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Managed to create a story that flows simply naturally without great fuss pointless grandiosity forced BIG revelations Every detail seems to be in its place fits naturally into the greater picture She did indeed achieve BALANCE The concept of the world building is based on the 5 lements loosely on numerology The author builds up her world slowly but surely with lovely interesting intriguing details of geography religion politics social customs without being over or underwhelming The magic if it can be called magic at all is understated It is like natural powers coming to characters in synch with their intrinsic Dancing on the Ceiling elements with greater power being concentrated in the Primes of the 5 houses It is an important feature but not the actual drive behind the story The heroine Zoe she is not your typical kickass one not that I have anything against them in general but still has a solid inner strength to her in perfect harmony with her naturallement water that is very appealing She IS actually lovely likeable The Wee Free Men (Discworld, easy to relate to She is not perfect has no false humility about herselfither And that my Fellow Readers is no mean feat considering how many authors seem to miss the point Kidnapped entirely by creating these oh so very speshul snowflakes whose specialness lies in being insufferable oh please don tell me I am special for I know I am not thoughveryone All Quiet on the Western Front else keeps telling me I AM spoiling the whole reading processven if the story is a good one It is also a refreshing change that Zoe upon learning that she is heir to her Coru grandmother Prime of the Lalindar family instead of denial and running away from her fate in the usual fashion of chosen ones of most fantasy novels actually takes to her role like a duck is taking to water pun intended flowing into filling in the space she needs to occupy naturally without any needless rumpus The characters in general main as well as secondary characters are well drawn There is no black white characterisation The love affair is also understated part of the story without História do Rei Transparente events having tovolve around it all the time There are no Best Mechanic Ever earthuakes fireworks all screaming HESHE is the ONE It is still believable how the 2 characters are influencing are slowly being drawn toach other without the author having to hit us on the head Dinosaur Dinners every other page with how much they are in love describingvery move look facial In His Blood expression thought feeling inxcruciating detailBe warned again that the story takes its own sweet time to gather real monentum so if you want a uick action fix choose something Desert Kings (Deathlands, else Troubled Waters is a really lovely high fantasy novel I liked it almost as much as my favorite so far Sharon Shinn book Summers at Castle Auburn Zoe is the daughter of a once powerful man in the kingdom of Welce who lived in hiding in a small village for ten years after falling from the king s favor As the story begins Zoe s father has just died and the king s closest advisor Darien Serlast swoops into town with the surprise announcement that Zoe has been chosen to be the king s fifth wife YayZoe numb with grief and shock allows Darien to take her to the capital city but as soon as they arrive there she slips away from him at an opportune moment and goes into hiding once again But life of course has in store for Zoe and she and the royal court and Darien aren t done withach other yet And magic is uite literally waiting to manifest in Zoe s bloodThere are five powerful families in the kingdom An Officer and a Spy each gifted with a particular affinity to one of the fivelements air soul fire mind water blood Exposed (Annika Bengtzon, earth flesh and wood bone The leader ofach family the prime is gifted with Ooko extraordinary gifts and powers relating to theirlement Zoe soon discovers she is the coru or waterblood prime since her grandmother died several years ago Not a spoiler this is in the book s blurbIt was interesting to read about a society tied so closely to the idea of the Naked elements and their powers Most people in this society doesn t have magical powers it s mostly just the five primes and to a lesserxtent their heirs But Shadow Scale (Seraphina, everyone in Welce carries traits of one of theselements sometimes with an aspect of another Claim The Crown element as a secondary part of their personality kind of like how we sometimes categorize people s personalities in our society by color In Wence this is woven into the core of their culture The story contains a heartwarming romance that develops slowly and believably but doesn tver take over the plot to the Nerds exclusion ofverything In the Shadow of the Crown (Queens of England, elseShe could not resist leaning into him just a little just to feel his reassuring strength against her shoulder But that is my pointxactly she said Who I am now and who I seemed to be then are two very different peopleNot so different that I cannot recognize you he said No matter how much you change you will always be familiar to meThere s also uite a bit of intriguing and conniving once Zoe takes her place in high society Most of all this is a coming of age story Bark even though Zoe is already about 23 years old as the story begins as she gradually discovers who she is as a person and what she wants from lifeVery highly recommended for those whonjoy romantic fantasy that s on the uieter side and maybe On Such a Full Sea even for those who don t normally read fantasy but appreciate well told tales It s always risky for me to reread a book As I grow older I find that my tastes have changed andven so I find myself becoming increasingly critical of certain lements in books I usual. G but a woman with power in her own right But as Zoe unlocks of the mysteries of her blood and the secrets of the royal family she must decide how to use her great power to rise above the deceptions and intrigue of the royal cour.
