EBOOK NEW (The Weaver) Ä Emmi Itäranta

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  • The Weaver
  • Emmi Itäranta
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  • 20 April 2020
  • 9780062326171

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Emmi Itäranta æ 6 read free download ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB æ Emmi Itäranta free read The Weaver The author of the critically acclaimed Memory of Water returns with this literary ecological tale in the vein of Ursula K Le Guin and Sheri S Tepper in which an innocent young woman becomes entangled in a web of ancient secrets and deadly lies that lie at the dark center of her prosperous island worldEliana is a model citizen of the island a weaver in the prestigious House of Webs She also harbors a dangerous secret she can dream an ability forbidden by the island’s elusive counci. I am probably too tired to write a coherent review having travelled across Europe by train for twelve hours after five hours sleep Nonetheless I ll give it the old college try I enjoyed The City of Woven Streets than Itaranta s previous novel Memory of Water which I liked but found frustrating Her latest has of a fantasy atmosphere whereas her previous was explicitly post climate catastrophe science fiction The City of Woven Streets is also arguably sci fi but set in a distant enough future and containing enough fantastical elements that it felt like reading fantasy This seemed better suited to Itaranta s lyrical writing style which I can imagine might appeal to some than others I appreciate it once I get used to it although at first it seems to occlude meaning somewhat The reader gets a strong sense of atmosphere from the start however it takes longer to establish who the narrator is and what is actually happening Eliana s first person narration of Eliana does carry the reader along though and after about fifty pages I was carried away by the characters and story I do love that the majority of main characters are women with an interesting range of perspectives motivations and ethnicities The world building is also excellent this was a great strength of Memory of Water tooThere are two major things I also want to discuss one that I greatly approve of and another I m rather critical of but both are massive spoilers view spoilerFirst the good Memory of Water depicts a close friendship between two women that seemed ambiguously romantic to me Don t get me wrong I greatly enjoy female friendships in fiction That one seemed oddly ambiguous though which contributed to the overall rather insubstantial and ephemeral nature of the book As Eliana s connection to the mysterious Valeria developed I wondered if this was to be of the same But no Here the relationship turns romantic and sexual which remains extremely rare in fantasy and sci fi I grew rather invested in Eliana and Valeria as their love is beautifully depicted and the narrative delights in separating endangering and fake killing them Although it is poetically vague enough to be interpreted otherwise I choose to assume that the ending is happy and they re safe together On the subject of the ending I am critical I was disconcerted by the twist basically a deus ex machina that Eliana has magic powers Perhaps I failed to pick up on hints but this seemed to come out of nowhere I liked the awareness of a long term secret revolutionary conspiracy to uncover the truth about the oppressive anti dreaming regime and their use of tattoos for control Eliana s suddenly awakened mutant powers I m not sure how else to describe them fitted oddly with these political machinations Also it was a shame that Valeria was unable to communicate her views due to being mute I wanted to know what she thought of this peculiar turn of events Perhaps such a deus ex machina ending bothered me because I delight in trying to find allegorical meaning within dystopian fiction In this case the dystopia is uite stylised however there is some interesting stuff about biopower caste type systems and environmental degradation I m don t really know what to make of the ending though It felt odd and abrupt hide spoiler Shadowspell Academy The Culling Trials used to it although at first it seems to occlude meaning somewhat The reader gets a strong sense of atmosphere from the start however it takes longer to establish who the narrator is and what is actually happening Eliana s first person narration of Eliana does carry the reader along though and after about fifty pages I was carried away by the characters and story I do love that the majority of main characters are women with an interesting range of perspectives motivations and ethnicities The world building is also excellent this was a great strength of Memory of Water tooThere are two major things I also want to discuss one that I greatly approve of and another I m rather critical of but both are massive spoilers view spoilerFirst the good Memory of Water depicts a close friendship between two women that seemed ambiguously romantic to me Don t get me wrong I greatly enjoy female friendships in fiction That one seemed oddly ambiguous though which contributed to the overall rather insubstantial and ephemeral nature of the book As Eliana s connection to the mysterious Valeria developed I wondered if this was to be of the same But no Here the relationship turns romantic and sexual which remains extremely rare in fantasy and sci fi I grew rather invested in Eliana and Valeria as their love is beautifully depicted and the narrative delights in separating endangering and fake killing them Although it is poetically vague enough to be interpreted otherwise I choose to assume that the ending is happy and they re safe together On the subject of the ending I am critical I was disconcerted by the twist basically a deus ex machina that Eliana has magic powers Perhaps I failed to pick Alligators, Monsters & Cool School Poems up on hints but this seemed to come out of nowhere I liked the awareness of a long term secret revolutionary conspiracy to Prime Suspect The True Story of John Cannan the Only Man Police Want to Investigate for the Murder of Suzy Lamplugh uncover the truth about the oppressive anti dreaming regime and their An Ocean of Blessings use of tattoos for control Eliana s suddenly awakened mutant powers I m not sure how else to describe them fitted oddly with these political machinations Also it was a shame that Valeria was يأجوج ومأجوج من الوجود حتى الفناء unable to communicate her views due to being mute I wanted to know what she thought of this peculiar turn of events Perhaps such a deus ex machina ending bothered me because I delight in trying to find allegorical meaning within dystopian fiction In this case the dystopia is L'Amante du Rif uite stylised however there is some interesting stuff about biopower caste type 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Emmi Itäranta æ 6 read free download ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB æ Emmi Itäranta free read The Weaver Ate in her hand As Eliana finds herself growing closer to this injured girl she is bound to in ways she doesn’t understand the enchanting lies of the island begin to crumble revealing a deep and ancient corruption Joining a band of brave rebels determined to expose the island’s dark secrets Eliana becomes a target of ruthless forces determined to destroy her To save herself and those she loves she must call on the power within her she thought was her greatest weakness her dreams. I wanted to love this book so much And there were a lot of things in it that I loved the descriptions of the island the exuisite language the main character But then there were things that I did not love the overall plot the ending how it felt like the story is stuck in place It took me a long time to get into the story for it to get going at all and once it finally did it felt like it ended all too abruptly with very little explanation Mostly I was left with the feeling that I did not get even a third of what happened so much time was used on build up and what happened to everyone in the end was left unexplained I did like the sudden environmental route it took for a chapter or so but in general it feels like the overall theme was lost somewhere between the beautiful words and that the author was trying a bit too hard I could not help but compare this to The Memory of Water and must say I liked that one a lot better It was coherent This is not a bad book but it s not living up to the potential and expectations Points for the absolutely gorgeous cover Underneath Our Broken Wings understand the enchanting lies of the island begin to crumble revealing a deep and ancient corruption Joining a band of brave rebels determined to expose the island’s dark secrets Eliana becomes a target of ruthless forces determined to destroy her To save herself and those she loves she must call on the power within her she thought was her greatest weakness her dreams. I wanted to love this book so much And there were a lot of things in it that I loved the descriptions of the island the exuisite language the main character But then there were things that I did not love the overall plot the ending how it felt like the story is stuck in place It took me a long time to get into the story for it to get going at all and once it finally did it felt like it ended all too abruptly with very little explanation Mostly I was left with the feeling that I did not get even a third of what happened so much time was The Undefeated up and what happened to everyone in the end was left Po Wieku Teatru Wybrzeze unexplained I did like the sudden environmental route it took for a chapter or so but in general it feels like the overall theme was lost somewhere between the beautiful words and that the author was trying a bit too hard I could not help but compare this to The Memory of Water and must say I liked that one a lot better It was coherent This is not a bad book but it s not living 404 - Documento non trovato up to the potential and expectations Points for the absolutely gorgeous cover

