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Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Third Fate by Nadja Notariani (Tour)

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 'One Fate be granted mortal man, used for evil or good as the inner voice directs. Alas, the divine spark draws the eyes of the Fates, the Second Fate sparingly gifted by their hands. Be warned offspring of the gods; guard your gifting well

For if the Third Fate
be unleashed, the soul lays bare before one so touched by the gods.' ~

Cautious and quiet by nature, Paige Kinnell watches life unfold from the sidelines, maintaining her simple existence as a shield to hide behind. But underneath her shy, careful ways, Paige senses a disconnect with the world around her, indulging instead her ever curious interest in the legend and lore of time nearly forgotten.
One chance encounter with an ancient of the undead begins an unraveling of reality as Paige knows it, leaving her to sort through dreams and enchantments, discovering along the way that one's Fate can be mere illusion, and that the consequences of opening her heart to another may cost dearly.

Cael Maccinnis, the handsome Highlander she's met, seems the answer to every unspoken longing of her heart, even as he awakens dark, secret desires buried within her soul. As strange and unnerving changes begin occurring in her mind and body, Paige has no choice but to face her life's unnatural turn and confront the frightening implications. For within Paige's past a secret lay dormant, hidden even from her. This truth, guarded well and wielded by the Fates themselves, becomes the catalyst invoking the power of The Third Fate
I have read a little on the third fate already, an author or two wove it into their story line and perhaps that was why I signed up for this tour. The sheer fascination of someone who would be able to wield such great power.
I think one of the best aspects of the book was that the main character was a librarian, a shy and meek woman  whose personality is quite common in people I pass or communicate with in my day to day life. It made it very easy to relate to the characters and fall further into the story as if they were friends of my own relating their life events.
I am also a sucker for accents, in men and women they are absolutely to die for. Yes it is girlie of me but I just fall head over heals when it comes to an accent. I know there have been plenty of stories where they just throw the accent in there without any research or thought put into it. It is just something there to make the character different and often it doesn't fit leaving an awkward feel to the scene. Luckily this was not the case for the Third Fate.  The accent flowed smoothly and if I closed my eyes and pictured the words I could just picture a strapping Scottish man purring out that brogue as he spoke.

Unfortunately with all the pros's there was also some cons, one of them being how patchy the entire story felt. Especially in the beginning, I actually had a hard time keeping up with all the switching and being unable to tell the difference between past and present. It was almost enough to make me put it down before finishing it, much as I hate to do it. It also got to feel a little rushed towards the end, Everything just fell into place without any detail. Some of the things I wished would have had more if not turning it into a sequel.
I loved the story idea however, it is one that kept me entertained through the entire thing.

3.5 Ravens


  1. I want to thank you for being a part of The Third Fate's book tour! Taking the time to write such a detailed review is always appreciated. All the best to you - and again, thank you for featuring my book today. ~ Nadja Notariani

  2. Is there a link where I can buy the book?

    Here is a link where you can buy it at amazon. Thanks for reading.



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