The Chaos Crystal

The Chaos Crystal

by Jennifer Fallon
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The Chaos Crystal by Jennifer Fallon

The magical Tide has turned and the Immortal Lords once again have their full power. The Immortal Lord Cayal welcomes this power only as a means to an end, his end preferably. Cayal has wanted to cease his existence for longer than human history and it looks as if he might finally get his wish. Rumors swirl that the Chaos Crystal, the mysterious prism that brought the Immortals to the world, has been found, and Cayal is determined to seize the gem.

Among those who search for this long-lost object is Cayal's former lover, the very mortal Lady Arkady. She's been captured by Jaxyn, a Tide Lord who is decidedly against Cayal and is seeking the Crystal for his own nefarious schemes. Arkady escapes, and is off on her desperate search…for if the gem falls into the hands of the Immortals, what will become of humanity?

The stakes are high, with mortal and immortal fighting to grasp this ultimate prize. Whoever holds the crystal can decide the fate of the world. And if the rift is opened there lies two questions: Will Cayal finally be able to die the true death?

And where will the rift take the survivors?

The Chaos Crystal is the fourth and final title in JENNIFER FALLON's mesmerizing fantasy epic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765336842
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 12/10/2013
Series: Tide Lords Series , #4
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

The Chaos Crystal is the fourth and final title in JENNIFER FALLON's mesmerizing fantasy epic about the deadly squabbles between the Immortals whose power waxes and wanes on the Tides. She is the award-winning author of The Hythrun Chronicles, and one of Australia's bestselling fantasy authors.

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The Chaos Crystal (Tide Lords Series #4) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading the series but the last few chapters did not feel like they belonged in this book. The ending was anticlimatic and unsatisfying. I still gave it four stars due to the overall enjoyment of the series.
LuckyLindy More than 1 year ago
I was a little disappointed in the ending. I loved this series. This started out great but had a strange ending that was not fulfilling. Still would recommend the series and even this book.
JohnA31 More than 1 year ago
This book started off with fairly good writing, but seemed to peter out about two-thirds of the way through. No spoilers in this review, but it did leave a feeling of Deus Ex Machina at the end of the book. It was almost as if the author did not know how to end the series, with the logic of the world she had created. It was worth reading in order to finish the series, but has no rereadability value in my opinion. Jennifer Fallon did leave an opening to revisit this storyline with the ending, but I will probably not read the continuation if and when she releases it.
tasim More than 1 year ago
I so loved the first three and I was waiting rather impatiently for this one, and when I read it, I was...disappointed. I felt like I had invested so much time in it and the ending just left something to be desired.
CydTygerConnor More than 1 year ago
I gave it a single star, because of the last 50 or so pages. Up until then i would have given it as many stars as possible. As a true fantasy reader, who loathes technology and modern advances in his fantasy, this ending to a whole series, left me very disappointed. I think Jennifer Fallon is a stellar writer, love her work, but this was self indulgent of her. To spend this much time in a world that is completely original through four books, only to find myself reading about WWII London in the last pages of the final installment, left me feeling that I, as the devoted fantasy reader has been fooled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The series was fairly well written and I enjoyed reading the books. The only problem, she blew the ending. Seems like she had no idea how to finish the series and just threw some crap on the end. Kind of destroyed the series for me. Will not reread this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Actually had some twists at the end that I enjoyed. Liked the concepts being explored in the series. Would have liked more development of Arkady at end. Overall a very enjoyable book and series.
chelleq More than 1 year ago
Overall the book was good in continuing the storyline. The ending was a let down because it leaves the reader hanging as to what happens next when this is supposed to be the end of the series. It would be nice if the author either comes out with another book or writes a short story to let the readers know what happens
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kanoots More than 1 year ago
Before I go on, I have to reiterate that I did not like this series AT ALL, and completed it only because I'm anal and had to finish what I'd started. The previous books received much lower ratings than this one, and the only reason this book got such a high rating was because stuff actually happened in it! Okay, this installment was by far the BEST of the four. We finally see some real action, even if what ultimately happens remains a bit of a mystery. The reader just kind of has to take their (the characters') word for it, which is interesting in that one can imagine how it might have ended, but not really for those who like a concrete finale. Many of the reviews talk about how the book was really great until the last 50 or so pages, and I can see why they may feel that way. It isn't so bad in my opinion. I think the author might have gotten ambitious or was feeling snarky because to me the book had two endings. The first being a complete let-down and the second was as an afterthought because she felt bad about the first one. I actually kind of liked this one, but I'm glad it's over.
Suz43 More than 1 year ago
loved books 1-3, and rhis one was good too, just not the best.
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A great end to an epic tale. It keeps you on your toes the entire book. Even tho the last in the series it still keeps a slight opening for another book. I, at least, hope she does write a fith to the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ggg
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story from one of the best sci/fiction writers. Jennifer Fallon is one of my favorites.
NicholasTang More than 1 year ago
recommended for fantasy readers who love twists and turns in a novel
harstan More than 1 year ago
With the turn of the Tide once again complete, the Immortal Lords return with their power at its acme. Mortal Arkady Desean knows the fickleness of the Lords as she fell in love with Immortal Lord Cayal who selfishly prefers death over her adulation. Still Arkady is a strong person in spite of her trials and tribulations as she went from marital slavery to deity slavery to her sale as chattel into slavery; somehow she escapes her latest yoke. Rumors abound that Chaos Crystal has surfaced. This ancient arcane cystal is allegedly the gem that enabled the Immortal Lords to surface in the mortal plane. Lord Cayal believes the jewel is the means for him to finally end his worthless existence. Another of the Immortal Lords Jaxyn has other plans for when he retrieves the Chaos Crystal. He captures Arkady who he believes is the weakness of his rival Cayal, but after learning of what he plans to do to the realm with the magical gem, she gets away. She and rebel leader Declan Hawkes team up to try to prevent the use of the Chaos Crystal that could prove the end of all mortal life as a byproduct; the Lords deem the species as "Rodent". The fourth Tide Lords fantasy (see The Palace of Impossible Dreams, The Immortal Prince and the Gods of Amyrantha) is a terrific extremely dark (even for Jennifer Fallon) finish. Loaded with action, the exhilarating story line is driven by the characters as the audience anticipates the lead quartet meeting for a power showdown. Fans of Ms. Fallon will relish the strong saga as the entertaining Chaos Crystal may mean the end of life as the beleaguered female Job knows it. Harriet Klausner