The Thirteenth House

The Thirteenth House

Book - 2006
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"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 meets up with her compatriots from her previous adventures. The motley group 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."--Inside jacket.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION SHI
Characteristics: 423 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: 13th house

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julia_sedai
Jun 10, 2017

I really loved Kirra but I just couldn't be happy reading a book about an affair with a doomed ending. The rest of the plot was interesting and I was so happy that all of the main characters were in it. I have a feeling I'll still love the rest of the series, just not this one.

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puzumaki
May 15, 2015

The second book fo the Twelve Houses series, I was a little thrown to find the story did not continue with Senneth as the main protagonist, but rather Kirra. I found the first half of the book very difficult to make it through, but then I could not put it down.

The end to this book was heart wrenching. Shinn has an awesome ability to create a world full of complex situations and characters going through very personal relationships in those worlds.

I gave it three stars because it just felt really slow the first 200 pages. That said, I can't wait to see what the larger story progresses into, even though I am not entirely thrilled to follow a different protagonist.

BookDrunkSloth Oct 16, 2013

This was my least enjoyed book of this series. It wasn't horrible but I didn't agree with a lot of it. Basically Kira gets involved with a married man, and I just don't like that sort of thing. Also, I found the endless parties to be rather boring. I didn't feel like much was trully gained from this part of the series except learning a bit more about Kira's magic.

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Jaida13
Aug 04, 2012

I liked this just as much as the first one. Entirely from Kirra's view, it gets deeper into her personality and life than another book about the group. 2nd book after Mystic and Rider.

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Incarnadine
Jan 28, 2012

Very enjoyable! Not quite as good as "Mystic and Rider," the first book in the series, but very good nonetheless!

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