CHARACTERS Å The Stars That Rise at Dawn (Šehhinah #1)

CHARACTERS Ö E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Ivana Skye

Elīya thought she shared everything with her best friend until Tamar ran away to see the true form of God And decided that she didn’t owe Elīya an explanationYenatru thought he had two friends until with only one left it turned out he wasn’t as close to Elīya as he thoughtElīya’s resorted to putting her all into her college ethics class but it isn’t giving her the answers she needsAnd nothing seems to te. I really enjoyed the experience of reading The Stars That Rise At Dawn A story about people coming into their identities and finding ways to know themselves the worldbuilding and magic provide additional ways of depicting that struggle and the triumph of learning who they are and making that knowledge manifest in the world I found the characters' way of deeply and deliberately grappling with who they are as people and how to connect with other people to be extremely compelling

REVIEW The Stars That Rise at Dawn (Šehhinah, #1)

The Stars That Rise at Dawn Šehhinah #1Ll Yenatru the right words to say for any situation He can’t even manage to tell Elīya that he's been delving into some deep magic on his own No one knows that he's creating things with the power of his soul except the woman he meets in the library And she calls herself LuciferBut Yenatru's new friend can't stay a secret forever Elīya has something she wants so badly that she would do anything for it anything at. I read this book with avid absorption It brought up many desires and thoughts I have had myself before but had so often and so uncorroborated that I don’t remember acknowledging in consciousness to myself in prior years of mine The biggest flaw is that the plot’s focus is not as interesting as its promise and its mythological environment that is filled with explorable possibilities and reinterpretation I found Lucifer and Yenatru rather annoying and Lucifer fairly hypocritical with great backstory but not very comfortably suited to a straightforward heroic and very static and unchangeable role and would have had a less irritating effect if dynamic and capable of being called out and changed by others and anti heroic like God was On the other hand writing this hits me what a humorous role reversal that is I often root for characters who’s wrongs are spelled out or who are coded whether sympathetically like in this book or not as confusing crazy or freaklike and in this book’s case that is God and Tamar and the Holy while Fallen Angels are very ‘normal’ and have fragile identity boundaries or tolerances for weirdness This would be a brilliant twist if Lucifer wasn’t so aggressively depicted as the most scrupulous and correct of the characters Maybe it’s just my bias’s But I was also less interested in seeing theurgy from the theurgist’s own perspective as opposed to a second person’s perspective I think other people’s perspectives on a manifestation like how Elīya saw Yenatru and Tamar saw God were revealing and intimate about the soul who made the theurgy than the self perspective scenes ever were Because of that and because of the bigger range of mystery and experience of another soul and the brutal disabling struggle and choice I was by far interested in the Holy than in the people doing their own theurgy I would probably be far satisfied with a book about the Holy who were so poignant I think back to them a lot or at least about people interacting with the theurgy manifestations of people other than themselves

Ivana Skye ☆ 9 CHARACTERS

CHARACTERS Å The Stars That Rise at Dawn (Šehhinah, #1) ☆ Elīya thought she shared everything with her best friend—until Tamar ran away to see the true form of God And decided that she didn’t owe Elīya an explanationYenatru thought he had two friends—until with only one left it turned out he wasn’t as close to ElAll And it's Lucifer herself who might just be able to offer a dealIf you thought you knew what a book about God angels demon college roommates and motorbiking to Eden would be like think againTHE STARS THAT RISE AT DAWN is the first book in Ivana Skye’s Šehhinah trilogy an Abrahamic fantasy series where everyone’s personal life is of cosmic importance if they aren’t too distracted by essay deadlines or coff. Philosophical and magical wow great combinationCompletely different than what I expectedThis isn’t a uick read I needed time to let what I read sink inAnd it was so worth itThese people with their mostly pretty weird names are finding out who they really are what their life’s purpose isI remember and identify with most of it well I never wanted to become holy but anyway it’s extraordinary to read about these struggles About friendship uncertainties that you’ll be accepted or not once the other knows who you really areNL Filosofisch en magisch tegelijk geweldige combinatieCompleet anders dan ik me had voorgesteldDit is niet een boek dat je snel uitleest ik had in ieder geval tijd nodig om het te laten bezinkenDeze personages met hun aparte namen vinden uit wie ze echt zijn en wat hun doel in het leven isIk herinner en identificeer me met het meeste in dit verhaal maar ik heb nooit een heilige willen wordenHet is een buitengewoon verhaal over vriendschap onzekerheden en over of je geaccepteerd zult worden wanneer de ander weet wie je echt bent