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Ne subplot in case you can t Tell If I Have To Say Something If I have to say something about The Light of the Oracle it s that I id enjoy the idea of birds Alien Savior (Zerconian Warriors, determining a person s magic The bowing as communication concept was cool too if ultimately a little pointless That s strange I was sure I had written a review for this book when I put it up It s not as fresh in my mind now but here goes Io remember that it had a lot of wonderful ideas like b This and my other reviews can be found at aughter of a humble stone cutter is whisked off to the Temple of the Oracle as she has found at aughter of a humble stone cutter is whisked off to the Temple of the Oracle as she has NATURAL TALENT FOR I COINCIDENTALLY CAME talent for I coincidentally came this book without reading the first two books I have to be honest I really wish I read the two before this one first There are spoilers in this by the way Italian Grammar (Quickstudy Reference Guides - Academic) don t read it if you haven t read the book I have to say I was really close to putting the bookown in the middle of it because it Cities of Farmers didn t really seem to spark anything and the story lineidn t seem to be going anywhere I m glad I Muddying the Waters didn t put the bookown because I actually really liked it towards the ending of the book It could ve used Stolen Tomorrows: Understanding and Treating Women's Childhood Sexual Abuse dialogue and action The fact that a bird s feather gave power was an interesting thing and I thought it was a good change to a fantasy book I especially liked the feather of the black swan The fact that there were pagan gods that brought the interestown a little but it was surprising how good this book was it s not the best book but it is good The Carnal Abuse by Deceit detail was amazing though I have to say I thought so at least Ion t usually pay attention to the Hes Opposing Counsel detail like Io to the Articles on Bloom County, Including: Berkeley Breathed, Billy and the Boingers, the Academia Waltz, Opus (Comic Strip), Outland (Comic Strip), Minor Characters in Bloom County, a Wish for Wings That Work, Goodnight Opus, the Last Basselope dialogue and I always end up skippingetail but I wanted to go through it word by word so I The Rise of Nerd Politics didn t miss any importantetail The only thing I wasn t really happy about was the change of point of view It would change from Bryn to Kiran to Selid Oh how angry I was to know that Selid had to Motivational Enhancement Therapy Manual: A Clinical Research Guide for Therapists Treating Individuals With Alcohol Abuse and Dependence die Bryn really caught me as very very odd At first I thought she was crazy because of her chasing the thistledown Then it made sense later on I like that she s really really uite and endures Clea s words then goes out on her later on She falls for things uite easily and in some ways she reminds me of myself She is very kind and loving towards people and animals alike Sheoesn t care what people say about her but she Boku no Hero Academia dj - 爆豪、ケツの穴開発するってよ。 [Bakugou, Ketsu no Ana Kaihatsu Surutte yo.] despises it when people talk about her friends She s even gained a lot of guts throughout the book towards the end There was just something about Bryn just the way she acted and treated everything She had an innocence about her there were things sheidn t know and Manga Mania Magical Girls and Friends How to Draw the Super Popular Action Fantasy Characters of Manga didn t understand She knew nothing of manners or elouence She wore filthy rags andid innocent things without a care in the world Being the Inside Academia daughter of a stonecutter really caused flame to go her way andespite how much she went through she hung on Clea really ticks me off she s just some stuck up spoiled rich kid and people like that just really want me to rip their heads off She thinks she can walk all over people and just because she s with the feathers Protest Politics in the Marketplace doesn t mean she can be such a jerk I really wish Bryn hadone something to her in the beginning of the book when she first met her but I was uite content with Clea getting cursed by her own feather She honestly Celestial Tears Hidden Alchemy didn t eveneserve getting the vulture s feather Why would someone like her get a feather that has too much power for her own good She always ganged up on Bryn and her friend Dawn She had lured Bryn to believe that she really wanted a friend and wanted to show Bryn her feather Bryn of course fell for it although she was skeptical at first Then when Bryn laid eyes on the feather Clea curse Bryn I really The Exposition of Artistic Research don t like her If she was real I would avoid her in an instant or constantly fight with her There were constant similes thatescribed how the thistledown reacted when Bryn would follow them For example This plume shown through the cold as though from within by silvery fire The constant use of the similes kept me into the book ROMANCE (BWWM Contemporary Romance Boxset) (African American Pregnancy Interracial Multicultural Book 1) despite how tempting it was to put the bookown It s just a good book all together and I recommend that if you want a book that is Shallow Grave different from most fantasy then this book is the one for you But it s not the best one just letting you know Poor misfit girl with the power to see the future gets chosen to live in the place where the oracles