Darkfall (Healing Wars Series #3)

Darkfall (Healing Wars Series #3)

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War has come.

Nya’s the one who brought it. And the people love her for it.

With Baseer in shambles and Geveg now an impenetrable military stronghold, Nya and the Underground have fled to a safer location—without Tali. Nya is guilt-ridden over leaving her sister behind and vows to find her, but with the rebellion in full swing and refugees flooding

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Overview

War has come.

Nya’s the one who brought it. And the people love her for it.

With Baseer in shambles and Geveg now an impenetrable military stronghold, Nya and the Underground have fled to a safer location—without Tali. Nya is guilt-ridden over leaving her sister behind and vows to find her, but with the rebellion in full swing and refugees flooding the Three Territories, she fears she never will.

The Duke, desperate to reclaim the throne as his own, has rallied his powerful army. And they are on the move, destroying anyone who gets in the way.

To save her sister, her family, and her people, Nya needs to stay ahead of the Duke’s army and find a way to build one of her own. Past hurts must be healed, past wrongs must be righted, and Nya must decide: Is she merely a pawn in the rebellion, a symbol of hope—or is she ready to be a hero?

Editorial Reviews

The Horn Book
Praise for BLUE FIRE: A thrilling, complex saga.
Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books
Praise for THE SHIFTER“The headstrong Nya and the innovative premise...keep readers turning the pages.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Praise for THE SHIFTER: The headstrong Nya and the innovative premise...keep readers turning the pages.
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Praise for THE SHIFTER: The headstrong Nya and the innovative premise...keep readers turning the pages.
VOYA - Grace Enriquez
War has finally erupted in the Three Territories. Having almost killed the unscrupulous Duke of Baseer, who is bent on controlling the kingdom, Nya is in hiding with other underground revolutionaries. She waits for news of her kidnapped sister, Tali, or any strategic decisions about how to defeat the Duke's army. However, Nya's notoriety as a shifter—one who can extract pain from the sick and wounded and transfer it to another person—spreads quickly, and she fears her presence continues to endanger her friends, family, and the people of Geveg. To save Tali and her homeland, Nya must return to Geveg and beat the duke at his own game, even if it means using her abilities to inflict widespread pain on both friend and foe. The plot of Darkfall, book three in The Healing Wars series, is riveting and fast paced, and ethical dilemmas about life, death, suffering, and sacrifice continue to haunt Nya. She remains a likeable protagonist—resolute and damaged enough to justify her decisions without turning her into the caricature of a martyr. Other characters are intriguing as well: villains from the previous two books attempt to make amends, and those on the side of the rebellion do not always have the best intentions. Readers who have forgotten some details from the earlier books or who are new to the trilogy may find the events and explanations a bit difficult to follow, as not enough background information or reminders are provided. Darkfall is a thrilling novel and a satisfying resolution to a gripping series. Reviewer: Grace Enriquez
Kirkus Reviews

In this final installment ofThe Healing Warsseries, warrior Nya desperately searches for her missing sister while fighting to preserve her heritage even as the Duke of Baseer prepares to invade Geveg.

Fifteen-year-old Nya, her sweetheart Danello and compatriots in the underground resistance hide on a farm after Nya destroys the Duke's palace in Baseer by flashing pain. Notorious for her unique ability to shift and push pain, Nya secretly returns to Geveg hoping to find her sister, Tali. When a corps of Undying, the Duke's mindless soldiers trained to endure and inflict pain, attack Nya, Tali is among them. Devastated to discover her alien, brainwashed sister, Nya fears Tali will never be the same. With the Duke's forces approaching, Nya's reputation as a fighter rallies Geveg's embattled citizens, who embrace her as the leader they desperately need. Tempted to take Tali and flee, Nya can't deny her heritage and, with help from her friends and allies, reluctantly prepares to defend her city. A conflicted, complex heroine to the end, Nya anguishes over the potential pain and death she will trigger to preserve what she loves.

Though lacking some of the punch and rapid-fire excitement of the first two volumes, the finale offers suspense, resolution of prior wrongs, the sweetness of first love and a battle-tested heroine who fights with her head and heart.(Fantasy. 10-16)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061747502
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Series:
Healing Wars Series, #3
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
721,049
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.56(h) x 1.37(d)
Lexile:
HL580L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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