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Days of Air and Darkness By Katharine Kerr Days of Air and Darkness Acclaimed author of the dazzling cycle of fantasy novels set in Deverry and the Westlands Katharine Kerr continues her epic saga of humanity as a shift of power on the astral plane brings change to t

  • Title: Days of Air and Darkness
  • Author: Katharine Kerr
  • ISBN: 9780553572629
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Days of Air and Darkness By Katharine Kerr Acclaimed author of the dazzling cycle of fantasy novels set in Deverry and the Westlands, Katharine Kerr continues her epic saga of humanity as a shift of power on the astral plane brings change to the world of menThe city of Cengarn is under siege Armies both astral and physical are massing for and against the goddess Alshandra, who seeks to prevent the birth of oneAcclaimed author of the dazzling cycle of fantasy novels set in Deverry and the Westlands, Katharine Kerr continues her epic saga of humanity as a shift of power on the astral plane brings change to the world of menThe city of Cengarn is under siege Armies both astral and physical are massing for and against the goddess Alshandra, who seeks to prevent the birth of one fate bound child It falls to the dweomermaster Jill and her allies to protect the child s human mother, Princess Carra and Deverry s already foretold future by magic and by might But as the warrior Rhodry wings toward the battle on dragonback, he cannot know that soon he will face his ancient enemy, Alshandra s high priestess Raena, who will use any means to destroy him Their confrontation could turn the tide of the siege and change the fate of Deverry forever.
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    1. Benjamin Thomas on said:

      This is the 8th book of the 15 book Deverry series But since the series is sub divided into 3 smaller series, it can also be said that this is the 4th and final novel in the middle Westlands series.The novel is aptly named as it is really divided into two main sections, the first in a much lighter airy vein and the longer second part that deals with large scale battles and dark doings The unique aspect of the entire Deverry series is, of course, the reincarnation plots such that characters in so [...]

    2. Kerry on said:

      I got seriously into rereading rereading these a couple of years ago and then stopped for some reason I don t remember I probably just got distracted.The Beyond Reality group here on Facebook has been working their way through a series read of all the Deverry books, so I promised myself I d pick up this books when they got to it and keep reading with them.I m only a few pages in and so far I m a little hazy on what has gone before, but came back to me as I read the prologue, so hopefully that w [...]

    3. Amanda on said:

      With this book Katharine Kerr wraps up the Westlands cycle It is a fairly decent final book, bringing a number of ongoing stories together and finishing things decently With that said, it felt a little soulless to me with her first four books, Kerr made the characters come alive and I had a lot of interest in their doings Gradually I am losing interest in Rhodry and co.In this novel we head back in time for a time, and that section was by far the most gripping We meet a previous incarnation of R [...]

    4. Kathi on said:

      9 10While many loose threads are tied up by the end of this book, which also concludes the Westlands arc of Kerr s Deverry Cycle, there are than enough to lead the read into the next arc Perhaps because I read this book in chunks, it seemed to lack some of the continuity that the other books had Still, the characters were diverse and nuanced and the relationships were often complex And my new favorite character is Arzosah

    5. Megan on said:

      Another mostly linear story line, with one past regression but not quite a past lives thing, although I guess you could call it that I enjoyed the past story because it was sort of like a mystery detective chase injected into high fantasy.I had forgotten, though, how this one ended And it was definitely a heart wrencher.

    6. Kes on said:

      Satisfying conclusion to this arc of the series.We see view spoiler Jill pass on in a sense, the end of Rhodry s old life I liked that the dragon was set free at the end it s a very heroic thing to do and the way Rhodry had been speaking to her seemed to be rude to me Yraen passing on was also the end of another link to Rhodry s current life as a silver dagger in a sense, he s free to move on and part of the elves or as something else.I also liked the revelation of Yraen s true name Maryn it s a [...]

