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Kate Constable's magnificent musical trilogy reaches its high note as Calwyn returns to Antaris 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 mKate Constable's magnificent musical trilogy reaches its high note as Calwyn returns to Antaris 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?...

Title : The Tenth Power
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ISBN : 9780439554824
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 306 Pages
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The Tenth Power Reviews

  • Tammie
    2018-12-20 08:16

    I've enjoyed reading this series a lot. I loved the first book. The second I really liked but not as much as the first and then this book was about on par with the second one. I liked most of the book, especially the way the relationship between Calwyn and Darrow ended up. However, there are a few things in this book that I felt didn't work so well. There is one part in the book where it suddenly goes sort of sci-fi and it was a bit weird. It was a little confusing as well at one point why exactly the main character got caught up in Samis' madness and kissed him. I'm attributing it to something like Stockholm syndrome, although the way it's written it's confusing. It would have been nice also if we had gotten more of an explanation of how Samis came to know the things he knew. He seemed to know everything, and that was not only annoying but unbelievable. A lot about him was never really explained. Also the character Keela was pretty much useless to the plot and really didn't have to be in the books. (view spoiler)[ I also thought that the fact that they didn't know what writing was was silly. It's just hard to believe that a world with all the discoveries that this one had would not have had a way to write or record events, or communicate other than talking to each other directly or through the mind as one race did. At first I thought it was just the chantments that were written in special characters or something that were lost, but when I realized that it was all written things that were lost it was just absurd and unbelievable. And how would Samis have known what the etchings were and how to read them?(hide spoiler)]All of that being said it is still a very good series that I found I couldn't put down and I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys YA fantasy. I rate books based on how much I enjoy them so despite my criticisms it was still worthy of 4 stars.

  • Amielle
    2018-12-31 08:34

    This is definately the best book of the trilogy. Constable has gotten to know her characters since the last book, and knows what's going on. Calwyn has to save Tremaris, she's known this since the first book, but now it's time to do it. Though, she has a problem: no powers. The book goes on to show that even though Calwyn has lost her powers, she can still help, she's still going to be strong, and she's not going to let it get in the way of her stopping the loss of everyone's powers.

  • katie
    2019-01-12 09:28

    The absolutely PERFECT ending!

  • Sheri
    2018-12-27 12:13

    Reread this yesterday, and had to change my rating of the third book. I'd still give the series as a whole four stars, but this last one wasn't as good. Calwyn, who up until now had been fairly likeable, is now a selfish ornery weirdo. Plus, the end was pretty screwed up with her kissing Samis and all that. Seriously, was that even necessary? There was not reason for it, except to show that she has no loyalty to Darrow. And when it spoke of how she thought of Samis sometimes when Darrow kissed her, YUCK! What a floosy! Darrow is no peach himself, but the least she could do is refrain from being a two-timing jerk. Poo to Calwyn.Aside from her, I liked the book.

  • Magali
    2019-01-09 10:14

    I really don't know how to write this review. I was ready for this book, in some ways; I anticipated much of the ending and saw the logical end (or beginning!) of each character's arc and how it "should" go. On paper, this book was nothing truly special... yet somehow I was blown away. The best metaphor I can think of is that it comes close to the Platonic form of "young adult coming of age fantasy story." There's nothing new here, it's all been done before, and yet Kate Constable makes the familiar tropes and characters and idealism feel new instead of trite. Predictability is not a curse for this story and I loved Calwyn and her friends from the first to the last page of the trilogy. The last paragraph made me cry, no matter how far away I saw it coming. It is just that kind of book. I'm so glad I read it.

  • Audrey Hitchin
    2019-01-08 11:10

    I liked loved this book. Seriously. (view spoiler)[ I think that everything was well pulled together, despite a few questions that were left unanswered. (Will Samis come back? What will happen to Darrow? What about Antaris?! GUAAHHH.)I loved the fact that it wasn't the usual 'DARROW I LOVE YOU.' 'I LOVE YOU TOO, CALWYN.' It had a few love scenes, but they were pretty short and simple. xD The one thing that made me mad was the fact that Samis just disappears. What, did he vanish into the imaginary sunset? Gueh.(hide spoiler)]

  • Chloe
    2019-01-10 13:09

    This was an amazing book, what with Darrow and his sickness and how Calwyn gets her powers back and actually helps, and partially falls in love with Samis.

