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This first book of the trilogy starts out a bit slow and not as tight as it could be. But by the second book the world is well developed and the characters have unique and interesting voices.read more
The Fae know something is wrong, but not what - something is causing the clan homes of Tir Alainn to disappear. No one knows why, but Dianna, Lady of the Moon is determined to find out why.For Ari, a young witch left on her own after the deaths of her mother and grandmother, life in the Old Place is a tightrope of survival and sustaining the magic. Meanwhile, across Sylvalan a menace grows, stalking and crushing the Old Places and the witches. Can the Fae uncover the secret in time?The opening to the Tir Alainn Trilogy feels a bit ragged and the romance element at the end a bit rushed, but I couldn't put it down in spite of a few loose ends.read more
This book is not set in the world of the Black Jewels trilogy, and it is less violent and dark; and the characters are not as deep or engaging as the ones from Black Jewels. Nevertheless, it is a thrilling read.Pillars of the World has a complex well-thought out plot line that twists and bends, much to the reader’s exultation and surprise. It mostly revolves around Ari, a young witch whose family has died and left her alone in the world. Her friend Neall and her neighbor Ahern help her as much they can; however, Ari’s life takes a turn when she meets a Fae lord. The world of the Fae is disappearing bit by bit, and the Fae continually visit Ari, because they believe that she is the key to finding out why their world is vanishing.Meanwhile, a man called the “Witch’s Hammer” decides to eradicate the witches and their magic from the land. He tortures the witches until they confess and then kills them. I would recommend this book to all Anne Bishp fans, as well as Science Fiction/Fantasy fans, because it is well worth reading.read more
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