Transcendent

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Transcendent LOVE CONQUERSOn a storm swept terrace high above the streets of Manhattan Mason Starling holds the fate of the world in her hands as her beloved Fennrys lies bleeding at her feet his life hanging in

  • Title: Transcendent
  • Author: Lesley Livingston
  • ISBN: 9780062063137
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Hardcover
  • LOVE CONQUERSOn a storm swept terrace high above the streets of Manhattan, Mason Starling holds the fate of the world in her hands as her beloved Fennrys lies bleeding at her feet, his life hanging in the balance The ancient Norse prophecy of Ragnarok stands poised on the knife edge of fulfillment Mason s transformation into a Valkyrie a chooser of the slain and the oneLOVE CONQUERSOn a storm swept terrace high above the streets of Manhattan, Mason Starling holds the fate of the world in her hands as her beloved Fennrys lies bleeding at her feet, his life hanging in the balance The ancient Norse prophecy of Ragnarok stands poised on the knife edge of fulfillment Mason s transformation into a Valkyrie a chooser of the slain and the one who will ultimately bring about the end of the world is complete Still, she remains determined to thwart her father s apocalyptic desires Whatever is to come, it won t happen because of what the prophecy foretold, or what Gunnar Starling has planned, or what the fates have already decided What happens next will be up to Mason and the Fennrys Wolf The world had better hope they haven t reached the limits of what their souls and swords can survive.Perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare s Mortal Instruments series, and set in the same universe as Lesley Livingston s much loved WONDROUS STRANGE trilogy, with roots in Greek, Roman, Norse, Egyptian, and Celtic myths and legends, this thrilling conclusion to the acclaimed Starling trilogy is filled to the hilt with sweeping adventure and soaring romance.

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    1. Sarah on said:

      (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)“Prophecies don’t always come true. And even when they do, it’s usually in all the ways you never expected they would.”This was a good end to the series, and I liked the action.I liked the characters in this book; they stayed strong in the face of danger, and never stopped looking for a way to not only save themselves, but to save the world.The death god’s eyes wer [...]

    2. Rachel on said:

      TRANSCENDENT is the electrifying, edge-of-your-seat exciting and action-packed end to a series that delivered awesome battles, mythology, characters and writing. The pace was nonstop. The shocks and surprises kept coming. And the tension continued to build until its explosive conclusion.With a fierce heroine who became even more intense in this third and final book in the trilogy, a swoon-worthy hero who never stopped fighting for what and who he wanted, a number of enemies whose motives and aim [...]

    3. Dark Faerie Tales on said:

      Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: Gods, half gods, Ragnarok! Can Mason save the world?Opening Sentence: “This is not right…,” Mason Starling murmured softly as sank to her knees beside the crumpled form at the center of a swiftly widening circle of blood.”The Review:So please be aware that if you have not read Starling or Descendant this will contain spoilers. So please STOP now and read the first two books before reading Transcendent. Literally, Transcendent starts [...]

    4. Tressa (Wishful Endings) on said:

      Originally posted for its tour here.4.5 starsTranscendent was a fabulous ending to this urban fantasy series! This series has it all: the brooding and damaged bad boy, the golden hero, a fierce and also damaged leading lady, characters facing the end of the world as they know it, some great villains, and plenty of players, action, and twists to keep things interesting. Then you can't forget the humor, sarcasm, banter, and hopeless romance.What I loved the most about this series was Mason and Fen [...]

    5. Rashika (is tired) on said:

      ***This review has also been posted on The Social PotatoI read Starling over two years ago and while I was taken by the book it took me a long time to finally pick up the sequel, which I did when I saw the trilogy finale on Edelweiss. I was ready to dive back into the world Livingston had created but was afraid that it might not live up to everything I had remembered it to be and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little disappointed. When I picked up Transcendent though, I was ready, and I w [...]

    6. Angela Blount on said:

      3.5 Stars Originally reviewed for YA Books Central: yabookscentral/yafictiThis third and final book in the Starling series is a multi-POV work of urban fantasy, heavy on the Norse mythology angle while incorporating a mashup of pantheons that include ancient Greek and Egyptian elements. I will admit upfront that I haven’t read the first two in the series, and as this book doesn’t seem meant to stand alone particularly well, I recognize my lack of foreknowledge has likely impeded my enjoyment [...]

