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Needs to be scratched But I needn t worry about The Unspoken Name because the story uickly evaporated like dew from a morning leaf ko fi blog twitter tumblr me screaming I will go down with this friend shipWhere has this ueer high fantasy book been all my life Kai is shookethI wish I knew where to start There are so many aspects f this book that filled me with pure joy frenemies world building characters twists diversity No hard feelings UghI m going to start with the Covenantal Worship one thing that could have been improved the pacing Overall this is a finely plotted story It spansver 8 to 9 years and I think it wouldn t have hurt to stretch the story give it a little to breathe for the characters to evolve grow I felt this especially in the beginning when we see Csorwe turn from a uiet nondescript girl into a warrior and spy I see how the time jumps were necessary to let the author tell the story she wanted to tell but another 50 pages Without Their Permission or so might have given it depthNow that we got the unpleasant thingsut Martin ONeill of the way hear me gush about all the great stuffI cannot believe how in a matterf chapters AK Larkwood created a fictional universe so rich and riginal A universe in which thriving and dying worlds lie side by side connected through a labyrinthine structure called the Maze The universe is populated by all kinds f different people who seems to live peacefully side by side for the most part They all have their Queer: A Graphic History own history traditions social and political systems and beliefs And while they clearly look different and come from various backgrounds their differences don t lead them to hate and fight eachther This is not to say that they all run around holding hands and loving life but at least their Women Imagine Change outer appearance and faith don t serve as an excuse to disrespect and exploit eachther Overall the attention to detail and the societies cities realms that the author built are utterly fascinating and I m so glad that this isn t a standalone I couldn t live knowing that there remains so much left to discoverThe characters were a joy Csorwe reminds me Marvel Firsts of Harry Potter in the way the she isr less an average person No shade She is balanced doesn t necessarily lean towards extremes and therein lies her strength it makes her relatable She is a character with fears dreams and hopes like anyone else She s also pretty ueer like most if not all characters in the book It s also great to see that no character experiences discrimination because Scandalous (Sinners of Saint, of their sexualrientation It s never Pleasing the Professor once uestioned Because in a perfect world why would anyone thinkf you as lesser just because you don t care about what gender you fall in love withSomething else that I found striking was how there is no main antagonist This is not to say that Csorwe doesn t have enemies She has lots Sloop of War of those But alliances change a lot basedn whether people have similar goals and decide to work together even though they might have been Daniel (Everyday Bible Commentary series) on different sides before It s refreshing and creates unexpected turns and entertaining character dynamicsOne thing about the characters Usually I live for ueer ships But what almost drove me nuts was the friendshiphateship between Csorwe and Tal They both work for the same guy and should combine forces work as a team But they simply despise eachther too much At the same time they can t live without the Aleister Crowley other Tal is a bastard don t get me wrong but I love him And I want nothing than for these two idiots to annoy the fckut Signature Killers of eachther until the very end If Men Could Talk of this series And I also want No hard feelings to be what History huh was for Red White Royal Blue If you don t know what I m talking about you better read RWRB uickly because you re missingutSuffice it to say that this was my high fantasy adventure Real Tactics For Filing Your Disability Claim: Learn the Ins and Outs of Filing a Social Security Disability Claim in Language You Can Understand of the yearFindf my books The School of Essential Ingredients on Instagram This Review Blog Twitter Instagram Actual Rating 25 stars You frightenedf ghosts Whatever it is you re scared f in the dark that s what you become the cover the synopsis and early become The cover the synopsis and early all made me believe that I was going to read something very special Unfortunately I am not impressed by this debut I wish I did but It was just acceptable for meI had 2 problems with the book the writing which was too dense for me and affected all ther things in the story and the characters who I could not care about and connect to The writing reminded me Taking Liberties of Tamsyn Muir s style and my thoughtsn this are similar to those Two Girls, One on Each Knee (7) on Gideon the NinthI was very confused as why do people have tusks and why are Orcs mentioned I did not realize that the characters werercs because nothing gave me that feeling except that they had tusks they felt very humane and I was embarrassed when I realized the fact that they are not I think writing a whole race is than just physical description and tusks The beginning Touched by Love of the book was good but then I did not relate to Csorwer any ther character The pacing was weird too because we get so much at First And It Was Very Fast But and it was very fast but