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Cast in Peril [Download] ➾ Cast in Peril Author Michelle Sagara – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk It has been a busy few weeks for Private Kaylin Neva In between angling for a promotion, sharing her room with the last living female Dragon and dealing with refugees than anyone knew what to do with, It has been a busy few weeks for Private Kaylin Neva In between angling for a promotion, sharing her room with the last living female Dragon and dealing with refugees than anyone knew what to do with, the unusual egg she d been given was ready to hatch Actually, that turned out to be lucky, because it absorbed the energy from the bomb that went off in her quarters So now might be the perfect time to leave Elantra and journey to the West March with the Barrani If not for the disappearances of citizens in Cast in PDF or the fief of Tiamaris disappearances traced to the very Barrani Kaylin will be traveling with.

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  • Paperback
  • 538 pages
  • Cast in Peril
  • Michelle Sagara
  • English
  • 11 December 2019
  • 0373803508

About the Author: Michelle Sagara

See also Michelle Sagara WestMichelle WestMichelle is an author, book seller, and lover of liter ature based in Toronto She writes fantasy novels as both Michelle Sagara and Michelle West and some times as Michelle Sagara West You can find her books at fine booksellersShe lives in Toronto with her long suffering husband and her two children, and to her regret has no dogsReading is one of her life long passions, and she is some times paid for her opinions about what she s read by the venerable Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction No matter Cast in PDF or how many book shelves she buys, there is Never Enough Shelf space EverShe has published as Michelle Sagara her legal name , as Michelle West her husband s surname , and as Michelle Sagara West a combination of the two.



10 thoughts on “Cast in Peril

  1. Maria Dimitrova Maria Dimitrova says:

    4.5 starsDamn I loved this instalment At first I was annoyed that we left the view spoiler investigation into the missing fieflings hide spoiler so Kaylin can travel to the West March but then I got swept away by all the details I loved the waystations and the dynamics of the Barrani court But mostly I loved the way Kayling grew up in the last few chapters, how she stood up to Avery despite her fear and misgivings, the way she chose the best way she could fight instead of trying to impr 4.5 starsDamn I loved this instalment At first I was annoyed that we left the view spoiler investigation into the missing fieflings hide spoiler so Kaylin can travel to the West March but then I got swept away by all the details I loved the waystations and the dynamics of the Barrani court But mostly I loved the way Kayling grew up in the last few chapters, how she stood up to Avery despite her fear and misgivings, the way she chose the best way she could fight instead of trying to impress everyone I adored the epilogue and the chance to see Kaylin through the eyes of someone else.Severn was amazing in this one He is so patient and devoted and that s what Kaylin needs to get through her fears Someone who will always put what she needs and not what she wants first, someone for whom she isthan just the Chosen I can t wait to see if she gives him a chance to bethan just her friend

  2. Lacrima Lacrima says:

    Arrgh This book, in a way, was very frustrating I can understand why it was a difficult one to write, and given the nice little progress bar kindle offers I was forewarned, but still This is only half of the story We have a beginning, we have a journey, but we have no end Grrr That is very, very frustrating, because I just know I ll have to wait another year for the completion of that story.It s not a cliffhanger, in that sense, but frustrating nonetheless.All that said, I really enjoyed it Arrgh This book, in a way, was very frustrating I can understand why it was a difficult one to write, and given the nice little progress bar kindle offers I was forewarned, but still This is only half of the story We have a beginning, we have a journey, but we have no end Grrr That is very, very frustrating, because I just know I ll have to wait another year for the completion of that story.It s not a cliffhanger, in that sense, but frustrating nonetheless.All that said, I really enjoyed it I m not going to attempt to summarize the plot here, since I m very bad at that to begin with, and having just finished the book, it would be even worse But I ll try to point out some things I liked about it This is a Barrani book Not just because there are a lot Barrani in it, but because we learn a lot about them, and not just as a race, but also about the individuals We learnabout the Consort and what drives her, and finally part of Teela s background story I loved finally learning something about a character that has been there for every one of the eight books, but that we knew little about so far The egg, or rather what comes out of it This, I think, holds some potential, and some potential surprise for future books I can t wait to find out what happens next There is , but it s mostly the usual things I love Sagara s books for The almost lyrical writing style, which is beautiful, but can be tiring at times the characters, which have an almost confusing number of facets the worldbuilding, which is complex and can I just say that I really love the concept of mirrors and shifting, living buildings, and true words the whole multiracial thing.To summarize my rambling review Despite the frustrating ending, I really enjoyed reading the book, and even though the end made me want to throw things at someone s head, I can t wait for the next one

  3. Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠ Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠ says:

    A Barrani heavy book I much prefer the dragons.

