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    Read & download Cold Magic Kate Elliott ¿ 6 Free read Download Þ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Kate Elliott Pretty close to awful In fairness, I ll admit I m not a fan of Victorian romances Didn t think this was one Ha.Here, let me save you some time Chapter 1 to 6Cat misses her dead father, so she reads his expedition

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    EBOOK Cold Magic Kate Elliott ¿ 6 Free read Read & download Cold Magic When I decided to put Cold Magic aside, after 67% of very little pleasure and a lot of struggle, I felt pretty angry and offended Angry, because reading these 360 pages took a huge effort and did not dole out the tiniest reward Offended, because the book, written by an author with quite some published writing to show as a proof for her skills

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    Download Þ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Kate Elliott Kate Elliott ¿ 6 Free read EBOOK Cold Magic First off, I really ought to say that there are a lot of very good aspects to this novel Some parts, such as the dream of the dragon, the bits with the illusions and the cold steel, and especially the alternate history of Europe right up to the Regency era, with all of the Napoleanic Camjiata flavors built right in, even going far

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    Kate Elliott ¿ 6 Free read EBOOK Cold Magic A GR friend of mine has a shelf called wtf was this And as I closed this book for the last time, utterly defeated by the barrage of incompreh

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    EBOOK Cold Magic I wrote a really long review and somehow it got erased just as I was about to press post Is it because it s Monday Jeeeez.Ok, AS I WAS SAYING, this book was between 3 and 4 stars for me, but I gave it 4 because at the end of the book I was really satisfied and wantedI really really enjoyed Cold Magic, I liked the female protagonist a lot and the mystery behind the book and the politics of the world Only negative the world build

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    Download Þ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Kate Elliott EBOOK Cold Magic This book is so FRUSTRATINGI mean, interesting premise Steampunky alternate Europe in which there is widespread multicultural cross pollination and magic Check Great characters Headstrong young lady who has been sadly misinformed about herself for most of her life, and a Harlequin worthy hatemance with the spoiled Cold Mage she s forced to marry and who is Not All What He Seems Check But on the other hand Plot Hello, yo

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    EBOOK Cold Magic Review also available Scaredy Engines End of Line LibraryThis was such a richly described complex novel that was about a lot of things I m interested in e.g culture, mythology and the what ifs in history This is no

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    EBOOK Cold Magic Kate Elliott s Cold Magic is about as slippery as dress shoes on ice But fortunately without the painful fall.Why is it slippery Because it s as Elliott describes it a mashup novel.When I started reading I decided it was a magic ridd

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    Read & download Cold Magic EBOOK Cold Magic Kate Elliott ¿ 6 Free read I ve held off on this review for long enough, haven t I Well, let s get started then Cold Magic is fabulous I think the strongest part of the

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    Read & download Cold Magic Download Þ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Kate Elliott Kate Elliott ¿ 6 Free read The beginning of Cold Magic was both slow and felt rather cumbersome, and while I did not precisely struggle to read it, I wasthan ambivalent about it There are reasons for this The world building has to begin and the author balance

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  • Paperback
  • 502
  • Cold Magic
  • Kate Elliott
  • English
  • 06 June 2019
  • 0316080853

