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The Battle of Evernight (2002)

by Cecilia Dart-Thornton

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Series: Bitterbynde (3)

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Loved it. But yes I struggled to accept the ending. But when I had thought about it for a while I realized that there really was no other way to end the story. Remember people: most traditional fairy tales are not happy endings. They are cautionary tales about dealing with the supernatural. Disney has written happy endings not in the original stories. Did I want a Disney ending? Absolutely! Did I enjoy the book anyway? Loved it!! ( )
  SashaM | Apr 20, 2016 |
I just could not get into this book – never really felt like picking it up. Although I really liked the first book of the trilogy, I felt like the characters in this book weren't even the same people – or anyone at all, really. There was a completely different ‘feel' to the writing – and the ‘poetry' just took over. If one is interested in reading over 600 pages of overly flowery and often redundant descriptive phrases, while lovely cardboard characters sigh and languish and wander around on quests that don't seem to go anywhere.... well, then please do check this book out.
I found it to be particularly disappointing, because I thought that the first book of the trilogy showed remarkable promise. However, as the story went on all the original and interesting aspects were gradually eliminated, and all the flaws multiplied and took over.
It's too bad – but I can't say I'll seek out any more of this author's books. ( )
  AltheaAnn | Feb 9, 2016 |
Continua la saga di Imrhien/Rohain/Taquil/Ashalind e nonostante si sia al terzo volume riesce a mantenere le aspettative dei precedenti libri. La storia non scade in banalità, non risulta appensantita rispetto ciò che l'ha preceduta. Continua ad appassionare, a far battere il cuore per un personaggio che non si può fare a meno di sentire vicino. ------------>-------------- Ma... Ma c'è un ma. La fine - se possiamo definirla così! - risulta decisamente troppo poco definita, nebulosa potremmo dire. La Dart-Thornton si è comportata bene fino alle ultime 25 pagine, descrivendo con minuzia di particolari, senza mai annoiare. Ma poi non si capisce bene perchè ha concluso le vicissitudini di Ashalind e Thorn in due righe appena abbozzate. Decisamente rimane un certo senso di delusione. Un senso di aspettativa tradito. ------------>-------------- Nonostante questo rimane una delle saghe che ho maggiormente amato fino ad ora. ( )
  AzureStrawberry | Feb 5, 2014 |
Nel romanzo finale della trilogia di Bytterbinde, Cecilia Dart-Thornton rivela in maniera piuttosto esplicita le sue fonti, che altri non è che il famosissimo Mabinogion. E' stato grazie alla storia dello scambio tra il re di Erith e il Re di Faerie che ho capito il gioco dell'autrice e infine l'essenza della trilogia della Dart-Thornton: una rievocazione della mitologia e del folklore britannici, abilmente trasposti in un mondo fittizio e fantastico, intessute in una meravigliosa trama di magia e amore o perchè no...di sword and sorcery!
Il finale non sembra lieto, ma ecco che nell'epilogo, ovviamente narrato sotto forma di leggenda, che la storia di Ashlind si compie.
Una delle più belle trilogie che abbia letto, nel complesso. Non mi sento di gridare al capolavoro solo perché il materiale trattato dall'autrice non è originale, ma apprezzo moltissimo lo sforzo di tramandare le leggende a nuove generazioni, anche sotto forma di narrativa fantasy. Decisamente un livello che gli autori italiani purtroppo non hanno ancora raggiunto. ( )
  Zeruhur | May 26, 2012 |
Nel romanzo finale della trilogia di Bytterbinde, Cecilia Dart-Thornton rivela in maniera piuttosto esplicita le sue fonti, che altri non è che il famosissimo Mabinogion. E' stato grazie alla storia dello scambio tra il re di Erith e il Re di Faerie che ho capito il gioco dell'autrice e infine l'essenza della trilogia della Dart-Thornton: una rievocazione della mitologia e del folklore britannici, abilmente trasposti in un mondo fittizio e fantastico, intessute in una meravigliosa trama di magia e amore o perchè no...di sword and sorcery!
Il finale non sembra lieto, ma ecco che nell'epilogo, ovviamente narrato sotto forma di leggenda, che la storia di Ashlind si compie.
Una delle più belle trilogie che abbia letto, nel complesso. Non mi sento di gridare al capolavoro solo perché il materiale trattato dall'autrice non è originale, ma apprezzo moltissimo lo sforzo di tramandare le leggende a nuove generazioni, anche sotto forma di narrativa fantasy. Decisamente un livello che gli autori italiani purtroppo non hanno ancora raggiunto. ( )
  Zeruhur | May 26, 2012 |
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Craig, DanCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Langeveld, KarinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Dit boek is opgedragen aan de olifant.

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Australian author Cecilia Dart-Thornton's American debut, The Ill-Made Mute, earned praise from fans, critics, and colleagues; the lyrical novel's admirers include no less an authority than the Grande Dame of Fantasy, Andre Norton. The sequel, The Lady of the Sorrows, garnered further acclaim. Now, Dart-Thornton concludes her high-fantasy trilogy, The Bitterbynde, with The Battle of Evernight.

Once a scarred and nameless mute, Tahquil has regained her voice, her looks, and some memory. But she and her companions, Viviana and Caitri, are stranded far from the man she loves, and are being pursued by the tireless and dangerous Lord Morragan, Crown Prince of Faerie. Tahquil may not regain the rest of her memory in time to save her companions or herself. And even if she does, a shocking discovery may doom any possibility of love.

The Battle of Evernight is not for newcomers to Dart-Thornton's fantasy universe. Her trilogy has a complex plot and her world of Erith is developed with uncommon depth. Additionally, The Battle of Evernight has some structural problems. Too many of its early events don't really forward the plot. The climax occurs too far from the conclusion. And the ending's coy note may annoy fans as well as newcomers. Also, while not a structural flaw, the three main female characters are disappointingly passive, and seem to exist mostly to be acted upon by the males; for example, Tahquil observes the critical titular battle from a distance. If you're new to the Bitterbynde, start with The Ill-Made Mute. --Cynthia Ward

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Once upon a time the great Faeran high king became trapped in mortal Erith along with his twin brother - and nemesis - Morragan the Raven Prince, when the gate to the Faeran Realm was closed on them. Now many centuries later, the fugitive who calls herself Tahquil has at last discovered the truth.… (more)

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