Priestess of the White (Age of the Five #1)
In a land on the brink of peaceâ��watched jealously by a ruthless cult from across the sea and beset by hidden enemiesâ��five extraordinary humans must serve as sword and shield of the Gods.
Auraya is one.
Her heroism saved a village from destruction; now Auraya has been named Priestess of the White. The limits of her unique talents must be tested in order to prove he...more
I found it to be completely boring, despite the interesting concepts and potential conflicts. This book just drug. Not much action to move it along. Gets bogged down in what seem to be side-stories (they may come together at the end, I'll never know). I liked this authors previous series, so...more
After reading The Black Magician trilogy I expected this one to be better... there was nothing wrong with the style of writing but I wanted something fresh, something new. And here? I'm getting a copy of Canavan's previous novel.
The motive of forbidden romance between Sonea and Akkarin is very similar to the one that Auraya and Leiard struggle with. Despite the fact that they are featureless (most of the characters in thi...more
I started the book about 5 or 6 Months before I finished it, but never got past the first fifty pages. I had liked the Black Magician Trilogy, but I thought I didn't like the theme too much in this book.
Yet, in the end, I think I totally prefer this series to the other!
There were many positive points in the series. It was more complex and the plot and the world seemed very well deverloped. It had more mature themes, which are definite...more
the war between gods resolves to this;
the circlian-those who belives & worshipped 5 gods.
the dreamweaver(sp)-those who believe in other choices in life rather than giving yourself in to the 5 gods.
the story started out with auraya whom became one of the white.
the white-leaders to the human chosen by the 5 gods as their representative on earth.
also a dreaweaver named leiard.
how can i p...more
After about six chapters I gave up. While reading, I was very confused by a multitude of characters, cities, provinces, races and animals, especially since story keeps jumping from one character to the next. Nothing is really properly explained. Canavan just skims through it like we all know what's she talking about. It's as if there is a prequel to Priestess of the Wh...more
Auraya is the newest White - one of the five humans who represent the Gods interests in the world. As she begins to learn the skills she'll need to succeed as one of the Immortals, both magical, emotional and diplomatical, she has to face the fact that her people will be...more
The story is told from the perspective of Auraya a priestess who is chosen to become on of the White, a priestess who is blesses with extraordinary powers from the gods. But trouble is brewing from the south and the White must rely on all their knowle...more
Obwohl das Buch spannend war und mich gefesselt hat ist es doch wirklich extrem vorhersehber, so vorhersehbar wie Rosamunde Pilcher Verfilmungen. Schon nach 100-200 Seiten war klar, wer mit wem, was schiefgeht und was es mit Leiard auf sich hat, zumindest war mir das klar. Es werden einfach zu viele gängige Klischees verwendet, die man von woanders her schon kennt.
Einerseits gefällt mir das Weltbild und das Magiesystem extrem gut. Auch die Völker und die einzelnen Kulturen sind wirklich orginell. Ich war erst skeptisch, ob Canavan sich von der Idee und auch der Art wie man Magie heraufbeschwört, von der "Gilde-Trilogie" lösen kann, doch das hat sie gut gemacht und somit eine neue Welt geschaffen. Soviel zum Guten.
Jetzt zum Negativen: Die Handlung. Dem ersten Teil (das Buch ist in drei Teile gegliedert)fehlt einf...more
Canavan's created her own fictional setti...more
Set in a fantastical world where Gods have chosen representatives to do their bidding in the world, this novel mixes magic and religion. The leaders of Hania are the White – five powerful sorcerers who are guided by their Gods. Auraya is the youngest of the White and the novel begins with her joining the Priesthood and her commitment to devote her life to the will of the Gods.
It is the Gods’ will that all of Northern...more
The good first: This book had many good points. The characters were engaging, particularly the protagonist, Auraya, and Leiard. The author took (in my opinion) a new tack on the genre of high fantasy, blending human affairs with the imaginary. Lastly, it was very, very readable and had that "un-put-downable" quality that I have found lacking in other books of its kind.
And the not so good: There were a number of clichés played out in this book that I found irri...more
Secondary/Tertiary Characters: Most of the secondary viewpoint characters have some personality that make the story worth reading and some of the tertiary characters are good too. Character development is lacking for most characters though. Looking forward to more from the Hag.
Hints: There are many hints at history and future of the world -- enough potential to make continuing the series worth while.
It was only once I got about three quarters of the way through that I was enjoying the book and could really relate to the main character(s) of Auraya and Tryss...more
Na plus wątek Si, ale już na minus - nagła nauka latania u Aurai (niemożliwe do opanowania,...more
Actually, the author's decriptive ability is quite good, but I didn't think that she consistently struck the right balance between too many words and too few. The various peoples of the fantasy world weren't particularly original, and neither was the plot.
In contrast, there were some interesting ideas, and reli...more
My only personal let down is that I feel there should have been more of a revelation at the end. There are definite hints throughout the book that there's a revelation to be made, however nothing came and...more
I wish i could give this book four and half stars, becaus it really was amazng, but because it took so long for me to get into it i think thats why i can only give it four stars rather than five. I loved it, but the beginning is awful! No wonder the majority of people on here give up after the first few chapters, but it gets better i promise! I loved Tryss' character the most, and still dont really understand where Emerahl comes into all o...more
Edit: Finally finished it, and still completely unimpressed. And after I enjoyed her other trilogy so much, too!
I didnt find the storyline that captivating, and I found there were many times during the book that the only reason I continued reading was the fact that the author was trudi canavan. I was wholly convinced the ending would provide some sort of redemption, whereby a dismissa...more
This book has strong feminist themes, such as Emmerahl teaching girls to defend herself, or becoming a whore to survive, but with no shame. I didn't think this was overbearin...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