Wildfire doc ä 528 pages ´ naturaltreatment

Sarah Micklem ¸ Wildfire book

Wildfire doc ä 528 pages ´ naturaltreatment ↠ The highly anticipated second book in Sarah Micklem’s liter ary fantasy trilogy that began with the critically acclaimed debut FirethornSarah Micklem brings her lush prose and rich imagina tion to the second installment of this epic trilogy set in an imaginary world as real as To war but she disobeys and sets sail with the army of Corymb to the land of Incus During the crossing Firethorn is struck by lightning She regains consciousness to find her speech garbled and her memory in tatters Despite her injuries others see her as blessed for she has survived the touch of a god Wildfire Priests and soldiers search her nonsensical utterances for hidden propheci Neither as well written nor as compelling as Firethorn which was at least consistent and coherentIn this second book in a proposed trilogy Firethiorn is not an actor in her own story Lots of things happen TO her; she does very little on her own and much of that is without any clear reason even it seemed like a good idea at the time She rises she falls she rises she falls; she has a completely inexplicable loyalty to a man who cares nothing for her Stockhom syndrome? but then I would have expected that to be reflected in the text; she does things that she KNOWS her One True Love will find unforgivable and doesn't even seem to THINK about that; etcAnd the society in which much of this takes place makes little sense Firethorn was a grim world and grimmer for women than men; this one is sheer fantasy but possibly even grimmer; way past realistic and I've given up my hopes for a peasant rebellion I think it may have been based a bit on ancient Greece but I think that degree of acceptance of the horrible deserved a bit of attention from the authorAlso way too many gods To be fair this is why Firethorn's path here makes no sense; the gods are too meddlesome but there's a bit of Mary Sue in there as wellAnd I think it's unreasonable for her to blame every bad decision she made on being god bothered I don't even understand the point of some of it like the aphasia; it didn't seem to have much to do with a coherent plotlineI'll probably read #3 if it ever comes out but I was really disappointed in this one Except for mystical skillz and being god bothered I don't see that this advanced the plot at all nor that these things actually advanced it themselves

mobi ↠ ¸ Sarah Micklem

EsIn the aftermath of battle Firethorn is captured by the defeated king of Incus He takes refuge in the kingdom where Firethorn was born a place she remembered only in dreams There a world away from Galan she discovers not only the land and language she was born to but a life of unexpected luxury and power But this privilege has a high cost one which Firethorn may not be able to bea Firethorn is just a peasant but her passion for Sire Galen and his for her led her to become his mistress After she endures terrible trials following the army and assisting Sire Galen he grants her a tract of land But rather than live in peace and comfort Firethorn disobeys his orders and follows him once Her luck is against her she is struck by lightning and spends the rest of the book recovering from neurological damage while slowly losing her vision The damage is particularly terrible for Firethorn who has always prided herself on her uick wit on knowing the uses of plants and healing her fellow camp followers Not only is Firethorn's speech and much of her memory taken from her but she soon finds herself the captive of Sire Galen's enemy in a foreign landThis book is awesome Micklem has clearly considered how her world works from top to bottom No society has a ready analog in our world; there are no feudal McEuropes or exotic Asias in her writing Her characters are eually well developed and thought out Firethorn is a complicated woman driven by desire pride and a certitude in gods and magic that is never completely born out by the text I love that Micklem never makes it clear whether magic exists or not This is one of the class and gender conscious books I've read in uite some time without ever being heavy handed or pedantic It's a nuanced examination of the power social s and norms have on us I really hope Micklem chooses to write in this series

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WildfireThe highly anticipated second book in Sarah Micklem’s liter ary fantasy trilogy that began with the critically acclaimed debut FirethornSarah Micklem brings her lush prose and rich imagina tion to the second installment of this epic trilogy set in an imaginary world as real as history and as marvelous as legendSire Galan has forbidden his servant and lover Firethorn to follow him Didn't like where the author took the character All the characters and plotlines from the first book are abandoned Firethorn feels unfocused and meandering through circumstances beyond her control I found this one disappointing