Friday Mini Reviews #11 - Deathless, The Broken Kingdoms and Queen of the World 2013

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Friday Mini Reviews #11 - Deathless, The Broken Kingdoms and Queen of the World 2013

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2013 2013 2013 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-77l_4kOBlxk/UavCeG-xbFI/AAAAAAAABwo/hNKjrCdvVAg/s1600/FRIDAYMINIREVIEWS.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="212" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-77l_4kOBlxk/UavCeG-xbFI/AAAAAAAABwo/hNKjrCdvVAg/s320/FRIDAYMINIREVIEWS.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mickamato/6751242957/in/photolist-bhzTjD-bhzYSM-bhA14F-bhzZpX-bhzZ9F-bhzWdi-bhzWzP-bhzVw6-bhzTJF-bhzXSD-bhzU7H-4X19iw-3PPi68-3PPidV-cihLcs-3bGwb-4z4Qa1-3RVNc-aiaB8z-93vs1r-93vrfV-4D16AH-93yykw-93yyas-7qdQT6-9Ss9Cg-ucsGa-ucsDr-8TXhZj-e99zH-5RAkhr-5R3dUp-8PaYYL-6bEJA1-6bACnr-6bADCK-94eUK2-3Eop3-d15tAA-ax17x-6gedHf-bBgtA9-9cGb5D-dBuvL9-78Z32h-ape3Jj-LAVRa-FabFg-cRi8UE-8Tet9p-apYM/">source</a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1347882824l/16031063.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1347882824l/16031063.jpg" width="208" /></a></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #660000;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><i>Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente</i></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i>won from <a href="http://www.thereadventurer.com/">The Readventurer</a></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i>Synopsis from Goodreads</i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i>&nbsp;<span id="freeText13652517240810832961"><b>A glorious retelling of the Russian folktale Marya Morevna and Koschei the Deathless, set in a mysterious version of St. Petersburg during the first half of the 20th century.<br /><br />Child of the revolution, maiden of myth, bride of darkness.</b><br /><br />A handsome young man arrives in St Petersburg at the house of Marya Morevna. He is Koschei, the Tsar of Life, and he is Marya's fate.<br /><br />Koschei leads Marya to his kingdom, where she becomes a warrior in his tireless battle against his own brother, the Tsar of Death.<br /><br />Years pass. Battle-hardened, scarred by love, and longing for respite, Marya returns to St Petersburg - only to discover a place as pitiful as the land she has just fled: a starveling city, haunted by death.<br /><br /><i>Deathless</i> is a fierce story of life and death, love and power, old memories, deep myth and dark magic, set against the history of Russia in the twentieth century. It is, quite simply, unforgettable.</span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">Amazon&nbsp; <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0765326310?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=0765326310&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=noctbookrevi-20">US</a>/<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/147210868X?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1634&amp;creativeASIN=147210868X&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=httpkarakarin-21">UK</a> | Amazon kindle <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004H1TQGC?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=B004H1TQGC&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=noctbookrevi-20">US</a>/<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00838EQAG?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1634&amp;creativeASIN=B00838EQAG&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=httpkarakarin-21">UK</a> | The Book Depository <a href="http://www.bookdepository.com/Deathless-Catherynne-Valente/9781472108685?a_aid=28080410354260">US</a>/<a href="http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Deathless-Catherynne-Valente/9781472108685?a_aid=kara-karina">UK</a> | <a href="http://www.fishpond.co.uk/product_info.php?ref=30&amp;id=9781472108685affiliate_banner_id=1">Fishpond</a></span></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #660000;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">10/10</span></span></h3><div style="text-align: center;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">* * *</span><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">That book was stunning! It felt so Russian, in my mind I could almost read it in Russian. Beautiful work, a must read for anyone interested in Russian history and mythology. It wrenched my heart out of my chest and stomped it into the ground. I laughed, I cried, I couldn't keep myself away until I finished reading it. Highly, highly recommended.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">* * *</span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">Боже мой, эта книга была ностолько прекрасной, что я не думаю, что я когда-либо смогу её забыть. Она казалась настолько русской, что мне иногда представлялось, что я читаю её на русском языке. Книга о Кощее и Марии Моревне такими, какими вы их никогда больше не увидите. Книга о боли и любви, о революции и о Ленинграде во время блокады. Я смеялась и плакала и не могда остановиться, и даже от воспоминаний об этой книге у меня в глазах стоят слёзы. Прошу, даже умоляю - прочитайте! </span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961"><br /></span></div></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1282522268l/7904453.