- File Size: 2635 KB
- Print Length: 143 pages
- Publication Date: September 27, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00NZPR320
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,470,552 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The story is about Writhren Hollow, who belongs to a clan of hybrids called plurans. Unlike her peers, she has more compassion and she is curious about boys from other clans. However, plurans can only produce offspring by participating in an ancient ritual of dancing with vile, snake-like Ophidians, the result of which will always be a female child. The process is a fraught one since the Ophidians are just as likely to eat a potential mate as they are to dance with them. When Writhren was born, her mother gave her a name different from the one provided by the Ophidian she had danced with. This act sparks a series of events that sees Writhren take on the Ophidians and discover the terrible truth behind the ancient covenant that has kept the plurans tethered to the hungry snakes.
I’m not going to spoil anything else, but you should definitely read this book. I greatly enjoyed how well crafted the world and story were. I can’t wait for the next book by this author.
Named Tithren in hopes of curving her fierce power and parentage, the main character has always felt different from her fellow Pluran kin sisters. Having a warring voice inside her when facing distressing situations has made her feel broken and confused; That is until one day her true nature begins to surface and she learns her true name, Writhen. Feeling for once empowered, her life begins to rise and spiral all at the same time. Writhen wants to become the next Rend Apex to show all of Matikki that a Pluran is meant to rule, as no one accepts Plurans authority to rule when their race consists only of women. During Writhen's mission to become Rend Apex , she finds out the truth about not only the Plurans origins but the origins of the covenant Plurans made with the dreaded Ophidians. Writhen lets her dark nature take over and deeds are done that cannot be undone, leaving Writhen with power that could be her downfall.
Overall, good fantasy book, but it left me wanting more and a tad confused at parts. If you are open to reading a book about more tragedy than happiness, you'll be good. Honestly, this felt like "The Hobbit" to me, a big intro book leading into something more. Now, the story itself was good showing readers the world more characters will be from and that world's history, but some parts just felt too fast paced. Though I really loved all the action, especially towards the end when Writhen basically takes on a ton of Ophidians, I wish the scenes were slowed down a bit so we could digest them instead of going "What the heck just happened?!" So if you are into fantasy set in strange worlds where the protagonist has a life full of regrets and trials on her path to her goal only to achieve it at the cost of everything she once held dear, than this book may be a good read for you.
**I received a free copy in return for an honest review**
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However, like I said, this book moves at a quick pace, never really lingering on any one event or location. The only location that I feel is fully developed is where the climactic battle takes place at the end. Here we have things slow down quite a bit, as the final battle rages for days. Actually something that surprised me about this book is that there are moments of really brutal violence. The descriptions of the fighting is very visceral, and I appreciate that the author didn't hold back on this. It gives the book a nice raw edge, which I always enjoy.
I'm pretty interested in what comes next for this character, because the ending leaves it quite well open as to what direction the whole thing could be taken. Likewise, there was just so much going in this world that it really leaves a lot open for the sequel.
Plot/Characters: The description says it all. I do not feel the need to elaborate on the plot.
My Honest Opinions/Thoughts: This is a very strange book. I must say that I would not have picked this up on my own. I did not really like the beginning with the Ophidians. And I just could not seem to keep reading. I stopped almost mid-way.
Extra: If you are a fan of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, perhaps you might like it.
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