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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 439
  • Transformation
  • Carol Berg
  • English
  • 10 September 2019
  • 9780451457950

10 thoughts on “Transformation

  1. says:

    Fantasy There's this guy and he has wings and he's beensold into slavery? And this prince buys him? I can't really remember But the one guy totally has wings And lots of man angstMy absolute biggest complaint about this book is that after hundreds of pages of foreplay the prince and his slave do not actually confess their manly love for each other and get married But they very nearly do so maybe that'll be enough for the rest of you The s

  2. says:

    This was very unusual The author had a lot of guts to start with a character so powerfully unlikable that the reader wants to kill him on the spot and then try to redeem him in our eyes despite her giving us in detail his most hateful and despicable features of his character It was good having a main character

  3. says:

    Re posted from Alright let's get this out the way straight up That first cover is ridiculous And not in a good way

  4. says:

    Don't think Don't wonder Just go Just do What comes comes and you will survive it or not I read Song of the Beast by Carol Berg a while back and fell in love So I decided to give of her books a try starting with Transformat

  5. says:

    I was truly shocked to read the other reviews and realize that many perceived this as the ueer book that didn't I write gay fiction myself and read tons of it It never even occurred to me in reading this that they might be gay or should be for that matterI think what makes this one of The Best CharacterRelationship books I've ever read is tha

  6. says:

    I loved this story It’s intriguing and compelling yet at first it was difficult to relate to the protagonists I’m not sure I fully managed by the end of the book but the depth of their tale the original world building the incredible characterization and the emotional ramifications to different decisions worked so well for me that I immers

  7. says:

    Carol Berg has not yet written a book I didn't love Her books are full of cruelly treated souls with ultimate deliverance Although her books rarely end in tragedy at least not universal tragedy you cannot count on an entirely happy ending either You can be reasonably sure your favorite people will survive but th

  8. says:

    Don't think Don't wonder Just go Just do What comes comes and you will survive it or not This was my first book by Carol Berg and it's a perfect example of not judging a book by its cover Seriously just overlook the cheesy cover and

  9. says:

    Ten years ago I would have liked Transformation a lot Back when I used to enjoy high fantasy this book would have been memorable Now? Now I'm trying to get back to the genre but not doing very well mostly because I'm tired of reading about the same things over and over again Medieval setting a conuering empire on the rise boring court life boring court intrigue boring political maneuverings ridiculously exac

  10. says:

    40 stars This is a well written original epic fantasy story with well drawn three dimensional characters and a very intricate plot Some pacing problems and a few slow parts keep this from getting a five star rating but I will certainly read the next book in the series Recommended

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Transformation

Ng world from the ravages of demons Seyonne has made peace with his fate With strict self discipline he forces himself to exist only in the present moment and to avoid the pain of hope or caring about anyone But from the moment he i. I loved this story It s intriguing and compelling yet at first it was difficult to relate to the protagonists I m not sure I fully managed by the end of the book but the depth of their tale the original world building the incredible characterization and the emotional ramifications to different decisions worked so well for me that I immersed with ease in the narrative and was always eager to turn the pagesAs I ve come to appreciate from Carol Berg her storytelling is ingenious deceptively light She shows rather than tell the story which is voiced in first person and only in retrospect I can see the meticulous work behind the structure of the book what makes all the ingredients of a tale writing style characters settings situations emotions and plot merge into something uniueHere Berg s narrative talent truly shines the plot itself is not terribly original and there are some clich s but it flows very smoothly and beautifully if there were incongruences or loose ends or even typos I failed to notice so focused I was on the meat of the matter I didn t notice strokes of genius either but that s not the point considering the linear plot and the small cast of characters However you don t need a multi POV or a many layered tale to make a mess of things books focused on a few storylines and depth need a successful recipe and the right cook to achieve a truly harmonic result tooThe main characters and most of the secondary ones are well rounded the top notch prose reels off scene after scene with endless abandon and I was glued to the story The rhythm is impeccable with a slower start and then a skillfully structured denouement full of action and twists straight reading delightThe title of the book is very clever and there are several meanings to it although I don t like the cover and I don t think it is representative of the story either Yes it features a powerful hero who can grow wings under the right circumstances but the picture made me think about paranormal fantasy andor romance and it s far off the mark I wonder why some reviewers speak of mm romance in this novel there is little or none romance of any kind outspoken or pent up I m not paramount but I wouldn t even speak of a bromance subtheme I think instead there is a main focus about a far difficult relationship to portray view spoiler friendship hide spoiler