    7. Derek Vice on said:

      If you are this far into the series you are obviously a Kerr fan So here are some things I enjoyed about this book and the series The plot developed well In the middle of this series it seemed slow and directionless but it all pulls together for a good climax There are some good surprises and some unexpected developments.The characters are good and complex and show some development Their conflicts are real Kerr s humanity also shows through in her ability to give the protagonists flaws and the n [...]

    8. Maureen on said:

      I ve always loved this entry in the Deverry Saga My favourite shameless escapism story line was always Rhodry Jill Somehow Jill never was the same character when she returned from dweomer study, so it was great to have a past life segment which featured Rhodry and Jill at their silver daggered best I also liked the outcome of Yraen s story in the present life, as well as the way Jill and co defeat Alshandra.

    9. QueenTut72 on said:

      Another great read This book was a bit like the early books in the series with a little going on and not so much of what seems, to me, to be overly descriptive filler.

    10. Jumps on said:

      I am too caught up in the world of centuries to stop, but I do not love this second series like I enjoyed the first, and if I never hear about berzerkers again, I will be happy.

    11. Nick Reys on said:

      Previously, I ve compared Katharine Kerr s Deverry series to a rollercoaster ride, with highs and lows Continuing that analogy, I d have to say that we ve been on a rise in recent books and Days Of Air And Darkness has no intention of bringing us to an early fall.This is the eight overall and final novel in the Westlands cycle With the city of Cergarn under a siege and Princess Carra locked up inside its walls, the tension is rising on all fronts The mad goddess Alshandra is playing her last car [...]

    12. Kenny on said:

      This was an excellent book quite sad and moving, but a fitting end to the Westlands cycle.Finally we re getting back to the wonderful Deverry cultural intrigue that drew me to the series as a whole The first main part of the book is another of the flashbacks periods that Ms Kerr writes so well We go back to Rhodry and Jill while they are walking the road as Silver Daggers Here we get involved in dark dealings of revenge and murder, with a bit of added dweomer for spice This was my favorite part [...]

    13. Mark on said:

      It has been 16 years since I first picked up the first Deverry novel, DaggerSpell, and here in am, 16 years later, about to finish the fifteenth and final one.Has the journey been worth it Yes Was the wait too long Yes.I would not recommend anyone starts reading the Deverry cycle unless they intend to read them all, as the macroscopic story is at least as important as the microscopic ones, and as such I am reviewing the books as a set.I almost give them 4 stars excellent but in the end I am not [...]

    14. Dark-Draco on said:

      This is the first book by this author that I have read and I really enjoyed it It was typical fantasy fair, with epic battles, good v evil, magic and dragonsjust what I like It lost marks for a couple of things hence a 4 instead of a 5 one, I think the author had forgotton the cardinal rule of writing a series Someone reading a book from the middle shouldn t have to read the rest unfortunately, I felt a bit lost for the first few chapters, having to sort out characters and situations that weren [...]

    15. Fantasy Literature on said:

      With Days of Air and Darkness A Time of Justice, Katharine Kerr wraps up THE WESTLANDS CYCLE It is a fairly decent final book, bringing a number of ongoing stories together and finishing things decently With that said, it felt a little soulless to me with her first four books, Kerr made the characters come alive and I had a lot of interest in their doings Gradually I am losing interest in Rhodry and co.In this novel we head back in time for a while, and that section was by far the most gripping [...]

    16. Ellise on said:

      As books 4 of the Westlands Series this book was as amazing as any last book of a series can be it had everything you can ask for in a closure book and the perfect balance of good bad events to finish it off that it was absolutely 100% perfect But as book 8 of the Deverry series and for someone who wants to keep going hopefully everyone who reads up to book 8 is willing to go all the way this book is also such as great teaser for what is to come Kerr really knows how to write, and no not every a [...]

