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Shattering the Ley (Erenthrall, #1) Actual rating 3.5 starsI enjoyed this series opener I think the magic system works as a fresh take on modern electricity and how it is harnessed and distributed frankly, electricity might as well be magic, right , and the two main characters have compelling personal stakes in how well the ley system functions I ll writecloser to publication date, but I m in it for the sequel.When is that coming out again Oh, rightI have a long wait ahead. I don t often give out 5 stars, because I feel that a book has to be really somethingand this one is.SHATTERING THE LEY is the first book in a new series by Joshua Palmatier, and I feel like I ve been waiting for this one to come out FOREVER Sometimes, it s a little scary to be anticipating a book this much, because you wonder if it can live up to the build up you ve created This one did NOT disappoint.I don t want to say too much, because I m afraid of inadvertently spoiling the book This I don t often give out 5 stars, because I feel that a book has to be really somethingand this one is.SHATTERING THE LEY is the first book in a new series by Joshua Palmatier, and I feel like I ve been waiting for this one to come out FOREVER Sometimes, it s a little scary to be anticipating a book this much, because you wonder if it can live up to the build up you ve created This one did NOT disappoint.I don t want to say too much, because I m afraid of inadvertently spoiling the book This book has a lot going on political ambition, ideological battles over how the ley lines are used and who gets to control them , and people whose lives are intertwined even if they don t realize it Seeing how they all intersect is fascinating.Now, forgive me while I go sob loudly into my pillow It s going to be another YEAR before the next book is out sob This one seems to be flying under the radar It sounds really cool so I totally must read it Is it going to fall into the New Weird I wonderalso loving the cover hating the typography. Shattering the Ley is a unique and intriguing tale that does not quite fit into commonly recognized genres It is not quite high fantasy, yet does have a taste of the high fantasy world with the use of different magics and manipulation of ley line power It also has a bit of the dystopian society feel with the use of ley line magic for common comforts such as cooking, heating, and transportation, although there is no premise provided of amodern society coming to ruin and rebuilding through Shattering the Ley is a unique and intriguing tale that does not quite fit into commonly recognized genres It is not quite high fantasy, yet does have a taste of the high fantasy world with the use of different magics and manipulation of ley line power It also has a bit of the dystopian society feel with the use of ley line magic for common comforts such as cooking, heating, and transportation, although there is no premise provided of amodern society coming to ruin and rebuilding through the manipulation of magics There is a rather unusual and promising blending of the two that had me eagerly turning the pages.The story begins with Kara as a young child and follows her intermittently through early adulthood, but in the meantime bounces back and forth between various characters making it difficult to become invested in any one or two characters to a significant degree and in my opinion this disrupted the continuity of the tale I wanted to become attached to Kara, but never really had the chance before we were off on another plot twist The story is full of greed and hunger for power, brutality and abuse, and expounds on how this all influences the magic of the ley, as well as society as a whole and the social hierarchy.I cannot really say the ending was satisfying, as I felt a bit detached by the end and I did not really care much about what happens next It does appear there isto come, but the expectation I felt left with was that it would just beof the same rather than a new adventure There is some really good writing here with a wonderfully unique premise, but for me the outcome fell a little short of my expectations I received this book via NetGalley While I found the initial setup to be similar to his earlier series, The Throne of Amenkor, with a young girl who is coming into her powers as the main protagonist, the worldbuilding was sufficiently different, that I found this very entertaining The idea of using ley lines as a power source is not new, but what Palmatier does with it is very different from the approach that Kim Harrison takes with The Hollows series or that Kat Richardson takes with the Greywalker series Several great support While I found the initial setup to be similar to his earlier series, The Throne of Amenkor, with a young girl who is coming into her powers as the main protagonist, the worldbuilding was sufficiently different, that I found this very entertaining The idea of using ley lines as a power source is not new, but what Palmatier does with it is very different from the approach that Kim Harrison takes with The Hollows series or that Kat Richardson takes with the Greywalker series Several great supporting characters compete for time, but when they all come together, you can see that their stories were integral to the plot resolution The book is the first in a series, so be prepared for an ending that makes you want to read the next one This is one of those books that I snagged at a convention after meeting the author that then sat on my to be read shelf for an embarrassing amount of time When I saw the final book in the trilogy had been released, I figured it was long past time to dive in Diving in is an apt description of how