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The main character, Soryn, is doing a creditable job in her fate, working to use her magical abilities to shape her future. A lot is expected of her, and she has great trust issues, but they are understandable.
Frequent changes in tense and the unusual formatting sometimes made it difficult to read the ebook. Because many of the paragraphs were large, the two spaces used to indent each paragraph was insufficient to differentiate each one. The omniscient point of view was a bit confusing at times, as it drew in close to one or another character. Still, the world-building was good and the characters engaging.
The author does a great job of bringing the reader into the story and making us feel for this girl. She is wholly unique, and instead of a blessing that feels like a curse. She is trying to learn about herself in a hostile world and understand what her place is. There was some sexual content in the story, but nothing overly done or in bad taste. I will definitely be keeping an eye on this author and following up to see what else she has in store. Great read!
That being said, the time spent inside Soryn's head was decently written. So this is a matter of taste.
There are a lot of sub-plots. This is another matter of taste. A lot of people liked, the movies DARK KNIGHT and WATCHMEN so sub-plots piled upon sub-plots are popular, but it gets me confused. I kept having to stop reading to remember something that happened earlier. I believe this might have been me, not the writing, as I've had that feeling in highly praised books before (As well as the two movies I mentioned). However, the author didn't not help me by not having chapters. I tend to flip back and forth in long books to jog my memory. I couldn't do that with this book because there were no chapters. There were breaks, when switching POV but no actual chapters.
The theme, a character, Soryn, has always been different and as she comes of age discovers her destiny, is a classic. It was handled well and I could get into Soryn's character even with everything I mentioned above.
Personally, I give it two stars, but I'm adding a star as I know many, many people that enjoy the things in it that I didn't like. So don't come up to me at COMICON demanding to know how I couldn't like DUNE and DARK KNIGHT.
There were the Farkhi, Tarks, Theran, and the Tempris. Four different types of tribes that these people could change into four different forms, and Soryn could do everything each one of them could do. Belisarus never told Soryn why she was able to change into all the forms.
Soryn had questions, always. And no one ever had any answers for her. She had heard stories, knew of routines, and how things were done, but the thing is, it was always different for her, but why?
Soryn had a best friend, whom she created while playing her flute. The animals would gather around her while she would play it, and she adored them. And she longed for a friend, therefore she created: Frog. But she is uncertain as to how she created him, except that it happened when she played her flute. Belsarus told her to get rid of him, but she didn’t. Frog protected her, and she him.
There is a castle, which Soryn makes her way up to because Belsarus is much too old and he needs to tell Esylle something. He had once been her tutor as well. When Soryn revealed herself to Esylle, from a swan to herself, she used the call to your blood method. This startled Esylle. Immediately, Esylle thought that Soryn was her missing or stolen daughter: Lisana. And not just because Soryn could call to her blood, but because Soryn even looked like her.
When Leodos, a human had people from the other tribes look at Soryn, they seen something in her, and kissed her hand. This shocked him, and he then knew she was something far different from what he had expected. But he was still certain that Soryn was not Esylle’s daughter. However, Esylle, missing and needing, and wanting her long-lost daughter, felt differently, and she wanted it to be true more than anything.
The four tribes had always heard about a girl who would have all of the abilities, the true Spirus, but they just thought it was a myth. A myth until Leodos exposed it. Now she could be in danger, and even Leodos knew this.
But Soryn delivered her message, a message to learn who she was, and in order to have it completely fulfilled to learn who she is, Esylle must come back to see and meet with Belsarus. Fortunately, with much argument from Leodos and many other of Esylle’s guards, eventually she agrees, because she is just as curious as Soryn is.
Now in order for you to know all of the secrets, you must read this fabuous five-star book, and see for yourself. I don’t want to tell you everything and have you know from cover to cover because that just isn’t fair. But what I will tell you is this: I loved how the chapters were foretold by each person. That made it much easier to follow along. I loved that part, I wish more writers would do that, it makes it a lot less confusing. This book would make for an excellent movie, like a fairy tale kind of mystery. I really enjoyed every bit of this, and I think I found myself a new favorite writer!
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