Very different from her previous series, the Godspeaker Trilogy is raw, crude, and at times vulgar. The main character Hekat is psychotic, grown up in...moreVery different from her previous series, the Godspeaker Trilogy is raw, crude, and at times vulgar. The main character Hekat is psychotic, grown up in a life of pain, blood, and the secret whispers of her god. She is almost unbelievable and almost unlovable but she pulls pity and sympathy as she fights to reach her ambitions and those of her god.
Very long and at times confusing I enjoyed this book immensely for its vivided characters and twisted plot. If you want a challenging and simulating read I would definitely advise this.
The story follows Asher a surly, ill-tempered fishermen who in the attempt to escape his cruel overbearing brothers and pull his father from poverty t...moreThe story follows Asher a surly, ill-tempered fishermen who in the attempt to escape his cruel overbearing brothers and pull his father from poverty travels to the capital city of Dorana. He is planning on working there for a year and then going home with enough money to set him and his father up comfortably with their own house and boat. But the capital is not what he expected and soon he is faced with situations and people that he could never have imagined. Within his first day of being within the capital he saves the prince’s beloved horse and is offered a job in the royal stables. But something about the fisherman’s disregard for rank and rude attitude sparks the prince Gar’s interest.
Gar is the Olken Administrator and the crippled blight on the royal house Torvig. He is a magic less Doranen. Of the two races that inhabit Lur, the Doranen are the only one’s aloud to use magic. Any Olken caught trying to use magic is immediately put to death and any Doranen without magic is a curse upon his family. But the wall that protects the kingdom of Lur is under the care of the royal house and with ought magic Gar is unable to become the weathermage that is needed to supply the wall’s power.
But Asher connects to Gar in a way he never has before and finds a true brother in the outcast prince. Seeing the natural strength of justice in the young fishermen Gar promotes him as his assistant with the hope of being able to connect to the other people of Lur, the Olken.
And that is only the first quarter of the book! You will have to read the rest!
Asher’s journey is incredible as well as riveting. This book is absolutely enchanting and I can’t put it down! I have not read a series this good in a long time. The beginning is a bit slow but as soon as you get into it you will not be able to stop! If you want a good read this is the book to pick up! I’m already halfway through the second book and only wish Miller would write faster. (less)
**spoiler alert** Not gonna lie this book confuses me emotionally. I absolutely love it BUT MY FAVORITE CHARATER DIES! ... okay, now that I got that o...more**spoiler alert** Not gonna lie this book confuses me emotionally. I absolutely love it BUT MY FAVORITE CHARATER DIES! ... okay, now that I got that off my chest on with the real review.
This book, fifth of J.K Rowling's fantastic series, explains many things within the wizarding world and Harry's past. In fact I believe this book is the turning point within the series. Everything becomes much darker in Harry's world, plagued as he is with the memories of Cedric's death, the douts of the Wizarding community, and his own inner doubt. As many people put it Harry is going through his 'Gimpy Bitch' phase but I believe that this so called teenage angst is beautifully mastered by Rowling into a clever was of expressing all the pain and horror young Harry is going through. You must remember, Harry has a lot more to be 'Bitchy' about then your normal teenager - wizard or not. I think it takes a true fan to fully enjoy this novel and not want to burn it after Sirius death though! All in all I think it is a fine addition to the series and only wish J.K Rowling would write more! (less)
I love this book. The writing style is simply sublime!! If you wish to read a book with an invigorating characters and a fascinating plot line then lo...moreI love this book. The writing style is simply sublime!! If you wish to read a book with an invigorating characters and a fascinating plot line then look no further. I have read it twice and am currently listening to it on book audio. I must tell you; while I love reading the book audio is simply breathtaking. The readers do a wonderful job of catching the essence and personality of the authors.
During the first years of the great depression a devastated Jacob Jankowski takes a chance that will change his life. On the verge of become a Harvard certified veteran Jacob learns of the tragic death of his parents. Lost and penniless he stumbles around, looking for something to awaken him. That’s when he jumped onto the train- which turns out to be the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was not what anyone would expect, never spending more than one day in a town, crazy parties during the prohibition, a violent equestrian director and his beautiful wife. And then add Rosie, the elephant who can’t even follow simple directions. In a life filled with pain, joy, and mind numbing depression Jacobs life will never be the same.
I am excited and worried about the movie release. I hope that it will live up to this fantastic story and not belittle the depth and glory of the novel. (less)
I do not think I have ever read such a poignant and striking novel. By the end of the book I was absolutely furious because I had reached the end! A s...moreI do not think I have ever read such a poignant and striking novel. By the end of the book I was absolutely furious because I had reached the end! A story within a story, it is the first fantasy book I have ever read told by the hero. It is not merely first person point of view but a hero reflecting back on what once made him great. The characters are unbelievable. Each quirk, gesture, and phrase is so fitting to them as individuals. You feel every wound, every tear, every smile. Kvothe is the most vibrant and intricate hero I have ever met. And it feels like I have met him, face to face, as if I was sitting in the Waystone Inn listening along with the Chronicler and Bast. Truly Rothfuss is a mastermind and his book is a hidden treasure buried too deep underground. I suggest everyone to read this - as long as you are human you will love this story.
It follows Kvothe's journey, from a young bright travelling trouper with his family, to a starved and desperate street rat. I shared his joy as he rose form the street to join the university. Anymore would ruin it for you so go pick it up! :) (less)
I love this series. It is fantastic and charming, a true joy to read! There is talk that Peter Jackson is going to make it into a mini Series- I am so...moreI love this series. It is fantastic and charming, a true joy to read! There is talk that Peter Jackson is going to make it into a mini Series- I am so EXCITED! If you love dragons, adventure, war, and wonderful writing this is a book series you sould look into ASAP! (less)
A stunning sequel to an already amazing book, I cannot wait to start Prodigal Mage. If you love fantasy with a wonderful plot and rich underlying them...moreA stunning sequel to an already amazing book, I cannot wait to start Prodigal Mage. If you love fantasy with a wonderful plot and rich underlying themes this is a series for you. Miller’s characters are amazing, real. It is so easy to be absorbed into the land of Lur.
The story picks up where the innocent mage left off. Asher is not the Olken ambassador while his friend Prince Gar is now King Gar the weathermage. But things are not always what they seem and when Gar’s magic fails him it is Asher who steps in to create the weather all across Lur – a crime punishable by death. Gar convinces him to become the weather mage for one month, one month so he can find a way to reclaim the magic that once thrummed through his veins. Asher is miserable, hates everything to do with magic and cannot understand how he was pushed into breaking the first law of Barl. It is only for one month, only one month… but one month is a long time and Asher has many enemies who would love to see him beheaded…
I fiercely suggest this book, it was a joy and a pleasure to read! (less)