  4. Layla is a Picky Reader Layla is a Picky Reader says:

    ARC provided by Harlequin via NetgalleyMy rating 4 5 starsFirst lineThe worst thing about having a roommate, in Kaylin s opinion and admittedly after only two weeks was morning Favourite quoteI will always love you Had it been a lie Yes There was no always for mortals All their forevers were planted in memory it was the only place strong enough to shelter them Song of choice Breath of Life by Florence and the MachineIn each book of the series, the mystery is focused on one racARC provided by Harlequin via NetgalleyMy rating 4 5 starsFirst lineThe worst thing about having a roommate, in Kaylin s opinion and admittedly after only two weeks was morning Favourite quoteI will always love you Had it been a lie Yes There was no always for mortals All their forevers were planted in memory it was the only place strong enough to shelter them Song of choice Breath of Life by Florence and the MachineIn each book of the series, the mystery is focused on one race or one part of the city that has part autonomy, now is the time for humans and their story Cast in Peril is the next instalment of the Cast in Series It features Kaylin Neya s journey to the West March view spoiler Against my wishes though, by the end of the book, she doesn t actually reach it hide spoiler She spends all her time solving problems and defending the Hallionnes against the Shadows She does all this with the help of Severn, the interference of Nightshade, the support and friendship of Teela, facing the fury of the Consort and the disdain of the Barrani High Lords Kaylin is a High Lord herself at the Barrani Court and her mortality makes her a perfect target for the other Lords By the way, this book shows her relationship with Bellsudeo, the only female dragon in existence It reveals what happened to the famous egg and of course, all my favourite dragons Arkon, Sannabalis, Diarmat, Tiamaris show up It also deals with the matter of Avatars remember Tara , the Hallionnes being another species of its kind As usually, she manages to survive against better odds thanks to her inner comprehension of each race and view spoiler her new familiar hide spoiler has a big part in it.I have to say this ARC was long Almost 540 pages It took me a whole day to read it and I couldn t let it out of my hands I m still in a daze, it was so rich and condensed I think the previous books wereclearly written and they didn t left me with so many questions unanswered As a matter of fact, I don t even know why I m reading this series I think I m constantly fascinated by the world and the possibility of so many races coexisting together in one city I m not disappointed per se but I was watching my book pages were going on and on without Kaylin reaching her destination I was still hoping even in the last ten pages view spoiler A lovely surprise was the Consort s perspective at the end of the book Up until now, everything was written from Kaylin s POV I m glad to see that the first Barrani taken into consideration was the Consort I like her as a character I think she could be great friends with Bellsudeo and Kaylin We ll see hide spoiler Kaylin Neya s character has developed since the beginning of the series I didn t actually liked her very much in the first book, I can t figure her out even now I don t know if I should put her in the YA category of a heroine or if she s a mature young woman In many aspects she s a delightful mix of both Another thing that I like about Kaylin is her ability to understand each race and to accept their differences She can make friends from all species, maybe her Chosen role is to be able to be a liaison for so many Although I know that many readers want her to end up with Nightshade I, for myself, like her relationship with Severn I think he is the only one that really understands her to the bottom of her soul Nightshade, like all Barrani, is all about power and possession I had some hopes for him that maybe, in this book, his relationship with Kaylin would deepen but as it is, he proved himself to be a selfish regular Immortal who cared nothing but for his interests I really felt for Kaylin when she discovered his machinations He was so very unappealing.I really enjoyed her scenes with the Familiar, I like the fact that she managed to converse with him although I wanted her to beconcerned with his safety, each time the translucence of the small dragon was mentioned, I thought that he was so very fragile.Hallionne Bertolle was such an interesting character His scenes were very emotional, so alien but, in his loneliness, so very human.Names and words and feelings, blood and bonds are all put together and used to build this amazing universe It s complex and it s dynamic There are so many characters and histories and rules.One concept I liked about this univese is the one of True Words It s amazing how one of this kind of word can contain a person, a race or even a world I wanted to see what s the deal with the Regalia I wanted to seeof Lord of West March, I found him together with his sister one of the most unique of the Barrani s.One point in favor for Sagara is how for all mysteries, she finds a solution so simple sometimes the things that are needed to solve them are so basic and human in nature It s amazing how Kaylin translates the problems and the difficult concepts that she s facing into mortals day by day life.I know it s high fantasy so maybe the emotional aspect isn t so well emphasized or maybe it doesn t touch me as other books do I suppose that s the main reason keeping me from giving it a five star rating I would love that the next book in the series will impress me through the emotions that are conveyed.I m still frustrated about the end of the book I can t actually figure out what happened there With whom fought the Consort and the Court Reborns or Ferals Kaylin was talking with all the people that were kidnapped What happened with Terrano The feral whom she took his name was one of the twelwe children I hope the next book will explain all these things

  5. Hannah Cobb Hannah Cobb says:

    Saving the world always seems to land Kaylin in deeper trouble After the adventures in Elantra 7 Cast In Ruin , Kaylin has acquired the only surviving female dragon as a roommate and embarked on the highly unpleasant lessons in etiquette that came with the dragon Kaylin is so busy with her usual work and the large, mysterious egg she rescued, which has take to changing color that she isthan usually annoyed when sometimes benefactor, sometimes enemy Nightshade manipulates her into le Saving the world always seems to land Kaylin in deeper trouble After the adventures in Elantra 7 Cast In Ruin , Kaylin has acquired the only surviving female dragon as a roommate and embarked on the highly unpleasant lessons in etiquette that came with the dragon Kaylin is so busy with her usual work and the large, mysterious egg she rescued, which has take to changing color that she isthan usually annoyed when sometimes benefactor, sometimes enemy Nightshade manipulates her into leaving the city to accompany the Barrani on an essential quest Kaylin has never left the city before, and even with Severn s help, she is thoroughly out of her depth with the Barrani, in a setting where words can be weapons and skirmishes involve fancy dresses And, naturally, an old evil may be awakening an evil that even Kaylin, Severn, and Nightshade together may not be able to overcome.I don t mean for this to be a negative review, because fans of Michelle Sagara who is a truly incredible author will enjoy this latest instalment in the series On top of that, I love Kaylin I loved the first two Elantra books, so much so that I ve reread them many times, and I don t often find books I consider worth re reading But I have found that the last three or four books in the series have displayed a distressing tendency towards repetition without character development How many times can Kaylin face some great danger, and tell someone or something a story in order to save the world Kaylin is forever rescuing the city, or the world, or an entire race of beings, but these conflicts never quite touch on the brewing conflicts between the main characters themselves All of the major character issues like what Nightshade plans to do with Kaylin, for example, or how the Dragon Emperor will react to all the trouble Kaylin has dropped on his doorstep have been consistently put off for too long in an already over long series I m still attached to Kaylin, and Severn, and the full cast of truly well drawn characters, but I m beyond ready for some closure.Reviewed on netgalley.com Publication date September 25, 2012

