Embers The Guild of the Cowry Catchers #1 [E–pub Download]

نامه های عین القضات همدانی / جلد اول uY TBR list because I msually not drawn to fantasy with non human characters The characters in the world of Wefrivain are shelts humanoid on top and animal on the bottom Except for a few details though I found Gerard the honorable new Chief of Police for the High Priestess who is a humanoid griffin combination and Silveo the corrupt ruthless and damaged Admiral humanoid fox to be very on the inside I had a hard time ruthless and damaged Admiral humanoid fox To Be Very Human be human the inside I had a hard time the visualization of the characters as described with their foxgriffin lower halves and long pointy ears I don t do long pointy ears so I just imagined them as human to myself editing that visualization when things like tails or paws were mentionedThe story is engaging and well written Gerard and Silveo who can t stand each other are assigned to work together to find the elusive leader of the Resistance Understanding and trust gradually grows between them which going by the reviews of later books eventually turns into considerably as they face danger and track down clues I enjoyed their interactions and seeing their characters Die Plotter unfold through the storyI found a few things besides the half animal appearance of the characters a little difficult particularly the fairly bleak nature of the world and the fact that sentient beings hunt and eat other sentient beings The book ends abruptly it s the first part of a serial and the reason given for cutting the story into smaller parts is to accomodate the illustrations without making the ebook file too big So be warned that this isn t a complete story this installment doesn t even have its own complete story arcLater installments of the Guild of the Cowry Catchers veer into definite not my thing territory so I won t be reading on It s a good well written story not continuing is just a matter of my own personal preferences Also be aware that Guild of the Cowry Catchers is very much for adults not a problem for me but it appears that other readers have been taken by surprise not noticing the author s very direct warning to that effect I would suggest before starting that you read the descriptions and reviews of all the books to decide if it s for you If you do decide to go for it I would recommend buying the individual installments to get the beautiful illustrations which aren t included in the omnibus edition Warning This is not an mm romance this is not even a bromance Just two guys forced to work togetherNever mind the overwhelming amount of species in the end they all sound like drones At 45% I feel like nothing is happening The story is too slow with too manynnecessary info dumps. Ces the Priestess insists that Gerard and Silveo cooperate to destroy the charismatic pirate Gwain and his mysterious organization the Guild of the Cowry Catchers Gwain has been killing off the Temple Police for years and he seems likely to make a swift end of Gerardif Silveo doesn't do it firs. ,

Right let s get started The plot So hot hotdamn Easily worth all five of my stars But it s not five star as you can see It s four star and that s mainly because when I first started reading this I Was So Angry At The Fact That so angry at the fact that writing was mainly telling instead of showing I cannot tell you the sheer amount of times I nearly rage The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl uit out of this before the plot pickedpA few things actually nearly put me off One of them was when Hilton was describing what exactly a grishnard was This is of course a person with the bottom half of a griffon And so of course that popped me right back out of the book and I had to rage a little bit because the bottom halves of griffons are lions Of course lion shelts are mentioned later on and were their pelts were described to be near indistinguishable from griffon pelts so that was something I grudgingly accepted There was the writing which I already mentionedGerard disgraced prince of a small kingdom and our protagonist he was described as extremely honorable and because of my own weakness towards that sort of character I predicted that I would probably like him best That is completely tterly fantastically incorrect Do you know why Two words Silveo Lamire the snarkiest little manipulative shit I have ever seen At first I was dragged along why Two words Silveo Lamire the snarkiest little manipulative shit I have ever seen At first I was dragged along Gerard s dislike of Silveo ntil he was mentioned to be sexually omnivorous who says that Which gender is the carnivore and which is the herbivore Let s just say pansexual and then I went off on a rant that went something like WHY ARE THE UEER ONES ALWAYS VILLAINIZED That then led to my determination to love Silveo best which I didn t even have to force once he was fleshed out a bit If I have a critiue on his friendship between Silveo and Gerard it s this the point where the two become friends is just kind of shoved in our faces They get scolded by their boss who incidentally wants to tap Gerard s ass so badly that when she had her first interaction with him I thought she was so thirsty she would drink an entire ocean and then there s some awkward so you re a person I m a person I did a bad thing I apologized things happening and suddenly they re friends There isn t given Silveo s personality enough suspicion towards Gerard or animosity He gives him the silent treatment threatens him a bit and then whoops they start becoming friends like they tripped bass ackwards over themselvesI kind of really love Silveo He s great and snarky and a manipulative little shitBut yeah the plot eventually got so engaging that I kind of forgot about the writing style It solidifies a lot as you go. A tortured prince A snarky assassin An assignment that’s about to land them in a world of troubleGerard lost his birthright in his small island kingdom when he married the court minstrel He fled to the only place that offered protection from his father and his vengeful local deity the service. .
Embers The Guild of the Cowry Catchers #1
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Review õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Abigail Hilton

On there are hilarious hijinks between Silveo and Gerard there are some not so hilarious hijinks between them and I just got suckered into the I love Silveo Lamire bandwagon so entirely I might as well become a raging fangirl shouting headcanons on tumblrThis is a good distracting read once you get over the initial hump that is the beginning of the novel Keep trucking through even if it starts with describing things you kind of forget about as soon as you read them The plot once you get there claws itself into your brain and Makes You Want To you want to something across the room as soon as you hit the cliffhanger at the endSmart move Hilton Smart move Making me want to shell out cash for the next installment What are you the next Dickensian serial writer Or maybe Tom Jones writer That was also a serial with multiple books although admittedly those books were like 3 5 chapters longAnyway I am probably vehement and emotional about this book than I should be That s what you get for having Silveo as a character though He s far too delightfully snarky and with deliciously dark backstory Far interesting than a disgraced prince in my opinionAlso I m calling it now There was a throwback comment that Silveo s and Gerard s boss lady was maybe related to Gerard s wife and I m saying now that it s going to build into a major plotline later on I could be paranoid but I feel like it ll become a thing Guild of the Cowry Catchers Book 1 is an engrossing fantasy Abbie Hilton has a gift for character development and story telling Whether you read the regular or the illustrated version this is a great story The illustrations looked nice on my black and white ereader but are stunning in color While I m typically am harder on books that are fond of sing its own terms for things I don t want to have to work are fond of sing its own terms for things I don t want to have to work follow the author s dream this was a surprisingly well written story and worth the extra patience in my opinion The only other Havens Promise (Divine Designs, uibble with it was that the characters seemed much of a piece with all of the main characters being good guys or people who would be good if it weren t for their background Bad guys who are just misunderstood strike me as the author being afraid to write disagreeable characters And there wasn t much in the way of character development which strikes me as the author knowing that this is a series and just waiting for subseuent books to put in development which gives the story an incomplete feeling It also ends on a cliffhanger which and feels gimmicky Embers Guild of the Cowry Catchers 1 is an interesting book I m notite sure how it ended Make Your Moment up on Of the High PriestessUnfortunately his superior officer Silveo takes an instant disliking to Gerard Silveo has a reputation for cruelty cunning and a biting wit Rumors claim that he was once an assassin who clawed his way to power from a childhood of poverty and abuseIn spite of their differen.