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Requiem for the Sun is the standalone sequel to the USA Today-bestselling Rhapsody trilogy (Rhapsody , Prophecy , and Destiny ). This novel will please fans of Elizabeth Haydon's high-fantasy series, but it may confuse newcomers because numerous characters from the trilogy return, and most are introduced in the book's early pages.
In the peace following the events of the trilogy, the singer Rhapsody believes she and her husband, the part-dragon Lord Cymrian, can at last start a family. Meanwhile, the assassin-king Achmed seeks to rebuild Canrif, his mountain capital. Then Lord Cymrian rejects Rhapsody's heart's desire; the giant Sergeant-Major Grunthor hears the earth itself screaming; the Dowager Empress of Sorbold, a realm of deep magic, dies under suspicious circumstances; and a powerful unknown enemy, as ancient and youthful as Rhapsody, seeks stealthily to steal her for himself. --Cynthia Ward --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
There's something utterly refreshing about a fantasy hero and heroine, half-human masters of the elements and rulers of a continent, whose private names for each other are Sam and Emily. With bright and tender touches like these, Haydon breathes new life into fantasy cliches in this sequel to her bestselling Rhapsody trilogy. The fierce, compassionate and exquisitely gorgeous Rhapsody and her draconian husband, Ashe along with their longtime companions, Achmed, King of the Firbolg, and the ferocious but kindhearted Sergeant-Major Grunthor once more take on an evil F'dor demon and its human host, a man Rhapsody believed long dead. The author has smoothed out many of the rough edges evident in Rhapsody (1999), Prophecy (2000) and Destiny (2001), toning down the most overt references to the series' roots in Welsh mythology and Regency bodice-rippers. At the same time, the stated history and dropped hints, as well as style and tone, remain consistent with earlier volumes. Unfortunately, the characters change little or not at all throughout the course of the story, but the rich complexities of historical subtext, unsubtle scheming of religious and political leaders and classical romantic elements are enough to keep the pages turning. Although quite readable as a stand-alone work, the many loose threads left untied promise numerous future volumes, which are certain to be devoured by Haydon's growing legions of fans.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The fourth book in this series absolutly a must read! If you find Robert Jordan to be boring and much to unemotional, this epic fantasy is for you. Read morePublished on March 26 2006 by Lyanna
I love, love, love the original series. I thought this book was very good overall - but I did not like the portrayal of Achmed (who is my favorite character). Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2004
This book is a fantastic follow to the previous three books, Hope there is a fourth to see how Rhapsody and her baby are. Read morePublished on Nov. 15 2003
You shouldn't judge a book by what's written on the back, and Requiem is no exception. The summary makes it sound cliche and boring, while it is tottaly unique and hard to put... Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2003
This is a great book with a different spin than most fantasy novels. Read the series!Published on Aug. 5 2003 by John Roach
I think that compared to the other books that this one wasn't as good. It left so much open and so much more to be desired. Read morePublished on July 24 2003
It may be hard for some people who loved the lyricism and rich beauty of the Rhapsody trilogy to deal with the more stark reality of the world after it. Read morePublished on June 4 2003
"Destiny" ended the Trilogy very nicely, but now it is not a trilogy any more. On the one hand, I am glad to see another book from Elizabeth Haydon on the same saga- this... Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2003
I was thrilled to see a continuation of the Rhapsody universe, and I wasn't disappointed, I look forward for the next one.Published on Feb. 25 2003