Free ead ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Ann SomervilleThis novel has left me floundering in the best of ways This is truly a emarkable novel with sweeping
Breadth And Depth In Alland depth in all a voyage of self discovery pain death war Politics Prejudice Bigotry Honor Joy And Love prejudice bigotry honor joy and love call this merely a omance would be denying the strength of the characters the writing and the plot It literally made me sob at times with the despair and pain of the characters weeping softly in sorrow grin at the smart alec dialogue and smile with happiness To me any book that can inspire so many emotions is pure gold and this is definitely a keeper This book started out 4 stars for me Kei was a bit saintly but Arman was a nice character and the events were interesting As Kei started falling apart it briefly Care That Works: A Relationship Approach to Persons with Dementia reached the 5 starange Nothing like tortured MCs to piue the interest Then when Kei and Arman get together and Kei starts healing it becomes and Arman get together and Kei starts healing it becomes long almost interminable slog Arman wallows in guilt and atonement to the point of From Muslim to Christian Granada: Inventing a City's Past in Early Modern Spain ridiculousness Kei turns into a wisecracking brat hate that word who bears very littleesemblance to the Kei at the beginning or the middle of the book I would expect his experiences to change him but not this way Bright Montana Sky really The Darshians are portrayed as annoyingly wise and noble and non violent There is barely any conflict in the second part of the book iteads like one big giant epilogue There are so many names of minor characters animals plants and places that it gets pretty confusing at times We seriously have a Lord Meki and a Senator Mekus Not to mention a Myka Misek also known as Mis Mayl Mara and a Meis A Reji and a Reis A town called Utuk and a town called Urshek Twenty six letters in the al. Darshian is a vast land inhabited by a peaceful ational society where people with extraordinary Gifts are common and life is lived according to strong ethical principles Kuprij is made up of a thousand crowded islands – thrusting ambitious war like driven by a booming populati. Phabet why only use so few of them as capitals Why we need urs beasts jombekers and jesigs instead of oxen cows and horses or whatever they are isn t clear to me either and it doesn t make the story any clearer either It says the paperback has 342 pages it s 19500 locations on my kindle I find that hard to believe It feels like 600 at least This book needs a great editor to have about 13 cut out of it And to tell the author to pick another letter to start the next person s name After eading Remastering Jerna and then this I can person s name After eading Remastering Jerna and then this I can conclude that this author either does not likerespector truly understand her gay male audience or that she simply does not trust our level of
intelligence And further what makes an author think that a eader picks upAnd further what makes an author think that a Abu Telfan: Or, the Return from the Mountains of the Moon, Tr. by S. Delffs reader picks up MM themed story only toead about graphic heterosexual intercourse There s an infinite amount of MF erotica out there I didn t pick up a gay book by mistake honeyPretty sure this is the last thing I will ead by her Extremely strong ecommendation This is an excellent book all around characters world building plot are all superlative I adored Kei adored Arman their story is
*beautiful and deeply *and deeply The book is very long but it earns it view spoilerProbably what impressed me most was the novel s depiction of war itself and here I felt it Rainer Maria Rilke: Gesammelte Werke (German Edition) really went above and beyond the average fantasy novel as anothereviewer argued it ises to the level of epic It s an amazing seuence first the news of the invasion the choice of which villagers to serve as hostages the arrival of the enemy the forced march the stay in the prison camp and finally the harrowing experience as hostages in an enemy capitol unforget. On and a desire to bring its eligion and its laws to the whole world Twenty years ago it conuered south Darshian now it has greedy eyes on the north The war brings Kei a gentle fun loving healer from an isolated village into collision with Arman an embittered honourable general. Table It makes all the difference that Somerville immerses the eader so deeply in both sides of the conflict Her portrayal is just so ich and complex The differences in attitude and assumption between these two cultures is all important
and yet very very few people are in a position to make any sense of them Armanyet very very few people are in a position to make any sense of them Arman journey from genocidal hatred of the Darshianese to becoming friends with one to making peace with all to Finally Emigrating Feels Like emigrating feels like allegory
for any warring person or culture that has somehow managed to create aany warring person or culture that has somehow managed to create a and lasting peace with a hated enemy Great as the invasion seuence is his journey as a prisoner back through the villages he d invaded months earlier is just Taking to the Streets: The Transformation of Arab Activism revealing and crucial And all importantly it s not just his journey we see the Darshianese struggle and sometimes fail to get past their suffering some choose bitterness andevenge some are able to choose peace The generous length means that Somerville never Selling Beauty: Cosmetics, Commerce, and French Society, 1750–1830 rushes through the process I hope I never experience war but I felt like I learned a lot about iteading this My only hesitation comes with the final seuence the Men of Empire: Power and Negotiation in Venice's Maritime State return to Kuprij where I felt like a lot of the earlier complexity was lost The Darshianese are so totally the superiors in every way morally magically culturally intellectually They were so noble it verged on sentimental Meanwhile the Prij except for Arman and a handful of others are all worthless Anyone who s not horrible either dies or emigrates I shared in the glee at their humiliation but it left me unsatisfied It didn t feel eual to what had come before hide spoiler I throughly enjoyed this high fantasy it s an epic though but a greatead. A man trapped in a loveless marriage and joylessly wedded to duty The fate of two nations will est on these two men–and somehow they must not only learn to overcome their own personal difficulties but bring peace with honour to their countries If they failmany innocents will .