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Ruler's Desire (Fuel to the Fire Book 2) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B00AU50S66
- Publication date : December 27, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 2630 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 231 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1523812249
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,629,222 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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the last book might have more to offer as Davren takes on Grizzle. Hope it has a more complicated plot than the last two. I will finish the series.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, even more so than the first! We really see Davran find herself in this book, which was lovely. Rather than accepting the prophecy as it is, she takes control of it (I wont spoil it, but there is one moment in particular that had me cheering her on). I also enjoyed the interactions she had with Ronyn in this book; one scene was particularly heart felt and beautifully written. It was great to see my favourite characters again, though I didn't realise when reading the first book just how small Khalil is! We were told of him fitting in Davran's bag, but he is so much smaller than I imagined!
The descriptions in Ruler's Desire were really well written, creating a vivid picture in my mind (sometimes too vivid!) which really brought the story to life. I felt like I was learning about everything right alongside Davran, which made me cheer her on and feel sorry for her. I was desperate to know what was going to happen next, and found it impossible to put the book down. Every time I thought I knew what was going to happen, I was proven wrong. The ending is proof of that! It really blew me away. Not only did I not see it coming, but it explained so much! It was very clever.
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What I loved most about this series is that nobody was absolutely good or absolutely evil, there were shades of grey in every character, which made them so very believable (as well as making the "bad guys" less predictable and therefore much more frightening). I still don't fully know if I trust Hesperus or not, and I like him all the more for that. Even the traitorous Yusmuth has moment of indecision, and remorse.
Although this story ends with a "to be continued", I didn't feel robbed of an ending at all (although I am very much looking forward to reading book 3!). Again I would give this book four and a half stars and recommend it for readers over 15. If you have a friend that sees every situation in black and white and you'd like to introduce them to the idea of nuance, and of good and evil existing side by side, even in the same person, this is the perfect gift for them. A very enjoyable series.
The story takes place right after the first one ends and things have changed in Davran’s world, more importantly the people in her world have changed. Whilst Davran was gone the people banded together to find her and in such started to trust each other, something that is new to all of them.
Saurian has been rounding up pretty much every male that could work for his guards and that has led the new group of friends to send the men into hiding, but Saurian has eyes everywhere and although the men in hiding are trusted are all of them on the same page or are any of them willing to turn on either Davran or each other?
I think the people of this world really come to life when Davran shows all of those currently in hiding a piece of Ronyn’s world.
More than anything Davran grows as a character and when she shows herself to be female to the world everything changes for her and the story.
I think what I love about this particular book is all the details. Overall this story moves smoothly, makes sense and is brilliantly written. I found with this book I wanted to read more and more of it with every page. I struggled to put it down, and although I enjoyed the first I found the second to fly by.
My one real surprise in it wasn’t the few twists and turns they didn’t shock me what did surprise me was the size of Kalil, in the first book you get the idea he’s a small chap, maybe Tyrion Lannister size, but not can fit in a goblet or under a serving dish. The only previous clue to just how small he was said he could fit in Davran’s bag with no clue to the size of the bag. I had him in my mind as Tyrion’s sort of size and I struggled to get this new Kalil or even old Kalil size into my mind. But I love him, his determination to keep Davran on the path for the prophecy and true to herself is wonderful, his heart and love for Davran is as big as any normal sized person.
I really loved this book, better than the first one, a well deserved 5 stars, and I’m moving straight onto the final. I’m already dreading the end and not being a part of this world anymore.
Ruler's Desire is a direct continuation of the story, and if you thought the tension in Fuel was exciting, you're in for a real treat. As Davran and Sauian move in ever decreasing circles towards one another, we can't help but worry about the conclusion of the story and wonder if it's going to be as satisfying as we want it to be. You won't be disappointed!
This is not your classic good verses evil story and you'll need to be prepared for a healthy dose of humanity along the way, but it will leave you wanting more. David Staniforth understands his characters and must know them back to front to be able to weave the threads of this intelligent and thought-provoking story together. If, like me, you want a story that leaves you yanking at your hair and biting your nails, then you've come to the right place. There are other works by this author and if they're anything like this series so far, i can't wait to get into them.
Lastly, I just want to congratulate Mr Staniforth on a thoroughly compelling read and look forward to reading further instalments in this universe.