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The Aware (Isles of Glory Series #1)

The Aware (Isles of Glory Series #1)

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by Glenda Larke

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A halfbreed's search for a mysterious slave woman leads her to a lawless land of dark dunmagic and an evil that poses a threat to all the Isles of Glory.


A halfbreed's search for a mysterious slave woman leads her to a lawless land of dark dunmagic and an evil that poses a threat to all the Isles of Glory.

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HarperCollins Publishers Australia
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Isles of Glory Series , #1
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 7.13(h) x 1.30(d)

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Meet the Author

Glenda Larke was born in Western Australia and trained as a teacher. She has taught English in Australia, Vienna, Tunisia and Malaysia. Glenda has two children and lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with her husband.

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4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Thunderstruck031603 More than 1 year ago
This book has topped the book Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. None of my friends could believe it, but this book just has so much to it; this series has to much to offer. It had wonderful satire, selfless decisions, curious characters, original plot, and completely valid for teaching in schools. The themes of this book series were amazing, and her writing style is smooth and fresh. Blaze Halfbreed is a strong and cunning character whose past is heart-breaking yet it's amazing to see her still alive and thriving. This book will be one I re-read, and there aren't a lot I actually do re-read. I highly recommend this for anyone who wants something with substance and something that is orignial and actually does not have much in the way of cliches. The way it goes, one may think one thing, but a completely opposite event happens. The twists and turns and ties all bring this series to be my absolute favorite of every book I've read.
ir0nli0nzi0nzbee More than 1 year ago
The Aware, by Glenda Larke, is a fine read. I bought this series after reading her other works; The Last Stormlord (which is Great), and her other series, The Mirage Makers (which includes The Heart of the Mirage, The Shadow of Tyr, and The Song of the Shiver Barrens, which are all phenomenal!) The Aware was her first published novel, and it shows. Yes, it is a good book, and I am currently reading Gilfeather, the next in this series, but compared to her other books, this one was only so-so. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for something new to read, but I would recommend her other works before I would recommend this one.
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BluHawk More than 1 year ago
What I loved most about this series is its origionality - even the way it is written is unique, and it takes you into another world altogether. By the time I got to the last book, I was so involved in the story that I stayed up all night to finish it. Any series that can make me lose precious sleep makes its way into my top ten! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was highly original and very, very impressive. I have not read a book like this in a long time. The plot was amazing and the detail was perfect to put the reader in the character's position. I especially loved the ending! There is so much action involved that a person reading it could not get bored. It amazed me just how deep it was. This is not a book for people looking for a shallow read, it is a book for those who want a book with a lot of substance. I greatly recommend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay so I got this book because I trusted that previous readers were correct in their assesments but was sorely dissapointed. The author tried too hard to give her characters a rustic feel and they ended up being coarse and unpleasant. The writing showed minimal skill and while this book may have been based on a good idea it came across as unpleasant, and depressing. Personally, I don't consider an endless cycle of capture and escape all that appealing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was outstanding! It was from a new author and it a great! Writing a story like this take talent, I love how the author writes up totally new things no one has heard before! I'm so ready for the next one to come out!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Aware - in this story there IS black and white - but the white is not pure. The author creates a comfortable character portrayal of 'good' protagonists who, like most of us, have numerous flaws, but unlike most, have a clear sense of purpose and unyielding tenacity to fulfill those purposes. The writing is visual and the story well written with good character and plot developments. An easy, enjoyable read. I look forward to more from this author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All I can say is WOW! This is one great roller coaster read. The characters come to life off the pages. Can't wait for more from this writer.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The Isles of Glory consists of eleven island nations each a country with its own laws and rulers. It is an inbred place because it is forbidden for one islander to marry a person from another island. Blaze Halfbreed is the product of parents of two different islands and was abandoned as a child when it was obvious she was not a purebred. She is not a citizen and cannot gain citizenry from most of the isles but Blaze has Awareness, the ability to see and sense dunmagic (evil sorcery) and sylv magic (good magic). --- This ability makes her useful to the Keepers who rule the Keeper Isles by protecting the weaker islands from being assaulted by the more powerful islanders. Blaze works for the Keepers and in five years if she performs adequately she will be made a citizen of the Keepers Isles. She is on the lawless island, Gorthan Spit, looking for a Cirkasian who ran away from home rather then marry the Bastionlord of Breth who prefers his sex partners to be very young boys. She meets Flane, a slyv practitioner who comes to the attention of a very powerful user of Dunmagic. He tries to turn her into a dun magician but Blaze finds a way to save her. The two women form a bond of friendship so that when one is in trouble, the other will help get her out of it. Blaze learns that there are more important things tthan citizenships like friendships and ridding the Isles of Glory of Mordred the most powerful Dinmagican of all. Book one of the Isles of Glory is one of the best fantasy novels imported from Australia. Glenda Larke has written a fantastic fantasy full of action adventure and romance so that readers of other genres will enjoy THE AWARE. Blaze is a very complicated character who wants to be selfish but always manages to do the right thing even though it costs her the chance to be a citizen. It will be very hard to wait for the next book to be published as the audience will want to read more of Blaze¿s fantastic adventures.--- Harriet Klausner