The age of magic has been over for nearly three centuries; finalized with the War of Harmony. Even the Gods willingly melt into forgetfulness, letting mortal life grow as it would, for good or bad. Not all the gods' had agreed unanimously. So, when a mortal man decides to release a banished god for his own purposes, nothing will ever be the same. Kareina of Clan Gradyln haThe age of magic has been over for nearly three centuries; finalized with the War of Harmony. Even the Gods willingly melt into forgetfulness, letting mortal life grow as it would, for good or bad. Not all the gods' had agreed unanimously. So, when a mortal man decides to release a banished god for his own purposes, nothing will ever be the same. Kareina of Clan Gradyln has posed as her twin brother Karr (with the aid of minor forbidden magic) for over a decade, since Karr's disappearance and Kareina's kidnapping and torture. Even Caldier Hassid, her father, forgets her true gender. So, when Hassid agrees to a betrothal between Karr and Mayliandra, it's up to Kareina to figure a way out of it. Meanwhile, someone has brought the old god T'Dar from the depths of Bahalkar to bring back the old ways of chaos. Mayliandra of Clan Bredwine, about to be given to the fierce Sher Karr, doesn't know if she should be happy for the opportunity to leave her home, where she's nothing but a servant; or, petrified her future husband will learn her secret. Although Mayliandra intends to do her duty to her clan, she can't help wishing Karr were his dead sister, Kareina. ...
|Title||:||Chaos Beneath the Moonbeams|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||302 Pages|
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Chaos Beneath the Moonbeams Reviews
I going to state this first. (view spoiler)[ SOO MUCH RAPE. OMG.(hide spoiler)]I really like this book at the beginning~ fantasy world where the heroine’s gender is been masked by magic, an arranged marriage, a pantheon of gods in the twilight of their power, magic being gone from the land and then returning, and warrior amazons with magic. And then plots started galloping on without me, and the whole time I am thinking, “this needs to be a in second book, the author is not going to be able to finish this sufficiently for the 3rd act.” And I was correct. I will try another book by this author, with reservations.
My absolute favourite series as a child was The Song of the Lioness Quartet, by Tamora Pierce. I must have read each book at least half a dozen times. They introduced me to fantasy and, more importantly, the heroine. When I read the blurb for Chaos Beneath the Moonbeams, I knew I needed to read it. The Broken Coil possibly does the woman dressed as a man drama in a fantasy setting better and there were times where I was rolling my eyes, but I can't deny that I really enjoyed this book.The story moves quickly and uses a large cast. There is a lot of action, adventure and angst. The push/pull between Kareina and Mayliandra became a bit drawn out and tedious, which is most of the docked star. At it's core, this is a story about compassion and hope in the midst of a dark and violent world. Kareina's temper/emotions get the better of her often, but we are shown flashes of who she was and can be again throughout the journey. Quite a few times she is reckless with her life, which was irritating, but explainable in that she is a deeply wounded character who, despite her successes, sees herself as worthless. There are big challenges for both reader and author when creating a world. One of these, is in the dialect and names. You can't rightly create a believable fantasy then name the main villain Kevin. However, "T'Dar" gave me a small case of the giggles when he ominously spoke of a surprise. His name is T'Dar and he has a surprise. Ta-daa. Let that sink in. I lost it a bit when he appeared out of thin air. Joking aside, this is a rich and full world and it looks like Clark will be expanding upon the foundation laid in this book. I was impressed with the different clans and their (often horrible!) traditions. Equally impressive is the world building without bogging the story down with a long information dump. Clark uses her large cast to explain bits and pieces as we go. And, as laughable as I might have found his name, T'Dar was good villain with his demons and creepy silent monks. Despite it's flaws (view spoiler)[that final battle was a bit of a fizz. Also, I was itching for a big, dramatic reveal with Mayli and Kareina instead of the "Oh, that? Yeah, I figured that out. S'cool." (hide spoiler)] Chaos Beneath the Moonbeams was an enjoyable read and I will definitely more in this series and I'm excited to find out who the next book will focus on. There are so many interesting options! 3.5 rounded to 4 because T'Dar is a way cool villain name.
Wow! I don't know what to say about this book. I devoured it and, as soon as I finished, I wanted to reread it. The story and the characters were so much more, so much deeper than I expected. The characters go through intense, heart wrenching internal and external struggles. While this book could stand alone, I hope Sharon plans on expanding (I am fully expecting more, as this says "series #1"). All I can say is READ IT!!!
Good read Interesting story, predictable at times. Enjoyable and fairly quick to read. Would read the next book in the series. !
I really enjoyed this book. Good read.
BrilliantI have searched for books before of this nature and only recently found amazing pieces likes this one. I truly recommend it