The Drowning City [Pdf Kindle]


  • Paperback
  • 351
  • The Drowning City
  • Amanda Downum
  • English
  • 14 March 2020
  • 9780316069045

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  1. says: Read The Drowning City Amanda Downum × 8 Read The Drowning City [Pdf Kindle]

    The Drowning City [Pdf Kindle] Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths The Drowning City by Amanda Downing is an ambitious book with a penchant for compellin

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    The Drowning City [Pdf Kindle] Read The Drowning City Pre RBRS #12This is a serviceable fantasy There was nothing I can point to that was awful or wrong but it was justplain If I'd read it a few years back I probably would've liked it uite a bit I'm just not wild about multi volume epics just because they're multi volume epics anyThe author renames cultures for her world mostly Filipinos and Egyptians but there were also Romans and I think Russians maybe that one popped up in the 2n

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    The Drowning City [Pdf Kindle] Amanda Downum × 8 Read Read The Drowning City well it started okay this review will be rather short and lame because honestly the good parts of the novel were fairly short and the rest was rather lame the first third starts out well and i was willing to suspend any criticism of the surprisingly weepy protagonist because the atmosphere was wonderfully evoked and the protagonist's profes

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    The Drowning City [Pdf Kindle] I can´t read this It sounded great so great I spent wasted one of my precious 2011 book buying slots on it don´t ask Or do if you

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    review Ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF × Amanda Downum Amanda Downum × 8 Read The Drowning City [Pdf Kindle] Two things make this book for me 1 interesting worldbuilding and 2 oh my god the female characters They're everywhere Doin

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    Amanda Downum × 8 Read The Drowning City [Pdf Kindle] I forgot exactly how I first came across The Drowning City by Amanda Downum but I’m sure it was from browsing online rather than in a brick mortar bookstore I might have been checking out Orbit’s the publisher website Either way the cover art was attractive and what immediately grabbed me was that it promised an Eastern setting No offense to the 90% of fantasy that isn’t of the urban subgenre but I tire of stories taking p

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    Read The Drowning City review Ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF × Amanda Downum Amanda Downum × 8 Read Again I wish Goodreads had a slightly granular rating system because this novel is a very solid 35Amanada Downum's debut is of everything than I was honestly expecting strongly executed vividly described willing to blow anything and everything sky high in a startling climax Not many first time novelists are willing to smash an intricate setting but Downum fuses confidence with unpredictability and goes for t

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    The Drowning City [Pdf Kindle] Amanda Downum × 8 Read I first read this ages ago and uickly followed it up with the second book but then didn’t get onto reading the third book So I felt like I needed to refresh my memory The first book wasn’t my favourite and I still think the second is probably stronger but the idea of a spy necromancer running around fomenting rebellion remains

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    The Drowning City [Pdf Kindle] I would say 3 12 stars; and the reason I am being generous this was the writers first novel There was definitely room for improvement My biggest complain was the lack of a glossary so I found myself a bit twisted around by the names and words she used in her story If you are going to create a world with as much culture as she did WRITE A GLOSSARY Seriously It was frustratingI like the main characters because she doesn't sit aroun

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    Read The Drowning City review Ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF × Amanda Downum Amanda Downum × 8 Read Isyllt Iskaldur Necromancer and not to put too fine a point on it spy sent to the city of Symir with a couple of bodyguards to stir up trouble and incite the locals to rebellion against the rival government that rules the area Because that always works out so well Naturally complications ensue There are wheels within whe

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The Drowning City Summary ¸ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Symir the Drowning City home to exiles and expatriates pirates and smugglers And violent revolutionaries who will stop at nothing to overthrow the corrupt Imperial governmentFor Isyllt Iskaldur necromancer and spy. well it started okay this review will be rather short and lame because honestly the good parts of the novel were fairly short and the rest was rather lame the first third starts out well and i was willing to suspend any criticism of the surprisingly weepy protagonist because the atmosphere was wonderfully evoked and the protagonist s profession a necromancer who is also a rebellion fomenting spy is fascinating The Drowning City itself is an absorbing place and the freuent use of magic was well done learned magic is separated into various arts and seem to also be based around various elements as well as charms that non mages can use the supernatural is also present in a wide variety of beasties spirits and ghosts especially ghosts the confusion and irritation started coming during the second section where the mishmash of cultures rather stereotypical depictions of oriental culture that are coming into conflict with a rather less stereotypical depiction of an imperialistic arab culture began to seriously annoy me the coincidences also began to arrive to eye rolling effect and finally the third portion far too rushed far too sentimental far too clich d in the end the overall feeling i was left with was exasperation instead of the curiousity i should have had for further adventures still the use of magic was plentiful and enjoyable so if that is what you are looking for this novel will not disappoint in that regard

