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For infighting than in the face of overwhelming invasion and really nobody can ever catch a break can theyNot much in the way of actual thievery this time and events are considerably less light hearted but no less engaging This surprised me with its ups and downs how dark this story has become as compared to that light first book Every character had a great growth so far whereas at first they seem invincible but over the course of four books we have been told their strengths past and weaknesses The way things ended here finale will be on the edge story A new favourite The Spirit War is a fantastic penultimate volume of the Eli Monpress series one which just eeps getting betterIt continues to expand on the worldbuilding and develop the main characters this time with focus on Josef Back in the earlier books there was a mention of the Immortal Empress who appears to have dominion over a significant part of the world Here we learn that her spectacular rise to power came from the very same omnipotent source that would have availed Eli with even given his current status as the favorite if he had not decided to reject it and cut himself loose Well as loose as he can be which is not entirely To say anything than this will be a spoiler so I will refrain We also finally get to see of the political power behind the Council of Thrones and the Spirit Court as the return of the Immortal Empress in her conuest of the entire world will reuire no less than a united front of the military and the wizards to containWhile Eli remained as the main protagonist which the overarching story revolves around he does not dominate the narrative The Enticing (PI Men to the Rescue key characters around him are given eual if not development and growth as they increasingly find a firm footing within his story Even the supporting characters both old and new have roles to play and are skilfully woven into various threads leading into the larger tale being unravelled Josef s birth right could have been handled in the most cliched manner but Rachel Aaron did not make it easy for him I cannot say that I am a huge fan of Josef the swordsman nope he is not Hadrian Blackwater but I don t dislike him either If nothing else his absolute trust in Eli and extreme care and concern for Nico made him a compelling character And his direct and blunt demeanour can be uite refreshing and funny at times Especially in comparison to his wily and cunning companion Nico s continuous struggle with her demonseed possession came to a most intriguing and disturbing development in this chapter of the story just before we arrive to the cliffhanger ending Miranda on the other hand is beginning to annoy me with her self righteousness There are moments wh Well that was disappointing And unexpected And depressing Oh don t forget depressingI usually like it when series start outind of lighthearted and get serious as the story progresses However the reason this didn t work for me this time around can be easily summed upJosef MirandaI ve never really been a fan of Miranda I thought she was Spring Comes to Sanctuary (Welcome to Sanctuary, kind of fun when she was always chasing and loosing Eli and then when they had to team up together But I ve never really liked her And now right now I hate her All high and mightynow what s best shoving someone back to their abuser I really hate her Josef I flat out don t like Right from the start he was one of those stoic swordsmen characters and those are exactly the type of characters I never Full Review Over At Fantasy Book Critic OVERVIEWANALYSIS It s always harder to review series books the further you get into the series For one most of the plot points become spoilers for previous books secondly it becomes a bit harder to Ask the Past keep repeating why you like this world or the over all series and lastly the highs of the previous volumeseep raising the bar of expectation to its zenith So in spite of all the afore mentioned reasons the Spirit War book four in the Legend Of Eli Monpress series completely enthralled me and has lead me to believe Rachel Aaron is an author destined for dollops of fame and success Once again to reiterate the following review might contain spoilers for the previous three books as otherwise it will be very hard to even speak or write about its plot though I ll try my best to Riding Class (Saddle Club, keep them to a minimalistic level So for those readers who haven t read the first three books consider yourselves warnedThe Spirit War opens after the tumultuous events of the Spirit Eater but the prologue once again gives us a look into events past focusing on Josef and how he procured the Heart of War The first chapter however introduces us to characters that have been alluded to but haven t officially made their presencenown These characters are Den the Warlord and Nara the Immortal Empress these two have a connection and Den is looking to catch the Empress on her word He does manage to find her as well as subvert her mood to his wishes and its from here the basic plot begins The reader will then meet Eli Josef and Nico on the other side of the world as they are waiting for Eli s newest bounty things however take a crazy turn when Josef s picture adorns the bounty wall besides Eli with his bounty being higher than Eli s as well This peculiar bounty alerts Josef to his family and heritage summoning him Ef have their hands full The Spirit Court has been usurped by the Council of Thrones and someone calling herself the Immortal Empress is staging a massive invasion But it's not just politics the Immortal Empress has a specific target in mind Eli Monpress the greatest thief in the wor.
