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As a mapmaker myself, I really wanted to love this book While the premise was amazing, the way in which the story was told fell a little flat for me.The world is in danger A terrible darkness threatens to swallow the land and only the Mapmakers can show people where the safe areas are to live and farm Sharra knows that women are not allowed to make Maps So then why does she feel so drawn to her father s MapMaking study, and why does she feel the urge to draw so much There s muchto bei As a mapmaker myself, I really wanted to love this book While the premise was amazing, the way in which the story was told fell a little flat for me.The world is in danger A terrible darkness threatens to swallow the land and only the Mapmakers can show people where the safe areas are to live and farm Sharra knows that women are not allowed to make Maps So then why does she feel so drawn to her father s MapMaking study, and why does she feel the urge to draw so much There s muchto being a Mapmaker than just drawing on paper.The magic system in the Maps is just amazing, and the world being attacked by the evil forces sounds like it as well, but it is frustratingly out of reach in this book I kept hoping that the Mapmaking process would be explainedin depth, or that Sharra would actually do a littleMapmaking, but all I got were bits and pieces.There s a romance aspect in this story that I thought was really unnecessary, and also a little weird Maven has lost his fianc e and is bent on revenge against her killer Why on earth would he hook up at all with Sharra Apart from that, I loved Maven He was rude enough to be funny and still helped Sharra when she most needed it Sharra herself was okay I suppose, quite horrified at her own abilities but unable or unwilling to use them to her advantage Not really hero material just yet, but I m sure there sof this story coming.This is only a short book, but it had slow pacing at times and didn t flow very well Once the action got underway, Sharra and Maven sort of jumped around all over the place and finally ended up in a pretty exciting finale.3 Stars While it may sound like I didn t enjoy reading this book at all, I actually did, honest The world building and magic system were fascinating, but I would have loved to readabout them and less about life at Sharra s father s house.This review was originally posted at Tea in the Treetops blog in January 2014 Sort of boring It had too much love, and not enough action. I really enjoyed this book and found it to be a gripping page turner finishing it in just 3 short sittings over a very busy weekend I found myself fully immersed in the world created by Dunford s descriptive writing and quickly built pictures of the characters, and forged strong allegiances with Sharra, Milton Maven I was disappointed when the book ended as I feel there is muchof this story to be told What became of the True Map, the Central Archives and Hold politics Were Sharra an I really enjoyed this book and found it to be a gripping page turner finishing it in just 3 short sittings over a very busy weekend I found myself fully immersed in the world created by Dunford s descriptive writing and quickly built pictures of the characters, and forged strong allegiances with Sharra, Milton Maven I was disappointed when the book ended as I feel there is muchof this story to be told What became of the True Map, the Central Archives and Hold politics Were Sharra and Milton able to restore balance and Hold Back Death Did Sharra and Maven ever cross paths again I do hope so Fingers crossed for a sequel Tsja, dan blijkt dat er wel 3 boeken met dezelfde titel zijn Dit was duidelijk niet het boek waar ik naar op zoek was.Omdat het nou eenmaal op de e reader stond toch maar gelezen.Fantasy is duidelijk niet mijn ding hoewel ik in sommige passages nog wel een soort analogie zag naar re le situaties.Soms was het spannend maar er zaten ook onverklaarbare dingen in Overals is kaarsverlichting, iedereen rijdt in een koets maar er wordt niet verklaard hoe het dan mogelijk is om enorme kokers met docum Tsja, dan blijkt dat er wel 3 boeken met dezelfde titel zijn Dit was duidelijk niet het boek waar ik naar op zoek was.Omdat het nou eenmaal op de e reader stond toch maar gelezen.Fantasy is duidelijk niet mijn ding hoewel ik in sommige passages nog wel een soort analogie zag naar re le situaties.Soms was het spannend maar er zaten ook onverklaarbare dingen in Overals is kaarsverlichting, iedereen rijdt in een koets maar er wordt niet verklaard hoe het dan mogelijk is om enorme kokers met documenten door ondergrondse tunnels te verplaatsen en hoe het kan dat er lampjes branden in al jaren verlaten tunnels.Een kleine 3 sterren, eerder 2,5 The Mapmaker s Daughter has a unique premise I don t think I ve ever encountered a world quite like the one presented here, but I never had a complete sense of the landscape, the politics, or the laws of magic I suppose the same is true of the main characters since Sharra isn t familiar with the word consort, let alone the implications view spoiler for Jayne when she becomes one hide spoiler I don t think I would have scrutinized the universe so closely if I d connected with the charac The Mapmaker s Daughter has a unique premise I don t think I ve ever encountered a world quite like the one presented here, but I never had a complete sense of the landscape, the politics, or the laws of magic I suppose the same is true of the main characters since Sharra isn t familiar with the word consort, let alone the implications view spoiler for Jayne when she becomes one hide spoiler I don t think I would have scrutinized the universe so closely if I d connected with the characters at all, but neither Sharra nor Maven work for me Sharra doesn t seem to grow much as a character until the ending and at that point, I didn t believe either view spoiler Maven s death or the acquisition of the True Map could affect her so powerfully hide spoiler Unfair though it might be, I was frustrated with Sharra because she doesn t have m any plans or insights of her own I admire her courage I guess , but I can t applaud it because her actions are so entirely uninformed and Sharra doesn t try to acquireknowledge before she acts or reacts Under the circumstances, one would think she might Maven, on the other hand, struck me as inconsistent He s so furious after the loss of his fianc e that he wants to kill a Map Maker for negligence, despite the consequences to the world, his family, and himself view spoiler When he learns that Sharra caused the Shift that killed Yasmeen and suspected it from the moment she arrived in Frangelli, Maven is upset, but he still makes out with her an hour later There isn t much of an explanation since