[E–book] A Sorcerer's Treason

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A Sorcerer's Treason

Summary A Sorcerer's Treason Read A Sorcerer's Treason ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free A World of Magic and Peril 1899 Sand Island Wisconsin Bridget Lederle is a lighthouse keeper on this stormy windswept shore of Lake Superior One cold night she sees a boat foundering near the island's shoals and rescues its lone occupant The strangely dressed sailor tells her a fantastic tale of Is. ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy LiteratureBridget Lederle is the lighthouse keeper on Sand Island Wisconsin in 1899 She s an outcast having had a baby which died while she was single One night she saves the life of mysterious Valin Kalami whose boat crashed onto the rocky shore of Lake SuperiorIt turns out that Kalami is a sorcerer sent from the kingdom of Isavalta to find Bridget who doesn t realize that she has a tie to this parallel world and some powers of her own With not much to keep her on Sand Island she agrees to return to Isavalta with Kalami There she finds a world full of political intrigue treachery and magic The state of things isn t exactly how Kalami described it back in Wisconsin and it s very hard to know who to trustThe Plot A Sorcerer s Treason winds up slowly until Bridget gets to Isavalta and then it becomes fast paced There is plenty of intrigue and treason going on in the Isavaltan court but Bridget uncovers it for us too early in the plot we aren t left wondering who are the bad guys for long There were several plot elements that seemed only loosely tied to the story I didn t really understand the motives of the Vixen and Baba Yaga for example and I wondered why they were included at all Perhaps this is made clear in future installments but it has me confused so far The ending scene was strange and I think kind of cheesy It was one of those triumphant I ve dealt with my past and now I can move forward kind of scenesThe Characters Sarah Zettel writes some wonderful and believable characters Ananda the dowager Mikkel Sakra and Kalami are all interesting and I would have liked to read from their perspectives Unfortunately Bridget whose perspective we mainly follow is not so admirable There s nothing wrong with her but there s not much interesting either For the most part she gets passively pulled through the plot and doesn t actually do much herself even though we re told that she s a very powerful sorceress There was plenty of tension and many problems for her to deal with but mainly they resolved themselves uickly with little conscious effort on Bridget s part I was hoping to see her rise up to her potential but she never didThe World of Isavalta Before choosing this book I d heard much about the uniue setting of glorious Isavalta but I didn t experience much of it in A Sorcerer s Treason Isavalta is only briefly described I think the references I read must be for other books in the Isavalta series I m tempted to read one just to find out because it sounds like Sarah Zettel s world has wonderful potentialThe Magic System The magic system involves weaving spells with fabric hair etc and I liked it at first However I soon realized that it seemed to have no clear rules When we don t know the rules we can t anticipate what can and can not be done with magic Therefore the author can get the characters out of tight spots too easily by just adding a new magic spell In contrast consider the rule based systems of JK Rowling Brandon Sanderson or Janny Wurts When you know there are limits to the heroes powers not only does this make them understandable but it makes us worry and fret when things go bad for them And of course that makes us connect with them emotionally In fact the characters I liked best in A Sorcerer s Treason were the ones who had no powers at all I can t give you specifics without spoiling the plot but those two had the best scene in the book I actually had to dab at my eyes with a hankyThe writing Sarah Zettel s writing is pleasant easy and understandable but not particularly gorgeous My Tor hardback edition had multiple distracting editorial mistakes mostly words missingConclusion A Sorcerer s Treason is light standard epic fantasy from an independent but somewhat soft female protagonist s perspective Its strengths are the suspense and multi textured plot I d recommend it to those looking for a mysterious and easy readKatFantasy Literature

Summary A Sorcerer's Treason

Summary A Sorcerer's Treason Read A Sorcerer's Treason ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Second sight of her family but the magical land where she will go with the sailor holds far greater marvels and terrible perils that even she cannot see For she carries secrets within her that even she doesn't know secrets that could change the fate of the fabulous magical world that calls her home. I almost reevaluated my one star rating planned for this book after seeing the most recent reviews giving it 4 or 5 Im aware that there s a chance I have just read SO much fantasy and have such firm favourites that I m likely to be overly critical But then I didn t feel that way when I gave Percheron 5 stars last monthSo one star it isI think the books introduction is too long too much time is spent getting Bridget to the place where he story will begin Not only that but the intro is where you should begin to fall in love with the lead characters and that just never happenedI didn t appreciate the various settings either Shoreside Wisconsin esue countryside to a land feeling almost gothic and a little Persian Very confusing What I did like no love was the authors creativity in how magic is weaved literally in to the plot This felt original and gave the book a uniueness that almost warrants a second star It s so easy to go for wand waving or the gift or something recycled when conveying magical ability but this originality was appreciatedToo much going on Animal spirits character history character future demons and bad bloodI won t be reading book two