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Soooo I seriously love this series I just love it to death and this book doesn t disappoint We learn a TON about Josef and get a lot of world building context as the author builds towards the fifth and final book released this fall CAN IT BE NOW PLEASE The tone of this one is a bit serious than the previous ones but it is definitely due as the glibness of characters is stripped back to reveal WHY they re so glib and what they re really hiding And the endingOMG THE ENDING I was like WHAT really really goodThere was a LOT of setup for the ending but I see brilliance in the threads she s spinning I m so confident the ending book will blow my top off If you like light ish fantasy you definitely need to read this series The first book shows a bit of the newness of the author but each of the subseuent books gets better and better and better Characters Great Worldbuilding Wonderful series Wow I really dislike Miranda Intentions are all well and good but her obsession over capturing Eli is really over the top She reminds me of religious fanatics who will mow down anybody who stands against her ideals I just really dislike her treatment of Eli She demands things out of everybody while not informing herself To me her badgering of Eli was Silver Stirrups (Saddle Club, kind of victim blaming and Iind of hate her for that Oh Eli I m so sad for you Benehime is really really creepy I think that is my biggest contention against Miranda she blames the victims and it was just really sad for Eli because Eli believed it too She pushed him over the edge and it made me so mad She can t see beyond her own self interest She wasn t the only one to lose in that war and her tendency to point the finger at Eli is unjustified I want Nico to punch her face so she can at least get her head out of her ass Nico s arc is really interesting too She became a new demon independent of the seed I really like her I wish she and Josef could just get it together Josef s princely identity was news I wish he d investigate why he gets worried when Nico isn t at his side though And Eli I would have been completely fine if Eli abandoned the war It would have been understandable Benehime is really creepy I loved this book I thought the story was engrossing the characters likable except for Miranda I loved Eli Nico and Josef They are written well Honorable scene mention When Eli confided that the spirits think Josef is a murderer because they confused him with his predecessors I thought that was adorable I also thought Eli promising the wind spirits favour from other people was funny I love Eli s interactions with the spirits The story revolves around Josef s Different Class kingdom His bounty had been raised and he saw it for what it was a call to come home His mother had been sick and he ordered Josef to do his duty that is to father an heir to the throne To Nico and Eli s surprise they discover that Josef had been married In his defense it was done in his absence Nico was heartbroken over this and over the prospect of Josef fathering a child with his wife However things are not as they seem Josef had been falling asleep during inopportune times This made him suspicious and he enlisted Eli and Nico s help Also the heir to theingdom and guards had been murdered making Josef look bad He already had a reputation for it It turns out that it was his wife She was a sleeper agent for the Immortal Empress assigned to destabilize the Short Stories by Roald Dahl kingdom Her mother had been poisoning the ueen for ten years This all came out but not soon enough The ueen died stabbed by anife Josef and his wife fought with the subjects cheering on the wife Josef wasn t well liked because of his reputation and absence while the wife had been living there for a long time It was only when Eli asked the wind spirits to carry the voices that the people heard her confession Josef managed to defeat her with the Heart of War However the threat doesn t end thereThe empress was spurned into conuering the Goldilocks the Three Bears kingdom in the name of the shepherdess Benehime wanted Eli desperate enough to call for help even if it meant waging war They held on for a very long time Josef attacked the ships Nicoilled Den the warlord In doing so she became a new demon and was injured very badly There were a lot of casualties including Eli s spirit It was a hopeless situation The Spirit Council finally came and held the attackers at bay However the empress was very determined to prove herself and forged on When Miranda s last attack failed she lashed out at Eli At this time the empress revealed that she was a star cluing in Miranda about Eli She blamed him and guilted him into action He finally broke and gave up He went to meet the empress and wrested the spirits from her Benehime came down and took him away The Spirit War is the fourth in The Legend of Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron The stakes are continuing to raise for our group of unlikely heroes and the world Once you get this far into a series it becomes hard to summarize without spoilers That saidview spoilerThe Immortal Empress has decided it s time to continue her conuests to rule the world and has her sights set on Osera an island in the Council Kingdoms The ueen of Osera needs her wayward son to return and take his rightful place to lead their people to battle To that end she sets a bounty to get. Eli Monpress is vain He's cocky And he's a thief But he's a thief who has just seen his bounty topped and he's not happy about it The bounty topper as it turns out is his best friend bodyguard and master swordsman Josef Who has been eeping secrets from Eli Apparently he's the only
