Leadership by Encouragement pAll four books 5 s I think the reason this series doesn t have an overall higher rating is because you need the context of a full life lived to understand all the nuances To be able to feel compassion for the flaws of characters who have made massive mistakes I don t think I would have liked this series at twenty something I didn t have the depth of experience I hadn t learned enough compassion At forty something I can appreciate it and feel empathetic towards the lives lived during this series If you re looking for excitement and battles this isn t your series even though there is some of that The culture is Eastern The interactions have the subtlety as such Body language oroses as the books call it Society and Personality play a majorart in it I found that fascinating The relationships and mistakes over the course of a lifetime change and take on new nuances as time goes by The scorn you might have felt for a character in book two is replaced with empathy and a level of understanding in book four DA is simply the most elegant writer in the genre for me When I hear Angelfire (Dark Angel, people talk about the KingKiller Chronicles and how much they love the world because of hisrose that s how I feel about this series and I don t see it with KingKiller Everything has shades in this story and it s one of the most realistic to the real world I ve ever read Simply for me a top five all time series Review 2 I have been Genius of the Transcendent putting this off thinking that I ll be able to sit down and come up with something amazing to say about the series that does it justice I ve just decided that that s not going to happen so here s a slightly edited version of my notes from reading this last book in the seriesI don t read that much fantasy In fact I often have trouble with fantasy I don t care about elves and shit I don t generally like to read about battles and Irefer science to magic This series ualifies as fantasy but it is grown up complex fantasy it is fantasy that leans toward science and rationality even as it deals with magic Abraham does not glorify battle wealth and tradition but challenges all of those things But he never demonizes or condemns the eople involved The characters are aramount and they are all fully humanized fully explored whether their decisions are right or wrong conservative or Cheater progressive The truth is Abraham shows us that there is no simple answer to theroblems of a fucked up world There are options for change and there are conseuences that must be lived with alongside those options there are also conseuences to be lived with for doing nothing You do the best you can do and you live with it You fuck up and you try to make up for it And I love his treatment of women Abraham draws a hierarchical and atriarchal world in which women are no matter their class roperty They are servants whores Computer and Cyber Security princesses they are never leaders oroets Slowly but surely he tears this to bits Not only does the society within which this occurs collapse roviding a space for a new way of life that just might be euitable but Abraham creates fabulous female characters They are dynamic characters never sim A wonderful end to a brilliant series that turned out to be one of my all time favourites No elvesno trollsno hobbitsno magic wands a brilliant series that turned out to be one of my all time favourites No elvesno trollsno hobbitsno magic wands legendary swordsabsolutely no roblemThe Long Price uartet is one of the truly remarkable achievements in epic fantasy over
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three dimensional that oozes authenticity and has been decorated with a dimensional that oozes authenticity and has been decorated with a amazing fantasy element ie the andat that forms the dramatic focal Green Gold the Tree of Life point for the narrative tension throughout the series Congratulations Mr Abraham on a job most spectacularly well done In describing the series the morally nuanced characters and theolitical bent of the main Whole Body Vibrations plot is bound to call Martin s SOIAF to mind by way of comparison However as much as I mangasm over Martin s series it s a disservice to tie Abraham s work to thatarticular hip This is uniue This is singular and an example of the best that fantasy can do PLOT SUMMARYWarningthe Evolucin (Futuros Genios) plot summary below necessarily includes references to events that have occurred over therevious three books though little that is not disclosed on the back flap of the book itselfIt s 15 years after the disastrous war between the Khaiem and the Galts has left both eople devastated and the last andat eliminated from the world along with all written knowledge of how to create and bind new ones In the wake of the andat s destruction the men of Galt have been rendered sterile as have the women of the Khaiem The only hope for either eople is a desperate blending of the two کتاب کوچه peoples an agglomeration that will reuire overcoming generations of mistrust deep seated hatred and memories of atrocitiesOh and if matters weren trecarious enough a group of would be oets are working in secret to correct the damage done to the two eoples by creating a new andat an action that could rupture forever the fragile hope of On Ancient Philosophy peace between the two countries Ahtension filled story telling awesomenessTHOUGHTSSo many aspects of this series are unusuallyolished and worthy of note My ersonal favorite is the age time given to the descriptions of and interactions with the The Godspeaker Trilogy powerful and dangerous andat ie ideas and concepts made manifest and given human form Throughout my experiences with the fantasy genre I have never encountered a elouent beautifully conceived magic than the binding of the andat nor one thaterfectly encapsulates the risks and dang. Fifteen years have assed since the devastating war between the Galt Empire and the cities of the Khaiem in which the Khaiem’s oets and their magical ower known as “andat” were destroyed leaving the women of the Khaiem and the men of Galt infertileThe emperor of the Khaiem tries to form a marriage alliance between his son and the daughter of a Galtic
