Sword of Queens Paperback – October 16, 2012
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About the Author
- Item Weight : 9.4 ounces
- Paperback : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 193688111X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1936881116
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.44 x 9 inches
- Publisher : FTL Publications (October 16, 2012)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #12,987,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Magic ruled this strange city and those who lived within it's boundaries either accepted the magical peace or were "Devoured by Tashtalon." Stories and lore suggested that women were dis-empowered because it was believed they were the only ones who could defeat Tastalon. How could a woman defeat a god?
As the story progressed, Verba spun a web of intrigue that kept me interested to the last page. I not only enjoyed reading Sword of Queens, I was disappointing when I finished.
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The main character, Gill, frequently had to share her body and consciousness with two other beings. There was magic and alien aspects, and the plot premise was intriguing as a result. The supporting characters were many and varied.
However, the World Building didn't seem very complete to me. Many things that seemed important to the storyline weren't given enough explanation, or the explanation seemed incomplete. And although she was a strong female Heroine who never complained or whined, Gill wasn't developed well enough personality-wise to make me really feel as if I knew her. As a result, I never cared all that much what happened to her.
I enjoyed this read, but don't think I would be interested enough to read a sequel.
Well, we all know that there's something wrong with this set up. Gill has a friend who is positive that there is a way to over throw Tashtalon, but unfortunately, it appears that Tashtalon knows about this plot, and Gill's friend is ruthlessly killed. At that point, Gill discovers that her family holds a key (a real key) that will aid in the destruction of Tashtalon, and she sets off on a journey to overthrow the "god".
A solid cast of supporting characters, a story line that flows nicely. Worth the read.
Top reviews from other countries
The story involves torture and cruelty, but the way the book is written gives it a bit of a legend or fairy tale feel to it. Due to this the violence maybe didn't seem as real as it could have been. For the same reason at points the characters felt a bit flat (and a bit black & white), and I would have liked a few more surprising twists and turns, especially towards the end.
Despite that, the book was an exciting page turner and the setting was definitely the thing that kept my attention the most. One thing worth mentioning is that although this is mainly a fantasy story, a bit of sci-fi seemed to be creeping in here and there.
Great story with magic, nearly immortal race and in middle of it... a woman.
Great gift to yourself or maybe to your friends.
As long as the story is, I just couldnt put it down...