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Y gripping meThe plot is essentially a series of heists and cops and robbers that takes place in a city controlled by merchant houses who have a complete disregard or the underclass It s not an unusual setting and I appreciate Bennett s attempt to create a realistic vision of the proto Renaissance setting so many antasy authors love to play in However beyond the Commons area as a dirty cesspool where bodies were literally left to rot on the streets and the gated merchant communities as pristine light infused compounds I didn t get much of a sense of how the two pieces Dîwana Jan fit togetherThe magic system is complex using a system of scriving on objects to tell them what their purpose is and how to interact with the world Bennett spendsar too much time describing this although to give him credit he at least tries to do this in conversation with Sancia and later with scriving experts explaining what they do But to me there was a lot of unnecessary information dumping kind of like explaining the molecular process behind tasting and nerve signal processing when really I just want a piece of chocolateI enjoyed Sachia s personality a great deal at the beginning and thought she developed reasonably well One of Bennett s strengths is his ability to create emale characters that eel like real people The Divine Cities have a wide variety of emale characters and Foundryside is no exception A love interest developed during this story that elt somewhat unfounded however I credit his attempt at being diverse Again it just didn t hit the complicated notes in The Divine CitiesTwo side notes one occasionally too much vernacular crept in It was particularly noticeable with swearing goddamn bothered me as I hadn t noted any godschurchesreligion I think I recall a bullshit although we hadn t heard of any bulls or even cows as well as some other orm of shitting me that seemed ar too Naples! familiar These were varied with scrumming so goigure The second issue is purely stylistic and not troublesome to me but I imagine it will bother some readers A lot of the dialogue is in mindspeak and so is set off in italics to differentiate it Which means there are pages of alternating regular style text and italicsAll that said this just didn t resonate with me like his other books City of Stairs and it s The Curious Cases of Cyriack Skinner Grey follow up City of Blades were easily among the best books I ve read in years interesting emotional andlat out good story telling I loved the Southwest atmosphere and the magical realism of American Elsewhere and The Company Man had me paying attention to it s intriguing mystery despite some heavy handed moralizing This seemed a bit rushed a strange combination of over worked the explanobabble Itsuka for scriving and under developed the efforts to integrate economics politics war compared to Bennett s usual sophisticated and emotionally complex stories It s not that I wouldn t recommend it as much as it wasn t as awesome as I know he s capable of do I sound like a teacher or what In his end notes he remarks that this was the work that most changedrom start to Mom, They're Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems finish I d say it might be time to go back to his original advisors Itelt a little like The Lies Of Locke Lies of Locke and a little bit like Mistborn so if those appealed to you I d recommend it Many many thanks to Kathleen uinlan at Crown Archetype Three Rivers Press Crown Publishing and NetGalley or the advanced reader copy i love when riends recommend books to me because when i enjoy it it makes it easier or me to recommend it to everyone else this is the PERFECT antasy Live Bait for bookor those who dont like No Strings Attached fantasy or are wanting to get into the genre its a very subtle magical system it plays a great part in the story but it doesnt demand attention iteels natural and is integrated very well into the setting and plot and what a plot it is there is a great balance between action and thievery breaking and entering and compelling character background stories that will get you immediately attached i am honestly really impressed with how well balanced everything is the only thing keeping this Fancy Strut from being a perfect 5 stars is because of a personal preference it bugs the crap out of me when the author uses regular profanity but then substitutes one wordor slang thats used in that Northern California: A History and Guide - From Napa to Eureka fictional word to me that makes the dialogue seem less genuine i dont know every time scrum it or scrumming came up i cringed taking me out of the moment regardless this is a reallyun and exciting Unbreathed Memories fantasy story that doesnteel like antasy i highly recommend to everyone 45 stars. N the city of Tevanne there’s nobody with the power to stop them To have a chance at surviving and at stopping the deadly transformation that’s under way Sancia will have to marshal unlikely allies learn to harness the artifact’s power or herself and undergo her own transformation one that will turn her into something she could never have imagine. ,