  6. Katy Holder Katy Holder says:

    I ve followed Kaylin since the very first book in the series Cast in Shadow I have read and re read every word so many times that her tale has become intertwined with my own I worried when I d heard Michelle Sagara had to split the intended adventure into two books how would I survive not knowing the entire story It wasn t a problem I refuse to include spoilers but I will say that this book is the finest of the series so far It encompasses Kaylin in her entirety, not just want the reader I ve followed Kaylin since the very first book in the series Cast in Shadow I have read and re read every word so many times that her tale has become intertwined with my own I worried when I d heard Michelle Sagara had to split the intended adventure into two books how would I survive not knowing the entire story It wasn t a problem I refuse to include spoilers but I will say that this book is the finest of the series so far It encompasses Kaylin in her entirety, not just want the reader or she knows or understands of her but her actual evolution Depth is added to multiple story lines as well as characters As tricky as our wonderful tour guide M Sagara is, every word will need to be examined and debated While that might seem obsessive, and of course I don t believe it is, just read Cast in Peril and tell me the need isn t there I can t wait until Cast in Sorrow

  7. C.E. Murphy C.E. Murphy says:

    Aaaaah, questions are starting to get answers in Kaylin s world I WANT MORE ANSWERS NOW NOW NOW NOW N ahem.Good stuff, really I love Kaylin and the Elantran world Michelle s built, and the deepening complexities of Kaylin s relationships are splendid Also, there is so much doom on the horizon I just want to squeak.

  8. Estara Estara says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Due to today being a national holiday I was able to read the rest of the book in six hours straight through and having read it it confirms that for me personally MSW really writes the most fulfilling, nourishing comfort reads at the moment.I cried the first time when Kaylin slept in what looked like her old flat for the last time Her realization that while as a child in the fiefs she hadn t let herself become attached to muchthan people her small flat, rented after having been accepte Due to today being a national holiday I was able to read the rest of the book in six hours straight through and having read it it confirms that for me personally MSW really writes the most fulfilling, nourishing comfort reads at the moment.I cried the first time when Kaylin slept in what looked like her old flat for the last time Her realization that while as a child in the fiefs she hadn t let herself become attached to muchthan people her small flat, rented after having been accepted by the Hawks, after making the cut with Barren, after taking the name Kaylin, had in many ways symbolized her new self to her, which is why she felt so irritated subconsciously by Bellusdeo s nonchalant coopting of the room and her presence it really resonated with me.Kaylin s mystical strength continues to come down to midwifing and healing when you ignore the way that it is done via true words while the birth of the being from the egg neededthan she could provide, she nurtured the egg before its hatching and provided the first food afterwards She fumbled towards healing a wrong she can t quite understand but instinctively deal with due to her being Chosen when she saves the first compromised Hallione, she redirects power and words corrupted into a different channel when she can t heal the damage and midwifes the survival of what little past the misused human reborns have left.Whenever she can she tries to clear away corruption and reinforce choice and sense of self One of my favourite bits was when she managed to provide two of the Halliones with companionship one of the occasions being like the return of long lost family.And in between those action pieces and dangers in this book, there was an exploration of what Bellusdeo sees as her position at the Dragon Court now and the problems inherent to that , of Kaylin s standing within the Barrani High Court especially regarding its rulers, after the huge upset she dealt them in the last book I didn t expect to get but was delighted to find outabout Severn s current state of mind and the part of his past that Kaylin didn t share.Interestingly enough, although this book had Nightshade, the focus of this part of the journey towards the Western March was muchon the Consort and on Teela fascinating I especially enjoyed the interludes Kaylin had with both when they were forced to room together in the Halliones I found Nightshade totally in character and believably in both the positive and negative actions he takes in this book he is Barrani So is the consort and so is Teela They are not human and the fact that MSW makes me feel a distance but sort of allows me to understand that is another part of why I love this series so.I do not in the least feel cheated of an action arc or a danger arc or an emotional growth arc all of these are in this book The multiplicity of worlds may not have directly been in danger this time, but I have the impression that the underlying basis of it the true words was in danger and the fight is only in abeyance There was no clear winner this time, but Kaylin and her group have a breather andwarning now.In respect to warning various people of all kinds of mystical knowledge have by now told Kaylin she has to dothan she has done so far to nourish the hatchling from the egg properly may I say he was an especially delightful part of the book I expect Cast in Sorrow to not only bring the tale telling of the Western March to some sort of conclusion but also address that dangling danger.Also I love the fact that I can feel the fear and danger of the situation and be brought to elation and tears in this series WITHOUT the sacrifice of well known characters Kaylin feels the loss and MSW makes me feel it, too The loss of potential and of future eventhan the loss of life.And a last thought I had, considering I read impressions that this wasn t a full story why is it fine when Martin or Jordan lay out long ranging plot threads spread over numerous long books which do not allow starting later in the series or you miss a lot of the subthreads, but let a woman writer do so in epic fantasy and she gets complained to For some reason people don t mind C.J.Cherryh doing so, or is it because the Foreigner series is sf Hmm._____________________2nd read Nightshade clearly shows his true colours regarding his valuing of his human fief inhabitants, and Kaylin reacts in character and that is why, my dears, I will never believe that Kaylin loves him unless she gets brainwashed.Kaylin is emphatic with so many unusual beings when she is influenced by stereotypes or prejudice and she is shown that those are wrong, she adapts People for that matter entities who can feel or what would you call the elements or the Maker are always dealt with according to how they present themselves to her and she always will give them the benefit of the doubt if she can afford to.For Nightshade, outside of his Barrani court ties, everything comes down to power in many ways like the Dragon Outcaste, though it seems he doesn t want to be Highlord of his caste, hmm But then he didn t get corrupted in Ravellon, did he And his connection and devotion to Kaylin does, too.On this series reread I also realised that we get a NEW point of view character for the first time Usually we always get limited third person via Kaylin and what happens to her And suddenly in the last few pages we get the consort I wonder how that will play out in the next book

