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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I appreciated the mythology. It’s like Rhapsody decided he was good and Tra-La! Was this really necessary to her character development and plot advancement? Characters – Achmed is a lovable dick-headed asshole the whole way. Llauron begins to suspect that Rhapsody is not of his time, but still teaches her much of the lore of this hayydon land. In fact that pretty much sums up the majority of this book. The way it’s described, it seems like a bloody storm is occurring inside his body particularly the nether regions if you know what I mean.

I can honestly say I hate this book.

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The fact that I’m doing a reread rhapeody all should say something about how much I liked this series, espeically considering how many unread ones I still have on my shelves I don’t usually pick up books I’ve already read more than once or ryapsody a year Achmed and Grunthor were elisabeth only reasons I didn’t use this book to start a bonfire.

At first she is skeptical, and dismisses it as just desire, but he convinces her that he truly does love her. The other person is Achmed, who is an assassin and also possesses some unearthly talents. My dislike is so powerful that when I The worst hunk of garbage I have ever had the displeasure of reading. The fact that she persisted in this misconception lent eliazbeth sense of false modesty which was really irritating.

Elizabeth Haydon Books In Order. The third book in this trilogy, and thus the eighth in the Symphony of Ages series, was published in June Otherwise, perhaps stick to the great fantasy novels that provide a more, shall we say immediate gratification. You couldn’t help but like him for saying no to Rhapsody so many times and for not killing herbut I don’t think the author understood him any better yaydon Rhapsody.


Next, I’ll describe Haydon’s dragons in a bit more detail, since they are so darned cool!

Achmed’s most important project is the restoration of an ancient machine called the Light Catcher, a device that could be very beneficial but also very dangerous. The writing alone wasn’t bad, nor was it any good. Here they float disjointedly with no real rhyme or reason for having been brought up at all. This is substantially because of Ashe, the part dragon Rhapsody loves.

Their descendants born already in the new lands are only extremely long-lived, though. It’s just an incredible light sci-fi series that fans of “Dark Matter” would also enjoy. View all 4 comments. He is introduced late in the first novel of the series, though readers will soon realize Ashe is not who he seems to be.

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Scenes of action, violence, and suspense are few and far between. Intent upon learning more about this strange woman’s abilities, and suspicious of her nature, he and Grunthor abduct Rhapsody and drag her along on elizabeeth journey. Since that point, every person who laid eyes on her was practically ready to worship her feet.

It needs to have characters that compel completion. Child of Earth Destiny: Mass Market Paperbackpages. There is the occasional awkward flub Haydon sometimes writes something like “Rhapsody rose to a stand” instead of simply “Rhapsody stood up” which ought to have been caught by her editor.

Symphony of Ages

However, unlike Bella who rbapsody the fact and gloated in it that she was finally drop-dead perfectly gorgeous, Rhapsody persisted in not understanding that the people’s reactions toward her had to do with her impossibly perfect beauty rather than some fearsome flaw. Book cover art by Luis Royo.

Elizabeth Haydon is among one of the popular writers of America, who loves to write her novels based on the fantasy genre. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I agree with the reviewer who said Rhapsody is “a romance novel heroine, thrown into a fantasy novel.


It was my own fault that I had to live through four aching volumes of this really gives a new meaning to Symphony of Ages –bloody haydom drivel and I should blame no one but me and stop being so bitter. Perhaps the best-developed of the lot is Grunthor, who speaks with a thick, somewhat cockney accent, and yet whom Haydon impressively resists the urge to use as cheap comedy relief.

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An herbalistharpistand madrigal singerElizabeth Haydon also enjoys anthropology and folklore. See all 3 questions about Rhapsody….

The Symphony of Ages series written by author Haydon is a bestselling fantasy series, which begins with the trilogy of the novels titled as Rhapsody, Prophecy, and Destiny respectively. Moreover, the original colonists, who sailed there with their king Gwylliam, crossed on their way from Serendair the meridian and thus became immortal no longer aging, but still able to be killed or die of illness.

Requiem for the Sun Elegy for a Lost Star Emily, fearing for Sam’s life, fled Merryfield to warn him, but lost the guards in the city of Easton. On the eve of her 14th birthday, she met a boy known as Sam. In sum – it’s a great plot, but if you have short patience with wordy authors, don’t like being irritated with characters, have an aversion to fake Welsh, or dislike the word “lore” oh, man, how I hate that word pass this one by. Then, she became really funny.

At the beginning of the story of this book, author Haydon has described that a fellowship of 3 people is formed for a particular purpose. The story is set in a world inhabited by numerous human and quasi-human races, in which magic finds its purest expression through music.