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Ear extinctionBut Seri a Leiran noblewoman living in exile is no stranger to defying the unjust laws of her land She. I can t say how much I loved this book Carol Berg s writing style is fantastic and you can t help but fall in love with Seri and Karon The author establishes the reader s interest in the present then cuts back to Seri s past and develops her changes and growth from a young woman through love and tragedy intercut with the present and the mysterious new sorcerer in her life Carol Berg cleverly reminds you of the years as they pass through the past giving a countdown to the inevitable tragedy and even though you know what is coming you still hope that it can be averted This is a fantastic read

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Son of Avonar The Bridge of D'Arnath #1

Is sheltering a wanted fugitive who possesses unusual abilities a fugitive with the fate of the realms in his hands. I actually read this a couple of years ago but I just did a rereadrelisten in preparation for finishing the seriesI always love Berg s characters and emotions they are vivid and engaging and the general atmosphere she creates OTOH with every book I find plot holes or plot points that I simply don t buy So I think plotting is her weakness but since I care about character than plot I am willing to overlook themThe narrator of this first book in the series Angele Masters is very good and she s a fine teller of the tale Be warned though that the rest of the series has multiple narrators which irritates the heck outta me

Carol Berg ☆ 6 REVIEW

Magic is forbidden throughout the Four Realms For decades sorcerers and those associating with them were hunted to n. I have to give Carol Berg credit for her female protagonist Seri is in no way your typical fantasy heroine She s neither young nor blond she s not virginal or a doormat She s a middle aged widow who s borne a child She s cynical and she shows her age I liked her because unlike too many women in fantasy novels these days who are little than cardboard cutouts I could identify with Seri she was realBut on the other hand there s D Natheil He s nothing than a childish bully for than half the book I realize that there was a reason he acted that way but it didn t make him any less annoying There s very little attractive about a hero who gets needlessly violent and then sulks or pouts and throws temper tantrums when he doesn t get his wayIt actually gets worse when the secret of his past is revealed Instead of feeling happy for both he and Sari I had much of a the hell reaction because there d been no build up Out of the blue it seemed we re presented with this fact and expected to accept it I didn t buy it And it seemed like a complete dues ex machina even with Dassine s explanation at the endSupposedly this whole thing was foreshadowed by Sari reacting to D Natheil but that still makes no sense I and I imagine many other people just assumed that she was finally moving on from her husband s murder Because despite what the romance novels and poetry try to insist there is life after death where love is concerned most people can move on with their lives and find romancelove again I thought that s what was happening here What it actually turned out to be well that made very little senseOne of the book s other main problems is in the beginning Nearly every other chapter was a flashback to Sari and Karon s life together This is one case when I would actually advocate telling instead of showing The constant prolonged flashbacks may have set the stage for later events but they badly broke the narrative and took away from what was happening at the present time And they were boring Dry dull and after a while I just started skimming them until the book got back to the interesting parts of what was happening in the present What those flashbacks were there to do could have easily been accomplished with a few well placed paragraphs in the present maybe a remembrance of Sari s or something in the narrative Anything but what was actually doneI m still willing to give this book three stars despite those glaring faults mainly because the first person narration of Sari s made up for D Natheil s dreadful characterization and once those awful flashbacks were out of the way the story flowed well Particularly near the end where it raced its way towards the climax That was very well doneI doubt this is a book I d read a second time through or actually recommend to anyone but I ve read many worse


10 thoughts on “Son of Avonar The Bridge of D'Arnath #1

  1. says:

    I have to give Carol Berg credit for her female protagonist Seri is in no way your typical fantasy heroine She's neither young nor blond she's not virginal or a doormat She's a middle aged widow who's borne a child She's cyn

  2. says:

    This book made me weep as I have never weep in all 16 years of my existence For yet another time I realized what a great t

  3. says:

    Welcome to the Four Realms a land where magic and sorcerers are myths used to frighten children The novel centres around the protagonist Seri a disgraced noblewoman now living in exile Her uiet life drastically changes when an unknown man unable to speak stumbles across her homeI’ve been meaning to finish this one for ages but onc

  4. says:

    This is the first Carol Berg book I've read but after finishing this last night I know it won't be the last First I have to finish this uartetThe Lady Seriana has exiled herself from all she knows and all she is accustomed to though with good reason and no hesitation Her husband Karon was brutally tortured and murdered for being a sorceror and all their friends too The only reason she was not also burnt at the stake was because her brother

  5. says:

    I usually am completely in love with Carol Berg but this book isn't doing it for me The characters are sharp and interesting the plot is full of adventure and spicy twists and turns the setting is full of danger and intriguebut the story itself starts ten years after a big occurence and then spends than half of the book explaining the backgr

  6. says:

    I can't say how much I loved this book Carol Berg's writing style is fantastic and you can't help but fall in love with Seri and Karon The author establishes the reader's interest in the present then cuts back to Seri's past and develops her changes and growth from a young woman through love and tragedy intercut with the present and the mysterious new sorcerer in her life Carol Berg cleverly reminds you of the years a

  7. says:

    The novel starts with a bang I look forward to finishing this series

  8. says:

    I actually read this a couple of years ago but I just did a rereadrelisten in preparation for finishing the seriesI always love Berg's characters and emotions they are vivid and engaging and the general atmosphere she creates OTOH with every book I find plot holes or plot points that I simply don't buy So I think plotting is her weakness but since I care about character than plot I am willing to overlook themThe narrator of this first bo

  9. says:

    Son of Avonar is an amazing fantasy written in a Lord of the Rings style but with its own special twist The descriptions are amazing and the characters are detailed enough that you want to stay with them for another three or four books It is a little hard to get into at first but once you pass the first couple of chapters it's than worth it The way Carol Berg combines two storylines about the same person while keeping th

  10. says:

    Not as good as her recent Lighthouse books but it was a good solid fantasy with an interesting protagonist Kept me sufficiently distracted from annoying people on the daily bus commute and from this wretched sniffi