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Yup, you read it right. We have a young warrior wannabe with all the sensitivity and straightforwardness of St Francesca Francis of Assisi. This assures contrast and tension of the highest order giving us a protagonist full of surprises.

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Liath also braves the world alone. There are scenes involving violence, rape and miscarriage and I wanted to flag them up because I found those nearly overwhelming.

I was reminded of the first Sevensweaters book in a way. Maybe because they were written without resorting kate elliott crown of stars gory descriptions typical for contemporary grimdark, but this succinct, nearly documentary narrative made the tragedy even more harrowing in hinting at what was not shown.

A boy with an ever blooming rose and a girl with a mysterious book find themselves on the opposite sides of a brewing war. Their POVs carry on the tale throughout the chapters.

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And these chapters are long in a very Guy Gavriel Kay way, often consisting of several subchapters with changing narrators. Last but not least, I am sure Lackling will melt your hearts Lackling feeding birds was a scene beautiful in its simplicity.

Finally, there are also dogs with cute names Joy, Terror, Steadfast, Ardent, Bliss, Fear, Sorrow, and Rage, take your pick and even cuter predisposition usually murderous when necessary berserk with an important role in the story.

Even better, you will get two charming princes: The romance is based kate elliott crown of stars a star-crossed lovers trope but like everything in this novel, this is done subtly.

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It sounds like a classic light against the dark scheme so far and so you are scared that the antagonists are bound to disappoint. There are two evil individuals I am not giving you names not to spoil the reading pleasure kate elliott crown of stars, one male, one female, but do not expect a simple symmetry pairing each one with the protagonists, the plot is not that crude.

Ms Elliot is incredibly skilled when it comes to writing multidimensional antagonists.


Both kill bodies and souls, both work through lethal deception. They are beautiful, smart, educated, and polished. They cunningly weave a web of deceptions, they are patient and persistent.


And the scariest thing is that when you finish the book, you know that in spite of the already committed atrocities, neither of those showed what they are truly capable of. The worst is yet to come.

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Sabella, Henry's elder half-sister, is fomenting rebellion against his rule in Varre, whilst the inhuman Eika have invaded from the north, raiding the north coast and threatening the city of Gent.

In King Henry's court there is intrigue brewing kate elliott crown of stars Henry has not chosen an heir from his three legitimate children, and it is well known that he favours his bastard son Sanglant, who by the law cannot inherit the throne.

The series follows the fortunes of two young people, Alain and Liath, as they are drawn into this web of intrigue, eventually learning that the banished Ashioi homeland is being drawn back to Earth, but its kate elliott crown of stars will spark a cataclysm as great as the one that accompanied its departure.

Historical parallels[ edit ] Crown of Stars is heavily influenced by real history, particularly that of Europe in the early medieval period.

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In an interview Kate Elliott acknowledged that many of the cultures in her world are drawn directly from real-world sources: Tolkien 's The Lord of the Rings and had planned to write a similar long epic fantasy, but decided kate elliott crown of stars do something a bit different first by writing science fictionmost successfully in the Jaran universe.

During this time she planned her epic fantasy storyline and drew on real-life history for inspiration. After deciding to take a break from the Jaran series, she began work on Crown of Stars. The series was originally envisaged as a trilogywith a sequel trilogy to follow.