In the Shadow of Lightning: 1 (Glass Immortals)

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In the Shadow of Lightning: 1 (Glass Immortals)

In the Shadow of Lightning: 1 (Glass Immortals)

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Además de un "pequeño" plot twist hacia el último tramo del libro que reconozco no me esperaba pero que luego reflexionando sobre ello, y habiendo leído ya algo de McClellan, tendría que haberlo esperado. I perhaps could have gotten over this cringe-inducing dialogue, if it weren’t that on top of it, everything is simply told to readers.

Lovecraftian Horror: the Lovecraftian aesthetic of being inexplicably terrifying works well as a fantasy trope, but only when it's used to contrast an otherwise 'normal' setting. And Demir and his ragtag group of outcasts are the only thing that stands in the way of the end of life as the world knows it. His storyline only really became relevant during the last 30%, and its inclusion before that point unnecessarily slowed the primary plot. She says she found the twists predictable, but what I truly suspect is that her aversion for action and battle scenes came to the fore- she tends to skim these parts!Also, Demir and Thessa had character arcs involving building confidence in themselves and their leadership skills. And for the pacing, this really just kept me engaged throughout with the mysteries, investigations, engineering, and more. While I do enjoy epic fantasy, I felt that the author tried to include too much into a singular work.

But I never felt like he was truly remorseful or regretful about what happened nine years ago as he did in the prologue.

I’m a sucker for intense worldbuilding, ragtag groups of underdogs, coinciding timelines, and a bit of romance. As mentioned previously, In the Shadow of Lightning is told from four perspectives: Demir, Kezzie, Thessa, and Idrian. Plus, Brandon Sanderson, Fonda Lee, and James Islington (all three are some of my favorite authors) gave their praises for this book made me even more excited to read this. Demir has trouble on all sides while he attempts to rescue his guild family, his country, and magic from total devastation. By the time Overin fell to the ground beneath Slatina’s cudgel, weakly raising a hand to forfeit before she could administer a final blow, Demir knew that everyone had bought it: neither the judges, the audience, nor the bookies had any idea that the pair were well-paid for the inevitable conclusion.

I think it sets a good framework for future books to come in and really expand this story, and definitely look forward to the next book coming out. Suddenly, he's back in charge, and everything just moves smoothly because of his intellect and power. Luckily, we started easing off the brakes again once we hit the second half, and with the introduction of some of the more, er, monstrous elements of the story, I found the last sections of the book really hard to put down. While there were a few beautiful moments between characters, I do think that those readers looking for more character-driven books will find this one lacking.I cannot pretend that I exist in a vacuum where I wasn't aware of that, and it for sure had an impact on my reading experience. When he was certain that their performance had been accepted, he sauntered down the steps, out the front of the arena, and across the street, where a slummy little cantina held one of Ereptia’s many bookies. This book has multiple battle scenes, told from the perspective of a general planning out an offensive. Though I was also interested in some of the politics and conspiracies between guild families as well, I just could never quite manage to get truly invested in anything going on in the novel.



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