His attention A bounty higher than Eli s The only thing crazier is that this prince is none other than Eli s companion Josef Liechten hide spoiler Via Book Reviews by Niki Hawkes at wwwnikihawkescomI want to start out by sharing the overview for the first book Eli Monpress is talented He s charming And he s a thiefBut not just any thief He s the greatest thief of the age and he s also a wizard And with the help of his partners a swordsman with the most powerful magic sword in the world but no magical ability of his own and a demonseed who can step through shadows and punch through walls he s going to put his plan into effectThe first step is to increase the size of the bounty on his head so he ll need to steal some big things But he ll start small for now He ll just steal something that no one will miss at least for a whileLike a ing I don t Socialist Realism know about you but that short teaser convinced me right away that I wanted to give the series a try and it was even better than I could have imagined The first three books have to be by far one of the most memorable trilogies I ve ever read There was a high level of originality and it was spectacularly funny without ever crossing over to stupid or overdoneI have to give majorudos to Aaron for pulling off two things you rarely see done well in fantasy creating a feel of wonder and doing so using almost poetic imagery A lot of authors try to introduce wonder into their stories but it usually comes off ridiculous rather than awe inspiring Aaron pulls it off in a cheeky fun manner without losing any serious and thought provoking overtones She did this through exceptional character development and dialogue and introducing epic world building and magic systems I can t say enough good things about this series I am hooked and will definitely read anything Aaron publishes in the futureSurprisingly compared to the first three novels I thought the Spririt War started out a bit slow Luckily it was still rich uality writing so the pace didn t bother me like it might have in other books Regardless the slower pace can be attributed to Aaron s choice to expand on some minor characters and introduce some new ones which means that she couldn t possibly take it any faster if she wanted to develop them properly I have criticized authors in the past for telling their stories from multiple viewpoints I believe the I Look Up To... Michelle Obama key to doing this well is making sure all of your characters add directly to the overall arc with each perspectives taking nothing away from the story s momentum All of Aaron s viewpoint characters help maintain this momentum adding a complexity to the story that still blows my mindAspiring writers out there including myself could learn a lot by studying the way this author weaves the story creates and maintains characters and describes her world She brings things to life and does so in a beautifully effortless manner I will definitely be rereading this series for tips because there were moments of pure brilliance in every aspect of her writingRecommendations As I said before this series is whimsical without being ridiculous I find myself recommending it to many types of readers because it s one of those stories that has appeal for all ages but for the sake of a few scary moments Ieep the recommends to 10 It is probably best for fantasy lovers who are in the mood for something different Its also my number one choice when someone says they want something fun to read This series started out as a fun light uirky fantasy with a cast of witty and lovable characters but has subseuently grown with each book into one of my favourite series All the ingredients for a good book are there great writing characters you can t help but love lots of laugh out loud moments clever and believable scenario resolution uick pace and a detailed back story that cracks open at unpredictable moments to surprise the reader But the thing I love most is that Rachel Aaron seems to have thrown the guidebook to writing out of the window Some of the traditional scenarios don t play out as expected Details of what I m referring to are in the spoiler view It occurs to me that I committed a grave injustice in my review of The Legend of Eli Monpress the omnibus collection of the first three Eli Monpress novels I mentioned Eli himself and his companions Josef and Nico but I completely neglected to name Spiritualist Miranda Lyonette his would be nemesis and sometimes reluctant ally And all of the spirits she has helping her not least of whom is the spirit hound GinAnyhoo so after the relatively world shaking events at the end of the previous book we now embark upon events that are even world shaking during the course of which we learn Josef s back story Which I won t tell because that would be spoiling But anyway on the other side of the ocean is the empire of the Immortal Empress whose probing attack was barely beaten back at great cost a generation ago and who now for Reasons most of which revolve around Eli himself has decided to come back and finish the job beginning with the island nation of Osera where our heroes find themselves drawn And in the meantime on the mainland there s all inds of infighting going on between the Spiritualists and the wizards who serve the Council because what better time. Rince of a rather feisty country and his mother a formidable ueen who's every bit as driven and stubborn as he is wants him to come home and do his duty which means throwing over personal ambitions like proving he's the greatest swordsman who ever lived Family drama aside Eli and Jos.
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