  9. Paradoxical Paradoxical says:

    I am absurdly fond of the Chronicles of Elantra series for some reason, even if I think that personal growth and the character plot on the part of Kaylin goes about the same speed as molasses spreading out on a horizontal table In the middle of winter Don t get me wrong She has changed since the first book until now, but so much hasn t that it s a bit disappointing in that regard On the plus side view spoiler she at least manages to light that goddamn candle Not that anything is really I am absurdly fond of the Chronicles of Elantra series for some reason, even if I think that personal growth and the character plot on the part of Kaylin goes about the same speed as molasses spreading out on a horizontal table In the middle of winter Don t get me wrong She has changed since the first book until now, but so much hasn t that it s a bit disappointing in that regard On the plus side view spoiler she at least manages to light that goddamn candle Not that anything is really done with that bit of information other than Kaylin jumping around happily hide spoiler At least we find out what s inside the egg in this book I actually enjoy what s inside the egg, except for little niggling things like view spoiler the familiar isa tool than anything else Kaylin doesn t exactly interact with it other than to cart it around and try to make it do things Or it does things and she has to deal with the consequences I don t feel any sort of relationship between Kaylin and the familiar and that just makes me sad hide spoiler This book is also one story split into two A first for this series, as the previous books were at least self contained stories This was actually rather frustrating, even if the book could have ended on evenof a cliffhanger than it did So if you re not a fan of this, then I suggest waiting for the next book and reading them both at once Because now I have to wait Boo.I was also rather confused by the end, when all this action happened and all these explanations are thrown around and it s about 2am at night and I m blearily squinting at the page and mouthing, Wait What at myself I m still not quite sure what happened It might be the time of night and my sleepiness, but it s still a bit jumbled You get a new situation, where Kaylin is on a journey to the West March with a group of familiar and not so familiar Barrani There s also the case of people who have gone missing from the fiefs, and somehow it all mixes in with the trouble with the Exchequer It s very Barrani heavy, which made me happy, and you find out a lotabout Teela You ll meet a few new cast members and the author fleshes out her world just that little bit , which is what I think Sagara excels at the most Also, Nightshade But, unfortunately, he was kind of bland for me this time around, which just made me sad.Overall, I enjoyed the book, but I didn t love it It felt pretty top heavy and I just wasn t as interested this time around 2 3 stars, rounding up to 3

  10. Nafiza Nafiza says:

    When I found out at the end of the last novel that Kaylin would be going on a journey with Nightshade, I was happy because I felt that Nightshade would finally get the page time he so richly deserves I really didn t expect the novel to turn out as it ultimately does I really didn t.This is not to imply Cast in Peril was bad Not in the least The novel delivers on action, further development in some characters and deepening the mystery about the marks found on Kaylin s body It just doesn t de When I found out at the end of the last novel that Kaylin would be going on a journey with Nightshade, I was happy because I felt that Nightshade would finally get the page time he so richly deserves I really didn t expect the novel to turn out as it ultimately does I really didn t.This is not to imply Cast in Peril was bad Not in the least The novel delivers on action, further development in some characters and deepening the mystery about the marks found on Kaylin s body It just doesn t deliver what it promised where Nightshade, the character, is concerned Severin getsthan ample page time as his relationship with Kaylin veers into uncharted territory and Kaylin herself starts to, perhaps, warm to the idea of Severin asthan just the best friend and companion she has cast him as so far What is lacking for me is the interaction, real honest interaction, between Nightshade and Kaylin If he is not a contender for her feelings, I would prefer it to be known rather than having the whole thing lingering I am okay with him as just another character in the wonderful world that Sagara has built up but at this point, I need some development either ways.So yeah, that s my gripe with this novel Another thing that surprised me was that for the first time in the series, a story arc is not completed by the end of the novel So the next book is a continuation of the adventure from this book and a year is just too long a wait for the next one.I did like this novel I know it may not seem like it from my complaints but I would read anything Sagara wrote with a smile on my face Her word smithery is sheer genius and she instinctively knows how to create situations and characters that are alien to anything human and yet still retain a spark that you can relate to and empathize with I mean, when you are empathizing with stone buildings, you have to admit the author has talent You know I also liked how this novel lets you glimpse the politics behind the dragons and the Barrani And the familiar, a little dragon who has decided Kaylin belongs to him Is just beyond cute.So yes, if you are a faithful reader of this series, it will in turn enthrall you and frustrate you But you will come back for the next one because if there s anything this novel proves, it is Sagara s ability to tell a good story

