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Rae Carson

Autor/a de The Girl of Fire and Thorns

24+ obres 7,151 Membres 435 Ressenyes 8 preferits

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Obres de Rae Carson

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (2011) 2,541 exemplars, 180 ressenyes
The Crown of Embers (2012) 1,018 exemplars, 66 ressenyes
Walk on Earth a Stranger (2015) 886 exemplars, 53 ressenyes
The Bitter Kingdom (2013) 852 exemplars, 52 ressenyes
Like a River Glorious (2016) 308 exemplars, 18 ressenyes
The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition (Star Wars) (2020) 306 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
Into the Bright Unknown (2017) 222 exemplars, 12 ressenyes
The Empire of Dreams (2020) 206 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Star Wars: Most Wanted (2018) 183 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Shadow Cats (2012) 144 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Any Sign of Life (2021) 122 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
The Girl of Fire and Thorns Stories (2014) 105 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Shattered Mountain (2013) 91 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The King's Guard (2013) 82 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Dangerous Voices (2012) 48 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Girl of Fire and Thorns Complete Collection (2011) 22 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Badass Moms of the Zombie Apocalypse (2020) 5 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Great Zeppelin Heist of Oz (2013) 3 exemplars
Becoming 1 exemplars
Skywalker kora 1 exemplars

Obres associades

From a Certain Point of View: 40 Stories Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars (2017) — Col·laborador — 847 exemplars, 36 ressenyes
Canto Bight (2017) — Col·laborador — 257 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Oz Reimagined: New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond (2013) — Col·laborador — 154 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles (2017) — Col·laborador — 105 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Uncanny Magazine Issue 32: January/February 2020 (2020) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 64 • September 2015 (2015) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #4 — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #3 — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Altres noms
Carson, Rae Dawn
Carson Finlay, Rae
Data de naixement
Llocs de residència
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Arizona, USA
Finlay, Charles Coleman (spouse)



{first prequel of 3 prequels +4 in Girl of Fire and Thorns series; fantasy, young adult, adventure}(2012)

I borrowed this e-book because I was hit by a BB for The Girl of Fire and Thorns but I had to wait in line for it whereas this was ready to borrow straight away; I read it quickly last night because it was due to expire and I couldn't renew it but, fortunately, it has only 78 pages (on my tablet). It seems to be set in (a parallel) South America with jungles, deserts and jaguars.

Crown Princess Juana-Alodia de Riqueza of Orovalle has decided to journey to the edge of the kingdom to show support for the wedding of the Conde who holds an important fortress there and shore up Orovalle's defences, with war threatening. She is also accompanied by her 15 year old sister, Lucero-Elisa, who seems to be the heroine of the main series, whom Alodia loves but feels is politically inept. However, when they get there after a less than comfortable journey, no one seems happy to see them. Though it is late spring and the weather has been very good, there are no crops in the fields. And a shadow cat has been heard screaming in the nights, which is enough to make the bride's superstitious father think of calling off this politically important union. When the bride's beloved niece disappears, with signs that the jaguar has taken her, Alodia decides to take action herself and win the people of Khelia's loyalty for Orovalle.

This is narrated in the first person in the present tense which, personally, I find awkward. The short length of this novella does mean that some details are skimped on; for example I thought the fight scene was too quick for me to be invested in. Other than that, I thought it was well written (though the title isn't entirely apt). And I did manage to borrow The Girl of Fire and Thorns so I will be reading that too, soon.

(May 2024)
3.5 stars
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humouress | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | May 20, 2024 |
I wouldn't say this one added much that is new to the apocalypse genre, but it was an entertaining read.

Paige wakes up from being sick, discovers she's been in a coma for several days... and that she might be the last person left alive. Her entire family, neighbors, and seemingly everyone has died from a terrible illness that she has survived. With the company of her neighbor's [adorable] sheltie dog, Paige ventures out on her own to see if anything is left of humanity.

First of all, I think this is the first piece of media (aside from music), I've consumed that acknowledges the COVID 19 pandemic, and doesn't pretend we live in some alternate world where EVERYTHING IS FINE.… (més)
escapinginpaper | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | May 18, 2024 |
This series is quickly becoming one of my favorites. It's by no means one of the ~most original~ fantasies I've read, but the characters are so wonderful, and they develop in such interesting ways. I love the main character, Elisa, who has grown so much since book one.

Since the death of her husband, the king, Elisa is now fully responsible for the kingdom. Which brings me to another favorite point of this series: the politics. I didn't realize it much before reading this series, but I kind of live for complicated politics in fantasy worlds. (I mean I should've realized this after reading Game of Thrones but whatevs.)

Anyways, Elisa has to deal with the complicated politics of being a monarch. Some of the decisions she has to make are really difficult ones, but she must appear strong to her people, with assassination attempts and plots against her lurking around every corner. I liked the fact that things didn't always work out perfectly, which I think is a flaw with a lot of YA heroines.

Going back to the characters, all of them are becoming so precious to me!! I love the bond of friendship that grows between Elisa and her allies. I love how much more we learn about characters that were more secondary in book one. Plus... the romance. It's such a good, slow burn. ;)

Long story short, even though this isn't a groundbreaking fantasy world, there is so much meat to this story in other ways, that I think it's 100% worth the read.
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escapinginpaper | Hi ha 65 ressenyes més | May 18, 2024 |
Only two stars, but Rae Carson's writing deserves an extra one. May contain minor spoilers.

I don't know how I genuinely feel about this. . .

Rae was improved from the previous novels but only a few hairs. She was still an irritating character.

"Even though, like Rey, Leia was descended from unspeakable evil."It depends on how one sees it, Anakin wasn't evil. He was corrupted. . . So, I do not agree with you, Rey.

Ben redeemed himself completely, so it is safe to say the sequel trilogy was his story from the beginning, and having Rey as a character wouldn't have changed it.

The battles were enjoyable. Nothing else was really memorable to mention. Character growth was achieved, but I loved the tension between Ben and Rey.

The Skywalker dynasty came to an end.

Palpatine as a clone? Wow, really? How unoriginal. . . When did he clone himself? In the clone wars? Or did he keep some of the technology of the Kaminos to clone himself later? Nothing explained or given more context of.

Palpatine was the smartest man in the galaxy . . . He would have let his clone die on the Second Death Star. (Just saying.)

Thank you, Ben Solo, for redeeming your family name.

It's interesting that the sequel trilogy took a concept from the legend Canon and changed it into this sorry excuse of a trilogy.

I am sad about the six previous movie novelizations falling under Legend Canon, and these expanded novels as Canon.

Movie novelizations based on enjoyment:

Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith.
Episode 5: The Epmpire Strikes Back.
Episode 2: Attack of the Clones.
Episode 6: The Return of the Jedi.
Episode 1: The Phantom Menance.
Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker.
Episode 4: A New Hope.
Episode 8: The Last Jedi.
Episode 7: The Froce Awakens.

Now, I can broaden my universe. Hopefully, there are better novels in the Expanded Universe, which includes the new Canon novels.
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Aya666 | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | May 16, 2024 |



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