Free Read [Children's Book] ☆ Banewreaker - by Jacqueline Carey ↠


  • Title: Banewreaker
  • Author: Jacqueline Carey
  • ISBN: 9780765344298
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

  • If all that is good thinks you evil are you Once upon a time, the Seven Shapers dwelled in accord and Shaped the world to their will But Satoris, the youngest among them, was deemed too generous in his gifts to the race of Men, and so began the Shapers War, which Sundered the world Now six of the Shapers lay to one end of a vast ocean, and Satoris to the other, revilIf all that is good thinks you evil are you Once upon a time, the Seven Shapers dwelled in accord and Shaped the world to their will But Satoris, the youngest among them, was deemed too generous in his gifts to the race of Men, and so began the Shapers War, which Sundered the world Now six of the Shapers lay to one end of a vast ocean, and Satoris to the other, reviled by even the race of Men.Satoris sits in his Darkhaven, surrounded by his allies Chief among them is Tanaros Blacksword, immortal Commander General of his army Once a mortal man who was betrayed by King and Wife, Tanaros fled to Darkhaven a thousand years ago, and in Satoris s service has redeemed his honor but left his humanity behind.Now there is a new prophecy that tells of Satoris s destruction and the redemption of the world To thwart it, Satoris sends Tanaros to capture the Lady of the Ellylon, the beautiful Cerelinde, to prevent her alliance with the last High King of Men But Tanaros discovers that not all of his heart has been lost his feelings for Cerelinde could doom Satoris, but save the race of Men
    Jacqueline Carey
    Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.Jacqueline Carey born 1964 in Highland Park, Illinois is an author and novelist, primarily of fantasy fiction She attended Lake Forest College, receiving B.A s in psychology and English literature During college, she spent 6 months working in a bookstore as part of a work exchange program While there, she decided to write professionally After returning she started her writing career while working at the art center of a local college After ten years, she discovered success with the publication of her first book in 2001.Currently, Carey lives in western Michigan and is a member of the oldest Mardi Gras krewe in the state.

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    Commentaires:

    Conor
    If all that is good thinks you evil are you? This was an interesting deconstruction of LoTR that turned the normally black and white tale of good vs. evil into a much more ambiguous and challenging one and it was really brought to life by Carey's typically lush and ornate prose which fitted the epic scope and grandeur of the story well. The main premise of this series is the idea that what if, instead of being a the malice-driven force of pure evil spitefully trying to destroy all that is good, [...]

    Pandem Buckner
    (The date above applies to my most recent reading.)If you're looking for epic battles, mighty and mysterious powers clashing in a fierce battle for survival, this book is a great place to look for that.If you're looking for a battle with clear-cut, cleanly defined sides of good and evil. . .walk away. Run away. Fast.This book and its companion, Godslayer, are the absolute greyest books I've ever read, by which I mean that the characters do not fall into such simple categories as merely "good" an [...]

    seak
    Another old review from the blog:Just finished Banewreakerthe other night. I honestly didn't think I'd like it this much. The characters are just great and everything's a nice shade of grey. It's really hard not seeing the struggle from both perspectives and thinking, well I don't know who to root for. Thanks Ms. Carey for a fun read, on to Godslayer.Full Review HereWhen I heard that this book was basically The Lord of the Rings told from the perspective of the losing side, I had to check it out [...]

    Jillian Benavidez
    I picked up this book because I enjoy the author - Jacqueline Carey - and her other series, Kushiel's Dart. She is an extremely talented author and I have not yet read a book by her that has not been wonderful.This book, of course, is no exception and has not failed the high standards I set when reading Carey for the first time. As far as I am concerned, she is one of the very best fantasy writers. In this book, she has embraced the all-too standard fantasy setting of heroes, magic, dragons, and [...]

    kaśyap
    A high fantasy novel but an epic tragedy rather than a heroic epic. This is closely based on the events in Tolkien's Silmarillion and the lord of the rings. But simply describing it as the lord of the rings told from Sauron's point of view would be doing it injustice. All the similarities are only superficial as the characters and the emotionally powerful prose add a lot of interesting nuances to the story. Like in her previous books themes of passion and sexuality play an important part in the [...]

    Becky Koski
    The Sundering is basically Jacqueline Carey's retelling of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but from the perspective of what we think of as "the bad guys". It's beautifully written with language that is reminiscent of Tolkien, but without being nearly as long-winded when it comes to descriptions of basic fantasy elements (race, class, politics, etc). Both this book and the sequel (Godslayer) do a marvelous job of blending shades of grey. The characters that should be "evil" are actually very likea [...]

