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Silver's Edge (Reader's Choice) (original 2004; edition 2005)

by Anne Kelleher

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Title:Silver's Edge (Reader's Choice)
Authors:Anne Kelleher
Info:Harlequin (2005), Mass Market Paperback, 544 pages
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Tags:TBR, Fantasy

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Silver's Edge by Anne Kelleher (2004)



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Hmm, pretty standard Celtic fantasy fare, really. Some interesting ideas here and there (e.g. the interdependence of the three lands), but neither plotting, nor world-building, nor characterisation ever really cohered into anything special. That said, it was easy to read, and I *do* want to know what happens next. ( )
  salimbol | Dec 4, 2011 |
Anne Kelleher's Silver's Edge is one of those fantasies where every sentence is twice as long as it should be because the author feels the need to explain absolutely everything. This settled down half way thought the book but she continued to use god-awful unnecessary detail. Including messing up the first person viewpoint by comparing the colour of blood in two different sections.

It does get more annoying. Yes it does. Kelleher uses archaic language selectively. If I ever see another 'twill' or 'twasn't' again… Nobody is going to be able to convince me that book had been proof read; character's names were spelt in two different ways in the same sentence. No exaggeration.

The overall story wasn't bad but as I was getting towards the end of the 532 pages I started to realise that there was no way his book would tie everything up. Of course it doesn't. It doesn't tie anything up. Except for the fact that it is a part work, which isn't indicated on the cover. It is deliberately made confusing and the characters that were believed to be trustworthy in the beginning turned out not to be. Kelleher handled this awfully, as if she was aiming for some philosophical effect without worrying about the actual effect on the reader. ( )
1 vote Staramber | Aug 29, 2006 |
I just didn't get far enough into this one to get it completed. I have so many other books I want to read and I'm just not inspired to put in the work on it.

I really thought I would like this. The premise was good and my kind of 'thing'. But it was really slow going. Reading isn't as easy for me as it used to be and I now tend to work on the concept of an effort/reward ratio. If I have to put in too much effort for too little reward, I'm not always going to stick at it. I think that's what happened in this case. The characters were fine, the setting was fine, the plot had potential, but I just didn't feel I was getting enough back for the effort it was taking. The discovery that it was the first of two was also off-putting as that seemed to double the effort required without necessarily increasing the reward.

I've felt a lot of the Luna books have a lot of potential and good ideas, but after this one, I'm a little leery of buying them. They cost significantly more, and my budget is reduced these days. They're also not found in our library system. I think I'll wait for more reviews and comments on future releases before I take the risk on buying.
  rocalisa | Jul 26, 2006 |
I'd really need to read the next book in the series to judge exactly what I think about this one. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Nov 21, 2005 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0373811144, Mass Market Paperback)

THROUGH THE SHADOWLANDS: Where the touch of silver was Protection, Power and Peril...


There is more danger than usual in the Otherworld of the Sidhe and the mortal world of the Shadowlands. An unlikely group of conspirators--both mortal and Sidhe--plot to overthrow both thrones. They'd stolen the silver caul that protected the borders between the realms--and set into motion a perilous war....


Three women stand against the encroaching evil. All they have is a girl's love for her father, a lady's for her queen--and a queen's for her country. Nessa, Delphinea and Cecily are each driven by a personal destiny, yet share a fierce sense of love, justice and determination to protect what is theirs. Will the spirit and strength of these women be enough to turn back the tide of the goblin hordes waiting to overrun the kingdoms?

Perhaps. But the battle must still be fought....

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There is more danger than usual in the Otherworld of the Sidhe and the mortal world of the Shadowlands. An unlikely group of conspirators - both mortal and Sidhe - plot to overthrow both thrones. They'd stolen the silver caul that protected the borders between the realms - and set into motion a most perilous war...… (more)

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