Review: The Tenth Power. The Chanters of Tremaris 3 by Kate Constable

Kate Constable’s magnificent musical trilogy reaches its high note as Calwyn returns to tenth powerAntaris and discovers the true Singer of All Songs.

At the beginning of THE SINGER OF ALL SONGS, Calwyn fled Antaris with Darrow to defeat the ambitious chanter Samis. In THE TENTH POWER, she comes back to the mountains in hopes of rejuvenating her lost powers of chantment. But Samis’s magic left terrible scars on Antaris, so Calwyn finds only conflict rather than the peace she craved. Meanwhile, Darrow suffers from a sickness that has sapped his magic as well as his strength–and Samis has returned to continue his quest for the Singer of All Songs. All of Tremaris seems to be dying. How can Calwyn save the land, and finally save them all?

  1. The Singer of all Songs
  2. The Waterless Sea
  3. The Tenth Power

I don’t have a lot to say about it, only that it couldn’t live up to my expectations.

The main character turned into an insufferable brat who only cared about herself and didn’t give a damn about her friends. I often encounter protagonists who start out as annoying but grow throughout the story. In this trilogy it was exactly the other way round.

The love story that promised to be entertaining didn’t convince me and was a let down as well.

The worst though was, that suddenly the main character finds out that she has a brother and it’s one of the guys she’s been travelling with. Wtf. Also, there’s a group of people who suddenly decided that they like to start a war with the people of Antaris because they’ve been oppressed for years now. Aha. Nice to know. I would have liked a LITTLE bit more build up on this. It seemed a bit out of place?

Also, some decisions the characters made.. If a person betrays you several times and tries to kill you several times.. you believe her when she says she’s with you now? Just like that? And then she turns against you again and you are SURPRISED?

Sadly, this wasn’t a trilogy I enjoyed and I cannot recommend it.

★★

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