The Return — for readers age 13 and up.Story SummaryAfter the fall from the Maaldan cliff, Chalice is reunited with her friends on a journey that takes them to the coastline of Ielieria. Little do Vlaad and his Fierain know what is in store for them as, bit by bit, their plans are thwarted by this blond-haired, blue-eyed beauty.The small band of rebels then travels acrossThe Return — for readers age 13 and up.Story SummaryAfter the fall from the Maaldan cliff, Chalice is reunited with her friends on a journey that takes them to the coastline of Ielieria. Little do Vlaad and his Fierain know what is in store for them as, bit by bit, their plans are thwarted by this blond-haired, blue-eyed beauty.The small band of rebels then travels across the Realm, preparing it for war, while Chalice herself is brewing plans of her own that may just land her in the hot seat. What will happen when she returns her father to the throne? What will happen when he finds out what she has done? And … what will happen once Dar’Maalda learns of the rebels’ location?In the third and final novel of the trilogy, The Legend of the Raie’Chaelia, you find out. It is a dramatic finish to an epic story of action, adventure, betrayal, forgiveness and love...
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the return Reviews
Oh, Chalice with her butter hair how I will not read thou. Because I don't like being described aspects about your world that doesn't make sense, try to decipher through the horrible sentence structure, and read prefaces that tell me how to read. Therefore, I will not read you and grant you one star for my trauma of reading a sample.
I was looking forward to reading this story and I was not disappointed. It continues where the last book 'The Firelight Of Maalda' finished and is an exciting, breathtaking ride. Chalice is eighteen in this story and it is interesting to see how much she has changed and grown up since the first book. She is still feisty, very independent and at times fiercely stubborn and firm in her resolve when she believes a certain course of action is the right one, despite misgivings from those around her, even her one true love, Jeremiah.She makes mistakes, she is not perfect, or always right, despite her special abilities, and this is one of the things that make her very easy to like and to relate to. Jeremiah is strong, sweet and gentle, and knows just how to handle her. Their mutual respect and affection comes through the pages very clearly and they are perfectly suited. Sadly, their differing cultures mean they cannot marry, but they are in every other way man and wife, and the dilemma is resolved in a surprising manner at the end. The love scenes are hinted at without actually being described and this is a great read, suitable for any age group from Young Adult upwards.The story is by turns, gripping, exciting and moving. It kept me turning the pages and much as I wanted to discover how it all turned out, I did not want it to end. This is an epic story, spanning three volumes, I think you could read 'The Return' without reading the other stories in the series, and still enjoy it, but they are all three worth the read and the various characters and groups will be much easier to follow if they are all read, chronologically.) The series has a 'Tolkeinesque' feel but is completely fresh and original and Melissa has created a world in which the reader can feel completely at home. The fantasy and magical elements in it are have a rationale and are therefore believable, and there are familiar animals as well as imaginary ones. I was sorry that Chalice lost 'Sunny' the beloved palomino horse given her by her father, but the beautiful horse that graces the cover, Nipha, is a worthy successor and an important character herself. There are several twists and turns to this exciting story, and the climax had me on the edge of my seat. As the story concludes there is an unexpected but satisfying twist.I really enjoyed 'The Return' and felt sorry that there would be no more - or will there?I think perhaps there's scope for at least one more episode, Ms Douthit?(With regard to the negative reviews on this book everyone has differing tastes and I just happen to enjoy this sort of fantasy and genuinely enjoyed it. Yes, there were a few editing issues but not enough to pull me out of the story, and it's the story itself I'm interested in. As an adult I found it highly enjoyable and I would not hesitate to recommend it to older children and upwards.)
The Return by Melissa Douthit is the final book in The Legend of the Raie’Chaelia trilogy and my favorite! I have really enjoyed this trilogy which includes The Raie’Chaelia and The Firelight of Maalda and I looked forward to seeing how the story would wrap up and I wasn’t disappointed. Melissa has a knack for building an intriguing fantasy world with great characters and plenty of action and adventure with the added touch of a little romance. A great series for fantasy lovers!In The Return Chalice is reunited with her friends and the love of her life Jeremiah. I’m not going to use the various names of different groups that comprise the story because it may be too confusing for those that haven’t read the books but I will say that Chalice is up for the fight of her life against an evil man that would like nothing better than to see her dead. Chalice is not that easily beaten though and she will use her smarts and special powers to save herself, her friends, and even bring her father back from a faraway place that the evil one put him in. Ultimately they will all have to band together to fight the enemy but the question is – will Chalice live to talk about it?I adore Chalice and have from the first novel. She is the reason I kept reading this trilogy – well I liked the story too. I love how spunky, tough, and independent Chalice is. I like reading novels with strong female characters and yet Melissa keeps her story believable because Chalice isn’t invincible despite her special powers. Chalice is eighteen in The Return and she definitely hums to the beat of her own drum and refuses to be told what to do. She’s a warrior and yet has a soft side. Her love Jeremiah I’m sure spends a lot of time pulling his hair out while trying to deal with her stubbornness. Their love story has built from the first novel and is a sweet and pure love.The Return wraps up nicely. In fact both Chalice and Jeremiah come from two different cultures and are not able to marry so it was interesting to see how the author works her way around this. There are also twists and turns I just wasn’t expecting and at one point in time I thought something was going to happen that I was most definitely not going to like but thankfully it didn’t. I enjoyed this trilogy and my only complaint is that I’m sad the journey is over.