    7. Shelley on said:

      **I received this book for free from HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***Genre* Young Adult, Paranormal*Rating* 3.5*My Thoughts*Transcendent is the final installment in the Starling trilogy. The story picks up right where the cliffhanger ending to Descendant left off. 17-year old fencing champion Mason Starling never really had to fight for her life until the world changed in an instant. [...]

    8. Michele (Reading Lark/CanadianTwiMom) on said:

      My review can also be found on Reading Lark: readinglark/2014/14.5 stars!Wow! That was quite a ride! A long time ago, after completing the Wondrous Strange trilogy, I SO wished for more of this world from Lesley…particularly more of Fennrys. And she sure did deliver. While the Starling books do take place in the same world, with some favourites from the original trilogy making an appearance along with Fennrys, this was still predominantly Mason Starling’s story with Fenn as a rather large (a [...]

    9. Wendy on said:

      "Transcendent" is the explosive and action-packed third novel in the "Starling series" that begins when Fennrys is brought back to life as the Fenris Wolf and Gwen Littlefield sacrifices her life to save humanity from a curse. On the cusp of the Ragnorak, Mason Starling who's been transformed into a legendary Valkyrie is fated to choose the third chess piece in her father's game to bring about the apocalypse although she's determined to thwart him and save humanity. In the finale of a thrilling [...]

    10. Abbie on said:

      4.5/5 stars. After a brilliant first book, a lackluster second, Transcendent was a fantastic end to a good trilogy. I had no real fears about the turn out of this book, and everything happened pretty much as I expected it to for a few exceptions. (SPOILERS!!!!!!!!) I did not want Rory to be hit with the golden arrow and learn to love. Sure, he realizes just how much of a terrible human being he was, but I really wanted him to die. Seriously. Gunnar's ending was more fitting, but it kind of left [...]

    11. !Aria! on said:

      She raised the bow to her lips.“The world, Rory,” she whispered in a voice like judgment, “love the whole damned world . . .”Then she aimed, and pulled the trigger.I give this book a 3.5 star ratingG I've FINALLY FINISHED IT. I felt that most of this book was good and interesting, but the book was kind of long and drawn out. The book had major battle scenes and they took up quite a lot of the book and I feel that Fennrys and Mason's relationship didn't really get expressed that much in t [...]

    12. Synnie on said:

      I managed to get my hands on an ARC. It was fantastic. It concluded the trilogy perfectly, I can't think of any loose ends. It was riviting. More than once I had my hand covering my mouth as I read. I found I was more emotionally invested in this one than the other too. And the end was just so GOOD! I wish I could say who was involved but I don't want to give anything away. All I can say is that it was so deserved and it was beautiful. Even though I have my ARC I'm still going to buy the hardcov [...]

    13. Leah (Jane Speare) on said:

      Good ending for the series. Few problems: It seemed like she was trying to fit too many mythologies into one story, Nordic, Celtic, Greek and Roman--just everything. It's a bit much. Also, it kinda irks me when the last book in series takes place in a few hours, and is one long battle-like sequence…such a short time frame makes for little character development in my opinion.I really liked the first trilogy that this is a spin off from, Wondrous Strange. I have a feeling she may do yet another [...]

    14. Britt on said:

      So sad to see you go but I loved to watch you leave! Loved this conclusion to a wonderful series! Check out my *Rockstar Book Tour* stop Friday Dec. 19th @ PleaseFeedTheBookworm

    15. CharlotteBlack on said:

      Continuing exactly where Descendant left off, Mason is left begging Rafe, as Anubis, to save Fennrys's life. This will make Fennrys a wolf, and will fulfill a prophecy of sorts.If the other two books were considered fast paced, then this one is superhuman fast. The story speeds up, if that's at all possible, and jets through vast epical backstory telling us about Fennrys and his own family, and how the school, Mason and her father are all involved in Ragnarok. Most importantly, why her father be [...]