are trained She struggles against bullies evil magic andiscouragement She makes friends who help her to The Economics of Agricultural Development discover an evil plot and they work together toefeat the bad guys She finds a special bond with one of the other studentsNo swearing no sex a bit of violence. Yn encounters unimaginable Shallow Grave danger Is she able to struggle with the unknown and to save the whole world from untold misery Or will the powers ofarkness succe. The Light of the OracleI enjoyed first two books in the trilogy so even though it had been years since I read them I was excited to find this at the library so though it had been years since I read them I was excited to find this at the library so could revisit the world to which Hanley introduced me in The Seer and the Sword and The Healer s KeepNow though I find myself staring at the book uizzically wondering what went wrong First of all while Goodreads lists this as the third in the Healer and Seer series it The Pocket Guide to Action doesn t feel in any way connected to the two aforementioned books It may be set in the same world but the characters places and events have nothing too with what has gone before giving it the feel of a spinoff rather than a seuel That s not necessarily a bad thing but it Algorithms for Clustering Data (Prentice Hall Advanced Reference Series : Computer Science) did throw me for a loop The story was interesting but the writingrove me bonkers Was Hanley s voice always so passive her prose so mechanical and uninspired Seriously I know it s been a while but I remember the first two books being better written than this with characters that I actually well cared about These people I Made to Crave Action Plan Participants Guide didn t feel anything for them because they were completely bland and washed out Bryn seemed promising at first intelligent fair minded and not afraid to say what s on her mind And yet she never really fulfilled that potential for me Her character along with all the other characters felt underdeveloped as if Hanley was just making up their personalities as she went along Conseuently they felt like puppetsoing what the author told them to Introduction to African American Studies do than like people whose story the author was sharing with us All the relationships felt perfunctory Bryn and Kiran s relationship wasevoid of any real chemistry the various friendships lacked My Lover depth and Bryn s rivalry with Clea failed toeliver the tension it was obviously meant to create the Alcohol Addiction dangers contrived All in all aisappointing read The Seer and the Sword is one of my favorite fantasy books of all time and when I found out it was a trilogy I was beyond thrilled I enjoyed the second book in the series The Healer s Keep a lot as well This book was good and I liked it but it is not related to the other two books at all There is an offhand reference to the kingdom of Bellandria where the first two books are set near the end of the book and that s it as far as I can tell The story was interesting enough an Light of the Oracle was not at all what I thought it would be I Mobilizing New York didn t really like the plot The whole idea of her being inanger just Aspects of South African Literature doesn t sound goodYouon t get to know Brynn enough to like her The author The Barefoot Girl: A Novel of St. Margaret, Patroness of the Abused doesn tig Social Media in Academia deep enough into her characters While I was reading the book I was struggling to keep continuing It s just strange that she is gifted by the wind Okay Ion t really get that How can you be gifted by the wind or some bird like the other characters The book is too short and lacks content The storyline is okay but it needs work Well I have to say that this was a VAST improvement from Hanley s second book in this trilogy Healer s Keep While Dream Save Do: Life is Short, Live Your Dream distantly set in the same universe as Seer and the Sword and Healer s Keep The Light of the Oracle is veryistinctive in its world building While I Orality in Igbo (African) Literature don t think the country was as fleshed out as it could have been it isn t ultimatelyof much conseuence This story solidly takes place in the Temple of the Oracle rarely extending beyond its walls We get hints of it here and there with mentions of Uste Tunise and theesert somewhere amidst it all but it s hard for the reader to get a firm grip of the exterior environment Even within the Temple of the Oracle you Modern English in Action (Level 12) don t get a ton of physicalescription but it Nature-Inspired Metaheuristic Algorithms didn t bother me that much This was a very characterriven plot and most of the The Alchemical Mandala A Survey of the Mandala in the Western Esoteric Traditions details were pumped into societal aspects of the Temple as well as the characters themselves I just ADORED the idea of the birds choosing their prophets and phropetesses and the idea of receiving a feather from them It was tremendously uniue and something I haven t come across in the fantasy genre before While most of the school scenes are reminiscent of other YA Fantasy novels Hanleyistinguished herself with lovely oddities Also I appreciate that Hanley honed her focus in this novel Instead of leaping from character to character and from place to place as in Healer s Keepshe stuck to the Temple setting for the most part and made sensible timely The Alcohol Blackout: Walking, Talking, Unconscious Lethal departures at critical moments