I'm looking forward to the next book to see what will happen next as this book ended with a bit of a turning point for our characters and I want to know how they'll approach and deal with it. I really thought it was a fantastic book wrotten by these authors and I enjoyed it. May 15, Amanda rated it really liked it. What a crazy ride this story is starting out to be. I want to first start off with the facts. There are 2 pov's, magic, a HUGE world we've only truly hit the tip of the iceberg with, a huge history we're slowly learning at the same pace as the 2 female leads, and each girl has some devastating circumstances.
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You get the vast array of emotions in this first tale of man What a crazy ride this story is starting out to be. You get the vast array of emotions in this first tale of many to come, and you kind of need to read the book a second time just to make sure you've soaked it all in. Vasi and Adaline are two leads that we are just barely getting to know, and I have a feeling that the people we know right now, are going to be very different when this series comes to an end.
They have some large shoes to fill, and thankfully have at least a few people around them that have their backs, because the amount of villains in this story is yet to be known, and it's definitely not a small number. Wagner and Stradling have combined forces to create a vast story arc full of political intrigue, budding magic, mysterious characters, and villains you'll love to hate. This rich dark world is voiced from dual pov's that will collide in an explosive way.
Buckle up for what's sure to be your new favorite fantasy ride. May 15, Amanda rated it liked it. Thank you to Raye Wagner and Rita Stradling for the personal invitation to review a pre-reader advanced copy of Magic of Fire and Shadows Curse of the Ctyri, Book 1 for an honest review. First and foremost, what I have to start out by saying I love about this world is broken down into two parts: world building and mythic background.
One — I love, love, love that this world feels so teemingly big, and spread out. I love that we haven't been force-fed pages of background or a million details, bu Thank you to Raye Wagner and Rita Stradling for the personal invitation to review a pre-reader advanced copy of Magic of Fire and Shadows Curse of the Ctyri, Book 1 for an honest review.
I love that we haven't been force-fed pages of background or a million details, but instead, our understanding of these worlds, these kingdoms, these people, is given to us piece by piece from one of our two pod characters. It shows a trust in the readers to let them put things together, and it leaves a lot of room for other stories to be told in this world.
Two — I love the abundant use of mythology, mythic character, fairy tales, and legends from any number of backgrounds across our own world and stories. I loved seeing how things were taken and twined together in both the foreground and what was happening with the characters, in the background, for bein, even more, pieced together in subtle story pieces. I am a fan in writing of both the singular point of view and of the multiples, think the normal YA book and then a comparison with books such as Game of Thrones and The Expanse, but I always hinge on one important thing where it blurs into the many — it has to serve a point in the story, and this story absolutely does!
Because of our two POV vantage point we get to see both societies, how they feel about each other, why they are interacting with each other the way they are, and how every dominoes in each other place, which gives us a very intriguing and in-depth viewpoint from an insider and outside, in every parts.
May 12, Jemimah Zafoune rated it it was amazing. May 15, Anastacia rated it really liked it Shelves: So I've been stuck in a rut, for, well, really a year or so now. I barely read last year - OK so I read 28 books, but considering I usually read over I barely read. This year hasn't been much better. I've been listening to audiobooks but really have only read a couple of books all year.
It's been bad, guys.
I was hesitant to sign up to review because I haven't been reading, but I also work best with a deadline, so I did sign up I can't say my reading mojo is all the way back, but I'm excited about reading again! So, about Magic I hate that. It is confusing in points but overall is well done and I didn't dislike the back and forth like I usually do.
I definitely liked and related to Vasilisa better. Both are strong women with unique personalities. I'm also not a big fan of romance in books, but this book has just the right amount. The book is based upon myths and I definitely see a little bit of Cinderella in the book too with the evil step-mother.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. S G Turner. The book is based upon myths and I definitely see a little bit of Cinderella in the book too with the evil step-mother. The dual kingdom POV's was genius, and had me bouncing between supporting one to supporting the other. Kult der Verdammten. Support Get help with account-related or technical issues. Although the ostensible reason given for the raids was the culmination of a months-long investigation, the eight alleged drug dealers that were arrested informed the Public Ombudsman that they had been detained hours before the raids were conducted.
I am not a big fan of mythology, never had been, but it's well done in the book. There is a cliffhanger An unbelievably fantastic storyline, I was hooked from page one!
We are introduced to two heroines in the first book of the Curse of the Ctyri series. Vasilisa lives in Beloch with her evil stepmother and stepsister as her father tries to negotiate peace before war breaks out. Princess Adaline, the extra princess for most of her life, who lives on the border of Beloch is suddenly forced to take the mantle of leader when her parents and older sister are killed horrifically.
Both girls are such st An unbelievably fantastic storyline, I was hooked from page one! Both girls are such strong characters in their own way. I found myself drawn to Vasilia's story particularly as Magic of Fire and Shadows jumps from the two girls perspectives. I want to know more about the tsar's princes and why they are so interested in Vasilia. I also want to know why both girls see strange things when they look upon certain people, chains and shadowed eyes for example. Some even turn into grotesque creatures for a moment before becoming regular again.
I am so excited to read book 2 to see more of these characters grow and learn more about the strange things happening around them. Also hoping for more romance for both of the girls!
A very good beginning of this new series! It is written in second person, a style I normally find less appealing as I can't connect the way I can with characters in books written in first person. This one was an exeption. It took me a bit to get into, but soon the characters drew me in and I finished it in one day. The characters are complicated and well develloped. The romance is only lightly there in this first one and I am ancious to read the following story as I feel the romance is going devel A very good beginning of this new series! The romance is only lightly there in this first one and I am ancious to read the following story as I feel the romance is going devellop there.
I love that the starting-point have been russian myths, as I am less familiar with them. I gave 4 stars because of the second person point of view, otherwise it would earn 5 stars. Very good. The start of an amazing series and the book I didn't know I was missing! I devoured this and loved every page, character, and plot twist. The fairy tale and mythology influences were enjoyable and the slow-burn romance and building of conflict between the two main regions kept me glued to the pages.
The alternating POVs were a little confusing at first, but I quickly adjusted as they follow two extraordinary characters who are pivotal to the story and have equally fascinating storylines.
I found The start of an amazing series and the book I didn't know I was missing! I found all the characters to be very complex and well-developed and I loved them all so much it's hard to single out a favorite even the villains are deliciously evil. I also appreciated the authors tackling the dark themes head on instead of shying away from or vaguely insinuating them. This book is dense with details, world-building, characters and all the emotions but is written in a way that engages the reader as opposed to feeling boring and drawn out endlessly.
I highly recommend this and cannot wait for the next one!!! What a Great read. I could not stop sreding until I was finished. This book has 2 main characters from 2 countries. Both very different yet very similar. Strong, Full of Inner Power and so realistic. Vassilia a daughter of negociator and Adaline a princess.
Each of Them had Great deal before Them That was not obvious to end well How will it end?
Events were following in suc What a Great read. Events were following in such lace That I was kept engaged all The Time. Same goes for a plot That is a Mix of a lot of still That will keep you intrigued for sure!