Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Review: Besieged - Rowena Cory Daniells

Besieged
Sorne, the estranged son of a King on the verge of madness, is being raised as a weapon to wield against the mystical Wyrds. Half a continent away, his father is planning to lay siege to the Celestial City, the home of the T En, whose wyrd blood the mundane population have come to despise. 

Within the City, Imoshen, the only mystic to be raised by men, is desperately trying to hold her people together. A generations long feud between the men of the Brotherhoods and the women of the sacred Sisterhoods is about to come to a head. With war without and war within, can an entire race survive the hatred of a nation? Rowena Cory Daniells, the creator of the bestselling Chronicles of King Rolen s Kin, brings you a stunning new fantasy epic, steeped in magic and forged in war.

My thoughts:
This story takes place over a few decades and then it ends when something big happens. Oh yes cliffhanger alert, but it was still a calm cliffie as things will happen. But there is no one hanging off that cliff just yet. Maybe in a minute though.

There are different POVs but the two big ones are Sorne. A half blood raised to be a spy and weapon. He wanted to prove he was something more than just tainted and I felt so sorry for him. Humans are stupid and would never see anything else.

Then there is Imoshen who is also raised to be something else as her people bicker between themselves. She was calm and cool. And not so set in her way as the rest of her kin.

Then we have the races. Mieren = true-men, that's normal humans then. Idiotic, racists, I just loathed them. They hate the T'en because they have magic. But the thing is the T'en are not that different. Just a bit different looking and two humans can still get a halfblood kid. Even if the Wyrd had issues of their own they still tried to live alongside humans. While humans took the form of an angry mob with pitchforks and nooses. And I could not see a way out of this. How can the trilogy possible end?! I like the T'en. Please save the T'en. They are all the same, can't they see that?!

Yes as you can see the book sure got a few emotions out of me, I sat there grinding my teeth hating The Mieren (humans, grrrr). And then are some evil characters that stand out too. Down with them!

Conclusion:
The world was fascinating, just like the people living in it. It was the beginning of a rich saga, and it was truly only the beginning. So much more to come. Things are sure about to happen and I must read book 2!

Cover:
Great, though she does look like the actress playing Daeny in GoT and I despise Daeny.

Series: The Outcast Chronicles #1
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 672
Published: June 26th 2012 by Solaris
Source: review

43 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good read, cool cover too.

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  2. The book seems nice but that woman on the cover smirks too much.

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    1. Maybe she has something to smirk about ;)

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    2. Still smirking is not ladylike.

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  3. Wow, 672 pages! That's a heck of a first installment! Sounds like you really got involved with characters and story though, so I'm sure those almost 700 pages flew by:)

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    1. Eh it's fantasy, so it was kind of short ;) Lol, but true. Some fantasy books are 800 pages long

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  4. I was thinking the same thing about the cover!

    Holy flipping epic read at 672 pages but if the world building/character building is awesome---it is usually worth it :)

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    1. You are all so 672! pages while I was, eh 672. I have read Sanderson, he was over 1000 and that is long ;=D

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  5. you make this sound so good!! love that it covers so much time!

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  6. Just saw this few days ago the first time. Do I need to read her other series first? Are these connected somehow? I'm confused.

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    1. Nope, they are not connected so you do not read that other series first..well if you do not want to that is ;)

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  7. What is with all the cliff hangers? I'd have to wait to see how it goes before I commit.

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    1. Luckily for you all books will be out soon

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  8. lol I thought of Game of Thrones and Daenerys too. I was thinking it was a book about her.
    I usually don't do will with those sprawling epic stories but it does sound interesting.

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    1. It so looks like the girl playing Deany! So freaky.

      While I love epic sprawling stories

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  9. I love fantasies but cannot always immerse myself in them, I loved Game of Thrones and Brent Weeks..but i find i need to be in the mood..so i will add this too my list and await your verdict on book two. Awesome review!

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    1. I am always in the mood :D But then it's my first love and I just..well LOVE it :D

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  10. I love this cover and do want to get to this series. Sounds like a great fantasy read. :) Thanks!

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    1. Aww fantasy, you know it just makes me happy

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  11. I thought Daenerys as soon as I saw the cover and I like her character so that was a plus lol. Have you watched season 2? Thanks for the heads up on this book, not one I was familiar with.

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    1. Nope, i did not even watch s1 cos it was just sex and it bored me. I need more than incest, rape and boobs. I did read the 2st books and therefore my hate of the creepy child Daeny is

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  12. totally understand your feelings about the Mieren. And a cliffy... terrible! Well if you can read book 2 right away it's OK otherwise it's horrible.

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    1. I can read it at once..ok so I do not have it, but at least it's out now and I do not need to wait years!

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  13. i need this book . i infact like her smirking ^^. gr8 review

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    1. It just shows she has something to smirk about hehe

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  14. Haven't seen the HBO GoT but I liked Dani in the book. Don't like this cover though.

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    1. I did not like her in the book,. she destroyed it for me..oh and that Martin is EVIL

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  15. This one sounds intriguing...I loved Game of Thrones and am still looking for a series that will make me want to spend weeks reading the books!

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    1. Weeks..you better make it days ;) Cos when you start, oh you can't stop

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  16. Another great fantasy series, yeah! I will put this one on the wishlist.

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  17. Humans are so pig-headed. gah. Great review!

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  18. Hm... don't look like Danerys to me, but then again, that hair.. :) No cliffies!

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    1. Still it was not a arghhhhh cliffie, it was more a oh no! cliffie..lol I make no sense

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  19. I haven't watched GoT so don't know Daeny, but the girl in the cover sure look snotty! And does anybody like snotty characters?? Anyway, I also do not like cliffies. Hates them with a passion!! So will wait until the finale book is published before picking this up... I am not a patient reader...

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    1. They changed her in the tvshow, in the books she was creepy, ok two scenes. And peeps forget that she is 13 in the books.

      It was not a falling of a cliff cliffie. All is good, but that cliff is coming closer

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  20. This cover makes me think of the Game of Thrones for some reason.

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