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Of Silver and Beasts

(Goddess Wars #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  605 ratings  ·  104 reviews
In the sand-covered queendom of Cavan, the goddess once saved a young Kaliope’s life, preventing the mercury in her blood from reaching her heart. Now, a cybernetic clamp filters it, but the silver streaks swirling beneath her skin are a constant reminder that she’s different.

When Kaliope is chosen as head of the Nactue Guard, she becomes the sworn protector to her empress
Kindle Edition, 265 pages
Published April 18th 2013 by Trisha Wolfe
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Dec 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Of Silver and Beasts (Goddess Wars, #1), Trisha Wolfe
In the sand-covered queendom of Cavan, the goddess once saved a young Kaliope’s life, preventing the mercury in her blood from reaching her heart. Now, a cybernetic clamp filters it, but the silver streaks swirling beneath her skin are a constant reminder that she’s different.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: نهم ماه ژوئن سال 2012 میلادی
عنوان: از نقره و جانوران؛ نویسنده: تریشا وولف؛
ا. شربیانی
Mar 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
You can also find this review and a giveaway on my blog.

4.5 stars

I am convinced that Trisha Wolfe is made of magic. Magic mind, magic hands (for her ability to put on paper what is in her mind), magic that runs into her book and then reaches out to the reader to grab them and hold them in place, forcing them to continue reading. Why? Because yet again she has created another fantastic world, another set of characters who don't give you the option of not loving them, and because...well, because s
Isa Lavinia

First of all, the beginning is filled with info-dump. Not only that, most of it is told instead of shown.
The first few chapters are basically the main character info-dumping her whole world and personal life in an inner monologue. I don't know if it was just me, though the info-dumpy inner monologue certainly didn't help, but I personally could not connect at all with Kaliope, the main character. This book uses first person narrative, so I was expecting to feel... something towards Kaliope
Siiri (Little Pieces of Imagination)
Actual rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

I accidentally stumbled upon Tuff Girls sign ups and I am so beyond glad I did, because I probably wouldn’t have seen this book otherwise. And I got to read it before the masses did! YAY! It was a completely different experience for me in the sense that usually when I have a review book on my hands, I think about the rating and critique, but in this case, I didn’t remember to concentrate on the pros and cons, I just enjoyed the ride of awesomeness.

The story. Kali
Heather *Undercover Goth Queen*
This wasn't a bad book, especially not for a freebie. However, it did have some problems.

1) Grammatical errors/typos: Misused words like discrete for discreet, or linage for lineage. Also the tenses were occasionally messed up, and sometimes a word was wrongly made plural or possessive.

2) Sexism: The MC's society was matriarchal, which doesn't mean it wasn't sexist. It was, which was especially apparent when compared to the love interest's patriarchal society (which was also sexist). Thankfully,
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Of Silver and Beasts is a story of loyalty, love, and faith. A story that was perfectly executed, complete with a complex plotline and excellent world building. The mythology aspect was the best component of OSAB, and is for sure one of the best mythology books I have read thus far.

The story follows a protector named Kaliope, whose unwavering loyalty gives her the job of protecting her empress. She is a total badass, while at the same time relatable due to her human tendencies. She did not make
May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So freaking amazing! I loved Of Silver and Beasts so much. Dark romance, warring goddesses, thrilling battles-this book has it all.

The atmosphere of this book was so well done. The feel of the entire book was dark, yet sensuous, and that feeling permeated throughout the whole story. I really liked how brilliantly done that was.

The world building for this book was also great. The world that the characters live in is very different. Caben's kingdom was a more traditional set up. Not a sexist place
Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
Mar 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I beta'd this for Trish and it was fantastic!!!! Loved this one sooooooooooooooooo much :D ...more
Atmika Singh
Trisha Wolfe has a talent for storytelling and creating highly imaginative world. This time it's mostly dark with magic, action, violence, blood, mercury, goddesses and so much more. I really like Trisha Wolfe's writing. I've read two books by her and both have been equally amazing. I'm so glad that I signed up for the street team because how else were I to discover such a great author and get to read her books before everyone else.

