[PDF/EBOOK] Foundryside BY Robert Jackson Bennett


Why do authors keep including a scene where a son looks at his mom and thinks she was StIlL beautiful bUt she was also looking her ageAre sons this obsessed about the wrinkles of their mom and I don t know about it Is this a thing I think notI m so torn I really thought I was going to give this book 5 stars after I had heard so many people compare the magic system to some of the ones created by Brandon Sanderson and mehYes the magic system was uniue and complex The story and characters were okay The talking key was awesome but I overall lost interest throughout the book and struggled to finish I njoyed it nough to continue the series and I m crossing my fingers I ll njoy book 2 Fantastic Five Star FantasyGood things Can you hear usMe Yes I hear youGood things We are ALL ABOUT FoundrysidePublisher Here check out a copyMe SweetGoodreads community This book is awesomeGoodreads Choice Awards NominatedHype Lived up toAction adventure humor a cool magic system The Accidental Beauty Queen etc so much freakin goodness in these pages Creative to the max I think this book will appeal to most people who love fantasy andven a few who don t Seems to be set up for a series and I cannot wait for the next installmentThank you so much to Crown Publishing for sending for sending this arc my way They are putting out good product i love when friends recommend books to me because when i njoy it it makes it asier for me to recommend it to veryone lse this is the PERFECT fantasy for book for those who dont like fantasy or are wanting to get into the genre its a very subtle magical system it plays a great part in the story but it doesnt demand attention it feels natural and is integrated very well into the setting and plot and what a plot it is there is a great balance between action and thievery breaking and Crown of Stars (Crown of Stars, entering and compelling character background stories that will get you immediately attached i am honestly really impressed with how well balanced Foundryside by Robert Jackson BennettWe ve been looking for a chance to blurb Robert Jackson Bennett s fantasy novels since my assistants Peter and Isaac loved City of Stairs when it came out in 2014 Now we have our chance Bennett s new novel Foundryside releases on August 21st of this year and it is uite a bit of funRJB filled The Divine Cities trilogy with uniue world building and I ll be honest the first chapter or two of Foundryside had me wondering if he d abandoned that for a standard fantasy setting Almost as uickly as I wondered that intriguing things started happening and I realized that this 455 stars Foundryside was an incredibly addictive andntertaining read from start to finishI m a recent fan of Robert Jackson Bennett s books Three months ago on the last week of May I binged read his critically acclaimed trilogy The Divine Cities and it became one of my favorite trilogies of all time I forced my friends and veryone I know to pushed the trilogy up their TBR immediately Since finishing The Divine Cities Foundryside the first book in Bennett s newest trilogy immediately became one of my most awaited book of the year I pre ordered a hardcover I usually order paperback of the book because I can t wait any longer and I want to give my support to the author as best as I could Foundryside lived up to my high xpectation and upon finishing it I m happy to say that Bennett has become the seventh author to be included in my favorite author list All things have a value Sometimes the value is paid in coin Other times it is paid in time and sweat And finally sometimes it is paid in bloodHumanity seems most ager to use this latter currency And we never note how much of it we re spending unless it happens to be our own The passage above was taken from the first page of the book and I had a really good feeling I m going to njoy this I was proven right The story in Foundryside began with a heist Sancia Grado the main protagonist which is also a super talented thief was sent to steal an artifact without knowing its usage in This Forsaken Earth exchange for a large sum of money that could improve her the uality of her daily life Out of curiosity she opened the box and after that the main plot truly starts with danger constantly coming after her and she must give it her all to survive The book was magnificently well paced and I was completelyngrossed by The Summer Palace: A Captive Prince Short Story (Captive Prince Short Stories Book 2) every single aspect of the novel In fact I read 350 pages of the book in a day and finished the remaining 150 pages the next day on a weekday it was that addictive to read and I found myself thinking about continuingvery time I m not reading itA lot of factors contributed to how great the book was but let me start by saying that the book was almost like a tribute to Brandon Sanderson s my current favorite author of all time And no just because it felt similar doesn t mean it s a bad thing The main character Sancia reminds me