Healers and Warriors: (Volume 3 of The Order of the Twelve Tribes)

Healers and Warriors: (Volume 3 of The Order of the Twelve Tribes)


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ISBN-13: 9781538082126
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 06/07/2018
Series: The Order of the Twelve Tribes , #3
Pages: 174
Sales rank: 1,219,569
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Daley Downing is a stay at home parent to special needs children and a loving but neurotic cat. She spends her days blogging and trying to write than she did in the previous 24 hours. She loves fantasy fiction, dance, music, and hopes pixies are living somewhere in her backyard.

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Healers and Warriors 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 8 days ago
I have many mixed feelings about this volume! First of all, I missed the whimsical little notes about artifacts and random history that broke up the other two books. The first half of this book was wonderful and the twists and reveals were a LONG time coming so the first half of the book may have been my favorite section of any book in this series. I was somehow less excited about the second half. There were a lot of decisions being made that didn't seem necessary and were actually hurtful to other people and this made me a bit frustrated. I think in general the family aspect that I have loved in the other books was much more lacking. This is understandable as this book is primarily about Avery and Madison, but I still would have liked to see more of that wholesome family response to events that we get in earlier books. I also felt like there was a lot more jumping between settings within chapters and there were a couple main points which were really confusing to me. Though a small part of the book, the villain was very interesting and evil and the events at the end of the book sure set up an interesting scenario for everyone. DG was definitely an interesting addition to the mythos of the book, but I can't believe that absolutely nothing was explained about her! Overall, I enjoyed it, but maybe not quite as much as the first two.
Polly_D More than 1 year ago
I found Ms. Downing’s book (Healers & Warriors, volume 3 of The Order of the Twelve Tribes) a bit slow at first, but it quickly became a “page-turner.” I enjoy her style immensely and find the creativity and imagination that she shows to be fresh and totally different from anything I have read before. The concentration on an autistic character in this volume presents a sub-plot that is both enlightening and thought-provoking….I commend her for this contribution to the story and am looking forward to seeing how the character develops. Volume 4 of this delightful series can’t come soon enough!
KyleRobertShultz More than 1 year ago
The Order of the Twelve Tribes series continues to subvert expectations, raise the stakes, and deliver impressive character development in its third installment. With books that avoid predictability as skillfully as Healers and Warriors, it’s always difficult to dive deep into what makes them great without divulging spoilers…but I’ll do my best. Book 3 focuses heavily on two of my favorite characters, Madison and Avery–both of whom, by the way, are perfect examples of how autistic characters should be written. Their autism is a natural part of their characterization. It doesn’t give them deus-ex-machina superpowers, but it also isn’t sidelined or treated in a stereotypical manner. It’s not quite accurate to say that Madison and Avery are the “main characters,” however. I’d say that Madison’s arc, and Avery’s participation in said storyline, are the most central to the plot, but the rest of Downing’s stellar cast gets plenty of “screen time” as well. The arcs established for them in previous books are built upon in believable ways. We also find out more about the captivating mythology of the Twelve Tribes universe, and we get to know some intriguing side characters better. The best part of the book, however, is how Downing handles certain developments in Madison’s arc that have been foreshadowed ever since Book 1. From the beginning of this series, I’ve talked about how it swerves away from the tiresome tropes that YA authors can’t seem to stop themselves from leaning on. Healers and Warriors continues this tradition with Madison. Her interactions with her family in the aftermath of a major plot twist early in the book are refreshing, relatable, and best of all, not whiny or annoying. The story’s finale is both heartbreaking and beautiful, tying into the series’ over-arching themes of love and family. Let’s face it–Book Threes go wrong all the time in YA series; usually because they’re treated as the grand finale where everything has to be wrapped up in a startling yet satisfying manner. Downing wisely has chosen not to limit this series to a trilogy, giving herself the room to properly develop the characters and the world. The Order of the Twelve Tribes is one of the only YA series of truly consistent quality that I know of in today’s market. It gets better with each new release. I can’t wait to see what Daley Downing has in store for us next.