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Feel like I need to write the same eview of this book as I did the last book Did I enjoy it Yes Was any particular plot arc addressed Not eally Did Kaylin esolve some weird magic problem through her marks intuition and good intentions Yes Did any of the elationships in the book progress No Where is this series going What s the point I ve lost it I am very fond of the Chronicles of Elantra and now nine books down I feel invested than ever in its characters yes even some of the unpleasant ones whenever I begin a new book in an ongoing series I am overcome with dread that it will disappoint and it never ceases to amaze me when that doesn t happen This series and perhaps Sagara s wirting are not for everyone for one her sentences and style of writing can seem unusual and abrupt I know that when I started it it took me some time to acclimatise to her style but having done that I found her books very enjoyable and vastly entertaining For a series with a wide cast of characters they all seem very well established and ealised with very distict personalities Even among the Barrani possibly the most uniform ace of people both in terms of physical appearance as well as superficial behaviour Sagara manages to infuse a distinct personality in the various characters The pace as with the previous book emains uneven but I think that that s intentional on her part Cast in Flame starts slowly at an almost sluggish pace and then suddenly as it closes in on the climax the pace gets almost frenzied It is chaotic and very busy with something happening almost all the time it is exhausting I felt that keenly with this particular book than the est although that may simply be because I haven t e ead them in a very long time I sometimes have to evisit the previous books to eacuaint myself with the characters and the setting but Sagara s characters and world are so well developed that they emain firmly etched in my mindThe events that occur in Cast in Flame are a direct conseuence of those that occurred in Cast in Sorrow All is not fine with the newly eturned Barrani the Lost Ones and they are not what they seem to be They appear Barrani and indeed consider themselves to be Barrani but that s not what they are Annarion and Mandoran are chief among the Lost ones that are at the centre of most of the trouble Said trouble starts in the Keeper s Garden spreads to the fief of Nightshade and finally ends in a terrifying showdown that threatens the entire city As far as main protagonists go Kaylin is among my favourites She has a sense of humour she is self deprecating and has a barely developed sense of survival What I like most about her is that she s not afraid to speak her mind often at the expense of her safety She doesn t back down from a difficult task and holds life very precious She has a keen sense of justice and I am glad to say even nine books down that hasn t changed It is difficult to develop a character over a period of time while at the same time etaining the core of that character Sagara manages this very well Kalyin continues to grow into her powers while at the same time staying true to herself and her own personal ideals Of course being stubborn also helps Teela had a lot of screen time this time around much like the two previous books and she emains one of the my favourite characters It is clear that she cares very deeply about Kaylin and that comes across clear as sunlight in their exchanges There is almost a sense of indulgence with which Teela treats Kaylin though even that isn t completely accurate She is strong but doesn t charge into dangerous situations as so many female characters tend to do and when she does she can take care of herself often better than most the male characters Yet she too has a sense of humour and her interactions with Kaylin emain as entertaining as everBellusdeo the new dragon and the only female dragon also spent most of the book with Kaylin Bellusdeo is an interesting character she too cares about Kaylin I might go so far as to say that she considers Kaylin to be her friend in as much as an ancient Dragon is able to She also treats her with espect and this comes across when she appeals to the Dargon Court on Kaylin s behalf so that things might be easier for her Yet her claustrophobia also comes across in her interactions with both Kaylin and other characters She is being stifled by the life in the Dragon Court She is viewed less as an individual and for what she can do for the Dragon ace produce babies or eggs Her frustration is palpable and there is a sense that if something doesn t give soon she might take some drastic actionOf the others Severn was around as well though not as much as in some previous books he emains very much a secondary character but someone Kaylin can depend on unconditionally He emains her sole link to her life in the fiefs and understands her better than Kaylin herself Their shared life in the fiefs also makes their bond stronger It was nice to see Tara and Tiamaris as well as Sanabalis and the Arkon among the Dragons and the Consort the High Lord among the Barrani Of course there were other Barrani around as well like Evarrim and Ynpharion the former was as odious as ever while the latter was little sympathetic this time Then there is Nightshade who is still being his mysterious self His motives are entirely his own and he emains one of the enigmatic characters He is untrustworthy yet strangely enough uite likeab. Iminals and a place of her own Of course normal in her new life involves a dragon as a oommate but she can handle that She can't as easily handle the new esidents to the city she polices because one of them is Nightshade's younger brother On
