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Ember and Ash Pamela Freeman Ember and Ash The old ones will have their revenge Two peoples have been fighting over the same land for a thousand years Invaders crushed the original inhabitants and ancient powers have reluctantly given way to

  • Title: Ember and Ash
  • Author: Pamela Freeman
  • ISBN: 9781841498270
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ember and Ash Pamela Freeman The old ones will have their revenge Two peoples have been fighting over the same land for a thousand years Invaders crushed the original inhabitants, and ancient powers have reluctantly given way to newer magics But Ember was to change all this with a wedding to bind these warring people together until her future goes up in flames Ember s husband to be is murdered bThe old ones will have their revenge Two peoples have been fighting over the same land for a thousand years Invaders crushed the original inhabitants, and ancient powers have reluctantly given way to newer magics But Ember was to change all this with a wedding to bind these warring people together until her future goes up in flames Ember s husband to be is murdered by a vengeful elemental god, who sees peace as a breach of faith Set on retribution, she enlists the help of Ash, son of a seer Together they will pit themselves against elementals of fire and ice in a last attempt to end the conflicts that have scarred their past They must look to the present, as old furies are waking to violence and are eager to reclaim their people.
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    1. I liked the intricate way that the spiritual beliefs of the characters and magic were interwoven into this story There is depth in this novel, but it was also an easy read I d recommend it to traditional fantasy readers.Reviewed for Bitten by Books bittenbybooks.

    2. Originally posted here tsanasreads.tumblr post 20Ember and Ash by Pamela Freeman is a set twenty years after the events at the end of the Castings Trilogy Blood Ties, Deep Water and Full Circle It is technically a sequel, and some of the characters from Castings do pop up again, but it very much stands alone I think the main thing one would miss from not reading Castings, is a deeper exploration of the past colonial racism and oppression Oh, and there are some spoilers for who survives the world [...]

    3. I chose Pamela Freeman s Ember and Ash because of the world building elements suggested in the overview I was not cheated here at all and was introduced to a rich work with eleven domains, each with their own environmental attributes as well as spiritual beliefs But each Domain is under the influence of the Powers main elements of nature even when the people don t recognize this.The story develops when the Power, Fire suddenly denies fire to several Domains, beginning with the Last Dominion, whe [...]

    4. Ember and Ash takes place several years after the Castings Trilogy, but is set in the same world and some of the characters from the trilogy make an appearance in this book Ember is the daughter of Arvid, the warlord, and Martine, the stonecaster Ash is the son of the seer, Elva I really enjoyed visiting Ms Freeman s world again and learning about the elemental gods, such as Fire, Water and Air The author s world and character building was beautifully done.Ember was a great character strong, de [...]

    5. Ember and Ash is a solid addition to Freeman s Domains This elemental based book is filled with well rounded characters and an interesting plot coupled nicely with Freeman s lyrical writing If the plot does lag in places, it s incredibly easy to overlook Read my full review here bookwormblues 201

    6. Set 20 years after the events of The Castings Trilogy, it was a great way of catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.

    7. Ember and Ash is a fitting installment to the The Castings Trilogy I enjoyed returning to the Domains twenty or so years post Bramble, Acton, and the Enchanter Our heroes and heroines are the descendents of characters from Casting Ms Freeman takes us on a new journey through the Domains and introduces us to the old gods up close and personal As before, each Domain has a story and a unique role in the destinies of this new generation At the conclusion of the Casting Trilogy, the people of the old [...]

    8. The whole concept of the book is really interesting.It s really obvious that this book is a sequel to a much detailed story, or in this case trilogy The Castings Trilogy.What s good though is that you don t need to have any prior knowledge of it to still, to an extent, enjoy reading this book However, it would probably make the book interesting and effective if you had read the previous books first.Because, while I was reading it, everything was fairly rushed We were supposed to feel a sense o [...]