    Capella
    Reasons I disliked this book: 1. Flagrant ripoff of LOTR plot, themes, and characters. I can appreciate some similarities but it got ridiculous when the Galdalf character was momentarily removed from the plot while trying to save the unsuspected small hero from detection and death (with the obvious implication that he would be back soon). A couple other ones:- Deity organization of an overarching god (Uru-Alat from Carey and Iluvatar from Tolkien), who made a family circle of under gods (Shapers [...]

    Tessa
    oh my, it has been a long time since I read something so overwhelmingly pretentious.Other people have mentioned in their reviews that this was a pastiche of the Lord of the Rings, it's not, it's more like the very old fantasy novels, the ones Tolkien had pretty much stamped out. For a reason.The very first fantasy novel in print was not the lord of the rings, it was "The Well at the World's End" by William (Wallpaper) Morris from 1896. And his prose was like his wallpaper overwrought and heavy, [...]

    Paul
    I have to admit that I have (provisionally) decided to put this book down (after reading perhaps 20%, because it is simply too boring.I can understand that it is a deliberate pastiche of Lord of the Rings, and similar fantasy works, told from the point-of-view of the "evil" characters. However, it simply doesn't have the quality of Jacqueline Carey's other works.My strong suspicion is that this was her first attempt at writing a novel, which was rejected by publishers, and then picked up again a [...]

    Cristy
    This is probaly one of the most exciting books I have ever read. I usually skip alot of the descriptive parts, but not this book. I literally read every single word. I could not put this book down. I carried it with me everywhere. It's a highly addictive read if you like paranormal/fantasy. This book, which is book one, is appropriate for teens. There was no sex in this book. It begins with the way the world came into extistence, followed by shapers who gave the earth and its children, gifts suc [...]

    Bronwyn
    I have to admit that this book did not capture me right away, and it was only through forcing myself to continue reading that I got to the meaty goodness of the story. The book is a loose parallel to Tolkein's Lord of the Rings trilogy, as told from the side of, well, evil. I wish now that I hadn't found this out beforehand, because getting attached to the "bad guys" and knowing their ultimate fate made it that much harder to stomach, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. This was a masterful tr [...]

    Christina
    i wish i could give this book no stars. i love love LOVE the Kushiel books. Phedre has got to be one of the most amazing female characters in all of literature. The Naamah books didn't click for me in the same way, but i still read them. This book I couldnt finish it. I could barely start it. Its so overwritten that i wondered if it had the same author. There's so much backstory, its nearly impossible to troll through it to get to the actual plot.I may decide to try it out again in the future, ( [...]

    Davytron
    This is an awesome twist on typical fantasy fare. I've waited so long to read a novel like this one - I often sympathize with or at least wonder what's going through the minds of "villains" and this book satisfies that curiosity. Now I don't feel so weird wondering why it's "good" to just slaughter millions of orcs just because they are the protagonists' enemies. The scope of this novel is huge (i.e. from creation to the sundering to the present day to the future/perhaps the end of all things); [...]

    Obaid Haroon
    Great book. She aimed for Tolkienesque and she got it. Amazing characters and storyline. But that's par for the course with JC. No not that JC the other one. The Three were amazing and I really really hated the "good" guys. Aracus, Malthus, Ingolin to name a few. Blaise was alright. But he's no Blacksword. Can't wait to read the next one. And I'll tell you I'll never be able to watch Lord of the Rings again without thinking "Have you tried listening to what Sauron has to say?"

    Adriel
    This book is not my usual kind of favorite, but I think the author does a brilliant job of telling a story from an unusual perpective. Of course this story is the quintissential lord of the rings group adventure story, but the perspective is from the dark side. She gives this classic epic a great deal of depth and complexity. I love the second one too.

    Elspeth Artifex
    a challenging and not particularly enjoyable(for me) read.

    Jennifer
    Classic fantasy and rather derivative, but very strong characters. I really enjoyed that it is written from the point of view of the villain, so to speak. I rated the first book higher because the end (meaning the end of the 2nd book) was not well, it ended badly for the side I was rooting for. I guess in that sense maybe it maybe reads as more realist than fantasy books generally do.As reviewed on , January 2006: Actually, I thought it was quite different and very compellingI just finished this [...]

    G.D. Burkhead
    Shelf Life – Banewreaker Will Make You Feel Bad for SauronVery few fantasy fans can get away with admitting that they aren’t all that big into sweeping, high epic fantasy à la Lord of the Rings or the Pern stories or everything that Terry Brooks writes. Many non-fantasy fans, however, can point to these tales as examples of why they aren’t into fantasy. Like it or not, it’s hard not to see the latter group’s point, as a lot of high fantasy is riddled with confusing terminology, rehash [...]