Aracterizations and he proved that once again by writing great complex and humorous supporting characters in the book to accompany Sancia with easily accessible prose Clef was one of the main keys to the success of the book and his past secrets and dynamic interaction with Sancia became one of the strongest driving orce behind the narrative The memorable characters combined with the plot that revolved around sacrifice innovation survival identities and pulse pounding heists turned the book rom your normal A Sally Lockhart Mystery 2 fantasy read to one highlyascinating I Love My Dad fast pacedantasy book that never neglects the crucial the book All about Us from your normalantasy read to one highly ascinating ast paced antasy book that never neglects the crucial Any given innovation that empowers the individual will inevitably come to empower the powerful much much Finally I want to talk about the magic system Scriving the art of using coded commands to change or convince an object to behave differently FROM THEIR PURPOSES SCRIVING CONTAINS A LOT OF SIMILARITY their purposes Scriving contains a lot of similarity the magic system of Forgery in Sanderson s novella The Emperor s Soul and this is another thing I appreciate There were a ew info dumps a uite necessary one in the earlier section of the book regarding the magic system but once you re past that everything became a Handbags and Gladrags fast paced rideull of amazing and memorable scenes I An Egg-cellent Easter! (Barbie) found the magic system to be a mixture ofantasy and science iction through I ound the magic system to be a mixture of Wish Upon a Wedding fantasy and scienceiction through Bennett cleverly displayed the implication We Got the Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of L.A. Punk for better or worse of advanced innovation in technology and knowledge Once a technology has become one of our daily necessities imagine what would happen when you take that awayI ll try to give an example of something simple What if social media doesn t exist This and many reviews most likely won t see the light of day and authorspublishers will definitely have to resort to the old way of advertising without Twitter Instagram or Facebookor promotion We didn t get to see something like The Blink Renovations: A Father and Son Rebuild a House and Rediscover Each Other from The Divine Cities in this book but we did see one or two moments where the improvement in technology was taken away and the result as always was devastating I really enjoyed reading the themes in the story and Bennett knows how to portray the world building gradually to his reader through the perspectives of his characters Plus Iound the intricate magic system that combined magic and technology to be a great recipe Richard Nixon: The Life for awesome action seuences and believe me Bennett delivered plenty of exhilarating ones that will keep you on the edge of your seat several times throughout the book Foundryside was aantastic beginning to a new trilogy one that I immensely struggled to put down I truly think that you will have a damn good time with this book if you consider yourself a I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! fan of Robert Jackson Bennett s or Brandon Sanderson s works I justinished this a ew hours ago and I m already dying or the seuel I absolutely recommend this book to anyone who s looking Puppet Master for aantasy with wonderful characterizations Swoon: The Heartthrob Activity Book for Good Color-Inners as Well as Beginners fascinating premise intricate magic system and to all theans of Brandon Sanderson and Robert Jackson Bennett booksYou can order the book HERE You can Janae (Blacktop, find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions Robert Jackson Bennett is one of theew authors I watch out or Recently I inished his early award winning book Philip K Dick Edgar Anthony The Company Man so I was very excited at the opportunity to read an advanced reader copy of Foundryside his latest workBennett has a habit of starting out a book slow letting the reader get a eel or the world and the characters before heading into action He s gotten better at that through his career Foundryside springs into action on the irst pages during an elaborate heist Skilled independent thief Sancia is in the midst of stealing an object in a safe although she accidentally burns down half the waterfront in the process Unfortunately this attracts the attention of Gregor Donaldo head of security at the waterfront and noble heir as her actions have jeopardized his long term plans or a neutral police orce in a decidedly partisan city For me this had a decidedly new adult eel a bit younger than I enjoy I think I appreciated the seasoned characters in his Divine Cities series and in some of his other works He also seems to be experimenting a bit with world building in this one and I Why Diets Make Us Fat felt his magic system wasar too detailed with too much information dumping Brandon Sanderson owes readers an apology Thankfully I had the experience of knowing Bennett and his interesting stories to keep me pushing through I persevered and around page 99 Dont Hex with Texas (Enchanted, Inc., found that the story wasinall. This magic the art of using coded commands to imbue everyday objects with sentience have already used it to transform Tevanne into a vast remorseless capitalist machine But if they can unlock the artifact’s secrets they will rewrite the world itself to suit their aims Now someone in those Houses wants Sancia dead and the artifact Spanish Dagger (China Bayles, for themselves And Reads a heist