    9. Ember and Ash is a fantasy set in the Last Domain of the Eleven Domains The fantasy setting revolves around the Great Powers Fire, Water, Air, Earth, Forest and Ice The book starts off with a disastrous wedding followed by an emotional argument between the protagonist and one of the Great powers, whose consequence is that fires all over the domain are smothered and cannot be re lit This being a horrible situation in the cold northern domain, the protagonist Ember, the daughter of the warlord of [...]

    10. This was a really fun book to read At times the multiple viewpoints made it difficult to follow the plotlines, but everything comes together in the end The descriptions are moving and evocative, and I found myself rereading parts because they were so good It appears that this book is set in the same world as the author s previous books, so I think there were some things that I missed because I hadn t read those, but it didn t take away from my enjoyment of the story.The magic in this novel is or [...]

    11. This book picks up about 20 years after the original series and follows the adopted son, Ash, son of Ash Brings together many of the older characters from the original trilogy, but is the story of the children of Fast paced, starts out with a bang and really goes Multiple story lines, all really enjoyable A somewhat sad but positive ending.

    12. Pamela Freeman is the author of a brilliant fantasy trilogy called The Castings, comprised of Blood Ties, Deep Water and Full Circle, which I really loved.Ember and Ash is a stand alone novel set in the same universe but a generation after the events of the trilogy It begins with the wedding night of the heroine, Ember Her husband is killed within moments of them taking their vows, by a vengeful elemental god The tragedy re opens old wounds and destabilises the fragile peace of the land Ember se [...]

    13. Ember and Ash is a standalone novel set in the world previously established in Freeman s Castings Trilogy As I haven t yet read these books, I did feel like I was missing something at first The fantasy world is rich in magic, history and customs and it s clear a lot of time has been spent world building The elements of magic are really well done, and I loved the idea of Sight , a gift that some people possess, allowing them to communicate with the gods, or read the future by casting reading ston [...]

    14. I read this for my book club It s just not my genre fantasy, fighting warriors and characters that are 17 years old I enjoy a good coming of age story, but these characters were already pretty sure of themselves I can see my kids having loved this in high school Many other members of the book club thought it was fantastic and a good set up for the next book I hear it s going to be made into a movie, so I guess it s just me

    15. I have always been a sucker for the elements It s one of the reasons I decided to request this book for review That said, I think that they have been done to death in some ways and I was a little worried about that going in Thankfully, I needn t have wasted the energy, because for me, the way the elements have been utilized in this story were refreshing and riveting.Freeman paints a lush and wondrous world in her book, full of a variety of peoples with rich histories and beliefs I could get lost [...]

    16. This really is a book you shouldn t judge by its cover Cause the cover is just blah and a bit boring and western looking and the story, OMG, it was AMAZING Based on the cover I would have expected cowboys I m not really sure why and this book was so absolutely wonderful and was certainly not a western Not that there s anything wrong with that, it s just not my thing.I loved the storytelling Somewhere along the first chapters I got the feeling there d been another story set in the same world and [...]

    17. Ember and Ash is a big book Like really big I can t say i was tired with it though I read so many YAs and this one is pure fantasy The adult like It felt good reading it.The multiple POVs in the book give the story a different way to enjoy it You don t just follow the protagonists but people less important and from different tribes, ideas, etc Result of that is to get a better idea of how the world thinks and acts without being confusing It s so full of adventure and less battles and stuff, tha [...]

    18. Eh This was OK, I suppose Some parts were definitely better than others the last few hundred pages were gripping, even if they staled to a lame ending This book had multiple viewpoints, which worked in the beginning but got increasingly frustrating towards the end where you just want to follow the main story and its protagonists, who I did enjoy as characters It was well written and not too riddled with clich s, had a very interesting world filled with gods and Powers, and an cool take on magic [...]

    19. Posted at Blue Fairy s Bookshelf on 8 22 11 Ember and AshPamela Freeman, 2011Recent Release, copy for review provided by Netgalley.Premise Ember thinks she has her life planned out She is going to marry another warlord s son, uniting his land with her father s Unfortunately, the godlike Powers that allied with her mother s people in the old days have other ideas, and soon Ember and her cousin Ash are plunged into a dangerous journey to save their people from the will of the capricious Powers.I f [...]