a lot of Vin the main protagonist of Mistborn which is a good thing because I consider Vin one of the best heroines ver to be written Sancia although still young wasn t written like the typical young main character who does stupid things just because they re young or sometimes for no reason at all While being young can make one do stupid things it doesn t make it s njoyable to read This is why Sancia became such a great main character to follow She s smart uick witted has a mysterious past and she gets things done when she must Most of all she s really well written that I can t help but be invested in her predicament One day I ll live a life that doesn t force me to make such cold blooded decisions she thought But today is not that day It s not only Sancia that was well written Bennett has always been wonderful in his characterizations and he proved that once again by writing great complex and humorous supporting characters in the book to accompany Sancia with Campfire easily accessible prose Clef was one of the main keys to the success of the book and his past secrets and dynamic interaction with Sancia became one of the strongest driving force behind the narrative The memorable characters combined with the plot that revolved around sacrifice innovation survival identities and pulse pounding heists turned the book from your normal fantasy read to one highly fascinating fast paced fantasy book that never neglects the crucial characterizations Any given innovation thatmpowers the individual will inevitably come to mpower the powerful much much Finally I want to talk about the magic system Scriving the art of using coded commands to change or convince an object to behave differently from their purposes Scriving contains a lot of similarity with the magic system of Forgery in Sanderson s novella The Emperor s Soul and this is another thing I appreciate There were a few info dumps a uite necessary one in the arlier section of the book regarding the magic system but once you re past that Hurrah For The Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars everything became a fast paced ride full of amazing and memorable scenes I found the magic system to be a mixture of fantasy and science fiction through Scriving Bennett cleverly displayed the implication for better or worse of advanced innovation in technology and knowledge Once a technology has become one of our daily necessities imagine what would happen when you take that awayI ll try to give anxample of something simple What if social media doesn t xist This and many reviews most likely won t see the light of day and authorspublishers will definitely have to resort to the old way of advertising without Twitter Instagram or Facebook for promotion We didn t get to see something like The Blink from The Divine Cities in this book but we did see one or two moments where the improvement in technology was taken away and the result as was taken away and the result as was devastating I really njoyed reading the themes in the story and Bennett knows how to portray the world building gradually to his reader through the perspectives of his characters Plus I found the intricate magic system that combined magic and technology to be a great recipe for awesome action seuences and believe me Bennett delivered plenty of Crazy Love exhilarating ones that will keep you on thedge of your seat several times throughout the book Foundryside was a fantastic beginning to a new trilogy one that I immensely struggled to put down I truly think that you will have a damn good time with this book if you consider yourself a fan think that you will have a damn good time with this book if you consider yourself a fan Robert Jackson Bennett s or Brandon Sanderson s works I just finished this a few hours ago and I m already dying for the seuel I absolutely recommend this book to anyone who s looking for a fantasy with wonderful characterizations fascinating premise intricate magic system and to all the fans of Brandon Sanderson and Robert Jackson Bennett booksYou can order the book HERE You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions This was so magical and unexpected Sadly the seuel doesn t come out until 2020 sobs Review to come on my channel reads a heist book nicereads a heist book with flawlessly xecuted worldbuilding a wonderfully diverse cast of characters the two main characters are black xpertly written character development and a burgeoning sapphic romance N I C E The first in a brand new series Foundryside introduces a world that is pure molten menace one that feels real nough to have its own passpor. Sancia Grado is a thief and a damn good one And her latest target a heavily guarded warehouse on Tevanne’s docks is nothing her uniue abilities can’t handle But unbeknownst to her Sancia’s been sent to steal an artifact of unimaginable power an object that could revolutionize the magical technology known as scriving The Merchant Houses who control. ,

