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Free read î Shorefall ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ï As a magical revolution remakes a city an ancient evil is awakened in a brilliant new novel from the Hugo nominated author of  Foundryside and the Divine Cities trilogy   Having narrowly saved the metropolis of Tevanne from destruction Sancia Grado and her allies hThey succeed the secrets behind scriving the art of imbuing everyday objects with sentience will be accessible to all of Tevanne’s citizens much to the displeasure of the robber barons who’ve hoarded this knowledge for themselves     But one of Sancia’s enemies has embarked on a desperate gambit an attempt to resurrect a figure straight out of lege. You know that feeling when the book you just finished reading is so Bloody Slightly Amazing BSA™ that you have no Bloody Fishing Idea BFI™ what to say about it Yeah well hello and welcome to yet another Robert Jackson Bennett Wrote It Ergo uite Blank My Little Mind Is RBJWIEBMLMI™ review my Little Barnacles desperately looks at the whole of her two lines of notes for this book in search of inspirationfails epically albeit nefariouslyOkay okay I can do this and stuff I ruthlessly rule over millions of murderous crustaceans have conuered countless puny human territories and sacrificed newborn babies than there are dinoflagellates in the sea so the end of me this miserable little review shall not be MaybeHere we goes and stuff Please don’t askSo This book THIS BOOK This world THIS WORLD This magic system THIS MAGIC SYSTEM So bloody creative So bloody uniue So bloody rich So bloody vivid So bloody clever So beautifully thought out and amazingly developed It’s funny this kinda sorta reminds me of an obscure series by an obscure author I read years ago I think it was called the Divine Cities or something It wasn’t too crappy if I remember correctly view spoiler Yes I know I can be hilariously funny when I want to hide spoiler

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As a magical revolution remakes a city an ancient evil is awakened in a brilliant new novel from the Hugo nominated author of  Foundryside and the Divine Cities trilogy   Having narrowly saved the metropolis of Tevanne from destruction Sancia Grado and her allies have turned to their next task sowing the seeds of a full on magical industrial revolution If. ✧ find this review others on my blog ✧The city of Tevanne seems determined to tear itself in two In “Shorefall” Bennett lets us back abruptly into his world with a lot terror and much less hand holding Three years have passed and the Foundrysiders—Sanca Berenice Gregor and Orso—keep sidling up to death and dipping their toes in this time with a Robin Hood scheme to steal the scrivings the Michiels hoarded like a dragon guarding its treasure and distribute them back to the people of Tevanne But you can only sidle up to death so many times before it grabs your ankle and tries to pull you under And death came to the Foundrysiders in the shape of Crasedes a powerful hierophant now successfully resurrected by Gregor’s grief stricken motherScrivings are the coins the city of Tevanne trades in—a practice that divests any object of its intended identity convincing it to “disobey reality in very unusual ways”—but Crasedes’ will can reshape the very warp and weft of reality itself Crasedes plans to water the soil of Tevanne with blood and the Foundrysiders plan to stop him The first shot was fired three years before when the mountain of the Candianos collapsed and the Company fell but it is now that the battle lines are drawnThis here is the beginning of the war  “The problem with might you see” he said “is that there’s always someone mightier”  Much like its predecessor “Shorefall” begins with a heist and this one is several orders of magnitude dangerous It’s a tinderbox opening to the novel but this is of course where the danger comes in if at the end of a nail biting climax you still have almost 500 pages to go aren't you setting your readers up for disappointment Thankfully “Shorefall” is a novel that sustains its crackle throughout maintaining an impeccable consistency and concluding with a gorgeous sleight of hand that will be familiar to those who enjoyed “Foundryside”In so many senses this series is a perfect distillation of the author’s unerring talent for fantasy and his myriad ideas of what the genre could be what it can and should strive for The author’s most perceptive points come out in world building Bennett sets his world in motion and follows where it leads moving through his vast and complicated concepts as easily as an ordinary person might walk across a street “Shorefall” packs a surprising amount of plot into its single volume It has answers to your uestions and often than not uestions after that The swift plot uickly leaves the Foundrysiders with a mess on their hands and suspense mounts as they throw themselves headlong into peril The threat levels are high and sharp and the space between each chapter is like the silence after the snap when you know that something is holding itself still and watching you in the darkBennett also populates his novel with forces we know all too well in the real world and his razor sharp critiue of a world wracked by war and capitalism divided against itself constantly near a breaking point rings a bell that’s a little too resonant Tevanne is a city that suffers all the usual maladies of real life cities and is governed by people who have ridden high and once they have seen the high places—it made them hungrier and cold down to the pith Greed seeps through every crack of Tevanne and it is corrosive gnawing at the less fortunate until it turns them into husk The good guys are outnumbered drifting as if in waters they could not swim and the bad guys are always one step ahead Huge uestions of ethics and responsibility also play into the plot here The Foudrysiders weary of the violence but they understand its inevitability and that lends the novel a compelling urgencyIf I have to name a flaw it would be that while the world is extraordinarily intricate I found that it muffles the characters at the heart of the book As Sancia Berenice Gregor and Orso scamper and scheme their way into the heart of Tevanne’s deadliest secrets collecting fresh scars like clockwork the reader scarcely gets a moment to just stop and breathe and spend time with them The Foundrysiders walked around each other filled with things they cannot articulate as though worried one good tug might rip their seams entirely and that distance is carried onto the page I hope we get of an insight into the characters in the next book especially Gregor who so deeply inhabited the warrior in his mind’s eye who had once torn into a hundred enemies and sent others staggering home but who heart breakingly still grapples with the choicelessness of his lifeCrasedes’ character however held all my attention in his thrall Crasedes of course is the villain—and a genuinely compelling one He has a well intentioned savior complex and the arrogance to rationalize it but under the auspices of saving people he sometimes exploits possesses and harms them But while the Foundrysiders must constantly battle with what’s right and what’s necessary Crasedes already committed to several courses of action This gives him a bit of a Machiavellian advantage on the playing field What’s because his motivations are copious and convincing I found myself thinking not for the first time “well he does have a good point though” In one particularly eye opening section Crasedes muses “It is a regrettable thing that in order to fix a monstrous world one must become a little monstrous in one’s own right”If you have yet to read this novel come join the Foundrysiders for a story—I guarantee you won’t guess how it ends I'm very much looking forward to the last book in this series One dream dies but another’s born Let’s make sure it survives   ☆ ko fi ★ blog ☆ twitter ★ tumblr 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ShorefallNd an immortal being known as a heirophant Long ago the heirophant was an ordinary man but he’s used scriving to transform himself into something closer to a god Once awakened he’ll stop at nothing to remake the world in his horrifying image   And if Sancia can’t stop this ancient power from returning Well the only way to fight a godis with another g. 45 stars tw off screen suicide and some brief suicidal ideation; body horror This book takes place 3 years after the first book and is less an action packed seuel and a seuel about found family choices innovation and the collective The magicaltechnological concept of scriving is much of a focus in this book and those concepts do slow it down a bit at times But the villain and the conflicts he brings up are outstanding Also the found family and ff romance feels in here are so strong There is a bit of a cliffhanger ending and I am excited to see what the finale brings