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10 thoughts on “The Swan Riders

  1. Elle (ellexamines) Elle (ellexamines) says:

    This book and The Scorpion Rules are extremely different in a lot of ways barely even forming a coherent duology we'll talk about that later Yet they relate in one important way; they're both fantastic This series may be polarizing but if it's your thing it's absolutely worth the read The Swan Riders builds up so much character development for both Greta and Talis Talis continues to be one of the best villains in all of literature; he's terrifying but also complex and incredibly sympathetic Greta is such a mentally strong brave character Her development here is amazing These two characters have a complex relationship; they hate each other yet they understand each other There are also good developed side characters The worldbuilding continues to be amazing Bow's world is almost a utopia; it's perfect for everyone except the preceptures This duology is a creative light in a world of overdone dystopia premises Because none of you are able to ignore this; yes the pacing is off I found myself so invested in the world that I barely noticed and in fact finished this book in one day The Swan Riders unfortunately does give less focus to Greta and Xie's relationship I missed my group of precepture children But this book ended the duology on such a perfect hopeful note I'm hard pressed not to rate it four starsBlog | Goodreads | Twitter | Youtube


  2. Laura Laura says:

    The Swan Riders is such a different book from The Scorpion Rules The pacing is off the story falls on the boring side and it’s hard to care about the main characters here in the same way you do in the first book Let me explainwhere in the first book we have the preceptures and Children of Peace being the sort of setting That’s different here We left the preceptures and are journeying across Saskatchewan to the Red Mountains Yup this is a journey bookTalis takes on a much larger role in this book There is a lot background on him though not enough that we begin to care about him He’s still the villain only it becomes way complex than that It doesn’t help that there’s Talis and Michael making there also a Talis two It gets pretty complicated because there is two of them They are the same AI except they are different because they had different experiences? It gets pretty confusing Don’t let me add in Rachelwhen a host body is added into the euation things get pretty messyOn top of that Greta is getting used to her new self as an AI and must deal with what it takes to be stripped of her humanity This wasn’t my favorite way to end the first book so I wasn’t sure where this would go I hated the lack of Xie Greta’s sexuality was featured prominently in The Scorpion RulesIt was hard to care about the characters when it felt like we didn’t really know them The only one I felt a bond with was Greta Other than that I was struggling to care This made things harder when the plot was just sooo slow The pacing was off where one scene may have picked up the pace but then it would just lag all over again Don’t even get me started on the ending This one was infuriating than the first It made me feel like I wasted my time reading this one I get that this was a much different story but that was the problem for me Maybe other readers will have a better time with this


  3. Lindsay Lindsay says:

    The The Scorpion Rules was one of the best books that I've read all year It's a huge relief to say that this one sticks the landingGreta Talis and a group of Swan Riders have left the Precepture overland on horseback to get Greta to safety She's a new and fragile AI the first one in a hundred years and exposure to her old life is dangerous Talis's actions in the previous book have also left the Pan Polar Alliance in a state of political turmoil and there's no guarantee that people they come across will shelter Swan Riders Soon what looks like an arduous but routine journey becomes anything but and Greta and Talis have to make desperate plansThe snarky brilliance of Talis and the graceful way that Greta punctures his self importance was a really important part of the first book and continues to be here The much closer focus on a small group traveling through a freezing wasteland allows for a great deal of character development of both the AI characters Greta starts with bits of her being excised from her simulation to stop her from skinning a form of AI cascade failure which leaves her to go through part of the book as a psychopath and this is brilliantly written Where she goes from there is uite literally character growth and makes the whole idea of AIs in this world fascinating Talis also goes through some significant changes highlighted later in the book when another copy of himself Two gets introduced for contrastAbsolutely masterful


  4. Robyn Robyn says:

    Beautifully written Like amazingly beautifully written Great story too of course Looking forward to reading from the author


  5. ☆Stephanie☆ ☆Stephanie☆ says:

    Title The Swan Riders Prisoners of Peace #2Author Erin BowPublisher Margaret K McElderry Books 2016Genre YA Dystopian YA Science Fiction This review can be found on my Blog TeacherofYA's Tumblr or my Goodreads pageMy Review To see my review for the first book The Scorpion Rules click here Teacherofya The Scorpion Rules reviewI honestly needed some time away from this novel in order to review it Why? Well I had a paper to write for my Shakespeare class but that's not it I think I needed to stay in the story world a little bit longer Yes I had a book hangoverIt was painful Let's just sayI cried at the end Literally Cried I know


  6. Justine Justine says:

    An absolutely worthy seuel to The Scorpion Rules This is going on my favourites 2016 shelf next to the first book