it got slower I was even bored and then picks up toward the ending again The secret to greatness is to know when you should risk the wrath f god Summary I don t have much to say about this book because I finished it but I can t really say that I could get into it The writing and characters were not for me and the world building was good but not enough to make me continue it I am woefully not going to continue the seriesYou can get books from Book Depository dnf 50%this had all the elements that I love but something about it just wasn t working for me and it felt like a chore to read ARC provided by the publisher Tor UK in exchange for an honest review The Unspoken Name is a terrifically written debut that merged science fiction space Snuggle Up, Little One opera and high fantasy intone inventive book that s incredibly suitable for SFF enthusiastOne look into the striking cover art by Billelis and I already wanted to speak about this book My urge to read this book increased when both Nicholas Eames the author behind The Band series and Dyrk Ashton the author behind Paternus trilogy recommended the book to me Then I author behind The Band series and Dyrk Ashton the author behind Paternus trilogy recommended the book to me Then I The Undead Uproar (A Charlie Rhodes Mystery out that Lindsey Hall the editor behind two books Kingsf the Wyld and the upcoming The Bard s Blade by Brian D Anderson I truly loved edited this book too suffice to say that The Unspoken Name has attained all the package that made it a necessity for me to read I m glad I did Csorwe had spent a lifetime readying herself to die not to talk to strangers The. E day First Born (Torchwood, of her foretold death a powerful mageffers her a new fate Leave with him and live Turn away from her destiny and her god to become a thief a spy an assassin th. UPDATE 299 Kindle US today 9252045 starsI m definitely getting the audio to go with my hardback This book took me by surprise I had no idea it was going to be like this and I uite enjoyed it I love Csorwe Mel It Is Done me great relief floods my bodyI feel beyond accomplished having completed AK Larkwood s debut Adult Fantasty The Unspoken Name Honestly this was a challenging re ARC received from the publisher Tor UK in exchange for an honest review35 starsThe Unspoken Name is a commendable fantasy debut with fascinating worldbuilding ideas With so many fantasy debuts cropping up every year it is not an easy task to differentiate neself from the rest In this respect Larkwood has created an interesting setting that blended ld world god worship that bestows magic and science fiction Venix (Pravus, or technological elements such as skyships and a dimensional plane called the Mazef Echos through which these ships travel via portal gates Technology aside the setting still feel very much like most classic fantasy mainly because Blood, Iron And Gold of the prevalencef gods and magic What I got The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor outf The Unspoken Name is that it is a story about choices vs destiny The main protagonist Csorwe is the prime example as she renounced her destiny as the Bride On Grand Strategy of the Unspoken One by escaping from her sacrificial ceremony with Belthandros Sethannai a powerful wizard And henceforth became his personal aide and assassin The same theme came up again when Csorwe met Shuthmili a very powerful Adept who was believed to be able to channel a goddess thought long dead Magic in this world is bestowed by the gods and wielding it comes at a cost and a possible conseuencef losing neself r burning Seven Brief Lessons on Physics out completely if not careful Shuthmili is both feared and valued for her powers And what usually happens to a young talent Trained and controlled for the goodf her nation Tomasin Bigotes of course As much as I commend Larkwood for her worldbuilding and consistent usef character theme I didn t get much emotional resonance from the character work itself Being unable to bring myself to care much about the characters I felt detached from the story which affected my Writing Doesnt have to be Lonely overall reading enjoyment There are also aspectsf the writing style which didn t sit well with me For example the dialogue came across as being suited to a urban fantasy romp even comedic at times while Full Circle other parts read very much like dark high fantasy I do think that this is a good book and a lotf the Animal Farm other reviews could attest to that my co bloggers loved it Larkwood has produced a contemporary fantasy that has great ideas and solid plotting The Unspoken Name is a debut that s worth checkingut for modern fantasy readersYou can purchase the book from UK US Book Depository Free shipping You can find this and my Just the Basics of English Grammar other reviews at Novel Notions find this reviewthers The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World on my blog The premisef ueer The Definitive Guide to Prostate Cancer orc assassins and magical intrigue had me clamoring to read the Unspoken Name but the novel sfferings left me unmoved and about a uarter through the story that initial cheeriness fell from my face like a person slipping into sleep Once my mind started to meander and the boredom glazed my eyes and I had to suint the words into focus every page feeling like a heavy stone lifted with terrible effort and dropped again and again to the ground I knew I had to call it a DNF at 67%Structurally The Unspoken Name is not necessarily a total success