Princess of the Sword (Nine Kingdoms Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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The Nine Kingdoms Trilogy now explodes in the fiercest battle yet as the fate of a kingdom lies with a man and woman bound by love, magic, and a legendary—and perilous—sword.



When darkness falls...



As the mercenary daughter of ...
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Princess of the Sword (Nine Kingdoms Series #3)

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Overview

The Nine Kingdoms Trilogy now explodes in the fiercest battle yet as the fate of a kingdom lies with a man and woman bound by love, magic, and a legendary—and perilous—sword.



When darkness falls...



As the mercenary daughter of Gair, the black mage of Ceangail, Morgan is the only one who can stop the terrible sorcery her father unleashed. To do so, she must race against time and find the spell that will allow her to close the well of evil he opened. But that quest will lead her to places she never dreamed existed and into a darkness she would give anything to avoid.



The magic rises.



With the fate of Neroche intertwined with the closing of Gair’s well, the archmage Miach must help Morgan find what she needs, not only because the safety of the Nine Kingdoms hangs in the balance, but because he will do anything to protect her. Now, as they search out the mysteries of Ceangail—and the dangers of Morgan’s own bloodline—Morgan and Miach have only each other to trust, heart and soul…
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Praise for Princess of the Sword

“Kurland has created a spellbinding, witty, and sweet paranormal romance.”—Booklist

“A definite page-turner. Lynn Kurland does not disappoint.”—Night Owl Reviews

“Her characters are engaging, her world fully realized, and the story brilliantly plotted and well told...Fresh and exciting.”—Fresh Fiction

“An intelligent, involving tale full of love and adventure.”—All About Romance

And the Nine Kingdom Novels

“An intriguing, delightful romantic fantasy with epic fairy-tale elements; fascinating, well-drawn characters and vibrant descriptions of magical situations and locations reinforce a vivid, enchanting narrative.”—Kirkus Reviews

“The exciting story line is fast paced from the onset…Lynn Kurland spins another fabulous fantasy.”—Genre Go Round Reviews

“One of the strongest fantasy novels welcoming in the new year.”—Fresh Fiction

“A romantic adventure with surprises and danger...Beautifully written.”—Romance Reviews Today

“Kurland deftly mixes innocent romance with adventure in a tale that will leave readers eager for the next installment.”—Publishers Weekly

“Captured my interest from the very first page…Lynn Kurland’s time-travel series might occupy a favored place on my shelves, but I think she truly shines in the Nine Kingdom books.”—Night Owl Reviews

“Lynn Kurland has become one of my favorite fantasy authors; I can hardly wait to see what happens next.”—Huntress Book Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101014615
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Series: A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms , #3
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 73,874
  • File size: 383 KB

Meet the Author


Lynn Kurland is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels and short stories, including the Novels of the Nine Kingdoms: Dreamspinner, Gift of MagicSpellweaver, A Tapestry of Spells, The Mage's Daughter, and Star of the Morning.
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  • Posted April 17, 2009

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    The 3rd Book is the Best

