On a related note, it could just be the professor I had, but I came away from my one and only creative writing class wary of both prophesies and dream sequences, and I'd hope that authors would at most pick one or the other. Hmm, maybe I have pinpointed it there. What could be more important than that? If I dismissed the fact that this book was based on an interpretation of that world, then I can truthfully say that it was well done. With Kira killing Demons, protecting her family and friends, every chapter revealing a little at a time, all the betrayal, secrets, what is there not to like about this book? Maybe the series will get better in the next book. Perhaps I should stop adding books compared to Kristin Cashore to my reading list, as I think three out of three have been monumental failures for me.
Ten years was long enough for most to forget what really happened and instead to believe the rumors that began soon after. And there were a few lines that made me chuckle. There are other scenes where you'd expect an account of their harrowing escape from etc. As well, there seem to be no ground rules for the fantastical creatures: beyond demons and imps who are apparently blanket-evil , it seems that anything goes. Then Kira decides she doesn't trust him because slight ruthless nature, but it doesn't matter because I never liked him anyway. I just wish there had been a little more time to develop everything.
It sounds so bloody fantastic. But because Oh didn't really spend too much time developing her characters, the romantic elements in this book just made for an awkward read. What happens to God's divine Truth when it is beheld by minds limited in their power to apprehend, and influenced by the intellectual currents of their time and place? Parris has proven herself the new master of the historical thriller. In the end, I think this is one of those rare instances when I wished the book was longer than it was. There is no gradual growth or conversation or any communication really apart from him popping up at odd intervals vowing to take Kira back as she is his betrothed and he cannot wait to have her writhing beneath him.
Through a strange twist of fate, she finds herself caught up in an ancient prophecy. Through the ages, prophecy has been a primary way that people have heard from God. She mentions that the stench of unwashed people in a public house can give her a powerful headache, yet she wanders through several fetid sewer tunnels throughout the course of the novel without any ill effects. Truly, I did, but it ju Actual rating is around 1. Prophecy book by Kyle West published by Kyle West with 400 pages.
Joseph Albo and Baruch Spinoza. This lead to a very basic plot with predictable twists, causing the heroine to appear very slow on the uptake. This is unfortunate because the synopsis alluded to a very strong female character that had the power to save mankind. Once, a charismatic leader known as the Phoenix led their people, but he vanished centuries ago. Maybe all my concerns are cleared up.
Protect the Prince forever and ever. The bare bones of a story are here, with all the basic things that you need to get a plot from start to finish — this event happens, this character does x, this character feels y, this event takes x amount of time — but without any of the meat that gives a story depth, and makes it feel lifelike. Truly, I did, but it just never worked out and I'm really sad it didn't because I love Ellen to bits. Hardly felt his presence at all. Also, because there was mostly telling the fight scenes were shorter and less descriptive than what I would have liked, making them just as eventful as if they were all frolicking through a meadow. Instead, everyone indulges his temper tantrums and does what he says.
Fight scenes that spot the novel regularly are a highpoint: authentic fight vocabulary describes Kira's every movement and swords, arrows and appendages are flung about with convincing efficiency. With a soul-eating demon, a coven of ancient vampires, and a hardheaded Celtic warrior competing to subvert the Phoenix, Aiden doesn't know where to turn or who she can trust. In what manner does God, when conceived as eternal and transcendent, address corporeal, transitory creatures? Kira sounded like my kind of heroine from the blurb. Oh she can slay demons, I give you that. And I'm a fan of Katsa; Cashore developed her in such a way that she's become one of the strongest female standard, in my opinion. I read through it in a day and found myself craving more.
I am also familiar with the culture and the food of the place though I am not a great aficionado of the pop music. Intrigue and mystery, ancient lore and action-packed fantasy come together in this incredible debut! At the end of the day, it all goes down to the author's inability to beef up her characters. I'm supposed to admire her because she is what she is. The plot thickens when she realizes that she is a part of an old prophecy and a certain power-hungry man will do everything to get his hands on her. The greatest warrior in all of the Seven Kingdoms. The Hales are Vikings, demi-gods who've been charged by The Fates to find their new destined leader. There needed to be more visual descriptions — that would have served to slow the pace as well as give us secondhand information about Kira — how she kept her room, what was in her room, her private conversations with her mother — these would have spoken immensely about her character.