- Tapa blanda: 404 páginas
- Editor: Brave Luck Books (1 de agosto de 2011)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0976223570
- ISBN-13: 978-0976223573
Rys Rising: Book I: Volume 1 (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 1 ago 2011
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In this passionate epic told from many angles, the young outlaw Amar becomes a dreaded warlord, the terror of kings. His ambitions blind him to the trivial diversions of mere female company until he must block a treaty marriage between two powerful tribes. Confronted by the desperate Princess Demeda, he feels temptation again, but the longings of his ruined heart cannot overcome his pure love for Onja. She is a mysterious outcast from the magical rys race that is oppressed by the tabre of Nufal. Onja has commanded Amar to dominate the humans of Gyhwen while she plots to overthrow her tabre masters. To support her cause, she seduces Dacian, a prodigy among rys who hopes to win equality for their race nonviolently. While a rys rebellion secretly brews, the human minions of the tabre battle pillaging savages. The young estate lord Cruce Chenomet joins the fight. Violent trials and sensual surprises break the trail on his journey to manhood. Packed with primitive energy and complex motivations, the intertwining stories and rising stakes of this fantasy world will indulge your cravings for intrigue, bravery, passion, and freedom.
Biografía del autor
I've always written stories. When I was a kid I wrote stories and drew pictures for them and stapled them together to make books. My mother recently showed me one of these little books apparently based on my older brother's Dungeons & Dragons gaming. When I was 14 I wrote a sci fi novel. When I was 15 I wrote a fantasy novel. I set them aside and never looked at them again. Then I grew up and had some adventures and became disillusioned about most everything except my dream of being a novelist. In 1997 at the age of 25 I started writing again. Now it's 2012 and I am working on my eighth novel. No publisher was ever interested in me. I stopped beating my head on that door in 2004. But rejection from people who would never care about my dream only emboldened me. I began self publishing my fantasy fiction in 2005. That was before being an indie author was cool. Despite relentless obscurity and general disrespect, I was always encouraged by a steady trickle of sales and the occasional kind comment from a reader. To be honest, being a novelist is always a struggle. I get criticized in public and don't get called by any movie producers, but also every day someone somewhere buys my novels and that amazes me. I'm humbled by my readers. I will always do my best to craft stories worthy of them. I love the stories I write, and sometimes other people like them too. I'm having a good dream.
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This book is like a soap opera. There are so many characters and so much complex information, you really have to be in the "zone" to get this book. It's good, don't get me wrong. I enjoyed it. It just seemed to try to tie to many knots in one place. You will enjoy the colorful people and the new things you learn.
I did find this one to be a tough read for someone who doesn't read a LOT of fantasy. It was complex, full of characters and hard to follow.
~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review
Synopsis (from the author): A young warrior ruined and near death is saved by Onja a mysterious rys female. Forsaking all that he was, he will take the name Amar and serve his new magical mistress. A lord among outlaws he will become, feared by kings and called the dro-shalum or curse demon by the common folk.
What I liked: As I said in the introduction, I like a story about the underdogs rising up against injustice and a good revenge tale. The book had both! The character of Amar (the name our hero took on after the battle that destroys his people), grew on me – especially as he labored to join the Kez. I didn’t like Dacian to start with, but he, too, grew on me. As one of the oppressed Rys, his attempt to integrate into the tabre society was admirable. Onja, the rebellious rys female who saved Amar (and Dacian), was a great character. I did like the way Halor (Dacian’s mentor) and the crow’s fate intertwined and I also liked the way Tracy Falbe wove the different threads of the story together. It made for a most enjoyable read.
What I didn’t like: I didn’t much care the character of Halor, who seemed to be a bit predictable and shallow. The head tabre (the Grand Lumin) was also predictable, which would have been boring had Tracy Falbe not balanced it with the intrigue of the rival Drathatarlane tabres.
Overall impression: Rys Rising was a very enjoyable fantasy read! The characters were memorable, the action excellent, and the pace kept me involved and interested. The plot is complex, with many moving pieces, and kept me wondering what would happen next. I know I will be reading the next one! Well done Tracy Falbe!!
My rating: 5 Stars
Tracy has created an amazing fantasy world full of complex and interesting characters. The Book has multiple heroes, in my opinion, who encounter their individual challenges and rises in power. There are magical creatures who are struggling to be accepted and respected among others who hold their existences in higher esteem. Humans, unaware of the other species, are recruited to fight in the struggle among races.
I was hooked on this wonderfully written book that has magnificent plots and twists of interlocking story lines. You can vividly imagine the various realms introduced throughout the book! Tracy has flawlessly submerged the reader into a fantasy saga that will keep you enthralled with the action of each character's role in the overall story.
I'm normally disappointed with really short books that introduce you, seduce you, and then leave you hanging. This book does not do that to the reader at all. Over a 1,000 plus pages, on my iPad, gives the reader a book that is exciting and thought provokingly satisfying. I stayed up late and read the book as often as I could, because I had to know what would happen next!
I enjoyed Rys Rising so much that I purchased the others in the series. I have to quell my ever growing curiosity of this enchanted fantasy world!
Tracy Falbe really delivers in Rys Rising- from the way magic works, to the customs of the different kingdoms and tribes, to songs and athletic contests and so much more, she carries the reader with a sure hand. I particularly appreciated two things- her commitment to describing the world in detail, and the way she helps you feel sympathy for the main characters by placing them in predicaments. Even when I questioned a motivation or a choice, I was fully engaged in the events she was showing me.
Don't want to spoil it with too much now, but I think you won't be disappointed with the effort you invest in this story. The pace picks up towards the end and incredible things start to happen. This is a great joy for the reader, because the rest of the series beckons and I have great hopes that the next books will be just as much fun as Rys Rising.
If you're looking for incredibly generic fantasy fluff you might find some enjoyment in this book. If you are looking for something original or riveting to read, look elsewhere.