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Author:
Kate Elliott
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978-0756401924
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0756401925
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DAW Hardcover (August 2, 2005)
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The Ashioi-the Lost Ones-have come home in the prophesied cataclysmic event that has reunited their lands, long lost in the aether, with their homeland on Earth.

Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). The Ashioi-the Lost Ones-have come home in the prophesied cataclysmic event that has reunited their lands, long lost in the aether, with their homeland on Earth.

Her older child was almost an adult in aspect and learning, but in the days when he had grown within her, he had not waxed so large

PROLOGUE FEATHER Cloak was fertile, the only pregnant woman left among her people. Indeed, she was the only woman living who had quickened more than once. Therefore, she presided over the council of tribes because she had power the others did not possess, power that had been draining from the land during their exile. Her older child was almost an adult in aspect and learning, but in the days when he had grown within her, he had not waxed so large. It seemed she would harvest a giant's spawn, although she happened to know that the sire of her budding child was Rain, who was no smaller or larger than any other man.

In origin, this is half a book. It's also hard to figure out how to treat this section of the series. The major world-changing event was the return of the Ashoi (or not, with the potential of destroying the planet in the process), at the end of the fifth book. Is this this just a denouement? As usual, the entire, by now very large, cast of characters s In origin, this is half a book.

KATE ELLIOTT is the author of many novels, including BLACK WOLVES, COURT OF FIVES, the Spiritwalker .

KATE ELLIOTT is the author of many novels, including BLACK WOLVES, COURT OF FIVES, the Spiritwalker trilogy, the Novels of the Jaran, and the Crossroads trilogy. Kate was born in Iowa, raised in Oregon, and now lives in Hawaii. com or follow her on Twitter ElliottSFF. Библиографические данные.

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For IN THE RUINS: Kate Elliott, an excellent fantasist, writes lush and lyrical scenes and uses her characters to scale down cosmic . Other DAW Novels by. KATE ELLIOTT.

For IN THE RUINS: Kate Elliott, an excellent fantasist, writes lush and lyrical scenes and uses her characters to scale down cosmic events to a human scale. For THE GATHERING STORM: There’s enough going on in this one for an entire series of novel. world with depth and colo. nce you’re caught up in the story, you’re going to spend many pleasant hours before you reach the conclusion.

The longawaited cataclysm has reshaped the very land and seas and disrupted the war for the empire

The longawaited cataclysm has reshaped the very land and seas and disrupted the war for the empire. Now all who have survived the return of the spellexiled Aoi lands must find a way to mend their shattered territories and take a stand against their enemies in a power struggle that may forge new alliancesor doom them all.

The series consists of seven novels. Novels in the series are: King's Dragon (1997). Prince of Dogs (1998). The Burning Stone (1999). Child of Flame (2000). The Gathering Storm (2003).

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Elliott addresses every plot point and storyline raised from the earlier novels and gives a mostly satisfactory resolution to the story, tying everything up but not necessarily very neatly. The world is left a much more murky, dangerous place then we found in King's Dragon and there are hints of greater struggles to come in the future. I'm writing from Orbit books. Do get in touch with us at orbitlebrown.

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After tsunamis, earthquakes, and firestorms ravage the earth, a dying king's wish sets in motion a chain of events that pits the survivors of this devastation against each other, and their only hope in lifting the darkness and restoring peace to the world is to find the forbidden magic.
  • This review is for the entire seven-volume series, which must be read in order. I'm going to post it for each book, without variation, so no need to read it more than once.

    None of the books stands alone. I'd guess the total word count approaches 2 million, which is 15-20 conventional novels. It took me 7-and-a-half weeks to read, but I'm not a fast reader. The setting is modeled on medieval Europe in the Ottonian age (10th century) and does a good job of it in the context of the fantasy elements. The story follows people who are themselves nobility or who serve and regularly interact with the nobility. This is, like its analog, a world centered on secular dynasties that intermarry entirely for political reasons and on a deeply rooted religious culture (where many younger sons and daughters are parked with or without any vocation). Sorcery is forbidden, but it is practiced by some even so.