    20. It s fairly obvious to see why this book won the 2012 Aurealis Award in the Fantasy Novel category There s something very beautiful about the simplicity of the plot princess goes on quest to retrieve Fire.Two of the things that I absolutely loved about this novel were the following The names Within the universe that Freeman has created there are different races, different nations, different tribes, and they are easily distinguished by their names Some are named after trees and flowers and other [...]

    21. This tale really feels like it is part of a larger world It s a good introduction to that world one where gods are less than Powers, where rolling die can reveal the future, where each element and abstract concept is manifest but it can all get a little much at times.This is not a swashbuckling adventure story the summary make that pretty clear, but it should be stated again for the record This is a somewhat mild walk through a magical land People die or become misplaced along the way, find them [...]

    22. I ve never read anything by Pamela Freeman before, and I really love the world she s created here And, after looking at her website, it seems that her Castings Trilogy books are set in the same world so I may have to give them a read as well.The world she s created is large and filled with lots of different groups of people The Travellers are still hated and despised by some of Acton s People, who invaded the Traveller s land to begin with The land is split into domains which are ruled over by W [...]

    23. I really did enjoy this read, and while I didn t quite like the ending, it was the right end for the society.Ember has a path laid out for her life She s going to marry Osfrid and unite two kingdoms It s what is planned Until the part of the marriage cermony where they leap the fire together, and Osfrid is consumed by fire Fire speaks directly to Ember and sends her on a quest, when she resits he takes fire away from almost everyone, it s never really explained why certain fires remain, but ther [...]

    24. c2011 Set in the same world as the Stonecasters trilogy and a generation on Ash, now the prowman, makes an appearance but the story really revolves around Ember the daughter of Martine and Arvid and Ash who, although being named after the old Ash, spurns the Power of Water The story entails a journey of course and multiple POVs again Story was good, pacy and just enough of the old characters to make it easy to get into Certainly, do not depend on Ms Freeman to give you a standard ending and whil [...]

    25. I wasn t sure about this one at first I didn t care for the main character Ember As I got further into the book though, I could see the character developing The she experienced, the she had to draw on personally and the she learned to trust the judgement of those with her Ember grew up through the course of her quest which is what quest stories are meant to do in some ways I was mildly disappointed this wasn t beginnings of a series instead of an addition to an already created series But hey [...]

    26. While the book was interesting and it was nice to see characters return from the Castings Triology this book felt rushed and almost childish The ending was too simple and came too suddenly I felt like the concepts could have been developed Spoilers I also think the reasoning behind why Ember couldn t marry Ash was hogwash They could have united the two people via trade and not marriage It was a rushed conclusion and I felt like the author wrote it that way because she felt like the story couldn [...]

    27. 20 years after the Castings trilogy and dealing with a deeper, fundamental level of gods than the first three, this book logically extends the format of the others by completely eliminating the small personal vignettes that helped the author build her world, and becoming completely plot oriented, although retaining multiple viewpoints Pretty essential to have read the trilogy first, I d say This is a very complex and unusual world, and Ember Ash extends the complexity in a very good way There a [...]

    28. Much better than her earlier works, which I found a little too formulaic It feels like she is getting into her stride as a writer of fantasy with this work A lot of fun to read Enjoyed the story and the characters Felt the ending wrapped up too completely, and came on too quickly The end didn t seem to benefit from the same level of effort as the rest of the story, and it felt a bit saccharine Well worth reading and re reading, though Great work overall.

    29. Not a bad book at all, Though I was confused by the title,not having read up on the book first But the book rests on interesting premises as well as having a great variety of characters and lands I believe the Castings Trilogy is also based in this land I hope so as I found there was so much left to offer from this book that it could have been the start to another series.

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