Stormcaster Hardcover – 19 March 2018
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- ISBN-10 : 0062381008
- Hardcover : 544 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062381002
- Dimensions : 5.08 x 14.22 x 19.81 cm
- Publisher : HarperCollins - US (19 March 2018)
- Reading level : 13 - 17 years
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: 261,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
A PIRATE ON THE RUN
Vagabond seafarer Evan Strangward can move wind, waves, and weather, but his magical abilities can't protect him forever from the brutal Empress Celestine. As Celestine's relentless bloodsworn armies grow, Evan travels to the Fells to warn the queendom that an invasion is imminent. If he can't convince the Gray Wolf queen to take a stand, he knows that the Seven Realms will fall and his last sanctuary will be destroyed. Among the dead will be the one person Evan can't stand to lose.
A WARRIOR PRINCESS
Meanwhile, the queen's formidable daughter, Princess Alyssa ana'Raisa, is already a prisoner aboard the empress's ship, sailing east. Lyss may be the last remaining hope of bringing down the empress from within her own tightly controlled stronghold.
THE STORM OF WAR
Intricately interwoven storylines converge in this gripping novel as the warring Seven Realms struggle to unite against a horrific tyrant.
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Thank you. Alan Jones.
Cinda Williams Chima acabou de me provar que é possível escrever um livro de transição no meio de uma série sem que ele seja repetitivo ou maçante em qualquer parte. Está claro que este terceiro livro serve de ponte para o último, mas, além de ser uma ponte super necessária, ele é ótimo! Em nenhum momento, eu consegui me desligar da história! E agora só estou ainda mais louca pelo quarto!
Esse foi o terceiro livro começando com uma história mais antiga de personagens que não tiveram tanto destaque nos outros, até chegar no ponto atual da série. Dessa vez, sobre o Evan e o Destin, e tenho que admitir que eu super precisava disso. Já não tinha nada contra o Evan desde o primeiro livro, mas precisei mesmo desse para me apegar ao Destin. E agora é um dos meus maiores ships!
Senti mais falta da Lyss e da Jenna aqui, mas elas ainda apareceram. Aliás, todos apareceram. E eu amo tanto todos, de um jeito que só a Cinda conseguiria fazer mesmo, porque são muitos personagens e todos diferentes! E eu não só consigo diferenciar cada um, como não conseguiria viver sem nenhum.
O que me dá muito medo para o último livro. A autora já me deu um susto enorme nesse aqui, é bom que ela não traga mais tragédia para cima de mim, hein? Vou começar a ler agora mesmo! E super recomendo que você vá atrás dos livros da série anterior, para poder logo ler essa também!
I started reading The Seven Realm series last year and they were one of my favorite YA fantasy series. I cared for most of the characters and the story had so many good moments, I was just in love with it, you see? So, I was expecting certain things from The Shattered Realms series too. The first two books were good, I mean, they weren’t my favorite, but they were entertaining enough and the set up for the third one had me expecting answers and more action scenes.
Unfortunately, with this third book, I had a terrible experience. First half of the book was OK, a rough 4/5 for me. We get to meet Destin and Evan’s past and it was fairly entertaining. The fantasy elements were there and they’re presumably a queer couple (which I’m always grateful for), but the fact is that this book felt like it was all over the place.
We have a huge amount of POVs that just read the same. Most of the time I was like who are you? I don’t remember you because their personalities just seemed the same to me. I even had to look up to CWC’s website to know who was who because I was totally lost.
Also, I don’t mind reading about politics in fantasy worlds (I mean, I read A song of Ice and Fire and it’s all politics), but the way the author put it in this book was just boring. The war makes no sense and after +20 years one would expect that things have changed a little. On top of that, the “villain” is just a pirate girl that doesn’t have the personality to be a counterpart of anybody.
If I’m being honest, most of this book could have been edited away and it would have not changed the result. I cannot believe this was written by the same author whose storytelling I came to love. I will finish the series, though, because I have to know how things end, but I’m disappointed. This third book was just a waste of time and it kind of make me feel like The Shattered Realms series should have not existed at all.