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Seyonne is a man waiting to die He has been a slave for sixteen years almost half his life and has lost everything of meaning to him his dignity the people and homeland he loves and the Warden's power he used to defend an unsuspecti. Re posted from Alright let s get this out the way straight up That first cover is ridiculous And not in a good way I mean who looked at that image of a scantily glad gentlemen with enormous green wings on a cliff top and thought yup perfect I mean the covers for Revelation and Restoration aren t exactly awesome either but compared to Transformation YikesWhich sucks Because I suspect that that cover is bad enough to stop people from reading this book Lord knows it came within an inch of stopping me Which would have been my loss because crap tastic packaging aside these books are surprisingly goodAleksander is the heir to an aggressive conuering empire Seyonne is a once proud warrior turned slave Together they fight crime Ha not really Well actuallyOk so Seyonne s people were this tiny insular culture who have spent centuries waging a secret war against demon kind They were the one thing holding back the hoard until whoops Aleksander s people come along to butcher and enslave them all Good going guysBerg is skilled at presenting complicated things simply She doesn t borrow any established mythology for her demons and demon hunters everything is original to the books And yet I never had any trouble following it or keeping things straight in my head Plus it was very cool which always helps I also felt that the various races in the books didn t model real cultures too heavily which was a refreshing change from most fantasy novels I readThe premise is what grabbed me first though As a slave Seyonne who used to be the best demon killer focuses solely on the present as a way of surviving his slavery Then he ends up being purchased by Aleksander and noticing against his better judgement that Aleksander has some seriously bad ass demon out to get himDoes Seyonne remain true to the precepts he grew up following or will his hate get in the wayThe main thing that kept striking me over and over as I read these books is how well done the friendship between Aleksander and Seyonne is All too often in books if a relationship between two characters is focused on it will inevitably become romantic in nature True friendship is a rarer best and I think one harder to pull off But Carol Berg does it in this trilogy and I was mightily impressedBoth characters change considerably over the course of three books and for the most part Berg does not take any easy routes It s not until we reach the very end of the trilogy that I felt things got a little too neat and rainbows but I probably only noticed it because she d been so unflinchingly realistic up until then I mean odds are a man enslaved for sixteen years is not going to able to fit neatly back into his old home Odds are childhood sweethearts are not going to live happily ever after There are certain things we re used to seeing in fantasy novels certain ways that things tend to play out but Berg rarely follows convention Although please note that while she didn t pull any punches these books by no means fall into the category of dark fantasy I don t know how she pulled it off but all those dark because dark euals reality yo authors might benefit from checking these books outAnd there s one last things I want to give Berg props for You might think as I ve only mentioned Seyonne and Aleksander that these are dude heavy books Not so The supporting cast is large and populated with fleshed out three dimensional people and demons and her female characters in particular were very well doneNow all props aside I will say that as enjoyable as I found this trilogy I felt there was a lot of potential that wasn t realised as well By the end I felt there were just too many things going on at once and some story lines were seriously neglected or too hastily wrapped upBut despite that as embarrassing as it might be to be seen reading a book with such an awful cover I really think you should give this trilogy a try

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S sold to the arrogant careless Prince Aleksander the heir to the Derzhi Empire Seyonne's uneasy peace begins to crumble And when he discovers a demon lurking in the Derzhi court he must find hope and strength in a most unlikely pla. Don t think Don t wonder Just go Just do What comes comes and you will survive it or not This was my first book by Carol Berg and it s a perfect example of not judging a book by its cover Seriously just overlook the cheesy cover and dive into this book There are memorable characters unlikely journeys both physical and emotional and plenty of feels along the way This book had me from the very first paragraph and never let go Although it s the first book in a trilogy it s almost presented as a self contained story meaning readers can choose to stop here since there is no cliffhanger ending But why would anyone want to do that I personally plan to follow Seyonne and Aleksander wherever they may lead


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