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Old 17th March 2006, 11:31 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Re: The Crown Of Stars, Book 7

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Now I didn't say that, Nixie. I would just like to know what you think when you figure it out.

The book for me had some expected endings... and some unexpected. It's an interesting story, especially about Alain and Stronghand.
So without giving away spoilers you thought the final book was up to Kate's usual standards and a strong ending to the series overall??....

We get the book next month, so I look forward to reading it then....
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Old 18th March 2006, 01:31 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Re: The Crown Of Stars, Book 7

I should finish it this weekend. Woo.
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Old 18th March 2006, 04:26 AM   #33 (permalink)
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So without giving away spoilers you thought the final book was up to Kate's usual standards and a strong ending to the series overall??....
I'm thinking... Give me a day to stew things over and how I want to say them.
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Old 20th March 2006, 09:01 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Re: The Crown Of Stars, Book 7

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So without giving away spoilers you thought the final book was up to Kate's usual standards and a strong ending to the series overall??....
I thought it was a strong ending. Except for one character, who I thought would have more of a defined "end of story." I'm sure Alia knows who I'm referring to. As for the rest, there were things about it that I quite liked.
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Old 21st March 2006, 02:01 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I thought it was a strong ending. Except for one character, who I thought would have more of a defined "end of story." I'm sure Alia knows who I'm referring to. As for the rest, there were things about it that I quite liked.
I do know who you are referring to, Arya, which is why it makes it hard to write something up about it without giving anything away. I think I'll work on it tonight and see what I can do.
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Old 21st March 2006, 08:46 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Re: The Crown Of Stars, Book 7

I've got about 90 pages left to read and I'm delaying finishing, as I think I've worked out was going to happen but I'm terrified it won't and I shall be left in puddles of tears
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Old 21st March 2006, 09:41 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I've got about 90 pages left to read and I'm delaying finishing, as I think I've worked out was going to happen but I'm terrified it won't and I shall be left in puddles of tears
Keep reading Nixie.
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Old 22nd March 2006, 12:04 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Re: The Crown Of Stars, Book 7

I read on the sly but am also savouring the book. Afterall this is the last book... no more after this..
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Old 22nd March 2006, 02:54 AM   #39 (permalink)
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There is more after this... apparently Kate is writing a Y A (Wooo Hooo) story with this same world but 300 hundred years in the future with Lavastine alive. So no I don't think this is the end...
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Finished last night, The ending was good, still I'd have like a better end of story closure on a certain character
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Re: The Crown Of Stars, Book 7

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There is more after this... apparently Kate is writing a Y A (Wooo Hooo) story with this same world but 300 hundred years in the future with Lavastine alive. So no I don't think this is the end...
Alia, I'm not quite sure I follow... What does "Y A" mean, and how can Lavastine be alive three hundred years in the future?
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Re: The Crown Of Stars, Book 7

Young Adult Fantasy = YA. Lavastine in the future wooo!!
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Old 22nd March 2006, 07:17 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Re: The Crown Of Stars, Book 7

Sorry Arya... Lace has it right. Y A = Young Adult.

Here's my thoughts on The Crown Of Stars...


May be spoilers but I did try hard to leave out any clues and only touch on important subjects...














Kate Elliott's The Crown of Stars Series Book 7 The Crown of Stars
The concluding book of this intriquing series, book 7, The Crown of Stars brings together beloved and much hated characters to a final conclusion. Kate is a very sublte writer, clever in many ways and depending upon your perspective and how you want to interupt the information provided, all questions are answered. Each character who we have seen on this journey comes to a final point where we know of their future. While the future of many changes there are those whose lives that are left to the imagination, not so easily spelled out but I would think it would go against Kate's very style of writing to expose all .
Following the tradition of her other books, Kate concludes this story with one final battle with the Lady of Battles present with sword in hand. The true nature of many popular and not so popular characters are made in this book and many come to abrupt ends. Set in the medival times, she doesn't hold back from reality of war and the aftermath.
The politics for the crown of Varre and Wendar becomes an important key in this story, but it was also an important subject in the whole series too. Yet in the conclusion of this story comes an interesting twist, one might conclude as a happy ending for all parties involved.
The hertic religion came into play on many different levels but didn't seem to play a major role as it had done before in the books preceeding this one. The tone of the religion seem to be more in a determination to find the King of Wendar. I talk as if it were a person, even though it wasn't one person, rather a group of people, all those involved seem to move toward the last and final battle.
This book is a true extention of In The Ruins carrying on the story of all the main characters coming together to solve all the issues, great or small. Kate did a wonderful job concluding this story, in my opinion. I look forward to reading the young adult book that is suppose to be set 300 years in the future of this same world with Lavastine very much alive.

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Re: The Crown Of Stars, Book 7

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Finished last night, The ending was good, still I'd have like a better end of story closure on a certain character
Nixie- you, Alia, and I all seem to be in agreement regarding that character.


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Although, if there had been a very final ending for him, I think it all would have been wrapped up a trifle too neatly to really be "good writing," and may have ruined the mystery that surrounded him. I don't think he was meant to ever be completely understood.
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Old 22nd March 2006, 09:58 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Re: The Crown Of Stars, Book 7

No it was the only way.

Lavastine, if they manage to combat the posion that turned him to stone, his hound will recover too.Alain felt the count wasn't really dead ,looks like he called it right yet again
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