Sonea - Die Heilerin (Traitor Spy Trilogy #2)
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The first book in the series, "The Ambassador's Mission" Takes place 20 years after those in the Black Magician Trilogy. It was an okay story, but most of it was spent attempting to recover lost history, history the reader is aware of...more
This was a chore to read, it was boring and slow paced. The characters and arcs didn't hold my interest.
I didn't care about Lorkin or the Traitors, there was nothing remotely entertaining about either of them. Also, Lorkin's relationship with Tyvara was dull.
The addition of Lillia was annoying. She would have been a half decent protagonist but her stupidity and naivety ruined her character. I lost count of the number of times she was manipulated, if she'd been used once or twice that wo...more
Alas never has a piece of work been such a lead-up to it's next installment since I saw pirates of the Caribbean 2.
There is hardly any action in the book, a look at the Duna tribe was about the hi-light of the entire thing for me. Stick to your strengths Canavan, you're excellent at world-building not so much at creati...more
I much preferred this book to the previous installment in the Traitor Spy Trilogy, 'The Ambassador's Mission'. I felt that this book focused more on the characters we know and love, and was much more exciting and fast paced. I also loved references and parallels to th Black Magician Trilogy - especially the waterfall! ;) :')
The only thing I really don't like about this book is Dannyl and Tayend. Now. I fell in love with Dannyl in the first book, and when I found out he was gay i...more
The obvious point to make about The Rogue is that the novelty of The Ambassador's Miss...more
Lilia, for example. She is a gentle, naive girl just learning about love and she is led to do a foolish, dangerous thing. In...more
The first was the introduction of new characters. Not necessarily a bad thing in books, of course, but none of the new characters were very well introduced, and as a result it was very hard to try and care about what happened to them, and to resist the urge to skip past the parts of the Lilia and Naki plotline especiall...more
My opinion, though very bad at first, has slightly changed. It's better than I first thought it was. You can see how it's a middle book, but it has interesting scenes.
One thing I've never liked about Trudi Canavan was the romances in her books… and I still think they're sometimes quite ridiculous, but that might just be my opinion. There are scenes that I was not sure whether to...more
I wasn't very interested in Lilia's story, and a lot of what happens to her reminded me of Sonea in the original trilogy (not fitting in, being bullied, etc). It also felt like Trudi felt obliged to put lesbians in the story - the romance / infatuation of her character didn't feel realistic or believable to me, and qu...more
So after the events at the end of the last, the two main points are that everyone is desperately searching for Skellin and Lorkin has been taken to the home of the Traitors. If you don't know what I'm talking about, then you're starting in...more
The characters in The Rogue are pretty much the same as in The Ambassador's M...more
Čarodějova zrada navazuje na...more
The Rogueis characterised by uncomplicated prose, a focus on relationships, adventure and as I have mentioned in the review of book one - magic that serves to enhance the narrative...more
I've enjoyed both of Canavan's previous series so it's possible that it's me that's changed in the meantime, having been privileged to read such epic, complex fantasy books as those from Abercrombie and Martin, but this time around this series has felt way too simplistic, with Canavan walking us through spell...more
I enjoyed this book more than The Ambassador's mission as the focus has now changed from introducing the situations and characters to building on their experiences. I love how well edited the books are; each storyline is integrated to maintain the pace throughout the book, as the story one set of characters is involved...more
The story is good, the charecters are...more
I felt like I was reading a book that was entirely padding out a different story. Perhaps everything will kick off in th...more
We learn so much more about the Traitor lifestyle, it sort of parallels what our world is like. Women are in charge and women have the final say in everything, though our society is trying to get more gender equality, it's still not quite there yet, since women are still getting discriminated against in our world.
We get introd...more
This isn't to say I didn't enjoy it, I just didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. It didn't really leave me wanting more like previous books have. Also the emphasis on homosexulaity is much stronger here than has b...more
The Rogue , the second book in Trudi Canavan's Traitor Spy Trilogy , picks up right where The Ambassador's Mission left off. Unfortunately four hundred plus pages
later Canavan has not moved a lot closer to resolving the conflicts introduced in what was a promising first book. Finishing the second installment left me underwhelmed.
Since anyone thinking about reading The Rogue has surely read the preceding book, I'm not going to delve into the plot much. S...more
A new character is born, young Lilia. We have to follow her in some parts on a wild journey of her discovery of not only herself, but of higher magic. I was captivated from, perhaps the forth chapter, lol, which lasted to the end.
We had to ask once before, just what might happen to Cery and An...more
The author has put interesting twists using homosexuals in the p...more
It is a slower pace and not much action/fighting. Throughout the entire book, you keep waiting for things to go crazy or speed up. This does not happen and there is very little "magic" use even though it is a theme throughout the series.
I wanted more to happen with the Black Magic, but it was not there.
Overall, it is not badly...more
The Rogue, the second book in Trudi Canavan's Traitor Spy Trilogy, picks up right where The Ambassador's Mission left off.Since anyone thinking about reading The Rogue has surely read the preceding book, I'm not going to delve into the plot much. Suffice to say, all the old cast of characters are back and Canavan introduces one new face, Lilia - a budding magician trying to fit in.
The book ends with two cli...more
As the blurb indicates, the storyline is split into four separate threads which means that there is a lot of jumping about. However, I did not find this to be a bad thing as it meant the...more
In 1999 she won the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story with “Whispers of the Mist Children”. In the same year she was granted a writers residency at Varuna Writers’ Centre in Katoomba, New South Wales.
In November 2001, The Magicians’ Guild was first published in Australia. T...more