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On the outskirts of Joya d'Arena, small villages fight for survival against the onslaught of sorcerers and raiders. Mara's village has been safe--so far--but Mara decides to escape anyway. Escape from her harsh, abusive father. Escape with her first love. But when their plans fall on the same day that the animagi burn the village to the ground, Mara faces losses that couldOn the outskirts of Joya d'Arena, small villages fight for survival against the onslaught of sorcerers and raiders. Mara's village has been safe--so far--but Mara decides to escape anyway. Escape from her harsh, abusive father. Escape with her first love. But when their plans fall on the same day that the animagi burn the village to the ground, Mara faces losses that could destroy her. She's a survivor, though. She is going to make it through the mountains, and she is going to protect the refugees following her. Because there's a rumored safe haven . . . and some say they have found the Chosen One. Told from Mara's point-of-view, The Shattered Mountain is an alternate perspective of the beginning of the acclaimed The Girl of Fire and Thorns....

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ISBN : 9780062273031
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Number of Pages : 106 Pages
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The Shattered Mountain Reviews

  • Katerina Kondrenko
    2019-04-21 01:02

    9 out of 10ревью на русском/review in russianThis is a story about Mara, her last day in a village she came from, her way to the rebellion camp, her losses and transformation. I started to like Mara in the second book of this series, but the short-story gave me so much more of this character, I would love to see her as MC *le sigh*At the first pages I wasn't into this bonus (firstly, I knew about one important death; and secondly, I didn't like the world of Fire and Thorns, all its religion stuff), but Mara's world isn't about amulets and devotions (despite the fact that her father's a priest) and it was a great relief. In addition, the death I knew about didn't happened the way I expected it to. Okay, so while I was reading, the story was getting more interesting, I decided to ditch my sleep and finish the bonus no matter what. It was a bad idea, 'cause there was a river of tears ahead of me. When I cry like that, the book receive about 9-10 start. Really, I met all these characters (except for Mara) for the first time, we spent together about 40-50 pages (only!) and, still, I managed to feel and sympathize with them. Moreover, this bonus is entwined with the story of the first book. It was awesome to learn more and to see a few moments and old heroes from a different perspective. Well done.Fire and Thorns (Шипы и огонь):— The Shadow Cats (Призрачные кошки) #0.5/3— The Shattered Mountain (Треснувшая гора) #0.6/3— The King's Guard (Королевский гвардеец) #0.7/3— The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Книга шипов и огня) #1/3— The Crown of Embers (Корона из пепла) #2/3— The Bitter Kingdom (Жестокое царство) #3/3

  • Jessica
    2019-03-25 04:25

    I'm sorry did I ask for that pain? I thought these novellas would be quick fun reads about other people in this world. Instead you make me love these children you hurt, love Julio and take him from me, like what is this torture? Not cool but also so amazing. My favorite of the mini stories so far.

  • Ferdy
    2019-03-23 22:13

    Mara's novella, quite liked this one. The plot wasn't all that gripping but the characters made up for that. Mara was great, her relationship with Julio and the children she was helping were written well considering how short the story was.The novella didn't really add anything all that necessary to the series overall but it was nice to get some background and insight into Mara and her past, she was one of the best characters in the series.

  • Jenn
    2019-04-07 03:12

    Oh this novella broke my heart.Here we meet Mara, who lives with her father in their tiny village. Not happy with her life - her abusive father the biggest reason - she longs for the day she can run away with her love, Julio. However, when that day comes, her village is attacked by Inviernos and Mara barely escapes and now finds herself in charge of a group of recently orphaned children.This novella just didn't let up. From the fires, to floods, to life threatening injuries, everything was thrown at this poor group. And they kept going. The strength in these children was just baffling. Some were as young as 4 years old. I couldn't even imagine. And the heartbreak - novellas rarely make me cry, but this one did. I liked seeing this novella connect to the first - with the Inviernos showing up (I'm really starting to not like them) to a familiar character showing up at the end. I can tell this is all leading to one (hopefully) amazing book. One more novella before that!

  • Nadine Jones
    2019-03-27 23:13

    This is one of three prequels to The Girl of Fire and Thorns. The other two are best read after the main book, but I think this might be a good one to read BEFORE the main book (although, chronologically, this takes place at the same time as the events in the first half of GoFaT). This is the story of Mara, and how she joins the rebellion. Her story was really really sad, but it ends on a hopeful note.

  • Alaina Meserole
    2019-03-24 03:20

    I absolutely loved this novella. Mara seems very interesting and I feel like she's going to become a huge bad ass. (view spoiler)[It kind of sucks major ass that she lost the love of her life, Julio. But I'm so happy that she saved a bunch of kids and found the rebellion camp. (hide spoiler)] I also found it interesting that Princess Elisa is mentioned, just briefly towards the end, in this novella. I have a feeling I'm going to get more about her. I can't wait to read the next novella.

