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Seth Skorkowsky

Författare till Damoren (Valducan, #1)

15+ verk 104 medlemmar 17 recensioner

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Inkluderar namnet: Seth Skorkowsky

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Verk av Seth Skorkowsky

Damoren (Valducan, #1) (2014) 43 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Ashes of Onyx (2020) 17 exemplar, 10 recensioner
Hounacier (Valducan Book 2) (2015) 13 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Ibenus (Valducan series) (2016) 6 exemplar, 1 recension
Redemptor: Valducan, Book 4 (2018) 3 exemplar
The Porvov Switch 1 exemplar
Death Station 1 exemplar
Redemptor (The Valducan) (2018) 1 exemplar
Death Station 1 exemplar

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Gmomaj | 9 andra recensioner | Aug 20, 2021 |
This book was spunky and fun to read. I will say that if you are a reader that is triggered or not okay with drugs or addiction, steer clear of this book or approach it carefully.

I enjoyed following Kate across the Abyss to solve the mystery of her fallen tower, the Onyx Tower. It was a great adventure with twists and turns and an ending that I did not anticipate at all. It was so much fun to hop into Kate's circle and experience all of the wonders of the multiverse with her. Overall, I'd give this book 4/5 stars.… (mer)
 
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Myshara | 9 andra recensioner | Oct 6, 2020 |
First time reading anything by Seth Skorkowsky and I really enjoyed this book.
Ashes of Onyx is based around sorceress for hire Kate. After losing her magic, Kate turns to drugs to numb that pain, but it also allows her to discover that her loss of power might not be so accidental.
It's hard to define this as strictly urban fantasy but I did enjoy the other elements of fantasy interwoven in the plot. What I love in these types of stories are the author's unique take on magic and in Ashes I liked the consequences/limitations. Makes characters seem more "human" and not overpowered beings.
Really enjoyed this story and the author's writing style. Full of magic, action and seamless blending of genres with a kick-ass protagonist.
… (mer)
 
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Reader1984 | 9 andra recensioner | Sep 30, 2020 |
This Urban Fantasy is fun fun fun! Our MC Katherine (aka Kate) is feisty, blunt, complex, extremely interesting, relatable and morally gray. She is also an incredibly impotent and dejected Magician at the onset of the book.

It starts off with our protagonist already having been dealt a punishing blow. But even though her magic has been cut off from her, she is still a sassy, strong willed, sought after Magician. As magically hobbled as she may be in the beginning, she still manages to be a total badass... albeit a badass with a magical drug habit but a badass nonetheless. After meeting up with two shady people offering to give her her deepest desire, Kate's life takes a turn for what seems like (and may actually be) the better. She even reunites with a couple of no nonsense Magicians (1 from her past plus his magically skilled lover who tags along too) and this crew has somehow formed a family... that's the way they all became the Katie Bunch...

::: sung to the iconic tune of the TV show Brady Bunch :::

Never heard of it you say? Well... I just dated myself, and that sucks. BUT I digress and if you've come to know me and my squirreling reviews at all you'll see that digression is my modus operandi.

moving right along...

This magically powered carpet ride (sans carpet somtimes) showcases a motley crew of resistance fighters, bobbing along the Ether's (between worlds) currents, trying to stop a World(s) wide takeover by a (not so) mysterious Magician. Kate and her group traverse the black void amidst all manner of beasties... big and small, malignant and indifferent, placid or ravenous. This magically mixed crew consists of non magical folk plus magicians that do not appear to be anywhere near as adept at tapping into large stores of innate/raw power as Kate can and the powerhouse herself... the MVP, Kate. Together they explore the vast multiverse, visiting phenotypically differing planets ruled by different laws of physics. This band of misfits must also figure out, and navigate, the vastly unique, muddy waters of each planet's social etiquette and propriety if they are to blend in, recruit a rebel army and take down the menacing dictator and her terrifying hounds.

Does Kate get back (and master) her magic? If so, can she level up in time? Does she manage to acquire and successfully make ready a rebel army built to take down a maniacal despot and her formidable troops? If so, will she be able to come out of this unscathed, with her crew intact?

These questions, and many more, are answered within.

Overall:

This book was fun and held my attention. It had me thinking about it even when my nose wasn't firmly planted within its pages.The writing was succinct. The characters were not only fleshed out nicely but were robust to boot. And the world(s) building? Well... the construction was intriguing, intricate and unique. I liked the overall package and I truly believe it will appeal to a wide variety of readers.

~ Enjoy

*** I was given a copy of this book from LibraryThing and City Owl Press in exchange for an honest review ***
… (mer)
 
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BethYacoub | 9 andra recensioner | Apr 23, 2020 |

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Statistik

Verk
15
Även av
1
Medlemmar
104
Popularitet
#184,481
Betyg
4.0
Recensioner
17
ISBN
21

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