Series: The Moorehawke Trilogy

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The Rebel Prince by Celine Kiernan

The Rebel Prince by Celine Kiernan

April 16, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

I was looking forward to finally meeting Prince Alberon after reading about him in the previous two books. But when we meet him it is instantly clear that Alberon is no longer a boy, but rather a harsh and somewhat unhinged young man who is sure of his power as Crown Prince. To be honest, I was disappointed in Alberon's character: he had too many mood swings and generally made me uncomfortable.

The other characters are also changed in the book because of the re-introduction of courtly life. Razi's quiet strength is subdued because he is playing advisor to his...

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The Crowded Shadows by Celine Kiernan

The Crowded Shadows by Celine Kiernan

March 13, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Just like The Poison Throne, this book is heavily driven by its characters and their relationships. While the plot moves slowly and is punctuated with long discussions, readers are kept engaged by the interactions between characters. These discussions also provide insight into the politics and history of the world as…

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The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan

The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan

March 8, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

It’s the characters and their relationships that really make this book. Wynter’s relationship with Prince Razi, whom she calls ‘brother’, was especially sweet. I think they behaved very much like siblings. Her sudden and irrational jealousy of Christopher, Razi’s best friend, irritated me until I realised acts just like a…

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