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[ Pdf The Whitefire Crossing ì zen PDF ] by Courtney Schafer Á Dev Is A Smuggler With The Perfect Cover He S In High Demand As A Guide For The Caravans That Carry Legitimate Goods From The City Of Ninavel Into The Country Of Alathia The Route Through The Whitefire Mountains Is Treacherous, And Dev Is One Of The Few Climbers Who Knows How To Cross Them Safely With His Skill And Connections, It S Easy Enough To Slip Contraband Charms From Ninavel Where Any Magic Is Fair Game, No Matter How Dark Into Alathia, Where Most Magic Is OutlawedBut Smuggling A Few Charms Is One Thing Smuggling A Person Through The Warded Alathian Border Is Near Suicidal Having Made A Promise To A Dying Friend, Dev Is Forced To Take On A Singularly Dangerous Cargo Kiran A Young Apprentice On The Run From One Of The Most Powerful Mages In Ninavel, Kiran Is Desperate Enough To Pay A Fortune To Sneak Into A Country Where Discovery Means Certain Execution And He Ll Do Whatever It Takes To Prevent Dev From Finding Out The Terrible Truth Behind His GetawayYet Kiran Isn T The Only One Harboring A Deadly Secret Caught Up In A Web Of Subterfuge And Dark Magic, Dev And Kiran Must Find A Way To Trust Each Other Or Face Not Only Their Own Destruction, But That Of The Entire City Of Ninavel 4.
5 Loved it It s been awhile since I had so much fun with epic fantasy Story hooks you in with mystery from the get go and then keeps the suspense with the journey through treacherous mountain passes, murder, blood magic, twists and betrayals, politics and budding friendship Smooth and flowing prose without unnecessary flourishes or philosophising there is no romance and it s not too dark all focus is to action adventure and characterisation Very engaging book with likeable characters and good pacing.
It is clear that author has first hand experience in rock climbing Passion for the mountains is palpable and along with the knowledge adds an authentic touch to this story Adventures there felt so real I was exhausted and exhilarated just as the characters Highly recommended for anyone who likes fantasy A must The Whitefire Crossing is a very enjoyable adventure fantasy read, that is somewhere between epic fantasy and sword sorcery It startslike a SS novel but gets a lot of epic fantasy flavors as you go along Fantasy enthusiasts who like these sub genres might find it to their liking I definitely count myself as one of them Setting the setting is pretty interesting, and mainly focuses on two cities and the mountains between them While one city allows the use of magic with almost no limitations, the other city has very strict rules against any use of magic beyond very simple charms These rules are enforced by pretty strong magic wards Yeah, you got it right, they have mages that enforce the rules against the use of magic As for the mountains it s very clear that mountaineering isthan just a hobby for the author Writing abou A smuggler named Dev is hired to escort a young man from Ninavel to Alathia, taking him through the treacherous Whitefire Mountains But when the young man turns out to be an apprentice Blood Mage with an angry master on his backtrail, Dev gets a lotthan he bargained forI had this on my radar for about a year When the ebook went on sale for 1.
99, I knew the time was right.
The Whitefire Crossing is a refreshing change of pace from most fantasy novels on the racks Gone is the pseudo medieval Europe setting and generic quest story The setting of The Whitefire Crossing reminds me muchof the American West Ninavel is an analog to Las Vegas, with it s dependence on Mages for water and its lawlessness The Whitefire mountains are a stand in for the Rockies and the protected border of Alathia co There are two things I really look for in any fiction compelling characters that feel fleshed out, full of contradictory impulses, doubts, jealousies, and all the other human foible stuff and a clever or unique take or treatment, an angle that separates it from everything else out there The second is especially important in fantasy novels, which has a history almost as long as storytelling itself if you go back to Odysseus and Gilglamesh, so sometimes falls into the unpleasant habit of recycling tropes without bringing anything new to the table And I m here to say, The Whitefire Crossing, the debut effort by Courtney Schafer, has both of those elements in spades On its surface, it doesn t appear all crazy unusual It has a scoundrel with a complicated history named Dev, who s a smuggler, but in the Locke Lamora mold as far as c This was a decent fantasy adventure story The plot was interesting and the characters were a likeable enough bunch Dev is a guide who takes merchant caravans through The Whitefire Crossing mountain paths The mountain crossing is what links the city state of Ninavel to the country of Alathia Dev also has a secondary job as a smuggler He mostly smuggles small charms into the restrictive Alathia In need of money quickly Dev accepts a riskier than normal job Instead of smuggling goods he agrees to smuggle a Ninavel noble to Alathia in disguise as his new apprentice The runaway is Kyran What Dev does not know is that Kyran has a few secrets of his own and is not just running away from his family, but from one of the most powerful men in all of Ninavel and that the man will do anything to get him back The story was engaging wi 4.
5 stars an excellent start to what promises to be an lively and epic series the two PoV characters are likeable, vastly different the interplay between the two as the cross a vivid mountain scape make the book come alive in fact, the whitefire mountain range and the surrounding lands place such a vibrant role they become, in effect, as memorable as the characters my only qualm is with the magic system, which is to my tastes too soft to be clear, there is nothing wrong with soft magical systems some of the best fantasies out there use soft magic system e.
g game of thrones, harry potter, lord of the rings however, the lack of rules to magic, or in this case, the multiplicity of different rules, can lead to some confusion about what is possible here characters sometimes had to explain why special circumstances of magic for which the reader could not have had an ap
In 2007, a good friend of mine took me to a movie called Into the Wild You may already know it, but the short version of this true story is that a guy on his way to Harvard and a hugely successful career decides to give up all his money and stuff and make his way to Alaska.
When I walked out, all I wanted to do was go on one big, epic adventure meeting random people, learning how to survive on leaves and grass hehe and sky and rainbows I think we ended up heading to Vegas a week later on a sweet road trip, nothing too life changing though.
Now, this does have a point When I finished The Whitefire Crossing, not only did I want to be able to wield sweet magical powers and amulets and charms and stuff, but I really wanted to go mountain climbing.
That s one of the greatest parts of this book, you can just feel the author s love of climbing and the outd I posted my review on Only the Best, while Seak posted his on Bastard books and other crap You read fantasy and you wish you could become a wizard detective, a clever thief, Supermanbut, a rock climber That s precisely what I wished to become after I was done with Courtney Schafer s debut novel, The Whitefire Crossing Not that the book itself was about rock climbing, but the passages in which it was featured, were quite compelling I m scared shitless of heights, so one can dream It s the first book in The Shattered Sigil series, followed by The Tainted City projected for a 2012 release.
Dev is an outrider for caravans as they travel from one city to another, particularly through the mountains in which he uses his mountaineering expertise to scout for any danger He also takes smuggling jobs on the side He s been lauded to be very good at his j