!! I loved this one a lot more than the previous 2.

Rimelda is by far my favourite character of the series. She was bad ass and awesome. She is a seer and had a vision about the artifact and knows Ander has a big role to play, but he is stubborn and doesn't believe her. She knows she has to go on this quest with him. I loved her character!! Ander was also awesome, he is such a sweet heart. I loved seeing their relationship progress.

In all, this was more like what I wanted. Filled with more action and adventure, it's a good read. Overall, the series was enjoyable and I'm gad I read it. The more I read, the more I liked it!

Again, I have to stick with what I said about the narrator in the previous 2 reviews. She is clear and easy to understand, but needs to work on her male tones and work on putting more emphasis on her inflections to really bring the story to life.

I was voluntarily provided this audiobook for free from the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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Delightful!

The Secret of Isian is an excellent conclusion to the Isian series. The story is loaded with drama, mystery, action and romance. The plot is fantastic, focusing mainly on Prince Alec, an admirable hero. The series is cleverly written and enchanting, a fantasy romance adventure with captivating character. I highly recommend The Isian to all YA fantasy romance readers/listeners.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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