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The High Lord I was so very, very disapointed with this ending, it was geniunely abismal, and I loved the second book, I though it was down to earth and just about right This, this piece of poorly plotted abomination ruined it, it s almost as if when she was writing it Canavan just thought Actually, do you know what Screw all the plot and tension I ve decided to write the ending to a very bad piece fan fiction and then stick it on the end of the book Not to mention that she kills of a character she forces too much attention on anyway and then her protagonist, who s names escapes me, is distraught for all of 5 pages and then she is magically fine again and I m just sat here like where the hell did your sanity go Canavan, it was a massive let down and it wasn t even the whole book, it wasn t that bad, but the last 5 chapter just held with rapid decline, I m pretty sure there were good bits too but I don t remember them because I was am freaked out by the ending xD Find my review on BookNest.Eu which is an expanded version of this review Hope you enjoy He had given her too much He had given her everything The High Lord starts one year after the ending of the previous book in the series, so the immediate results of those events have already unfolded.I would say that The High Lord was the best of the series as I felt attachments to the characters and experienced a number of emotions which were induced through reading There were emotional moments and also those that had me grinning.Little of the main plot is revealed in the first two books in the series and as a result they are overall quite slow, but The High Lord counters this by unfolding a convoluted plot which all clicked into place very well I have continued to enjoy the style of Trudi Canavan which is descriptive but not extremely complex, so you gain a grasp of the setting and context of the world while always advancing forward in the story.The magic system was developed further as I wanted it to be, but while a number of aspects were expanded, there were still others which fell short in my opinion Hopefully that will be rectified with the next series which is set in this world as well.The High Lord was an enjoyable read which was consistent with the rest of the series and provided a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy with its fair share of emotional moments and plot development.4.5 5 Actual Rating 4.5I just could not stop read this one until it was finished I was like this from start to finish It wasn t that complicated a plot, or that original a premise to be honest, much of the setting reminded me of Raymond E Feist s Krondor mixed with his magicians on Kelewan Regardless, I enjoyed reading the books and read them very quickly one a day, just about They re light, easy reads, in my opinion If you re looking for something long and epic, look somewhere else, but if you want something to take up a boring weekend or something, I think these books would do it nicely.The action itself definitely had me on edge About one hundred and fifty pages from the end, I was literally on the edge of my seat bouncing up and down The parts about the slums, wherever they came in, were perhaps a little too long In the last part, that drew out the tension almost than I could stand.I liked the characters a lot They were quite simply drawn, when I think about it Akkarin, for example, despite being a major character, got barely any characterisation at all until partway through the last book of the trilogy Rothen was, purely and simply, a good father figure Simple doesn t mean bad, though they were easy to like or dislike, in Regin s case , and I got very fond of Sonea, Cery, Dannyl and Rothen in particular.The relationships were okay Characters seemed to form relationships in the blink of an eye, and loathing turned to love very, very fast The only relationship that I felt was really built up carefully was the one between Dannyl a male magician and Tayend a male scholar I enjoyed that aspect of the books quite a lot, actually, and while the relationship doesn t serve any particular plot purpose, I think it justifies its own existence as much as a het couple would I read bits of Trudi Canavan s site and she said that she knew from the start that Dannyl was gay When it came time for him to go on a quest and discover things, she wanted to spice up his subplot, and that came with a romance And Tayend I thought that relationship was really sweet, and it didn t fill me with rage as homosexuality as portrayed in fantasy has in the past I remember a series of books I read years ago where you could tell who the bad guys were because they were all gay sadists who tended to rape guys who fell into their hands Like I said I think the trilogy s really quite an easy read It doesn t have that much depth but as a casual read, I loved it. I cannot even with the horrid heap of crap that this was.First of all, a bunch of people died for no reason Then, a bunch of storylines were left untied.And the absolute worst of all, for which Trudi Canavan should get repeatedly hit in the back of the neck with a book by Professor Snape, is that of all the couples she wrote that were constantly having sex and making out and talking about how much they loved each other, the gay one was the only one who didn t.Yes, you heard me right Gay men do not kiss, nor have sex, and neither do they refer to each other as partners or boyfriends or lovers or whatever term of endearment might be applicable No Even in the safety of their own heads, they still refer to each other as friends.Fuck you, Trudi Canavan If you can t properly handle a subject, then don t write about it at all.And goodbye. I started this series years and years ago About two years ago I bought the whole series so I could finally finish it I fell in love with this world again But, to be honest, my biggest motivation was the gay couple that I shipped without end.However, when I picked this book up back then it didn t really grip me and I lost interest in it around the 150 page mark I m not really sure what made me decide to pick this up again last week but I just really wanted to finish this series It was about time.All in all this book was fine, but I don t have much to say about it Firstly because I grew way too detached from the characters after all the years that went by since I first read The Magician s Guild Neither plot nor characters really intruiged me much to be honest, and the big epic finale fell flat Secondly Dannyl and Tayend, the gay couple that I adored so much in book 2, disappointed me Or rather, Trudi did, by portraying a poor lgbt relationship, which lacks relatabilty because they never kiss nor get the chance to properly