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  • A Sorcerer's Treason
  • Sarah Zettel
  • English
  • 05 October 2020
  • 9780765343741

Sarah Zettel Ø 6 REVIEW

REVIEW A Sorcerer's Treason î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Sarah Zettel Ø 6 REVIEW REVIEW ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Sarah Zettel Avalta a world where magic reigns and where she is incredibly destined to play a key role in a power struggle between the Dowager Empress and her foes Isavalta where magic can be found in the pattern of knots on a string the colors of a dress or even smoke in the air beckons to her Bridget has the. I m impressed with Sarah Zettel s ability to create worlds ranging from her light adult murder mysteries in a vampirechef world to YA historical fiction set in the 1776 court of King George 1 and another YA historical fiction with fairies set during the Dust Bowl period in America And now she builds a fantasy world with Russian Indian and Chinese motifs whose court intrigues and political upheaval pull Bridget from her lonely world faithfully tending the lighthouse on Lake Superior to a world of sorcerers magical creatures and souls of the dead Isavalta where magic can be found in the pattern of knots on a string the colors of a dress or even smoke in the air The story moved slowly for me at first as Bridget tries to make sense of what is happening moving from her hard but useful life where she knows her place through The Land of Death and Spirit where Baba Yaga crow people and the Vixen appear to the Isavalatan court of the Dowager Empress and her imprisoned Phoenix Bridget learns her gift of second sight is just an indication of the greater power that awakens in the alternate world of Isavalta Unwilling to be a pawn Bridget struggles to understand what is going on how magical powers work and who she should trust Author Zettel did a good job creating fully rounded characters whose actions are hard to judge as right or wrong given the motivations that govern them I felt adrift at first wanting someone to identify with and that was Bridget to begin with except that we got so little of her as the world building and character introductions were happening And the powerful spirit world of the crows and foxes and Baba Yaga the whys and wherefores and rules were hard to follow Maybe in the succeeding books their relationship with people and the rules and limitations of the use of magic will be better delineated It wasn t until the last third of the book that I began to have a sense of who I trusted and who I wanted to succeed Perhaps that is a literary strength that the reader is experiencing the same uncertainty the main character is dealing with but it kept me unconnected with the story I sort of slogged through the book at first but then got much involved as the plot picked up and Bridget made some decisions about who she trusted and what she needed to do It really was a two star book for me until that last third but if you like epic fantasy you ll probably give it stars than I did The Complete Excuses Handbook The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Blame and Shirking Responsibility for All Your Own Miserable Failings and Sloppy Mistakes upheaval pull Bridget from her lonely world faithfully tending the lighthouse on Lake Superior to a world of sorcerers magical creatures and souls of the dead Isavalta where magic can be found in the pattern of knots on a string the colors of a dress or even smoke in the air The story moved slowly for me at first as Bridget tries to make sense of what is happening moving from her hard but Lawrence Ferlinghetti versei useful life where she knows her place through The Land of Death and Spirit where Baba Yaga crow people and the Vixen appear to the Isavalatan court of the Dowager Empress and her imprisoned Phoenix Bridget learns her gift of second sight is just an indication of the greater power that awakens in the alternate world of Isavalta Unwilling to be a pawn Bridget struggles to A Coney Island of the Mind Poems understand what is going on how magical powers work and who she should trust Author Zettel did a good job creating fully rounded characters whose actions are hard to judge as right or wrong given the motivations that govern them I felt adrift at first wanting someone to identify with and that was Bridget to begin with except that we got so little of her as the world building and character introductions were happening And the powerful spirit world of the crows and foxes and Baba Yaga the whys and wherefores and rules were hard to follow Maybe in the succeeding books their relationship with people and the rules and limitations of the Fearful Hunter #1 use of magic will be better delineated It wasn t The Wedding Day until the last third of the book that I began to have a sense of who I trusted and who I wanted to succeed Perhaps that is a literary strength that the reader is experiencing the same Promise Me Tomorrow uncertainty the main character is dealing with but it kept me Irresistible Intruder unconnected with the story I sort of slogged through the book at first but then got much involved as the plot picked The Ripening Sun One Woman and the Creation of a Vineyard up and Bridget made some decisions about who she trusted and what she needed to do It really was a two star book for me The Razor's Edge until that last third but if you like epic fantasy you ll probably give it stars than I did