    K. Bird Lincoln
    Banewreaker is pure, unadulterated, Epic Fantasy. If you like Dungeons and Dragons, Lord of the Rings, Fionavar, The Belgarion, George RR Martin, etc, you will like this series.I haven't been an Epic Fantasy fan since junior high. Somehow, after reading the aforementioned take on elves and orcs and dragons, the usual "quest for the magical object" and "politics of race" lack luster; it's all been said before.And yetBanewreaker manages to slog around in a swamp of cliches and archetypes and still [...]

    Denise
    I love and miss Robert Jordan and he recommended reading Jacqueline Carey. I read Banewreaker and Godslayer together and thoroughly enjoyed them. Seven shapers formed the world, Urulat, named after the world god Uru-alat whose death gave birth to it. Haomane, the Lord-of-Thought was the first born and his children, the Ellylon were shaped "before the final throes of Uru-alat's death and time touched them not he wrought his children of pure thought." Second born Arahila the Fair, Born-of-the-He [...]

    Krystal
    I think this is one of the most interesting stories I’ve read in a while. It’s your basic Good v. Evil story, but it really focuses on each side’s reasons. We’re given insights into both the good guys and the bad guys, and the intriguing thing you discover is that both sides are pretty much the same. The only reason one is considered ‘bad’ is because of a very old grudge and what basically boils down to a big misunderstanding. But with the misunderstanding diluted and the grudge conc [...]

    Jennifer Collins
    I found this story slow to start, but once I got in a few chapters it picked up and I looked forward to coming home from work to read. This review may have spoilers for you. Proceed with caution,I've read some reviews that said this story was like Lord of Rings from the point of view of the bad guys. Well, I don't know about that as I have no interest in LOTR, but it was a very good story with dragons, sorceresses and sorcerers, gods and immortals, races of men and other creatures shaped by Gods [...]

    Wise_owl
    This book is fantastically interesting, and continues my love affair with the work of Jacqueline Carey. I short, it's a typical 'Epic Fantasy' but told from the perspective of the 'bad guys'. It's Tolkien influence is deeply felt, but here we get a work were the Monstrous creatures of the 'Dark Lord' have feelings, intentions, and a reason for what they do. Where the Dark Lord Himself is less 'bent on controlling the world' and more sees himself as a figure for freedom from his over-bearing 'bro [...]

    jD
    Honestly, the story was 4 almost 5 stars but because Ms. Carey did not bother to provide an explanation of her strange terminology, I had to go with three. I have googled and binged trying to find out what a "rhios" is and there is no definition anywhere.I was able to follow the story as long as I did not try to visualize anything beyond dragons, trees, weres, elves, trolls, and rivers. Everything else she went out of her way to make it complicated. She needed to provide two things that would ha [...]

    Krista
    It's not often that you see an author flip the script as well as Carey has done here. In most fantasy novels the reader follows the hero and his or her comrades as they face whatever challenges come their way. The divide between good and evil is clear and the hero is always on the right side of that line, motivated by love, charity, integrity, or whatever other honorable character trait makes them uniquely qualified to face off against the Big Bad. In this duology, the reader is invited to view [...]

    Marc-André
    When I decided to read this, it was because reviews were saying this is The Lord of the Rings, but written from the point of the view of the vilain. I am a big fan of the LotR and this made me curious and excited. When I read it my enthousiasm faded a bit. Yes, it is easy to recognize the characters of the LotR and this is indeed written from the point of view of the vilain, but he it isn't very exciting. I have to say the vilain, although morally ambiguous, is rather campy. A like of excitement [...]

    Margaret Sankey
    Written as a thought experiment, this is essentially Lord of the rings as told from the other side. the Fjeltrolls are minding their own business, working for the living deity who protests them when the faux elves and rowdy, aggressive humans have to go fulfilling prophecies and stirring shit. This lampshaded some pretentious and irritating things about high fantasy (elven women are so beautiful even Orcs want them! Dragons speak with sssssssounds! Names that sound like aspirational gated commun [...]

    Grace
    Carey, author of the Kushiel series, takes on mythology. In this, the first of a series, a world was sundered years ago during the seven Shapers war. One shaper was left on the world while the others fled to an island. A prophecy that could bring an end to the world is now in the process of being fulfilled.[return][return]Carey does a good job of introducing the characters and storyline – this takes up most of the book. I look forward to the next book in the series.

    Adam Whitehead
    Long Ages ago, the Seven Shapers forged the world in accordance with the will of their creator, out of whose death they were born. However, Satoris the Sower refused the command of Haomane Firstborn and was named a traitor. For many long Ages Haomane and Satoris struggled, until the world was Sundered. The other six Shapers now dwell in the uttermost west, whilst Satoris finds himself constantly assailed by their servants in Urulat.Tanaros, one of the Three and Satoris's most stalwart servant, i [...]

    Ally
    1 StarDon't even bother. The phrasing, spelling, plot.everything about this was confusing and the phrasing made it really hard to focus. So not what I expected from the author of one of my favorite series.

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