    16. Shaylene on said:

      A stunning conclusion to the Starling trilogy. This was one of the best endings ever since it tied everything up so well. Though I read this one a while ago, I still remember how some things went down. First of all, I absolutely hated how Mason's father and Rory manipulated her, I was glad how things turned out in the end. And of course Mason and Fennrys' relationship gets deeper while also going through some things on the part of Fenn. Ragnorak (I don't know if I spelled it right) came full for [...]

    17. Lisa Lee on said:

      Transcendent by Lesley Livingston was just wowIt was so amazing. This is the third and last book of the Starling Saga. I felt like the books just got better each time and it was so heart warming. This book involves with fighting, another world, gods, goddess, romance, action, family, friends, war and so much more. I can't believe it is really over. In this book, the main character had to find herself and save her world. It was a powerful story and I would recommend it. Safe Harbor is something I [...]

    18. Kristen on said:

      Boo iam so bummed! Lesley put so much work into this series and made a really lame end result. I wanted there to be a physical war here iam highly upset with this vague conclusion.

    19. Zachary Flye (Zach's YA Reviews) on said:

      Review:Protagonist: At the end of the previous installment Mason Starling has the Odin Spear in her hand as the Fennrys Wolf lays dying at her feet. Now the fate of the world literally hangs in the balance of one choice that only Mason, a chooser of the slain, can make. Honestly, at this point Mason's a pretty well developed character at this point and this book is really about her using what she's learned and her experiences from the past two installments to find a way to end Ragnarok before it [...]

    20. Haley on said:

      Yet another series comes to a close. I’ve been reading a lot of finales lately, and this one was definitely a good one. It was also very complex. I had some issues with the previous books. I sometimes got bored or confused. There are so many characters to keep track of, it gets confusing. This finale book starts out like a apocalyptic fantasy because New York City is trapped in a magic fog and all regular mortals are unconscious or dead because this curse. Ragnarok is coming and Mason and her [...]

    21. Rachel on said:

      It's the beginning of the end. Transcendent is the last in the Starling trilogy by Lesley Livingston and folks it was fantastic.I am going to do a quick and dirty because it's the last book in the series and well if you don't love the series by now then you won't and I will feel deeply sorry for you. You really missed out on a great story.Transcendent was everything I hoped it would be. The plot was fast-paced at some points and steady at others. I was enthralled with the story, I couldn't wait [...]

    22. Krutula on said:

      On a storm-swept terrace high above the streets of Manhattan, Mason Starling holds the fate of the world in her hands as her beloved Fennrys lies bleeding at her feet, his life hanging in the balance. The ancient Norse prophecy of Ragnarok stands poised on the knife edge of fulfillment. Mason’s transformation into a Valkyrie—a chooser of the slain and the one who will ultimately bring about the end of the world—is complete. Still, she remains determined to thwart her father’s apocalyptic [...]

    23. Sam on said:

      Huge thank you to HarperCollins Canada for this ARC!I am so sad this series is officially over! However, it really did have quite a hell of an ending, if I must say. Transcendent is a book that keeps you entertained from the get go and it immediately begins where Descendent left off. Mason is now a Valkyrie, and she must learn to harness her new found, if super sucky power (though personally, I think it's kind of nifty, if morbid). Mason gets a ton of growth and what I enjoyed about her in this [...]

    24. Miss Clark on said:

      Not as impressive a conclusion as I had anticipated and the pacing seemed to run towards far too much building of tension and preparing and then a quick "let's wrap this up" and done. The end. I would have appreciated a bit more about how things settled and such.For me, it was a bit much on the lovey-dovey kissy side of things. (Though, thank you for no sex scenes!They have some strong make-out scenes, but that is it.)I just felt that the story was long for what actually took place.Heather! I wi [...]

    25. Grace Touch on said:

      I am fan-girling so freaking hard right now that I cannot even contain myself!!! What an epic conclusion to this wonderfully mythological book!! That battle though.Daaaannnggg!!! Be still, my beating heart. Sorry, not sorry, for that bit of obnoxious fan-girling. I just HAD to get it out of my system. You understand. Anyhoo, this final book in the Starling Saga was full of action, riddles, and a prophecy that seemed destined to destroy them all. But Mason is looking for a loophole around every c [...]

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