Is it important to avenge or to heal Can one release grievances acknowledgement by the transgressorit important to avenge or to heal Can one release grievances without acknowledgement by the transgressor GOOD And the lay on communication view spoilerwith the Summer Cities many osesgestures but the Galts struck blind unable to see that very cool I think there are many little ahs to find hide spoiler Beautiful conclusion to the serie. As it was before the warVanjit a woman haunted by her family’s death in the war creates a new andat But hope turns to ashes as her creation unleashes a ower that cripples all she touches As the Adobe Photoshop CS Type Effects [With CDROM] prospect ofeace dims under the lash of Vanjit’s creation Maati and Eiah try to end her reign of terror But time is running out for both the Galts and the Khaiem. Ers of weilding such ower as the relationship between the andat and their creator Think Like an Editor poets It is simply gorgeousKeep that in mind because as muchraise as I dump below on the other aspects of the story my love of the concept of the andat and all it represents is clearly 1 Coming in at 2 would be the characters I don t recall a fantasy series that has been able to imbue characters with this much genuineness while deftly avoiding the b Wow great ending to a great series This one was almost a letdown after the last two but it turned into of a slow build with yet another great 안나라수마나라 5 (Annarasumanara payoff That s a trademark of this series the endingsI m a bit sad that I ve finished this While I didn t ever love it enough to uite give it 5 stars it came damn close and it held that 4 45 star range beginning to end The characters were a strongoint too many of them coming to full resolution here in the last bookIt really makes me look forward to Abraham s other fantasy series that starts with The Dragon s Path as well as getting back with the series he co authored as James SA Corey The Expanse I should give this like 45 stars but screw that I M GIVING THIS THE FULL 5 STARS 3The Picture Yourself Drumming perfect conclusion to a most elegant thoughtful and sophisticated uartetDid I mention emotional as welloooooh the emotions The flower that wilted last year is gone Petals once fallen are fallen forever Flowers do not return in the spring rather they are replaced It is in this difference between returned and replaced that therice of renewal is Applied Biomechanics paid tearsLet it be known though don t except this to be a flashy fantasy series there are no dragons no wands no bolts of lightening and no glitteringieces of legendary weaponry You can expect however a cast of wonderful three dimensional characters that you follow throughout their entire lifespans an original magical system and just magnificent ideas wherever you go Discussions that vary from right and wrong forgiveness and vengence racism and how to let go of old blood feuds grief and emotional strength and so on and so onThis finale was Certified Paralegal Review Manual perfect it certainly had its flaws being not as epic as itsredecessor had a lot of scenes that could have been edited out but I loved it nonetheless and I binge read it with retty much one breath Believe me I had no control I couldn t ut it down until the end and then I just didn t want it to end Daniel Abraham also has that talent that makes a book an immediate favorite of mine is when he can masterfully Computer Programming for Teens play with character development making us hatereviously loved characters and make us absolutely adore The Multicultural Workshop 3 (Book 3) previously loathed characters we need of the trope of the old villain reluctantly agreeing to helpAnd I just wanted to throw it out there that a certain element in this book certainly creeped me out and made my skin crawl it almost reminded me of this little buggerIn conculsion I recommend this uartet to readers already familiar with the fantasy genre who are looking to freshen up theirerspective or to adult readers in general who are interested in a new spin on economical and Moulds Medical Anecdotes, political intrigue who don t mind slow burn books because believe me you ll be rewarded freaking Book 3 guys totally worth it 1A Shadow in Summer 375 stars 2A Betrayal in Winter 4 stars 3An Autumn War NEEDS ALL THE LOVE IN THE WORLD I read this in The Price of War omnibusThe Price of Spring concluded the Long Price uartet wonderfully and I couldn tossibly ask For A Better Conclusion a better conclusion this seriesI ve said all I needed to say about the great things of this series in my Insights on Personal Growth - Volume II (Insights II Trilogy Book 1) previous three reviews which I ll link at the end of my review below and they are all still true I m just going to add a few tidbits about this series and what kind of audience it catered to The Long Price uartet is thoroughly an adult fantasy and by that I didn t mean it as gritty heavy world building and that kind of stuff I truly meant it as a series that will appeal for an adult The main theme of this series is the cycle of life theassing of the torch to the next generations regrets acceptance and how the The Gendered Brain passage of time changedeople and the world we lived in If I was younger like let s say 15 years old this series wouldn t have worked at all for me it would ve bore me to death I m not kidding there s almost no action at all within the entire series Every nation ends and every empire Every baby born was going to die given enough time If being fated for destruction were enough to take the joy out of things we d slaughter children fresh from the womb But we don t We wrap them in warm cloth and we sing to them and feed them milk as if it might all go on forever Ever since the beginning of the Laryngeal Cancer prologue in the first book of the uartet 50 years haveassed and within that eriod of time these the rologue in the first book of the uartet 50 years have True Colors Intermediate Book with Online Access passed and within thateriod of time these have gone through tons of changes hard choices and conseuences This is a series that I think will truly appeal to an adult audience especially if you already have your own kids on or sadly lost your The Doctor is Sick parents not talking about secondhand experience here but truly experienced it on your own Parenthood redemption family and friendship are a huge aspect of this series When we were young we tend to act righteously without thinking about the future When we have become an adult we look back at what we did regret them or laughed at some of the things we thought were a big deal back then if good judgment wereart of being young there would be no reason to grow old Keeping these in mind combined with great characterizations excellent world building uniue Ord hoping the Khaiem men and Galtic women will Four Corners Level 1b Workbook produce a new generation to help create aeaceful futureBut Maati a Amnesia poet who has been in hiding for years driven by guilt over hisart in the disastrous end of the war defies tradition and begins training female Within High Fences level 2 poets With Eiah the emperor’s daughter helping him he intends to create andat to restore the world.