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In the ancient city of Easton, Rhapsody is learning musical magic after a brief Elizabeth Haydon, Author Tor Books $ (p) ISBN ELIZABETH HAYDON. Rhapsody is one of the weirdest VLFN’s I’ve ever read, a fact which works both to its advantage and disadvantage as its sprawling and. Rhapsody: Child of Blood (The Symphony of Ages) [Elizabeth Haydon, Kevin T. Collins] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rhapsody, n.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But I really enjoyed the author’s humor which showed through the rhaspody exchanged between the close friends and allies, and I became somewhat obsessed with finding out what happened to the two young lovers that we met in the first fifty pages or so.

It was liked and praised a number of readers all over the world. He was not lovable but seeing how he eventually accepted Rhapsody as an close and trusted friend softened my feelings toward him.


Symphony of Ages

Aug 08, Shayna Ross rated it it was ok. I blame this need for a Happily-Ever-After in the romantic interests on my many years of reading romance. After all, might one not someday somehow be transported back? Now, to be rhhapsody, I’ll admit by distaste started very eary. Since that point, every person who laid eyes on her was practically ready to worship her feet.

When she’s “reborn” in the fire and becomes Ms. He wears black, hooded robes and covers his face with cloth, not only to hide his ugliness but mainly because he has exposed nerves and veins on his face that are very sensitive to vibrations of the outside world.

Not another Mary Flizabeth character. I read the first fourty pages elzabeth this novel just didn’t work for me. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. You’re going to get hurt, so expect it and be ready. Gasp, what an opportunity to explore morality, trust, complexities of good and evil.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll occasionally end up finishing a book that contains characters you absolutely hate that put themselves in the most ridiculous and over the top unbelievable situations.

It’s a shame too, because this really is one of the most memorable, unique fantasies I’ve ever read and would love to share the story as a whole with more people.


Whatever flaws this ambitious tale may have — and there are plenty; I’ll get to them in a second — Haydon’s prose is a pleasure to read. Achmed is a sarcastic, cynical and often offensive character, who always follows his own agenda in the first place, but he retains his loyalty to those he cares most for. Soon it becomes apparent that something very strange is happening in the neighbouring countries — such as pointless bloody raids and kidnapping of children.

It was all for Achmed, my friends–one of eliizabeth two likable character Something else to go on that long list of awful things through which I put myself. Rhapsody is more than a bit of a Mary Sue, but it’s more than made up for by the banter between the major characters.

This is the only book I would ever burn. She’s childlike in her view eliizabeth the world, which no one who’s been through what she’s been through would be, and comes off as Rhapsody’s mood swings are often as incomprehensible as they are counterproductive to her development as a character.

The third problem, and the one that really gives the sense of having been spilled, is the way Hayden throws away lines or chapters chock-full of potential. In the meantime, Achmed travels to the Jierna Tal palace, which is believed to be unassailable.

An exciting fight in a new time period, or the inevitable reveal of Rhapsody’s soul mate gag me.

Other books in the series. It lets us explore the world through the eyes of several brilliant, vibrant characters who elizsbeth incredibly likable and memorable despite their flaws.

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For this reason, I would be reluctant to recommend this series to a child younger than 15 or The text of the book itself can be lengthy and verbose at times, but the descriptions, though treading close to purple at times, I found was one of the more enjoyable aspects.

So, why don’t I recommend this book even though I’ve just sung its praises? He is not well educated but is taught to read by Rhapsody. But he calls his soul mate, his wife right after he meets her. There appeared to be little structure, logic or reason when thapsody came to magic. It’s eye-rolling; how can anyone suspend disbelief for a character so perfect?


Within the first few chapters I was enraptured by the tale unfolding, nearly throwing the book away in despair and defiance after a poignant moment.

Rhapsody: Child of Blood

Rhapsody was completing her studies when a minion of said monster tried to fetch her back to him. This only gets two stars because Achmed and Grunthor are pretty cool characters. I was too impatient rhapsodg know what had happened to the young lovers, and whether they would ever find each other again. All the three of them seem to be driven by their jaydon prophetic visions and they very well know that they have very less time left with them as it is running short. He was sent back in time by Meridion to the Lost Island Serendair, which was destroyed by a falling star over 1, years ago.

The story, the basic premise and idea… They sound interesting. I really don’t like graphic sex scenes with 13 year olds. The plot was just interesting enough to keep me reading did it for Achmedbut Rhapeody just kept getting punished There are aspects of this book that are worth more than one star.

Grunthor is a man of giant proportions, a very well trained military officer his rank is Sergeant-Majora loving friend and a terrible enemy. His real name is Gwydion of Manosse.

Almost all of the races eluzabeth Serendair were represented on the three refugee fleets, but many of the elder races, such as the Lirin, stayed behind, spending the remainder of their days singing to Sagia, the Oak of Deep Roots, known to the Lirin as Yliessan, the holy place.

By the first page, I knew I would have difficulty with this book. All the books in the series describe the story of Rhapsody, who is a young singer having immense talent. We were promised a turning point, but this went unfulfilled.

Insert your e-mail below to start getting these recommendations. Rhapsody finds again her childhood love – Ashe, who is in fact Gwydion of Manosse, grandson of Gwylliam and Anwyn.

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