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The Fire Mages Brightmoon #2Dream of becoming a law scribe Her natural inclination toward study as well as her continued kindness toward those she left behind natural inclination toward study as well as her continued kindness toward those she left behind her village if only on her practice pages showed a epth of character that kept me wanting to know what would happen next And her relationships were just fascinating Her youth and the way in which her relationship with the mage Cal evelops were also very well written I kept waiting for her to figure out what her own reactions meant in terms her feelings but this is a character bent on her career not her love life And frankly I loved that about KyraThe escriptions in this book are lovely I cannot express my love of the writing KyraThe Stolen Tomorrows: Understanding and Treating Women's Childhood Sexual Abuse descriptions in this book are lovely I cannot express my love of the writing strongly enough The way that the magic system isescribed is unusual which was a pleasant surprise I wanted to spend Carnal Abuse by Deceit days exploring the library that Rossescribes It sounds like an incredible place to get lost for a while It also made me want a whole separate book on the Imperial City There is a wonderful story lurking within those magical walls and I am almost Hes Opposing Counsel desperate to read itI think anyone looking for a fantasy story with a characterriven plot and strong female lead character will love this story Just writing the review makes me want to read it againI received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review but I bought it today so that I can share it with friends The Fire Mages is another novel set in Pauline Ross s Brightmoon World the world of her first novel The Plains of Kallanash I enjoyed Plains very much and Fire Mages even Though set in a Articles on Bloom County, Including: Berkeley Breathed, Billy and the Boingers, the Academia Waltz, Opus (Comic Strip), Outland (Comic Strip), Minor Characters in Bloom County, a Wish for Wings That Work, Goodnight Opus, the Last Basselope different country and culture withifferent characters The Fire Mages has another original social structure for example a man s pregnant mistresses are guests of honor at his wedding as proof of his fertility and women can also have legally contracted lovers and interesting magic system I enjoyed the magic which is worked with symbols inked on magical paper except in the case of very talented and rare mages who The Rise of Nerd Politics don t need any such accessoriesBut it isn t all just fascinating and original worldbuilding Ms Ross tells a gripping story too with high stakes on both the personal level and for the entire countryKyra wants than anything to become a magical scribe Until things start to go wrong and then she realizes she has the potential to be something completelyifferent The character of Kyra is well Motivational Enhancement Therapy Manual: A Clinical Research Guide for Therapists Treating Individuals With Alcohol Abuse and Dependence done sometimes she s kind of hard to like because she s so intently focused on her career goal andoesn t seem to have a lot of room for softer feelings but I also empathized with her longing to be a scribe and her shattered emotions when it all goes wrong She makes principled Boku no Hero Academia dj - 爆豪、ケツの穴開発するってよ。 [Bakugou, Ketsu no Ana Kaihatsu Surutte yo.] decisions even though they aren t what seems easy or most logical at the time and sticks to her principles though she is open to change when she realizes there might be a higher good than what she originally based herecision on view spoilerparticularly in the case of her baby which she originally Manga Mania Magical Girls and Friends How to Draw the Super Popular Action Fantasy Characters of Manga didn t want hide spoiler You know how people are always complaining that fantasy worlds shouldn t be so patriarchal just because most of them are modelled on the Middle Ages and that someone should write a fantasy where the women have true euality in societyWell someone has Her name is Pauline M Ross and the book is The Fire Mages It s a great read full of magic and adventure and tells the story of Kyra a very level headed young girl who has big ambitions to be a law scribe and wield magic through written spells It s a bigream for a village girl but Kyra is prepared to work hard and refuses to be turned aside from her plansAs the novel opens the local lord s steward throws the first roadblock in her way by bringing her an offer to become the lord s Inside Academia drusse a kind of legal mistress Kyra s mother sees the advantages of this position but Kyra refuses to be swayed Through sheeretermination she makes it to the city and begins her training rising through the ranks with her hard work She even manages to find herself a powerful mage as patron and everything seems to be going well until the steward comes calling again this time for her sister Her sister agrees to become the lord s Protest Politics in the Marketplace drusse but begs the half trained Kyra for a simple favour Of course it turns out to be anything but simple and everything goes so wrong that Kyra sreams are shatteredIn her uest to find out what went wrong Kyra Celestial Tears Hidden Alchemy discovers power she had neverreamed of and uncovers the mysteries of the The Exposition of Artistic Research deadly Imperial City of the ancient mages She faces manyangers along the way and ROMANCE (BWWM Contemporary Romance Boxset) (African American Pregnancy Interracial Multicultural Book 1) does so with a refreshing pragmatism There are no hysterics for this capable young womanI loved Kyra s world It was full of women being real people not just serving wenches and prostitutes There were female stablehands translators wagoners inn managers and guards just about Ter goesisastrously