The Thirteenth House
After joining an unlikely band of soldiers and sorcerers to rescue the kidnapped regent Romar Brendan, the shiftling Kirra returns home to learn that her half-sister, Casserah, has been proclaimed heir to the land. But when Casserah refuses to go on a social tour of great Houses, Kirra shifts... show more
After joining an unlikely band of soldiers and sorcerers to rescue the kidnapped regent Romar Brendan, the shiftling Kirra returns home to learn that her half-sister, Casserah, has been proclaimed heir to the land. But when Casserah refuses to go on a social tour of great Houses, Kirra shifts into her sister's form and makes the rounds-during which she unexpectedly encounters her former compatriots. The motley group of mystics and warriors faces many dangers-and Kirra places herself in peril when she falls in love with the married Lord Romar. Revealing her true identity to him, Kirra begins a tempestuous affair that places them both in mortal danger, and leads them both into the stronghold of the devious lords of the Thirteenth House...
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 27th 2007
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
Series: Twelve Houses (#2)
I liked this novel a bit more than the first book, Mystic and Rider, which struck me as too generic fantasy. Although don't get me wrong--even in that first book, I found an enjoyable read. Shinn has a gift for writing characters you care about and weaving fantasy and romance without stinting on eit...
This was a great book. I was just torn for Donnal. Oh I love Donnal and Kirra was just hurting him. But then Kirra did the right thing, and I felt for her and her pain. I also found to really like Justin in this book. I'm very excited to read the next book which will be about him! Another thing was ...
I'm really loving this series! I wish it could have been done from Donnal's persepective as well, like in Mystic and Rider we got Senneth's and Tayse's perspective. But this was still a very good continuation to the series.
This second book in the Twelve Houses series was one I desperately wished could have been skipped, but it was necessary to read it. There is some truly wonderful character interaction and development for Justin and Cammon, and we meet Amalie at last (and what an intriguing, fascinating character) an...
Another enjoyable read from the Twelve House series. It took me a bit to get past the fact that Kirra was the star of this book. I had to 'shake' off the feeling that I wanted more Senneth, but once I got past that, I fell into the book. Sharon is a great story teller and this book does not disapp...