SpoilersI wasn t impressed with this It was slow paced, the majority of the characters were bland and I wasn t interested in the central plot The conflict war between Sachaka and the Traitors made for tedious reading Sonea, Cery, Anyi, Tayend and Regin were the only decent characters The others were all boring, especially Lorkin, Tyvara, Dannyl and Lillia The arc I most enjoyed was Sonea s, probably because she was the only character I really cared about Her interactions with Regin were interesting to read about I never would have expected them to have a romance, since 20 years earlier in the Black Magician trilogy, Regin bullied Sonea Usually I would hate for a heroine to end up with a bully but their relationship actually worked, since 1 Regin was a teenager when he bullied Sonea 2 Son I m really glad I persevered through to the end of this trilogy The first two books set up the world as it has been for centuries, which was a bit tedious because we d already had that history lesson in a muchcompelling way But finally in this book, things change I m not sure it needed a whole trilogy to tell this story, but I am satisfied with how it ended both plot wise and character wise The conflicts in Sachaka come to a head, and the Guild is forced to adapt beyond their narrow mindedness Finally Cool magic stuff and fighting actually happen, even though I do wish the action wasimmediate instead of mostly being observed from a distance The focus wason the emotional state of the observers than on what was actually happening, and although I found myself caught up in those emotions, I still wished to be down on the ground Most importantly, I like the future that is in store for
Not good I can stomach an anti drug campaign in a book, but only if it isn t pointlessly thrown in like it is here The drug Roet had a distinct subplot, but it never amounted to anything or affected the main plot, I was expecting some kind of twist, or meaning Nor did the addition of Lilia, and her relationship to Anyi and Cery The whole book could have happened without them, and should have, considering they were completely undeveloped characters Even Cery, who I loved in the original books, had been watered down and the only enjoyable event was Cery s death, which was laughable and had absolutely no consequences, except Sonea feeling a bit sad The action was pathetic, as there wasn t much There was no sense of danger because our protagonists were on the conquering, winning side And the only time I co The Magic Of Trudi Canavan With Her Brand New Novel In The Traitor Spy TrilogyEvents Are Building To A Climax In Sachaka As Lorkin Returns From His Exile With The Traitor Rebels The Traitor Queen Has Given Lorkin The Huge Task Of Brokering An Alliance Between His People And The Traitors Lorkin Has Also Had To Become A Feared Black Magician In Order To Harness The Power Of An Entirely New Kind Of Gemstone Magic This Knowledge Could Transform The Guild Of Magicians Or Make Lorkin An Ô The Traitor Queen â Download by ì Trudi Canavan Outcast ForeverThe Traitor Spy Trilogy, Which Began With The Ambassador S Mission And The Rogue, Is The New Series Set In The World Of The International Bestselling Black Magician Trilogy
So here we are After years of patience the Traitor Spy trilogy has come to a close Was it everything that I hoped it would be Well, mostly Like other books in the series, the strong dialogue and character development continues, as does a reduction in the level of action scenes that one would normally expect from a fantasy novel In other words, it is a trademark Trudi Canavan novel, and one that I did enjoy There is one problem, though, and it is a problem that I suspect has resulted in the average rating for this book on Goodreads being below 4 at the time of writing Whilst we are all used to Trudi Canavan s novels being light on the action side of things, with The Traitor Queen I felt like this happened to such a degree that the final third of the book lacked the sort of tension and drama that one would expec Yes, it s true, it doesn t live up to the Black Magician trilogy or The Age of Five, and, let s be honest, the big, Akkarin shaped hole was never going to be filled, but there s no point going on about it one just has to take this trilogy for what it is.
It did feel a bit unplanned far too many ideas started or hinted at, but then not explored , a bit unstructured and a bit directionless The duller characters, like Lorkin and Lilia, hogged most of the attention, while to meintriguing characters, like Achati, Kallen, Lorandra, Skellin and Regin werebriefly sketched and remained underwritten enigmas The big villain at the end frustratingly came from nowhere And there were too many inconsistencies and Mary Sueish implausibility e.
g Lilia coming up with an idea so simple a five year old could have thought of it, but the Guild are stunned into reverence by the alleged innovativeness of it è The Traitor Queen ☆ I loved the Black Magician Trilogy but as much as I try to, I can t bring myself to like Traitor Spy I can t emphasise how annoyed I was with Lorkin He seems very much like a male version of Bella who falls for a girl at first sight and all of a sudden, it s I will do anything for her Okay, that s a little over exaggerating because Lorkin is slightlysensible but I was seriously annoyed with how stupid he was.
Also, I don t get how we were supposed to root for the Traitors and hate the Sachakans despite knowing full well that the Traitors aren t perfect and the Sachakans aren t all bad I only lasted until this last book because I held hopes that Canavan would pull off some mind blowing ending like in the Age of Fi This review was originally published on Blogs of a Bookaholic.
FEELS SO MANY FEELS AHHHHHHH Finished this at 2am last night and couldn t stop smiling.
As with all of Canavan s novels, her writing really impressed me It is so detailed and specific that it feels as if Kyralia could be a real place, that it may exist just over the next horizon I love her word choices and sentence structures although some may call her style a little meandering, to which I would agree She s not a fast paced writer but she is thorough and thoughtful without going over the top I never feel like she is pushing too hard to be insightful or dramatic, her style feels very natural and that is one of the many things I love about it I especially like the way Canavan crafts romances between characters which was particularly apparent in this book.
The plot of The Tra me falt el final , me debes TRUDI el romance Regin y Sonea me ha encantado mucho mas que su amor AKKARIN no me ha parecido forzado para nada aunque aun esty resentida porque le hacia bullying hace 20 a os bueno 20 a os y varias guerras puede hacer a la gente cambiar.