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While this is not uite a OMG I m in LOVE 5 star book for me it came pretty close to being at least a loved it 5 star r However in the Cannibal end sadly I went with 4 stars because it was just missing that spark that would have pushed it from good to brilliant You know that spark that connection thatmotional bond you feel when reading something you find truly fantastic I d hoped I d find it somewhere in these pages In fact when I started this one I felt sure that I would but it just wasn t in there for me Don t get me wrong this is a really good book If you like light fantasy with a romantic component give it a try at least You may find that Mastered (The Enforcers, elusive spark I missed To begin with it has mostlements I look for when reading a fantasy romance from a smart self sufficient heroine to a stoic brooding leading man to an interesting and well developed uasi magical system in this case people being linked to certain Man, Son of Man elements and those traits reflected in their character The romance itself took a backseat to the actual plot which is another aspect I appreciated There was also an interesting cast of secondary characters some developed than others and some I d like to learn about My hope is a few of these will be found in future books of this series Now the plot it was a little murky I wasn t uite sure what the author hoped to accomplish I felt the story just meandered at times and there are moments I thought our MC acted too rashly and impulsively She seemed not to take her power seriously just as she seemed not to care how her actions affected others Honestly there were times it bordered ridiculous and selfish Then again maybe that is just her coru nature Howeverven then the story was crafted well Alter Ego enough to hold my attention which is a feat unto itself these days and the writing was really very good I wasngrossed in very page and I was sad when the story finally came to nd That s really all there is to it I Uncommon Wisdom enjoyed almostvery minute of the book and those small parts I didn t Unseen City enjoy as much didn t do much to negate my opinion I have only read one other book by Ms Shinn but I can assure you this will not be my lastUPDATEAfter taking the night to think about this and in fact sitting here at work still thinking about it I m going to have to revise my immediate assessment Yes I still liked the book but the I thought about it the Zoe s crazy actions bothered me I m going to leave the star rating alone but I m mentally bumping this down to 35 stars February 2020 Practically perfect invery way It takes its time it is perfectly focused it builds beautifully it is uietly pic September 2016 This is such a cozy sweater of a book It s slow and intricate and warm and before I get too tangled in this metaphor uietly surprising Sharon Shinn can build beautiful worlds and populate them with original interesting people and she s at her best right here Audiobook re read April 2018This is probably my favorite bookAudiobook re read February 2017Comfort read 3Audiobook re read October 2015I love this book sooooooo muchRe read January 2015Still love this a lot although this time I think the rest of the book worked better for me than the ndingAnd I got my seuel That I just started last night Oooh and GoodReads is listing a third book YesOriginal reviewAhhhhh This one of those books where it took me forever to get through the first half and then I didn t want to put it down Zoe s an awesome character And the romance God Is in the Crowd ends up being lovely and wonderful The world is really interesting and refreshingAnd I would really love a companion novel to this I don t think I want a direct seuel but I m very interested in finding out what happens to some characters This is what I would call a fantasy lite story and as such is anasily accessible tale for those who may usually shy away from fantasy stories believing them to be too dense and foreign feeling to make for non stressful reading This is the story of how 23 year old Zoe Ardelay grows out from under the shadow of her larger than life father whom she joined in banishment from the royal court some ten years Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard earlier It s a nice storyasily processed and digested and Zoe makes for a likable main character There is a small romance angle at work but if romance is your bread and butter look The Matriarchs (The Family elsewhere The romance here is presented in drips and drabs I actually would ve liked a little so there is no danger of it overwhelming the rest of the story If action is your thing again looklsewhere because this is of a late bloomer storywith an Notes for the Everlost emphasis on how Zoe moves through her new circumstances I would have liked a deeper dive into the world of the Five Families and their Primes As it is it feels like the story skimmed over and just hit the highlights See what I mean about fantasy lite But it was annjoyable story for all that and I m curious to see how subseuent books go since it looks like When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) each one will showcase a different character Listened to this one with my daughter on our shared commute It was a great re read and sharing it with her was a great deal of fun I particularlynjoyed that sense of awe as the blessing structure reveals itself during the story and how well integrated that dynamic is in the society and people Shinn s worldbuilding is second to none and it was great to relearn that this time around Also on a reread I had lots of leisure to do the math on the calendar and find that once again Shinn s creativity is outstanding in small details tooNot that. The author of the Twelve Hours series welcomes readers to a new fantasy world where the lements rule Zoe Ardelay receives astonishing and unwelcome news she has been chosen to become the king's fifth wife Forced to go to the roy.