    "Princess of the Sword" was the grand finale of this trilogy. All 3 bk.s have their merits, but this one outdoes the other two by far. Simply because, more things happen.
    In bk 1 we meet the characters and the story begins. Bk 2 encompasses the two main characters, Prince Miach the Archmage and Morgan the swordsmaster (and unwilling mage) as they wrestle w/ coming to trust each other and accept the fate dealt to them.
    Their are many great reasons to read this book though. The first is the main characters are very complex and believable. Miach and Morgan are not the typical heroes you read of so often in the fantasy genre. They have more depth and are more interesting. Also, the romance in the bk does not take over everything else, for which I'm grateful. It's a more subtle and emotional romance as opposed to the endless physical stuff that is so typical of romance bks in general. The relationship between Miach and Morgan is the foundation to their defeating Lothar, the wicked mage who is chief villain in the story and w/o each other, they will fail. Along w/ that, Morgan needs the loving relationships of her family besides: her elf King grandfather and elf prince uncle as well as her two brothers to close the well and save the 9 Kingdoms. So, the morale of needing family and love is a key part of this story, which is great. Also, the villains and other characters are really interesting. The dark mage Droch that Miach has to battle against is a very complex and chilling character. The royals of old that stand as guides and guardians for Miach and Morgan are great too.
    What I love best about this installment is the endless maze of plot twists and turns and startling revelations that are in this book. You are always guessing and waiting for the next unfolding secret with bated breath. And the iteration in the story that despite their being powerful mages galore in this tale, it is the DESTINTY of Miach and Morgan to close the well and defeat Lothar that's a great driving point. The idea of fate and being intended to do something gives the story tremendous weight and depth.
    I dearly hope their is a 4th book to this series, since the author does leave that open, though I won't say how. The ending is great, though I wish beyond Miach and Morgan facing down Lothar, we saw more of the other battles taking place afterwards. They are more mentioned than seen.
    Miach and Morgan, as well as the other protagonists, are well worth cheering on. Miach is very honorable and integritous. He respects as well as loves Morgan and is patient with her needing to come to grips with who and what she is. Morgan stuggles, as well as Miach to accept her destiny, but her strength and bravery are very admirable, as well as her wisdom and diversity of skills. My only compaint I guess is I wish L. Kurland didn't put in so many instances of Miach 'cursing,' since I think it was beneath him. Morgan was raised in 'rough country,' so I guess I can see it with her, but Miach being raised a prince and to be sophisticated and regal, it just doesn't fit, but it's a small complaint.
    All in all, read this book. You will love it. It's more comlex and more 'woven,' than 'written,' and the endless intricities will thrill you.
    If you like the series and want more fantasy genre with complex characters and endless twists, read the Pearlsong Trilogy by Michael Warden. There's less romance, but the adventure and suspense more than

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2008

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    This is an excellent finish to a great romantic quest fantasy

    Having seen the ugly side of spells, Morgan of Melksham loathes all things and people associated with magic. To make matters worse, she has learned who her father is, an evil magician. She has ignored her own skills but she no longer can afford denial as the world is in trouble. Her father has released evil into the world when he opened the well of spells and she believes she must stop it.<BR/><BR/>She is accompanied in her quest by Archmage Prince Miach who understands the danger of what they need to retrieve to cast counter spells, but also what the cost of failure is to the Kingdom of Nieroche. He still regrets his earlier treatment of his beloved although his intentions were honorable as he placed his kingdom above his heart. As they set about to stop the leakage, Lothar the malevolent mage still remains dangerously causing trouble as he has his plan to take over the world starting with ridding himself of two pesky do-gooders.<BR/><BR/>This is an excellent finish to a great romantic quest fantasy (see THE MAGE¿S DAUGHTER and STAR OF THE MORNING). The story line is action-packed while Miach has come a long way from the mage in love protecting his woman because he disregarded her skill even as he used her. Now she is equal, perhaps his superior, as they go to undo what her dad did. Readers will relish Ms. Kurland¿s superb trilogy.<BR/><BR/>Harriet Klausner

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2010

    Great book, great series

    The nine kingdoms series books were all great reads, ending with the Princess of the Sword. They were great escapes into the world of magic, and mages. I hope to see a 4'th book coming out soon.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

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    Loved the Whole Series and anything by Lynn Kurland

    This book was exciting and romantic. I couldn't wait to read it after reading the first two. Lynn Kurland has a unique style. She is able to write a romantic novel without the blatant sex. I like that.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2009

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    An Outstanding ending to a captivating story!