The Return by Melissa Douthit is the final book in The Legend of the Raie’Chaelia trilogy and the best of all!It has the most tight interesting plot, memorable characters and universal unending theme: the triumph of good over evil.No matter in which race, nationality and religion you belong, it is always nice to know that the good persists in the end. Every single character that appeared in this epic trilogy was a hero, was special and able to teach lessons that are useful and necessary for everyone. I am still in awe while writing this review. I cannot stop admiring this book. I can go on and on but I don't want to bore you. Just take my word for it: if you don't like fantasy genre because you perceive it as shallow and juvenile, try this. This is the fantasy book that does not insult your intelligence. It is entertaining and bewildering. Unforgettable read.
THE RETURN BY MELISSA DOUTHIT - PART 3 OF THE RAIE’CHAELIA TRILOGYAfter a fall from the Maaldan cliff (for anyone else, it would have been fatal), Chalice rejoins her friends. The time has come to finish what they began. Chalice is coming into her full power, her potential is being realized. The degree of power she is able to summon is awe-inspiring. Terrifying not only to her enemies, but to herself and her friends.She is young and angry, has little experience of life. Not enough to guide the decisions she needs to make -- on which the fate of the world depends. Her powers exceed her control. Her temper is hot, abrupt. She makes mistakes, finds it hard to stick to plans. Or think clearly if her emotions are involved. Worse, she cannot (literally) tell Jeremiah -- or anyone -- the whole truth. Jeremiah has his own secrets. Many secrets, many people.Now that she reunited with her friends on a journey that takes them to the coastline of Ielieria. Led by Chalice, who has gained knowledge from her father by traveling into a strange dream world, they sail the seas. There will be war. They need to prepare.And then, there's her father. What will happen when she returns him to the throne? What he learns some of the things she has done, by mistake and on purpose?Meanwhile, Lucca hates Chalice with his entire being. His obsession to find and destroy her is his one vulnerability. As he searches the kingdom for Chalice, she must lure him out, ultimately let him find her. It's a potentially lethal game of cat and mouse. The prize? Everyone's freedom and the future of the realm ... not to mention life and death for the rebels and their sympathizers.This is a fun book and a good read. Lots of action -- magic, young love, battles and war -- and one amazing horse. Don't underestimate the horse; she's a major character. If you love horses (I do), it's a great addition. There's a lot to like, memorable and sympathetic heroes and heroines. Plus some very sinister bad guys.This is a young book, aimed at a youthful audience though suitable for adults too. Chalice and all her compatriots are kids and act like it, so you can't blame them for doing stuff kids do. If you think it's unrealistic, it's not. Throughout history, the very young have led armies. Princes in their teens, generals barely ready to shave. Only in recent centuries as life expectancy increased has leadership transferred to older generations.I read the entire trilogy from the first through this, the third and final book, without a break. For all practical purposes, it's one book broken into three parts ... like Lord of the Rings. I don't suggest reading this as a stand-alone. If you haven't read the first two books, read them before you read this.PrequelsThe Journey Begins: A novella prequel. Chalice’ story before the first book begins.The Vanishing: A novella prequel. Jeremiah’s story before the first book begins.The TrilogyThe Raie’Chaelia: Book One.The Firelight of Maalda: Book Two.The Return: Book Three.
I couldn't wait to start this book. The Return picks up right where we left off in The Firelight of Maalda. Chalice fell over the cliff after being attacked. She learns a lot of information from an interesting source, then is reunited with her friends/family. She has a plan in place to return her father and finally defeat Vlaad. The problem is, he has plans of his own. It is a fight for their lives and Chalice isn't just going to sit around being a princess, but instead is going to charge headlong into battle!Chalice has grown and changed so much through these books that she is hardly recognizable as the young girl we first met! She still has an opinion and is strong-willed but she has learned to channel her strengths. I'm still in love with Jeremiah. He is always the protector. Her friends are still close, through everything she and the war puts them through. I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out and for that reason, I couldn't put it down. I really enjoyed this whole series.I rate this a 5/5. I loved the series and was sorry to see it end, but the author did a great job!Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.
Chalice and her friends continue their journey to stop Dar’Maalda from controlling Realm. Faced with war, Chalice prepares with the help from her allies. She questions the meaning of her prophecy; wondering whether she will succeed in recovering her father and if she survives. I respect Chalice’s character. She proves to be a wise leader. She is brave and selfless, not to mention stubborn to a fault. I also like how Jeremiah balances her.I found it attractive that the series seems to take place long ago, but in reality, it is a future or alternate Earth.The Return is well-written and thought out. Melissa Douthit did a wonderful job bringing the series together, utilizing topics mentioned throughout the trilogy. The Raie'Chaelia Series is well worth the read. ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
You could read “The Return” as a stand-alone book, but it is much deeper and more evolved if you read the other two books first. The author skillfully draws the reader into this world of magic, intrigue, war, love, family, and surprises. You come to care for each character you meet and grieve when you lose one.I give this book 4 out of 5 clouds.This product or book may have been distributed for review; this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.
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