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10 thoughts on “Cast in Peril

  1. Maria Dimitrova Maria Dimitrova says:

    4.5 starsDamn I loved this instalment At first I was annoyed that we left the view spoiler investigation into the missing fieflings hide spoiler so Kaylin can travel to the West March but then I got swept away by all the details I loved the waystations and the dynamics of the Barrani court But mostly I loved the way Kayling grew up in the last few chapters, how she stood up to Avery despite her fear and misgivings, the way she chose the best way she could fight instead of trying to impr 4.5 starsDamn I loved this instalment At first I was annoyed that we left the view spoiler investigation into the missing fieflings hide spoiler so Kaylin can travel to the West March but then I got swept away by all the details I loved the waystations and the dynamics of the Barrani court But mostly I loved the way Kayling grew up in the last few chapters, how she stood up to Avery despite her fear and misgivings, the way she chose the best way she could fight instead of trying to impress everyone I adored the epilogue and the chance to see Kaylin through the eyes of someone else.Severn was amazing in this one He is so patient and devoted and that s what Kaylin needs to get through her fears Someone who will always put what she needs and not what she wants first, someone for whom she isthan just the Chosen I can t wait to see if she gives him a chance to bethan just her friend

  2. Lacrima Lacrima says:

    Arrgh This book, in a way, was very frustrating I can understand why it was a difficult one to write, and given the nice little progress bar kindle offers I was forewarned, but still This is only half of the story We have a beginning, we have a journey, but we have no end Grrr That is very, very frustrating, because I just know I ll have to wait another year for the completion of that story.It s not a cliffhanger, in that sense, but frustrating nonetheless.All that said, I really enjoyed it Arrgh This book, in a way, was very frustrating I can understand why it was a difficult one to write, and given the nice little progress bar kindle offers I was forewarned, but still This is only half of the story We have a beginning, we have a journey, but we have no end Grrr That is very, very frustrating, because I just know I ll have to wait another year for the completion of that story.It s not a cliffhanger, in that sense, but frustrating nonetheless.All that said, I really enjoyed it I m not going to attempt to summarize the plot here, since I m very bad at that to begin with, and having just finished the book, it would be even worse But I ll try to point out some things I liked about it This is a Barrani book Not just because there are a lot Barrani in it, but because we learn a lot about them, and not just as a race, but also about the individuals We learnabout the Consort and what drives her, and finally part of Teela s background story I loved finally learning something about a character that has been there for every one of the eight books, but that we knew little about so far The egg, or rather what comes out of it This, I think, holds some potential, and some potential surprise for future books I can t wait to find out what happens next There is , but it s mostly the usual things I love Sagara s books for The almost lyrical writing style, which is beautiful, but can be tiring at times the characters, which have an almost confusing number of facets the worldbuilding, which is complex and can I just say that I really love the concept of mirrors and shifting, living buildings, and true words the whole multiracial thing.To summarize my rambling review Despite the frustrating ending, I really enjoyed reading the book, and even though the end made me want to throw things at someone s head, I can t wait for the next one

  3. Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠ Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠ says:

    A Barrani heavy book I much prefer the dragons.