    17. Milliebot on said:

      Still trekking along through this series My problem is that it s so massive and I leave too much time in between books to remember the details It s harder now to remember which characters have interacted with each other in past lives, despite my handy reincarnation chart that I highly recommend anyone wanting to read this whole series use Despite the gaps in my memory, this was another solid book in the series and the action picked up with a big battle I am sick of Rhodry however he s a spoiled, [...]

    18. Tatiana on said:

      8th book in the series and last book of the Westlands Cycle, Days of Air and Darkness closes kind of the chapter of the Horsekin war developped in the previous novel in apotheosis with a big part of the story being centered on Arzosah the mighty dragoness and Rhodry s relation with her Be prepared for some delightful scenes and dialogues Arzosah will make you LOVE dragons if that s not the case already This book is at the same time very satisfying and it leaves you wanting A great read

    19. Broodingferret on said:

      This was a decent conclusion to scene 2 it kept up the right amount of tension and wrapped up this segment s main points while still framing the story for its continuation in the next trilogy of books There were a few points of poor continuity, and while the hiccoughs involve fairly minor details, it s attention to small details that makes for a smooth and believable story, so I was a little irked from time to time Not irked enough, however, to have my enjoyment seriously diminished, so it s all [...]

    20. Johan on said:

      I can t believe I had forgotten to add these books to my read list on I really enjoyed the first 2 chapters 8 books of this looong series The unique tapestry of souls reborn and indebted to one another is quite unlike any other fantasy I have read, there are also many beautiful stories within the larger main one.I never started on the third chapter because I found the premise a connection to our world not to my liking Also, the lateness in the publication made me forget about it and move on to o [...]

    21. Twentwor on said:

      Not quite as enjoyable as the last and this series was definitely not quite as gripping as the previous Daggerspell The Dragon Revenant But I still love Katherine Kerr s writing I enjoy her take on the dwarves especially often a sore point for me in fantasy books , and I love the sudden appearance of the gay adjacent pairing that develops here, reinterpreting one of the suggestive relationships in the previous books Still a good book, and I look forward to reading the rest of them.

    22. Rachael on said:

      Well it was good But damn it she left it open for her next series Now I have to go read that as well Such is life it s actually a good thing But Jill, as my poor Jill I knew it was coming but still, it made me sad Thought I thought her reuniting with her one true was adorable and well thought out Except Jill didn t leave behind an apprentice, that worries me I guess it s on to the next series then and off to the library for me.

    23. Loomy Mišurda on said:

      it was really good, the dragon that Rhodry tamed enslaved was very interesting character.Evandar becoming human while Alshandra becoming inhuman and mad.Too bad that Yraen and Jill died, they were good characters too.Overall I enjoyed this book, very nicely written and the story narrated.

    24. Macha on said:

      3 1 2 stars this one was really well organized, and a lot of stuff happened, including some big character deaths and a lot of plot wrapup and the reader gets to know some of the enigmatic characters a whole lot better, and see of the Grand Design but i dunno, seemed a bit going thru the motions to me not sure if it was writer or reader fatigue that was at fault, just saying.

    25. Khronus on said:

      Following closely after the events that unfolded in the Deverry Series, The westlands cycle continues the story and conflicts but adds new twists as we learn of new and old enemies, and the fate of Rhodry as he draws ever closer to his wyrd Another master piece of fantasy writing and again one that I was unable to put down until finished.

    26. Angela on said:

      The big war is fought and concluded Dwarves, elves, men and a dragon against a guardian and horsemen Lots and lots of action scenes, it feels like all the other books have been leading up to this Yes, there are still character moments, and I really liked the way the dragon developed But be warned have hankies at the ready A good read.

    27. Penelope Green on said:

      An entire book following Rhodry but it somehow fell flat a bit too much exploring the tropes of fantasy Dwarves and Dragons to go with the Elves she s previously developed very well but still decent.

    28. Liufen Monreal on said:

      Oklart datum L ste den i h gstadiet Slutade l sa denna serie efter att ha l st den h r boken Tycker att den h r boken slutar kast.

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