Read & download Cold Magic

Kate Elliott ¿ 6 Free read Download Þ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Kate Elliott Read & download Cold Magic From one of the genre s finest writers comes a bold new epic fantasy in which science and magic are locked in a deadly struggleIt is the dawn of a new age The Industrial Revolution has begun factories are springing up acros. When I decided to put Cold Magic aside after 67% of very little pleasure and a lot of struggle I felt pretty angry and offended Angry because reading these 360 pages took a huge effort and did not dole out the tiniest reward Offended because the book written by an author with uite some published writing to show as a proof for her skills made me uestion my ability to focus my ability to absorb and understand what I read and for a short shocking minute the functionality of my Kindl When I decided to put Cold Magic aside after 67% of very little pleasure and a lot of struggle I felt pretty angry and offended Angry because reading these 360 pages took a huge effort and did not dole out the tiniest reward Offended because the book written by an author with uite some published writing to show as a proof for her skills made me uestion my ability to focus my ability to absorb and understand what I read and for a short shocking minute the functionality of my Kindle s page turning buttons I think I would have met the same experience withdetachment had I bought a glowingly praised debut cheaply at Smashwords Probably I would not have stayed as long on board of the shipwreck but I would have said with conviction It s not me It s the book It s unreadable but it shows room for improvement But how can I say that about a book which has 1800 ratings that produce an average of 38 out of 5 How can I say that about a book that makes others buy the seuels for good money You see my dilemma But I refuse to take the blame I rather dance the Cha Cha with my fury as a partner And because I do not want to appear as someone impersonating Rumpelstiltskin without a plausible cause I am going to breathe in and breathe out and defend my sanityI used to say that to me an enjoyable story begins and ends with likable complex characters and a believable setting To my own astonishment I have to step back from that opinion now For I liked paranormally gifted Catherine Cat Hassi Baharal her cousin Bee enemy and love interest Andevai Diarisso Haranwy a powerful cold mage view spoiler and Cat s newfound brother the easy going shapeshifting ladies man Roderic hide spoiler And I admit that there are a lot of great ideas thrown into the world mix A very alternative slightly steampunky version of Europe magicians whose presence kills fire a parallel spirit world sabertoothed werecats dragons feathered lizard like trolls The combination should unuestionably trump superhuman jerks pursuing brainless insta love seeking girls in front of a cardboard backdrop any day It does not For Cold Magic is not a story It is a mess that needs to be chucked or rewritten from scratch Like most of the fantasy readers out here I am bored by long monologues meant to introduce the unfamiliar fictional world and its inhabitants I also find books that treat the reader like an old acuaintance who is already in the know pretty difficult When I was reading Cold Magic I came to the point at which I desperately wished for the arrival of an enormous info dump to finally get me on track or for a scattering of some new and helpful puzzle pieces to add to my inner picture Both wishes remained unfulfilled In almost each chapter the same incomprehensible unstructured information about the last millennium s world politics the wars the Hassi Baharal family their niche in the world as spies messengers sailors wandering scientists sociologists and whatnot was repeated in different words sometimes even by different means like in a letter or as a part of a diary But each repetition remained lacking vague and foggy If I were a drug user I would surely have double checked my dose Instead I checked myself for lack of sleep for symptoms of a beginning cold and for symptoms of beginning dementia I hated these self directed doubts really hated them And I have no reasonable explanation for the novel s lack of structure Maybe the author taught a beginners creative writing class threw the same keywords at each of the participants had them write her heroine s background liked all results eually well and promised to use them all at some point of her next book That cannot be can it But strange ideas like that flitted through my brains and messed with my sanityThe aspects that made me look closer at my Kindle s buttons were repetitions in the plot I know that a normal road trip plot contains some routine essentials Scenery clothes food sleeping arrangements But a narrator could cut them short if nothing important is to be conveyed by elaborating on them For example in each of the inns the carriage stops at the heroine is greeted by a detached but matronly person and is then waited on by a red haired silent young girl who brushes her long black hair and praises it Eventually I stopped reading in order to find out whether I really had made reading