  4. Layla is a Picky Reader Layla is a Picky Reader says:

    ARC provided by Harlequin via NetgalleyMy rating 4 5 starsFirst lineThe worst thing about having a roommate, in Kaylin s opinion and admittedly after only two weeks was morning Favourite quoteI will always love you Had it been a lie Yes There was no always for mortals All their forevers were planted in memory it was the only place strong enough to shelter them Song of choice Breath of Life by Florence and the MachineIn each book of the series, the mystery is focused on one racARC provided by Harlequin via NetgalleyMy rating 4 5 starsFirst lineThe worst thing about having a roommate, in Kaylin s opinion and admittedly after only two weeks was morning Favourite quoteI will always love you Had it been a lie Yes There was no always for mortals All their forevers were planted in memory it was the only place strong enough to shelter them Song of choice Breath of Life by Florence and the MachineIn each book of the series, the mystery is focused on one race or one part of the city that has part autonomy, now is the time for humans and their story Cast in Peril is the next instalment of the Cast in Series It features Kaylin Neya s journey to the West March view spoiler Against my wishes though, by the end of the book, she doesn t actually reach it hide spoiler She spends all her time solving problems and defending the Hallionnes against the Shadows She does all this with the help of Severn, the interference of Nightshade, the support and friendship of Teela, facing the fury of the Consort and the disdain of the Barrani High Lords Kaylin is a High Lord herself at the Barrani Court and her mortality makes her a perfect target for the other Lords By the way, this book shows her relationship with Bellsudeo, the only female dragon in existence It reveals what happened to the famous egg and of course, all my favourite dragons Arkon, Sannabalis, Diarmat, Tiamaris show up It also deals with the matter of Avatars remember Tara , the Hallionnes being another species of its kind As usually, she manages to survive against better odds thanks to her inner comprehension of each race and view spoiler her new familiar hide spoiler has a big part in it.I have to say this ARC was long Almost 540 pages It took me a whole day to read it and I couldn t let it out of my hands I m still in a daze, it was so rich and condensed I think the previous books wereclearly written and they didn t left me with so many questions unanswered As a matter of fact, I don t even know why I m reading this series I think I m constantly fascinated by the world and the possibility of so many races coexisting together in one city I m not disappointed per se but I was watching my book pages were going on and on without Kaylin reaching her destination I was still hoping even in the last ten pages view spoiler A lovely surprise was the Consort s perspective at the end of the book Up until now, everything was written from Kaylin s POV I m glad to see that the first Barrani taken into consideration was the Consort I like her as a character I think she could be great friends with Bellsudeo and Kaylin We ll see hide spoiler Kaylin Neya s character has developed since the beginning of the series I didn t actually liked her very much in the first book, I can t figure her out even now I don t know if I should put her in the YA category of a heroine or if she s a mature young woman In many aspects she s a delightful mix of both Another thing that I like about Kaylin is her ability to understand each race and to accept their differences She can make friends from all species, maybe her Chosen role is to be able to be a liaison for so many Although I know that many readers want her to end up with Nightshade I, for myself, like her relationship with Severn I think he is the only one that really understands her to the bottom of her soul Nightshade, like all Barrani, is all about power and possession I had some hopes for him that maybe, in this book, his relationship with Kaylin would deepen but as it is, he proved himself to be a selfish regular Immortal who cared nothing but for his interests I really felt for Kaylin when she discovered his machinations He was so very unappealing.I really enjoyed her scenes with the Familiar, I like the fact that she managed to converse with him although I wanted her to beconcerned with his safety, each time the translucence of the small dragon was mentioned, I thought that he was so very fragile.Hallionne Bertolle was such an interesting character His scenes were very emotional, so alien but, in his loneliness, so very human.Names and words and feelings, blood and bonds are all put together and used to build this amazing universe It s complex and it s dynamic There are so many characters and histories and rules.One concept I liked about this univese is the one of True Words It s amazing how one of this kind of word can contain a person, a race or even a world I wanted to see what s the deal with the Regalia I wanted to seeof Lord of West March, I found him together with his sister one of the most unique of the Barrani s.One point in favor for Sagara is how for all mysteries, she finds a solution so simple sometimes the things that are needed to solve them are so basic and human in nature It s amazing how Kaylin translates the problems and the difficult concepts that she s facing into mortals day by day life.I know it s high fantasy so maybe the emotional aspect isn t so well emphasized or maybe it doesn t touch me as other books do I suppose that s the main reason keeping me from giving it a five star rating I would love that the next book in the series will impress me through the emotions that are conveyed.I m still frustrated about the end of the book I can t actually figure out what happened there With whom fought the Consort and the Court Reborns or Ferals Kaylin was talking with all the people that were kidnapped What happened with Terrano The feral whom she took his name was one of the twelwe children I hope the next book will explain all these things

  5. Hannah Cobb Hannah Cobb says:

    Saving the world always seems to land Kaylin in deeper trouble After the adventures in Elantra 7 Cast In Ruin , Kaylin has acquired the only surviving female dragon as a roommate and embarked on the highly unpleasant lessons in etiquette that came with the dragon Kaylin is so busy with her usual work and the large, mysterious egg she rescued, which has take to changing color that she isthan usually annoyed when sometimes benefactor, sometimes enemy Nightshade manipulates her into le Saving the world always seems to land Kaylin in deeper trouble After the adventures in Elantra 7 Cast In Ruin , Kaylin has acquired the only surviving female dragon as a roommate and embarked on the highly unpleasant lessons in etiquette that came with the dragon Kaylin is so busy with her usual work and the large, mysterious egg she rescued, which has take to changing color that she isthan usually annoyed when sometimes benefactor, sometimes enemy Nightshade manipulates her into leaving the city to accompany the Barrani on an essential quest Kaylin has never left the city before, and even with Severn s help, she is thoroughly out of her depth with the Barrani, in a setting where words can be weapons and skirmishes involve fancy dresses And, naturally, an old evil may be awakening an evil that even Kaylin, Severn, and Nightshade together may not be able to overcome.I don t mean for this to be a negative review, because fans of Michelle Sagara who is a truly incredible author will enjoy this latest instalment in the series On top of that, I love Kaylin I loved the first two Elantra books, so much so that I ve reread them many times, and I don t often find books I consider worth re reading But I have found that the last three or four books in the series have displayed a distressing tendency towards repetition without character development How many times can Kaylin face some great danger, and tell someone or something a story in order to save the world Kaylin is forever rescuing the city, or the world, or an entire race of beings, but these conflicts never quite touch on the brewing conflicts between the main characters themselves All of the major character issues like what Nightshade plans to do with Kaylin, for example, or how the Dragon Emperor will react to all the trouble Kaylin has dropped on his doorstep have been consistently put off for too long in an already over long series I m still attached to Kaylin, and Severn, and the full cast of truly well drawn characters, but I m beyond ready for some closure.Reviewed on netgalley.com Publication date September 25, 2012

