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~READ PDF ♼ Silver's Edge ☩ Unwillingly Entwined There is danger than usual in the Otherworld of the Sidhe and the mortal world of the Shadowlands An unlikely group of conspirators both mortal and Sidhe plot to overthrow both thrones They have stolen the silver caul that protected the borders between the realms and set into motion a most perilous warA Blacksmith s Daughter, A Sidhe Lady, A Mortal QueenThree women stand against the encroaching evil All they have is a girl s love for her father, a lady s for her queen and a queen s for her country Nessa, Delphinea and Cecily are each driven by a personal destiny, yet share a fierce sense of love, justice and determination to protect what is theirs Will the spirit and strenght of these women be enough to turn back the tide of the goblin hordes waiting to overrun the kingdoms Perhaps But the battle must still be fought 3.5 out of 5 starsInitial Thoughts Pretty decent start I will admit that I m not loving all the characters but the way the three different plotlines overlapped kept me hooked One POV will slowly approach a climax moment and then the story will switch to a different POV Definitely worth a try Full Review In the world of Shadowland, there is an uneasy peace between the human realm and the Otherworld For the last couple generations, the two worlds have coexisted in peace after the last devast 3.5 out of 5 starsInitial Thoughts Pretty decent start I will admit that I m not loving all the characters but the way the three different plotlines overlapped kept me hooked One POV will slowly approach a climax moment and then the story will switch to a different POV Definitely worth a try Full Review In the world of Shadowland, there is an uneasy peace between the human realm and the Otherworld For the last couple generations, the two worlds have coexisted in peace after the last devastating war after the Sidhe and the humans came together to build the Silver Caul Now the Sidhe Queen is getting ready to birth her first child and heir and her power that strengthens the caul and barriers around the worlds will be at its weakest point It s the perfect moment that the Goblin King has been waiting for The moment draws closer as the Queen s due date approaches, the barriers weaken, and the goblins prepare for an attack.I have not read a fairy book in so long I didn t know what to exactly expect when coming into this book The book follows three different perspectives but multiple plot lines that just weave together at the end to create this grand finale The alternation between the plots helped to keep the story moving and build the anticipation throughout the book There were so many moments when I wanted to groan in frustration because one plotline was just nearing an important moment when it suddenly switched to the another plotline The horde of goblins which represent the enemy in the story was not really presented as a very clear threat While they were scary and ominous, I couldn t exactly feel the fear that everyone else in the story was feeling However, I did like how the story started and ended with in the Goblin King s perspective, it helped to set the mood in the beginning and create a pretty suspenseful ending.Like I mentioned before, this story follows three specific female protagonists who all have incredible strong ties to loyalty There s Nessa who is headstrong and loyal to her father She s willing to do anything to save him after he disappears and a dead goblin shows up in the village river It s hinted throughout the book that she s gifted and will play a huge role in the next book, but she doesn t really do much other than passing some news and making some weaponry But nonetheless, I m excited to see what she will bring the story Another protagonist is Delphinea, a Sidhe lady who arrives at the Faerie Court bringing bad news She s probably the most interesting one out of the there and actually started off as really naive, but her loyalty again stays strong as she navigates her way through the corrupted court I wish we gotof her side of the story,of the Sidhe side of the story in general because it was probably my favorite to read Lastly we have Cecily, a mortal queen, who sadly is probably my least favorite character I can t exactly place why, but I just could not get myself to like her Sure I sympathized with her plight, but out of all the protagonists, she came off the weakest She s still true in heart and intention, but she is portrayed as a very lady like character which when compared to the others just didn t work for me.On top of the goblin threat, there s also the human enemy Cecily and her husband are fighting a rebellion against the Fool King and his foreign wife The king is a bit slow in mind and his wife and her people are slowly taking over the government I actually liked King Hoell, he was really innocent and childish, but still a good person His wife, Queen Merle, seemed to be the one running everything and I feel like the rebellion against her is completely useless I loved the little peeks we got at her culture and her predictions of the future through the cards and the little sections we got from their perspectives made them seem like good people The rebellion should just unite with the king and queen to fight the real enemy instead of each otherThe entire plot is full of court intrigue, especially on the Sidhe part which is incredibly interesting There were characters whom I thought I wouldn t like and then completely changed my mind when true intentions are revealed There s also a subtle, very very subtle romance that doesn t overrun the story s true course which I did enjoy Little spoiler, but does anyone sense something going between Artmiour and Nessa because I ship it Overall, this is really interesting story with an intriguing plot that weaves in and out and keeps you engaged throughout the story Definitely check it out if you re looking for something a little different in terms of faery books because it s a bit bloodier than I expected for sure Read my reviews at It took me a ridiculously long time to read, not because it was bad but because it s a long book and I simply just didn