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The Drowning City Summary ¸ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF The brewing revolution is a chance to prove herself to her crown All she has to do is find and finance the revolutionaries and help topple the palaces of Symir But she is torn between her new friends and her duties. I can t read this It sounded great so great I spent wasted one of my precious 2011 book buying slots on it don t ask Or do if you want a long explanation The setting is interesting seems like there is a political intrigue plot and the tone of the story overall reminded me a bit of early Flewelling All of these are good things for me But the writing was driving me mad till I finally decided to just uit and go read something elseProbably it s me not the author lots of people seem to have been able to process the writing on this book Me I just had to reread paragraph after paragraph to make sure who a pronoun refers to or if the strange made up word is one that already has been referred to or is a place in the map or what on earth it means It was almost a chore to read this since I had to make a conscious concerted effort to try to understand the foreign words with little pay off for that effort Examples Short jerky sentence structure Like this But worse Sentences without verbs Erratic pronouns Or non existent ones Sometimes you do not know who the pronouns in sentences are if it is the character we started the paragraph with and who is the PoV for the scene or if it is somebody else mentioned in paragraph I think sometimes it s one sometimes the other Particles also sometimes elided And now Rahal al Seth sat the Lion Throne Uh Sentences which just seem clumsy to me things like Ward posts lined the road simple charms to keep predators away and something else a spell to hold the stones steady if the earth shook Or things like Whatever native families had lived there were long gone I do not think the native families were indeterminate or in infinite number Whatever anyway Personal pet peeve it might very well be just me some repetitiveness in the first lines of chapters Chapter 2 Isyllt and Adam crossed chapter 3 Isyllt and Adam found chapter 4 Isyllt woke chapter 6 Isyllt and Adam returned Later it changes to consistently Zirhin something hopefully Zirhin develops a brain in the later parts of the series I had some problem with the plot in bits of Zirhin s PoV I made my way through And last but not least the total overdose of made up words and concepts with very little contextual information to allow us to remember what is the meaning or to keep track of what Sivahara Selafa n or meliket refer toSo a few chapters and I do not care to keep reading There is a story here almost surely but the way that story is being told just put me off Next Tarascon Pediatric Emergency Pocketbook 5th Edition of Symir But she is torn between her new friends and her duties. 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The Drowning City Summary ¸ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF And the longer she stays in this monsoon drenched city the intrigue she uncovers even the dead are plotting As the waters rise and the dams crack Isyllt must choose between her mission and the city she came to sav. I first read this ages ago and uickly followed it up with the second book but then didn t get onto reading the third book So I felt like I needed to refresh my memory The first book wasn t my favourite and I still think the second is probably stronger but the idea of a spy necromancer running around fomenting rebellion remains pretty darn cool The cultures are a little bit umm They feel like very obvious analogues But I give Guy Gavriel Kay a pass for that so Amanda Downum can have it too and mostly her mythology hangs together and everything works so that s fineIssylt is a pretty awesome main character though her relationship with Kiril still doesn t entirely make sense to me and I don t feel like I can root for her to actually get what she wants in that regard He s older than her and they probably shouldn t have been in a relationship at all Still there s something to be said also for her perspective that it s her decision and he shouldn t shelter her from the conseuences of it People do that with women real and fictional far too oftenZhivrin is less appealing as a character but her arc works well and her ending has a perfect bittersweetness I love how it s foreshadowed as well Xinai well I feel like she or less got what was coming to her I can sympathise to some extent with anger at imperialism and the damage it can do but I don t understand fighting back against that at any cost Particularly not when the cost is your own peopleBoth times I ve read this book I ve finished it in almost one sitting so that s something else to be said for it But now onwardsOriginally reviewed for The Bibliophibian