  6. Katy Holder Katy Holder says:

    I ve followed Kaylin since the very first book in the series Cast in Shadow I have read and re read every word so many times that her tale has become intertwined with my own I worried when I d heard Michelle Sagara had to split the intended adventure into two books how would I survive not knowing the entire story It wasn t a problem I refuse to include spoilers but I will say that this book is the finest of the series so far It encompasses Kaylin in her entirety, not just want the reader I ve followed Kaylin since the very first book in the series Cast in Shadow I have read and re read every word so many times that her tale has become intertwined with my own I worried when I d heard Michelle Sagara had to split the intended adventure into two books how would I survive not knowing the entire story It wasn t a problem I refuse to include spoilers but I will say that this book is the finest of the series so far It encompasses Kaylin in her entirety, not just want the reader or she knows or understands of her but her actual evolution Depth is added to multiple story lines as well as characters As tricky as our wonderful tour guide M Sagara is, every word will need to be examined and debated While that might seem obsessive, and of course I don t believe it is, just read Cast in Peril and tell me the need isn t there I can t wait until Cast in Sorrow

  7. C.E. Murphy C.E. Murphy says:

    Aaaaah, questions are starting to get answers in Kaylin s world I WANT MORE ANSWERS NOW NOW NOW NOW N ahem.Good stuff, really I love Kaylin and the Elantran world Michelle s built, and the deepening complexities of Kaylin s relationships are splendid Also, there is so much doom on the horizon I just want to squeak.

  8. Estara Estara says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Due to today being a national holiday I was able to read the rest of the book in six hours straight through and having read it it confirms that for me personally MSW really writes the most fulfilling, nourishing comfort reads at the moment.I cried the first time when Kaylin slept in what looked like her old flat for the last time Her realization that while as a child in the fiefs she hadn t let herself become attached to muchthan people her small flat, rented after having been accepte Due to today being a national holiday I was able to read the rest of the book in six hours straight through and having read it it confirms that for me personally MSW really writes the most fulfilling, nourishing comfort reads at the moment.I cried the first time when Kaylin slept in what looked like her old flat for the last time Her realization that while as a child in the fiefs she hadn t let herself become attached to muchthan people her small flat, rented after having been accepted by the Hawks, after making the cut with Barren, after taking the name Kaylin, had in many ways symbolized her new self to her, which is why she felt so irritated subconsciously by Bellusdeo s nonchalant coopting of the room and her presence it really resonated with me.Kaylin s mystical strength continues to come down to midwifing and healing when you ignore the way that it is done via true words while the birth of the being from the egg neededthan she could provide, she nurtured the egg before its hatching and provided the first food afterwards She fumbled towards healing a wrong she can t quite understand but instinctively deal with due to her being Chosen when she saves the first compromised Hallione, she redirects power and words corrupted into a different channel when she can t heal the damage and midwifes the survival of what little past the misused human reborns have left.Whenever she can she tries to clear away corruption and reinforce choice and sense of self One of my favourite bits was when she managed to provide two of the Halliones with companionship one of the occasions being like the return of long lost family.And in between those action pieces and dangers in this book, there was an exploration of what Bellusdeo sees as her position at the Dragon Court now and the problems inherent to that , of Kaylin s standing within the Barrani High Court especially regarding its rulers, after the huge upset she dealt them in the last book I didn t expect to get but was delighted to find outabout Severn s current state of mind and the part of his past that Kaylin didn t share.Interestingly enough, although this book had Nightshade, the focus of this part of the journey towards the Western March was muchon the Consort and on Teela fascinating I especially enjoyed the interludes Kaylin had with both when they were forced to room together in the Halliones I found Nightshade totally in character and believably in both the positive and negative actions he takes in this book he is Barrani So is the consort and so is Teela They are not human and the fact that MSW makes me feel a distance but sort of allows me to understand that is another part of why I love this series so.I do not in the least feel cheated of an action arc or a danger arc or an emotional growth arc all of these are in this book The multiplicity of worlds may not have directly been in danger this time, but I have the impression that the underlying basis of it the true words was in danger and the fight is only in abeyance There was no clear winner this time, but Kaylin and her group have a breather andwarning now.In respect to warning various people of all kinds of mystical knowledge have by now told Kaylin she has to dothan she has done so far to nourish the hatchling from the egg properly may I say he was an especially delightful part of the book I expect Cast in Sorrow to not only bring the tale telling of the Western March to some sort of conclusion but also address that dangling danger.Also I love the fact that I can feel the fear and danger of the situation and be brought to elation and tears in this series WITHOUT the sacrifice of well known characters Kaylin feels the loss and MSW makes me feel it, too The loss of potential and of future eventhan the loss of life.And a last thought I had, considering I read impressions that this wasn t a full story why is it fine when Martin or Jordan lay out long ranging plot threads spread over numerous long books which do not allow starting later in the series or you miss a lot of the subthreads, but let a woman writer do so in epic fantasy and she gets complained to For some reason people don t mind C.J.Cherryh doing so, or is it because the Foreigner series is sf Hmm._____________________2nd read Nightshade clearly shows his true colours regarding his valuing of his human fief inhabitants, and Kaylin reacts in character and that is why, my dears, I will never believe that Kaylin loves him unless she gets brainwashed.Kaylin is emphatic with so many unusual beings when she is influenced by stereotypes or prejudice and she is shown that those are wrong, she adapts People for that matter entities who can feel or what would you call the elements or the Maker are always dealt with according to how they present themselves to her and she always will give them the benefit of the doubt if she can afford to.For Nightshade, outside of his Barrani court ties, everything comes down to power in many ways like the Dragon Outcaste, though it seems he doesn t want to be Highlord of his caste, hmm But then he didn t get corrupted in Ravellon, did he And his connection and devotion to Kaylin does, too.On this series reread I also realised that we get a NEW point of view character for the first time Usually we always get limited third person via Kaylin and what happens to her And suddenly in the last few pages we get the consort I wonder how that will play out in the next book

