fiction fantasy adventurous mysterious slow-paced

470 pages | first published 2003

Description

In a land threatened by treacherous war and beset by demons, royal dowager Ista, released from the curse of madness and manipulated by an untrustworthy god, is plunged into a desperate struggle to preserve the endangered souls of a realm.\xa0
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Community Reviews

summary of 880 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

adventurous 90%
emotional 54%
mysterious 50%
dark 36%
reflective 36%
hopeful 31%
tense 27%
challenging 22%
sad 22%
inspiring 18%
funny 9%
lighthearted 4%
relaxing 4%

Pace

medium 52%
slow 43%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 73% | Character: 26%

Strong character development?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 73% | Yes: 21% | It's complicated: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | No: 23% | It's complicated: 4%

Average rating

4.17