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Shattering the Ley (Erenthrall, #1) Erenthrall Sprawling City Of Light And Magic, Whose Streets Are Packed With Traders From A Dozen Lands And Whose Buildings And Towers Are Grown And Shaped In The Space Of A Day At The Heart Of The City Is The Nexus, The Hub Of A Magical Ley Line System That Powers Erenthrall This Ley Line Also Links The City And The Baronial Plains To Rest Of The Continent And The World Beyond The Prime Wielders Control The Nexus With Secrecy And Lies, But It Is The Baron Who Controls The Wielders The Baron Also Controls The Rest Of The Baronies Through A Web Of Brutal Intimidation Enforced By His Bloodthirsty Guardsmen And Unnatural Assasins When The Rebel Kormanley Seek To Destroy The Ley System And The Baron S Chokehold, Two People Find Themselves Caught In The Chaos That Sweeps Through Erenthrall And Threatens The Entire World Kara Tremain, A Young Wielder Coming Into Her Power, Who Discovers The Forbidden Truth Behind The Magic That Powers The Ley Lines And Alan Garrett, A Recruit In The Baron S Guard, Who Learns That The City Holds Mysteries And Danger Than He Could Possibly Have Imagined And Who Holds A Secret Within Himself That Could Mean Erenthrall S Destruction Or Its Salvation Shattering the Ley was not what I expected, a very good thing Characters changed as the story progress from preteens to adults, from good to neutral, and maybe even a little bad I think the biggest shock for me was this first book in the trilogy was actually a Dystopia And it rang with a certain environmental political resonance applicable to our days and our society The world was unique and the writing was incredible, descriptive and well handled fight scenes something I cherish in a story Shattering the Ley was not what I expected, a very good thing Characters changed as the story progress from preteens to adults, from good to neutral, and maybe even a little bad I think the biggest shock for me was this first book in the trilogy was actually a Dystopia And it rang with a certain environmental political resonance applicable to our days and our society The world was unique and the writing was incredible, descriptive and well handled fight scenes something I cherish in a story If I was to find a fault in the story at all some of the descriptive used for the final climatic imagery became repetitive and the warping of beings no spoilers here didn t have an explanation as of yet which makes sense as nobody knows in the story either.I can not wait to start book 2 3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum m a pretty fast reader, but Shattering the Ley still took me about a couple months to read, due to the fact I started it earlier this summer right around the time when things got really busy I was only able to read it in small chunks over the weeks, though it s actually a very interesting book with well developed characters and a good foundation in place when it comes to world building That said, apparently it wasn t a 3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum m a pretty fast reader, but Shattering the Ley still took me about a couple months to read, due to the fact I started it earlier this summer right around the time when things got really busy I was only able to read it in small chunks over the weeks, though it s actually a very interesting book with well developed characters and a good foundation in place when it comes to world building That said, apparently it wasn t a must drop everything to read this now kind of novel for me either, seeing how long it took for me to complete.The story takes place in Erenthrall, one of many large cities powered by the Nexus and a system of magical ley lines This also links Erenthrall to the world beyond Specialists called Prime Wielders control the Nexus and the ley lines, maintaining and protecting the infrastructure, but it is the all powerful Baron who controls the Wielders Seeking to overthrow the Baron and destroy the ley system, rebels who call themselves the Kormanley are carrying out attacks across the city, shaping the future of Erenthrall and forever changing the lives of many.The story is told in multiple parts, following several characters through different stages of their lives Kara is first introduced to us as a young child, but later on in the book we see her as a young woman coming into her power as a Wielder, then finally as a Prime Likewise, we follow another character named Allen, a Dog in the Baron s guard who goes from being a green recruit to a fugitive on the run with his infant daughter The timeline skips ahead at least twice during the course of this novel the first time it jumps ahead by about two years, but the second time it jumps ahead by about twelve.Time jumps like these are necessary sometimes to tell a story, but they can also be quite dicey There s the risk of the reader becoming detached from the characters, and to some extent I think that s what happened for me I never really felt connected to Kara, despite practically watching her grow into adulthood The same goes for Allen because I felt we missed out on too much of his life, especially in the twelve years since he was exiled and had to raise his child by himself People change after all that time, and I couldn t help but wonder about those untold years.To the book s credit, very little of the story is given to filler There s a lot happening, constantly driving the plot forward, and the political intrigue and ideological conflicts between the clashing factions keep things fresh and engaging There are many intense scenes, often followed by effects that are significant in the long run But another obstacle that kept me from being completely immersed was the complexity of the ley line system and the fact it wasn t explained very well I wasn t exactly sure how the Nexus and the ley lines were powering the city, or how the Wielders abilities worked specifically in controlling this system Like I said, we were given a pretty good starting point for the idea, but I still had many questions No doubtcan be built upon this premise And the great thing is, I think it has a lot of potential Actual rating 3.5 starsI enjoyed this series opener I think the magic system works as a fresh take on modern electricity and how it is harnessed and distributed frankly, electricity might as well be magic, right , and the two main characters have compelling personal stakes in how well the ley system functions I ll writecloser to publication date, but I m in it for the sequel.When is that coming out again Oh, rightI have a long wait ahead. This one seems to be flying under the radar It sounds really cool so I totally must read it Is it going to fall into the New Weird I wonderalso loving the cover hating the typography.

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