Author Katharine Kerr : Daggerspell (The Deverry series, Book 1) – Pdf/Epub

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Daggerspell (The Deverry series, Book 1) review ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB BOOK ONE IN THE MAGICAL DEVERRY CYCLE Prepare to be spellbound by a sparkling fantasy classic a tale of adventure and timeless love perilous battle and pure magic ‘I was hooked and my enthusiasm for this series carried me through to the very last and then moved me to tears’Fantasy Book Review ‘A cracking read’SFX A broken promise a curse and a magic beyond imagining The powerful sorcerer Ne. Couldn t finish it Clearly the author is a Theosophist or perhaps a follower of one of its offshoots like Anthroposophy or neo Rosicrucianism who decided to build a fantasy series around theosophical themes of Karma Wyrd reincarnation etc The terminology is clearly borrowed from those teachings we have Lords of Wyrd instead of Lords of Karma the silver cord connecting the subtle body to the physical body the hierarchy of worlds physical etheric astral fiery all good stuff What kills this book is the abominable uality of writing Cardboard characters recycled plotlines no tension whatsoever boring exposition interlaced with poorly written dialogue It was such a drag to try and finish it and ultimately I couldn t Two stars for a good idea but terrible execution 6. La guerre des clans : Une sombre prophétie (06) read’SFX A broken promise a curse and a magic beyond imagining The powerful sorcerer Ne. Couldn t finish it Clearly the author is a Theosophist or perhaps a follower of one of its offshoots like Anthroposophy or neo Rosicrucianism who decided to build a fantasy series around theosophical themes of Karma Wyrd Harry Potter, I à VII reincarnation etc The terminology is clearly borrowed from those teachings we have Lords of Wyrd instead of Lords of Karma the silver cord connecting the subtle body to the physical body the hierarchy of worlds physical etheric astral fiery all good stuff What kills this book is the abominable uality of writing Cardboard characters Charlie and the Chocolate Factory recycled plotlines no tension whatsoever boring exposition interlaced with poorly written dialogue It was such a drag to try and finish it and ultimately I couldn t Two stars for a good idea but terrible execution

