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Mistress of the Pearl (Pearl Saga Series #3)

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  • Posted July 28, 2012

    **PLEASE READ THE REVIEW, DON'T JUST COUNT THE STARS** I have be

    **PLEASE READ THE REVIEW, DON'T JUST COUNT THE STARS**
    I have been a fan of Lustbader's for decades, having devoured the Linnear novels as they came out. After a long break, I found this series and was immediately hooked -the world of Kundala is a wonderful creation as are the strong very modern characters and the comparison of sorcery and corrupt sorcerers as one source of power and science and corrupt scientists as the other. Unfortunately, its obvious that there was supposed to be a book four and so book three was a HUGE disappointment with nearly none of the conflicts that developed over the prior fifteen hundred pages satisfactorily resolved.

    *Book one -awesome!
    *Book two, pretty good.
    *Book three? Lustbader's excuse to exit the series (uncompleted) to go write the Bourne novels.

    There should be a warning label on this series indicating that you are about to take on more than fifteen hundred pages only to say "huh?" at the end of the last book. It should warn you that, when you then likely to go to the author's website to figure out what happened, you will find out he simply abandoned the series it when a more lucrative offer came along. Really, its on his website.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2004

    A slightly more subdued review

    This whole series felt both rushed and unfinished. Scenes of great importance were flown through, characters introduced and killed without much reason for being there, and an ending that is left far too open, considering the number of pages the author had to tell the story. The writing was also mediocre. The author appeared to be telling too many stories at once.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2004

    Excellent...with some troubles

    I LOVE this series. I was hooked once I finally got into the first book. However, I must say that the editing was not even close to the standard of what it should have been. There were words spelled incorrectly and phrases that just weren't right. I think that if he were to write a 4th or more books (i hope he does) that he really ought to find a better editor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2004

    Words cannot discride it.

    I first picked up the first installment of the 'The Pearl' just out of couriosity. But since starting it I have not been able to put the series down. And now the third istallment is absolutely riviting. I cannot find words to discribe the story that unfolds and has kept me captive for so long. Anyone that is into Sci-Fi should read his series. It's absolutly breathtaking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2004

    Great speculative fiction

    Though they have pretty much conquered the planet Kundala after a century plus of resistance, the victorious aliens V'ornn remain in combat with the locals. The natives believe their Messiah, the ¿Dar Sala-at¿ will save them. Just the Kundalan belief that their legendary savior will help them overthrow the V'ornn invaders has lifted the spirits of the natives and helped them resist the intruders though how someone can join two spirits from opposite poles of the universe as the fabled champion will do seems hard to fathom especially by the V¿ornn........................... However, the impossible occurs when a Kundala female Riane contains her own soul and that of the dead Annon, ironically a V'ornn; the merger of two essences from opposite sides of the universe. The Kundalans believe that Riane is the Messiah who will vanquish the conquerors, but to do so they must obtain the mystical Pearl that only the true Dar Sala-at can yield its power................................... Part humor, part military science fiction, and part fantasy, the third Pearl tale is a gem of a novel that uses amusing satirical slapstick moments to ease some of the major tension. The story line is action-packed and filled with adventure as series fans will delight in the rebellion but especially with the paradox of Riane-Annon. New readers will enjoy the tale as it is a stand alone, but even greater understanding especially with the V¿ornn will occur by reading the delightful previous two epics (see RING OF THE FIVE DRAGONS and THE VEIL OF A THOUSAND TEARS)............................ Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2004

    For Sci-fi and fantasy lovers, this is a must-read.

    I enjoyed so many of Lustbader's books which prompted me to buy the Pearl Saga series. The first installment was intriguing, the second was unputdownable. This third one was like a rollercoaster ride that has made me neglect everything else just so I could finish the book.

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