The world building is great. It feels like you are reading some
Rashika (is tired)
I was going to say a whole bunch of other stuff but I cannot remember.

But read this. It's a quick read, had tons of actions, a good romance, likeable characters and a good plot. Let's not forget the world building though. That was pretty good too.
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, young-adult
Loved this story. Trisha always knows how to write amazing strong characters and slips in just enough chemistry to curl your toes. This is a must read.
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Of Silver and Beasts by Trisha Wolfe
Book One of the Goddess Wars series
Publication Date: April 19, 2013
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC provided by the author

**Due to mature content, this book is intended for ages 17+**

Summary (from Goodreads):

In the sand-covered queendom of Cavan, the goddess once saved a young Kaliope’s life, preventing the mercury her father attempted to hide in her blood from reaching her heart. Now, a cybernetic clamp filters it, bu
Kimberly (Book Swoon)
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Of Silver and Beasts is a New Adult Dark Fantasy by Trisha Wolfe, featuring one awesome, derriére kicking heroine. There was enough action and drama to keep me turning the pages, as well as a unique world setting and a touch of romance.

The Summary:

Kaliope has just been chosen as leader of the Nactue Guard, whose duty is to protect her Empress. When neighboring land is under attack by the Otherworlders, it becomes Kaliope’s duty to protect Prince Caben, the last heir to his kingdom. Have patience
3.5 stars.
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally posted at: Girls on YA Books

I am going to start off by saying,..Don’t ever underestimate Trisha Wolfe. It will make you feel like a fool. Now, that being said, Trisha, I have never underestimated you. No. Not one bit. With every story of hers I am blown away. She has an incredible talent that I am glad she hasn’t let go to waste. I tend ti have the nasty habit of reading a books synopsis and then completely forgetting what it is about when I start it, jumping into a book with
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Before I get through the gist of this review, let me just say that I loved this book. And that anything I might continue to say may sound like complete gibberish. Because holy geez, Of Silver and Beasts was amazing! So many feels, magic, action - everything I love!

Let's start off with the plot! Like most YA fantasy or adventure stories I like, there's action, fight scenes, magic, etc. Basically the quick, readable, entertaining stu
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"You're to do great things, Protector Kaliope." Removing his ring, he slips it on my thumb. Then he kisses my palm. "And I love you more than any other."

CURSE THE GODDESSES!!! How can you do this to me Trisha?! She has once again managed to turn me into a weeping mess at the end of this book. After Astarte's Wrath, I just got so addicted to her writing and since I've been on a serious fantasy withdrawal before these books, I instantly devoured them and can't seem to get enough of them. So yes, f
Emily Elizabeth
Of Silver and Beasts was a truly engaging story. Ms. Wolfe has written another fascinating tale that provides near constant entertainment. Though I wasn't sure what to expect at first, I applaud Trisha Wolfe for gifting readers with another imaginative tale.

Kaliope, or Kal as she is affectionately referred, is head of the Nactue, those who guard the empress of her homeland, Cavan. She would do anything to keep her empress, kingdom and people safe--including babysitting another kingdom's prince a
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've kept my mercury-tainted blood a secret for fifteen years, with the exception of those closest to me. Now at nineteen, I plan to advance with the rest of the protectors today--normal, unblemished. I won't be pitied. I've earned my spot among them as an equal. ~Kaliope, Loc 58

Trisha Wolfe has consistently amazed me with her ability to create these worlds and characters that are so entirely captivating. Of Silver and Beasts is arguably her most raw and gripping tale yet, with the story of Ka
Apr 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I am so fortunate to have received this from Trish a few weeks ago to read. Because this book is nothing short of amazing. I was hooked from the minute I started reading and I could not put it down. I was immediately pulled into the land of Cavan and into Kaliope's world.

