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  • Paperback
  • 351
  • The Drowning City
  • Amanda Downum
  • English
  • 07 February 2019
  • 9780316069045

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Download ï The Drowning City 102 And the longer she stays in this monsoon drenched city the intrigue she uncovers even the dead are plotting As the waters rise and the dams crack Isyllt must choose between her mission and the city she came to sav. I would say 3 12 stars and the reason I am being generous this was the writers first novel There was definitely room for improvement My biggest complain was the lack of a glossary so I found myself a bit twisted around by the names and words she used in her story If you are going to create a world with as much culture as she did WRITE A GLOSSARY Seriously It was frustratingI like the main characters because she doesn t sit around feeling sorry for herself however I felt that there could be about her I think that she created too many characters of focus that she kind of neglected the important one her main character Also when you are creating a story line that is based upon myth of the people you have to spend time than some obscure referencesFor a first novel it held lots of promise and I think with time she will become an amazing fantasy writer especially if she adds a glossary to her books Like who is who what the heck that word means and the different groups

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Download ï The Drowning City 102 The brewing revolution is a chance to prove herself to her crown All she has to do is find and finance the revolutionaries and help topple the palaces of Symir But she is torn between her new friends and her duties. Two things make this book for me 1 interesting worldbuilding and 2 oh my god the female characters They re everywhere Doing everything With like complexity And depth And differing motivationsIn fact I think this book fails the reverse Bechdel test I don t think there are two male characters who have conversations about anything other than the women in this book and I find the change so unexpected and delightful I m beside myself Extra bonus of all the women but one who is the mainest of the three or so main characters but omg not the only woman being non white There s pretty clear parallels here Europeans East Asians Arabs and some of the broad sweeping racial generalizations constructed by the plot of this book Arabs are the oppressing empire the Asians are oppressed downtrodden and vicious Europeans are the outsiderspotential saviors skirt the line of being dodgy However given the work the author has done in pushing women beyond the context of the stereotypical Female Fantasy Novel Tropes I m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt to the next book to see how things develop with these various cultures All in all a political intrigue plot driven by strong worldbuilding and an intriguing system of magic and death with heaps and heaps of female characters doing interesting things

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Download ï The Drowning City 102 Symir the Drowning City home to exiles and expatriates pirates and smugglers And violent revolutionaries who will stop at nothing to overthrow the corrupt Imperial governmentFor Isyllt Iskaldur necromancer and spy. Pre RBRS 12This is a serviceable fantasy There was nothing I can point to that was awful or wrong but it was justplain If I d read it a few years back I probably would ve liked it uite a bit I m just not wild about multi volume epics just because they re multi volume epics anyThe author renames cultures for her world mostly Filipinos and Egyptians but there were also Romans and I think Russians maybe that one popped up in the 2nd book I can t remember the new names so I ll use the old ones A Roman necromancer comes to the Egyptian conuered Filipino empire in order to stir up rebellion See the Romans feared indications of the Egyptians continuing empire building turning towards them and thought to pre emtively halt these expansionist plans before they re acted upon The necromancer her name is Isyllt is accompanied by a pair of bodyguards a native American tank of a man and his Filipino co warrior They meet a half breed magic student who has what becomes an important connection to the river and another mage who is than he seems The Filipino warrior abandons her charge to join the rebellion There is a nearby volcanoDownum does explore patriotism with her rival rebel groups one pursuing economic disruption and the other using violence against foreigners and collaborators Is the connection to the land important than family Is it a betrayal to make the best of the situation instead of fighting and dying Also just about all her strong characters strong in will strong in power not too strongly described are women There were uite a few different combinations of mother daughter conflictI thought many most of the revelations were too convenient someone coming in with an overheard remark or vital piece of info just in time It took uite a while for things to unfold which could ve been compressed with writing as in not chewing over every movement but using transitions such as and then or a few hours later Isyllt was injured and for most of the last half of the book and it was wearying to read of another burn on her already slashed arm with the stabbed handAh I forgot about the necromancy There are a bunch of rules of what can and can t be done with that power It just didn t glow I don t know that it was because of the author s style but it felt as mundane as pulling out a hammer to nail something down instead of awe inspiring despite everyone turning white with fear when they realized what Isyllt could do I think it s meIt was an okay book I hear the next one is much better Split Second Thinking; 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