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T she was a woman in a business ruled by men who thought the world would fail without them Orso s assistant s Berenice s backstory on the other hand is bare bones but her character is not less riveting I love her permanently amused attitude her tendency to walk around with far too many scrived weapons under her cloths and how the dynamics between her and Orso are less akin to what you d xpect from a mentor and his student and like a senile grandfather and his indulgent but slightly irritated granddaughter Also the sheer sapphic vibes manating from her very interaction with Sancia are the only thing sustaining me until the release of the seuel JusticeGod Why are you doing all this Why are you out here risking your life Is justice such an odd thing to desire Justice is a luxury Overall Foundryside s brisk storytelling bright and chiming prose and dazzling aptitude for fun culminate in one of the strongest fantasy novels that I ve read this year Bennett proves to be a generous author with an abundance of things to say and I m sure Foundryside is merely the warm up for what promises to be a uniuely striking series If you love Six of Crows The Gilded Wolves or The Lies of Locke Lamora Foundryside should be next on your To Read ueue Hell if you love a good heist story with amazing characters and an Black Heart, Red Ruby exciting plot you ll certainly dig this book wishlist blog twitter tumblr The soles of her boots touchedarth and she started to run No matter the cost Sancia will do what it takes to survive She s carved out an xistence in one of the most inhospitable places in the city She s a woman of many hats thief liar plunderer and But the fire was you as wellSancia shrugged Shit got out of hand She takes on odd jobs often stealing items from one merchant house and selling it to anotherthough the latest adventure might just take a cake You re a a A What A She swallowed A keyI m a key Yes I didn t really think that was under dispute Now that she s added talking key guardian to her job description she now has to deal with the conseuences which includes having the ntire world trying to kill herIn Sancia s world there are scrivers who scrive objects to behave a bitunnaturally That s what scriving is Reality doesn t matter If you can change something s mind New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood enough it ll believe whatever reality you choose If a skilled scriver writes something on an object the object will believe that it can do that somethingOnly there are very specific and highly controlled rules for how scriving works and when Sancia steals Clef the talking key she uickly realizes that someone has broken all of the rules Any of the merchant houses where new scrivings are dreamed up and tested would literally kill to obtain the keyspecially considering this is an object with an actual consciousness And with people closing in on all sides Sancia is uickly running out of options I don t know what the hell to do Clef I want to run but I ve nowhere to run to Wow Seriously WOW From the first page to the last I was absolutely hooked There was so much I loved about this book the banter the characters the dialogue I could go on The humor really stood out in this novel Sancia had just the right mixture of sarcasm and snark I adored how Sancia would take other characters misconceptions and just roll with it I want your client he said Very much so If you can give him to meIn what condition You want his name his head or what Also the magic felt so fresh and interesting I actually looked forward to the Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey exposition scenes so I can puzzle out all the intricacies of the world Which brings me to the world building it was absolutely fabulous The craziness of the merchant territories and the slums of Sancia s home were all beautifully fleshed out I truly feel like I could be plopped down anywhere in the city and find my way around Hats off to the author for thatHonestly the worst part about reading an amazing newly published first book of a series is realizing how long Robert Jackson Bennett is one of the few authors I watch out for Recently I finished hisarly award winning book Philip K Dick Edgar Anthony The Company Man so I was very xcited at the opportunity to read an advanced reader copy of Foundryside his latest workBennett has a habit of starting out a book slow letting the reader get a feel for the world and the characters before heading into action He s gotten better at that through his career Foundryside springs into action on the first pages during an laborate heist Skilled independent thief Sancia is in the midst of stealing an object in a safe although she accidentally burns down half the waterfront in the process Unfortunately this attracts the attention of Gregor Donaldo head of security at the waterfront and noble heir as her actions have jeopardized his long term plans for a neutral police force in a decidedly partisan city For me this had a decidedly new adult feel a bit younger than I For me this had a