Es I know it s meant to lend "The World Building Some Depth "world building some epth Jombeker Really Call it a fucking goat or horse or whatever it is so that I spend less time grinding my teeth in frustration trying picture it and time actually enjoying the book I throughly enjoyed this high fantasy it s an epic though but a great read The best word I can think of to escribe Kei s Gift is epic in the very classical sense of the word This is a broad tale of the clash of two cultures set in an alternate world not far removed from Earth s ancient antiuity The clash After reading Remastering Jerna and then this I can only conclude that this author either oes not likerespector truly understand her gay male audience or that she simply Human Energy Systems does not trust our level of intelligence And further what makes an author think that a reader picks up an MM themed story only to read about graphic heterosexual intercourse There s an infinite amount of MF erotica out there Iidn t pick up a gay book by mistake honeyPretty sure this is the last thing I will read by her I loved this book It s such an amazing story with so much information and so many characters it s sometimes hard to catch them all but the in the end it is what makes it so rich and overwhelming I loved the gifts and the passion and the ending was very much worth the invested time This novel has left me floundering in the best of ways This is truly a remarkable novel with sweeping breadth and Classic Ruskin Bond depth in all areas a voyage of selfiscovery pain El Mago de Esmirna death war politics prejudice bigotry honor joy and love To call this merely a romance would beenying the strength of the characters the writing and the plot It literally made me sob at times with the Sheriff Darling (Heartrise Series Book 1) despair and pain of the characters weeping softly in sorrow grin at the smart alecialogue and smile with happiness To me any book that can inspire so many emotions is pure gold and this is efinitely a keeper This was beautiful A real slow burn romance which I love and the world building was amazing very well thought out It was a huge book though I ll need a bit of a break before moving onto the next one
extremely strong recommendation this is an excellent book strong recommendation This is an excellent book around characters world building plot are all superlative I adored Kei adored Arman their story is beautiful and eeply satisfying The book is very long but it earns it view spoilerProbably what impressed me most was the novel s Taunting the Lion Ian Crawford depiction of war itself and here I felt it really. On and aesire to bring its religion and its laws to the whole world Twenty years ago it conuered south Darshian now it has greedy eyes on the north The war brings Kei a gentle fun loving healer from an isolated village into collision with Arman an embittered honourable general. ,
Went above and beyond the average fantasy novel as another reviewer argued it rises to the level of epic It s an amazing seuence first the news of the invasion the choice of which villagers to serve as hostages the arrival of the enemy the forced march the stay in the prison camp and finally the harrowing experience as hostages in an enemy capitol unforgettable It makes all the Creativity and Technology difference that Somerville immerses the reader soeeply in both sides of the conflict Her portrayal is just so rich and complex The ifferences in attitude and assumption "Between These Two Cultures Is "these two cultures is important and yet very very few people are in a position to make any sense of them Arman s journey from genocidal hatred of the Darshianese to becoming friends with one to making peace with all to finally emigrating feels like an allegory for any warring person or culture that has somehow managed to create a true and lasting peace with a hated enemy Great as the invasion seuence is his journey as a prisoner back through the villages he invaded months earlier is just revealing and crucial And all importantly it s not just his journey we see the Darshianese struggle and sometimes fail to get past their suffering some choose bitterness and revenge some are able to choose peace The generous length means that Somerville never rushes through the process I hope I never experience war but I felt like I learned a lot about it reading this My only hesitation comes with the final seuence the return to Kuprij where I felt like a lot of the earlier complexity was lost The Darshianese are so totally the superiors in every way morally magically culturally intellectually They were so noble it verged on sentimental Meanwhile the Prij except for Arman and a handful of others are all worthless Anyone who s not horrible either Teen Titans: Year One dies or emigrates I shared in the glee at their humiliation but it left me unsatisfied Itidn t feel eual to what had come before hide spoiler Kei s Gift is an adult military fantasy featuring multiple ueer characters opposites attract a war though not really a war It s hard to adult military fantasy featuring multiple ueer characters opposites attract a war though not really a war It s hard to without spoiling slow burn romance and enemies to loversAll in all I thought this was brilliant but not perfect I adored both of the MCs and loved watching their growth Yes I wanted to punch Arman in the beginning but as all good character growth goes I loved him by the endI m too lazy to Тарас Бульба do a full inepth review so allow me to present bullet. A man trapped in a loveless marriage and joylessly wedded to uty The fate of two nations will rest on these two men–and somehow they must not only learn to overcome their own personal ifficulties but bring peace with honour to their countries If they failmany innocents will
Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook î Ann SomervilleThis book started out 4 stars for me Kei was a bit saintly but Arman was a nice character and the events were interesting As Kei started falling apart it briefly reached the 5 star range Nothing "Like Tortured MCs To Piue The Interest "tortured MCs to piue the interest when Kei and Arman get together and Kei starts healing it becomes a long almost interminable slog Arman wallows in guilt and atonement to the point of ridiculousness Kei turns into a wisecracking brat hate that word who bears very little resemblance to the Kei at the beginning
"OR THE MIDDLE OF THE BOOK "the middle of the book would expect his experiences to change him but not this way really The Darshians are portrayed as annoyingly wise and noble and non violent There is barely any conflict in the second part of the book it reads like one big giant epilogue There are so many names of minor characters animals plants and places that it gets pretty confusing at times We seriously have a Lord Meki and a Senator Mekus Not to mention a Myka Misek also known as Mis Mayl Mara and a Meis A Reji and a Reis A town called Utuk and a town called Urshek Twenty six letters In The Alphabet Why the alphabet why use so few of them as capitals Why we need urs beasts jombekers and jesigs instead of oxen cows and horses or whatever they are isn t clear to me either and it سرگذشت حسن صباح و جانشينان او doesn t make the story any clearer either It says the paperback has 342 pages it s 19500 locations on my kindle I find that hard to believe It feels like 600 at least This book needs a great editor to have about 13 cut out of it And to tell the author to pick another letter to start the next person s name Let me preface my opinion with another opinion by saying that I think Somerville is a fantastic writer I LOVED the Pindone Files and Remastering Jerna was beautiful However I had major problems with this book Well one major problem really her characters are too virtuous They re so sweet and amazing that they give me the moral euivalent of a toothache One or two paragons I couldeal with but all of the good guys in this book are such freaking pinnacles of perfection that I almost wanted to side with the bad guys but they too were so clumsily maligned that they ended up being laughable and while I can side with evil I cannot side with stupid So that leaves my loyalties orphaned which is never a comfortable thing Arman especially I feel had the capacity to be a bit of a lovable bastard but this is never capitalized on And what s up with the weird animal nam. Darshian is a vast land inhabited by a peaceful rational society where people with extraordinary Gifts are common and life is lived according to strong ethical principles Kuprij is made up of a thousand crowded islands – thrusting ambitious war like riven by a booming populati.