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After the little trip to the West March that Kaylin took in the last couple of books things are getting back to normal That is Kaylin is back in Elantra and she s neck deep in yet another crisis She also has to deal with living in the palace and since that is getting on her nerves she s looking for a new place to live However because of her oommate there s a problem with finding a landlord willing to deal with the Emperor s idiculous demands So basically it s a lost cause Until the Keeper ecommends a place It s ideal because it s very similar to Taura and can pass the imperial scrutinyOf course disaster strikes just when things start to look up I felt bad for Onorion and Mandoran They ve had it tough and now it seems that their very presence puts everyone they care about at isk At least now Kaylin has competition for the most clueless person in Elantra Though in the Barrani s defense they ll probably overcome it eventually Something I m not sure Kaylin is even capable of Still with those two around things will never get boring At the end of the book we finally got to meet view spoilerthe Emperor hide spoiler I eceived an e ARC from NetGalley for Cast in FlameApproximately 6 20 hours depending on time of day after eading a new Sagara book you are inevitably pissed off you have to wait another twelve months for the next installment Huge thanks that it s only twelve months by the way Seemingly are these days with author s switching to every two years or gods know whenKaylin s journey continues with an exceptionally mundane premise for a fantasy book apartment hunting Of course this turns out to be a minor element but essentially that is driving plot for the characters It s not a very exciting apartment hunt as a concept and there is a lot of focus on newer characters but what the book is eally about is the continuing problem solving and magical journey of the protagonist Kaylin has further slipped into an accepting ole of her power and gained a confidence in her abilities She uns towards the fights because she knows she can do something and she doesn t let the doubt of others weigh her down There are heaps of magical skirmishes and set ups for what is to come Something big is eventually coming you just know it I thought the meeting with the emperor at the ending was a letdown but I m hoping because she didn t meet him as the emperor that we ll still have something fraught to come There have been nine books of dire warnings of what would happen when she met him there better be a better payback On the other hand what I found eally impressive were all the little elements from prior books that were e introduced and expanded in this book I found throw away comments or uestions for the first three books became larger elements in this story Sagara is eally on the ball with her writing and not leaving anything dangling or superfluous I think she s also started to introduced ways to limit the ever expanding cast of characters and hopefully get back some focus on the mains ie Severn and just where IS the hawklord these days Fantastic world building character development and developing mythology IMO the best fantasy series on the market I ecommend you buy 2 copies one to ead now and one to ead when you have worn the first one out Dragons magic warriors and psychopaths in a complicated world of intrigue and politics welcome to the world of Ms Sagara This series is phenomenal Ms Sagara is hands down one of the best writers of our time The world she creates is intricate Every single book builds upon the previous Her books must be ead in order and usually best one ight after another If too much time goes by between eading of the books it may be a bit hard fo 3 12What can I say what can I saynothing new I guess I should copy my eview of book 9 and be done with it grin I keep eading my eviews of the former books and I ealize that nothing changes in my understanding of this series I end up loving it in spite of itMs Sagara s ability as a writer and a story teller can t be downplayed because with all my nits I keep eading and liking The Chronicles of ElantraNitssame old same old terribly naive pure YA heroine a fact that absolutely contrast with her past an incredibly convoluted slow moving overarching plot at times simply unbelievable Elantra is worse than a war zone it keeps being hit to the point of near destruction characters that don t always grow up Or at least to my eyes they do not They may understand better but they still lack any eal emotional growth I ve ead many other series but I can t eally emember if any of them was so extreme In every single book there s the Armageddon Not a threat to the heroine or her life but a eal destruction of the entire world And with a time span of literary weeks among the stories it s almost unacceptable Moreover there are moments when I wonder if the author has decided on a final point or she s going on on a daily basis The world building is always stunning even if the magic isn t always so clear but then it s not to the heroine too I love the philosophy sneaked into the books but I admit that after 10 books I could do without it There are moments when I feel it s completely outputting and I m tempted to skip Often it s displayed at a crucial point for the story slowing it terribly without any eason So eally I m not sure what to say If you like the previous 9 books you ll like it too But prepare for the same frustrations Any day that starts with dragon arguments is going to be bad Kaylin eturned from the West March in one piece Now that piece is fraying She's not at home in the Imperial Palace and she never intends to be All she wants is normal garden variety cr.