t have the time or energy to dedicate to it Here we are nearly two years later and I ve done the thing.Anne Kelleher s writing is an acquired taste Her prose is descriptive and archaic, but not in a bad way She writes her books like she s lore master recounting an ancient tale Her characters are surprisingly fleshed out despite the number of perspectives throughout She nev It took me a ridiculously long time to read, not because it was bad but because it s a long book and I simply just didn t have the time or energy to dedicate to it Here we are nearly two years later and I ve done the thing.Anne Kelleher s writing is an acquired taste Her prose is descriptive and archaic, but not in a bad way She writes her books like she s lore master recounting an ancient tale Her characters are surprisingly fleshed out despite the number of perspectives throughout She never info dumps but rather mentions little things here and there that all weave together to form a complete story and history If you like Celtic inspired high fantasy that takes its time, I recommend this duology and the prequel before them Be warned though, there are many casual references to sex and gory violence, so if you re sensitive to that sort of thing, you might want to find another book to read Enjoyed this book muchthan I expected, mainly for the well written women who were involved in what was going on in the story I was less interested in the romance parts of the book but the romance waslike just enough in the book to also sell it as romance This book is one of the first books I ve carried out of the house to continue to read through the day in a very long time. Samhain is soon approaching The time of year when the human world and the Sidhe world or the Otherworld have their boarders thinned A magical time of year that is celebrated by both the humans and the Sidhe.This year however, an odd occurrence has happened The Sidhe Samhain and the human Samhain coincide on the same day No one, not even the immortal Sidhe can remember this happening in all of history It could not have come at a worse time either The Great Silver Caul, or magical net that k Samhain is soon approaching The time of year when the human world and the Sidhe world or the Otherworld have their boarders thinned A magical time of year that is celebrated by both the humans and the Sidhe.This year however, an odd occurrence has happened The Sidhe Samhain and the human Samhain coincide on the same day No one, not even the immortal Sidhe can remember this happening in all of history It could not have come at a worse time either The Great Silver Caul, or magical net that keeps the boarders between worlds solid has been stolen from the great palace in the Otherworld Not only that, but the humans are gearing up for a war, something that could weaken the boarders evenand spill out the vicious goblin horde into their lands.Three women have been thrown together in extraordinary circumstances Nessa, a simple blacksmith s daughter who only longs to find her father who she believes was lost in the Otherworld, Delphinea, a noble Sidhe woman who finds her queen s life endangered and a stumbles onto a plot to overtake the Sidhe throne, and Cecily, a human queen who must defend her country against the vicious wolves who have come knocking on her door.Together these unlikely allies must come together to solve the same problem protect their worlds and the ones they love.I was super excited to read Silver s Edge High fantasy at its max, what could be better Unfortunately I was pretty disappointed It had all the high fantasy characteristics I was excited about, elves Sidhe , goblins, different worlds, wars, kidnappings, etc But unfortunately the high fantasy could not save the plotor lack thereof.That was my main gripe about Silver s Edge Where was the plot Ya, OK, I got that they had to save the sliver caul and make the world better, while stopping a war and yadda yadda, but the cover boasted that the women would have to work together to get this to happenI never got to the part where that happened I kept waiting for it and waiting for it and when I was finallythan of the way through and there was no indication that any of the three women would be getting together, I finally gave up which I HATE doing by the way.Really, there were three books happening in Silver s Edge Three completely different plots that just happened to take place in the same settings, it wasthan a little irritating I have to admit I loved the Sidhe world Kelleher created and I thought she could have done a lot with it Maybe I just didn t get far enough, but sigh Silver s Edge just left me drained imagination wise.There were just so many characters and different plots to keep track of It started to make my head spin Once again my husband who has to be the world s fastest speed reader finished Silver s Edge and taunted me that I would be sorely disappointed with the ending if I didn t own the second book to start right away Instead of thinking oh awesome, it s a series my first thought was Oh Good God, I ll have to read another one After that thought came along, I gave up Silver s Edge as a bad job.I wanted to like Silver s Edge, it has all my normal wants in fantasy books, but it just didn t do it for me I had to put it away with a feeling of utter let down and deflation The best way I could describe Silver s Edge would be with a single word I used earlier in this review Sigh The storyline is intricately woven together in a deep and winding story I like that it focuses on female character POV s, although bits of the story are unusual and quite memorable I prefer stories that aren t harlequin esque I can use my own imagination for rated X encounters, thank you very much and this one tended to dip into those scenes a bitthan my preference I d be interested in checking out the rest of the series, though Compelling storyline with imaginative and detailed char The storyline is intricately woven together in a deep and winding story I like that it focuses on female character POV s, although bits of the story are unusual and quite memorable I prefer stories that aren t harlequin esque I can use my own imagination for rated X encounters, thank