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The Salamander's Smile: Three Wells Series Book 2 Kindle Edition
An ancient god-king stirs in his stony tomb and whispers in the ear of the winter king, “None but ye can set me free.”
Six years have passed since the druid Lyleth resurrected her king and won back his throne. Now, his murderous nephew, Talan, is king of the Five Quarters. But Talan wants more than the throne, he wants immortality, and Lyleth’s six-year-old daughter can give it to him. For she is rumored to be the fabled “Child of Death” . . . and Lyleth will stop at nothing to get her daughter back.
Six years have passed since Hugh Cavendish journeyed to the Five Quarters and returned to our world, broken. With Aunt Merryn nearing death, he must uncover the location of the third well and find his way back to the Five Quarters if he is to save his daughter.
But the fate of both the living and the dead rest with the one who is both and neither. The Child of Death.
★★★★★ Beautifully written. Terry has once again made quite clear her love of language. I really enjoyed how carefully written this book is. It is completely possible to get immersed in the world she creates through her carefully crafted descriptions. - Ann Zerlaut
★★★★★ Fresh and Surprising Fantasy Series. I was anticipating the usual Druid or Fae novel and was pleasantly surprised by the series' turn. I've read fantasy for decades and the novel's linking of two worlds as it did was brilliant. I don't want to give any spoilers, but this is a well written mystery, love story, adventure and more! - Michalynn Farley
★★★★★ For fans of the dual worlds of Stephen R. Donaldson's The Land and Stephen King's The Talisman. Let's welcome Terry Madden's Five Quarters to the world just outside the one we live in. It has a spark of wonder, indeed. - Rusty Clark
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"Great characters and action! Truly impressive world building with a sense of historical authenticity." - John Harten, author of Island
"Unrelenting and gripping." - Bradley Darewood
"It reminds me of things I read in my childhood. It has that same magic about it." - Sylvia May
"I love it! Very strong creation of another world--realistic and full of life, mystery and threat." - Rikasworld
About the Author
Terry has worked in molecular biology and genetic research labs and currently teaches high school chemistry and astronomy. She enjoys sharing the night sky with young people and is as fascinated by ancient history and mythology as she is by terraforming and space exploration. A mash-up of these is a goal she has set for a future project.
If you enjoy gritty fantasy or metaphysical science fiction, check out her website at threewellsofthesea.com/ --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B08H2F91G1
- Publication date : August 30, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 2549 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 322 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B08GVCN41J
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #690,473 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In the Five Quarters, things that seemed relatively minor in Book 1 are now coming to fruition to be pretty darn significant in Book 2, and there were definitely a couple of moments that made me go "ohhhh" as I recalled the clues from Book 1. There may or may not be some emotionally brutal moments with favorite characters (so hard to write this without spoilers!), but hang in there because everyone's got a job to do and a role to play, and it'll all make sense in the end.
The worldbuilding keeps expanding in greater and more beautiful ways, and we get a pretty stellar build-up for book 3, which I definitely can't wait to read!
So, the main characters are all seven years older. Connor and Iris from the school in California, and Mr. Cavendish and his family in England. The characters, all, have faced challenges and coped with varying degrees of success. There are some interesting themes, such as the ‘circle of life’ in the Disney meaning, life paths interrupted, transformed, both physically and spiritually. Change is sometimes forced upon the characters, and sometimes chosen.
The story alternates between two worlds, like the first book, and the goals of the characters are intertwined. Some fun character conflict, mixed with some deeper ideas for those who look. “The river still finds its way to the sea.”
Been looking forward to this book for almost a year now, the second in the series. Cliffhanger for Book 1 (Three Wells of the Sea) set this up nicely, and there is a prologue so it can be read as a stand-alone. Book 3 comes out next year 2018, and I’m looking forward to it already. This series is a nice summer read, really liked very much.
Salamander's Smile is a terrific sequel to Three Wells of the Sea and I highly recommend it!