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1282522268l/7904453.jpg" width="210" /></a></div><span style="color: #660000;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><i>The Broken Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin (The Inheritance Trilogy #2)</i></b></span></span><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><i><span id="freeText13652517240810832961"><br /></span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">gifted</span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i><span id="freeText13652517240810832961"><br /></span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">Synopsis from Goodreads</span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i><br /><span id="freeText577978453430783925">In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a homeless man who glows like a living sun to her strange sight. This act of kindness engulfs Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy. Someone, somehow, is murdering godlings, leaving their desecrated bodies all over the city. <br /><br />Oree's peculiar guest is at the heart of it, his presence putting her in mortal danger -- but is it him the killers want, or Oree? And is the earthly power of the Arameri king their ultimate goal, or have they set their sights on the Lord of Night himself?</span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">Amazon&nbsp; <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316043958?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=0316043958&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=noctbookrevi-20">US</a>/<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1841498181?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1634&amp;creativeASIN=1841498181&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=httpkarakarin-21">UK</a> | Amazon kindle <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003YFIV5E?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=B003YFIV5E&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=noctbookrevi-20">US</a>/<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004KSRVEQ?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1634&amp;creativeASIN=B004KSRVEQ&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=httpkarakarin-21">UK</a> | The Book Depository <a href="http://www.bookdepository.com/Broken-Kingdoms-Jemisin/9781841498188?a_aid=28080410354260">US</a>/<a href="http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Broken-Kingdoms-Jemisin/9781841498188?a_aid=kara-karina">UK</a> </span></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #660000;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">9/10</span></span></h3><div style="text-align: center;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">* * *</span></div><div style="text-align: left;">Another really strong fantasy from N.K. Jemisin. Oree is a beautiful, bittersweet character, and her fight for everyone dispossessed and for the man she loves is even more touching because she is herself a blind and poor artist. Very exciting, gripping and wonderful fantasy. Highly recommended.<br /><div style="text-align: center;">* * *</div>Н.К.Джемизин пишет фэнтэзи так жизненно, что в характеров не влюбиться и за них не переживать невозможно. Ори - слепая и бедная художница, чья борьба за любимых ею людей и за Отца Света не может оставить вас безразличными. Быстрое, напичканное экшн и тайнами фэнтэзи, которое я читала с огромным удовольствием. Рекомендую!<br /><br /><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1341163505l/15731315.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1341163505l/15731315.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #660000;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><i><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">Queen of The World by Ben Hennessy</span></i></b></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i><span id="freeText13652517240810832961"><br /></span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">bought</span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i><span id="freeText13652517240810832961"><br /></span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">Synopsis from Goodreads</span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i><br /><span id="freeText14607899553232989059">In the legends, the Four saved the world from war and poverty. These incredible men walked the lands, seeking an audience with the ruler of each nation. They demanded that mankind focus its efforts on education, trade and culture. No longer would the people face starvation and terror. This commandment was enforced with displays of miraculous power. After all, it is difficult to argue with the Gods. Once finished, the Four left with a promise: If ever your people fall back into darkness, then we shall return.<br /><br />Now, over five centuries later, Sarene grows tired of her village life. Suffocated by the confines of her surroundings and the overbearing protection of her family, she yearns to have an adventure of her own.