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Cate Tiernan’s series Sweep was all I would read (yes, just over and over) in the 8th grade. I was totally addicted. In high school I “nostalgically” went to that. Write the first paragraph of your article here. Publication History Foreign Editions For the original, four-book release, Balefire was only sold outside the US in the. Cate Tiernan Long-lost twin witches and hidden magical powers make for a gripping The Balefire coven has tried and failed to replicate the original rite that .

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Cate Tiernan – Balefire

She was a master at describing the thousand tiny moments tierban make up a woman’s day; how the seemingly small and inconsequential thing can suddenly take on a huge emotional importance. As to be expected though, I also have a problem catte it, and it’s that minor characters seem to have their own chapter, and although it’s nice, I’d rather have fewer chapters and have the characters share chapters than reach the end of the book to find there’s been 27 of them.

Cate Tiernan is a brilliant writer I have several favorite writers. Eventually Thias comes into her magic but there are dark forces looming about them. I love those aspects, among others. Please try again later.

The reward for my unusual optimism have been pages of the most severe, most nauseating and most disturbing case of double instant-love I have ever come across. She has a beautiful, precise, educated command of the language that leaves me in awe.

Mar 22, Cici rated it really liked it Shelves: New Orleans greets Thais with many secrets and mysteries, but none as unbelievable as the moment she comes face to face with the impossible — an identical twin, Clio. I’m much more idiosyncratic and just need to do my own thing, which is kind of new-agey and pantheistic.


This series was the kind of book I wanted, with someone who h I picked up this young adult series on a whim but was immediately hooked. I still feel a bit queasy Undetailed spoiler ahead, but really not much of a spoiler unless you’ve It’s an average series, you have the paranormal in the form of witches, a number of love triangles, almost everyone is involved in someone else’s triangle. I want to go change my shelves so that the original four books are there, that way I can give every single one of them a one, and I haven’t even started reading the fourth one yet.

Unfortunately, this was not the case.

Showing of 9 reviews. I would have at least thought it was okay if it were not for the fact that Thais had sex with Luc or Andre whichever you want to call him.

But everyone had all this great development and growth. They are actually considered caring guys by this author, really? Oh, and the only one I trust at this point is Thais, because Clio is almost out to get her because of Luc. I still love Riche.

Series Review / Balefire Series by Cate Tiernan ~ Debra’s Book Cafe

I really like Cate Tiernan’s Sweep series, so I expected to like this series more. Guys are “great” if they try to get you pregnant i. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I mean, a lot! I loved the characters in this novel. No trivia or quizzes yet. March 6, by thedarkphantom.

A Chalice of Wind Finished: I’m not good at summaries, so I’ll leave it at that. Richard, on the other hand They are from a long line of witches, Clio already practicing and Thais brand new to the craft.

What was the plot point about with the twins becoming less like themselves and more like the other? And they are very opposite, even though they are twins. But when they are 16, their father is killed in a mysterious accident, and Thais finds herself in the hands of strangers in a city she never thought she had any connection to. If you like tales of witchcraft and magick, this is a must read!


With all the books in the same set like this it was easy to see the numerous errors and plot differences from one book to the next. I can understand why this book is in a bind up, because no one would buy each individual book. I love this novel and her other work If the ending had been a bit more resolved for me, this would probably be a five star book. This book was told in many, many different characters points of view.

Now really, did she really believe readers would like these two dumb twins.

Balefire Series

Other Series You Might Like. Mass Market Baleire Verified Purchase. I’m still guessing about who the ‘bad guys’ are, and looking forward to reading the next instalment. Goodness I’m so glad that I’ve finally finished this book I’ve been picking up bxlefire putting down this book since last month and omgggg it was possibly the worst book I’ve read. If you read it and enjoy it, be sure to let me know.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Gosh, this author is the absolute worse. I went to school in New York, and after school went back to New Orleans. Clio is dealing with some baleffire and Thais is still fighting her feelings that she has toward Luc.

Bottom line, don’t read this unless you have nothing else.