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Turning the Storm

Turning the Storm A powerful new voice in fantasy fiction the acclaimed author of Fires of the Faithful continues her enthralling epic of persecution and war passion and triumph and of the brave young woman who must

  • Title: Turning the Storm
  • Author: Naomi Kritzer
  • ISBN: 9780553585506
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Paperback
  • A powerful new voice in fantasy fiction, the acclaimed author of Fires of the Faithful continues her enthralling epic of persecution and war, passion and triumph, and of the brave young woman who must succeed in Turning the StormShe is called musician, rebel, soldier, legend After months of leading an uprising against the treacherous religious order of the Fedeli and tA powerful new voice in fantasy fiction, the acclaimed author of Fires of the Faithful continues her enthralling epic of persecution and war, passion and triumph, and of the brave young woman who must succeed in Turning the StormShe is called musician, rebel, soldier, legend After months of leading an uprising against the treacherous religious order of the Fedeli and the ruling Circle of Mages, young Eliana is known throughout the land Striking from the blighted wastelands, her army of reformers has grown in number adding liberated slaves to its ranks Driven by their beliefs in the Old Way, Eliana and the soldiers of the Lupi stand on faith alone.But faith won t save the Lupi from traitors in their midst or from the magical fires of the mages Seeing her soldiers reduced to ashes around her, Eliana takes a desperate gamble she steps down from command Then, armed with stolen orders to attend one of the musical ensembles within the Imperial enclave, she disguises herself as a boy, takes up her violin, and heads straight into enemy territory And now the girl turned general adds another title to her rank spy.

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    1. Having read the first one, I was interested to see how Kritzer would wrap up all the plots and themes she'd established in Fires of the Faithful. The answer is tidily, but somehow anti-climatically. In her effort to keep the main character realistic, and yet make her all things to all people, she became ever more shadowy. At the same time, the introduction of new characters and intrigues spread the story ever thinner and thinner. I would read more, but I hope she becomes less ambitious in her sc [...]

    2. This one seemed a little compressed, maybe I'm just so used to everything being a trilogy? The end seemed to be setting up a new conflict, but they solved it.Anyway. Good books. I'm glad I read them. Zero dead Lexas. Many violins.

    3. Really enjoying this author, even though the styling of the "Old Ways" religion so closely after Christianity was really a bit of a turnoff. On the other hand, I am always happy to find unexpected affirming queer characters in my fantasy books!

    4. I liked this book just as much as the first, and what I wrote about the satisfying handling of the religious themes in my review of the first novel still mostly is true for the second book. However, I had a couple of new problems with this novel: The first book goes out of its way to show the reader that not all of the heroic rebels are followers of the new (old) faith. Yet, the victory of the rebels over the Circle here appears to be equated with the victory of the Old God over the Lord & L [...]

    5. This is the second book in Eliana’s Song, which is really more like a single book divided into two than a series. The first book is Fires of the Faithful. Having said that, this review will contain spoilers for Fires of the Faithful, so beware.When the last book left off, Eliana had led a rebellion of prisoners at a forced labor camp, and her new army was working to overthrow the tyrannical government and the magician’s Circle, which had blighted the land. The majority of the rebels were bel [...]

    6. Overall this series gets 3.5 from me, which I round up to four because I related to the protagonist so damn much it was actually a little unsettling, the first time I read it.Because of this, I would have been inclined to give it an even higher rating when I first finished it, but having read both books a few more times the faults do start to show through. However I'm willing to forgive many of them due to my connection to the character of Eliana.First, the good. The story is gripping and exciti [...]

    7. My opinion on Turning the storm is sort of similar to that of Fires of the faithful. It has a great heroine, it passes the Bechdel test, and it has a nice story. I did find myself drifting away on occasion. I'm not sure if I can describe what it was, but I was a bit impatient with it at times. I think it would have benefited from a bit more depth regarding the characters. It pains me a little to say it, since I did like the characters. But with the novelty of the story wearing off a bit, I guess [...]

    8. Wow! Fantastic. Eliana and the Lupis liberated the work camp at Ravenna and set there sights on six more camps in the wasteland. Turning the Storm picks up after they had liberated two of those camps and were planning the attack on a third. That camp had received reinforcements but still fell freeing Eliana's friend Lia. At this point Eliana in talking to her former roommate from the conservatory recaps the events of Fires of the Faithful. The Lupis go to the other camps in the wasteland expecti [...]

    9. I first read these books when I was probably too young to read them - back when my bedtime was 8 o'clock and I still had to hide my books in the cabinet when I was reading them instead of taking a shower. (Actually, I distinctly remember rereading them at this point, so it's possible I read them for the first time even younger than that.) My love for them has not diminished in the slightest. It's possible it has grown. I still could not put down Turning the Storm. (view spoiler)[Mira/Eliana (hid [...]

    10. This book moved fast and wouldn't let me go. I do have some issues with the writing (that last chapter could've been divided into two or three for example), and the characters (seriously, did the Emperor have to be such an irredeemable ass), but I'll give this one a higher rating than it probably deserves because it really did sweep me up. In the action, in the victories (improbable though they may seem), in the sad realization that all would not end well, and of course, in the love story. That [...]

    11. Sequel to Fires of the Faithful. Pretty good - fewer battle than the first (I don't much like battles, and find them difficult to follow) and much less theology as well (which meant I sometimes got a little confused on some of the finer points). But a lot of major plot points get jammed in on top of each other, and the ending does feel a bit rushed. But it is also a very good ending. A mixed bag, but interesting and not necessarily a typical fantasy novel.

    12. This book has been on my tbr shelf for 2 years, I was waiting for 'fires of the faithful' to come up somewhere [ebay/2nd hand] it was quite a hard find, as soon as I got hold of a copy, there was nothing left to do but read it. If the first book was an unexpected surprise, this one by far surpassed it in my love. A great fantasy in a small book, not too confusing, a few big plot teasers and twists but nothing that will outfox you. A great series to get you hooked on fantasy forever!

    13. I just love it when I pull a book at random from the library's sci-fi/fantasy shelf and enjoy it as much as I did Turning The Storm. My taste leans much more towards sci-fi than fantasy, but this book and its fantasy elements left me wanting more.I'm always drawn to strong women in literature, and the character of Eliana didn't disappoint.

    14. At the start I didn't feel that this was a good as the previous book in this series but it picked up towards the end when portraying the realities of leadership. I just wish there had been more of that and less of the silly spy stuff. Still an enjoyable read and a nice original series.

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