  7. Ellen Gail Ellen Gail says:

    Already dying to read this If I could just have it now that would be great


  8. Flavia Flavia says:

    I DID NOT THINK THAT A SEUEL WOULD DO THE FIRST BOOK JUSTICE BUT I WAS WRONGIf you have read my review of The Scorpion Rules you will know that I was very very impressed with the first book in the Prisoners of Peace series by Erin Bow I raved about the world building the characters the diversity found among said characters as well as Erin Bow's writing itself I was also very happy with the credibility of Erin's writing despite the fact that she is describing fictional events which happen 500 years into the fictional future of our worldI cannot imagine how those who finished The Scorpion Rules when it first came out and with no seuel confirmed or in sight because I know that the instant that I finished the first book I wanted to know I wanted to know about the world which Erin Bow has created and I wanted to know about the characters which I found myself lovingUnlike those who had to wait a year for the next book I had The Swan Riders at my fingertips and was able to start reading the moment I finished the preuelWithout spoiling anything I can just say that Bow does not disappoint The detailed and scientific explications of the mechanical re appear in this book and Bow appears to delve even deeper into the world she has created as well as the advanced technology found therein She also contemplates human emotion and the secrets surrounding what it means to be human uite effectivelyLike The Scropion Rules this book was also an emotional roller coaster although in a slightly different way The pacing is the same and there were no sections in the book which I found to be dragging although there were some events which developed slowly Even so Bow effectively held my attention and I would have finished the book in one or two days if I had not been so busy and you can read all about that in my Monthly Wrap Up post for September hahaBow also kept me guessing throughout and I really enjoyed being unable to predict what will happen in the story In addition she also managed to wrap the story up despite it feeling as if it were un wrap up able haha There is also potential for the series becoming a trilogy which is something that I am really hoping forThe creativity behind this series as well as the thought which went into telling the story of Greta Talis Co has just blown my mindHighly recommended to lovers of Sci Fi dystopian fiction philosophical contemplation and of course adventure


  9. Veronique Veronique says:

    45Having loved Scorpion Rules it was with some trepidation that I started this seuelThe action immediately carries on from the previous book and I couldn't help wondering how the author would pull off having the main character so fundamentally changed especially since the narration is in the first person Would Greta's voice now that she is an AI be too different and perhaps alienating? Thankfully she is recognisable and yet very different at the same time Bow doesn't take any shortcut on the contrary and opts for a vary different path We're finally outside in the 'wide world' and yet it felt incredibly oppressive and empty After the explosive events at the end of Scorpion this narration was at first very slow and yet made sense Greta is having to adapt to completely different parameters and deal with the danger of overloading and die just by re living memories which explains her focus on little things to keep centered Soon enough events do escalade Talis shares the limelight and his snarkiness is as entertaining as ever This time however we find out a lot about him the other AIs Ellie's room freaked me out and their particular symbiosis with the ellusive Swan Riders The characterisation is totally brilliant allowing our complex protagonists to really develop in striking yet believable ways The author's portrayal of TalisMichaelRachel for instance was masterly done and its parallel with Greta's made me think of the Yin Yang In fact psychology is one of the major elements in this story which doesn't mean there isn't action because there isBow touched on some pretty huge concepts in her first book and carries on here delving ever further in uestions regarding war peace duty but also identity personality and humanity Once things are not what they appear far from it There is nothing as easy as just allies or enemies This is a harsh and terrible world and yet one not devoid of beauty especially through the author's beautiful proseWhy isn't Erin Bow widely known and her books easier to get? After experiencing these two novels I'm definitely a fan 0


  10. Eilonwy Eilonwy says:

    DNF I hate to do it but I'm just not feeling invested in this travel story plus this world is just too bleak and I can't take it right now I may give this another shot some other time


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The Swan Riders ❮KINDLE❯ ❆ The Swan Riders Author Erin Bow – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Greta Stuart had always known her future die youngShe was her country’s crown princess and also its hostage destined to be the first casualty in an inevitable war But when the war came it broke all Greta Stuart had always known her future die youngShe was her country’s crown princess and also its hostage destined to be the first casualty in an inevitable war But when the war came it broke all the The Swan eBook Ù rules and Greta forged a different pathShe is no longer princess No longer hostage No longer human Greta Stuart has become an AIIf she can survive the transition Greta will earn a place alongside Talis the AI who rules the world Talis is a big believer in peace through superior firepower But some problems are too personal to obliterate from orbit and for those there are The Swan Riders a small band of humans who serve the AIs as part army part cultNow two of The Swan Riders are escorting Talis and Greta across postapocalyptic Saskatchewan But Greta’s fate has stirred her nation into open rebellion and the dry grassland may hide insurgents who want to rescue her—or see her killed Including Elián the boy she saved—the boy who wants to change the world with a knife if necessary Even the infinitely loyal Swan Riders may not be everything they seemGreta’s fate—and the fate of her world—are balanced on the edge of a knife.

