June 1st, 2006, 09:39 PM
June 4th, 2006, 07:28 PM
June 7th, 2006, 03:17 AM
The Heart of Stars
I'm new to this site but i have read the heart of stars and i loved it. I love all the Eileanan books, especially the Rhiannon's Ride series. I was sooooooooo excited when this book came out that i finished it in two days, ive been waiting sooooooo long for it.
I loved how all the couples got together at the end!
I was so happy that Lewen (Love Him) was free from the lovespell, and that he and Rhiannon can finally live happy and peacefully together (im such a hopeless romantic). Also I was happy with the way Bronwen acted, she was really good and i loved how she and Donncan got together, not letting anyone/anything get between them. And how Isabeu and Dide were getting married. They were my favourite characters throughtout all the books, but when i thought Dide was dead i was sooooooooo upset i was crying. I was so happy when he came back.
Now Olwynne... eventhough I HATED!!! her because of the lovespell she put on Lewen i didnt want her to die. But i did want her to get punished. Anyway what can you do. i was happy that the spell finally got lifted.
Also Owein and Felice were sooooooo cute together.
But i must say that i wish it was longer. I loved the book but i wish that there was more detail in the ending, like i hoped that we would be able to see Lewen and Rhiannon get married and to see Lilanthe and Niall again after all the detail about them in Tower of Ravens. Also I would have like to see Rhiannon meet her grandfather, Lord Farnell and also to see the reason why Hearne's brother Aiken MacAhern was displeased to hear about her.
And (sorry i know im being picky) but I want to know what happen with Neil and his dad. Did Neil know about the attempted poisoning of Donncan or not, also if he didnt what happened to him now that Bronwen and Donncan are so happy and in love, will he go back and live with his dad?
What do u think?
Anyway i think i've written enough for now (LOL more like an essay) but all in all i loved the book soooooooooooooooooooooooooo much and i hope that Kate writes many more set in Eileanan. Im just upset that it is over and i've got nothing good to look forward to, except my upcoming HSC exams, isnt that great!
Oh yeah, i did notice the mistake during the conversation between Jay, Finn and Rhiannon, i figured it must be a typo.
June 9th, 2006, 01:18 AM
June 12th, 2006, 06:39 AM
finished this book in 4-5 hours. (time just flew, cant quite remember exactly how long)
yeah i noticed the mistake, i had to re-read the page 3 times untill i realised what the hell was going on!
was it just me or did the Brann problem seem to be solved fairly quickly? it was just over like that (snaps fingers), jeez i was tortured waiting the two weeks for them to get back though!! but it was good that it was over quickly..i also freaked out thinking that Dide was going to act funny towards Beau forever!
I wasnt effected really by either Lachlan or Olwynne's death, they both(like the bran resolution) just happened and it was over. (lachlan was my fave male character from WoE so this is really strange, normally i bawl my eyes out over dead characters)
Bronny was so awesome. she really pissed me off in The Shining City, but made up for her behaviour is HoS.
Owein and Felice, i went all giddy over these two, theyre just so gorgeous together.
I didnt really know what to think of the last scene with goblin and the rat.
FINN's PREGNANT! jeez the kid's gonna be powerful!
OKAY i think there is more than enough storylines for Kate to write at least another trilogy.
theres how Donncan and Bronny do as joint rulers.
the whole Neil situation didnt really seem all that resolved either.
Rhiannon and Lewen and the whole Fettercairn castle thingy. and also her grandfather!
and well..theres probably more that i have forgotten and she could make up some brilliant ones as well!
the story cant end here, it just cant!
June 14th, 2006, 12:40 AM
July 4th, 2006, 11:35 AM
oh, I found heaps of mistakes in HOTS:
-Buba was always a female owl in the Witches series, but suddenly they're using "him and "he"
-Goblin was always a female but in HOTS, Kate uses "it" to refer to her at least five or six times.
-Maisie was not the cunning man's daughter, he was her GRANDDAUGHTER.
Okay, maybe I am nitpicking (specially about the last one) but whats with forgetting the sex of Buba and Goblin?
also :does first post dance:
July 4th, 2006, 11:14 PM
July 6th, 2006, 04:49 AM
yep, it is a great series and the Buba thing only annoyed me for a page or two..and as for starting at the beginning, I did that while waiting for HOTS to come out!
Originally Posted by Elizabeth
I haven't found anything similar to this series, but I can recommend Katherine Kerr as a strong female writer with strong female characters and a cool way of writing accents...
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