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The Master of Heathcrest Hall

The Master of Heathcrest Hall

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by Galen Beckett

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Even as her husband is about to attain undreamed-of power, Ivy Quent fears for her family’s safety. With war looming and turmoil sweeping the nation of Altania, Ivy finds the long-abandoned manor on the moors a temporary haven. But nowhere is really safe from the treachery that threatens all the Quents have risked to achieve. And an even greater peril is

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The Master of Heathcrest Hall 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
anneb10 More than 1 year ago
After a brief interlude in the distant past - which has a bearing later on in the story - MASTER OF HEATHCREST HALL opens following the events of the previous book, THE HOUSE ON DURROW STREET. The old king is dead, and his daughter not yet crowned. Political machinations vie with those magickal and delay her coronation. The new Lord Rafferdy has joined another magical society, this one bent on preserving the Wyrdwood from those who would destroy it, leaving Altania to be devoured by its otherworldly foes, the Ashen. Lady Quent is at home, rejoicing upon the success of her husband and her own efforts in the Evengrove. Unfortunately, she receives a disappointment soon thereafter, which turns out to be a harbinger of what is to come. She will soon discover that bedrock is in fact clay, and those high in the Altania’s government are not to be trusted with the country’s best interests. Eldyn Garrit, illusionist at the Theatre of the Moon, pines for his lover Dercy. But he soon learns the art of impressions, and has a say in the coming strife between the rebels of Huntley Morden and the government. Without his efforts, everything Lord Rafferdy and Lady Quent worked so hard to gain would be lost. This is a masterful final volume in the series. At once mannered and full of excitement, it brings the story to a close, neatly tying all of the loose threads together. Many things are explained, and both sadness and joy abound within the pages of this book. If you have read the first two books, do not wait - get this book and read it. You will be glad you did.
Hypatia1 More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding finale to the trilogy. I wish all writers of fantasy "trilogies" did as well at bringing things to a satisfying conclusion. This book is both sad in parts and uplifting in others. You do need to read the series in order - but it is well worth the effort - I found this hard to put down once I started it and traded sleep for the chance to read more.
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colorsplash7 More than 1 year ago
I would not say that this book was not worth the time it took to read it I just think it is a bit wordy. However it was a great story and the finish was more than I ever expected. Not everyone gets to live happily ever after but some surprises were in store for those willing to slog through what seemed to be tedious passages. However it was a good read and I rate the whole series a 4.5. Will probably reread it now that I have all 3 books together and skip really BORING parts (LOL)
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Elderone More than 1 year ago
What fun to have the manners and romance of Jane Austen novels with the addition of wizards, witches, and sentient trees. This story reminded me of Jonothan Strange and Mr. Norrell, though it is not quite so serious. Several characters and scenes are right out of Pride and Predjudice but the actual dialogue and situations were different. At times the narrative is overly repetitive, but there was lots to carry over through the three volumes. I love stories where ladies kick butt!
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Patokagwp More than 1 year ago
This entire series is well written, well plotted and worth every minute of page turning, be it via e-book or paper. The world of Altania comes alive and you find yourself wishing that the story continues. As trilogies go, this one is fantastic and lives up to the highest standards. The people, the places and the politics are woven together so that the story continues. The characters learn, adapt and grow. Secrets are mentioned, revealed and are found to be layered. I will definitely be looking for more books by this author. The story keeps going forward. Start at the beginning and read all the way through. I envy those who start with the first book and can read the entire trilogy in order without having to wait years for the ending. This is definitely a series to keep, because you will not get tired of reading it.
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