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House Name (House War Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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Once, Jewel was an orphan, struggling to survive in the slums of the realm until she was rescued by Rath and sent to live at House Terafin- the most powerful of the ruling Houses in the Essalieyan Empire. But as Jewel finds her place within the House, she becomes crucial to the Empire's survival in the demonic war that's about to begin...
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House Name (House War Series #3)

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Overview

Once, Jewel was an orphan, struggling to survive in the slums of the realm until she was rescued by Rath and sent to live at House Terafin- the most powerful of the ruling Houses in the Essalieyan Empire. But as Jewel finds her place within the House, she becomes crucial to the Empire's survival in the demonic war that's about to begin...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101531938
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Series: House War Series , #3
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 736
  • Sales rank: 280,763
  • File size: 815 KB

Meet the Author

Michelle West is the author of three interconnected series: The Sacred Hunt duology, the six-volume Sun Sword series, and The House War novels. She has published numerous short stories, as well as fantasty novels, under her maiden name, Michelle Sagara. She was a two-time nominee for the Campbell Award. She works part-time at BAKKA Books, one of Toronto's larger bookstores, and writes a column for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. She can contacted via her website, michellesagara.com. 


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  • Posted January 12, 2011

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    The third book of the House Wars saga is an exciting entry

    In the Essaylieyan Empire capital, Averalaan, Jewel "Jay" MarkessA has survived being an orphan in the slums thanks in part to her "mentor" Old Rath the demon slayer who taught her how to live off the treasures beneath the mean surface streets. She has formed a den of discarded children in Rath's home and struggles to feed her charges; but her life and that of her pups appeared to improve when the most powerful of the Essaylieyan Empire ruling Houses, Terafin take Jewel and her den rats under their protection with the stipulation she must pay the price.

    Jewel proves her worth when she prevented a demonic assassination of the Terafin ruler. That proves easy compared to what the House leaders assign her next. With demon kin planning something deadly, they order her to escort their mages on the magical pathways into the hidden Undercity where the demons reside. Initially Jewel assumed this is easy thanks to her relationship with Rath, but each portal vanishes just before Jewel reaches them. Jewel fears that her den will be deported back to the slums. The visions she sees adds to Jewel's feelings of hopelessness when failure is not an option, but success seems impossible as she expects the improbable of an all out demon kin assault on the House of Terafin, but does not know how to prevent what seems inevitable.

    The third book of the House Wars saga is an exciting entry that continues to tell the events of the Sun Sword epic from the primary perspective of Jewel. The story line is fast-paced and filled with plenty of action, but lacks the freshness of the first two tales especially The Hidden City; as fans of Michelle West will sense déjà vu. Still following the adventures of Jewel remains a delight.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 25, 2012

    This is a great read and I highly recommend it, but after this b

    This is a great read and I highly recommend it, but after this book Jewel is also in another series called The Sun Sword Series, from at least the fist three books in that series. I have not read that series so it was a bit of a surprise to go from book three to book four and find out that she was in a different series that went in between those two books. I just wanted to warn anyone who likes to read in a direct timeline.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

    highly recommed

    i highly recommed this book to anyone who reads either science fiction or fantasy. d Klatt

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2011

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    e-book

    Just in case anyone was wondering, Michelle West has said on her website that an e-book will be released. She doesn't know when yet, but hopefully soon!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2014

    I think the most amazing thing in the West series is the facilit

    I think the most amazing thing in the West series is the facility that West has in creating believable characters and believable worlds. Once you start with her books they become addictive. check her website and you will discover the incredible number of fans willing to discuss the books, read them again and again, and discuss them with Michelle. I find it amazing how can an author go from a world created with an orphan, in the middle of poverty within a city, ends up with early skirmishes with demon creatures, and from there goes to the highest level of money and power in a big city. The heroine comes from orphan and poorest level, mix with kings, sons of gods, powerful magicians, and raises to become a powerful woman. All believable. If you are confused with the other series where Jewel is also a character, Michelle's website provides an explanation and a transition. Look for it; she and readers explain the best way to read these connecting masterpieces. You are in for a wonderful ride.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Must read

    Michelle Sagara always gets it right

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