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Dreamspinner (Nine Kingdoms Series #7)
     

Dreamspinner (Nine Kingdoms Series #7)

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by Lynn Kurland
 

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New York Times bestselling author Lynn Kurland’s enthralling Nine Kingdoms saga brings together a weaver’s apprentice and the son of a mage, both fighting to save the Nine Kingdoms from peril.

Aisling of Bruadair has lived a provincial life, heedless of the evil creeping over her land. That ordinary existence changes

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New York Times bestselling author Lynn Kurland’s enthralling Nine Kingdoms saga brings together a weaver’s apprentice and the son of a mage, both fighting to save the Nine Kingdoms from peril.

Aisling of Bruadair has lived a provincial life, heedless of the evil creeping over her land. That ordinary existence changes forever, though, when she is sent to the opposite end of the world to find a master swordsman. If she fails, her life--and her country's safety--will be forfeit. She just never expected that swordsman to be a wounded elven prince masquerading as a simple soldier.

Powerless and scarred from a long-ago conflict, Rùnach of Ceangail has spent years in obscurity, ignoing battles he can no longer fight.  And although he has been drawn back into the world, he fully intends to live an unremarkable life far away from events he knows he cannot change...

Until Rùnach meets Aisling and realizes that she is far more than what she seems, that their alliance has attracted unwelcome notice,  and that some battles must be fought. 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the novels of the Nine Kingdoms

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

“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

“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 

Kirkus Reviews
Aisling, a weaver's apprentice, meets Rùnach, a simple soldier, on a quest to find a swordsman to save her homeland; but even sheltered Aisling can see that Rùnach is more than he pretends, and the more time she spends with him, the more she realizes that the world is not as she's been told--and neither is she. When Aisling of Bruadair is forced into a quest she didn't ask for but must complete under pain of death, she finds an expansive, magical world she never dreamed existed. Weak and vulnerable, she catches the attention of a wounded hero right out of the storybooks of myth and legend, scarred-yet-handsome Rùnach, who takes her under his wing and guides her from one grand, mysterious location to the next. While he claims to be a simple soldier, he has pretty manners and inexplicably knows rulers and leaders in each venue. But as one who must guard her own wealth of secrets, she is loath to demand he share his. Nonetheless, as they journey from one awe-inspiring destination to another, searching for answers to continually mounting questions, Aisling understands that there are people who would see her companion dead. The most recent segment to the popular Nine Kingdoms series, this book pairs an unassuming, naïve heroine with an elven prince who is healing from deep injuries. The story and the characters are compelling from the first page, and as Aisling and Rùnach grow to trust and depend on each other, devotion blossoms into a sweet, quiet love. A complicated, magical world is the backdrop for this fantasy romance--in-depth fantasy, low-key romance--but Kurland's superb writing, entrancing storytelling and vast imagination keep us tuned in and engaged. A rather abrupt ending is a great introduction to the next book but a vaguely unsatisfying resolution to this one. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101591864
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/31/2012
Series:
Nine Kingdoms Series , #7
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
100,774
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Lynn Kurland is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels and short stories.

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Dreamspinner 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
JennLewis More than 1 year ago
While this is not one of my favorite nine kingdom novels it is definitely worth reading. It may take a bit to get involved in the story but once you do, you will find yourself anxiously awaiting the next section of the story!
utahsummer More than 1 year ago
I love Lynn Kurland books but was disappointed in this one. Story tended to drag and just when it finally seemed to pick up...over! No conclusion or reasonable ending. The other Nine Kingdom books were stories (with a beginning, middle and end) unto themselves that related to a larger story. Ultimately, I felt there was little point to the story except to setup future books.
Tricha14 More than 1 year ago
As always, I enjoy Lynn Kurland's books of the Nine Kingdoms.  I love the characters and it is nice to see the recurring characters from the previous books.  I recommend reading them in order, so that you don't miss out on the story line.  The stories int the previous books are referred to often, as are the characters in those books.    
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay, I really liked this book. It had moments where I was skimming some of the details as it did tend to drag on a bit, but overall, I really liked it. I liked the fact that there seems to be more of a heroine in this series, rather than the last three books where the female character pathetically trailed after her "man" (although the first half does have quite a bit of this). However, the cliffhanger was a letdown. It made The Empire Strikes Back look like a solid conclusion in the life of Luke Skywalker. At least the book was good enough that I will wait the year for the next in the series, but it's always nice when a book in a series has SOME sort of conclusion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all of the nine kingdoms books
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lynn Kurland is one of my favorite authors and so far she does not disappoint!
songbirdsue More than 1 year ago
I love each of the stories of the Nine Kingdoms. This one is just as good with similarities to the first one on many accounts. I do agree with others that it ends way to abruptly. I was watching the page count closely and thinking that it can not possibly be finished in the 20 pages I had left. I was right. It did not conclude in any way. It should have ended with (to be continued). It seems that this book was all about set-up. That is the reason I gave it only 4 stars. I like to have some kind of resolution in each book I read. The characters are well developed and I love seeing the old favorites. It kept me reading and wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like all of Lynn Kurland's books Dreamspinner is fun and imaginative and impossible to put down. My only criticism is this - I read it in a couple of days and then have to wait a while for the next book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this author, her books are extremely readable andvery entertaining. Only sorry to have to wait for another year to read the next one in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed it just like the rest of the books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have waited anxiously for the book...as It continues off on the other nine kingdom series and the other characters in those books.  Lynn Kurland is one of my most favorite authors...and I liked this book and the story line. EXCEPT it left a HUGE cliffhanger. It seemed like it just ended abruptly...I literally started looking to see if i was missing numerous chapters. More effort should have been made to take the story line further to a more logical conclusion for the book. So, I'll be buying the next one--and hope it comes out sooner than a year from now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book really let me down, plus now i have to wait till the next book to see what happen to them. i just drug by, but i was still interesting.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too much like the other nine kindoms, of course story line doesnt finish have to wait for next book.