  • ℓуηη, ℓσкιѕℓутнєя¢ℓαω
    2019-04-15 05:01

    So just like The Shadow Cats I really enjoyed this novella. It pulls you right in and you quickly grow to love Mara and Julio, and their ragtag bunch of munchkins as they trek to safety. You're rooting for them all to make it as they struggle through hunger, injuries, being hunted by Inviernos, and nature's wrath. There is definitely a moment that gets you all teared up, but then in the next moment you're smiling. It plays with your emotions a bit, but it's a great little read. And just like in the other novella, I want to keep reading more about these characters!! I'm afraid I will be sadly disappointed once I actually start reading the full novels since they're about Elisa. I just want more of Alodia & Zito, and now Mara and her gang of children. Carson writes some very good characters though, so I doubt I'll dislike the novels. Can't wait to read more!

  • Kimberley doruyter
    2019-04-17 01:08

    i always wondered what happened to mara before she met the princess

  • B.A. Wilson
    2019-04-12 03:12

    This novella explains how Mara became part of the revolution. Reading through these novellas has made me excited to go back and reread book one and finish the trilogy. Pages: 106

  • VictoriaC_E1
    2019-04-01 05:20

    The Shattered Mountain by Rae Carson is a novella (sort-of prequel) to the Fire and Thorns trilogy (so I recommend you read that first). This book is centred around Mara, one of the ladies-in-waiting of the protagonist of the Fire and Thorns trilogy, and how her plans to escape from her abusive father with her boyfriend get interrupted when her village is burned down by animagi (evil magicians of sorts, for those of you who haven't read the Fire and Thorns series). But Mara survives, and she must journey to a refugee camp while taking care of herself and the children who follow her. An idea that really stood out to me when I read this is that hope, determination, and not giving up is crucial– in this book, giving up actually means death. I really admire Mara's bravery and resilience, and I saw a new side of her that didn't seem prominent to me in the Fire and Thorns trilogy. The Shattered Mountain helped me understand the cruelty people must go through, even today, as wars rage on and they feel pain and loss for the deaths of loved ones. Those who enjoy a lot of action, want to know Mara's story more, and can handle slight gore (e.g. tending to horrible wounds) will like this book.

  • Kelley_E2
    2019-04-20 22:18

    I'm close to the end of this book and I don't want to stop reading it. Mara's father has a strong connection with Tobias's father, Marcus, in the series Divergent. Both of them seem to be strongly respected in their society but violently abuse their children at home. While reading this, I was really amazed that they were so alike in the way that Mara and Tobias were both deeply affected by how violent their fathers were that they wanted to get away from home.

  • Vi~Inkvotary
    2019-04-10 05:30

    3.5 StarsStyle and LanguageThis short story is the second of the three before the actual novel The Girl of Fire and Thorns and it is about Mara.Mara has to flee her home, not only because of her abusive father, but also because her small village was put under fire of her enemy. Together with a group of little children she flees into the mountain and has to face a lot of dangerous situations.Although the plot has a lot of action and is very bloody and contains a lot of bravery as well, it wasn´t as entertaining and wonderful to read as the other books. The content about Mara was nice, but not very necessary to know for me as reader when it comes to the novel trilogy itself. The author put – for a short story - too much action into it and brought (for my taste) too many characters in place. CharactersMara becomes involuntarily the leader of a small group of young children and a few teenagers. She hasn´t asked for it, but it turns out, that her way of thinking and being is more than good for the survival of her and the others. I still don´t know why the author needed to tell Mara´s story, but in the end it was nice to see where Mara ends up in the desert.ResultNot one hell of a story, but nice to read.

  • Rimsha Salam
    2019-04-13 23:24

    Check out my blogs for more reviews and book stuff: http://ramblingsofabookworm3.blogspot...http://ramblings-of-a-bookworm.tumblr...After readingOMG Mara is sooo amazing !!! totally different from the quiet one we know so brave so bold and a bit selfish and totally love struck this book is beautiful! It's amazing how this little tiny novella could be soo much better and hold so much more emotion than some of the novels I've read. (view spoiler)[And Julio, oh Julio my heart broke into a million tiny pieces! :'( I hope she finds love again (hide spoiler)]Before Reading:I want Hector!!! I know that there is very little chance for him to be in this book but still one can always hope!Mara is totally awesome too! :P["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Bookbuyer
    2019-04-16 04:08

    I really liked this novella. It stood by itself so which not all novellas do. I felt bad for Mara throughout the story. First her father is a royal douchebag and then she loses Julio!! I can't believe how bad her short life has been so far. I wonder if her mother died as well since there was no mention of her?The children were amazing. I can't believe they all made it alive with mostly minimal injury. My favorite was little Marlin. She was so brave!I'm intruiged by the rebels and the concept of Animagi. I want to know more about the story. :)

  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    2019-04-07 02:02

    From Mara's POV. This is the story of how her village was destroyed, and how she came to join the rebels. It really fleshes her out as a character, but it is not a happy story.Again, a really good novella.