lead a relationship like every other straight couple in this series.I liked book 1 and loved book 2, but book 3 was nothing but mediocre I doubt I ll pick up the trilogy that follows the events of this one, as I m not really interested in what happens next.Find of my books on Instagram I enjoyed these books up until the end which ruined the whole thing for me. Wer ber magische F higkeiten verf gt, hat in Imardin die Macht R cksichtslos setzen sich die Mitglieder der Gilde der schwarzen Magier ber die Armen und Gew hnlichen hinweg Keiner wagt es, sich zu wehren Nur Sonea, das Bettlerm dchen, begehrt auf und offenbart eine au ergew hnliche magische Begabung Sonea wird als Novizin in die Gilde der Magier aufgenommen und ger t ins Zentrum einer schrecklichen Verschw rung Sonea hat viel gelernt, seit sie in die Gilde aufgenommen wurde Sie hat sich den Respekt der anderen Novizen verschafft und ihren Platz unter den Magiern gefunden Manches jedoch, w nschte sie, h tte sie nie erfahren Spricht Akkarin die Wahrheit, wenn er Sonea warnt, dass die Macht der Feinde des Reiches dramatisch w chst ➷ [Reading] ➹ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space By Muriel Dimen ➬ – hat in Imardin die Macht R cksichtslos setzen sich die Mitglieder der Gilde der schwarzen Magier ber die Armen und Gew hnlichen hinweg Keiner wagt es ❴KINDLE❵ ❆ Insight and Interpretation Author Roy Schafer – sich zu wehren Nur Sonea ❮Reading❯ ➳ Good People in an Evil Time ➬ Author Svetlana Broz – das Bettlerm dchen [EPUB] ✵ On a Day Like This By Peter Stamm – begehrt auf und offenbart eine au ergew hnliche magische Begabung Sonea wird als Novizin in die Gilde der Magier aufgenommen und ger t ins Zentrum einer schrecklichen Verschw rung Sonea hat viel gelernt ➫ [Ebook] ➦ Heart to Start By Derek Handley ➶ – seit sie in die Gilde aufgenommen wurde Sie hat sich den Respekt der anderen Novizen verschafft und ihren Platz unter den Magiern gefunden Manches jedoch [BOOKS] ⚣ Light without Fire By Scott Korb – w nschte sie [Ebook] ➠ Secrecy By Rupert Thomson – h tte sie nie erfahren Spricht Akkarin die Wahrheit [KINDLE] ❅ The Silence and the Roar By Nihad Sirees – wenn er Sonea warnt [PDF / Epub] ★ Hard Country ✈ Robin Robilliard – dass die Macht der Feinde des Reiches dramatisch w chst MAJOR SPOILERS I m writing this review without reading the ones below I just finished reading the book, so you might realize I m still affected by a lot of what just happened It took a day to read each book, and every day I was and interested on the fates of Sonea, Rothen, Dannyl, Cery, and eventually, even perhaps than the rest, Akkarin Because of that, let me just inhale and exhale and perhaps say Holy Shit Excuse my language, but really That is how I feel, bewildered, excited, sad, amazed all at the same time However, perhaps the most prevalent emotion is regret at having finished the book Not even when I read the Count of Monte Cristo which made me cry did I feel so sad at closing the book and at accepting the fate of the characters.This last book was exhilarating than the previous books where, although not as satisfying as the second one The climax battle had me saying YEAH YEAH as Sonea, the Thieves, the Guild, and Akkarin faced their foes with than just raw magic Their trickery made me giddy, but as it neared the last confrontation, I felt certain that Akkarin would not survive Trudi, I said to my Kindle, don t kill Akkarin or Sonea I know you will, but don t do it Alas, it seems my prayers were not answered, the ink apparently already dry on the pages of fate and Akkarin died It is always strange to admit it, but I felt affected by the death of this magician that just a bunch of pages ago seemed so forbodding and evil That was the major strength in the book I cared I cared about Akkarin and Sonea, Rothen, Dannyl, Tayend, Dorrien, Cery, Takkan, and even Loreln One of the things I respect most about an author is making me genuinely care for the characters, as I can imagine that is one of the most difficult things to do You must write characters that have their own voice, that have flaws but don t make you dislike them, and that make you want to be there for them By the end, I was even liking Regin After the characters, the books have excelled on their setting I found the Theif assosiation incredibly interesting, and the hirarchy of the Guild and the slums really made the whole world a real place The magic and the magicians surprised me with their courage, even if before they had disgusted me with their short sightedness and bigotry The people on the slums had me cheering for them, as they faced the battle like a game They risked their lives, but they did it out of defiance, and even managed to take one of the magicians down I almost wish to see on the Underworld, and the powerstruggles that will most likely follow after the town is rid of the Purges Maybe Ms Canavan can make another novel just on thatI m really glad I kept reading past the lack luster impresion I got from the first book, because this experience has been most fulfilling and interesting I cannot wait to read books by Trudi Canavan, because I m sure that I ll meet sympathetic characters and interesting settings that will enthrall me beyond the scope of the plot, and that will probably make me sad to abandon again But like they say, it is better to have loved and lost Like Sonea, I know I don t regret loving this series and its characters, even if their departure has saddened me. I really disliked the dramatic shift in Akkarin s character that took place in this book It seemed inconsistent with the previous book Granted, a lot of the shift in character stems from previously unknown information being revealed, but it still felt illogical Maybe I would have accepted it easily if there had been a little foreshadowing and ambiguity in previous novels or if there was a bit ambiguity in this one, but Sonea and Loreln especially seemed too willing to forgive and forget.One thing that truly disturbed me was Sonea s view spoiler relationship with Akkarin I believe Akkarin is around 35 Sonea is 20 Akkarin has been in a position of power nearly guardianship over her for two years and she d been afraid of or loathing him for all but two weeks of that While I don t think that Sonea couldn t or wouldn t feel anything for Akkarin, I do feel that their relative positions at that time made the relationship too unequal The only thing that makes it marginally acceptable is that they were both in exile when they started acting on their feelings, but I would have had a lot respect if one of them had sat back and said hey, this is happening too fast Let s see how we feel in a few months or a couple of years hide spoiler

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