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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
One of Tamora's best. It explains so much that appears in the ot
posted by 2196815 on September 26, 2013Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
This is a tricky book to review, because I was not the intended
Even though the characters and plot were not that interesting to me, I kept reading the book, because the magic and world building were amazing. Briar and Rosethorn use plant magic and Evvy uses stone magic. I would be interested in reading other books in this universe to learn about other ambient mages. I feel that this magic system opens up the possibility to all sorts of magic that you don't traditionally see, or at least magic that I typically don't see in books. I would love to see some fiber arts related magic and music magic too. I love the idea that magic can be based on crafts and the environment.
Note: This book has a brief torture scene involving a child. Additionally, some animals are killed. I understand why these scenes are in the book. They fit in well with showing the cruelty of one of the characters. At the same time, I personally do not like reading torture scenes even if they are brief and "not too awful." I am not sure, if I would have have tried to win this book, if I knew that these things happened in this book. Again, these scenes are not gruesome by any means. I work with people who have experienced abuse in their lives, so I typically do not care to read about it for my fun reading.
posted by silverarrowknits on October 16, 2013Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 25, 2013
An interesting, well crafted story, geared towards youngsters. Since I am not a youngster, I found Evvy's continuous whining and overdone naivite quite irritating. I much prefer the other girls from Rosethorn's dwelling to E vvy, and hope they will figure more prominently in future books.
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Posted October 18, 2013
It's finally here! I've been waiting.
Ever since I read The Will of The Empress, I've always been curious about what exactly happened to Briar, Evvy, and Rosethorn in Gyongxe. I was very excited when I found out there was going to be a book about it. I don't really know what I was expecting, but I can say it wasn't was depressing as I thought it would be. I think the worst part was over about half-way through. It follows the pattern of all the other "circle" books, so the really exciting bits don't come until the last 100 pages or so. It's not a book about fighting or a war so much as about the choices that were made during the fighting. With this I can say I've read probably every book Tamora Pierce has written and I recommend this book to anyone who has read and enjoyed the "circle" books.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 30, 2013
Posted September 24, 2013
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