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and alack it over for me Even the gifted Nathan Lowell can t keep p the interest alack it over for me Even the gifted Nathan Lowell can t keep Kings of Paradise (Ash and Sand up the interest me Guild of the Cowry Catchers Book 1 is an engrossing fantasy Abbie Hilton has a gift for character development and story telling Whether you read the regular or the illustrated version this is a great story The illustrations looked nice on my black and white ereader but are stunning in color I know just a 5 star rating by itself doesn t really tell others exactly what is so good about a book So I am adding a few sentences to backp the stars First
i have readhave read authors Prophet series as well as several of her shorter fiction having just finished the first book in the cowry catcher s series I feel like I can safely say this No only is Ms Hilton an author who should have been scooped Brothers up by a major publisher long ago her commitment to the audio versions of her works is extraordinary and that she offers those freely for her readers is beyond extraordinary This is an author who truly writes for the love of creation and bringing her creations fully fleshed to life for the reader each with all their character traits good or bad I have rarely pickedp books where I not only feel like I know the characters well so ickly but also where I rapidly become invested in their lives and adventures based on my reading thus far she is also an author who continues to hone her craft and it shows in the reading of Embers One last thing if you are debating as to which version of the Cowry Catchers series you will purchase before you decide please download Embers first it is free and you really need to experience the fully illustrated version of the books in this series If you can afford to pay the 499book for books 2 5 do so If you can t go ahead and get the 5 book non illustrated combo so you can read it now but when you can afford it go back and get all 4 individual illustrated versions First time after I read Embers I could not afford to purchase either now that I can I have purchased books 2 3 and will buy the others as soon as I finish reading those The illustrations take words that already beautfully bring this story and the characters truly to life and add ever so much to the pure enjoyment of Ms Hilton s words Each and every one is a awesome piece of art even if there was not the masterful story to go along with it I applaud and commend Ms Hilton for the many hours of pure gold she has spun for me so far and look forward to many hours of incredble action adventure and romance in the world of Panamindorah Embers Guild of the Cowry Catchers 1 is an interesting book I m not ite sure how it ended Leaders Eat Last up on my TBR list because I msually not drawn to fantasy with non human characters The characters in the world of Wefrivain are shelts humanoid on top and animal on the bottom Except for a few details though I found Gerard the honora. Of the High PriestessUnfortunately his superior officer Silveo takes an instant disliking to Gerard Silveo has a reputation for cruelty cunning and a biting wit Rumors claim that he was once an assassin who clawed his way to power from a childhood of poverty and abuseIn spite of their differen. I have to say I am very conflicted when it comes to this book on the it comes to this book On the hand the writing was decent especially considering it was free I liked the main characters by the end even the one you start the book hating by default because the protagonist does The world was fairly well developed and the worldbuilding exposition not too intrusive The flipside of this The world that was so wel While I m typically am harder on books that are fond of La muralla verde using its own terms for things I don t want to have to work to follow the author s dream this was a surprisingly well written story and worth the extra patience in my opinion The only otheribble with it was that the characters seemed much of a piece with all of the main characters being good guys or people who would be good if it weren t for their background Bad guys who are just misunderstood strike me as the author being afraid to write disagreeable characters And there wasn t much in the way of character development which strikes me as the author knowing that this is a series and just waiting for subseuent books to put in development which gives the story an incomplete feeling It also ends on a cliffhanger which and feels gimmicky The characterization and the story line was interesting but I got lost amoung the races and bored with the reference work chapter prefaces Warning This is not an mm romance this is not even a bromance Just two guys forced to work togetherNever mind the overwhelming amount of species in the end they
all sound likesound like At 45% I feel like nothing is happening The story is too slow with too many The New Competition unnecessary info dumps On the face of it this seems like a decent setp a disinherited prince of a lesser kingdom becomes Captain of the Police for the slightly sinister ruling Princess and with the help of a cynical and threatening admiral who dragged himself out of the lowest classes embarks on an investigation of a growing resistance force that puts both their lives in danger But the prince Gerard voice by the esteemed Nathan Lowell who I hope got a lot of money for doing this is a grishnard the ruling caste of shelts who are half human and half griffin with fuzzy ears tails and hooves Silveo the admiral is a foxling and Gerard s best friend is his trusty griffin who flies him all around and talks too The Princess is bound by her service to the gods all powerful wyverns who also talk of course And swimTalking animals Who kill each other and make fine coats to wrap around their Domestic Slavery Considered as a Scriptural Institution by Francis Wayland and Richard Fuller um pelts This would be a perfectly good story if not for the endless description of the Wyfervain caste system based on the histories of each breed of talking magical animals Really Well mostlyThe growing trust and friendship between the extremely well voiced Gerard and Silveo is very nicely done and these are the best parts I tune out during the occasional exciting parts oho a storm approaches And I was extremely disappointed to discoverpon concluding Book One that there is no narrati. A tortured prince A snarky assassin An assignment that’s about to land them in a world of troubleGerard lost his birthright in his small island kingdom when he married the court minstrel He fled to the only place that offered protection from his father and his vengeful local deity the service.
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Ble new Chief of Police for the High Priestess WHO IS A HUMANOID GRIFFIN COMBINATION AND SILVEO THE is a humanoid griffin combination and Silveo the ruthless and damaged Admiral humanoid fox to be very human on the inside I had a hard time maintaining the visualization of the characters as described with their foxgriffin lower halves and long pointy ears I don t do long pointy ears so I just imagined them as human to myself editing that visualization when things like tails or paws were mentionedThe story is engaging and well written Gerard and Silveo who can t stand Each Other Are Assigned other are assigned work together to find the elusive leader of the Resistance Understanding and trust gradually grows between them which going by the reviews of later books eventually turns into considerably as they face danger and track down clues I enjoyed their interactions and seeing their characters nfold through the storyI found a few things besides the half animal appearance of the characters a little difficult particularly the fairly bleak nature of the world and the fact that sentient beings hunt and eat other sentient beings The book ends abruptly it s the first part of a serial and the reason given for cutting the story into smaller parts is to accomodate the illustrations without making the ebook file too big So be warned that this isn t a complete story this installment doesn t even have its own complete story arcLater installments of the Guild of the Cowry Catchers veer into definite not my thing territory so I won t be reading on It s a good well written story not continuing is just a matter of my own personal preferences Also be aware that Guild of the Cowry Catchers is very much for adults not a problem for me but it appears that other readers have been taken by surprise not noticing the author s very direct warning to that effect I would suggest before starting that you read the descriptions and reviews of all the books to decide if it s for you If you do decide to go for it I would recommend buying the individual installments to get the beautiful illustrations which aren t included in the omnibus edition Gambled on this free download of a self published book and lost A potentially interesting world but the author tells everything and shows very
little it feelsIt feels a play where a few characters make comments while the backdrop is hazy and all the real action happens offstage From reading reviews of the later books it seems sex becomes of the small action in later books all the reason to not read any Right let s get started The plot So hot hotdamn Easily worth all five of my stars But it s not five star as you can see It s four star and that s mainly because when I first started reading this I was so angry at the fact that the writing was mainly telling instead of showing I cannot tell you the sheer amount of times I nearly rage it out of this before the plot picked Children of the New World upA few things actually nearly put me off One of them was when Hilton was describing what exactly a grishnard. Ces the Priestess insists that Gerard and Silveo cooperate to destroy the charismatic pirate Gwain and his mysterious organization the Guild of the Cowry Catchers Gwain has been killing off the Temple Police for years and he seems likely to make a swift end of Gerardif Silveo doesn't do it firs.