  • Ally
    2019-01-13 06:19

    Yes. This is another book from my to-reads list. Another book off. After this review of The Tenth Power, I'm going to go back to reviewing some of NetGalley books (because I have some books on to-read). Fun stuff.Let's dig in!The Tenth Power is the third and final book of The Singer of All Songs. I have to say that cover is mesmerizing. There is something about the woman, the man, and the moon. Something mystical... Hmm... Okay! I'll stop musing over that book cover. I just want to say that it looks really amazing. Incredible, actually. The book has several POVs. Surprisingly, I never got lost. Not even once. There is Darrow's POV. Calwyn's (I forgot how weird her name is). Tanno's. I think there is one of Trout's too, but I might be confusing him for Tonno. (Yes, their names are really similar.) (And yes, I'm putting periods inside of parentheses instead of them outsides. I'm changing my personal grammar rules.) (I realize how weird these look to me.) (Okay, I'll stop now.) Calwyn and Darrow's parts of the book are easily my favorites. Calwyn, as a character, is slowly evolving. She is becoming different, darker even. It is sort of fascinating to see Calwyn stumble and fall like a newborn. (Yes, it is cruel, too, but...) Some of Calwyn's actions scare me, because she does things for "the greater good." I guess that is not a good time to bring up the other friendly phrase: "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." At the same time, Calwyn's words make me want to wrap her up in a blanket. Sometimes, she is just so young... She just seems so young, and her parts with Samis are sickening. (Ignore these "let's wrap up characters in blankets and feed them hot choco" feelings. I have so many feels.)Darrow doesn't get as big as a part. I'm mostly disappointed that I didn't get to see much of him. He doesn't have a big impact as the rest of the characters (like Mica, Tonno, Keela). I wish that he hasn't been shoved aside like a secondary character. Hello? He is a main character, too. *Waves brightly colored flag* Looks like no one is answering. Before I forget, I should also mention that it has been over four years since I read the second book of this series, the Waterless Sea. So my memories are perhaps shaky. Overall, The Tenth Power is a solid ending to The Singer of All Songs. Kate Constable manages to close up most (notice the MOST) loose ends, though readers (and Calwyn herself) can't help but wonder if those loose ends... might be continued. There are some parts (like Darrow's parts) that could had expanded, but Constable does manage to shine a light on the smaller characters (and I don't mean in physical appearances).Rating: Three out of Five

  • Amy
    2018-12-25 08:27

    Setting/World Building: 5/5Main Character: 4/5Other Characters: 4/5Plot: 4/5Writing: 5/5Triggering/Issues: 4/5 (Random adultery-esque love triangle out of nowhere)AVERAGED TOTAL: 4.3 out of 5, rounded to 4. There's something about either these books, or the author, that manages to somehow wrap me up in the awesome plot, but also interject random things that just irritate the heck out of me and have no reason for being there. This book definitely did that. A good 85% of it or so was just a great, fun read. I loved the plot, I loved the world still, and the magic, and I loved the magical solution to the overall plot of the world, that was all amazing. (Okay, it was a LITTLE weird that none of them apparently knew how to read, but whatever.)What I didn't love basically boiled down to the romance, yet again. Firstly, each book seems to end with the characters making up, and then the next starts with them separated/fighting/whatever again, rather annoyingly. Most of this would be solved if they just talked to one another, but of course that never happens. Calwyn is cranky, but Darrow is a complete ass for much of this book... yet someone, Calwyn always manages to believe it's her fault that he's upset? Which is ridiculous because 90% of the time he's "upset" because he's just being an asshole.And don't get me started on the other thing that happened. (view spoiler)[You know, that random forced love triangle moment that came out of nowhere? Like, Calwyn thinks Samis is evil for both the first two books and then, for literally no explained reason, she sorta starts to fall for him in this book and kisses him, and then even after she sends him off to space, she THINKS OF HIM MULTIPLE TIMES WHILE KISSING DARROW??? It literally makes no sense, it's like someone told the author that love triangles sell, so she stuck it in there for some unknown reason, but never explained it. I just don't get it. And like, I maybe would have been more okay with it if Calwyn had explained it, like if she'd just used it to distract Samis before sending him off/killing him, but nope. She has feelings for him. Why? We don't know and we never will. (hide spoiler)]Anyway, despite my annoyance at romance-related things, this was a good final book overall, and the rest of it makes up for the minor annoyances. Maybe it should be more like a 3, but I was swept up enough in it to give it that 4 stars.