I liked that we got to see the inner workings of the school this time around As for the character I really think that they were fairly welleveloped for this genre I Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture do understand you can only take soeep a The Story of Han Xiangzi: The Alchemical Adventures of a Daoist Immortal (China Program Book) dive into character in a pseudo stand alone nove. Bryn is theaughter of a humble stone cutter So no one is surprised than she when the Master Priest seeks her out to become a student at the famous Temple of. L of this length I Felt Like There Was Definitely like there Was Definitely Development In definitely Alien Mate (Zerconian Warriors, development in book Kiran Brynn and Dawn all grew over time Itidn t feel forced It felt pretty natural for the most part Brock wasn t as fleshed out in my opinion but since he was ancillary I wasn t really bothered by thisSo Clea Oh sweet sweet sweeeeet jerkface Clea What a freaking nightmare When I first started the book I had false hopes that Clea would be humbled and learn to relate to her peasant compatriot Brynn It would have been the perfect set up really and a much complex problem to tackle Snobby rich girl leaves home and learns the world isn t as black and white and classist as it once seemed Or rather she would be challenged to break The Responsible Critic: Essays on African Literature, in Honor of Professor Ben Obumselu down those barriers from a position of privelege learning to relate to her peers and respect them as euals I imagined Clea and Brynn striking up a friendship fighting the ills of the world together Instead she really is as petty selfish and cruel as she appears on the surface Clea s characteroesn t evelop She basically gets everything she wants up until the last moment where she is suddenly nullified I won t say howSome problems with the way they characterized Clea and the other Feathers It was very obviously a classist issue at its heart which I can respect as a valid social criticism however Hanley took the trope of the mean girl and just pounded it into you with no new filters or takes Clea was a vindictive cliche through and through As she was one of the main villains throughout I had hoped for a bit than that but was issappointed So back to the core of my Hot African American Erotica dissappointment here Hanley not only takes the mean girl cliche but also the stereotype of girls as inherently mean and vindictive than boys At one point Kiran and the prissy mean boy cliue whatever their names were they were only mentioned a couple timesget into a physical brawl and fight it out like men After the fight is over they stillon t like each other but they respect each other Okay gag whatever Meanwhile Clea and Brynn and their respective crews fight throughout the entire novel and just meanly tear each other Advancing Biological Farming down never making amends I guess I found it to be a little sexist in that regardI ll go further to say that jealousy and spite were Clea sriving forces to be mean against Brynn She couldn t stand the idea of a peasant being better than her in any manner So she focused on tearing her Cards Of Alchemy down Then she romantically pursues Kiran throughoutepsite his street urchin upbringing and that somehow oesn t bother her Like she hates Clea for being from the lower class but oesn t care that Kiran is as well Kiran who she sees as a prospective husband which is arguably important than any rival she could have with some other classmate at the Temple It just Purely Academic doesn t add up Also Ion t know what it is with Hanley in her books that all the adults in her books are either blazing idiotshopelessly incompetent at their roles or a villain There is literally no inbetween There appear to be no ecentcompetent human beings over the age of 20 Like come on Ilanna you are the most powerful priestess in the land and wise and what not but you can stand and speak up when you KNOW something is afoot And as for Renchald he was just confusing Was anyone else confused by his character motivation in this book Other than thwarting Selid and BrynnOverall I m teetering between a 3 and a 4 here I suppose for the YA genre it s a 4 but for uality it s a 3 It was very entertaining AND AN EASY READ I FOUND IT HARD TO an easy read I found it hard to own I read it in about a ay AAAANNDDD it was written by Victoria Hanley whom I unfalteringly love And it was a million times better than Healer s Keep I would efinitely recommend as a light read to a friend who enjoys YA Fantasy Not uite as good as The Seer and the Sword but better than The Healer s Keep I read this years and years ago so I on t remember much about it except the bare bones of the plot and just how bad it was I m talking author insert fanfiction bad The protagonist is a Mary Sue in the worst way she has virtually no flaws except being mopey because she s such a uniue and special snowflake complete with uniue and special snowflake powers and no one understands her Plus you get to spend a huge chunk of the book watching her get picked on by the mean girls and the teachers who hate her for some reason that I can t remember because she s poor I understand trying to identify with your target reader emographic but I was in that emographic when I read this book and even then I was annoyed by how many pages were spent on that The Oracle; a training school for future priests and priestesses But her innately gifted nature proves a threat to the evil embedded within the Temple and Br.