it feels to immerse yourself in this book and its world Despite the gorgeous cover, this is not a science fiction novel But at the same time, it s an epic fantasy novel set in an era that s hard t This is one of those books that I snagged at a convention after meeting the author that then sat on my to be read shelf for an embarrassing amount of time When I saw the final book in the trilogy had been released, I figured it was long past time to dive in Diving in is an apt description of how it feels to immerse yourself in this book and its world Despite the gorgeous cover, this is not a science fiction novel But at the same time, it s an epic fantasy novel set in an era that s hard to pin down, because the unique use of magic in the world has launched technology forward so quickly, creating an interesting amalgam of flying vehicles, clockwork, and handmade candles that never seems to clash awkwardly.Unfortunately, it is the world and the state of how it s left at the end of the novel that propels me toward purchasing the next book in this trilogy The two main characters were interesting, but never seemed to grab me Kara, especially, seemed to spend the entire novel reacting to things instead of taking any sort of initiative On top of that, so much of the book is spent also following the villains While their information was useful to have to get the entire scope of the story, I often found myself wanting to hurry them along It must be noted that Palmatier did accomplish that delicate balancing act of creating villains who do villainous things but do such a good job of justifying it A final secondary character that I found myself invested in seems to drop off the radar about halfway through the book I hope he s revisited in the next, though I have no idea how he could have survived the turmoil we leave behind at this point.The text was so dense that I don t find myself itching to dive immediately back into the next book which has to be ordered and mailed anyway But I m certain to revisit this world and see what happens soon Erenthrall Sprawling City Of Light And Magic, Whose Streets Are Packed With Traders From A Dozen Lands And Whose Buildings And Towers Are Grown And Shaped In The Space Of A Day At The Heart Of The City Is The Nexus, The Hub Of A Magical Ley Line System That Powers Erenthrall This Ley Line Also Links The City And The Baronial Plains To Rest Of The Continent And The World Beyond The Prime Wielders Control The Nexus With Secrecy And Lies, But It Is The Baron Who Controls The Wielders The Baron Also Controls The Rest Of The Baronies Through A Web Of Brutal Intimidation Enforced By His Bloodthirsty Guardsmen And Unnatural Assasins When The Rebel Kormanley Seek To Destroy The Ley System And The Baron S Chokehold, Two People Find Themselves Caught In The Chaos That Sweeps Through Erenthrall And Threatens The Entire World Kara Tremain, A Young Wielder Coming Into Her Power, Who Discovers The Forbidden Truth Behind The Magic That Powers The Ley Lines And Alan Garrett, A Recruit In The Baron S Guard, Who Learns That The City Holds Mysteries And Danger Than He Could Possibly Have Imagined And Who Holds A Secret Within Himself That Could Mean Erenthrall S Destruction Or Its Salvation Very decent character development in an interesting world and a lot happens, but it felt like something was missing that would help me immerse in it all Part may be that I never really understood the full structure of the ley magic, despite it being discussed in 90% of the book I think there was also a similar superficiality in the development of the society a lot of discussion about its surface, but little feel for its depth was conveyed So, I liked it and will read the next, but in the en Very decent character development in an interesting world and a lot happens, but it felt like something was missing that would help me immerse in it all Part may be that I never really understood the full structure of the ley magic, despite it being discussed in 90% of the book I think there was also a similar superficiality in the development of the society a lot of discussion about its surface, but little feel for its depth was conveyed So, I liked it and will read the next, but in the end I was disappointed I read this yesterday and, well, the only thing I have to say is this I stayed up til 2 30 to finish it The only question I have is this when is the next book gonna be out Shattering the Ley was not what I expected, a very good thing Characters changed as the story progress from preteens to adults, from good to neutral, and maybe even a little bad I think the biggest shock for me was this first book in the trilogy was actually a Dystopia And it rang with a certain environmental political resonance applicable to our days and our society The world was unique and the writing was incredible, descriptive and well handled fight scenes something I cherish in a story Shattering the Ley was not what I expected, a very good thing Characters changed as the story progress from preteens to adults, from good to neutral, and maybe even a little bad I think the biggest shock for me was this first book in the trilogy was actually a Dystopia And it rang with a certain environmental political resonance applicable to our days and our society The world was unique and the writing was incredible, descriptive and well handled fight scenes something I cherish in a story If I was to find a fault in the story at all some of the descriptive used for the final climatic imagery became repetitive and the warping of beings no spoilers here didn t have an explanation as of yet which makes sense as nobody knows in the story either.I can not wait to start book 2


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