The worldbuilding is really the draw Zoe is a great character and the plot Although I liked Archangel I believe Troubled Waters has been the last Sharon Shinn novel for me At the moment new authors sprout out of the ground like grass or nettles so it relieves me a great deal to cross one off my observation list I know that this decision is probably a harsh one after just one and a half tries specially since Troubled Waters is not a bad story There is nothing blatantly wrong with the writing or the characters or the setting Really It is rather the other way around The heroine is a kind of smooth uebergirl Zoe calmy mourns her father she levelly decides on the right things she does this at the right time the reader should not try to look into her head it is a useless Crush It! endeavor and does that correctly and smiles benignly Her actions like the actions of the other inhabitants of this fantasy world are solely determined by her biologically given character set she is coru which means water and blood which results in both an affinity also the meanslemental manipulation to real water and in the walter like urge to wander to go with the flow cetera and by the three random blessings bestowed on her at birth by three strangers Beauty Love and Power The constant reminder of who was supposed to act so and so because he or she was wood or stone or air or fire left little room for letting characters just be themselves Apart from that I had the feeling that during the first 160 pages not much had really happened although that is objectively seen not true Zoe s father dies On the next day she is fetched by a messenger of the king She is driven across country in a kind a steampunk camper She flees the vehicle she settles among the homeless although she has plenty of gold sewn into her shawl She uickly acuires lovely friends and a fulfilling job and draws the random blessing of change at a temple which certainly changes her life once in a major kind of way which again felt completely ventlessunimportant to me The plot did have notable turning points but no drive no compelling force If I had not Deep Listening encountered some specimen ofxcellently captivating fantasy fiction recently I would have said high fantasy and I should just go our separate ways for a while As it is I just kick the book out Shoo Teccc do you want to give the paperback a new home I just wrote a great review of this and Goodreads ate it GODDAMNITOk let me try to duplicate SOo I really like this author s other books but this one I kinda Bird-by-Bird Gardening enjoyed but also didn tspecially as it progressed to the The Works of Saint Augustine endFirst let me say I have a weird attraction to books with worldbuilding that brands people at birth with personality attributes I know it goes against my whole independent philosophy but if I can identify myself as a Hufflepuff or a Green Ajah or like here a Firey sweela I m usually like SIGN ME UP Problem is in this book people refer to it SO MUCH theirlemental heritage that there s almost nothing Unbuttoning the CEO (The Suits Undone else to them It got a bit annoyingALSO double ID whammy you get three blessings at birth pulled from a barrel like power love time beautytc that FURTHER define your life And if you re in doubt go pull something out of the barrel and the word will tell you what to do People in this world live WITH NO DOUBT WHATSOEVER It got seriously confining after a while Ok that s that So the plotmeandered I wanted to slap the main character a lot Her family situation was interesting but her actions were lethargic at best And then ALL OF THE SUDDEN towards the My Teacher Is a Robot end she starts doing something INSANE and then NO ONE PUNISHES HER Like they should totally kill her she acts like a psycho and she GETS HER WAY It s so weird to me PLUS she has all this insane power but none of the other powerful Primes step forward to help her manage her powers at all They just string her out No wonder she acts like a crazy terrorist at thend which has no real repercussions so it was fine all along GrrAnd I didn t get the main love interest he was ok but he didn t display a lot of redeeming ualities Supper Club except maybe stalkingBottom Line I ll probably read the next one But I might rant about that one too haha If you are looking for bloody wars on immense scales with mythical creatures of the apocalypse sword fights violent deaths foul conspiracy fast pacing this may not be the book for you to read But if you are open to something different you maynd up Moanas New Friend (Disney Moana) enjoying this novelI decided to give it a try upon reading the superb review of TadianaI am happy to say I was not disappointed at all I just loved reading it now consider it as one of my favourites of the Fantasy genre Background story The society of the Kingdom of Welce is built around the balance of the five naturallements with related character traits blessings water blood fire mind air soul Professional Capital earth flesh wood bone people s resonance to one of themBesides the King the country is ruled by five great families with a particular affinity to one of thelements Seven Dwarfs Find a House (Disney Classic) especiallymbodied in the heads Primes of the families water coru Family Lalindar air Berlioz, Vol. 2 eelay Family Dochenza fire sweela Family Ardelayarth torz Family Frothen wood hunti Family Serlast The story is about Zoe Ardelay Lalindar how instead of marrying the King as his 5th wife she comes into power as the new Prime of the Lalindar her mother s family how she is growing into her role and how she navigates the troubled waters of high society court intrigueThings I loved Sharon Shinn. Al city she manages to slip away and hide on the shores of the mighty river It's there that Zoe realizes she is a coru prime ruled by the lemental sign of water She must return to the palace not as an unwilling bride for the kin.
I’ve been writing stories and poems since I was eight years old My first poem was about Halloween What is tonight What is tonightTry to guess and you’ll guess right Perhaps this inauspicious beginning explains why it took me till I was in my thirties to sell a novel It occurred to me early on that it might take some time and a lot of tries before I was able to publish any of my creative w