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The creation of three of fantasy's stellar talents, the "Trillium Saga" is a tour de force of magic, mystery, and romance. Now best-selling author Andre Norton picks up the story she began with Julian May and Marion Zimmer Bradley--a story that continues with a perilous quest into darkness. . .Once the famed triplet princess who defeated the evil sorcerer Orogastus, Kadiya The creation of three of fantasy's stellar talents, the "Trillium Saga" is a tour de force of magic, mystery, and romance. Now best-selling author Andre Norton picks up the story she began with Julian May and Marion Zimmer Bradley--a story that continues with a perilous quest into darkness. . .Once the famed triplet princess who defeated the evil sorcerer Orogastus, Kadiya ventures forth into the choked swamp lands of Ruewena to seek her own destiny among the Oddlings she once led in battle. Armed with her mystical three-eyed sword, she reaches the lost city of the Vanished Ones and discovers a strange race of dream-catchers, called Hassitti, whose visions bring chilling warning of a lethal plague that sows the land with death. Now Kadiya, with only three comparisons to aid her, journeys into the Thorny Hell, realm of the cannibalistic saurian Skritek, to stop the carrier of the evil disease. Here they discover a portal leading to a universe of awesome darkness--an entranceway to a horror that threatens the very existence of "The World Of The Three Moons."


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The creation of three of fantasy's stellar talents, the "Trillium Saga" is a tour de force of magic, mystery, and romance. Now best-selling author Andre Norton picks up the story she began with Julian May and Marion Zimmer Bradley--a story that continues with a perilous quest into darkness. . .Once the famed triplet princess who defeated the evil sorcerer Orogastus, Kadiya The creation of three of fantasy's stellar talents, the "Trillium Saga" is a tour de force of magic, mystery, and romance. Now best-selling author Andre Norton picks up the story she began with Julian May and Marion Zimmer Bradley--a story that continues with a perilous quest into darkness. . .Once the famed triplet princess who defeated the evil sorcerer Orogastus, Kadiya ventures forth into the choked swamp lands of Ruewena to seek her own destiny among the Oddlings she once led in battle. Armed with her mystical three-eyed sword, she reaches the lost city of the Vanished Ones and discovers a strange race of dream-catchers, called Hassitti, whose visions bring chilling warning of a lethal plague that sows the land with death. Now Kadiya, with only three comparisons to aid her, journeys into the Thorny Hell, realm of the cannibalistic saurian Skritek, to stop the carrier of the evil disease. Here they discover a portal leading to a universe of awesome darkness--an entranceway to a horror that threatens the very existence of "The World Of The Three Moons."

30 review for Golden Trillium

  1. 4 out of 5

    Anastasia

    Although this is listed as the third book in the series, it actually takes place immediately after the first. And because it's written by a different author than the second book (Blood Trillium), there are contradictory events in the two novels. But that doesn't stop this from being a stronger story than either Black Trillium or Blood Trillium. This story is improved upon by only telling the story of one sister, Kadiya. There's no need to jump back and forth constantly and try to fit three heroin Although this is listed as the third book in the series, it actually takes place immediately after the first. And because it's written by a different author than the second book (Blood Trillium), there are contradictory events in the two novels. But that doesn't stop this from being a stronger story than either Black Trillium or Blood Trillium. This story is improved upon by only telling the story of one sister, Kadiya. There's no need to jump back and forth constantly and try to fit three heroines' tales into one novel. So Kadiya gets a fairer, more thought-out treatment. However, that doesn't mean I particularly like her, but at least she was less obnoxious than in the other two books. Now, I said this is better than the other two. I didn't say it was good. The plot is a very standard "quest"-type adventure that involves strange and wondrous allies, some magic, and helpful subhuman companions. And of course, because don't you know this is absolutely required for each book?, there's a love interest! Never mind the fact that Kadiya had never in her life shown any romantic inclinations, she'll just fall madly in love with this handsome warrior she's known for about 2 weeks! They're soul mates! So I didn't feel the story was very original. The pace was also a bit off; the first half felt like it was never going to end, and then all of the action is packed into the last few chapters. Then BAM! it's denouement time and the story is over. Yes, it's better than the first two. But I only read it because I feel like I need to finish what I started. For the sake of 13-year-old me.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Black Trillium was a bit of a let down, but still worth a read, but most of the sequels are terrible. Golden Trillium is the only one I really enjoyed, but that's probably because Kadiya was my favorite character in the first place. Black Trillium was a bit of a let down, but still worth a read, but most of the sequels are terrible. Golden Trillium is the only one I really enjoyed, but that's probably because Kadiya was my favorite character in the first place.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tony P