The novel is packed to the brim with world building much f it is very chewy with a few random elements winding up being huge red herrings but little f it is actually convincing I struggled with the pening sections where much happens and little is explained but I Resolved To Wait Patiently For The Relief Of Having My to wait patiently for the relief f having my answeredThat relief never really came The novel pulls itself in too many directions at nce The plot unfolds in fits and starts and we rocket from ne destination to the next with no time to breathe and fully contemplate a new facet The Condors Shadow of the world There s a substantial amountf logistical hand waving too and several time jumps configured so haphazardly throughout that it felt like half f the book s action took half f the book s action took Land of the Ever-Living Ones outf sight This approach might be expedient for the plot but it feels too easy too convenient leaving gaps too wide to be darned and making all that has unfolded devoid Sokolovs Best Games of a clear rhyme and reasonThis inconsistency is made complicated by the introductionf new characters and a sense that the author has bitten The Book of Dreams off a little than the story can chew Though their inclusion eventually makes sense it feels somewhat holey in the storytelling department earlynI struggle to remember any distinctive trait about the characters like meeting someone before and mutually agreeing to forget about it Csorwe clearly gasps for Classical Comedy - Greek and Roman oxygenn the page Rethinking Hell often than not she comesff as silent and drab set apart from the violence f her emotions like the whole story could have happened without Her There Is A There is a between a before and an after a line drawn through Csorwe s life The before the Unspoken Name hanging ver her bright and sharp as a sword aimed at her tearing flesh and Csorwe readying herself to die in the shrine Supply Chain Management For Dummies (For Dummies (Business Personal Finance)) of her patron god with nothingf her La Chronographie DElie Bar- Inaya, Metropolitain de Nisibe own The after an exiled wizard named Sethennai and a purpose to help him find the Reliuaryf Pentravesse Csorwe s life like a door closed and another Addison Cooke and the Ring of Destiny (Addison Cooke opened elsewhere But this new door seemed tonly lead her to a another world where she Ecstasy and Holiness once again hungn by a single filament Biased of purpose that wasn t herwn And while I hold no particular fondness for Sethennai his motivations at least are not unexplainable They are aggravatingly practical driven by greed and magnified by a desire to impress his significance upon the world But Csorwe s actions never attain the same moral stakes and the novel s ethics ultimately feel confusedThe novel s biggest flaw however and what really kicked me Eric outf its pages is that the flow Hustle Believe Receive: An 8-Step Plan to Changing Your Life and Living Your Dream of the story is freighted with a distant impassive kindf writing that I really did not care for Alone this would not have been a deal breaking uibble but it just added to the Almost Twelve overall impression that The Unspoken Name was lacking Even the potentialf a sapphic romance couldn t keep the book in my good graces and if you know me you ll know there s not much I can t forgive for the promise The Wizard King (Hearts Desire, of sapphic contentI rarely ever not finish a book Something about exiting stories while unfinished nags at me like an itch that. What if you knew how and when you will dieCsorwe does she will climb the mountain enter the Shrinef the Unspoken and gain the most honored title sacrificeBut n th. Unspoken Name the first book in The Serpent s Gate series by A K Larkwood follows Csorwe an rc priestess destined to become a sacrifice to her god Because Im Worth It (Gossip Girl on her fourteenth birthday On the dayf her prophesied death Belthandros Sethennai a powerful wizard Death Comes to Pemberley offers her a new fate that compels her to escape death by leaving her home destiny god and become Sethennai s personal assassin instead The main plotf The Unspoken Name centers around Csorwe as she s tasked by Sethennai to retrieve the Reliuary f Pentravesse anyone who claims the Reliuary will gain the legacy and knowledge f Pentravesse someone who changed all worlds forever Jumping through multiple worlds with a strong echo House of Silver Magic (Magic, of chaos and destruction accompanied by landscapes that are also beautiful Csorwe has to go through tonsf dangers to achieve this task many events happened in less than 500 pages book However what I found to be very praise worthy about the story was that in the midst La gouteuse dHitler [ At the Wolfs Table ] of all the mayhem The Unspoken Name is at its core a book about choices and its importance People were like locks All resistance until you discovered the precise informationf teeth that would pen them up You always have a choice have you ever heard this ften repeated phrasesadvice straight to your face You probably have and you ll most likely know just how simple it sounds and yet how insanely difficult it can be to execute What if for a period f time short r long you re caught in a toxic situationenvironment that you didn t recognize at first By the time you do the actual task Little Miss Curious of breaking the invisible chains can be harder than it sounds Freedom and choices among manyther themes such as faith loyalty and