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The Pages of the Mind (The Uncharted Realms) (edició 2016)

de Jeffe Kennedy (Autor)

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554367,279 (3.92)No n'hi ha cap
"Magic has broken free over the Twelve Kingdoms. The population is beset by shapeshifters and portents, landscapes that migrate, uncanny allies who are not quite human, and enemies eager to take advantage of the chaos. Dafne Mailloux is no adventurer--she's a librarian. But the High Queen trusts Dafne's ability with languages, her way of winnowing the useful facts from a dusty scroll, and even more important, the subtlety and guile that three decades under the thumb of a tyrant taught her. Dafne never thought to need those skills again. But she accepts her duty. Until her journey drops her into the arms of a barbarian king. He speaks no tongue she knows but that of power, yet he recognizes his captive as a valuable pawn. Dafne must submit to a wedding of alliance, becoming a prisoner-queen in a court she does not understand. If she is to save herself and her country, she will have to learn to read the heart of a wild stranger. And there are more secrets written there than even Dafne could suspect."--Page [4] of cover.… (més)
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Títol:The Pages of the Mind (The Uncharted Realms)
Autors:Jeffe Kennedy (Autor)
Informació:Kensington (2016), 432 pages
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I'm not one for romance, but the fantasy world, magic system, and political intrigue in this book are all amazingly well crafted. I haven't read any of the previous books in this universe, and the backstory and exposition in this one is handled quite well and artfully. A very enjoyable read. ( )
  scarylullabies | Sep 12, 2018 |
This book was free in exchange for a review. Thanks to the author, Kensington Books and Netgalley.
Definitely an epic fantasy, a truly spellbinding read. The setting and characters were fully fleshed and visible to the reader. There was great attention to detail and this author has the ability to evoke emotions in the reader. It was always interesting and entertaining. Very good read.
Now for the cravats. This was described as a start of a new series. Not so. I really enjoyed the book but was frustrated by the author's expectation of my knowledge of events not included. I constantly felt I was missing pieces.
Anyway, the story centers on Dafne, scribe and librarian. Part one is her life with her chosen Queen, Ursula and Part two is bodice ripper. There is a lot of sex in this book so not for YA crowd. The story was good enough that I intend to get the first three books so I know the whole background, can fill in the missing pieces, then reread. ( )
  florabundi | May 31, 2016 |
Gah! This book! Jeffe Kennedy has truly outdone herself with this story. From the beautiful cover to the very last word, I was captivated by this fantastical tale. I predict it will be one of my favorite books of the year.

For those of you who have not read the Twelve Kingdoms series, The Pages of the Mind is a spinoff which starts the Uncharted Realms series. While it is not absolutely necessary for you to read the Twelve Kingdoms first, it will give you a better understanding of the world and history of some of the characters. Plus, there just aren't many good fantasy romance authors out there, so support Jeffe and read all her books!

The heroine of this book is Dafne Mailloux, the librarian at Ordnung, who played a secondary role in the Twelve Kingdoms books. Dafne was very close to Salena, the mother of the Tala sisters, and became a caretaker and adviser to the girls after Salena's death. In previous books, Dafne always seemed to be there in the background, the supportive and intelligent rock that the girls needed. So I was happy to see Dafne get her own story, and it is now my favorite of the series. Dafne really got thrown out of her comfort zone in this book. She is sent by High Queen Ursula as a diplomat to an island kingdom to smooth over issues that occurred when the magical barrier expanded. When she lands on the island of a barbarian king who doesn't speak her language, she unwittingly becomes his queen. This is Dafne's hardest challenge yet, and something that Harlan told her sort of becomes her motto throughout the story: It takes more courage to examine the dark corners of your own soul than it does for a solider to fight on a battlefield. Oh man, I am a little afraid to get started on the hero. I think I could go on about King Nakoa KauPo for days. I didn't think I would have a rivalry for my affections with regard to Dax Lahn and Kahl Drogo... but man oh man, Nakoa has rounded out my trifecta of favorite fantastical males. And it certainly doesn't hurt that Jason Momoa could play any one of those characters. Let me indulge your Jason Momoa fantasies... imagine him in this role as Nakoa: King Nakoa KauPo's chest was bare, decorated with tattoos a few shades deeper. They reminded me of the dragons and other creatures carved into the rock, the muscles of his chest and abdomen similarly hard and ridged as the volcanic formations. As if he'd been created of the same substance and then animated... He wore his black hair loose like the Tala, but not as long. Instead it coiled around his shoulders like a living thing, and what I took at first for ash dusting the dark locks turned out to be silver and white streaks threading throughout, like lightning spearing through thunderheads. More than his coloring evoked that image, as his expression was also stormy, brooding and stern. Some of what I'd taken for tattoos turned out to be what looked like flexible scaled armor at the vulnerable parts of his shoulders, elbows, and ankles and over his groin. His only other garment was a sort of [kilt]... Now that you have your visual going, let me tell you a little about this awesome king. NaKoa displayed a strong visage while around others... so much so that Dafne, Jepp and Kyndra were calling him the dragon king. But when NaKoa was alone with Dafne, he was gentle and understanding. He was playful and teasing, and showed just the right amount of arrogance to make him even more attractive. He is really a fierce cuddly teddy bear and I would not complain one time if he wanted to carry me around his volcanic island.

