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 Read à Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn ✓ The Author Of The Twelve Hours Series Welcomes Readers To A New Fantasy World, Where The Elements Rule Zoe Ardelay Receives Astonishing And Unwelcome News She Has Been Chosen To Become The King S Fifth Wife Forced To Go To The Royal City, She Manages To Slip Away And Hide On The Shores Of The Mighty River It S There That Zoe Realizes She Is A Coru Prime Ruled By The Elemental Sign Of Water She Must Return To The Palace, Not As An Unwilling Bride For The King, But A Woman With Power In Her Own Right But As Zoe Unlocks Of The Mysteries Of Her Blood And The Secrets Of The Royal Family She Must Decide How To Use Her Great Power To Rise Above The Deceptions And Intrigue Of The Royal Court Although I liked Archangel, I believe Troubled Waters has been the last Sharon Shinn novel for me At the moment new authors sprout out of the ground like grass or nettles so it relieves me a great deal to cross one off my observation list I know that this decision is probably a harsh one after just one and a half tries, especially since Troubled Waters is not a bad story There is nothing blatantly wrong with the writing or the characters or the setting Really It is rather the other way around The heroine is a kind of smooth uebergirl Zoe calmy mourns her father, she levelly decides on the right things, she does this at the right time the reader should not try to look into her head it is a useless endeavor and does that correctly and smiles benignly Her actions, like the actions of the other inhabitan ETA I think I enjoyed this book eventhan when I read it first 2 years ago Lovely story writing, perfect world building, great characterisation Sharon Shinn is a fantastic writer original review If you are looking for bloody wars on immense scales with mythical creatures of the apocalypse, sword fights, violent deaths, foul conspiracy, fast pacing this may not be the book for you to read But if you are open to something different, you may end up enjoying this novel.
I decided to give it a try upon reading the superb review of Tadiana Night Owl I am happy to say I was not disappointed at all I just loved reading it now consider it as one of my favourites of the Fantasy genre Background story The society of the Kingdom of Welce is built arou I just wrote a great review of this and Goodreads ate it GODDAMNIT Ok, let me try to duplicate SOo, I really like this author s other books, but this one I kinda enjoyed but also didn t, especially as it progressed to the end.
First, let me say, I have a weird attraction to books with worldbuilding that brands people at birth with personality attributes I know it goes against my whole independent philosophy, but if I can identify myself as a Hufflepuff or a Green Ajah or, like here, a Firey sweela I m usually like, SIGN ME UP Problem is, in this book, people refer to it SO MUCH, their elemental heritage, that there s almost nothing else to them It got a bit annoying.
ALSO, double ID whammy, you get three blessings at This is what I would call a fantasy lite story and, as such, is an easily accessible tale for those who may usually shy away from fantasy stories, believing them to be too dense and foreign feeling to make for non stressful reading This is the story of how 23 year old Zoe Ardelay grows out from under the shadow of her larger than life father whom she joined in banishment from the royal court some ten years earlier It s a nice story, easily processed and digested, and Zoe makes for a likable main character There is a small romance angle at work but if romance is your bread and butter, look elsewhere The romance here is presented in drips and drabs I actually would ve liked a littleso there is no danger of it overwhelming the rest of the story If action is your thing, again, look elsewhere because this isof a late bloomer sto Audiobook re read April 2018This is probably my favorite book.
Audiobook re read February 2017Comfort read 3Audiobook re read October 2015I love this book sooooooo much.
Re read January 2015Still love this a lot, although this time I think the rest of the book worked better for me than the ending And I got my sequel That I just started last night Oooh, and GoodReads is listing a third book Yes original reviewAhhhhh This one of those books where it took me forever to get through the first half and then I didn t want to put it down Zoe s an awesome character And the romance ends up being lovely and wonderful The world is really interesting and refreshing.
And I would really love a companion novel to this I don t think I want a direct sequel, but I m very interested in finding out what happens to some characters.
While this is not quite a OMG I m in LOVE 5 star book for me it came pretty close to being at least a loved it 5 star er However, in the end, sadly, I went with 4 stars because it was just missing that spark that would have pushed it from good to brilliant You know, that spark, that connection, that emotional bond you feel when reading something you find truly fantastic I d hoped I d find it somewhere in these pages In fact when I started this one I felt sure that I would but it just wasn t in there for me Don t get me wrong this is a really good book If you like light fantasy with a romantic component give it a try at least You may find that elusive spark I missed To begin with, it has most elements I look for when reading a fantasy romance, from a smart, self sufficient heroine to a stoic, brooding leading man to an interesting and well developed quasi magical system i 3.
5 Blessing Stars This was a pretty decent book but I found myself getting to caught up in figuring which blessing belonged to which house and what personality really meant whether it was blood, or water, or airetc.
I also would have liked the story to revolve a bitaround Darien xo Troubled Waters is a really lovely high fantasy novel I liked it almost as much as my favorite so far Sharon Shinn book, Summers at Castle Auburn Zoe is the daughter of a once powerful man in the kingdom of Welce, who lived in hiding in a small village for ten years after falling from the king s favor As the story begins, Zoe s father has just died, and the king s closest advisor, Darien Serlast, swoops into town with the surprise announcement that Zoe has been chosen to be the king s fifth wife Yay Zoe, numb with grief and shock, allows Darien to take her to the capital city, but as soon as they arrive there she slips away from him at an opportune moment and goes into hiding once again But life, of course, hasin store for Zoe, and she and the royal court and Darien aren t done with The book was slow There was so much time spent on what was of little value and it just had me getting frustrated and hoping the author would just get on with the story.
The story might have been interesting, but I didn t at all like either of the two main protagonists.
Zoe I think I would have been able to understand her walking away from Darien in the beginning were any sort of reasoning provided There was no inclination from her about it one way or another She literally just gets up and walks away and, for quite some time, I was just bewildered as to what caused it Also, the things Zoe does with her powershe just never considers the consequences of what it ll do She just impulsively uses it and then feels no remorse for her actions afterwards view spoiler I m sure there was a much easi

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