    Freed from the constraints of reconciling plot continuity and style that hampered the original Black Trillium (by Norton, Bradley & May), this is genuine Andre Norton, at the height of her mature writing powers. Now, I admit I have a soft spot for Norton, ever since reading the only-slightly-post-pulp "The Stars are Ours" as a pre-teen. Her writing quality varies from book to book, but this one gets top marks for style within her oeuvre. Most important, she always captures my sense of wonder. So Freed from the constraints of reconciling plot continuity and style that hampered the original Black Trillium (by Norton, Bradley & May), this is genuine Andre Norton, at the height of her mature writing powers. Now, I admit I have a soft spot for Norton, ever since reading the only-slightly-post-pulp "The Stars are Ours" as a pre-teen. Her writing quality varies from book to book, but this one gets top marks for style within her oeuvre. Most important, she always captures my sense of wonder. So perhaps my rating is a little higher than if I came to this book not knowing her so well. But, yes I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

  4. 4 out of 5

    ☆ Sparky Jo! ☆

    It puts the pen down and it backs away from writing unnecessary sequels or it gets the hose again! Very flat, very unnecessary. And I liked Kadiya so this is saying something! Black Trillium should be seen as a stand alone novel. Recommended for very bored people waiting at the dentist who want to already be in pain by the time the doctor gets to them...

  5. 5 out of 5

    Arwen

    The Trillium books are a good solid fantasy with little traces of a Sci-fi origin to the world. The book focus on only one of the Triplet Princesses, Kadiya. There is a disease taking over the Oddling peoples world. A creeping black thing that kills all life in its path. Kadiya has to go to forbidden ground, to the unknown reaches of the realm to find a cure. It's a good story to get lost in. The Trillium books are a good solid fantasy with little traces of a Sci-fi origin to the world. The book focus on only one of the Triplet Princesses, Kadiya. There is a disease taking over the Oddling peoples world. A creeping black thing that kills all life in its path. Kadiya has to go to forbidden ground, to the unknown reaches of the realm to find a cure. It's a good story to get lost in.

  6. 5 out of 5

    E.W.

    Wonderful story. I read this as a teenager, oh so long ago, and have worn out every copy save the one on my Kindle.

  7. 5 out of 5

    JF

    1.5/5 since it was not "horrible" but really is not at the same level of the previous 2. I felt like 85% of the story was just travelling from one place to another. Most of the fantasy/magic/action was concentrated at the end. To me this was more a spin off (this being a Kadiya side quest) than a real tome. And it's like Tome 2 did not happen yet(?). There is no clear chronology but it's kind of in between tome 1 and 2. ****** Spoiler ahead************************ I have a major issue with Haramis 1.5/5 since it was not "horrible" but really is not at the same level of the previous 2. I felt like 85% of the story was just travelling from one place to another. Most of the fantasy/magic/action was concentrated at the end. To me this was more a spin off (this being a Kadiya side quest) than a real tome. And it's like Tome 2 did not happen yet(?). There is no clear chronology but it's kind of in between tome 1 and 2. ****** Spoiler ahead************************ I have a major issue with Haramis on this one. She only appears a couple of times but in dreams or in visions. Kadiya's quest was a total of what.. about a week and half or maybe 2 weeks? At the very end she is like "Oh my sister, my vision's been clouded for days and days... how is Ruwenda?" Are you kidding me? What kind of Guardian are you ?? You are the new Archimage for Binah's sake! Just get up your butt and go on (or just send by himself) a Lammergeier to see if maybe the land that depends on your protection is all right? It's your job! The author(s) really dropped that one. They could have imagined something else to explain why it would rest on Kadiya's shoulders. And for Kadiya to just accept that her sister did not do anything... it's not like her at all. I imagine her being p*ssed at her sister for her inaction. Any explanation (because there is just none) would have been better because right now it's like Haramis is not even worthy of succeeding to Binah as the White Lady. I'll just do like this tome 3 is an accident from the authors. I was expecting way better than this. I liked the first 2 and I'm not ready yet to give up on the entire series because of this "faux pas".

