[E–pub] (The Light of the Oracle)
Light of the Oracle was not at all what I thought it would be I didn t really like the lot The whole idea of her being in danger just doesn t sound goodYou don t get to know Brynn enough to like her The author doesn t dig deep enough into her characters While I was reading the book I was struggling to keep continuing It s just strange that she is gifted by the wind Okay I don t really get that How can you be gifted by the wind or some bird like the other characters The book is too short and lacks content The storyline is okay but it needs work The Seer and the Sword is one of my favorite fantasy books of all time and when I found out it was a trilogy I was beyond thrilled I enjoyed the second book in the series The Healer s Keep a lot as well This book was good and I liked it but it is not related to the other two books at all There is an offhand reference to the kingdom of Bellandria where the first two books are set near the end of the book and that s it as far as I can tell The story was interesting enough and the olitical situation was well developed and explained I liked Bryn as a heroine as well Honestly the book is good but calling it a companion novel to The Seer and the Sword was a bit of a turn off for me 35 stars I enjoyed the first two books in the trilogy so even though it had been years since I read them I was excited to find this at the library so I could revisit the world to which Hanley introduced me in The Seer and the Sword and The Healer s KeepNow though I find myself staring at the book uizzically wondering what went wrong First of all while Goodreads lists this as the third in the Healer and Seer series it doesn t feel in any way connected to the two aforementioned books It may be set in the same world but the characters laces and events have nothing to do with what has gone before giving it the feel of a spinoff rather than a seuel That s not necessarily a bad thing but it did throw me for a loop The story was interesting but the writing drove me bonkers Was Hanley s voice always so assive her rose so mechanical and uninspired Seriously I know it s been a while but I remember the first two books being better written than this with characters that I actually well cared about These Beneath the Moors and Darker Places people I didn t feel anything for them because they were completely bland and washed out Bryn seemedromising at first intelligent fair minded and not afraid to say what s on her mind And yet she never really fulfilled that Lascia che sia felice potential for me Her character along with all the other characters felt underdeveloped as if Hanley was just making up theirersonalities as she went along Conseuently they felt like uppets doing what "the author told them to do than like eople whose story the author was sharing "author told them to do than like We'll Make It Through people whose story the author was sharing us All the relationships felterfunctory Bryn and Kiran s relationship was devoid of any real chemistry the various friendships lacked depth and Bryn s rivalry with Clea failed to deliver the tension it was obviously meant to create the dangers contrived All in all a disappointing read Poor misfit girl with the The Silent Earth: The Complete Trilogy power to see the future gets chosen to live in thelace where the oracles are trained She struggles against bullies evil magic and discouragement "She makes friends who help her to discover an evil lot and they "makes friends who help her to discover an evil lot and they together to defeat the bad guys She finds a special bond with one of the other studentsNo swearing no sex a bit of violence I coincidentally came across this book without reading the first two books I have to be honest I really wish I read the two before this one first There are spoilers in this by the way don t read it if you haven t read the book I have to say I was really close to utting the book down in the middle of it because it didn t really seem
spark anything and story line didn t seem to be going anywhere I m glad I didn t ut the book down because I actually really liked it towards the ending of the book It could ve used dialogue and action The fact that a bird s feather gave ower was an interesting thing and I thought it was a good change to a fantasy book I especially liked the feather of the black swan The fact that there were agan gods that brought the interest down a little but it was surprising how good this book was it s not the best book but it is good The detail was amazing though I have to say I thought so at least I don t usually Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples pay attention to the detail like I do to the dialogue and I always end up skipping detail but I wanted to go through it word by word so I didn t miss any important detail The only thing I wasn t really happy about was the change ofoint of view It would change from Bryn to Kiran to Selid Oh how angry I was to know that Selid had to die Bryn really caught me as very very odd At first I thought she was crazy because of her chasing the thistledown Then it made sense later on I like that she s really really uite and endures Clea s words then goes out on her later on She falls for things uite easily and in some ways she reminds me of myself She is very kind and loving towards eople and an. Bryn is the daughter of a humble stone cutter So no one is surprised than she when the Master Priest seeks her out to become a student at the famous Temple of. Imals alike She doesn t care what The National Debt: A Short History people say about her but she despises it wheneople talk about her friends She s even gained a lot of guts throughout the book towards the end There was just something about Bryn just the way she acted and treated everything She had an innocence about her there were things she didn t know and didn t understand She knew nothing of manners or elouence She wore filthy rags and did innocent things without a care in the world Being the daughter of a stonecutter really caused flame to go her way and despite how much she went through she hung on Clea really ticks me off she s just some stuck up spoiled rich kid and Rites, Rights and Rhythms: A Genealogy of Musical Meaning in Colombia's Black Pacific people like that just really want me to rip their heads off She thinks she can walk all overeople and just because she s with the feathers doesn t mean she can be such a jerk I really wish Bryn had done something to her in the beginning of the book when she first met her but I was uite content with Clea getting cursed by her own feather She honestly didn t even deserve getting the vulture s feather Why would someone like her get a feather that has too much ower for her own good She always ganged up on Bryn and her friend Dawn She had lured Bryn to believe that she really wanted a friend and wanted to show Bryn her feather Bryn of course fell for it although she was skeptical at first Then when Bryn laid eyes on the feather Clea curse Bryn I really don t like her If she was real I would avoid her in an instant or constantly fight with her There were constant similes that described how the thistledown reacted when Bryn would follow them For example This lume shown through the cold as though from within by silvery fire The constant use of the similes kept me into the book despite how tempting it was to ut the book down It s just a good book all together and I recommend that if you want a book that is different from most fantasy then this book is the one for you But it s not the best one just letting you know This and my other reviews can be found at daughter of a humble stone cutter is whisked off to the Temple of the Oracle as she has a natural talent for making rophecies But not all is right in the temple and Bryn is in terrible danger from those inside the temple The Light of the Oracle is a really good companion novel to The Seer and The Sword and The Healers Keep which was a charming and sweet read with interesting magic around birds I liked Bryn as she was kind and a bit na ve and I enjoyed her journey from being an outsider to being accepted I liked this book and would recommend to have enjoyed Victoria "Hanley other books That s strange I was sure I had "other books That s strange I was sure I "had a review for this book when I ut it up It s not as fresh in " a review for this book when I ut it up It s not as fresh in mind now but here goes I do remember that it had a lot of wonderful ideas like being chosen by specific birds as Les Ténébreuses - 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