Fortune and Fate
Plagued by guilt for failing to protect her king, Rider Wren has fled the city of Gilengaria and given herself the penance of a life of wandering, helping strangers in need. But when chance brings her to the great estate known as Fortune, Wren will find her fate, and finally confront the ghosts... show more
Plagued by guilt for failing to protect her king, Rider Wren has fled the city of Gilengaria and given herself the penance of a life of wandering, helping strangers in need. But when chance brings her to the great estate known as Fortune, Wren will find her fate, and finally confront the ghosts of her past.
Publish date: November 4th 2008
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Series: Twelve Houses (#5)
As a stand alone book, this was a pretty good story. I loved the action, and I loved seeing Wen deal with her past. However, I just didn't really feel like this book was necessary to the series. This is actually really weird to me because normally I don't want the series to end, and I just wish for ...
This is one of my favorite fantasy novels. I love it and have read it at least three times. The protagonist Wen is on the run from her private demons. Two years ago, she was a King’s Rider, a respected member of the elite palace guard, until a disaster struck: during her watch, the king was assassin...
2.5/ 3 starsIt took me a very long time, after nearly tossing this aside, to fall into the story and even then it was because I liked Cammon, and Senneth and Justin and Kira - all the Riders and old friends and their connections with each other. I had no patience for Wen's hangups and death-wish bec...
Fortune and Fate suffers from the same issue as most of the previous books in the series: very little actually happens. Most of them were a prequel to the main action, with lots of road trips and gathering of information; this one is a clean-up after the action, with, oddly enough, lots of road trip...
I was very pleased by this book. I went in not thinking I would like it as it was not centered around my beloved rag tag group of 6, but the characters in this were just as endearing. We were even treated to a bit of the original characters which was just enough to tie the story lines together and...