The Rebel Prince (Moorehawke Trilogy Series #3)

The Rebel Prince (Moorehawke Trilogy Series #3)

by Celine Kiernan
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The Rebel Prince (Moorehawke Trilogy Series #3) by Celine Kiernan

Wynter Moorehawke has braved bandits and Loup-Garous to find her way to Alberon-the exiled, rebel prince. But now that she's there, she will learn firsthand that politics is a deadly mistress. With the king and his heir on the edge of war and alliances made with deadly enemies, the Kingdom is torn not just by civil war - but strife between the various factions as well. Wynter knows that no one has the answer to the problems that plague the Kingdom - and she knows that their differences will not just tear apart her friends - but the Kingdom as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316123389
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 10/18/2010
Series: Moorehawke Trilogy Series , #3
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 989,525
File size: 791 KB

About the Author

Born and raised in Dublin, Celine Kiernan trained at the Sullivan Bluth Studios as a classical feature character animator and has spent the majority of her working life in the film business. She is also a freelance illustrator. THE POISON THRONE is her first novel; she is currently completing The Moorehawke Trilogy. She lives in Virginia, County Cavan, Ireland. Her website can be found at www.celinekiernan.com

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The Rebel Prince (Moorehawke Trilogy Series #3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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Read the complete Moorehawke Trilogy. Enjoyed reading one book a day.
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Melhay More than 1 year ago
This is the third and final book of the trilogy, some spoilers for the previous books could be present. Wynter, Razi, and Christopher are traveling with the Merron warriors, who are on their diplomatic mission to find the Rebel prince. They have all started to come to terms with the happenings of The Crowded Shadows. In trying to find the Rebel Prince they try different rendezvous points with no avail. Finally, they come across Alberon's military men and make it to camp. After some quick work with words Razi and Wynter make it to see Alberon. What they learn of his plans surprise and astound them. Could they work? Would they even want them to work? With everything that has happened between Prince Alberon and his father King Jonathan, could they repair the damage done to the kingdom? Razi and Wynter have the fate of the kingdom laying in their hands. This was a wonderful read for me. One I barreled quickly through, not wanting to put the book down. I have enjoyed these characters and the world here since the first book. This was a wonderful end to an amazing trilogy. I'm still a little sad to see it end, but in this book all the remaining questions are answered and wraps up gracefully. And yes, we learn about the Bloody Machine talked about in the first book. We also get to see more of the Merron ways, which I grew to love in The Crowded Shadows. The characters have grown in strength through these books. Especially Wynter. Wynter has grown into a wise and brave young woman. Not that she wasn't brave in the beginning, but she has learned much on her path and accepted a lot. She has found love and hate in these woods and how to express both. We get to meet one of Wyn's old friends here, one of the talking cats she had taken care of when at the castle before her and her father went North. And we learn more of Christopher and his hidden secret, and how Wyn deals with it. Razi is the constant rock and voice of reason, as always, but there is something that will shake his world as well. Then, we finally get to meet the Rebel Prince Alberon. Hmmm, yes. Alberon. I have to say when we first meet Alberon I had wondered of his state of mind. He seemed as he could be a little off from all the war and bloodshed he has seen at such a young age. But as the book went on I learned of why the Prince is the way he is and that he is aware of it. But, he has to be strong and almost cold as he is the heir to the throne... or so he believes. The story starts right in the thick of the woods with trouble all around. We get the feel of the danger in the woods still. Even when in the camp there is always danger lurking around. And even the different agents from different kingdoms and areas of this world there is friction between them. I also enjoyed the different degrees and angles in which we see danger coming at the main characters. All the characters are tested to their limits. We even get to see at the end, the characters that survive, a close future to see what has come of them. Lovely ending to a wonderful trilogy. I'm proud to say this is one that will stay on the shelves for years to come and I will revisit again and again. I will be keeping my eye out for any future work by Celine Kiernan.
AdamBourke More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this final entry in the Moorehawke trilogy much more than I did the first two. The pace was a lot faster, the objectives of the characters more clear, and we finally get to find out a lot of the answers that the first two books made us ask. However there are a couple of things I didn't really like. For example there are a considerable amount of storylines that are concluded "Off-Page". They results of these storylines are all pretty much mentioned in the epilogue, but not with the prominence that they needed concluding. One of them was quite major to this book, and the other is one that has been increasingly important throughout the trilogy, until in this book it becomes Christopher's Only real story. ----SPOILER ALERT--- That is, of course, his relationship with the Loup-Garous. I think I spelt that right. In the previous books it was interesting, but in this one it becoems overwhelming. It's almost all that drives him, and it's almost a cmplete change of character. Which I found quite sad, as I liked Christopher in the previous books. While we're under the spoiler alert, and this is a fairly big one, I though that Razi's amnesia was a cliché idea, and to be frank - pointless. For me, it only subtracted from the story and I really don't see what it was for. ---END OF SPOILER --- What I DID like is the Merron. I always like the Merron. and although they don't feature as strongly in this book, I enjoyed those scenes where they did. Unfortunately I felt that their story could have used a little more tying up. Which is really the main issue with this book. It has too many loose ends, and the epilogue is a bit too complicated to be a nice ending. You have to try and think. The Ending of the final chapter would have been really good for the first or second in a trilogy, but I didn't like it for the last. There are good points to the book - A Character named Mary and Alberon's Cat. Particularly the cat actually, I love the way cats are portrayed in this series. it's quite Novel. I was hoping it would be more important to the trilogy, as it was introduced early on, but it's a nice touch. And the writing style and flow in this novel is particularly good. I never really found myself rereading anything to make sure I'd got it right, or because it didn't make sense. It just worked. If this was the first in the Trilogy, then I would recommend it whole-heartedly. But it isn't. I did really enjoyed this book, and if you started the trilogy, then it gets better as you move along. But I don't think that I would recommend reading the trilogy as a whole. It's just not finished.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Though young in years, the trio matured rapidly from a harrowing experiences while on their quest (see The Crowded Shadows and The Poison Throne). Now the cat whisperer Wynter Moorehawke, the illegitimate Prince Razi Kingsson and the musician Christopher Garron feel the worst is over as they finally believe they have found the hidden camp of the rebellious Prince Alberon who welcomes his half-brother and his traveling companions. Wynter, Razi and Christopher try to persuade Alberon to make peace with his father for the good of the kingdom. Instead Alberon ignores the pleas of the teens as he has BHAG to ally with his country's enemies in order to build a military that will enable him to take the throne. Those with Alberon in his encampment are an eerie lot as they proclaim being his supporters while encouraging death and destruction to anyone not allied with them. The final tale in the Moorehawke Trilogy is fast-paced, loaded with action and blood, but clearly character driven. The three teens are stunned (as will be readers) as the Alberon they envisioned (over the first two books) is nothing like the real flesh as he has hardened his heart and turned rigid in regards to his enemies who are anyone not overtly friend. Although the ending seems rushed, fans of the saga will appreciate this terrific political military fantasy as the final tale like its predecessors is a wonderful entry to a strong series. Harriet Klausner