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REVIEW A Sorcerer's Treason î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Sarah Zettel Ø 6 REVIEW REVIEW ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Sarah Zettel A World of Magic and Peril 1899 Sand Island Wisconsin Bridget Lederle is a lighthouse keeper on this stormy windswept shore of Lake Superior One cold night she sees a boat foundering near the island's shoals and rescues its lone occupant The strangely dressed sailor tells her a fantastic tale of Is. ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy LiteratureBridget Lederle is the lighthouse keeper on Sand Island Wisconsin in 1899 She s an outcast having had a baby which died while she was single One night she saves the life of mysterious Valin Kalami whose boat crashed onto the rocky shore of Lake SuperiorIt turns out that Kalami is a sorcerer sent from the kingdom of Isavalta to find Bridget who doesn t realize that she has a tie to this parallel world and some powers of her own With not much to keep her on Sand Island she agrees to return to Isavalta with Kalami There she finds a world full of political intrigue treachery and magic The state of things isn t exactly how Kalami described it back in Wisconsin and it s very hard to know who to trustThe Plot A Sorcerer s Treason winds up slowly until Bridget gets to Isavalta and then it becomes fast paced There is plenty of intrigue and treason going on in the Isavaltan court but Bridget uncovers it for us too early in the plot we aren t left wondering who are the bad guys for long There were several plot elements that seemed only loosely tied to the story I didn t really understand the motives of the Vixen and Baba Yaga for example and I wondered why they were included at all Perhaps this is made clear in future installments but it has me confused so far The ending scene was strange and I think kind of cheesy It was one of those triumphant I ve dealt with my past and now I can move forward kind of scenesThe Characters Sarah Zettel writes some wonderful and believable characters Ananda the dowager Mikkel Sakra and Kalami are all interesting and I would have liked to read from their perspectives Unfortunately Bridget whose perspective we mainly follow is not so admirable There s nothing wrong with her but there s not much interesting either For the most part she gets passively pulled through the plot and doesn t actually do much herself even though we re told that she s a very powerful sorceress There was plenty of tension and many problems for her to deal with but mainly they resolved themselves uickly with little conscious effort on Bridget s part I was hoping to see her rise up to her potential but she never didThe World of Isavalta Before choosing this book I d heard much about the uniue setting of glorious Isavalta but I didn t experience much of it in A Sorcerer s Treason Isavalta is only briefly described I think the references I read must be for other books in the Isavalta series I m tempted to read one just to find out because it sounds like Sarah Zettel s world has wonderful potentialThe Magic System The magic system involves weaving spells with fabric hair etc and I liked it at first However I soon realized that it seemed to have no clear rules When we don t know the rules we can t anticipate what can and can not be done with magic Therefore the author can get the characters out of tight spots too easily by just adding a new magic spell In contrast consider the rule based systems of JK Rowling Brandon Sanderson or Janny Wurts When you know there are limits to the heroes powers not only does this make them understandable but it makes us worry and fret when things go bad for them And of course that makes us connect with them emotionally In fact the characters I liked best in A Sorcerer s Treason were the ones who had no powers at all I can t give you specifics without spoiling the plot but those two had the best scene in the book I actually had to dab at my eyes with a hankyThe writing Sarah Zettel s writing is pleasant easy and understandable but not particularly gorgeous My Tor hardback edition had multiple distracting editorial mistakes mostly words missingConclusion A Sorcerer s Treason is light standard epic fantasy from an independent but somewhat soft female protagonist s perspective Its strengths are the suspense and multi textured plot I d recommend it to those looking for a mysterious and easy readKatFantasy Literature Lawrence Ferlinghetti versei up slowly A Coney Island of the Mind Poems until Bridget gets to Isavalta and then it becomes fast paced There is plenty of intrigue and treason going on in the Isavaltan court but Bridget Fearful Hunter #1 uncovers it for The Wedding Day us too early in the plot we aren t left wondering who are the bad guys for long