  • Clairez
    2019-01-10 11:25

    I love, love, LOVE this series, and I don't even know why, because it isn't exactly my type of reading. I found the first of The Chanters of Tremaris books when browsing my school library one day, and was hooked. I couldn't get to the next ones fast enough. Then I couldn't order my own copies fast enough. Anyway, this was probably my favorite book of the series. They are all pretty well written. They have an interesting setting, a believable world created by the author that you want to go live in yourself, characters that you fall in love with, plots that keep you reading under the table in math class. . . Also, this is one of those books that, even though there aren't boring paragraphs full of descriptions, I can still see everything so clearly. After reading, I found myself singing, and expecting my homework to be done, but no such luck. Anyway, a really good series, and well worth struggling through the first boring half of the first book for. I definitely recommend it for fans of fantasy.

  • Lauren
    2019-01-17 12:04

    I was fascinated by this world, especially the characters. NEVER had I been so caught up in a book because of how the characters appealed to me. My favorite thing most of all was definitely Calwyn and Darrow, because I'm a sucker for romance...When I got the ending to the book, the beginning caught and held me until the very last page. I think I read it in exactly one day. Nonetheless, I loved the ending - it was a tad cliche, I will say that, and there was one bit to it I didn't really understand (readers will most likely know what this twist is, it is a death) and it seemed really off to me. But the very last page was just chilling. I had literally been waiting for the last chapter's two events all throughout the series.Despite some of the complaints already said about this third book, I LOVED IT and I'm not afraid to say that. It left me dazzled and still holds me to this moment. If you are really a true fan of this series, you should love what the ending has in store for you.

  • Shay Hardman
    2019-01-20 10:30

    The Tenth Power.... The last book to the Chanters of Tremaris Trilogy. This novel is just as wonderful and magical as the previous two, but with a few twists and turns to add a little spice to the story. In the final installment of this trilogy, there is sacrifice, love, sorrow, anger, and so much more. What else could you expect from a story where the magic of the land is dying, along with those who possess the power of song. The characters have all grown so much in this book, their personalities have changed greatly. Responsibilities and hardships that they have suffered through has altered them in many ways- some for the better, and some for the worse. With the sickness and bitterness of the land, emotions run high and dangerous between the people of song and the people of dance. Emotions that could only lead to war and despair. The only hope of salvation comes from Calwyn and her friends, but will they be able to perform the magic to save everything they know and love?

  • Debbie
    2019-01-20 07:29

    Overall a WONDERFUL series. If I could give a rating to the series as a whole it would be a 5. I loved that this series was able to bring in a cute little romance but not make it the main plot of the book. The story was exciting and enthralling...I think I finished the whole series in four days. :) I also loved the way this author used singing and dancing as the way to do magic. The ending was just beautiful and was very touching to me. I highly recommend this book to those who would like to visit a unique fantasy world.

  • Becky
    2019-01-12 09:34

    This was a fabulous end to this wonderfully written and exciting trilogy. I'm glad I ran across this book while perusing Lansing's library shelves. Kate Constable has created some very wonderful and lovable characters. As you read you really feel like you know the characters and can feel their joy and their pain. By the way, I loved Halasaa! Oh, and Scout, and everyone else. See, I loved the characters.

