Date: 05 January, 1988 — $6.99 — Book
This final book of the Talia trilogy is full of omens. Talia has not revealed her bond to Dirk, a particularly plain Herald who is afraid that Talia has fallen for his handsome friend Kris instead. The Council is pressuring Queen Selenay to betrothe her daughter Elspeth to the son of an ally, and though she approves of the father, she knows nothing of the son. And over all hangs a Foretelling that Talia will not find her greatest joy until after her greatest grief.
And that grief... well, it's a doozy. My recommendation is that instead of getting the trilogy as three separate volumes, you buy the omnibus edition (entitled Queen's Own) and treat it as one book. Because as it turns out, there are things hinted at in the first novel that come to fruition in this, the third, and that way you don't lose any momentum.