<br /><br />But the world outside is not as tranquil as it seems.<br /><br />And Sarene is already in danger... <br /><br />Published by Inspired Quill, Ben Hennessy's debut novel tells the story of a young girl at the centre of a whirlwind of political ambition, deadly creatures and men who are as Gods.</span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">Amazon&nbsp; <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1908600101?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1634&amp;creativeASIN=1908600101&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=httpkarakarin-21">UK</a> | Amazon kindle <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008G40DV8?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=B008G40DV8&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=noctbookrevi-20">US</a>/<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008G40DV8?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1634&amp;creativeASIN=B008G40DV8&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=httpkarakarin-21">UK </a>| The Book Depository <a href="http://www.bookdepository.com/Queen-World-Ben-Hennessy/9781908600103?a_aid=28080410354260">US</a>/<a href="http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Queen-World-Ben-Hennessy/9781908600103?a_aid=kara-karina">UK</a> | <a href="http://www.fishpond.co.uk/product_info.php?ref=30&amp;id=9781908600103affiliate_banner_id=1">Fishpond</a></span></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #660000;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">7.5/10</span></span></h3><div style="text-align: center;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">* * *</span></div><div style="text-align: left;">I think reading this one after wonderful N.K. Jemisin was a mistake because in comparison it was really lacking that spark, although it's a very nice fantasy in its own right. I wasn't convinced about Sarene's importance and I also didn't know what to think about the Four gods. Recommended to everyone who liked <i>Dreamwielder</i>.<br /><div style="text-align: center;">* * *</div>Так себе фэнтэзи, особенно если читать её после Н.К. Джемизин. Вот не хватает в ней чего-то. Однако книга читается быстро и в ней достаточно юмора и&nbsp; экшна, чтобы удержать наше внимание. Больше мне собственно говоря добавить нечего.</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div></div><div class="blogger-post-footer">If you found this content anywhere else apart from http://nocturnalbookreviews.blogspot.com/ it's being used by a content scraper. Please consider using the link above and subscribing to my blog Nocturnal Book Reviews directly. Thank you!</div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-77l_4kOBlxk/UavCeG-xbFI/AAAAAAAABwo/hNKjrCdvVAg/s1600/FRIDAYMINIREVIEWS.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="212" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-77l_4kOBlxk/UavCeG-xbFI/AAAAAAAABwo/hNKjrCdvVAg/s320/FRIDAYMINIREVIEWS.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mickamato/6751242957/in/photolist-bhzTjD-bhzYSM-bhA14F-bhzZpX-bhzZ9F-bhzWdi-bhzWzP-bhzVw6-bhzTJF-bhzXSD-bhzU7H-4X19iw-3PPi68-3PPidV-cihLcs-3bGwb-4z4Qa1-3RVNc-aiaB8z-93vs1r-93vrfV-4D16AH-93yykw-93yyas-7qdQT6-9Ss9Cg-ucsGa-ucsDr-8TXhZj-e99zH-5RAkhr-5R3dUp-8PaYYL-6bEJA1-6bACnr-6bADCK-94eUK2-3Eop3-d15tAA-ax17x-6gedHf-bBgtA9-9cGb5D-dBuvL9-78Z32h-ape3Jj-LAVRa-FabFg-cRi8UE-8Tet9p-apYM/">source</a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1347882824l/16031063.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1347882824l/16031063.jpg" width="208" /></a></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #660000;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><i>Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente</i></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i>won from <a href="http://www.thereadventurer.com/">The Readventurer</a></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i>Synopsis from Goodreads</i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i>&nbsp;<span id="freeText13652517240810832961"><b>A glorious retelling of the Russian folktale Marya Morevna and Koschei the Deathless, set in a mysterious version of St. Petersburg during the first half of the 20th century.<br /><br />Child of the revolution, maiden of myth, bride of darkness.</b><br /><br />A handsome young man arrives in St Petersburg at the house of Marya Morevna. He is Koschei, the Tsar of Life, and he is Marya's fate.<br /><br />Koschei leads Marya to his kingdom, where she becomes a warrior in his tireless battle against his own brother, the Tsar of Death.<br /><br />Years pass. Battle-hardened, scarred by love, and longing for respite, Marya returns to St Petersburg - only to discover a place as pitiful as the land she has just fled: a starveling city, haunted by death.<br /><br /><i>Deathless</i> is a fierce story of life and death, love and power, old memories, deep myth and dark magic, set against the history of Russia in the twentieth century. It is, quite simply, unforgettable.</span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">Amazon&nbsp; <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0765326310?