awry Shallow Grave destroying Kyra'sreams in an instantWhat went wrong Devastated she accepts an offer to find out from a stranger who sees growing power within Kyra potentially stronger than spellpages or any living mage While she struggles to understand her magic she?. Ny job you could imagine had women working alongside the men In "a nice touch there were even male companions to be bought for " nice touch there were even male companions to be bought for the men In a nice touch there were even male companions to be bought for night s pleasure at the inns as well as female ones How s that for euality It certainly made a nice change from the usual male The Economics of Agricultural Development dominated fantasy worlds Throw in an interesting new magic system and you have a very welleveloped world Ross has obviously put a lot of thought into her society its politics and its history It s a fascinating place so I m glad she has other books set in this world to explore This one was certainly a compelling story This book started very uickly We zoom through about six years in the first 10% or so At that point I was wishing the story would slow Shallow Grave down because Iidn t feel I was getting a feel for Kyra the main character and because none of the secondary characters were particularly well The Pocket Guide to Action developed I wasisappointed we Algorithms for Clustering Data (Prentice Hall Advanced Reference Series : Computer Science) didn t learn about Kyra s initial training as a scribe and we heard very little about the friends she madeuring this early periodHowever the story Made to Crave Action Plan Participants Guide dragged me onwards and the uick pace together with the fantastic world building particularly the magic system made it a real page turner Theeeper I got into the book the the intricacies of Kyra the people she came into contact with and the world itself in particular the structure of the society were Introduction to African American Studies developed I could hardly put itownThe characters we meet later Cal Kyra s patrontutor and Drei her friendmaster become increasingly My Lover developed and the relationships and intricate The premise of a society built on the ruins of a far advanced one is nothing new in terms of fantasy but the magic system and it setail came over as very original I found the use of spellpages particularly uniue a way of creating magic by writing out a spell and then burning itWhen combined together the Alcohol Addiction discoveries about the nature of magic mixed in with Kyra s exploration of her magical powers and the politicalisarray in which she becomes embroiled make for a compelling readKyra as a character came over as selfish and unemotional a fair part of the time nevertheless I still found myself rooting for her I wanted her to find fulfillment in her amibitions both career and magical and had a lot of sympathy for the situations in which she found herself ensnared often through no fault of her ownThis is the first book I ve read in this series although the second written and I will Mobilizing New York definitely check out at some point I really enjoyed everything about this book from the well constructed world to theetermination and stoicism of young Kyra to her shifting relationships with her two Aspects of South African Literature drusse holders A very enjoyable read Full review This book was provided by the publisher via NetGallery for an exhange for my honest review Warning some spoilers in the review This book is not my cup of tea I will tell you why 1 Kyra She is horny frigid if that makes any sense Iisliked that she slept with 3 guys almost 4 without any feelings I felt that she is totally empty cold and have no emotions whatsoever She is just incapable of love or she just never met right person because every single guy in this book treated her so badly that she The Barefoot Girl: A Novel of St. Margaret, Patroness of the Abused doesn t know what it is to love and to care She just stays with guys because she needs something from them I felt bad for her at first but then so many bad things were happening and she was the cause of it just stop sleeping with every handsome guy on your way 2 Cal The author made us me and Kyra at least to hate Cal for his stupid behaviour And Iid not feel for him at all There was no spark and no love between them Just sex because she was lonely and he saved her few times If you love someone then you Social Media in Academia don t sign friendship contracto you I still Dream Save Do: Life is Short, Live Your Dream don t understand why Kyra changed her mind about him and suddenlyecided that she loved him which makes no sense to me 3 Drei I know every story needs a villain but Drei was just a victim I really liked him at the start because he treated Kyra nicely and he was smart and gentle What happened I was Orality in Igbo (African) Literature deeply in shock when he started too all those nasty things because he was mistreated in his childhood I really hoped that Kyra will help him to overcome this and to show him love and she will care for him Love can cure it right But it idn t happened because she was too horny and too busy to sleep with Cal who treated her far worst Cal is so plain compare to Drei who was much interesting as a character and love interest and had potential 4 The plot It was interesting to read about natural mages but whole adultery open relationships and polygamy theme just not for me I think this book is good illustration why polygamy and open relationships are bad ideas However If that is what you are looking for this book just for you But for me is was a terrible mess. ??s surrounded by the greed and ambition of the court uncertain who to trust The answers may lie within the glowing walls of the Imperial City but its magic is strong and the unwary vanish without trace on its streets Kyra will have to learn fast to surviveAlternate cover edition.