process or whether my Kindle had jumped to a scene I had covered some time before My Kindle worked just fine The book didn t And as far as I know there was no surprise reason presented later like a flame tressed wonder girl who could portal from inn to inn Accordingly it is just senseless almost cut and paste to emphasize how boring and monotonous a cross country trip can be Or is it sloppiness In addition to those repetitions there is a lot of redundant rambling and straying from the straight narrative path Little Cat Riding Hood stops to pick flowers and chat with random wolves whenever she pleases while the baffled reader stands aside nervously clutching grandmother s lunch basketSo no It s not me who is damaged It s the book I am sure And I believe that every reader who did not experience my discomfort has just been graced with a superhuman ability to effortlessly combine scattered puzzle pieces find the odd herb among the weeds and straighten tangled stories in the back of her mind Contented readers you have my full admiration Ordinary readers you now have my warning Taken by the Alien Sassy Captives of Corolla #2 up acros. When I decided to put Cold Magic aside after 67% of very little pleasure and a lot of struggle I felt pretty angry and offended Angry because reading these 360 pages took a huge effort and did not dole out the tiniest reward Offended because the book written by an author with Vicious King Dark Dynasty #2 uite some published writing to show as a proof for her skills made me DECEPTION Possessive Collection Book 1 uite some published writing to show as a proof for her skills made me Right Girl (Wrong Girl, #2) uestion my ability to focus my ability to absorb and First Life understand what I read and for a short shocking minute the functionality of my Kindle s page turning buttons I think I would have met the same experience withdetachment had I bought a glowingly praised debut cheaply at Smashwords Probably I would not have stayed as long on board of the shipwreck but I would have said with conviction It s not me It s the book It s Shirakaba and Japanese Modernism unreadable but it shows room for improvement But how can I say that about a book which has 1800 ratings that produce an average of 38 out of 5 How can I say that about a book that makes others buy the seuels for good money You see my dilemma But I refuse to take the blame I rather dance the Cha Cha with my fury as a partner And because I do not want to appear as someone impersonating Rumpelstiltskin without a plausible cause I am going to breathe in and breathe out and defend my sanityI Mad About the Movies: Special Warner Bros Edition used to say that to me an enjoyable story begins and ends with likable complex characters and a believable setting To my own astonishment I have to step back from that opinion now For I liked paranormally gifted Catherine Cat Hassi Baharal her cousin Bee enemy and love interest Andevai Diarisso Haranwy a powerful cold mage view spoiler and Cat s newfound brother the easy going shapeshifting ladies man Roderic hide spoiler And I admit that there are a lot of great ideas thrown into the world mix A very alternative slightly steampunky version of Europe magicians whose presence kills fire a parallel spirit world sabertoothed werecats dragons feathered lizard like trolls The combination should An Historic Fantasy of Venice unuestionably trump superhuman jerks pursuing brainless insta love seeking girls in front of a cardboard backdrop any day It does not For Cold Magic is not a story It is a mess that needs to be chucked or rewritten from scratch Like most of the fantasy readers out here I am bored by long monologues meant to introduce the Lab Manual For Security + Guide To Network Security Fundamentals unfamiliar fictional world and its inhabitants I also find books that treat the reader like an old acuaintance who is already in the know pretty difficult When I was reading Cold Magic I came to the point at which I desperately wished for the arrival of an enormous info dump to finally get me on track or for a scattering of some new and helpful puzzle pieces to add to my inner picture Both wishes remained The Birds unfulfilled In almost each chapter the same incomprehensible Mac Laurins Self Instructing Writing Books or Every Man and Boy His Own Writing Master unstructured information about the last millennium s world politics the wars the Hassi Baharal family their niche in the world as spies messengers sailors wandering scientists sociologists and whatnot was repeated in different words sometimes even by different means like in a letter or as a part of a diary But each repetition remained lacking vague and foggy If I were a drug Less Than All user I would surely have double checked my dose Instead I checked myself for lack of sleep for symptoms of a beginning cold and for symptoms of beginning dementia I hated these self directed doubts really hated them And I have no reasonable explanation for the novel s lack of structure Maybe the author taught a beginners creative writing class threw the same keywords at each of the participants had them write her heroine s background liked all results eually well and promised to

