I read the blurb on this one and was instantly intrigued. I loved the idea of a floating city in the sky and the fear of insanity if you approached thI read the blurb on this one and was instantly intrigued. I loved the idea of a floating city in the sky and the fear of insanity if you approached the edge. I bought it immediately and got stuck in as soon as it arrived. I was hooked until about half way through and then, for me, things began to fall apart a little. The world building was beautifully done, the characters well drawn and the writing was exquisite - for me the book failed on plot. The end felt rushed and the introduction of two characters so close to the end didn't feel right to me. I kept willing it to go in a different direction but it didn't and for me the ending fell flat. I will be checking out book 2 because despite my disappointment with the plot of this installment the series has too much potential to miss. I am eager to see where the author takes us next. ...more
I need book 3... I really enjoyed this sequel to Angelfall. Susan Ee paints a devastating picture, a dark landscape in which the characters reside andI need book 3... I really enjoyed this sequel to Angelfall. Susan Ee paints a devastating picture, a dark landscape in which the characters reside and fight for survival. Some of it is really rather chilling, and some of it really pulls at the heart strings - there was one scene, which I won't mention, that really, just, well... Emotions being put through a shredder would be the best way of describing it. Things are much, much darker this time around. I'll say it again... I need book 3...
This is the first book in the Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb…
Right from the beginning, this story had an intense, emotional impact. Fitz’s life is laced with a painful sadness and my eyes did mist over on many occasion. Hobb’s incredible writing, her skill at weaving a beautiful, visceral sentence, pulled at the heartstrings. But there was not only sadness. There was mystery, action, political intrigue, wonderful characters, amazing word-building and delicious writing.
Fitz is a wonderful character and a great narrator, really pulling you into the world with his voice, sharing his experiences and pieces of history from The Six Duchies. Not only is this a fantasy story, but one about growing up, about finding yourself in a tough world, and even one about family. Fitz is our guide, taking us on a journey through his younger years to his teens, our eyes through which we see an amazing yet cruel world, a world adrift in strange times. His is a life of pain and discovery. I cannot wait to read the second volume of the trilogy (Royal Assassin) and see how it all pans out.
I have to say that The Fool is my favourite character! I won’t say anything further about him, just that I think he is awesome! :-)
If you love fantasy, I highly recommended this feast of a novel! Happy Reading! :-)
A good solid plot with some great writing but it failed to draw me in. The characters fell a little flat for me and although I tried to warm to them IA good solid plot with some great writing but it failed to draw me in. The characters fell a little flat for me and although I tried to warm to them I failed. As I said the plot is good and Tanya huff excels at world building. I wanted that little bit more though, that connection that you can get with the characters that makes you root for them, that makes you feel like you are on their journey with them. Regardless I would still recommend this book as how a story makes you feel is entirely subjective and the next reader may enjoy it much more that I did....more
Blimey! This book was incredible! The scale of the world building was off the charts, the rich details of the history of the world nothing short of brBlimey! This book was incredible! The scale of the world building was off the charts, the rich details of the history of the world nothing short of breathtaking. I loved the structure of the book, how the story unfolded from different character's perspectives, some at different places geographically. It made for an engrossing read. The characters were also so well drawn and fleshed out, each one fascinating. I am a massive fan of the TV series so it was brilliant to read the scenes, get into the heads of the characters and study the maps and the awesome appendix with details about the various houses - very handy! :-)
I really enjoyed this. Being a massive 'Fever Fan' I was looking forward it very much and I was not disappointed. The Fear Dorcha plot was intriguing aI really enjoyed this. Being a massive 'Fever Fan' I was looking forward it very much and I was not disappointed. The Fear Dorcha plot was intriguing as was the character - and very creepy! The artwork was stunning and MacKayla was rockin' some fabulous outfits throughout. And Barrons was yummy :-) I liked seeing the Fever World in this form and can't help thinking about how wicked it would be to have graphic novels of all the Fever novels. Yeah, that would be awesome :-)