So now I am on to the second book 'since I already bought it 'some time ago'', it is actually just a continued version of book one, so on going storyline The devious actions of the diety's the killing they commit upon the people who worship them in the temple did not make sence to me.. Jan 11, Julie rated it it was amazing Shelves: What a wonderfully, unique romance that introduces a magical world of water people and their mysteriously fabulous culture.
At first, the story took off like many other sci-fi romances involving beautiful, alien men searching for mates to propagate their species and find human women the answer to all their prayers. However, there are intricate twists and turns, and this world is shaded in bright, dazzling colors. The humans themselves are not only introduced into this world, but so are some of our oldest beliefs and practices from a spiritual point of view. I loved the emotional aspect that this spiritualism brought to the story. But just as beauty and splendor are wrought in this world, so too must it be balanced by ugliness and evil.
It seems one can never exist without the other. As soul-wrenching as it is to experience the heinous, the author has given the reader a gift in allowing a true appreciation of love and beauty. The experience helps tear down our moral insecurities and provides the freedom to appreciate all forms of affection, love, and beauty. The thought and planning of the details that have went into this series is similar to the worlds created in "Game of Thrones" or "Lord of the Rings".
Maybe that's somewhat exaggerated, but I'm sure fans of sci-fi romance won't be disappointed. I can't wait to read book 2! May 18, Helen Jessica Mays rated it did not like it. My general problem with dub-con novels is that you dont get kidnapped, bondage raped and fell in love in the first day. They did not just kidnap women, alter their DNA, remove body hair, pierce them, they also acted like "Ok we did that but our race is in trouble so get over it". Well your race is not going to be saved by her mighty body piercings and shaved vulva buddy, so fck your race.
And in the book we learned that not every Ta'e'sha acted like them, some convinced their My general problem with dub-con novels is that you dont get kidnapped, bondage raped and fell in love in the first day. And in the book we learned that not every Ta'e'sha acted like them, some convinced their women on earth before coming on board the ship, gave them choice. Why did we not read one of those men's stories? Why did we have to read the jerks' story? I kept expecting some FFMM action, but did not happen. Of course their women deserves wooing and time.
Those problems caused cutting off like two stars. Other two stars for the level of pain in the book. It bothered me greatly. This is a romance book you know. Not a horror story. In romance books, heroin gets kidnapped, gets slapped a few times, bad guy scares her saying thet he will do terrible stuff, but before he succeeds hero or heros save their lady. If heroine is pregnant, she gets scared that she will lose her baby, but does not.
So after finishing the book, I am in agony. What did you accomplish dear writer? One point I am happy is that the heroes did not get to save the heroine. Other nice guys did. They did not even get to be with her at first. Apr 21, Bridget rated it liked it Shelves: Interesting story of an alien world whose women have been infected with a virus that renders them infertile.
As the population begins to decline, the Ta'e'sha realize that they can mate with human women with some genetic revisions. They begin a program or voluntary and involuntary captures. The book uses some common sense. The woman's personal belongings are also taken, to help them maintain some semblance of normalcy in a very frightening event. They are careful to take only those without husba Interesting story of an alien world whose women have been infected with a virus that renders them infertile.
They are careful to take only those without husbands or children, and whose disappearance won't be widely noticed. Thea is unattached with few who would miss her. She becomes the mate of the Ta'e'sha ship's captain and his partner.
It was a fairly good read, and didn't feel so contrived, as many of these do. I would have rated it higher, but didn't feel much empathy with the characters. Oct 06, Cheri rated it really liked it. I was completely surprised by this story. I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. The story started off in the typical alien abduction way. Woman stolen for mating purposes. I found myself rolling my eyes and thinking that this story was just an excuse for porn. But then the plot developed and I really got to know and care about the characters. When Theo goes through something very traumatic and terrifying, I found myself crying and grieving with her.
The author definitely didn't pull any I was completely surprised by this story. The author definitely didn't pull any punches when it came to the dangerous situation Theo found herself in. Will definitely read the next book in this series. Revised Review I've read this book now at least three times and continue to be fascinated by it so I'm raising my rating to a four. Thea is a wonderful, strong character who has been placed in a difficult position by being kidnapped from her life on Earth to be the wife of two alien men and chooses to find positives in her new life.
Kyran and Daeshen are well done as men whose consciences are troubled because their people have been placed in a position where they must either take breeding compati Revised Review I've read this book now at least three times and continue to be fascinated by it so I'm raising my rating to a four. Kyran and Daeshen are well done as men whose consciences are troubled because their people have been placed in a position where they must either take breeding compatible women as mates and they are doing that without consent of the women or their people will become extinct.
This is an interesting, although short book. I read the review to this before reading, to see if it qualified for a challenge. Why does everyone compare this book, to books that aren't even remotely similar?
From the reviews, I was expecting a darker read. It was pretty good.