  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • The Swan Riders
  • Erin Bow
  • English
  • 09 June 2016
  • 9781481442749

About the Author: Erin Bow

TEN THINGS ABOUT ME I'm a physicist turned poet turned YA novelist I am world famous in Canada which is kind of like being world famous in real life I write books for young readers The Swan eBook Ù and people like me who didn't grow up All my books will either will make you either cry on the bus or snort milk out your nose I am dangerous to your dignity and should be stopped I needed WHERE THE RE.


10 thoughts on “The Swan Riders

  1. Elle (ellexamines) Elle (ellexamines) says:

    This book and The Scorpion Rules are extremely different in a lot of ways barely even forming a coherent duology we'll talk about that later Yet they relate in one important way; they're both fantastic This series may be polarizing but if it's your thing it's absolutely worth the read The Swan Riders builds up so much character development for both Greta and Talis Talis continues to be one of the best villains in all of literature; he's terrifying but also complex and incredibly sympathetic Greta is such a mentally strong brave character Her development here is amazing These two characters have a complex relationship; they hate each other yet they understand each other There are also good developed side characters The worldbuilding continues to be amazing Bow's world is almost a utopia; it's perfect for everyone except the preceptures This duology is a creative light in a world of overdone dystopia premises Because none of you are able to ignore this; yes the pacing is off I found myself so invested in the world that I barely noticed and in fact finished this book in one day The Swan Riders unfortunately does give less focus to Greta and Xie's relationship I missed my group of precepture children But this book ended the duology on such a perfect hopeful note I'm hard pressed not to rate it four starsBlog | Goodreads | Twitter | Youtube

  2. Laura Laura says:

    The Swan Riders is such a different book from The Scorpion Rules The pacing is off the story falls on the boring side and it’s hard to care about the main characters here in the same way you do in the first book Let me explainwhere in the first book we have the preceptures and Children of Peace being the sort of setting That’s different here We left the preceptures and are journeying across Saskatchewan to the Red Mountains Yup this is a journey bookTalis takes on a much larger role in this book There is a lot background on him though not enough that we begin to care about him He’s still the villain only it becomes way complex than that It doesn’t help that there’s Talis and Michael making there also a Talis two It gets pretty complicated because there is two of them They are the same AI except they are different because they had different experiences? It gets pretty confusing Don’t let me add in Rachelwhen a host body is added into the euation things get pretty messyOn top of that Greta is getting used to her new self as an AI and must deal with what it takes to be stripped of her humanity This wasn’t my favorite way to end the first book so I wasn’t sure where this would go I hated the lack of Xie Greta’s sexuality was featured prominently in The Scorpion RulesIt was hard to care about the characters when it felt like we didn’t really know them The only one I felt a bond with was Greta Other than that I was struggling to care This made things harder when the plot was just sooo slow The pacing was off where one scene may have picked up the pace but then it would just lag all over again Don’t even get me started on the ending This one was infuriating than the first It made me feel like I wasted my time reading this one I get that this was a much different story but that was the problem for me Maybe other readers will have a better time with this

  3. Lindsay Lindsay says:

    The The Scorpion Rules was one of the best books that I've read all year It's a huge relief to say that this one sticks the landingGreta Talis and a group of Swan Riders have left the Precepture overland on horseback to get Greta to safety She's a new and fragile AI the first one in a hundred years and exposure to her old life is dangerous Talis's actions in the previous book have also left the Pan Polar Alliance in a state of political turmoil and there's no guarantee that people they come across will shelter Swan Riders Soon what looks like an arduous but routine journey becomes anything but and Greta and Talis have to make desperate plansThe snarky brilliance of Talis and the graceful way that Greta punctures his self importance was a really important part of the first book and continues to be here The much closer focus on a small group traveling through a freezing wasteland allows for a great deal of character development of both the AI characters Greta starts with bits of her being excised from her simulation to stop her from skinning a form of AI cascade failure which leaves her to go through part of the book as a psychopath and this is brilliantly written Where she goes from there is uite literally character growth and makes the whole idea of AIs in this world fascinating Talis also goes through some significant changes highlighted later in the book when another copy of himself Two gets introduced for contrastAbsolutely masterful

  4. Robyn Robyn says:

    Beautifully written Like amazingly beautifully written Great story too of course Looking forward to reading from the author

