- Taschenbuch: 384 Seiten
- Verlag: Pearlsong Press (1. September 2010)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1597190241
- ISBN-13: 978-1597190244
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 2,2 x 22,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
Fallen Embers (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. September 2010
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Never before have I so readily identified with a heroine as I do with Kiera. Not just that she is a plus size character, as is so much of our society, but also in her strength and maternal instincts. She is a very realistic character who you instantly care for, cheer for and feel like she is someone you know. In fact, I wish I could have her for my best friend.
The remaining characters are just as richly described and animated. Whether you love them or hate them, I did not find a single character who I had no reaction to or questioned their role in the book. I further appreciated the fact that many of those characters were not clearly wearing good guy or bad guy hats, but often wove their way back and forth amongst those labels and all stages between.
The author manages to immerse you in Kiera's life, and the alternate Alaska. She vividly describes all her characters, societies and the settings so that you often find it hard to pull yourself back into your own world when you aren't reading the book. I was so awed by her ability to clearly explain all the magical components, something I am not sure I have ever encountered in another book. The greater challenge was in not only breaking down the magic into understandable concepts, but making it interesting, exciting and very realistic, a challenge this author more than rose to.
I am already awaiting the next in the series and getting to spend more time with Kiera and Marco, Laszlo and Alex, who have come to feel like a family to me. It was a truly amazing and astonishing first book from this author who I feel will have a long career as a writer.
The books I prefer to read feature strong, powerful women and this one does not disappoint. Kiera is someone you would definitely want at your back. For readers who enjoy adventure and intrigue in their science fiction, the Embers series is for you. As you move through the work you become familiar with the local lingo of the Alternate Alaska, a place that resembles the Alaska we know in terrain only. I highly recommend this series.
What I truly enjoyed about this book was the realism to all of the characters. Nobody is perfect and the flaws in the characters are what make them interesting. Also, the detailed and well-thought descriptions of the magic in this feudal world were brilliant. I'm looking forward to where Lauri plans to take us next in this wonderful world.