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Red Sister

Book of the Ancestor, Book 1
Lu par : Helen Duff
Série : Books of the Ancestor, Volume 1
Durée : 19 h et 36 min
5 out of 5 stars (4 notations)

Prix : 19,58 €

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Description

It's not until you're broken that you find your sharpest edge.

A brilliant new series from the best-selling author of Prince of Thorns.

'I was born for killing - the gods made me to ruin.'

At the Convent of Sweet Mercy, young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices' skills to deadly effect: it takes 10 years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist.

But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don't truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls as a bloodstained child of eight, falsely accused of murder - guilty of worse.

©2017 Mark Lawrence (P)2017 HarperCollins Publisher Limited

Critiques

"Dark, passionate, tense, with a female hero anyone could relate to - I was utterly fascinated! This is no pretty, flowery tale, but one of vastly different people struggling to survive when a hostile government comes to power." ( New York Times best-selling author Tamora Pierce)
"This is a book very distinct from everything that came before; what it has in common though is a narrative that pulls no punches, and characters that are beautifully, brokenly, repellently, cleverly human." ( Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews)
"I had never thought it was possible to find a greater character than the Emperor Jorg Ancrath. I had never even slightly considered that there might be a fantasy world out there toppling that of Τhe Final Empire, and most definitely, I had never thought that I could love a book more than The Night Angel. But here we are." ( BookNest)
"Any other author is going to have to smack the ball way, way out of the park to top this read." ( Parmenion Books)

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Gripping start to a series full of promise

Study of power, training, friendship in a dying world, magic dark and flowing, the Parh

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  • Janus Hansen
  • 09/06/2019

Good start not carried through.

It began quite well. Good buildup of characters. But then it becomes too much a YA book and the girls start making childish plans (making life and death decisions without involving adults) and the main character hurriedly gains insights from nowhere.
That said, I'm going to try the second book.

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  • Rogerio Vitiver Soares de Souza
  • 06/05/2019

You'll never want this story to end

This is a book that, once you start it, grips you with iron hands. My only criticism is the narrator. She has terrible articulation. She merges words and is hard to understand some phrases.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 15/05/2019

Interesting world and great action

Very nice story. The kind with which you sometimes stay extra time in your car to finish a chapter.
The world is interesting. The characters are flawed superhumans (a great combination). The action is wonderful with excellent "bullet-time" descriptions.
My only issue is with some the main character's decisions, which kind of serve the narrative in a forced way.
The narration is lovely and rich. well acted. But I sometimes had trouble making out the words. And I felt too many of the characters got a "special" accent.

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  • Peter du Preez
  • 04/04/2019

great story

Amazingly crafted piece of fiction. Entwined in the gut wrenching turmoil of a world gone wild. Enjoyed thoroughly. Thanks Mark for great and careful work.

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  • Sofie Hildegard Ryen
  • 01/12/2018

Excellent fantasy story!

Story and performance is in point! The audio is a bit low for some reason, but not so low that you can't hear it when turning up the sound on your phone.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22/11/2017

Amazing!

I love it, the narrator was fantastic and the story intense. I am so glad that the main character, a small girl, was allowed and even encouraged to be angry.

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  • 13/06/2018

Good story, great reading

Loved how the different characters were given different accents and voices. Made them very recognizable.
The story was gripping, though a bit predictable for me and slightly too gory. Though I do like that the main character is not just black and white but acts in a bit of a grey zone - even if her motives are anything but grey.

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