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- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 069242928X
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- Publisher: World Weaver Press (June 9, 2015)
- Publication Date: June 9, 2015
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- Language: English
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In this part, there are a host of new characters. Since so many of the Maddion died (or were never named) in the first one, that leaves room for us to meet more of them in a different way. I give credit to the author for drawing me into Muvumo’s desperation. I truly felt for him while at the same time being repulsed by him. His actions swing between eliciting sympathy and anger.
Meanwhile, his wife, Chanwa, is a fascinating person. She has so many secrets, and I loved her character development. She and Muvumo represent opposite sides of the same coin. Both want to save their people, but Muvomo believes that means from without and Chanwa sees that coming from within.
None of these stories are romance at all, but there are a number of relationships which develop and are explored in the text. Some of them are enemies becoming allies, others are friendship, family, and romantic. There is a relationship between two of the women, and I really like how it develops and how the author handles it. It is neither more nor less than any other couplehood, addressed in the same understated way as the rest. One thing I appreciate is that it isn’t used against them as some sort of “hero’s downfall.”
I enjoyed this book every bit as much as the first, and my concern over the lack of women has been laid to rest. I’m still surprised that we see much more of the Maddion women than the Taakwa, but it doesn’t take away from the enjoyment of the story.
For a superb follow-up, an excellent new cast of characters in addition to familiar faces, and a cliffhanger that promises an exciting conclusion, this gets 10/10 fountain pens.
As in Shards of History, Fractured Days switches between the perspective of Malia in the valley and the Maddion leader Muvomo, back at home in the Maddion’s cliffside village. In Fractured Days, another character is heard. Muvomo’s wife, Chanwa, is given voice. In the Taakwa society, women are revered as leaders. In the Maddion, women are treated as chattel, even forbidden from learning to read and write and certainly with no rights in the society. Hearing Chanwa’s voice and seeing her perspective brings greater depth to the story. Fractured Days has a very different feel than Shards of History but is no less intense. Rather than the external conflict of war, Fractured Days is driven by internal conflict. Malia struggles with a very personal battle with her memory loss. Muvomo struggles with trying to lead a dying race who can turn on him at any moment as more and more people die from a mysterious and uncurable illness. Chanwa struggles to hide her secret and to keep herself safe in a world very unsafe for women.
Selfishness is one of the main driving forces behind all the characters in Fractured Days. Muvomo seeks to cure his people primarily to maintain his status as Most Worthy and to have his name written in the historical scrolls. Chanwa wishes for freedom and rights for all Maddion women but ultimately seeks to save merely herself. Even our tortured heroine Malia puts her people at risk in order to regain her memories. The consequences of these myriad selfish acts result in major changes and an uncertain future for all the races in this Southwest US-inspired fantasy world. While Shards of History can stand alone, and you can read Fractured Days without having read Shards of History, Fractured Days leaves the door wide open for Book 3. Since I’m friends with the author, she received an “ARGH!!!” text from me late on the night I finished this book. I can’t wait for book 3. I’ve heard there will be llamas! I whole-heartedly recommend Fractured Days to anyone who likes fantasy and strong female characters. Definitely another 5 star book from Rebecca Roland.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I do know the author (she is the wife of a dear friend and has become a good friend as well) but my opinions are my own and based on my generally positive view of the fantasy genre.
I love the world that Roland has built. It is full of depth, detail, excitement and truly feels real. From page one, I was immersed in the world and lives of the characters. It was also interesting to get the extra detail, from my guest post, as it showed just how intricate and real the world is to Roland, everything, even the most minute detail has been considered, in order to make this world one that you can dive into and really be a part of.
The characters had a great collection of personalities, and I found myself connecting with them, to a point that I was matching them up to people I know, and picturing myself in their world. I felt a true part of the journey, and really hooked onto the people and creatures. Yes, in excess to creating very real people, Roland also made me actually believe in the creatures that she described. I trusted or hated them and really felt a sorrow, when I left the book, and had to face reality, and the fact they didn’t exist.
The pace of this book was excellent. There were pauses, that allowed the intricate details and surroundings to be built upon and to give you a full perspective of the plot. However, we were also thrown into fast-paced, exciting sections, where I was wholly immersed in the action.
I highly recommend this read, and as mentioned, I recommend checking out the entire series. This is a brilliantly written book and very enjoyable!