The Thirteenth House by Sharon ShinnThe Thirteenth House by Sharon Shinn

The Thirteenth House

bySharon Shinn

Mass Market Paperback | February 27, 2007

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The first book of The Twelve Houses, Mystic & Rider, was hailed as “spellbinding” (Publishers Weekly), and introduced readers to the troubled land of Gillengaria. Now, national bestselling and award-winning author Sharon Shinn continues her epic tale, as a beautiful shapeshifter finds that intrigue and danger can be found even in the safest of havens…
 
After joining an unlikely band of soldiers and sorcerers to rescue the regent Romar Brendan from a cabal of rebellious minor lords, the shiftling Kirra returns to her home of Danalustrous—and learns that her half-sister, Casserah, has been proclaimed heir to the land.
 
Though Casserah is obligated to attend a circuit of social events held by the great Houses of Gillengaria, she obstinately refuses to go. So Kirra shapeshifts into her sister’s form and makes the rounds for her. In the royal city of Ghosenhall, she unexpectedly joins up with her steadfast compatriots from her previous adventures, and together they embark on a tour of the Twelve Houses acting as guardians for the enigmatic queen of Gillengaria and her alluring daughter.
 
The motley group of mystics and warriors faces many dangers in their travels. But Kirra places herself willingly in peril when she falls in love with the irresistible—but already married—Lord Romar. Revealing her true identity to him, Kirra begins a tempestuous affair that places them both in mortal danger, and leads them both into the stronghold of the devious lords of the Thirteenth House…
Sharon Shinn is the national bestselling author of the Elemental Blessings novels, as well as the Shifting Circle novels. Her first novel, The Shape-Changer’s Wife, was a nominee for Locus’s Best First Fantasy Novel of 1995. She has won the William L. Crawford Award for Outstanding New Fantasy Writer, and was twice nominated for the Jo...
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Title:The Thirteenth HouseFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 6.8 × 4.2 × 1 inPublished:February 27, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0441014143

ISBN - 13:9780441014149

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent book This book isn't as good as the first (I had some issues with the main plot) but the characters are fantastic, and it has some really great parts to it. I do love learning more about Kirra, and this book is a great bridge to the next few in the series, which are fantastic.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent continutation The Thirteenth House is the second book in The Twelve Houses series, featuring Kirra as the protagonist. I love how Sharon Shinn creates so many female characters who are strong and independent in different ways, showcasing a real diversity of personalities in her heroines! If you want to know what's going on between Kirra and Donal from Mystic and Rider, here's where you finally get some answers!
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect backdrop to the rest of the series A great read, it goes fast and the story is a nice balance to the series. I certainly appreciate getting a look into the mechanics of Kirra, and felt for the character through the read. Sets the stage for the other two books perfectly.
Date published: 2009-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This series Is starting to become a favourite of mine, I simply cannot wait to read the last two books. Although some of her choice weren't the best, I understand that its hard to deny love and I definetaly cried when Kirra cried.
Date published: 2007-12-04