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A Promising beginning to a Gothic series of. a 17 year old English girl at the turn of the 19th century. she has the ability to see the supernatural and is set on a quest to find artifacts relating to an ancient war between the vampires and Fey.
on par with the mummy movies. misleading in the beginning but a potentially good start to a promising series of a teenage female heroin pitted against supernatural forces who have their own plans for her future.
A greatly anticipated and a Must for any Fantasy Enthusiast. long anticipated, Brandon Sanderson's second book in this series. The Stormlight Archive.i could not put stop.the story was so great that i finished all 48 hours of I have listened to the first Book in this series, " The Way of Kings ", at least a dozen times since i bought it and this Story i anticipate listening to just as often. a breath taking new style of fantasy not relying on classic character or racial styles. a totally original world Building and Magic system. An Awe inspiring Epic adventure you don't want to end. setting the stage for a world changing event this series Rivals any master epic i have previously read and even 2 of those were written bye this author.
Kaladin grew up in a small town as an apprentice to his surgeon father. even after repeated Betrayals losses and Setbacks he rises as a hero that inspires most of the people he meets. a Rags to riches that outclasses anything previously written.
A Masterfull work bye the nanaraters and the voice actors. i look worward to listening to this repeatedly. like a favorite song this will be played over and over.
Few books leave a person overwelmingly awed and impressed. i lost sleep 2 nights in a row listening to this novel as i could not stop listening.a 48 hour read in under 3 days. i plan ti liste to this a second time within the next week and many more over the next few months. i have over 400 books in my audible library and have listened to only a few so often as i did the way of kings. i expect this to be another novel often repeated. its a refreshingly new style of story and a masterwork. only 3 other series have inspired me so much the wheel of time, the sword of truth and mistborn. brandon wrote mistborn and finished the wheel of time for its deceased author. no one else could have done it so well.
i will listen to this book and its precurser many times yet in the future and greatly look forward to the next cronicle in the series. whit thies 2 books he has set the stage for a grand master epic that will change the word of Fantasy novels as well as that of this series. i wish there were more authors who could write in such detail.
In a Far distant Future where the Worst of humanity has gone to space human breeding has become commonplace. genetically cloning the brightest people to save thier mental skillbase humanity has degraded to a mostly cloned people. Born People are becoming uncommon and the Ozzie Human Clones are manufactured like cloned cattle and treated about the same. the top level humans or clones are given total freedom and can not be punished even if they commit mass murder in public because their skills are needed bye the Government. Soldiers are cloned in Mass birthing factories and programmed bye Taped mental training imprinted directly into their memories. all behavior can be controlled bye thies mental programming tapes and minds can be wiped and reprogrammed.
this is the story of the Clone factories leaders and top workers and the debauchery and destruction they impose.
i stopped reading after the first few chapters maybe 1/4th of the book. i set it aside 3 times before i finally decided to deciding to not read the rest and write this review.
this is not a mental image i want my subconscious.
C,J, Cherryh has always been a favorite author of mine but this story's mindset if straight out of Nazi Germany's Arien Nation breeding camps. Its a dangerous mindset to promote looking at humans, even cloned ones, as disposable trash. I dont believe in censorship but his story definitely deserve a severe caution and should be limited to mature readers only.
naration and stopry production was fine. just the mental images are depresing and dangerous.
if i was her publisher i would have refused this book. the writing was fine but the subject matter is not one that should be openly promoted. too many people with unstable minds could use this to justify human cruelty and it gives them ideas that should not be expressed in anything less than a college psychological diseases class. scenes where clones ozzie human are casually killed and disposed of because their owner died and there deaths were in the owners will.
This book covers subject matter that is dangerous to young impressionable minds. its should not be censored but a String warning caution given that its not for casual reading.
this is the first in a 7 part series about the ultimate struggle between god and the devil. set from a fantasy viewpoint it has major implications on an alternate viewpoint of life death and reality.
remove the psychodrama. this story is all about political back stabing and betrayal set in a fantast environment.
i dont like polatics and psychodrama. it took me 3 tries to get past the first few chapters and i will never finish this book or listen to this series. i see far too much crap like this in the real world. i don't need to fantasize about it.
i have seen many rave reviews for this sceries. good for them. this is just not my style. there is little adventure and lots of intregue and drama about betrayal and corruption. i prefer a heavy dose of adventure mystery and creativity. all of which are lacking in this book. nothing new just a rehashing of the infinite fantasy back story present in most medieval fantasy based stories
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