Kaliope is one kick ass female and you all know by now how much I love fierce, strong protagonists in my books. Kaliope has gone through some major trials in her past and still bears a heavy burden. She feels that her clamp in h
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This review can also be found on my blog: A Match Made in Heaven

I was a bit disappointed with this since I have come to expect so much from Trisha Wolfe. I really wanted to love this, but I couldnt.

First of all, the world it was set in really drove me crazy. I couldnt stand the idea of a matriarchy. Its not like I want to be ruled by men, but it should be equality and anything else just feels wrong. Kal tried to explain that it wasnt about forcing men to obey, but to show respect and a woman's
Ashley Knapp
May 17, 2013 rated it really liked it

Trisha Wolfe is such an awesome world painter. The entire world, this book takes place in, comes to life as you read. I found Of Silver and Beasts to be an original and refreshing read for me. I love the idea behind the book, and the execution of it was spot on. We are taken on a ride to the queendom of Cavan where Mercury is the main power source and so very important. We are given characters that are full of depth and rich in their our individual roles.

Kaliope is our main character. She
Lea (Between fantasy and reality)
Mar 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, blog-tour
I really enjoy Trisha Wolfe’s books and the worlds she creates but the world of Of Silver and Beasts is definetly my favorite. I love the socities she created, the mythology and the whole world is simply wonderful. Especially the Cavan, where women have the power and men are also respected. Kaliope is one awesome character. I admire the ability of Trisha Wolfe to create such strong and independent women who carry a lot on their shoulders yet they still kick-ass on a daily basis and Kalipoe is on ...more
There are so many dimensions to this book I enjoyed every spectrum...The ending is heart breaking but all the characters know what they must do. The next book is going to be sooooo good!! I’m pining AWAY...ALREADY!

My Rating

4.5 Mercury, Clamps, Fathers, Goddesses, Reckoning, Grimmal, Moon Goddess filled stars!! For an amazing adventure in a beautiful new world full of action, love, and the power struggles between Gods. Go GET Of Silver and Beasts!!

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Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
For a free book off of Amazon, I wasn't expecting too much from this book. Boy, was I surprised! It gave me such a feeling of nostalgia for my roleplaying history that I couldn't help but devour this. I can't wait to get my hands on the next one! ...more
Michelle Pickett
Mar 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WHOA! Just holy freakin' wow!

A more articulate review coming soon.
Feb 08, 2015 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebies-2015
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Jul 18, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5, maybe slightly more.

This is one of the better Kindle books I've read. Sure, it could have used some more editing, but it was well-paced, interesting, and pretty original as far as the world goes.

Kaliope was mostly very strong and believable. But she also had a fit of stubbornness anytime someone (Caben) tried to help her, and it did get a bit tiring that she always saw the offer of help to mean she was viewed as incapable or weak. I like stubborn characters, but she was so consistently dete
Sierra Clothier
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautifully written fantasy that to me is more YA than adult. It's wild and thrilling, delving deep into the minds of people and the goddesses they covet. I think the book has a bit of an identity crisis, but all in all it was a fantastic ride and I'm desperate to read book 2.

The blurb says at the bottom a dark fantasy romance. I don't see it as dark, even though there was a couple of chilling scenes. And the cover I've seen, while stunning, doesn't say fantasy in any way. There is a
Mar 21, 2013 added it
Shelves: new-adult
This was an easy book for me to devour. Trisha Wolfe is beyond awesome at two things, creating a kick-ass heroine and creating swoon worthy relationships. She does so once again in Of Silver and Beast, I am dying I mean dying for the next installment.

Definitely an interesting spectrum of characters, there were the bad guys that you like anyway because they weren¡¦t necessarily bad. Then of course the good guys that aren¡¦t as good as they seem. Although those are not completely obvious, I¡¦ve st
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