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Freedom's Gate

Freedom s Gate From the acclaimed author of Fires of the Faithful comes the tale of an impetuous young woman freeborn in a world of slavery and magic Twenty year old Lauria is the favorite aide to Kyros a powerful

  • Title: Freedom's Gate
  • Author: Naomi Kritzer
  • ISBN: 9780553586732
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the acclaimed author of Fires of the Faithful comes the tale of an impetuous young woman, freeborn in a world of slavery and magic Twenty year old Lauria is the favorite aide to Kyros, a powerful military officer On his authority, she is messenger, observer, and spy But now she is entrusted with a mission dangerous than any that have come before Freedom s GateFrom the acclaimed author of Fires of the Faithful comes the tale of an impetuous young woman, freeborn in a world of slavery and magic Twenty year old Lauria is the favorite aide to Kyros, a powerful military officer On his authority, she is messenger, observer, and spy But now she is entrusted with a mission dangerous than any that have come before Freedom s Gate.After years of relative peace, word has come to Kyros s compound that the bandit tribe known as the Alashi is planning an offensive It is up to Lauria to infiltrate the Alashi by posing as an escaped slave a charge that requires she serve in the household of a neighboring officer From there, she will stage an escape and continue on in her guise as a runaway But posing as a slave a virgin concubine, no less may prove the least of her troubles For even if she does escape and the Alashi do accept her, how can this freeborn woman convince them she is slave, not spy And, worse, what if her own views are gradually changing, calling everything she believes about her world into question

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    1. So I have been on this massive fantasy kick lately. I realized that there are good books out there that for reasons I cannot fathom I haven't read so in an attempt to rectify this, I've been reading fantasy and mostly enjoying it.This book took me entirely by surprise. I don't know what I expected when I started reading it but it was a lot less than I got. I usually find books that don't even contain a hint of romance to be boring but in this instance, the focus is on female friendship, a sister [...]

    2. Lauria works hard and cleverly for her sworn lord, Kyros. She checks garrisons' account books, investigates his soldiers' loyalties, and hunts and brings back any slaves that escape him. But then Kyros asks her to carry out her most perilous mission yet: pretend to be a slave and then escape in order to infiltrate the Alashi. The Alashi are the last remaining free indigenous people, and their war parties have troubled Kyros and his sorceress allies for too long. The personalities of Lauria and t [...]

    3. Semi-historical fantasy that takes the perspective of an underdog of history. The Greek economy depends on slaves, both human and Djinn; the humans have a small chance of taking their lives in their hands and escaping, but barring a major mis-step on the part of their masters, the Djinn are trapped.Lauria is free-born, but most of her people are slaves. She's proud of her status, and the fact that she's employed, not kept. While Lauria is decent enough by the standards of her society, she's uncr [...]

    4. I liked "Fires of the Faithful" but you can clearly tell that Kritzer has gotten better at writing. I was really into the book and it was an easy read. I connected with Lauria and I believed in all of her feelings, which is something I have a hard time doing with books sometimes. I'm so excited for the next two books.

    5. I was more than a little pleasantly surprised by this book. It is straight up fantasy despite its alternate history aspects - it's girls with swords, and horses, and there is magic and battle and more. It's not the light-hearted delightful fantasy of, say, Dianna Wynne Jones, but it is also not the endless saga (and often endless depression) of epic fantasy. It maybe most closely resembles the sort of new-life fantasies I loved as a teenager - The Blue Sword style maybe. The writing is clear and [...]

    6. I'm not sure how this got on my recommmendation shelf or when, but since my regular genre is smut and more smut I thought for sure that after 100 pages and not a naked scene I would have been done. Instead I hadn't realized I was almost 250 pages in and didn't have sex on my mind at all I was too caught up in trying to figure out the puzzle of Kyros and Lauria I mean c'mon go undercover as a harem slave we all know how those stories end but instead of a an obvious cliche I got a more than decen [...]

    7. Lauria is an aide to Kyros, a military officer of the Greeks; among other duties, she tracks down escaped slaves and brings them back. When Kyros asks Lauria to infiltrate the Alashi, a bandit tribe who take in runaways and train them in war and who are apparently planning a war against the Greeks, she does as he asks, posing as a slave in another household. Soon, though, everything she has ever believed comes into question as she learns more about the life of a slave and the ways of the Alashi. [...]

    8. Better than I expected (okay, I had no expectations, just pulled this off the library shelf), but nowhere near as good as the author's "Turning The Storm". A fairly predictable heroine fantasy in which the societies involved seem to owe something to Middle Eastern and Native American cultures.

    9. Thought this book was just okay. I had a hard time getting into it. I enjoyed the first 2 books this author wrote and was hoping I'd enjoy this one too. It's not bad, but not great. Based on the size of my TBR pile, I probably won't read books 2 and 3 in this trilogy.

    10. Again, pretty run-of-the-mill fantasy, this time the escaping-from-oppression sort. A little victim-y for me--there's a pretty disturbing rape scene.

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