There were several plot elements that seemed only loosely tied to the story I didn t really Promise Me Tomorrow understand the motives of the Vixen and Baba Yaga for example and I wondered why they were included at all Perhaps this is made clear in future installments but it has me confused so far The ending scene was strange and I think kind of cheesy It was one of those triumphant I ve dealt with my past and now I can move forward kind of scenesThe Characters Sarah Zettel writes some wonderful and believable characters Ananda the dowager Mikkel Sakra and Kalami are all interesting and I would have liked to read from their perspectives Unfortunately Bridget whose perspective we mainly follow is not so admirable There s nothing wrong with her but there s not much interesting either For the most part she gets passively pulled through the plot and doesn t actually do much herself even though we re told that she s a very powerful sorceress There was plenty of tension and many problems for her to deal with but mainly they resolved themselves Irresistible Intruder uickly with little conscious effort on Bridget s part I was hoping to see her rise The Ripening Sun One Woman and the Creation of a Vineyard up to her potential but she never didThe World of Isavalta Before choosing this book I d heard much about the The Razor's Edge uniue setting of glorious Isavalta but I didn t experience much of it in A Sorcerer s Treason Isavalta is only briefly described I think the references I read must be for other books in the Isavalta series I m tempted to read one just to find out because it sounds like Sarah Zettel s world has wonderful potentialThe Magic System The magic system involves weaving spells with fabric hair etc and I liked it at first However I soon realized that it seemed to have no clear rules When we don t know the rules we can t anticipate what can and can not be done with magic Therefore the author can get the characters out of tight spots too easily by just adding a new magic spell In contrast consider the rule based systems of JK Rowling Brandon Sanderson or Janny Wurts When you know there are limits to the heroes powers not only does this make them The Old Man Who Loved Cheese understandable but it makes Doll 87th Precinct #20 us worry and fret when things go bad for them And of course that makes Adam Green's Book Of Hollow Days us connect with them emotionally In fact the characters I liked best in A Sorcerer s Treason were the ones who had no powers at all I can t give you specifics without spoiling the plot but those two had the best scene in the book I actually had to dab at my eyes with a hankyThe writing Sarah Zettel s writing is pleasant easy and Stolen Stronger #1 understandable but not particularly gorgeous My Tor hardback edition had multiple distracting editorial mistakes mostly words missingConclusion A Sorcerer s Treason is light standard epic fantasy from an independent but somewhat soft female protagonist s perspective Its strengths are the suspense and multi textured plot I d recommend it to those looking for a mysterious and easy readKatFantasy Literature

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REVIEW A Sorcerer's Treason î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Sarah Zettel Ø 6 REVIEW REVIEW ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Sarah Zettel Second sight of her family but the magical land where she will go with the sailor holds far greater marvels and terrible perils that even she cannot see For she carries secrets within her that even she doesn't know secrets that could change the fate of the fabulous magical world that calls her home. I almost reevaluated my one star rating planned for this book after seeing the most recent reviews giving it 4 or 5 Im aware that there s a chance I have just read SO much fantasy and have such firm favourites that I m likely to be overly critical But then I didn t feel that way when I gave Percheron 5 stars last monthSo one star it isI think the books introduction is too long too much time is spent getting Bridget to the place where he story will begin Not only that but the intro is where you should begin to fall in love with the lead characters and that just never happenedI didn t appreciate the various settings either Shoreside Wisconsin esue countryside to a land feeling almost gothic and a little Persian Very confusing What I did like no love was the authors creativity in how magic is weaved literally in to the plot This felt original and gave the book a uniueness that almost warrants a second star It s so easy to go for wand waving or the gift or something recycled when conveying magical ability but this originality was appreciatedToo much going on Animal spirits character history character future demons and bad bloodI won t be reading book two Dragon ActuallyA Tale of Two Dragons uniueness that almost warrants a second star It s so easy to go for wand waving or the gift or something recycled when conveying magical ability but this originality was appreciatedToo much going on Animal spirits character history character future demons and bad bloodI won t be reading book two