    Princess of the Sword is the finale in this fantastic trilogy. These three books tell a story that is so exquisitely told¿ so powerful and beautiful¿ that you just get carried away to the Nine Kingdoms the minute you open the book. The world-building is subtle, but masterfully done. The character development is the key to the whole story, for everything hinges on who Miach and Morgan truly are, something which they must both come to understand and accept before they can possibly face what is before them.<BR/><BR/>Star of the Morning laid the groundwork for the whole story. It showed you the characters for who they used to be and threw them up against things that shook them to the core of who they thought they were. In this first book, Miach and Morgan started to fall in love... and then we were left hanging.<BR/><BR/>The Mage's Daughter came out a year ago and instantly became my all-time favorite romance book. The relationship between Miach and Morgan really unfolds in this book, becoming something truly beautiful. We start to see that their relationship is integral to the plot, because only together can they defeat the evil that threatens them. We also begin to see that the understanding, support, and refuge they give to each other could not possibly be found anywhere else. By the end of this book, they are a team... two people who finally understand what they must do together, and what they must face to save the Nine Kingdoms... two people who aren't sure they're equal to the task, but who know that there is no one else who can walk the path that has been laid out for them. <BR/><BR/>And so Princess of the Sword begins. It's the culmination of the first two... the final confrontation between good and evil. The relationship that Morgan and Miach have forged is now the bond that holds them together. They must find strength in who they really are to stand against the evil that threatens them in new places. And all the while, the kings and queen of old are watching them, for the fate of the Nine Kingdoms rests on their shoulders. <BR/><BR/>They must find the spells needed to undo what Morgan¿s father began years before. Morgan must find the strength to succeed where her mother failed. And Miach must prepare himself for his ultimate showdown with Lothar, who is now more powerful than ever. And only then does Miach realize that he too must face more than he ever dreamed he would be called upon to provide.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2011

    Fantastic Fantasy romance

    I love this amazing trilogy!!! I feel a part of the Nine Kingdoms the magic and sword play, and the characters are my friends. In their quest to overcome the bad guy, Morgan and Miach have to discover who they are and what they are willing to do for one another. The Characters are so well developed that you feel the sparks between Morgan and Miach without a lot of romantic detail. There is so much family love and relationships.

    I really love how it takes more than just one person to overcome the evil enemy. We get to know Morgan and Miach¿s family and everyone has a role to play.

    I LOVE IT! Can¿t wait to read more!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 26, 2010

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    Loved this book!

    Lynn knows how to write books that at least I love to read. I cant wait to see what else happens in this world that she has created. Part of my permanent library now. Go ahead and get this book! (Get all the books in this series!)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2008

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    Princess of the Sword by Lynn Kurland

    I stayed up late last night to finish "Princess of the Sword". This is the final book of Lynn Kurland's fantasy trilogy about a land of magic, swords, and kings. While there's little outright romance depicted, the relationship of the two main characters deepens with each book and every challenge these two face.<BR/><BR/>Morgan and Miach are searching for the spell Morgan will need to close the well of evil her late father opened. But getting the spell they need will involve evil mages, long-lost brothers, and sacrifices. Morgan will need to reach deep inside herself for the courage to face her greatest fears and Miach will find himself face-to-face with his greatest enemy.<BR/><BR/>Bravo! Enjoyed every page and every trial these two underwent. And at the end, it was love that provided the extra courage and power both needed to win the day.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Great

    Wonderful

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2010

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    drags on...

    Urgh.. I'm not sure if I can go out and get the 4th book. The series is just okay to me, nothing great, and nothing too memorable, just kind of bland. There was A LOT of potential, and I kept waiting for the whole "wow factor" but it never came. The ending seemed to drag on, I was expecting more and wanting more to happen at the end, but it didn't happen. I can see why some would enjoy the series, it was a cute romantic book, but not a fantasy fiction book that is action packed with the detail to call it fantasy fiction. There didn't seem to be much balance between the fantasy fiction and romance.. if you're looking for a quick read with romance (with a little action), then this is a good series.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2010

    Very entertaining!

    I've enjoyed reading Lynn Kurland and I thought I might give this a try and I was pleasantly surprised! I don't usually like sci-fi, but I've really enjoyed these series of books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2009

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    wonderful

    this was an amazing book!!!!!!!! it made me laugh and cry all at the same time. it let me escape to another world. all thumbs up.

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  • Posted April 13, 2009

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    Lynn Kurland/ princess of the sword

    Book three of the nine kingdoms series and in truth I was disappointed. I don't feel it lived up to the previous books. It is still worth reading. But it does not have the previous flare. A few unexpected but you could see them coming.

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