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ria

    Kadiya feels the need to fulfill some unspecified quest, she sets out with her swamp friend Jagun to the mystical city of Yatlan where she finds the lost Hasitti. Where she finds the beginning of a new evil set to destroy the kingdom. A sweeping plague is affecting anything that lives and is sweeping the land destroying anything it touches. When Kadiya is transported behind a magical wall she finds unexpected help from the guardians of Yatlan the Sindona, through a magical process they are brought Kadiya feels the need to fulfill some unspecified quest, she sets out with her swamp friend Jagun to the mystical city of Yatlan where she finds the lost Hasitti. Where she finds the beginning of a new evil set to destroy the kingdom. A sweeping plague is affecting anything that lives and is sweeping the land destroying anything it touches. When Kadiya is transported behind a magical wall she finds unexpected help from the guardians of Yatlan the Sindona, through a magical process they are brought back to help the people to destroy what the Sindona has described as a magical presence known as Varm who is using the plague to kill anyone who stands in his way in his journey to the underground dwelling of a cabal of the dark elements of the Sindona race. Once these beings are awakened all hope for the world will end but can Kadiya and her friends Stop Varm before it is too late? A wonderful story that at a push can be read as a stand alone novel though at times certain events related in the earlier Trillium novels are referred back to so for reading enjoyment the other books enhance and enlarge upon the scope of the saga.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mawgojzeta

    While I enjoyed this book, I have issues with the series of 5 books: If one is attempting the read these books (The Saga of the Trillium) in order, or, really, in any order, it becomes quite frustrating. The first two books in the series clearly follow one another. Not true for the final three. In fact, the final three totally disregard events in each others' books. Couldn't these women (May, Norton, Bradley) have taken an afternoon to read/skim/whatever the already published books before they we While I enjoyed this book, I have issues with the series of 5 books: If one is attempting the read these books (The Saga of the Trillium) in order, or, really, in any order, it becomes quite frustrating. The first two books in the series clearly follow one another. Not true for the final three. In fact, the final three totally disregard events in each others' books. Couldn't these women (May, Norton, Bradley) have taken an afternoon to read/skim/whatever the already published books before they went on to write the next one? My suggestion is to read Black Trillium, Blood Trillium, and then Sky Trillium. Totally skip Lady of the Trillium and skip Golden Trillium. Not because they are bad books, because on their own they are not. But because they muddle the world you are being asked to enter. Another option would be to read Black, Blood, Golden, and then Lady, but then totally skip Sky Trillium.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

    Book 3 in the Saga of the Trillium (a collaboration between Marion Zimmer Bradley, Andre Norton, and Julian May). This one is by Andre Norton. Ruwenda is in danger again. Kadiya, definitely the focus of this installment, sets out on a quest to avert a curse that may destroy everything she knows. With the help of some of the folk, she finds the Vanished Ones, who, though they disappeared long ago, may be willing to help Kadiya avert disaster. Though this book shares some characters, with the rest Book 3 in the Saga of the Trillium (a collaboration between Marion Zimmer Bradley, Andre Norton, and Julian May). This one is by Andre Norton. Ruwenda is in danger again. Kadiya, definitely the focus of this installment, sets out on a quest to avert a curse that may destroy everything she knows. With the help of some of the folk, she finds the Vanished Ones, who, though they disappeared long ago, may be willing to help Kadiya avert disaster. Though this book shares some characters, with the rest of the series, it does not directly connect with the rest of the storyline.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Marla Shin

    This series, by three different authors, was very disappointing. It had some good parts, but the thing that pushed me out of the series was the names for alien animals that were never described. I didn't know if I was looking at horses or dinosaurs. Really bothered me. This series, by three different authors, was very disappointing. It had some good parts, but the thing that pushed me out of the series was the names for alien animals that were never described. I didn't know if I was looking at horses or dinosaurs. Really bothered me.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Fredrick Danysh

    The princess heiresses from Black Trillium find a new enemy in the kingdon and must counter this evil. This time Kadiya has little help. In all honesty, I did not enjoy this book as much as I have many others by the same author.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

    Book 3 with Kadiya in the star role of this book.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Elar

    It had inconsistency with other stories in the series, but other than that it was nice story.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Margaret

    I think this was a great addition to the series. I think Kadiya really filled out as a character in this story. It was by no means as good as the first, but I think it worked as a sequel.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    GOLDEN TRILLIUM by Andre Norton (1993)

  17. 4 out of 5

    Theresa

    third in the saga, this is a great story of magic and personal strength as three sisters learn their own power

  18. 5 out of 5

    Daniellebird

  19. 4 out of 5

    Heather

  20. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Lane

  21. 4 out of 5

    Brian

  22. 4 out of 5

    gio

  23. 4 out of 5

    Boreal

  24. 4 out of 5

    Mashkai

  25. 4 out of 5

    Terry

  26. 5 out of 5

    Michelleapril Bragg

  27. 5 out of 5

    Rodney Kirby

  28. 4 out of 5

    Tina Kershner

  29. 4 out of 5

    Grant

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

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