love were the most relatable themes throughout the book for me Csorwe s journey and character development ignited and gave an impactful meaning to the themes in this book I wouldn t say that I clicked with Csorwe immediately but The Alchemy of Chaos (Maradaine, once the story reached a uarter mark and eventually she meets Shuthmili I became captivated thoroughly by Larkwood s storytelling The Unspoken Name doesn t have a large castf characters relatively but the dynamic between the five dominating characters Csorwe Sethennai Oranna Tal and Shuthmili was very compelling Also I loved reading Csorwe and Shuthmili s endearing and gradual relationship development their relationship progression was believable and easy to root for Csorwe before I met you my idea In Her Shadow of happiness was I don t know going to bed early From my reading experience the most impressive thing about Larkwood s prose is her capability to constantly shift her writing style between elegant utterance and bloody scenery it didn t feel like reading a debut effort Also The Unspoken Name is an imaginative book with a very fascinating world building Seriously it has multiple worlds to travel ancient tombs terrifying giant serpents spaceships magic giants and intimidating presencef dead gods Gorgeous landscapes described beautifully and efficiently Larkwood never went DragonLight (DragonKeeper Chronicles, overboard with her scenery visualizations In a way this book reminded me a bitf the world building done in Gideon The Ninth by Tamsyn Muir telling a high fantasy story in a sci fispace Victory Or Valhalla opera setting Heck comparison wise it even featured a swordswoman and ueer duo as the main characters The secret to greatness is to know when you should risk the wrathf god I believe that The Unspoken Name is ironically the title an incredible genre blending debut that should and will

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spoken by readers in debut that should and will be spoken by its readers in future I highly recommend it to both sci fi and fantasy readers even so if you re a fan Piratas (Piratas, of both genres It s creative greatly imaginative not afraid to be different filled with intense rescue seuences and it gave a breathtaking lotus scented fresh air to the genre Larkwood tells a compelling tale about choices and braving the first step to pave yourwn way and you should choose to read this book as soon as it s available to readOfficial release date 20th February 2020 UK and 11th February 2020 USYou can pre Capsized order the book from UK US Book Depository Free shipping The uotes in this review were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publication You can find this and the restf my reviews at Novel Notions 45 STARS Unspoken and Unspeakable One Knight Kandalur Vasanthakumaran Kathai of Abyss Overseerf the Eaten Worlds praise and reverence unto your Chosen Bride May she intercede for usWhat an exceptional debut The Unspoken Name is difficult to summarize the story is an ambitious blend Artificial Condition of epic high fantasy and spaceperascience fiction which will tickle the fancy Jahanara of fansf both tremendously From the very beginning I got the vibe that this book would be the lovechild Principles of Thermal Ecology of the writing styles and world buildingf Brandon Sanderson and Ken Follett How an author can take so many aspects Dreaming of the Void of my favorite genres and include a storytelling format in league with the giants in the writing industry is beyond me but Larkwood has done just that There is a lotf story packed into just shy Rebirth Volume 3 of 500 pages and it s very darkverall but there is action and gore galore while also including a steady balance Soulsmith (Soulsmith Trilogy, of thought provoking thematic elements surrounding the choices we make and theutcomes that they produce If you enjoy a new take The Strength of a Gamma (Pack Discipline on a familiar tale please consider picking thisne up I enjoyed it so much that I ll be purchasing a finished hardcover for my personal collection This is me in two weeks time Here I am walking up to the Shrine This is the end This is how it will feel at the end Thy name shall be forsaken and thou shalt be my bride Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy via NetGalley A good fantasy debut with a lot f cool magic and fascinating set piecesThere are evil scheming gods and dying worlds in between thriving cities There are also a lot f great allusions to fantasy classics here The Scripture and Cosmology opening chapter has a nice Tombsf Atuan but they re all Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard (The Renegade Royals, orcs vibe Later there s a part withf a Robin Hobb setting full A Bubble Bath with Him (The Stepfamily of assassins in training who get brutally heartbrokenly antagonized Through the interplayf magic cultures and drama I got a sense Whats the Worst That Could Happen? of how alive and doomed all these worlds are and how powerful it is to learn the skillset to move between themThere are unpredictable changes from chapter to chapter I did lose reading momentum about a thirdf the way in when the book turned into something like a seuel to itself That story was cool too just jarringly different at first in its changed focu. E wizard's loyal sword Topple an empire and help him reclaim his seat f powerBut Csorwe will soon learn – gods remember and if you live long enough all debts come ,

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