I didn't love the book and usually would not read the sequel because of that, but I feel like I spent so much time absorbing Marrowdell and the people in it that I would actually like to return to it, and soon. Two out of five stars - since it was really hard to get into and really hard for me to get invested in. Long ago, a cataclysm of misused power pinned Marrowdell to the Verge, a place of wild magic, home to dragons and even stranger creatures. A Turn of Light, which this is a sequel to, was fascinating for how it inverted a lot of classical fantasy tropes. It was just very hard for me to push myself to read it. Somehow, it seems I missed reviewing A Turn of Light when it first came out.
Czerneda's world is complex and requires a lot of backstory, but she handles it fairly well. Her heroines are generally smart and quirky. Everything happens to her or around her; she doesn't drive enough of the action. In una perduta abbazia benedettina dell'Italia settentrionale, il frate Guglielmo da Baskerville e il novizio Adso da Melk si trovano a indagare su una serie di misteriosi e inquietanti delitti, uno al giorno per sette giorni. I'm just not made for this type of novel! Wisp's duty is to keep Jenn in Marrowdell. I enjoyed the first book enough that the thought of sequels made me nervous, but Czernada continues to craft a story and universe that is just fascinating.
A Play of Shadow is a sequel, so make sure to read A Turn of Light first. Of course it was absolutely my favorite part about A Turn of Light. It's broader in scope, more magical in every way, and benefits from what I think most readers will agree is a more even, more exciting pace. The one she's fooling around with at least somewhat has the same maturity she does and goes back and forth between a little boy carving initials on a tree and the chivalrous protector. Si è appena concluso il V Congresso Solvay della Fisica, che ha visto riuniti i fisici più illustri dell'epoca, gli stessi che ora si apprestano a partecipare a una cena di gala, ospiti dei reali del Belgio. Life here is full of laughter and peace, as well as hard work, and no one bothers overmuch about the outside world.
I lost myself to this tale that is, by turns, lovely, lyrical, and thrilling. As the Great Turn occurs, Jenn approaches her nineteenth birthday with the objective of seeking true love as she believes a husband will show her the world outside the Verge. Beautiful sequel to a Turn of Light which I loved very much. I read the book over two days, and after the first I put aside much of a stack of work I had to do so I could keep reading. A Turn of Light is 840 pages, and I finished in 48 hours including work and sleeping, although I read while I ate meals. That is why I found myself thinking of my favorite chocolates that can only be best savored by sucking on them instead of chewing them. However, if you are looking for a good book that will keep your interest, has at least a little action, decent characters, decent world development, good grammar, good vocabulary, and isn't sappy, stop now and look for a different book.
And though those relationships include mystical toads, a dragon and a horse that isn't, they are as believabl A Play of Shadows sequel to A Turn of Light is a wonderful weaving of the mundane and the mystical. A Play of Shadow is a sequel, so make sure to read A Turn of Light first. I listed a lot of things I didn't like, but what makes me give this book 3 stars is that it's charming. Make no mistake, this is not a book that immediately wows you, or which demands that you keep turning pages late into the night. I believe in open discourse, friendly debate, conversation and author commenting is welcomed with a healthy and friendly mad glee. This was village life in a marvelous fantasy world, all of the people's lives here are touched in someway by this magic that they've come to see as commonplace and they don't even acknowledge it as magic though they know these sorts of odd things don't happen outside of their village.
A Turn of Light was quite the treat. Discover the secrets of beloved characters. Solo la vecchia cattedrale sopravvive immutata, testimone di una città lacerata dal conflitto religioso. The first 150 pages were a muddled mess. Adventure - and, yes danger of the world-shattering variety.
The Bad: ·The entire story takes place in Marrowdell. Hanno tutto quello che lei ha perduto. A Turn of Light is 840 pages, and I finished in 48 hours including work and sleeping, although I read while I ate meals. The rest of the people in the village oh, yes, and all 800+ pages of this book take place in one tiny village seem relatively normal and have proper maturity levels. She's certain she'll find what she needs, if only she can leave the valley. He was my favorite character and worth one star alone.
I guess maybe that nebulous New Adult category? The down side is that it takes the approach of hiding key facts about the world and some of the characters in order to maintai I want to give this book five stars, because the world-building is astounding. Greenberg and John Helfers sequel to In the Company of Others. This is accomplished by the 3 character perspectives the story is told from. Also, she doesn't really have a backbone, at least not when it comes to her family. If only he wasn't terrified of aliens. Julie is a truly mesmerizing author and I love her talent.
Rest assured, however, that while this second volume does add to the tale, it doesn't sacrifice any of the sweetness, the magic, or the wonder of the first. My best bet is because I haven't read the first novel in this series, so I just didn't know half of what had occurred before this novel. This is one fantasy I'm glad I didn't pass up! The book wrapped up the story quite nice as it is. Perhaps the author has a decent vocabulary, but apparently she didn't do her research. And not even a turn-born will be safe there. There are quite a few characters and I only mixed them up a little bit, haha.