decidedly new adult feel a bit younger than I I think I appreciated the seasoned characters in his Divine Cities series and in some of his other works He also seems to be ЯED experimenting a bit with world building in this one and I felt his magic system was far too detailed with too much information dumping Brandon Sanderson owes readers an apology Thankfully I had thexperience of knowing Bennett and his interesting stories to keep me pushing through I persevered and around page 99 found that the story was finally gripping meThe plot is ssentially a series of heists and cops and robbers that takes place in a city controlled by merchant houses who have a complete disregard for the underclass It s not an unusual setting and I appreciate Bennett s attempt to create a realistic vision of the proto Renaissance setting so many fantasy authors love to play in However beyond the Commons area as a dirty cesspool where bodies were literally left to rot on the streets and the gated merchant communities as pristine light infused compounds I didn t get much of a sense of how the two pieces fit togetherThe magic system is complex using a system of scriving on objects to tell them what their purpose is and how to interact with the world Bennett on objects to tell them what their purpose is and how to interact with the world Bennett far too much time describing this although to give him credit he at least tries to do this in conversation with Sancia and later with scriving xperts The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs explaining what they do But to me there was a lot of unnecessary information dumping kind of likexplaining the molecular process behind tasting and nerve signal processing when really I just want a piece of chocolateI njoyed Sachia s personality a great deal at the beginning and thought she developed reasonably well One of Bennett s strengths is his ability to create female characters that feel like real people The Divine Cities Have A Wide Variety Of Female Characters And Foundryside Is a wide variety of female characters and Foundryside is xception A love interest developed during this story that felt somewhat unfounded however I credit his attempt at being diverse Again it just didn t hit the complicated notes in The Divine CitiesTwo side notes one occasionally too much vernacular crept in It was particularly noticeable with swearing goddamn bothered me as I hadn t noted any godschurchesreligion I think I recall a bullshit although we hadn t heard of any bulls or ven cows as well as some other form of shitting me that seemed far too familiar These were varied with scrumming so go figure The second issue is purely stylistic and not troublesome to me but I imagine it will bother some readers A lot of the dialogue is in mindspeak and so is set off in italics to differentiate it Which means there are pages of alternating regular style text and italicsAll that said this just didn t resonate with me like his other books City of Stairs and it s follow up City of Blades were asily among the best books I ve read in years interesting A Spark of Light: the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author emotional and flat out good story telling I loved the Southwest atmosphere and the magical realism of American Elsewhere and The Company Man had me paying attention to it s intriguing mystery despite some heavy handed moralizing This seemed a bit rushed a strange combination of over worked thexplanobabble for scriving and under developed the What If efforts to integrateconomics politics war compared to Bennett s usual sophisticated and The Exhaustion Breakthrough emotionally complex stories It s not that I wouldn t recommend it as much as it wasn t as awesome as I know he s capable of do I sound like a teacher or what In hisnd notes he remarks that this was the work that most changed from start to finish I d say it might be time to go back to his original advisors It felt a little like The Lies of Locke Lamora and a little bit like Mistborn so if those appealed to you I d recommend it Many many thanks to Kathleen uinlan at Crown Archetype Three Rivers Press Crown Publishing and NetGalley for the advanced reader copy Sept 10 2020 only 299 today And the moral of this reread is Robert Jackson Bennett thank thee kindly ver so much Because of you I am now in hopeless desperate lurve with a key A bloody shrimping KEYMay 2018 Shrimpiest Book of the Year Award Nominee Actual rating 6848697 stars And a halfOkay So this book is so bloody fishing scrumptious I don t know where to start By foaming at the mouth maybe Not a bad idea actually that usually works pretty well for me Oh yes I feel much inspired now. N the city of Tevanne there’s nobody with the power to stop them To have a chance at surviving and at stopping the deadly transformation that’s under way Sancia will have to marshal unlikely allies learn to harness the artifact’s power for herself and undergo her own transformation one that will turn her into something she could never have imagine.

