- File Size: 1995 KB
- Print Length: 488 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: REUTS Publications, LLC. (January 24, 2016)
- Publication Date: January 24, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01B1XPBA8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Guerline is by far my favourite character in this, perhaps because her strength has nothing to do with magic. Or her throne, really. She's surrounded by powerful beings yet holds more courage, is more level-headed, and more gentle than most of them combine. I don't tend to root for MCs as much as I did for Guerline, especially when they have a crown. Honestly, to me she carries the entire novel on her shoulder.
Which isn't to say the book is perfect. There are several scenes in the first half establishing the four witches clan (NAMED AFTER DNA BASES THAT WAS COOL) which are fun, but ultimately slow down the action, and characters and plot threads sometimes get mysteriously dropped. I expect we'll see them again in Book 2, but it's a little weird that these things don't even get a mention to kind of close the deal.
TL;DR: Amazing and complex queer crew, solid worldbuilding, and the high stakes of a great epic fantasy. The occasional loose ends won't kill your enjoyment of this wonderful book, and you should go read.
From Under the Mountain’s universe is wonderfully built and feels complete; it overflows with the kind of small details that make a fantasy world both immersive and deeply convincing. From its magic to its economy to its social prejudices (and the ones from our world that are pointedly missing), the story never fails to provide information that flushes out the setting to its fullest extent.
While I am a sucker for sweeping landscapes and immersive worlds, characters are what make me stick with a book. From Under the Mountain’s cast is beautifully diverse and full of complex, well-rounded people who it is hard not to have emotional reactions to, whether it’s attachment, wariness, or revulsion. And while I don’t want to give anything away, yes, character-related things absolutely did make me cry.
But the biggest hook perhaps of all was the pace. From Under the Mountain starts and simply does not stop until its conclusion. Even then, like most good books, it leaves doors open. Not everything is tied up in ribbons. Frankly, I’d like to read a direct sequel that picks up precisely where From Under the Mountain left off.
So whatever you read for, From Under the Mountain has something for you, even more so if you tend to enjoy witches, monsters, underworld narratives, dragons, shapeshifting gods, queers, and unexpected heroines. Like what you’re hearing yet? Visit caitspivey.com for more, and get your copy at Another Read Through, Barnes & Noble, or here on Amazon!
However, by chapter 10 I was so absorbed into the world she envisioned, that I was completely hooked. The lands were vivid, the characters were rich with personality, the different communities of people were believable, and the plot flowed in such a way that I had to keep reading.
I also feel up until say the last chapter, the pacing was perfect. The last chapter left a lot to be desired, since it felt more like it was cut off; almost like a season finale of a TV Show than tying up all the loose ends that a final chapter of a book needs. Though if this is being left open for a second book, then this complaint is miniscule.
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed following the journey of these characters, and give 5/5 stars as a rating.
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