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eBook The Pillars of the World (Tir Alainn Trilogy, Book 1) download ISBN: 0732279860
Author: Anne Bishop
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd (June 2004)
Pages: 480
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Rating: 4.9
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Category: Literature
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Honestly, had it not been the pick of the book club, I’m not sure I would have finished the pillars of the world. I found it a rather boring.

I can't say I'd rec this book unless you plan on finishing the series because of the ending. Honestly, had it not been the pick of the book club, I’m not sure I would have finished the pillars of the world. There was nothing new or fresh I read this book because it was the march pick of the vaginal fantasy group.

If they were the reason her beloved Tir Alainn was dying, they would soon discover what it was like to have the Lady of the Moon, who was also called the Huntress, for an enemy. Chapter Two. Adolfo, the Master Inquisitor, stood near the wide, open grave, his hands lightly clasped at his waist.

The Black Jewels Trilogy. Books by Anne Bishop. And once the road closed, the part of Tir Alainn that was connected to that road would disappear as well - another piece of what had been the Fae’s most glorious act of magic mysteriously devoured. We do not ask what becomes of the Fae who lived in those lost pieces, Dianna thought as she stared at the garden beyond the open window.

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I read Anne Bishop's "Pillars of the World, the first book in the "Tir Alainn Trilogy," with great expectation. After all, I had read her "Black Jewels Trilogy" and loved every minute I spent with these three novels. I find that "Pillars of the World" is very simplistic and not at all as complex, creative and enjoyable as her "Black Jewels" series. Her characters are one dimensional and the storyline, for the most part, did not hold my interest. The possibilities are there.

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2001) (The first book in the Tir Alainn series) A novel by Anne Bishop. The youngest in a long line of witches, Ari senses things are changing for the worse. For generations, her kin have tended the Old Places, keeping the land safe and fertile.

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In Sylvalan, a witch hunt is in full force. As witches and innocents are brutally murdered, magic is disappearing from the land, and the roads between the world of humans and that of faeries are vanishing one by one. This is a dark fantasy of a world in danger of being destroyed by those who deny themselves their heritage.
Comments: (7)
Gianni_Giant
I discovered Anne Bishop this year, and she is now one of my favorite writers. I read the "Others" series as well as the The Black Jewels series before beginning this trilogy, and I'm glad I did. This series is much, much darker. The writing is just as good as usual, but the series itself was so dark at times that I had to put it down (there are a lot of historical parallels from the actual purges of witches and the inquisition which were sometimes difficult to digest). I thought the series was very good, and I purchased all three and read them in a matter of days.
Pumpit
* 2.5 stars *

I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I just recently discovered Anne Bishop. I read "Written in Red" and really enjoyed it and it's sequel. Bishop is clearly a talented author and it seems many people enjoy her books. "The Pillars of the World" was, for the most part, well written. But the biggest problem I had with this book was the characters. Most of them were flat besides Morag and Neall. Lucien and Dianne were constantly getting on my nerves and maybe they were written to do just that but I couldn't enjoy this book because Bishop portrayed the Fae in a way I didn't particularly care for. In this book the Fae are made out to be too selfish, ignorant and immature to be believable. I like my Fae to be a little darker and much more enchanting creatures. Ari was okay but I just couldn't connect with her. She was too gullible and soft. I do like how the witches were portrayed in this story, how their magic worked and that each witch had her own individual element(s).

The book didn't really get interesting for me until about the 80% mark. Up until that it was a little tedious and slow to get through. It's not that it's a bad book, because it's not. I just couldn't connect to the characters or the story. A lot of other people seem to really enjoy this book and I can see why, but it just wasn't for me.

I will still continue to read Anne Bishop's work and recommend her to people I think will enjoy her style and genre.
Gavirgas
I read Anne Bishop's "Pillars of the World, the first book in the "Tir Alainn Trilogy," with great expectation. After all, I had read her "Black Jewels Trilogy" and loved every minute I spent with these three novels. I find that "Pillars of the World" is very simplistic and not at all as complex, creative and enjoyable as her "Black Jewels" series. Her characters are one dimensional and the storyline, for the most part, did not hold my interest. The possibilities are there. This could have been a terrific book, but it fails. It is just plain dull.

Our main character, a young woman Ari, is the youngest in a long line of witches. She practices her craft with the motto, "do no harm." Ari senses that things are changing in her world, changing for the worse. For generations, her kin have tended the Old Places, keeping the land safe and fertile. But with the Summer Moon, the mood of her neighbors has changed, dangerously so. Ari has been restless ever since she took Lucien God of Light, a Fae Lord, as a lover. The fae are known to leave their world of Tir Alainn and meddle in the world of humans and wiccan. They take lovers and when they tire they leave their human/wiccan lovers and return to their fae world. To complicate matters for Ari, her closest friend Neall has declared his intentions to become more than just a best friend.

The Fae have long ignored what occurs in the mortal world, passing through on their shadowy roads only long enough to amuse themselves. But the roads are slowly disappearing, leaving the Fae Clans isolated and alone. Dianna Goddess of the Hunt and Lucien God of Light trying to do their best to try to become less elitist, more empathetic to humans, but they are not trying very hard. And Ari and her kind are no longer safe.

The sinister and dangerous black coats, led by the fascist-like inquisitor Adolpho, the Witch's Hammer, are tortuing and killing witches and anyone and everyone who seems as if they have anything to do with magic. They are also persecuting all women, turning them into chattels and slaves. Now witches, humans and Fae must unite in order to survive this deadly withch humt. And all they have to guide them is a passing reference to something called the Pillars of the World.

If you have an interest in books revolving around the Fae, (like Laurrell Hamilton’s Merry Gentry series), I fear you will be very disappointed with this book.
JANA
Shakataxe
I really enjoyed the book "The Pillars of the World", by Anne Bishop, but the reader should be warned- this is nothing like her other books. Many reviewers didn't enjoy this book because they expected it to be like her Black Jewels Trilogy. It is different enough that one might consider it written by another, equally talented, author.

This is the first in a trilogy. In this book there are three main groups that we are introduced to. There are the witches, who are being persecuted by the Black Coats. Much like our own history, these witches are being tortured into confessions and then killed for the good of the community. They are, however, only ever accused of serving the Evil One. There is not modern religion to contend with in this fantasy novel.

The witches live on ancestral land that has been passed down through the women, generation to generation. When they are driven off their land and killed, the most powerful baron or other local authority figure takes control or their land. As many of these witches live alone or with a few female relatives, they are easy targets. Their creed "Harm None" doesn't allow them to use the magickal powers that they have over the elements in defending themselves.

The third group are the Fae. Most of them live in Tir Alainn, a separate place connected to the normal world by shining roads. The emerging problem: those roads or bridges are disappearing with no warning and no one is sure what happens to the Fae in that section (think of them as islands) when this happens. As the witches struggle for their lives, the Fae struggle for their own survival- the answer being connected to the witches themselves.

I highly recommend this trilogy, beginning with this book. It would be of special interest to people who are interested in Wicca or Fae related fantasy.