  • Neill Smith
    2019-01-06 07:16

    When Calwyn returns to Antaris she finds it changed drastically and she is at a loss to explain this to her traveling companions, Trout and Mica. Her path leads to her betrayal into the hands of Samis, redemption from the Tree People, and the struggle to find and develop her own powers. This is an amazing conclusion to the Chanters of Tremaris trilogy.

  • Meredith Paloma
    2019-01-02 11:14

    I finished the entire trilogy in about two and a half hours... quick, exciting read -- amazing characters, an amazing story, and beautiful language. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy, poetry, or adventure. I was disappointed when the story ended, but it was well-crafted as an end to the trilogy.

  • Katherine Wade
    2019-01-17 08:08

    At last everything comes together; and we finally begin to understand... I enjoyed every moment of reading this book. It was truly beautiful and it helped me to have a new understanding of the power of a singing voice. The ending of this book was epic - and when I finally closed it... I felt refreshed and satisfied!!Thank you Kate Constable for such an amazing series!!

  • Jill
    2019-01-20 13:28

    What a finish! I was purely enteratained throught this entire sereis. There are a few more kisses in this book. I never did understand the Samis thing at the end. In the beginning I might have let a younger audience read his book, but by the end I would raise it up to more a teenager book mosty due to the relationship that develops (it's clean) and the age of the characters.

  • Shilo Quetchenbach
    2018-12-29 12:10

    A fabulously heart-wrenching and powerful conclusion to the trilogy chronicling the land of Tremaris. This entire book is so chock-full of emotion and action that reading it is like being tossed about on storm-swept waters, hurtling forward towards a conclusion that you cannot see, and that takes your breath away. I will admit that I cried. a lot. for the last few chapters.

  • Jillian
    2019-01-10 07:31

    I LOVED this book! So many things happen that you think will work out and then it all goes to pot... but it all works out in the end.I loved the growth from the main characters and that I finally get some of that romance, but it's still really clean.A perfect ending to a great trilogy. Thank you Constable!

  • J.Elle
    2019-01-18 11:12

    This was the third of a trilogy and my least favorite of the three. By the end of the quest and the novel, I realized I'd been duped into reading an impassioned trilogy in support of a mother earth run by a female god. I was not amused. I don't plan to read anything else by this author as she has shown herself to be so unscrupulous in her opinion promotions.

  • Naomi Scarlett
    2019-01-09 05:14

    One of the best series I've read. I'm going to have to read it again (despite the fact that I've already read it three times) that's just how much I enjoyed it. You would think that having read the series three times I wouldn't be able to enjoy reading it anymore, but I find myself enjoying the series even more every time i read it.

  • Kristy
    2019-01-19 07:28

    I really enjoyed this ending to the trilogy. I love the slight sci-fi touch with the truth of the lost city. I thought that Calwyn's moments of weakness gave her depth and complexity as she reached the height of her powers.

  • Katherine Cowley
    2019-01-15 13:31

    This last book of the Chanters of Tremaris trilogy is my favorite of the series and a strong conclusion. The main character really comes into her own, especially when she's forced to discover her own value and strength, even without magic.

  • Mona
    2019-01-15 07:25

    Love this triology!! I actually skipped school when this book came out so I could buy it from the bookstore and spend all day reading it. Interesting plot and loveable characters. This book will take you on an amazing adventure in a world that is magically and beautiful.

  • Louisa
    2018-12-29 06:14

    Love this book, like when they find out that they're twins, so good, and the healing of their land, and Cal sending the ship far, far away, must read The Taste of Lightning now!*First Read January 1st 2011*Great ending to a great series! Loved it!

  • Charlotte
    2019-01-01 09:09

    This is a fabulous conclusion to the trilogy!! This is the second time I read "The Chanters of Tremaris" trilogy, and I love it just as much, if not more than the first time I read it! This series will remain one of my all-time favorites!

  • Nishisun
    2019-01-06 08:13

    The Tenth Power was a very good book.It is a bit too sad but other than that I really liked it.I wish there was another book in this series! -Kiran

  • Khaddija
    2019-01-09 13:31

    I love love love this book!!!

  • Annie Oosterwyk
    2018-12-24 05:04

    great ending. I would read more by this author.