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Emmi Itäranta æ 6 read free download ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB æ Emmi Itäranta free read The Weaver L of elders No one talks about the dreamers the undesirables ostracized from societyBut the web of protection Eliana has woven around herself begins to unravel when a young girl is found lying unconscious in a pool of blood on the stones outside the house Robbed of speech by her attackers the only clue to her identity is one word tattooed in invisible ink across her palm Eliana Why does this mysterious girl bear her name What links her to the weaver and how can she hold Eliana’s f. An atmospheric fantasy that serves up a frustration of characters and world buildingEliana is a young weaver in the House of Weavers one of several craft houses on an island where dreaming is forbidden Eliana can dream though which makes her incredibly nervous when a voiceless young woman turns up at the House with a tattoo of Eliana s name on her handIt s difficult to say about this because Eliana is so sheltered and passive she doesn t know much than that She has no idea what happens in the House of the Tainted where dreamers are sent and she doesn t realize that where she lives in only marginally less a prison than that one She also has no knowledge of the Council that rules the island other than that they must be obeyed It s a perfect little dystopia with a compliant and complacent populationBut eventually and I do mean eventually Eliana does start to learn as the plot happens to her I use the phrase deliberately Eliana has almost no agency throughout most of the book Unfortunately by the time the book discovers it has a plot there s not enough book left to make it satisfying and everything rushes to a hasty conclusionAnother thing that annoyed me is the world building or to the point the communication of the world building It sounds fascinating with an island of webs and woven tapestry walls everywhere and pre human ancients But there s almost no description of any of that instead sticking with the point of view of Eliana who uestions nothing ever There s also the Council and the guards who you would presumably expect to have the best interests of the island at heart even if they are fascists but instead are paranoid lunatics bent on persecuting people rather than surviving the clearly imminent natural disasters that the island is facingNot recommendedAlso worth calling out the American version of this book shamefully white washes the cover unless that s not the main character Eliana is brown skinned