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Jordan Ifueko

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Obres de Jordan Ifueko

Raybearer (2020) 977 exemplars
Redemptor (2021) 330 exemplars

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Tarisai of Swana is born to a perplexing woman called The Lady and a djinn (called an ehru in this novel), and her whole life is a preparation to join the Crown Prince’s Council of Eleven, all of whom possess some magical power. However, even before she arrived, she was cryptically instructed (programmed, really) to kill the prince, the person she as a Council member, is sworn to protect and love. Tarisai resists this instruction, travelling through the twelve realms of Aristar trying to understand herself and this command. Political unrest, palace intrigue, bigotry, love, betrayal, and marginalization of “other” are the familiar themes that drive the plot, making this strange universe relatable to our own. Impressive debut fantasy novel.… (més)
bschweiger | Hi ha 36 ressenyes més | Feb 4, 2024 |
Raybearer set the bar incredibly high and, while still incredibly enjoyable, Redemptor wasn't quite as good. The plot was absolutely delightful and I loved seeing more of Dayo and his asexuality (yay representation!) He's such an incredble character and I am happy that we didn't lose his presence in this book (as we could so easily have as Tarisai has a whole lot of daunting tasks coming up). I also loved seeing Tarisai grow now that she is no longer trapped by her mother, although she definitely faces whole new kind of cruel and manipulative presence in this book. I also enjoyed her stress-induced spiralling. I think many people ill be able to relate to it to some degree even if they haven't experienced it to the same extent she is. I'm glad that she had people who stuck by her and looked out for her through it all.

I was, however, a little disappointed by all the new characters. There are A LOT of them and I feel like less care is given to them than those in the first book. And yet a good portion of the pages is dedicated to this. It means that other important plot points probably aren't given as much space and time as they should have. I really think this book could have benefitted from more pages to accomplish all the many things it as trying to do. Maybe even a whole other book, but I suspect that that would have just resulted in the story dragging so just expanding this (although already not short) would have been a noticeable improvement. Like I would have loved to have seen more of the Underworld as the author clearly put so much effort into making it. (And of course it's also what the duology has been building up to for hundreds of pages) as well as the resolution.

While this book might not quite have lived up to Raybearer for me, I did still enjoy it and would still recommend it. It provides a good conclusion to all the conflict and the story that were started in the previous book. And of course it is always nice to read about a unique fantasy world that is so unlike the more typical western-centric ones that one comes across so often. I hope that the author writes more about the world in the future. It is definitely one I would love to spend more time exploring.
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TheAceOfPages | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Dec 5, 2023 |
A fitting end. I've to buy this one now too! I definitely want to read more from this author.

Nitpick: Besides Sanjeet and Kirah, the other council bros/sisters don't get any more spotlight. I was hoping to learn more about them in this book.
DestDest | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Nov 26, 2023 |
This was gold. Ifueko's very creative. Only nitpick some of the Anointed Ones got more spotlight than others.
DestDest | Hi ha 36 ressenyes més | Nov 26, 2023 |



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