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Mistress of the Pearl

by Eric Van Lustbader

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Series: The Pearl Saga (Book 3)

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kind of left me hanging - especially after wading through the three books - there are a lot of unanswered questions ( )
  koalamom | Jan 18, 2016 |
PEARL SAGA
  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
I am not sure why I even bothered to read this series. Mr. Lustbader is so caught up in his fame he says he can't be bothered with a fourth book.
For what it was worth the third book in The Pearl series was a interesting read though I would not recommend all three books in a row, it tends to get tedious. Picking up where the second book left off we join our heroes still downtrodden but not lacking hope. With the deamons locked back up the group faces yet another set of evil who seek the knowledge of the dead city Za Hara-at . ( )
1 vote gimble | Apr 26, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0812572351, Mass Market Paperback)

Kundala is Miina's world, created by that Goddess with the help of the dragons. But Miina is missing, and her people have been enslaved by the alien V'ornn. Now a savior has come, the Dar Sala-at, a messiah promised by prophecy yet unlike anyone's expectations: within the body of a beautiful young woman is the mind and spirit of a unique Kundalan female who is joined in mystical partnership with the mind and spirit of Annon Ashera, a V'ornn male, the last survivor of a noble family. Together the two adolescents have matured and merged into a new joint identity. Now their common destiny, and Kundala's, is in their own hands.

In Lustbader's richly imagined saga The Pearl, magic and science clash on an epic scale. As in the Midkemia novels of Raymond Feist, the juxtaposition shows that neither is inherently good or evil. It is the people using magic or science who give them meaning, and Lustbader has created people you will never forget:

Riane, the Dar-Sala-at; Eleana, the woman she loves twice over; Kurgan, the V'ornn usurper who raped Eleana and sired her child; Marethyn Stogggul, Kurgan's defiant sister, an artist who joins the Kundalan resistance; Marethyn's lover, chief trader Sornnn SaTrryn, who secretly helps the resistance as well; and the fabulous Krystren, the Sarakkon woman from the mysterious southern continent, who comes north on a secret mission and will change the lives of everyone she meets. All the while, the evil Sauromicians threaten the world as they seek to use banestones to bind a dragon.

With each new volume, The Pearl has bloomed and ramified like a gorgeous flowering vine. The Mistress of the Pearl is the best yet, and those who have read the previous books will find new sources of excitement and enlightenment, but this is also a great place to begin catching up with the series, as the Pearl shines ever brighter.


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"Kundala is Miina's world, created by that Goddess with the help of the dragons. But Miina is missing, and her people have been enslaved by the alien V'ornn. Now a savior has come, the Dar Sala-at, a messiah promised by prophecy but unlike anyone's expectations. Within the body of a beautiful young woman is the mind and spirit of a unique Kundalan female who is joined in mystical partnership with the mind and spirit of Annon Ashera, a V'ornn male, the last survivor of a noble family. Together the two adolescents have matured and merged into a new joint identity. And now their common destiny, and Kundala's, rests in their own hands.". "In Eric Van Lustbader's saga of The Pearl, magic and science clash. The juxtaposition of these two opposing forces demonstrates that neither is inevitably more powerful than the other, and neither is inherently good or evil. It is the people who use them that give magic and science their meaning, and Lustbader has created people you will never forget: Riane, the Dar Sala-at; Eleana, the woman she loves twice over; Kurgan, the V'ornn usurper who raped Eleana and sired her child; Marethyn Stogegul, Kurgan's defiant sister; an artist who joins the Kundalan resistance; her lover, chief trader Sornnn SaTrryn, who secretly helps the resistance as well; and the fabulous Krystren, the Sarakkon woman from the mysterious southern continent, who comes north on a secret mission and will change the lives of everyone she meets."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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