Skirmish (House War Series #4)

Skirmish (House War Series #4)

by Michelle West

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ISBN-13: 9780756407773
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 12/31/2012
Series: House War Series , #4
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 510,862
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Michelle West is the author of three interconnected series: The Sacred Hunt duology, the six-volume Sun Sword series, and The House War novels. She has published numerous short stories and fantasy novels under her maiden name, Michelle Sagara. She was a two-time nominee for the Campbell Award. She works part-time at BAKKA Books, one of Toronto's larger bookstores, and writes a column for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. She can be contacted via her website,

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Skirmish 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
ElizabethT More than 1 year ago
First you need to know if you are interested in this series or this book that Jewel the main character is featured in another series called The Sun Sword series in between books 3 and 4. The experiences are not necessary to read for you to continue the series but it does make it easier to understand where all the new characters come from and some of her memories that she recalls. I highly recommend this series and this author. I love her writing style and I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Michelle West is the kind of writer that every time you read one of her books you will understand a little more of the rich tapestry of her world with all of it's complicated layers and subtle nuances. It is not a stand alone book, you have to at least return to the beginning of the story arc, but you will miss those nuances if you don't go the beginning and the beginning is so very entertaining it is worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love these books. Love the story being told and the way West weaves so many characters and plots together. Can't wait for the next book, and the next series for that matter.
Gaviota More than 1 year ago
The whole series, like all others Michelle's books, is exceptional. I highly recommend the whole series. In Battle the characters we have come to love and expect so much of them, jump to the forefront. Much is known and discovered, Jewel knows she is moving to a newer stage of her life to achieve what is expected of her. Her band of friends, like her, achieve a higher level of maturity and responsibility. It's one of those books that you want to read and read, and never put down, But you finish it to anxiously wait for the next one. Be alert, once you finish it, you must read it again, and again.
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raylion More than 1 year ago
This si the continuation of the series and really the start of new content for Jewel and her den. Up to now it has been a more thorough biograpghy of the character, now we have new content, starting from Jewel's return from the Southern sands. This book finally delivers a mature Jewel. And her acceptance that she has power and growing into the role of being a power. If you like watching the creation of God-like characters this is it. The most enjoyable pieces of epic fantasy to me is reading on how God-like characters grow into their power. How a legend can be created. Of what events happened that lead to whispers down the halls of time that are legends a thousand years later. Jewel, will be remembered for some time and this is but the tip of her story. BTW: the cats are pretty cool.
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JWMB More than 1 year ago
I read everything I can get my hands on by this author. Detailed and cohesive story lines that just keep you glued to the pages. Too bad Barnes & Noble didn't think enough of it to actually stock it in the store.
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Lots of action and unexpected outcomes!