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FoundrysideT stamp and arresting Supplemental Book enough thatven if you wouldn t want to live there you ll doubtless want to visitIn Tevanne four major Merchant houses hold the thread to power looking contemptuously upon those who were poorer in possessions and from whom they Hark! The Herald Angels Scream exacted the most devastating tithes And there s one thing the Merchants coveted with so much greed scrived artifacts They killed for it fought wars for it wasted fortunes mining for it Scriving isssentially a mountainous violation of reality itself the act of harnessing bits and pieces and fragments of an alphabet left behind by ancient uasi mythical beings called the Hierophants to paint sigils upon mindless objects that convince them to behave like something that they aren t You can persuade a blade to target the weakest part of whatever it s swung at or coax a wooden piece into believing that it was dark stone and thus infallible but a slow trickle of rumors spoke of worse things of scrived people Colloquial Polish: The Complete Course for Beginners enslaved their minds stolen away so they have no will than stones This is a rich man s fight said Sancia A rich man s game And we re all just pieces on the board to you Every single signpost on the road that started since Sancia Grado was hired to pull off a heist inxchange for an incomprehensibly large amount of money told her this was a very bad idea and she believed them all But survival in Foundryside is measured by the thinnest of margins and for Sancia this was just another hard dge of a hard lifeSancia s particular skillset guaranteed the job would be simple like a dropped stone falling to a lake with scarcely a ripple break in an invisible marauder unseen and unfelt steal a specific object and collect the bounty But her xcellently laid scheme soon tears skewed and fraying and the shock of Sancia s discovery a talking key named Clef with a mind of its own wakes her to the truth of her situation an item of such unusual power cannot fall into the wrong hands Bidadari yang Mengembara even though Clef s attitude left a great deal to be desired Curiosity and caution appear to haveach other do a draw and Sancia finds herself incapable of moving on until she cracks this mystery open to get to the soft parts hidden insideSancia s new forged plan mbroils her into snarls both mortal and magical rushing her unwary into a war that has raged in a time beyond memory and she will need very ally ingenuity can yield her Enter Captain Dandalo a righteous cop with a bee in his bonnet about justice Orso Ignacio a notorious scriver with a foul reputation and La strada delle croci even fouler moods and Berenice his sharp and far skilled assistant whom Sancia is absolutely not having a crush on And now you Sancia Grado said Giovanni tying up the sack at all of five foot no inches and a hundred and nothing pounds are going to take them all on He held it out to her grinning Good luck The contours of the plot will undoubtedly feel familiar to genre fans but the author continues to adeptly dress the bones of his premise And dress them And dress them The result is a ravishingly vivid and convincing novel relentlesslyrudite and remarkably inventiveFoundryside is a lavishly ambitious novel and it delivers on that ambition Bennett moves through his conceptual tangle with great thoroughness and startling clarity leaving no stone unturned His ability to craft a complex intricate and tightly wound mechanism of a story that brims and bubbles with detail without that information ver seeming tedious or ncyclopedic and to skewer modern tropes with a deft but direct hand is The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth enormousReading this book you re always living in action sye bright and polished The magic in this world is thrumming with restless nergy an unfathomable force that makes you feel as though you were part of something It s what makes Foundrisyde an ffortlessly charismatic novel The story is always striving and seeking Pretty Reckless (All Saints High, eddying and turning in such slyly unpredictable ways always delighting in some new twist of cleverness some brilliance summoned out of the air that honestly I sometimes laughed out loud at Bennett s ingenuity But it s when he lays all his cards down at last that it becomes soundly devastating Revelations come roaring at the reader as deafening as anyxplosion louder than the rending of the arth and I drank it all in a daze of fascinated horror The nding opened the chasm of my curiosity The West Transformed even deeper kicking up a storm in my mind the last line setting a nauseating uiver in the marrow of my bonesWhile there is plenty original in the above the success of Foundryside in my opinion lies in the way it becomes a laboratory in which Bennettxamines at great length and in cleverly subtle ways the notions of free will freedom of choice and the nature of sentience It s also a masterful critiue of capitalism one that cuts right to