  5. ☆Stephanie☆ ☆Stephanie☆ says:

    Title The Swan Riders Prisoners of Peace #2Author Erin BowPublisher Margaret K McElderry Books 2016Genre YA Dystopian YA Science Fiction This review can be found on my Blog TeacherofYA's Tumblr or my Goodreads pageMy Review To see my review for the first book The Scorpion Rules click here Teacherofya The Scorpion Rules reviewI honestly needed some time away from this novel in order to review it Why? Well I had a paper to write for my Shakespeare class but that's not it I think I needed to stay in the story world a little bit longer Yes I had a book hangoverIt was painful Let's just sayI cried at the end Literally Cried I know

  6. Justine Justine says:

    An absolutely worthy seuel to The Scorpion Rules This is going on my favourites 2016 shelf next to the first book

  7. Ellen Gail Ellen Gail says:

    Already dying to read this If I could just have it now that would be great

  8. Flavia Flavia says:

    I DID NOT THINK THAT A SEUEL WOULD DO THE FIRST BOOK JUSTICE BUT I WAS WRONGIf you have read my review of The Scorpion Rules you will know that I was very very impressed with the first book in the Prisoners of Peace series by Erin Bow I raved about the world building the characters the diversity found among said characters as well as Erin Bow's writing itself I was also very happy with the credibility of Erin's writing despite the fact that she is describing fictional events which happen 500 years into the fictional future of our worldI cannot imagine how those who finished The Scorpion Rules when it first came out and with no seuel confirmed or in sight because I know that the instant that I finished the first book I wanted to know I wanted to know about the world which Erin Bow has created and I wanted to know about the characters which I found myself lovingUnlike those who had to wait a year for the next book I had The Swan Riders at my fingertips and was able to start reading the moment I finished the preuelWithout spoiling anything I can just say that Bow does not disappoint The detailed and scientific explications of the mechanical re appear in this book and Bow appears to delve even deeper into the world she has created as well as the advanced technology found therein She also contemplates human emotion and the secrets surrounding what it means to be human uite effectivelyLike The Scropion Rules this book was also an emotional roller coaster although in a slightly different way The pacing is the same and there were no sections in the book which I found to be dragging although there were some events which developed slowly Even so Bow effectively held my attention and I would have finished the book in one or two days if I had not been so busy and you can read all about that in my Monthly Wrap Up post for September hahaBow also kept me guessing throughout and I really enjoyed being unable to predict what will happen in the story In addition she also managed to wrap the story up despite it feeling as if it were un wrap up able haha There is also potential for the series becoming a trilogy which is something that I am really hoping forThe creativity behind this series as well as the thought which went into telling the story of Greta Talis Co has just blown my mindHighly recommended to lovers of Sci Fi dystopian fiction philosophical contemplation and of course adventure

  9. Veronique Veronique says:

    45Having loved Scorpion Rules it was with some trepidation that I started this seuelThe action immediately carries on from the previous book and I couldn't help wondering how the author would pull off having the main character so fundamentally changed especially since the narration is in the first person Would Greta's voice now that she is an AI be too different and perhaps alienating? Thankfully she is recognisable and yet very different at the same time Bow doesn't take any shortcut on the contrary and opts for a vary different path We're finally outside in the 'wide world' and yet it felt incredibly oppressive and empty After the explosive events at the end of Scorpion this narration was at first very slow and yet made sense Greta is having to adapt to completely different parameters and deal with the danger of overloading and die just by re living memories which explains her focus on little things to keep centered Soon enough events do escalade Talis shares the limelight and his snarkiness is as entertaining as ever This time however we find out a lot about him the other AIs Ellie's room freaked me out and their particular symbiosis with the ellusive Swan Riders The characterisation is totally brilliant allowing our complex protagonists to really develop in striking yet believable ways The author's portrayal of TalisMichaelRachel for instance was masterly done and its parallel with Greta's made me think of the Yin Yang In fact psychology is one of the major elements in this story which doesn't mean there isn't action because there isBow touched on some pretty huge concepts in her first book and carries on here delving ever further in uestions regarding war peace duty but also identity personality and humanity Once things are not what they appear far from it There is nothing as easy as just allies or enemies This is a harsh and terrible world and yet one not devoid of beauty especially through the author's beautiful proseWhy isn't Erin Bow widely known and her books easier to get? After experiencing these two novels I'm definitely a fan 0

  10. Eilonwy Eilonwy says:

    DNF I hate to do it but I'm just not feeling invested in this travel story plus this world is just too bleak and I can't take it right now I may give this another shot some other time

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