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=0765326310&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=noctbookrevi-20">US</a>/<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/147210868X?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1634&amp;creativeASIN=147210868X&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=httpkarakarin-21">UK</a> | Amazon kindle <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004H1TQGC?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=B004H1TQGC&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=noctbookrevi-20">US</a>/<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00838EQAG?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1634&amp;creativeASIN=B00838EQAG&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=httpkarakarin-21">UK</a> | The Book Depository <a href="http://www.bookdepository.com/Deathless-Catherynne-Valente/9781472108685?a_aid=28080410354260">US</a>/<a href="http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Deathless-Catherynne-Valente/9781472108685?a_aid=kara-karina">UK</a> | <a href="http://www.fishpond.co.uk/product_info.php?ref=30&amp;id=9781472108685affiliate_banner_id=1">Fishpond</a></span></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #660000;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">10/10</span></span></h3><div style="text-align: center;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">* * *</span><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">That book was stunning! It felt so Russian, in my mind I could almost read it in Russian. Beautiful work, a must read for anyone interested in Russian history and mythology. It wrenched my heart out of my chest and stomped it into the ground. I laughed, I cried, I couldn't keep myself away until I finished reading it. Highly, highly recommended.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">* * *</span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">Боже мой, эта книга была ностолько прекрасной, что я не думаю, что я когда-либо смогу её забыть. Она казалась настолько русской, что мне иногда представлялось, что я читаю её на русском языке. Книга о Кощее и Марии Моревне такими, какими вы их никогда больше не увидите. Книга о боли и любви, о революции и о Ленинграде во время блокады. Я смеялась и плакала и не могда остановиться, и даже от воспоминаний об этой книге у меня в глазах стоят слёзы. Прошу, даже умоляю - прочитайте! </span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961"><br /></span></div></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1282522268l/7904453.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1282522268l/7904453.jpg" width="210" /></a></div><span style="color: #660000;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><i>The Broken Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin (The Inheritance Trilogy #2)</i></b></span></span><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><i><span id="freeText13652517240810832961"><br /></span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">gifted</span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i><span id="freeText13652517240810832961"><br /></span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">Synopsis from Goodreads</span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i><br /><span id="freeText577978453430783925">In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a homeless man who glows like a living sun to her strange sight. This act of kindness engulfs Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy. Someone, somehow, is murdering godlings, leaving their desecrated bodies all over the city. <br /><br />Oree's peculiar guest is at the heart of it, his presence putting her in mortal danger -- but is it him the killers want, or Oree? And is the earthly power of the Arameri king their ultimate goal, or have they set their sights on the Lord of Night himself?</span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">Amazon&nbsp; <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316043958?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=0316043958&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=noctbookrevi-20">US</a>/<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1841498181?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1634&amp;creativeASIN=1841498181&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=httpkarakarin-21">UK</a> | Amazon kindle <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003YFIV5E?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=B003YFIV5E&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=noctbookrevi-20">US</a>/<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004KSRVEQ?