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Jennifer Fallon’s book Harshini is book 3 in The Demon Child trilogy.  This is where we finally get a conclusion to R’shiel’s battle with the Karien God Xapista.  In typical style the journey for R’shiel isn’t without detours and other concerns. Here we find that ..

Medalon has surrendered to Karien and Tarja is once more an outlaw The Defenders are scattered and their only hope for aid is Damin Wolfblade and the vast army of Hythria.

But Damin has his own problems. The High Prince is dead and he must fight off a usurper to secure his throne and lift the siege on his capital, before he can think of aiding Medalon.

R’shiel has finally accepted her destiny, and is searching for answers. But time is running out. The Harshini king is weakening and cannot hide Sanctuary for much longer. She must defeat Xaphista soon, or the Harshini will be destroyed.

With no idea how to defeat a God, her quest takes her across Medalon to Hythria, then Fardohnya and finally back to the Citadel.

But before she can confront Xaphista, she must find a way to weaken the Overlord’s growing power, somehow bring peace to the divided southern nations, free Medalon from Karien occupation and find the strength to finally put an end to Loclon.

I found myself again hooked from the first word and could not put the book down.  Found the characters interesting and the struggles of R’shiel to understand the Harshini and find a way to defeat Xaphista and search for Loclon gripping.  You can’t wait to see whether she succeeds. 

I enjoyed the book and the whole series.  R’shiel was an interesting character and thoroughly enjoyed watching her mature from someone continually rebelling to someone who took responsibility and did something about the situation she was in.  Would love to see if there are more books following R’shiel’s life after the defeat of Xaphista.

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