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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For you see, Rhapsody is a Singer of the Lirin race, and one of the most powerful kinds of Singers at that: In fact that pretty much sums up the majority of this book. She left her family to chase a boy and ends up in the company of monster-men Achmed and Grunthor, and they embark on a grueling, duldrum, underground epic journey where her beauty levels up from 60 to god-mode.

Unexpectedly she bumps into an unlikely duo of travelers, the giant Grunthor and the ninja-esque assassin known only as Brother.

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I had three motivations behind the reread: It lets us explore the world through the eyes of several brilliant, vibrant characters who are incredibly likable and memorable despite their flaws. Gosh, how utterly romantic, and obviously the truest and most important love that has ever existed.

It’s a shame too, elizabsth this really is one of the most memorable, unique fantasies Rhhapsody ever read and would love to share the story as a whole with more people. Dec 19, Jeff rated it it was amazing. The end sequences of the book seem a bit rushed as if the writer was ready to get on with book two.

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Now, to be fair, I’ll admit by distaste started very eary. Also, this book rhapsdy up the girl’s character at the expense of all the other girls in the story.


There appeared to be little structure, logic or reason when it came to magic. Otherwise, it would be a one star book for the atrocity that is Rhapsody. Also, a new F’dor emerges. While some VLFN authors paint their prose every shade of purple under the sun in an overt attempt to force a sense of grandeur onto the proceedings, Haydon goes for clarity.

A wonderful beginning to a great trilogy. My very favorite part of the book is a beautiful metaphor of leaving doors open in a house, finally allowing Rhapsody to reach closure in her grieving. Because the first hundred pages excluding the prologue are among the most confusing and boring-assed of any that I’ve ever read. She travels to a new land across time and comes to know that her destiny was foretold in one of the prophecies.

Emily, fearing for Sam’s life, fled Merryfield to warn him, but lost the guards in the city of Easton. Aug 29, Kristy rated it did not like it. Both the fantasy series written by take place in the same universe. Child of Earth Destiny: Not even the time travel arc got to me, which is a big deal because I tend to like time travel elements when they’re done well and made sense. If you see one missing just send me an e-mail below.

Soon it becomes apparent that something very strange is happening in the neighbouring countries — such as pointless bloody raids and kidnapping of children. The other dragon, whom we not only meet but get rhappsody see the world with his eyes, is actually inside a character who has a human form. Symphony of Ages 9 books.

I did not have much of a problem with Jo although I kind of wondered what her place was in the story – or I did until I looked up the Wikipedia articles on this series. Well, this series was like that for me. Most importantly, however, is the fact that Haydon is hatdon writer who can actually write!


I appreciated the mythology. My dislike is so powerful that when I The worst hunk of garbage I have ever had the displeasure of reading. COB roxxx theres little to no letdown besides maybe the 20 pages of granny porn.

I liked Ashe but he didn’t stand out much, to be honest. I sort of got the picture of the world, but I was completely confused about how the Tree and Root thing worked, which is disappointing because it seemed like a significant part of the story and sounded really interesting.

Unless it is the movie Valmont where it is done in a really funny way. I curse the fact that I’m one of the sort of people that needs resolution, even if it means wading through three books of complete drivel.

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As the race of man began to prosper on the island as well, the star haydonn the bottom of the ocean became known as the Sleeping Child, and people believed that one day it would rise from the waves and take the rest of the Island with it. This article does not cite any sources.

He has bright copper hair and brilliant blue eyes with draconian slit-shaped pupils. 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. Elizabeth Haydon born is an American fantasy author. He is half Dhracian on his mother’s side and half Firbolg. The people from Serendair, called “Cymrians” by the natives, created a large, prosperous empire under the reign of King Gwylliam and his half-dragon wife, Anwyn, who held the titles of Lord and Lady Cymrian.