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1634&amp;creativeASIN=B004KSRVEQ&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=httpkarakarin-21">UK</a> | The Book Depository <a href="http://www.bookdepository.com/Broken-Kingdoms-Jemisin/9781841498188?a_aid=28080410354260">US</a>/<a href="http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Broken-Kingdoms-Jemisin/9781841498188?a_aid=kara-karina">UK</a> </span></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #660000;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">9/10</span></span></h3><div style="text-align: center;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">* * *</span></div><div style="text-align: left;">Another really strong fantasy from N.K. Jemisin. Oree is a beautiful, bittersweet character, and her fight for everyone dispossessed and for the man she loves is even more touching because she is herself a blind and poor artist. Very exciting, gripping and wonderful fantasy. Highly recommended.<br /><div style="text-align: center;">* * *</div>Н.К.Джемизин пишет фэнтэзи так жизненно, что в характеров не влюбиться и за них не переживать невозможно. Ори - слепая и бедная художница, чья борьба за любимых ею людей и за Отца Света не может оставить вас безразличными. Быстрое, напичканное экшн и тайнами фэнтэзи, которое я читала с огромным удовольствием. Рекомендую!<br /><br /><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1341163505l/15731315.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1341163505l/15731315.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #660000;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><i><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">Queen of The World by Ben Hennessy</span></i></b></span></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i><span id="freeText13652517240810832961"><br /></span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">bought</span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i><span id="freeText13652517240810832961"><br /></span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">Synopsis from Goodreads</span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i><br /><span id="freeText14607899553232989059">In the legends, the Four saved the world from war and poverty. These incredible men walked the lands, seeking an audience with the ruler of each nation. They demanded that mankind focus its efforts on education, trade and culture. No longer would the people face starvation and terror. This commandment was enforced with displays of miraculous power. After all, it is difficult to argue with the Gods. Once finished, the Four left with a promise: If ever your people fall back into darkness, then we shall return.<br /><br />Now, over five centuries later, Sarene grows tired of her village life. Suffocated by the confines of her surroundings and the overbearing protection of her family, she yearns to have an adventure of her own.<br /><br />But the world outside is not as tranquil as it seems.<br /><br />And Sarene is already in danger... <br /><br />Published by Inspired Quill, Ben Hennessy's debut novel tells the story of a young girl at the centre of a whirlwind of political ambition, deadly creatures and men who are as Gods.</span></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">Amazon&nbsp; <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1908600101?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1634&amp;creativeASIN=1908600101&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=httpkarakarin-21">UK</a> | Amazon kindle <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008G40DV8?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=B008G40DV8&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=noctbookrevi-20">US</a>/<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008G40DV8?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1634&amp;creativeASIN=B008G40DV8&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=httpkarakarin-21">UK </a>| The Book Depository <a href="http://www.bookdepository.com/Queen-World-Ben-Hennessy/9781908600103?a_aid=28080410354260">US</a>/<a href="http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Queen-World-Ben-Hennessy/9781908600103?a_aid=kara-karina">UK</a> | <a href="http://www.fishpond.co.uk/product_info.php?ref=30&amp;id=9781908600103affiliate_banner_id=1">Fishpond</a></span></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #660000;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">7.5/10</span></span></h3><div style="text-align: center;"><span id="freeText13652517240810832961">* * *</span></div><div style="text-align: left;">I think reading this one after wonderful N.K. Jemisin was a mistake because in comparison it was really lacking that spark, although it's a very nice fantasy in its own right. I wasn't convinced about Sarene's importance and I also didn't know what to think about the Four gods. Recommended to everyone who liked <i>Dreamwielder</i>.<br /><div style="text-align: center;">* * *</div>Так себе фэнтэзи, особенно если читать её после Н.К. Джемизин. Вот не хватает в ней чего-то. Однако книга читается быстро и в ней достаточно юмора и&nbsp; экшна, чтобы удержать наше внимание. Больше мне собственно говоря добавить нечего.</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div></div><div class="blogger-post-footer">If you found this content anywhere else apart from http://nocturnalbookreviews.blogspot.com/ it's being used by a content scraper. Please consider using the link above and subscribing to my blog Nocturnal Book Reviews directly. 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