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Kate Elliott ¿ 6 Free read Download Þ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Kate Elliott Read & download Cold Magic Ant of the magics that rule their families But all of that will change when the Cold Mages come for Cat New dangers lurk around every corner and hidden threats menace her every move If blood can t be trusted who can you tru. Kate Elliott s Cold Magic is about as slippery as dress shoes on ice But fortunately without the painful fallWhy is it slippery Because it s as Elliott describes it a mashup novelWhen I started reading I decided it was a magic riddled steampunk novel Then I decided it was also a political novel exploring cultural beliefs using an alternate Europe But no sooner had I decided that when Elliott threw in an I hate him with all my heart romance in the best Harleuin tradition Later once Kate Elliott s Cold Magic is about as slippery as dress shoes on ice But fortunately without the painful fallWhy is it slippery Because it s as Elliott describes it a mashup novelWhen I started reading I decided it was a magic riddled steampunk novel Then I decided it was also a political novel exploring cultural beliefs using an alternate Europe But no sooner had I decided that when Elliott threw in an I hate him with all my heart romance in the best Harleuin tradition Later once I had accepted the three themes seemingly for fun Elliott tossed in a coming of age story colored by who am I changeling motifs At this point I was sliding around so much in the various plots that I m convinced that there are other novels hidden inside Cold Magic that I didn t seeIn other words it s a mess of a novel Oh and it s long Very long It s also full of physical detail whole sections of alternate history lessons and worldbuilding summariesIt should be a disaster I shouldn t have made it past the first addition of complexity I like my stories simple plot oriented and on the shorter side I hate book bloat yes looking at you Harry Potter Book 4And yet I loved it so much that I was momentarily angry with Elliott for abandoning me at the end just as the main character and I were getting some answersI ve heard can t remember where that the twenty first century s only original contribution to culture is the mashup a nice piece of irony that the only thing new isn t new at all If that s true then Elliott demonstrates that she s one of the Mashup Movement s mastersEvery single thing that she shouldn t have done should have blocked my slide through the book such as the passages of history stuck into the thoughts of the main character or the use of description and details that seemed to have nothing to do with the plot but as I glided along screen after screen I marveled at how well she had done it Cold Magic is a great example of a book that breaks the rules of conventional fantasy and yet succeeds for the skill with which it s doneThis isn t a Hollywood blockbuster hitting us over the head again and again with its action scenes and overarching lesson It s a European period piece that lets the reader decide what to get out of the slippery messages the story contains Not that it doesn t have action scenes because it does aplenty written with dexterity of course