    The plot is extremely complex, and there are several point-of-view characters we follow through all seven volumes. There are three main villains; I found one of them quite entertaining, despite her despicable acts of black magic, because she has talked herself into believing that everything she does is for the sake of religious purity rather than her own lust for power.

    Early on, I wanted to shake the lead female character to put some sense into her (she is very young at the start), but I enjoyed her growth into self knowledge and watching her learn how to harness her power (it's fantasy, I know, but I still find that the tale of her origins strains credulity). Interesting that I found only one character completely likable (Rosvita).

    Rather than summarize the plot, I'll point out some other likes and dislikes.

    Likes
    How the religious heresy develops and spreads (in a reversal of Christian orthodoxy and heterodoxy); some of this is comical, given who is doing the spreading
    Pursuit of knowledge as something some characters desire above all else.
    Rosvita (the best of the secondary leads)
    Development of the longstanding consequences of Alain's early act of compassion.
    The faithful hounds
    Women have agency and men can be victims of a powerful woman's lust (truer in the real world than in most fiction).
    Wolfhere (a mysterious non-POV character who is close to a tragic figure).

    Dislikes
    Too much time and detail on the astrology. Yes, it's central, but a little went a long way. I sympathized with the characters who rolled their eyes over it.
    The other seven sleepers. This never really went anywhere.
    The Heleniad, Augustina, Gregoria, and so on—amusing a time or two; after that, insistence on female analogs just got tiresome (no problem with them being females; just thought the name game was silly)
    Romanticizing primitive lifestyles (the Adica storyline and the Ashioi). One, I don't buy the noble savage and two, once was enough.

    On the whole, I liked the series, but it does require a considerable investment of time.

  • Not only could this book have been about 80% shorter (as a previous reviewer accurately stated), but I am beginning to get a little fed up with the stompfest directed toward my favorite character in this series. Poor Alain has been wrongly accused, imprisoned, beaten, almost killed, struck crazy, and stripped of everything he has ever had in the world, simply because a man thought he was his illegitimate son. If the sheer volume of abuse this man has suffered isn't unrealistic enough for you, then the reasons why should be. I understand that the author wants this character pushed down and trampled on so that his triumph at the end of the series will be that much sweeter, but sometimes the trampling is so outrageous that no amount of triumph can ever be sweet enough. I plan on feeling a bit empty when Alain finally comes into his own.

    As for the rest of the characters, I honestly had trouble keeping everyone straight. Some characters I don't even like anymore. Liath is no longer fun to read about. Sanglant is suddenly insecure, and he was so much more appealing when he was strong. Hugh is icky. He gives me shivers. It's like reading about a wierd uncle who makes your skin crawl. We understand that John is scarred. No need to keep calling him "Scarred John". The whole Heribert situation has me dreadfully confused. Who possessed him? Is the real Heribert dead? The rest of the characters sort of merge together in a mish mash of people who have bit parts that don't really seem to add much to the story. Why is Hannah still around (for one example)?

    Oh, and someone needs to spank Blessing. Hard.

  • Kate Elliott is a great writer. Just started this episode and it's hard to put it down.

  • I really got into the first 4 books, and could hardly put them down. It seemed like the author was just trying to get the most out of her series though after the 4th book and it really should have ended at book 5. The last few books in the series were so hard to read and keep up with I found myself drifting more often than not, but I am one of those people that cannot stand to leave a book unfinished. I was actually relived when the series ended and I finally could get started on another book. I am a speed reader, and the last three books took me a month and a half to read alone...it has NEVER taken me that long to get through 3 books!

  • My wife was reading this series and needed this book. So I purchased it for her as a surprise. She read it over the course of a weekend, and now has our daughter hooked on the series! I Suspect that I will have to read the series to see what all the fuss is about!

  • I love how the author keeps you engrossed in everything that is going on in this world. You never have the opportunity forget something that is going on or any character. The entire series is very well written and extremely addicting.

  • I'm a huge fan of Ms. Elliott

  • I am really enjoying this series. I read the first three books from tghe local library but enjoyed them so much I shall buy them all for my Kindle so I can read them again without having to wait. Not good for my sleep patterns!