  • Maggie ☘ (Reader in Wonderland)
    2019-04-15 06:18

    “Hope. Such a dangerous thing.”This is a short story about Mara's hard journey from her village attacked by Inviernos, throughout the Shattered Mountain and into the Rebel camp. Be warned that this is not a happy story. It actually made me tear up several times. Highly recommended for fans of Fire and Thorns.Quotes:“In the same way that the best lies have an element of truth, maybe evil is made all the more powerful when it is accompanied by the startling presence of grace.”“We'll carry you for a bit. It's our turn.”“I’m Cosmé. Welcome to our camp. If you betray us, I’ll kill you.”“If you betray me or these children, I’ll kill you first.”

  • Shara
    2019-03-27 04:30

    My Review: 7 - Good ReadWhile reading my latest Star Wars pick, I realized I wouldn't finish it in time for my Wednesday flash review post. So in order to ensure I would have at least TWO reviews for you all today, I decided to put the SW novel aside and pull up Carson's latest novella on my Kindle. The Shattered Mountain takes place in the Girl of Fire and Thorns world, and in many ways, could be considered a prequel to the events in The Girl of Fire and Thorns. However, I don't feel this story stands on its own two feet: you really need to have read at least the first book in the trilogy, better still, the second, The Crown of Embers, to really appreciate the events of the story, which focus on Mara's history. The novella is utterly fast-paced: I finished it in a single sitting, and I constantly admire how Caron puts her heroines in horribly difficult situations and makes them do HARD THINGS. She makes her heroines make HARD DECISIONS, and poor Mara, she's no different. And even though this story was fast-paced, I'll be damned if Carson didn't make me all teary-eyed near the end, something I don't think would've happened if I hadn't read the first two books in the trilogy to date. So in short, if you're caught up on the trilogy and need something to tide you over until the third book, The Bitter Kingdom, comes out this fall, this is great. If you're new to the series, hold off until you're caught up, because the payoff is much more satisfying if you do.

  • Heather
    2019-03-30 05:08

    I loved this. It wasn't entirely "necessary" to the was wonderful and beautiful to get inside Mara's mind and really understand her better. She was one of my favorite characters from Crown of Embers so deeper insight into her character was really awesome. I am so looking forward to The Bitter Kingdom...and the other little tidbit we'll be getting this summer! =)

  • Perla The IB Teen Book Blogger
    2019-04-07 06:04

    I didn't know if I would fall for Mara outside of her life alongside Elisa. I should know better than to doubt in Rae Carson's ability to suck me in and not let me go until THE END. I have come to understand that not every story must be about Hector- but I want them to be.

  • Laura
    2019-04-03 04:19

    It was so fun to read Mara's backstory and to gain a little more insight into why she is who she is. It was a quick read, and definitely left me wanting more!

  • Milly
    2019-04-11 03:14

    Mara's story...

  • Lady Flo
    2019-03-23 22:00

    First I decided to give 3 or 4 stars, but then thought it deserves 5)Sounds like more adventure yet to come ^_^

  • Ilana
    2019-04-11 01:07

    Mara has long since been a key character in the entire series and it's her turn to have a novella - to give us a sense of where her story began and how strong she truly is.  We knew her story before this novella - about how she and a boy named Julio had fallen in love and how she had plans to leave her village to be with him, but of course that all goes awry when the Inviernos come and attack her village.  So this is the story of her escape with a group of children and how they find the rebells, Elisa and get on the road to recovery. It's a nice novella since we get to see that Mara is strong in her own right - she's smart and positive and motivating, yet she's human and scared and doubts herself at every turn.  She's got a skillset that proves itself to be incredibly helpful in this story and rolls over into how she aids Elisa throughout the trilogy.  There's not much more depth to this though - as expected in an 80 page book, but at least you start to see how strong and tough she is which helps her weather what comes for her in the trilogy.

  • Limecello
    2019-04-01 23:08

    Oh this short story. It broke my heart. I teared up.Mara. Darling girl - I'm glad she found such a friend in Elisa, and is such a friend to Elisa.What an incredible, strong, tragic woman.[I ... am not sure "?" why she won't marry Belan ... interesting how things went full circle THERE] but ... oh god this story.C+/B-

  • Amy
    2019-03-22 06:16

    The writing is flawless, as always with Rae Carson. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I'd read it closer to The Girl of Fire and Thorns.

  • Karin Cleaves
    2019-04-19 05:03

    Good fill inIt's good to read a bit on the origin of Mara. That on problem with lots is books. Characters we like but know little about.

  • Emily
    2019-04-09 22:07

    I actually really enjoyed learning more about Mara.

  • Ashlyn
    2019-04-05 01:28

    3.5 stars

  • Timothy Skilton
    2019-04-05 05:03

    All these short tales are worth reading if you are a fan of the trilogy. Each one adds to the main trilogy/world, develops a major character, and offers insight into the plot line. And each is a nice stand alone story. I love it.

  • Christopher
    2019-03-25 04:24

    Was okay. Pretty standard "on the run" kind of story. Well written.