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Daggerspell (The Deverry series, Book 1) review ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ly friends are the mysterious spirits known as Wildfolk gnomes sylphs sprites and undines Their magical presence in her life marks her out as different; special but young Jill has no idea what the destiny has in store for her Daggerspell is the first book in the Deverry series Prepare to be spellbound by a sparkling fantasy classic a tale of adventure and timeless love perilous battle and pure magic. This book came highly recommended so I m sorry to say that despite its strengths it has not inspired me to seek out the 15 seuelsFor a fantasy novel first written in the 80s this has aged reasonably well though not so well as another recent find of mine the wonderful The Ladies of Mandrigyn Daggerspell is listed as epic fantasy though there s no than a hint of an Enemy as opposed to a mere antagonist in this volume While Kerr incorporates some old fashioned elements I can t remember when I last read a fantasy book that actually included elves and dwarves the plot is an unusual one with the first half following the same group of main characters through multiple incarnations over the span of four hundred years The second half focuses in on the modern day plotline involving the rebellion of a minor lord against his princeBut if the plot is innovative the characters are standard fantasy creations Jill the Exceptional Girl Rhodry the Noble Prince Nevyn the Wise Old Man Cullyn the Swordmaster with a Dark Past They aren t flat but they never did much to grab my attention and while seeing the variations in their love rectangle through their several incarnations was a novelty I didn t find said love rectangle nearly interesting enough the first time to want to see it repeated twice And the star crossed lovers rationale is used to shortcut through actual relationship development making it hard for me to care about these supposedly life altering passions The rebellion in the latter half of the book interested me here the story moves at a brisk pace with enough political complications to please those who prefer intrigue to fighting in their fantasy It is also nice to see characters who are reasonably uick on the uptake when there s a no man can kill him prophecy about an opponent I worried they d be lost for half the book but it only takes a few pages for the guys to appeal to JillThe story takes place in an alternate version of medieval Wales and Kerr s worldbuilding deserves the praise it s been consistently given much fantasy takes place in uasi medieval worlds but this one feels like an authentic medieval setting as well researched and thought through as historical fiction The physical and political details of the world ring true initially I was surprised for instance at the small size of the warbands but for local chieftains with limited resources at their disposal the numbers make sense The dialogue is somewhat stylized but in a consistent way that gives appropriate flavor to the characters speech and the writing style is adeuateIn the end a competent fantasy with textured worldbuilding but rather staid character roles and personalities that left me uninspired While this book has an independent plot arc it s clearly the first in a series with many loose ends and a story that standing alone has little resonance I wouldn t discourage others from picking this up particularly those who love long fantasy series but as for me I m unlikely to continue Livre enfant anglais: La surprise de Lilly. 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Lewis, Pauline Baynes: 9780064471046: Amazon.com: Books rebellion of a minor lord against his princeBut if the plot is innovative the characters are standard fantasy creations Jill the Exceptional Girl Rhodry the Noble Prince Nevyn the Wise Old Man Cullyn the Swordmaster with a Dark Past They aren t flat but they never did much to grab my attention and while seeing the variations in their love Worlds Worst Children EXPORT rectangle through their several incarnations was a novelty I didn t find said love Le Choc des Clans- Tome 1 (un produit COC non-officiel) (French Edition) rectangle nearly interesting enough the first time to want to see it Harry Potter, IV : Harry Potter et la Coupe de Feu repeated twice And the star crossed lovers Le Cheval à Bascule Magique: 1 - Les Mustang rationale is used to shortcut through actual Legacy (8) (Keeper of the Lost Cities) relationship development making it hard for me to care about these supposedly life altering passions The Nightfall (6) (Keeper of the Lost Cities) rebellion in the latter half of the book interested me here the story moves at a brisk pace with enough political complications to please those who prefer intrigue to fighting in their fantasy It is also nice to see characters who are Flashback (7) (Keeper of the Lost Cities) reasonably uick on the uptake when there s a no man can kill him prophecy about an opponent I worried they d be lost for half the book but it only takes a few pages for the guys to appeal to JillThe story takes place in an alternate version of medieval Wales and Kerr s worldbuilding deserves the praise it s been consistently given much fantasy takes place in uasi medieval worlds but this one feels like an authentic medieval setting as well The Witches researched and thought through as historical fiction The physical and political details of the world Mystiques,Tome 2 : La Nation Alpha (French Edition) ring true initially I was surprised for instance at the small size of the warbands but for local chieftains with limited Charlie et la chocolaterie resources at their disposal the numbers make sense The dialogue is somewhat stylized but in a consistent way that gives appropriate flavor to the characters speech and the writing style is adeuateIn the end a competent fantasy with textured worldbuilding but Today Is Monday (WORLD OF ERIC C) rather staid character Le voyage inspiré roles and personalities that left me uninspired While this book has an independent plot arc it s clearly the first in a series with many loose ends and a story that standing alone has little Poil de Carotte resonance I wouldn t discourage others from picking this up particularly those who love long fantasy series but as for me I m unlikely to continue

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Daggerspell (The Deverry series, Book 1) review ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB Vyn broke a promise long ago and a curse has trapped him ever since He waits for the one who might break him free of his prison A wait that may soon finally come to an end Jill is the daughter of a Silver Dagger a band of wandering swordsmen who fight for money not honour  After her mother died when she was young father and girl took to the road living from town to town never settling Jill’s on. This is a review for the entire series Note that I am only on book 6 so I have a ways to go to form an opinion on Ms Kerr s full body of work It took some time to get comfortable with the Deverry series For me I trudged through Daggerspell which I think I read about 30 years ago then picked up Darkspell to see if I bonded with the storyline The reason is that Daggerspell was meant to be the set up book for the series so not a whole lot happens in the book In fact entire chunks are taken up with re introducing the previous incarnations of the main characters As a result you end up meeting characters that you will never see again in the series which isn t true but you need to read the books to know what I mean However once you get to Darkspell then the holistic story starts to reveal itself and the character development pays offI m a fan of Kurtz Brooks Eddings Herbert and other epic storytellers and Kerr is just as good in her uniue way as them all