the story is from Sharra s perspective, but no matter what he learned on the Isle of the Dead or how well he can comparmentalize in a crisis, I think it s weird that he could reconcile himself to a physical relationship with Sharra It s not like Maven and Sharra have any reason to care for one another since they barely communicate during their adventure, yet she hopes to marry him hide spoiler The plot felt similarly disconnected Every moment, I expected Sharra or Dame Ivory or Jion or Lord Milton to set it in motion, but their actions seemed to have far less impact than all the fuss would imply When the story finally got underway, it threw me off because Sharra seemed out of her mind Every twist, from view spoiler the assassination attempt, kidnapping, and impromptu visit to the Isle of the Dead hide spoiler , seemedunnecessary than the last That said, I like Sharra s backstory and her relationship with Jayne I would ve loved to learnabout both subjects and I suspect I would ve enjoyed the bookif it had focused on Sharra s mother and Dame Ivory Maybe Sharra s father, too.I wanted to like The Mapmaker s Daughter as it was, but nothing seemed to work The writing had its moments, but looking back, I remember the godawful copy editingclearly than any turn of phrase The world felt inaccessible to me and neither the characters nor the romance made much sense While the ending seems to suggest a sequel, I can t imagine where it would go and I m not terribly keen to find out started out good, but died for me about half way I ended up just wanting it to end I love the concept and world but Sharra just irritated me to much. Review also available on my blog Read my interview with the author Caroline Dunford Hi guys In The Mapmaker s Daughter, you are thrown straight into the fantasy world Sharra lives in I m not sure if the world has a name but it has two moons so it isn t Earth This world has very violent Shifts which the Mapmaker s predict and makes maps to tell people where is safe This idea of Maps and Shifts is really imaginative and I loved the originality of the idea and the direction Dunford chose to take Review also available on my blog Read my interview with the author Caroline Dunford Hi guys In The Mapmaker s Daughter, you are thrown straight into the fantasy world Sharra lives in I m not sure if the world has a name but it has two moons so it isn t Earth This world has very violent Shifts which the Mapmaker s predict and makes maps to tell people where is safe This idea of Maps and Shifts is really imaginative and I loved the originality of the idea and the direction Dunford chose to take with this plotline Although being thrust straight into this is a bit confusing to start, once you grasp the idea, you are really immersed into this world like any good fantasy book should do With such an original idea I found it difficult to predict what was going to happen and therefore the ending was pleasantly unpredictable.Although this is a fantasy book with a different world, it wasn t filled with pages and pages of historical description of world This works in cases such as Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones but it is very tricky making it readable and if it goes wrong then it can ruin a book I enjoyed how The Mapmaker s Daughter leapt straight into the story and the action It made this a very quick and gripping read I read it in one sitting as you are eager to know what happens However, although I enjoyed the quick pace of this book, I think Dunford could have included perhapsinformation about the world s history Not too much but a littleas although you knew enough about the Shifts to understand them,historical information typical in fantasy would have given this book the depth which I felt that it lacked I enjoyed the variety of characters There was a real mix of good and evil as well as others who were a mix of both However, I felt muchdescription of the characters was needed You are never told Sharra s age or appearance Only that Jayne her step sister is two years older than her But we are never told Jayne s age I pictured Sharra as about 15 years old in this book due to her childish nature but maturity to soon be getting married However, as we are never told her age, she could be anywhere from 13 18 Her appearance isn t mentioned either, I simply pictured her as the girl on the cover I found this particularly strange as certain characters, such as Gareth, through the use of similes I could easily picture in my mind, but many others I simply had to guess This was a major downfall, in my opinion.Overall, a very promising book with a wonderfully original plot but would have benefited withdepth in terms of characters and the history of the world it is set in.3 stars.Have you read this ebook What did you think Molly An imaginative idea that a select group have the talent to change the lie of the land through their drawing skills The story is centred on the struggle between those who want to make the world better and those with self serving interests Sheera has this talent to draw changes on a map that cause irreparable damage The story centres on her capture and eventual rescue The story really felt uneven in the timing of plot points A lot of time was spent on setting up Sheera s character and those c An imaginative idea that a select group have the talent to change the lie of the land through their drawing skills The story is centred on the struggle between those who want to make the world better and those with self serving interests Sheera has this talent to draw changes on a map that cause irreparable damage The story centres on her capture and eventual rescue The story really felt uneven in the timing of plot points A lot of time was spent on setting up Sheera s character and those close to her but then the action quickly jumped to her kidnapping, her escape, her recapture, her escape again and so forth I felt the style also needed refining as it lacked sophisticated control (Download E-pub) ô The Mapmaker's Daughter ⛓ Sharra s world is a terrifying place Violent seismic Shifts and outbreaks of an all consuming black fire radically alter landscapes on an increasingly frequent basis Only the Map Makers can predict where the Shift will fall, and Sharra, daughter to one of the most famous Map Makers, yearns to join their ranks and break a cultural taboo which forbids female cartographersSharra s father, Lord Milton, is one of the few to challenge the current order, but his shadowy past limits his political reach and his second wife, Lady Ivory, is determined to manipulate him to ensure a privileged future for herself and her daughter, Jayne The main obstacle standing in Ivory s way is Sharra Left me wondering if there will be another adventure with the map makers daughter.