I felt like this relationship was very uplifting. Even though Dafne was originally kept on the island contrary to her desires... I never faulted NaKoa for it. You knew from the moment they met that this relationship had to be fated. I was mesmerized by the whole thing. I did feel that sometimes the relationship was one-sided on NaKoa's part and I wanted to yell at Dafne to open her eyes and heart. But I was empathetic to the conflict Dafne felt over her loyalty to Ursula and the growing connection to NaKoa. When you learn the entirety of how these two were made for each other... you will sigh and swoon and maybe even get teary. This scene surrounding this line really got to me: You lived in a cave, and I sent you rain. I loved the way that Dafne and NaKoa learned to communicate with one another in pieced together words and tones. I have to commend Jeffe on the effort she put into the various languages. She went into a lot of detail, even going so far as to work in an explanation of sentence structure and conjugation. The world building for a fantasy series seems hard enough, so I can't imagine how difficult it was to create different languages in addition to that.

Last, but definitely not least, I can't end this review without saying one more thing about this book... there be dragons! I freaking love dragons and this one is a super cool golden talking dragon. LOOOOOOVED IT!

I received an advanced copy of this book from Kensington Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 5 stars / 3 flames. Full review posted at Bambi Unbridled on May 27, 2016.
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  Bambi_Unbridled | May 28, 2016 |
When reading this book you will find that it would be useful to have read the previous book but it is not necessary as the author does a fair job of giving you enough details that you get the idea of the circumstances leading up to this book.

The story starts at the conclusion of a battle that was waged after the death of the previous ruler in order to become the new ruler of the twelve kingdoms. A circumstance from this battle is that a newly erected magical barrier has expanded past the intended geographic encasing. This expansion now encloses new kingdoms within the barrier and has also led to some kingdoms being cutoff from lands they had previously been able to travel to.

Solidifying the High Queens rule, Dafne Mailloux, has been penning sensitive declarations, creating lists of supplies, looking up laws new and old as well as keeping notes in all the meetings that were now taking place. Basically carrying out her duties as the Queen’s councilor, scribe and librarian.

“Since I’d returned to Castle Ordnung, to serve the new High Queen Ursula as her councilor in the wake of her father Uorsin’s death, it seemed I’d done nothing but record keeping.”

Although Dafne loves what she does, she yearns for more but has accepted that she will never be more because she is a spinster with zero prospects.

“I possessed neither magic, nor beauty, nor warrior skills, but I was a demon on documents.”

Dafne may see herself as nothing special but she is truly valued by her adoptive sister Queen Ursula. Ursula having just become the High Queen is still getting used to her new role when she receives news through her network of spies, known as the hawks, that there is a company of armed men coming to the castle. Unsure whether or not they come to lay claim to the throne or pay their respects, the Queen prepares all for both outcomes. Upon reaching the castle we come to find out that General Kral of Dasnaria, Imperial Prince of the Royal House of Konyngrr, leads the men and he has come to discuss a number of complaints. The main complaint is that reparations be paid for the magical attack on Nahanau, a kingdom under the protection of Dasnaria.

In order to keep peace and gather much needed intel, Queen Ursula decides to send Dafne on a diplomatic mission to meet with King Nakoa Kaupo and work things out with that kingdom, then Dafne is to go on to the Dasnaria and gather intel. Now Dafne is one of the Queen’s hawks as well as a librarian. Things are looking up for Dafne, she is going to have an adventure. Hmmm, such a nice plan…too bad that it doesn’t work out this way.

Dafne does indeed go on the diplomatic mission but once they land at the kingdom of Nahanau things do not go as planned. At first sight, King Nakoa wants Dafne like an emo kid wants eyeliner. He just gathers Dafne to himself with no apologies. Me likey! Unbeknownst to Dafne she takes a token from the King and as it turns out she accepted his marriage request. Ok, so seriously it seems that no one has taught her that you do not accept gifts from strangers, especially if you do-not-understand their language. This earned an eye-roll from me but I digress.

From this point on the story is mainly about Dafne and Nakoa and it is hilarious, well done, and includes lots of interesting story plots and twists. Dafne is so much more than she believes herself to be. She shows her spunk and proves that she should never be underestimated. Not only that, she proves one of my favorite quotes from the book which is:

“This is why it’s perilous to ignore a librarian.”

If I honestly tell you anymore then I am going to become a spoiler and I do try not to do that. So I will tell you that you will immensely enjoy reading this novel. Please start it in the morning on a day that you have nothing else to do otherwise you will neglect your life, possibly even including your children in lieu of putting this book down. You have been warned.

Read this review and more @ www.thegenreminx.com

*Thank you to Kensington Books & NetGalley for this ARC of The Pages of the Mind* ( )
  TheGenreMinx | Apr 29, 2016 |
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"Magic has broken free over the Twelve Kingdoms. The population is beset by shapeshifters and portents, landscapes that migrate, uncanny allies who are not quite human, and enemies eager to take advantage of the chaos. Dafne Mailloux is no adventurer--she's a librarian. But the High Queen trusts Dafne's ability with languages, her way of winnowing the useful facts from a dusty scroll, and even more important, the subtlety and guile that three decades under the thumb of a tyrant taught her. Dafne never thought to need those skills again. But she accepts her duty. Until her journey drops her into the arms of a barbarian king. He speaks no tongue she knows but that of power, yet he recognizes his captive as a valuable pawn. Dafne must submit to a wedding of alliance, becoming a prisoner-queen in a court she does not understand. If she is to save herself and her country, she will have to learn to read the heart of a wild stranger. And there are more secrets written there than even Dafne could suspect."--Page [4] of cover.

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