book nicereads a heist book withlawlessly executed worldbuilding a wonderfully diverse cast of characters the two main characters are black expertly written character development and a burgeoning sapphic romance N I C E The Everyday life in medieval times first in a brand new series Foundryside introduces a world that is pure molten menace one thateels real enough to have its own passport stamp and arresting enough that even if you wouldn t want to live there you ll doubtless want to visitIn Tevanne North four major Merchant houses hold the thread to power looking contemptuously upon those who were poorer in possessions androm whom they exacted the most devastating tithes And there s one the they exacted the most devastating tithes And there s thing the coveted with so much gre Why do authors one thing the coveted with so much gre Why do authors including a scene where a son looks at his mom and thinks she was StIlL beautiful bUt she was also looking her ageAre sons this obsessed about the wrinkles of their mom and I don t know about it Is this a thing I think notI m so torn I really thought I was going to give this book 5 stars after I had heard so many people compare the magic system to some of the ones created by Brandon Sanderson and mehYes the magic system was uniue and complex The story and characters were okay The talking key was awesome but I overall lost interest throughout the book and struggled to inish I enjoyed it enough to continue the series and I m crossing my ingers I ll enjoy book 2 455 stars Foundryside was an incredibly addictive and entertaining read Dead Giveaway from start toinishI m a recent Andrew Lost In the Kitchen fan of Robert Jackson Bennett s books Three months ago on the last week of May I binged read his critically acclaimed trilogy The Divine Cities and it became one of myavorite trilogies of all time I Strange Son: Two Mothers, Two Sons, and the Quest to Unlock the Hidden World of Autism forced myriends and everyone I know to pushed the trilogy up their TBR immediately Since Nope finishing The Divine Cities Foundryside theirst book in Bennett s newest trilogy immediately became one of my most awaited book of the year I pre ordered a hardcover I usually order paperback of the book because I can t wait any longer and I want to give my support to the author as best as I could Foundryside lived up to my high expectation and upon Rejected Rejected Rejected finishing it I m happy to say that Bennett has become the seventh author to be included in myavorite author list All things have a value Sometimes the value is paid in coin Other times it is paid in time and sweat And Listening: The Last Poems of Margaret Avison finally sometimes it is paid in bloodHumanity seems most eager to use this latter currency And we never note how much of it we re spending unless it happens to be our own The passage above was takenrom the Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life in and Out of Jazz first page of the book and I had a really goodeeling I m going to enjoy this I was proven right The story in Foundryside began with a heist Sancia Grado the main protagonist which is also a super talented thief was sent to steal an artifact without knowing its usage in exchange Buck: A Memoir for a large sum of money that could improve her the uality of her daily life Out of curiosity she opened the box and after that the main plot truly starts with danger constantly coming after her and she must give it her all to survive The book was magnificently well paced and I was completely engrossed by every single aspect of the novel Inact I read 350 pages of the book in a day and Oh, the Things They Invented!: All About Great Inventors finished the remaining 150 pages the next day on a weekday it was that addictive to read and Iound myself thinking about continuing every time I m not reading itA lot of Yikes, Vikings! (Canadian Flyer Adventures Series factors contributed to how great the book was but let me start by saying that the book was almost like a tribute to Brandon Sanderson s my currentavorite author of all time And no just because it elt similar doesn t mean it s a bad thing The main character Sancia reminds me a lot of Vin the main protagonist of Mistborn which is a good thing because I consider Vin one of the best heroines ever to be written Sancia although still young wasn t written like the typical young main character who does stupid things just because they re young or sometimes or no reason at all While being young can make one do stupid things it doesn t make it s enjoyable to read This is why Sancia became such a great main character to Searching for Robert Johnson follow She s smart uick witted has a mysterious past and she gets things done when she must Most of all she s really well written that I can t help but be invested in her predicament One day I ll live a life that doesn torce me to make such cold blooded decisions she thought But today is not that day It s not only Sancia that was well written Bennett has always been wonderful in his ch. Sancia Grado is a thief and a damn good one And her latest target a heavily guarded warehouse on Tevanne’s docks is nothing her uniue abilities can’t handle But unbeknownst to her Sancia’s been sent to steal an artifact of unimaginable power an object that could revolutionize the magical technology known as scriving The Merchant Houses who control.