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Kate Elliott ¿ 6 Free read Download Þ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Kate Elliott Read & download Cold Magic S the country and new technologies are transforming in the cities But the old ways do not die easyCat and Bee are part of this revolution Young women at college learning of the science that will shape their future and ignor. This book is so FRUSTRATINGI mean interesting premise Steampunky alternate Europe in which there is widespread multicultural cross pollination and magic Check Great characters Headstrong young lady who has been sadly misinformed about herself for most of her life and a Harleuin worthy hatemance with the spoiled Cold Mage she s forced to marry and who is Not All What He Seems Check But on the other hand Plot Hello yoo hoo plot Where are you Look at the cover blurbYoung Cat Baraha This book is so FRUSTRATINGI mean interesting premise Steampunky alternate Europe in which there is widespread multicultural cross pollination and magic Check Great characters Headstrong young lady who has been sadly misinformed about herself for most of her life and a Harleuin worthy hatemance with the spoiled Cold Mage she s forced to marry and who is Not All What He Seems Check But on the other hand Plot Hello yoo hoo plot Where are you Look at the cover blurbYoung Cat Barahal thinks she understands the world she lives in and her place in it but in fact she is merely poised unaware on the brink of shattering events Drawn into a labyrinth of politics involving blood betrayal and old feuds she will be forced to make an unexpected and perilous journey in order to discover the truth not just about her own family but about an ancient secret lying at the heart of her worldOkay that s nice BUT WHAT IS THE PLOT HOW DO WE GO FROM A TO B IS THERE EVEN AN A TO B TELL ME BOOKWait you re too busy worldbuilding Sorry I ll let you get back to that And the worldbuilding Oi The worldbuildingI like worldbuilding I like new fresh innovative takes on old tropes That s why Sabriel is placed on an altar in my apartment and periodically worshiped The major problem with building a whole huge world and spending a lot of thought and braincells on building this whole really cool world including food politics and a culture is that you want to show people that you spent a lot of time and braincells on it Which leads to infodumps This is the reason why I can t get through the Lord of the Rings trilogy I know I know I m a Philistine The man put a lot of thought into the worldbuilding And he shows it I gave up when he spent like a page describing a CHAIR I DON T CARE ABOUT THE CHAIR I M SURE IT S A VERY NICE CHAIR BUT DO SOMETHING NOW OK Cold Magic likes to infodump Not only does it like to infodump but it has the main character do it in the narration The way it s done is so jarring that I kept getting thrown out of the story The effect was rather like jogging straight into a brick wall every twenty feet or soBecause the plot when it s THERE moves fast There is action Cat is constantly going from one place to the other stuff keeps happening blowing up SEKRITS BEING REVEALED and oh wait BRICK WALLinfodump about the world ow my headThis would not be nearly as frustrating as it is if the plot and premise and characters weren t so interesting Leaving me to have to force my way through the walls o information I feel like the book could have been served with less infodump about the world andplot Again I hold up Sabriel as the example It s obvious A LOT of worldbuilding went into the thing but Nix only used as much as he needed to tell the story You know there s a lotgoing on there but he cleverly gives us enough to get the job done and moves on Which only leaves me slavering for 2013 get here NOW JK Rowling did the same thing with Harry Potter she knows a LOTthan what she put in the books but used only enough to tell the storyThe other major problem I had was the prose It seemed like there were a few large SAT worthy words sprinkled into the prose that also felt jarring I understand that Cat is an educated young lady who is obsessed with her scholar father s journals and might throw in a few rando big words into her narration but it just didn t feel right And there s nothing wrong with using the thesaurus mighty words as long as they fit The way it was done in Cold Magic these words interrupted the flow of the prose A lot like the infodumps got in the way of the story This is the first book in a trilogy and thus we probably need all the information being thrown at us to get the story I just wish it had been integrated a bit better into the story instead of ACTION infodump ACTION infodump ACTION ACTION ACTION infodump Jog jog jog BRICK WALL Give us enough to understand the next bit and move on we ll keep following because we NEED TO KNOW MORE OMGThis is not a bad book It s a good book that is also very frustrating I ll be reading the second book because I do like the all the ideas and the strong characters I just sincerely hope that the infodumps are a lot smoother the second go round DECEPTION Possessive Collection Book 1 unaware on the brink of shattering events Drawn into a labyrinth of politics involving blood betrayal and old feuds she will be forced to make an Right Girl (Wrong Girl, #2) unexpected and perilous journey in order to discover the truth not just about her own family but about an ancient secret lying at the heart of her worldOkay that s nice BUT WHAT IS THE PLOT HOW DO WE GO FROM A TO B IS THERE EVEN AN A TO B TELL ME BOOKWait you re too busy worldbuilding Sorry I ll let you get back to that And the worldbuilding Oi The worldbuildingI like worldbuilding I like new fresh innovative takes on old tropes That s why Sabriel is placed on an altar in my apartment and periodically worshiped The major problem with building a whole huge world and spending a lot of thought and braincells on building this whole really cool world including food politics and a culture is that you want to show people that you spent a lot of time and braincells on it Which leads to infodumps This is the reason why I can t get through the Lord of the Rings trilogy I know I know I m a Philistine The man put a lot of thought into the worldbuilding And he shows it I gave First Life up when he spent like a page describing a CHAIR I DON T CARE ABOUT THE CHAIR I M SURE IT S A VERY NICE CHAIR BUT DO SOMETHING NOW OK Cold Magic likes to infodump Not only does it like to infodump but it has the main character do it in the narration The way it s done is so jarring that I kept getting thrown out of the story The effect was rather like jogging straight into a brick wall every twenty feet or soBecause the plot when it s THERE moves fast There is action Cat is constantly going from one place to the other stuff keeps happening blowing Shirakaba and Japanese Modernism up SEKRITS BEING REVEALED and oh wait BRICK WALLinfodump about the world ow my headThis would not be nearly as frustrating as it is if the plot and premise and characters weren t so interesting Leaving me to have to force my way through the walls o information I feel like the book could have been served with less infodump about the world andplot Again I hold Mad About the Movies: Special Warner Bros Edition up Sabriel as the example It s obvious A LOT of worldbuilding went into the thing but Nix only An Historic Fantasy of Venice used as much as he needed to tell the story You know there s a lotgoing on there but he cleverly gives Lab Manual For Security + Guide To Network Security Fundamentals us enough to get the job done and moves on Which only leaves me slavering for 2013 get here NOW JK Rowling did the same thing with Harry Potter she knows a LOTthan what she put in the books but The Birds used only enough to tell the storyThe other major problem I had was the prose It seemed like there were a few large SAT worthy words sprinkled into the prose that also felt jarring I Mac Laurins Self Instructing Writing Books or Every Man and Boy His Own Writing Master understand that Cat is an educated young lady who is obsessed with her scholar father s journals and might throw in a few rando big words into her narration but it just didn t feel right And there s nothing wrong with Less Than All using the thesaurus mighty words as long as they fit The way it was done in Cold Magic these words interrupted the flow of the prose A lot like the infodumps got in the way of the story This is the first book in a trilogy and thus we probably need all the information being thrown at Timelock: How Life Got So Hectic and What You Can Do About It us enough to Remarkable Women of Hartford understand the next bit and move on we ll keep following because we NEED TO KNOW MORE OMGThis is not a bad book It s a good book that is also very frustrating I ll be reading the second book because I do like the all the ideas and the strong characters I just sincerely hope that the infodumps are a lot smoother the second go round