- File Size: 1259 KB
- Print Length: 276 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 29, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01C6X68MC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,197 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Ishtar's Blade Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
More YA but then the foreplay and this so-called warrior woman who walks around naked all the time puts it out of that league. Honestly all we learn about her is that she has big breasts and is naked most of the time.
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Things I liked:
- The setting was very interesting. Different from many other fantasy books I've read. Little details about the intricacies of hairstyle were nice.
- Lack of a love triangle. On the surface this may seem weird, given the relationships as presented early on, but I thought it was fairly clear what was going on.
- Women who didn't hate/dislike/resent each other. This was a huge positive.
Things I didn't like:
- There was not enough conflict and everything was too easy. Conflict 1, Iltari loves Ditanu but he has a mate, so she's content to serve him just as a close friend and as Ishtar's Blade. The resolution to this is easy to guess. Conflict 2, the undelivered letters, which are not resolved satisfactorily for my taste. Conflict 3, someone is plotting to assassinate the royal line. Resolution: Ishtar tells you who it is.
- It took place in the course of days but seemed like it should have taken place over weeks or months.
- Tenuous consent. Seriously, 1st time drunk with no or little memory, 2nd time at need of goddess, 3rd time at need of goddess, 4th time drunk. Yes, they sort of address this, but it's still an issue.
- A lot of characters with potential are introduced and then mentioned maybe once more, if at all. It's like there was supposed to be a lot more to the story, but all of it got cut. There's a lot of hinting at what happened before Iltari left, but we don't get to see those relationships built up.
- The main character loves her king. We get it; it's mentioned on every page.
Fantastic world building and excellent characters. Well rounded easy to read and fall in love.
I started this book and could not put down until I finished. Loved it.
Lisa Blackwood is an author I love to read and recommend to all my friends.