The Shannara Chronicles is an American fantasy drama television series created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. It is an adaptation of The Sword of Shannara. With Wil trapped, Eretria and Mareth must work together to free him before time is up. Wil and Allanon set out to find Amberle while Eventine discovers that there is a spy in the Elven Kingdom. How many episodes of The Shannara Chronicles have you seen?.
It left me with questions, but hey, it's a series, it's supposed to leave you with questions so you read the next one. It is well set up to leave you longing for more info. I liked the extra special bodily parts, I read the review to this before reading, to see if it qualified for a challenge. I liked the extra special bodily parts, and functions.
I enjoyed it, and I'd read the next one. This was an interesting read I loved this from the Epilogue "Your mission, should you choose to accept it I loved this from the Epilogue"Your mission, should you choose to accept it Oct 22, 1anujazz rated it it was ok. I felt like I was reading a manga that was forced into a novel. It was unrealistic and the story felt forced and rushed [girl goes from raped to total compliance in what,.. The characters lacked depth and I could not get myself to connect with any of the characters. If the story was a manga and done in manga style I think it would be ok.
In it's current state, Apr 14, Erin Kyle rated it it was ok. The best I can really say is 'meh.
Sometimes that feeling is okay, but it was rather irritating in this instance. So, the most I can muster is 'meh. This is a great read.
I loved this book and have re-read it several times. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves to read an action and love story mixed together. It is a menage story. Theodore Connor is a strong woman and needed 2 strong men to help her and make sure she is happy and healthy. She has gone thru a very traumatic experience and dealt with it very well.
You may have noticed that Drayton's Amberle isn't on that cast list, but we're not ready to give up hope on her character's non-tree-form return just yet More recently, Brooks told Just Jared Jr. I will say that once a chosen becomes the ellcrys tree, they are always the tree. When I first saw this I thought, 'Well, we should just move on and do a whole new season that involves the next book and forget about this season.
Eretria 20 episodes, Manu Bennett But in the Ta'e'sha tradition, a family could be of six people, no matters what sex. First King of Shannara But just as beauty and splendor are wrought in this world, so too must it be balanced by ugliness and evil. How many episodes of The Shannara Chronicles have you seen? Coldplay — "Midnight" Amberle attends the party; she has a vision of killing Loren.
It became clear that they were going to build the story around the actors they have right now, and that was going to be the thrust of the story no matter what. But they are free to remove elements from other books, and I think they will do that. What shows tend to do when adapting books is do the first season and then go off in different directions, so I forsee my duty as being to help them get there in the best way possible. Season 2 is coming and evil still lingers. What does the future hold? A year after the events of last season, The Four Lands is in chaos.
The re-emergence of magic has the populace terrified, and an organization called The Crimson is hunting down magic users, using fear and intimidation to sow discord among the races. Wil, scarred by the loss of Amberle and his separation from Eretria, has turned his back on his magical destiny to become a healer. But when a mysterious woman named Mareth saves Wil from a Crimson attack, he is forced to rejoin the fight. Though we'll have to wait until October to see the new episodes on their new home, the show has officially finished filming it second season in New Zealand Retrieved July 12, Retrieved July 11, Retrieved July 14, The New York Times.
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Alfred Gough Miles Millar. MTV Spike Amberle, the Princess of the Elven Kingdom, runs the Gauntlet, customarily an all-male race, to determine who will become the Chosen, seven servants of the Ellcrys, a great tree that holds back an ancient army of demons in a realm called the Forbidding. When she touches the tree during the initiation ceremony, she has a vision of elves being slaughtered.
The druid Allanon wakes up after a long slumber. Wil Ohmsford's mother passes him the elfstones, a magical relic that belonged to Wil's late father. Wil decides to go to Storlock, the village of healers, to learn the healing arts there. On the way, he is ambushed by a troll and saved by a Rover girl named Eretria, who drugs him and steals the elfstones. Allanon meets with the Elven King Eventine in the city of Arborlon and warns him that the Ellcrys is dying.
He leaves to seek out Wil and finds him with Eretria. As the Ellcrys weakens, a demon named the Dagda Mor breaks free of the Forbidding along with the Changeling, whom he dispatches to eliminate the Chosen. Amberle, haunted by the visions she saw when she touched the Ellcrys, flees Arborlon. She comes across Eretria, steals food and a horse, and heads for Wing Hove to meet with her aunt, Eventine's sister Pyria Sarah Peirse.
Allanon uses magic to uncover a codex, proving to Wil that magic didn't end in the War of the Races years ago. The Dagda Mor attacks Allanon in his mind. Allanon and Wil learn that the Chosen are the key to the renewal of the Ellcrys; however, the Changeling, using Amberle's form, has killed them all except Amberle, who had run away. Allanon and Wil track her to Wing Hove, where they are attacked by a Fury summoned from the Forbidding. The Fury kills Pyria and goes after Wil and Amberle. As the Fury is chasing Wil and Amberle, an injured Allanon rises and kills it.
The trio head to the Druid Cave to treat Allanon. After leaving him there, Wil and Amberle head to Silver River to grab some of its mud, which has healing properties, but are ambushed by Eretria and another rover.