you very much and this one tended to dip into those scenes a bitthan my preference I d be interested in checking out the rest of the series, though Compelling storyline with imaginative and detailed characters This is a greatly detailed book with many worlds and numerous characters in all three worlds Figuring out what is going on is easier than figuring out all the characters, who is who, where they are and how everyone is related We have the Shadowlands where the mortals reside This includes Cecily one of the three important females , her husband, Donner, and her lover Kianthese are some of the good guys So of course, we also have bad guysDonner s heir, Cadwyr is the lone human one On th This is a greatly detailed book with many worlds and numerous characters in all three worlds Figuring out what is going on is easier than figuring out all the characters, who is who, where they are and how everyone is related We have the Shadowlands where the mortals reside This includes Cecily one of the three important females , her husband, Donner, and her lover Kianthese are some of the good guys So of course, we also have bad guysDonner s heir, Cadwyr is the lone human one On the other side of the land, we have Nessa another of the important females , her father Dougal who is missing presumably in Faerie Her friend Griffin who is a blacksmith and enslaved by Cadwyr.The world of Sidhe iscomplex and dangerous for all mortals Delphinea the last of the important females thinks the land of Faerie is being poisoned by the Silver Caul and goes to court to try to get help Queen Alemandine is pregnant and presumably dying Her twin sister, Vinaver is a wicked woman and plotting the death rebirth of Sidhe Artimour is their half human half sibling who is involved in the defenses of Sidhe Finuviel is Vinaver s son and a wicked man as well who is plotting to dethrone Alemandine and become King of Sidhe And last but not least, the Wastelands filled with treacherous and dangerous Goblins whose King is Xerruw who also is plotting the takeover of Sidhe for himself.Because all that isn t quite enough going on, Samhain is coming This is the time of year halloween for us humans when the veil between all worlds is so thin, being can cross over The Silver Caul is supposed to keep the goblins from wreaking havoc on the mortals but it is failing What happens to all the plots if the Caul fails completely It sounds complicated as hell and it is but well worth the read The female characters are spectacular and the male consorts are great as well Even the bad guys are portrayed well Cadwyr is the only character that I hated on sight and I hope his plots fail This is a very dark book It starts slow, lot of leisurely narrative The premise basis of the whole story is finally stated at the bottom of page 86 What if what if it s the Silver Caul that s poisononing the land If it s the Caul that s weakening Sidhe Queen Alemandine The Silver Caul was created by a Sidhe queen s magic and a human blacksmith s craft to erect and hold a barrier to keep the mortal Shadowlands, the Sidhe lands and the goblin lands separate No one could travel between This is a very dark book It starts slow, lot of leisurely narrative The premise basis of the whole story is finally stated at the bottom of page 86 What if what if it s the Silver Caul that s poisononing the land If it s the Caul that s weakening Sidhe Queen Alemandine The Silver Caul was created by a Sidhe queen s magic and a human blacksmith s craft to erect and hold a barrier to keep the mortal Shadowlands, the Sidhe lands and the goblin lands separate No one could travel between them But the barrier weakens, soon to fail altogether A goblin is found floating dead in a human lake A human blacksmith goes missing into the goblin lands A human girl wanders into Sidhe territory with the goblin head trying to warn them of the danger and ask for help to find her missing father Only to find the self centered Sidhewrapped up in Court intrigues than worries about their role in the greater scheme of things.This was a good read with solid world building and very real, well rounded characters both good and bad It s long, and sometimes takes a less direct approach when I as a reader just wanted to get to the point already I could definitely sypathize with Nessa s plight the Sidhe drove me nuts, too Didn t much care for the vapid Queen But the Sidhe maiden Delphinea was wonderful The only one with sense I loved this book Such a great story linereminds me of lord of the rings I just didn t get far enough into this one to get it completed I have so many other books I want to read and I m just not inspired to put in the work on it I really thought I would like this The premise was good and my kind of thing But it was really slow going Reading isn t as easy for me as it used to be and I now tend to work on the concept of an effort reward ratio If I have to put in too much effort for too little reward, I m not always going to stick at it I think that s what happ I just didn t get far enough into this one to get it completed I have so many other books I want to read and I m just not inspired to put in the work on it I really thought I would like this The premise was good and my kind of thing But it was really slow going Reading isn t as easy for me as it used to be and I now tend to work on the concept of an effort reward ratio If I have to put in too much effort for too little reward, I m not always going to stick at it I think that s what happened in this case The characters were fine, the setting was fine, the plot had potential, but I just didn t feel I was getting enough back for the effort it was taking The discovery that it was the first of two was also off putting as that seemed to double the effort required without necessarily increasing the reward I ve felt a lot of the Luna books have a lot of potential and good ideas, but after this one, I m a little leery of buying them They cost significantly , and my budget is reduced these days They re also not found in our library system I think I ll wait forreviews and comments on future releases before I take the risk on buying Copied across from Library Thing 25 September 2012