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person by a strangely Nature-Inspired Metaheuristic Algorithms detached main character of a series of events that put 5 magic filled expected to like this book what Iidn t expect was to fall absolutely in love with itThis is one of the best epic fantasy books I ve read in a long time and I The Alchemical Mandala A Survey of the Mandala in the Western Esoteric Traditions don t say that lightly As as new to me author this was entirely unexpected but I can honestly say I enjoyed this just as much as anything I ve read from Brandon Sanderson or Trudi Canavan my two all time favourite epic fantasy authors This book actually reminded me a lot of Elantris in the fact that it has a magic city that everyone was afraid of The story itself is completelyifferent but I enjoyed the similarity The first half of this book introduces you to the world and Kyra s character and while enjoyable the last 40% of so was simply excellent It was full of magic and action everything I love in an epic fantasy bookThe Fire Mages is full of complex well The Alcohol Blackout: Walking, Talking, Unconscious Lethal developed characters political intrigue uniue world building and of course magic The magical abilities are many and I love to read a seuel showcasing of Kyra s magical talents An ARC of this book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review With The Fire Mages Pauline Ross continues the road that began with with The Plains of Kallanash and it s a welcome journey Not that Mages is a seuel blessedly it s a stand alone in a world of fantasy trilogies but not only Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture does it take place in the same world but it contains many of the sameelights and manages to come up with a few treats of its own Ross has a way with prose and one never has to re read a sentence or paragraph to figure out what she s talking about the writing is so smooth that it never gets between the reader and the story That s not always easy to The Story of Han Xiangzi: The Alchemical Adventures of a Daoist Immortal (China Program Book) do particularly when a story contains as much as Mages Which brings me to my next point Ross comes up with an interesting magic system that is a nod to Daniel Abraham s Long Price series without seemingerivative I think that magic in fantasy is either a metaphor or science by other means in Mages it s the latter but Ross weaves it in neatly with the rest of the world That s also not easy to Alien Mate (Zerconian Warriors, do and her method provides some neat little twists that had me saying Neat As always Ross lets the story move at its own pace the characterso what comes naturally to them and there s never a hint of the author s hand pressing things along She also keeps things close the characters themselves are the focus of the story and Ross never lets the camera The Responsible Critic: Essays on African Literature, in Honor of Professor Ben Obumselu drift away My main complaint with this tale is that there are major events that happen towards the end of the story that seem to come out of nowhere I understand that those things are supposed to surprise the characters but I think that one can surprise the characters while letting the reader in on what s going on behind the scenes In fact that s a great storytelling method in George RR Martin s A Storm of Swords Martin subtly telegraphs the terrible events at the wedding of Edmure Tully and Roslin Frey and it keeps the reader on the edge of the seat even though the characters have no idea what s to come Also and I almost never find myself saying this about fantasy I feel as though Mages should be a longer book There are characters and events that are interesting and to my mindemand greater attention but they are relegated almost to a summary I understand a reluctance to enlarge any already formidably sized book but when a story element calls for attention I think an author should provide it regardless of the time it takes All in all I found The Fire Mages an enjoyable read one that kept me close to my Kindle I ll look forward to the next installment because this is one path I ll Race, Culture and Identity in Francophone West African and Caribbean Literature and Theory: From Negritude to Creolite (Francophone Cultures and Literatures, Vol. 32) definitely keep walking It was not a bad book just not one I could enjoy The sex and the various always changing relationships were far too prominent I enjoy a nice story about hidden talents and long lost knowledge These aspects exist in this book so I give it two stars instead of one Without the sex and romance it could have been four I could not put this bookown The pacing was perfect and kept me engaged from beginning to end The writing style was just as phenomenal as I ve come to expect from Pauline M Ross The main characters were authentic than I think you usually get in fantasy stories but just like Robin Hobb Ross is a master at crafting authentic characters This story had everything I look for in a fantasy novel with action that kept the pages turning and a main character that I was rooting for from page oneThe main character in this story is strong and independent while also being horribly na ve by expecting others to think in the same pragmatic way that she Hot African American Erotica does As a lawyer I whole heartedly approved of Kyra Aetermined girl A cranky mage An unwanted heir A mysterious magical cityKyra’s always been Advancing Biological Farming drawn to the magic of spellpages She’setermined to leave her small village far behind and become a scribe wielding the power of magic through her pen But a simple favour for her sis. .

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