Another edge-of-your-seat, spellbinding novel. I started reading it on my Kindle the day it launched, and I didn't stop until I finished the last page at 2:30 am. The author demonstrates amazing empathy with his ability to get inside the minds and hearts of the opposite sex in this story. If you are a fan of his previously published books, there are also a few surprises that jump out at you just when you least expect it. This is a "must read" that brings some unpleasant realities of life home to roost. Due to the ending, I am assuming there will be a sequel, and I can hardly wait. Mr. Clerge, your books just keep getting better and better.
The first part was pretty good, but as the title character grew she turned into a caricature. The relationships were shallow, the conversations forced, and men are the root of all evil. I realize this is fantasy but the entire story is just completely unbelievable.
Yet, another captivating story for Mr. Clerge. This book was fascinating and kept me on edge; which is exactly why I love his writing. The Stark Trilogy was one of the best series I've ever read. Patiently awaiting the next one in the Conception series. Please don't make us wait too long.....
I wasn't looking forward to finishing this book because after reading a good book, it's hard to find another one. Had a hard time putting this book down. Because of personal reasons I can relate to some of the characters. The ending was a shocker, did not expect it. One of the best books I have read in awhile. Looking forward to book 2.
The characters, their conversations and the plotlines are unrealistic and written in a very basic style. Not a good representation of how women speak or behave. Sorry, disappointing read, puzzled by the other reviews.
Katherine Eris Barnes. She is extremely intelligent, and she has had enough of men being violent towards, and mistreating women. She is going to put an end to it, she is going to make them pay.
It has been pummeled into her throughout her entire life, by men, that men are bad, that men treat women as possessions, that men treat women like trash. Living a horrifying childhood, going through things no child should ever have to experience, then dealing with tragedy after tragedy at the hands of men has made Katherine hard and cold towards the male gender.
With an exceptional memory, she excels at everything throughout her education, then begins her research that will change the world in ways no one could imagine. The research is fascinating, although I enjoyed it more when it was done with humans than animals. It's such a unique concept, and there's a shocking twist I never saw coming. The story is so riveting it didn't even need a twist, so it was completely unexpected. As another reviewer said, I can't wait to read this book again. You'll understand why once you finish it.
Frederick Starks from the Starks trilogy makes an appearance. I absolutely love the crossovers from series to series, it's a way to keep up with and learn more about characters whose stories could be mostly over.
Nesly Clerge is amazing at what he does, and I cannot wait to see what comes next, both in Katherine's story and any future stories that he writes. If you haven't read all of his books I suggest that you do, just make sure you don't have anything important you have to stop reading for when you start one, you might just miss it.
I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review, and am very grateful for it.
I loved this authors first series, so when told that his series is 'a little different' I actually went in blind, and I am so glad that I did because everything was a surprise to me.
Kathryn Eris Barnes has a mother that [how can I put this....] doesn't seem to be able to function without a man, she picks the wrong ones though, or they do her. The men start out being nice but end up being brutes and this has a severe domino effect on this 7 year old child, Kathryn.
A poor background and one that will pull at your heart strings, one that will make you wonder, yet again, why do women stay with men who abuse, and abuse your flesh and blood.
I loved how her Mother tried to pull herself out of the mess, but I also felt pain for her each time she was hit, each time she was abused and each time Katherine didn't ask to be part of this. It was horrific, its detailed and it has to be to make an impact on us. This world is full of 'nasty vile things' and some become complacent at what they hear because it happens so often, I think this author has done an excellent job at making this impact and making us gasp, breath heavy and make us angry.
From a male writing this and to be so 'spot on' is a credit to him and what surprises his readers, and why hes won a position in the writing field and has enormous respect.
I'd say, "he knows his stuff"
Katherine is a very brainy bright young woman and has been invited to get involved in a movement, a woman's movement that can change things. A lot of these women have been tortured or abused by men.
I found the concept brilliant. The woman behind all of this was fascinating and how Katherine grew within these chapters both physically and mentally stronger.
You [the reader] will have to make up your'e own mind as to what you think so far at the end of this book, revenge or a place or women to be heard?
I'm really looking forward to book 2 next year as I am wondering where Nesly Clerge will lead us with this and the members of this cast.
Not my usual type of genre and some would say sci fi. I say it boarders maybe on that towards the end but.....who knows or sure. I don't yet.
Yes it has strong overflows of abuse and bullying from men towards women. This has to be faced, it happens and I am a great believer in not being an ostrich.
Well written, and I am surprised so much so that I loved this book so much that I have put it into my Top 2018 reads when I review the top books at the end of the year, I'm thinking that my wrap up will be 'this is a book that knocked my socks off' surprisingly so.
Sometimes its good to step out of the comfort zone of reading the same genre and this is what I like, this author tries so many subjects.