Le I look forward to seeing of him in the next bookHelen is the newest character we are introduced to in Cast in Flame and she is a building similar and dissimilar to Tara Helen is not a Tower but like Tara she too was builtcreated by the Ancients One of the most uniue things about this series is its view of buildings some of the ancient ones Towers like Tara and the Hallionnes are sentient and these too have very distinct personalities and have very human needs companionship to be needed etc Helen like Tara is very much a character and an interesting one at thatAs for Kalyin s familiar well she could finally speak with him the downside is that she can only do it when he turns into a huge translucent dragonAnd after eight books we finally meet the Emperor or ather Kaylin meets him He is one of the primary easons behind Bellusdeo s unhappiness he and Diarmat Bellusdeo is instrumental in the outcome in the fight for the city and far from lauding her bravery he criticises her for putting herself in danger which does not make her very happy The Emperor finally meets Kaylin at the behest of the Arkon so that Kaylin might drum some sense into his head with her customary lack of tact or self preservation And it is particularly pleasing to ead their interaction that Kaylin is not afraid to speak her mind ok she is but she does it anyway and stands up to him and tries to make him see sense She does have some success and manages to at least partially convince the Emperor that his current approach with Bellusdeo is not going to work in his favour It was also a are moment of vulnerability on his part to admit that notwithstanding the colour of his eyesCast in Flame was a solid entertainer with its usual cast of interesting and engaging characters If you e willing to be a little patient this will be a very interesting and fun ead The ending is great No uestion I won t uibble over that However the epetition is eally starting to irritate irk bother grate offend Sentient buildings playing with the word stickers on her skin wandering through alternate ealities all culminating with a fight against some bad guy ad nauseum I don t want to be done with this series but if something doesn t change I don t think I can keep going which is a shame as I eally love this author If there was editing say to take out the endless epetition and overly elaborate descriptions this would ve been 4 5 stars The beginning was meh the middle was full of epetition and the end was great I liked the finale battle a lot and the last guest was excellent I hope to see of the guest Enjoying the two new Barrani Cast in Flame is the tenth book in the Chronicles of Elantra series by Michelle Sagara It is currently schedule for elease on July 29 2014 Kaylin knows that any day that starts with dragon arguments is going to be bad and far too many days have started that way since she eturned from the West March in one piece She does not fit in or feel comfortable living in the Imperial Palace All she wants is to get back to her normal work outine apprehending average criminals and a place of her own Well a place with a dragon as a oommate But the newest esidents of her city are having some trouble adjusting and are causing some serious problems in the fiefs When a family argument wakes something that should have been left alone everything and everyone that Kaylin has ever cared about is at iskI cannot believe that Cast in Flame is book 10 Some series start to either all ead the same or get so off track when they get past five or so books that I only ead them because I have already invested so much time into the series This is not the case here i feel like this series is getting better with each book While it is getting complicated and metaphysical the threat to life and limb and the importance of specific characters and elationships is growing and going strong If you have need ead the previous books do not I epeat DO NOT start here You need to start at the beginning with Cast In Shadow Go ahead get eading This eview will still be here when you are eady for itAnyone that has started this series and enjoyed it needs to ead Cast in Flame The last few books have gotten better and better The only issue is that now I have to wait to see what Kaylin has to deal with next Kaylin s tired of living in the Palace and the humiliation of stared at in the Halls She wants a place of her own again She wants a home House hunting isn t easy with the only female Dragon though and the two lost Barrani she brought back aren t exactly giving her the time she needs In fact they e making life downright complicated as if her elationships with Teela Evantor Tara and Nightshade weren t tricky enoughFor the first time we see something like eal sibling elationships within the Barrani with disappointment possessiveness and the occasional desire to strangle one another and we see the aces come together in defense Kaylin s ole as Chosen puts her in the center of course and if she makes the wrong choice all could be lost starting with her friends and her very human confusion along with her lack of understanding combine to give her a different insight but she s still betting with everyone s livesI always eagerly await the next Elantran installment each time fearing it will be the last and have never been disappointed in the esult This is no exceptionDisclaimer I eceived a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest eview. Night when she should be talking to landlords in perfectly normal buildings she's called to the fief by Teela A small family disagreement has become a large complicated problem Castle Nightshade's latent magic is waking And it's not the only thin.
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