  9. Paradoxical Paradoxical says:

    I am absurdly fond of the Chronicles of Elantra series for some reason, even if I think that personal growth and the character plot on the part of Kaylin goes about the same speed as molasses spreading out on a horizontal table In the middle of winter Don t get me wrong She has changed since the first book until now, but so much hasn t that it s a bit disappointing in that regard On the plus side view spoiler she at least manages to light that goddamn candle Not that anything is really I am absurdly fond of the Chronicles of Elantra series for some reason, even if I think that personal growth and the character plot on the part of Kaylin goes about the same speed as molasses spreading out on a horizontal table In the middle of winter Don t get me wrong She has changed since the first book until now, but so much hasn t that it s a bit disappointing in that regard On the plus side view spoiler she at least manages to light that goddamn candle Not that anything is really done with that bit of information other than Kaylin jumping around happily hide spoiler At least we find out what s inside the egg in this book I actually enjoy what s inside the egg, except for little niggling things like view spoiler the familiar isa tool than anything else Kaylin doesn t exactly interact with it other than to cart it around and try to make it do things Or it does things and she has to deal with the consequences I don t feel any sort of relationship between Kaylin and the familiar and that just makes me sad hide spoiler This book is also one story split into two A first for this series, as the previous books were at least self contained stories This was actually rather frustrating, even if the book could have ended on evenof a cliffhanger than it did So if you re not a fan of this, then I suggest waiting for the next book and reading them both at once Because now I have to wait Boo.I was also rather confused by the end, when all this action happened and all these explanations are thrown around and it s about 2am at night and I m blearily squinting at the page and mouthing, Wait What at myself I m still not quite sure what happened It might be the time of night and my sleepiness, but it s still a bit jumbled You get a new situation, where Kaylin is on a journey to the West March with a group of familiar and not so familiar Barrani There s also the case of people who have gone missing from the fiefs, and somehow it all mixes in with the trouble with the Exchequer It s very Barrani heavy, which made me happy, and you find out a lotabout Teela You ll meet a few new cast members and the author fleshes out her world just that little bit , which is what I think Sagara excels at the most Also, Nightshade But, unfortunately, he was kind of bland for me this time around, which just made me sad.Overall, I enjoyed the book, but I didn t love it It felt pretty top heavy and I just wasn t as interested this time around 2 3 stars, rounding up to 3

  10. Nafiza Nafiza says:

    When I found out at the end of the last novel that Kaylin would be going on a journey with Nightshade, I was happy because I felt that Nightshade would finally get the page time he so richly deserves I really didn t expect the novel to turn out as it ultimately does I really didn t.This is not to imply Cast in Peril was bad Not in the least The novel delivers on action, further development in some characters and deepening the mystery about the marks found on Kaylin s body It just doesn t de When I found out at the end of the last novel that Kaylin would be going on a journey with Nightshade, I was happy because I felt that Nightshade would finally get the page time he so richly deserves I really didn t expect the novel to turn out as it ultimately does I really didn t.This is not to imply Cast in Peril was bad Not in the least The novel delivers on action, further development in some characters and deepening the mystery about the marks found on Kaylin s body It just doesn t deliver what it promised where Nightshade, the character, is concerned Severin getsthan ample page time as his relationship with Kaylin veers into uncharted territory and Kaylin herself starts to, perhaps, warm to the idea of Severin asthan just the best friend and companion she has cast him as so far What is lacking for me is the interaction, real honest interaction, between Nightshade and Kaylin If he is not a contender for her feelings, I would prefer it to be known rather than having the whole thing lingering I am okay with him as just another character in the wonderful world that Sagara has built up but at this point, I need some development either ways.So yeah, that s my gripe with this novel Another thing that surprised me was that for the first time in the series, a story arc is not completed by the end of the novel So the next book is a continuation of the adventure from this book and a year is just too long a wait for the next one.I did like this novel I know it may not seem like it from my complaints but I would read anything Sagara wrote with a smile on my face Her word smithery is sheer genius and she instinctively knows how to create situations and characters that are alien to anything human and yet still retain a spark that you can relate to and empathize with I mean, when you are empathizing with stone buildings, you have to admit the author has talent You know I also liked how this novel lets you glimpse the politics behind the dragons and the Barrani And the familiar, a little dragon who has decided Kaylin belongs to him Is just beyond cute.So yes, if you are a faithful reader of this series, it will in turn enthrall you and frustrate you But you will come back for the next one because if there s anything this novel proves, it is Sagara s ability to tell a good story

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