the heart of the matter to the ssential rottenness of the world Foundryside is a killer story about power corruption and vengeance Tevanne is a world abound with poverty and toil and human terror governed by the currencies of men who owned so much ground but never bent down nough to touch it Their greed was a devouring thing that would gulp down lives with pleasure and would Only Pretend To Care About Justice Or Law Bennett Succeeds pretend to care about justice or law Bennett succeeds making his conomic parable unrelentingly ngaging and above that frighteningly aslant our own realityThe author also undoubtedly has a keen sense for uniue characters whom he infuses with wit spark and depth deftly capturing the nuances of their personalities so that they unfold along with their gradually changing perspectiveThe primary voices are of three characters Sancia Captain Gregor Dandalo and Orso Ignacio Paper Chasers each with the weight of the past hanging still upon them like ocean weed an incessant drag of remorse fear despair Theirntanglement however stirred no feeling of kinship only a burn of mistrust They were strangers watching The Complete Polly and the Wolf each other with a sort of obseuious wariness The air between them was a dead place as though they trusted their frailty to none but themselves However the charming theatrical curtainventually drops away slow and steady and devastating and we see VOYAGES DE GRANDE CROISIERE each of the characters for the first time as they really areSancia Grado is a young woman destined to be rootless like a seed tossed on the wind staring out windows wistful yearning for a distant unattainable horizon Her ability one that would make thieves gnaw on their miserablenvy and those who hire them clamor for her loyalty was like a curse than a blessing Sancia paid for it with scars seamed into the side of her head hideous and crudely sewn and several agonizing memories brushing against her like a burning iron fresh from the fire It s almost a surprise to realize that the atrocious injustices she was made to A Riesling to Die endure were like a spark falling on dry tinder they were no match for her kindness and good grace Sancia s heart had no talent for grudges She knew how to value friendships and an open hand Nevertheless those who mistook her mildness for yielding always paid a heavy toll It s fair to say that I absolutely loved Sancia s character and I was continuously rooting for her As for Clef the less said about him the better But I will say this if you think I did not almost cry myyes out because of a character who is literally a key you are gravelly mistakenCaptain Gregor Dandalo fought the men and slayed the monsters and at last the soldier having conuered all Pookie-Pie: A Sweet Bedtime Story earned the thing that he yearned for the most to go home to find civilization So he picked up and dust off the one thing left over his honor alongside a number of inconvenient ideas about justice and returned to Tevanne Only Tevanne was not as civilized as he d liked Now Dandalo is willing to set fire to this whole little world of scoundrelly Merchantsven if one of them is his mother and see what grows out of the ashes The need to xact justice was a cold spear point twisting in his guts but he flung his whole weight against it strongly nough to make ven Sancia the scion of a crooked city ntertain a few wary hopes as well I think he s broken just like You And Me Notes Clef and me notes Clef of factly he s just trying to fix the world because it s the only way he knows how to fix himself Gregor s basckstory is to be charitable absolutely heartrending and I suspect the seuel carries an arsenal of nameless horror stillOrso Ignacio is a man of a loathsome reputation blood soaked and angry who now in old age is feeling the debts of his burning youth His hubris greed and tunnel visioned tenacity has scorched him down to the bone and regrets are swelling in him ripening Orso used to work as a hypatus A Warlocks Dance (The Cursed Princes, essentially a head of research for Candiano Company before his boss a legendary scriver forgot how to possess his skill and instead let the skill possess him before the Candiano house almost came to dust and smoke and life had never again attained the heights of power that it once held Nonetheless Orso s own ambition never abated the boil of it never calming to a simmer But now the whole poisonous weight of it is coming crashing back down full forceFurther Orso s relationship with Estelle Candiano holds its own fascination as does Estelle s character as the woman who had her father sxceptional talent for scriving but who was repeatedly ignored and cast aside for no reason other than tha. This magic the art of using coded commands to imbue veryday objects with sentience have already used it to transform Tevanne into a vast remorseless capitalist machine But if they can unlock the artifact’s secrets they will rewrite the world itself to suit their aims Now someone in those Houses wants Sancia dead and the artifact for themselves And