Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Review: Stormlord Rising - Glenda Larke

The last Stormlord is dead. War has come to the cities of the Quartern. The violent, nomadic Redunners have put every rainlord they could find to the sword and the cities are left without hope.

Shale has been betrayed, drugged, and left at the feet of his greatest enemy. Now, he must decide to work with those who have plotted against him or let thousands of the waterless die. He has great power but is no Stormlord. At least, not yet...

Terelle has escaped the Scarpen in search of her homeland and her people, the mysterious Watergivers. But a desperate message will send her back to find Shale and face her worst fears. The people of the Scarpen are in danger. Shale and Terelle must find a way to save their people and punish those who have destroyed all they ever loved.

Series: Watergivers #2, Genre: Fantasy, Pages: 665, Published: 2010, Publisher: Orbit, Source: Library,

My thoughts:
This book has 3 main POVs, and as always I had a favorite. One whose chapters I really wanted to read. I think that in book 1 it was Shale I wanted to read about, but that went and changed.

Shale, or Jasper, is a prisoner in this book as it picks up right after the fall of Breccia in book 1. He is angrier, stronger and he will not be used again. Terelle, the woman he loves has fled as her grandfather forces her to return to his country of origin. I am getting more and more intrigued by the Watergivers. Who are they really and what do they do up there in their land of plenty? Terelle's story was a about a journey, while Shale's story was about breaking free.

But then we have my fav POV, Ryka. The rainlord who finally had found love and was pregnant in book 1. In this one she turns into a Reduner whore and tries he best to hide who she really is. She was so strong, and she does not back down. She is not afraid. And her POV was the one I wanted to read about the most. Because, was Kaneth really dead? Would she be able to flee. And yes the enigmatic man who catches her was interesting.

The whole story is about journey's and the build up to one big battle. It does not end with a cliffhanger, but there is still so much to be dealt with. I do fear for many of them.

Conclusion:
I recommend this fantasy series. It can be bloody, it's real, people hold grudges, kill, love and try their best to live in a harsh world.

Cover:
Lovely


39 comments:

  1. Maybe not for me but, as always, I enjoyed your review.

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    1. Thanks :) As I always enjoy yours even if the book is not to my liking

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  2. The only book I have read by this author is Havenstar, which I enjoyed. Perhaps it's time I give this series a chance. :)

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    1. I can't even recall that book at the moment. I have to check it out, since I only know this series :)

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  3. Sounds like an intense series! I don't read too much fantasy, but it's always a good escape for me when I do get to pick one up:) I do love strong characters, so I think I would enjoy Ryka.

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    1. Ryka is so cool :) She loves books too, and I do like a woman who loves books :) I am sure we could be friends

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  4. Another serie that I need to try one day. I've seen her books around but never actually bought any.

    But I did start my first Ilona Andrews book today :)

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    1. I think I saw that on GR :D I hope you like it. Just remember, they get better and better

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  6. Looks like a series that I would want all of them first. That way even the sorta cliffie wouldn't bother me. Sounds like an epic fantasy!

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    1. Lol, I know about that. Sometimes I kick myself. I made the library get this one, now why didn't I ask for book 3 at the same time!?

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    1. Soon...sooon *sigh* Oh Friday where art thou?

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  8. You read way too many fantasy series and so many of them sound wonderful!

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    1. I love finding new ones :D Even if I should finish the old ones first

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  9. I'm feeling sorry for Ryka, poor thing! Pregnant in the first book and now she's a whore?!

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    1. And that's why her story is the most interesting, she has the most to loose

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  10. I enjoy Brent Weeks..would i like this series?

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    1. Well it depends. Brent Weeks is sure dark, very much so. These books are dark, but not so mind numbing painful dark. More that's life dark. But yes I think you would like them

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  11. There is a word missing in the first sentence. Glad you liked the book.

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    1. Thanks! I must have missed it when I changed the beginning to say something else

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  12. Sounds like a good fantasy series :)

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  13. I have read everything Glenda Larke has written and published. The Watergiver series, written about here, is a wonderful series but so were her two previous trilogies and Havenstar which was a singleton written as Glenda Noramly. Although technically belonging to the fantasy genre, they are almost like reading fact, and I too was anxious to know what Terelle's people were really like. You won't find out til the last book though.

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    1. I have to go and take a look at those :) Because I do want to read more by her and I did not know that H was written under another name

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  14. I'm already in the middle of another fantasy series but in the future maybe I'll read this if I have time.

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  15. I actually bought book 1 of this series when it first came out. But I stopped reading when Glenda told me that the story will end in book 3. Now I think I will pick it up again :)

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    1. Why stop cos of that? Cos you did not have all the books or? I do like a nice short series

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  16. I might add this series to my list of possibilities for Carl's Once Upon a Time Challenge. Thanks for sharing about it!

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  17. *La ti da* Lalalalala... I skimmed. Sorry. I read the first book and loved it! I have the second and third here to read, dang that time issue. I REALLY want to get back to these!

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    1. I sent an email to the library telling them to get book 3 ;) I must know!

      I do hope you read them soon too

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  18. Lately half the books I have added to my TBR are thanks to your reviews, damn you!! The first of this series is going to my never-ending-ever-growing TBR. Thank again! lol

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    1. *insert evil laugh* ;)
      Well you know I am good, hihi. And I have been lucky lately, and very unlucky too come to think about it

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  19. The cover is lovely. :) Sounds like an epic series.

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