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Summary A Sorcerer's Treason Read A Sorcerer's Treason ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Avalta a world where magic reigns and where she is incredibly destined to play a key role in a power struggle between the Dowager Empress and her foes Isavalta where magic can be found in the pattern of knots on a string the colors of a dress or even smoke in the air beckons to her Bridget has the. 710 There were strong elements to this book the main character Bridget and the settings in our world and Isavalta Being a lighthouse lover I enjoyed the sections on Sand Island and in Bayfield places I have visited I would have liked a map of Isavalta and its neighbors The method of weaving magic literally by weaving was a fresh take And there was plenty of plotting and palace intrigue not to mention power plays by those who are beyond mortalSo why not a higher rating Other than Bridget and to some extent Kalami none of the characters had much depth or nuance There were too many mysteries and unanswered uestions elements that were not addressed directly and didn t become clear in context I realize there are seuels but I felt like a number of things were either glossed over or left unexplained andor incomplete


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  1. says: Summary A Sorcerer's Treason Sarah Zettel ✓ 5 Read [E–book] A Sorcerer's Treason

    [E–book] A Sorcerer's Treason ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy LiteratureBridget Lederle is the lighthouse keeper on Sand Island Wisconsin in 1899 She's an outcast having had a baby which died while she was single One night she saves the life of mysterious Valin Kalami whose boat crashed onto the rocky shore of Lake SuperiorIt turns out that Kalami is a sorcerer sent from the kingdom of Isavalta to find Bridget — who doesn't realize that she has a tie to this p

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    characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Sarah Zettel Sarah Zettel ✓ 5 Read [E–book] A Sorcerer's Treason What I like most about this book – series in fact – is the unusual setting So many fantasy books are set in the same so

  3. says: Summary A Sorcerer's Treason Sarah Zettel ✓ 5 Read [E–book] A Sorcerer's Treason

    Summary A Sorcerer's Treason Sarah Zettel ✓ 5 Read characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Sarah Zettel Does exactly what it says on the tin and what it says is treason betrayal uneasy alliances with unreliable great powers and people promising you great destinies and great power So not exactly to my taste which is an indicator that I perhaps should read the tin carefully

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    characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Sarah Zettel [E–book] A Sorcerer's Treason Sarah Zettel ✓ 5 Read I like the world building and characters Things are a bit too confusing for my liking There is lots of talk about magic foxes and crows but it takes a long time before you start to understand what is going on This makes it

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    [E–book] A Sorcerer's Treason characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Sarah Zettel Sarah Zettel ✓ 5 Read 710 There were strong elements to this book—the main character Bridget and the settings in our world and Isavalta Being a lighthouse lover I enjoyed the sections on Sand Island and in Bayfield places I have visited I would have liked a map

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    [E–book] A Sorcerer's Treason I'm impressed with Sarah Zettel's ability to create worlds ranging from her light adult murder mysteries in a vampirechef world to YA historical fiction set in the 1776 court of King George 1 and another YA historical fic

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    Summary A Sorcerer's Treason Sarah Zettel ✓ 5 Read characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Sarah Zettel I almost reevaluated my one star rating planned for this book after seeing the most recent reviews giving it 4 or 5 Im aware that there's a chance I have just read SO much fantasy and have such firm favourites that I'm likely to be o

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    characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Sarah Zettel [E–book] A Sorcerer's Treason Sarah Zettel ✓ 5 Read I am sometimes suspicious of fantasy stories based on people from our world crossing into A Magical Land This book is an excellent example of that trope working wellBridget is smart tough and competent and it's a good thing too as she is plunged into a world where magic is rife and promises mean than she is us

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    [E–book] A Sorcerer's Treason characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Sarah Zettel This book slots neatly into the category of too good to be true fantasy where the main character is led to another world where she is not only incredibly magically powerful but is also the child of a legendary sorcerer and a legend in her own right People gape at her in the streets and kiss her feet that sort of thing Amazingly back in her home world ie our world she is shunned because she had an illegitimate child Sh

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    Summary A Sorcerer's Treason [E–book] A Sorcerer's Treason Sarah Zettel ✓ 5 Read Beautifully written and an engaging tale set in an evocatively detailed world with strong emphasis on Russian folklore I've read this book thrice now the third reading was just after I finished reading book #2 The Ursurper's Crown

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