Cast in Shadow (The Chronicles of Elantra, Book 1) [Michelle Sagara] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Seven years ago Kaylin fled the. Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara. 1/2 My reading relationship with Cast in Shadows had a lot of ups and downs. The beginning made it. Michelle Michiko Sagara (born ) is a Japanese-Canadian author of fantasy literature, Cast in Shadow (August ); Cast in Courtlight (July ); Cast in Secret (August ); Cast in Fury (October ); Cast in Silence (August.
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Alongside the w Seven years ago Kaylin fled the crime-riddled streets of Nightshade, knowing that something was after her. I only have a vague understanding of it, much, I think, like the heroine. I know I’ve complained about prose in the past but this tops them all.
I just couldn’t get into this author’s style. All I could do was shake my head and move on. You know that silly little thing called real life? Just like the main character. The idea was good but poorly executed. But children are once again dying, and a dark and familiar pattern is emerging.
But I crashed up against bad storytelling, bad characterization, and bad writing. Wolves, Hawks, Swords; and the people are divided into multiple races, including lion-like Leontines, flying Arielites, humans, and immortal Dragons and Barrantines.
He had an excuse to be enigmatic! Khristine Hvam has become my favorite reader on Audible, and this book is perfectly suited to her talents. I will continue the series in hopes that things will make more sense the more I read. A few chapters in I was surprised to find CAST I SHADOW much more a mix of dark and high fantasy, peopled with a smattering of solid gold, humorous, and truly sinister characters living in a fully developed, layered, and fascinating world.
View all 11 comments. Now, seven years later, her na Elianne was an orphaned shhadow of the fiefs, scraping out a living in the fiefdom of Nightshade with an older boy, Severn, and two other little girls. Michelle Sagara published a synopsis of the Sun Sword series for readers of House Wars to give necessary background. The way the different groups and species coexisted was vaguely explained. World building is nonexistent and character development is lacking.
There is a reason she left, a really disturbing event that Kaylin wants to forget; but while Kaylin wants to leave her past behind, it follows her: Braun, however, with her disturbing fondness for dynamite, refuses to let the matter rest To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Don’t waste your time!!!!!!
When it came to picturing the characters in my mind, it was a total blank to me. After soooo many books and a building mass of characters, I’m amazed she keeps pulling out new voices. Why would you want to? Counts towards the Cliterary Genius June part of the challenge: The best part of this book, though, is the narrator; her voice is clear, and she easily expresses emotion without overdoing it.
Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living.
Think of the most impenetrable place in the world. Why can you change clans?
You are commenting using your Twitter account. Patricia Briggs Narrated by: Maybe it’s just me, I don’t know. I felt sort of sorry for her in the beginning but really wanted to kick her for the rest. A Tolkienesque tale of love, betrayal, and redemption. Their placement really interrupted the flow of how someone would really say that statement, and I found it highly distracting. They feel right is on their side—and right excuses much.
I see a lot of possible plotlines, none of which I’ve enjoyed in the past, so I’ll go forward hoping for the best but not expecting too much. This book is too awesome for words! Sometimes, I felt like I was missing basic background information that prevented me from following everything as it was revealed.
Elantra’s citizens are made up of a mix of humans like Kaylin, winged Aerians, furred Leontines, and the immortal Barrani. She has published as Michelle Sagara her legal nameas Michelle West her husband’s surnameand as Michelle Sagara West a combination of the two. Lastly, I didn’t agree with the punctuation placements of commas and semi-colons in this novel. She feels more like a teen than a young adult to me, to be honest, and I think she’s okay when interpreted as such.
Her most recent case involves a series of child murders in the fief of Nightshade that seem directly connected to the mystical tattoos that have been growing on her arms and legs since she was young. What do the mysterious markings say, what is up with the creepy nightshade guy, what isn’t everyone telling us? There are so many little mysteries, things alluded to but kept secret in some kind of attempt to keep tension and the reader’s interest – it was complete overkill and drove me mental.
Immortals are races suc If I rate a book five stars, its usually because I love the book so much that I reread the book at least once a year.
You may ask why it’s taken me so long to read it if I’d been so looking forward to it. Wolves were briefly touched on but swords were only mentioned. This book is more HF than UF. I love her world Elantra and I love the characters.
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