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Forging Divinity is an epic fantasy with a strong emphasis on intelligent characters political schemes and well developed magic systems If you enjoy reading about characters that try to use their abilities cleverly to solve problems you'll probably enjoy the book If you prefer stories where magic remains mystical and vague it probably wouldn't be to. I was pretty keen to read this after having read the newest book by this author Sufficiently Advanced Magic as I loved that one so much I was hopeful that even though this was a debut it would still offer some good reading experiences and I did enjoy it on the whole despite there being some issues This is the story of three characters Lydia Jonan and Taelien They are all on their own plot lines and each of them has their own motivation for being in the city of Orlyn but their stories meet fairly near to the start of this book and then they go on working in tandem Lydia is a Sorcerer who wants to avert a war She s very powerful and many others look up to her and admire and use the spells she creates For me she was the most interesting of the three characters but she also felt a little bland at times and I didn t feel a true connection to her plot whilst readingTaelien is a young man who has taken the name of his legendary blade as his own He is able to wield it somewhat although he is working on unlocking its magical potential and he is seeking someone to tell him about his heritage He was taken in by adoptive parents when he was young and they told him about the blade but he s not learned much than what they could tell and he s journeyed to try to uncover Unfortunately for him his journey so far has ended him in a cell and that s where he is when the story starts and he meets LydiaJonan is a little mysterious at first He is able to cast sorcery much like Lydia but he seems to be working for the enemy and she s not sure how far he can be trusted He has a mission to find out about some kidnapped people and he has ideas that someone high up may be involved but he s not 100% sure just yet and so he ropes Lydia and Taelien in on his plans He also has the mirror magic which the series name refers to The plot of this one felt a little bit muddled at times to me It was interesting at the start the middle became a little predictable and confused about the direction and then the ending things came back together again I feel like it was also partially a pacing issue as it felt like there was a bit of a slow build and then a faster middle section and a pretty dramatic ending Maybe if things had built a little solidly it would have been a stronger bookThe magic of this world is a bit of a weird one There is Dominion and Core magic and people can have one or both or neither There are also living Gods and SorcerersSorceresses who roam the Kingdom It s definitely true that there were good moments of magic wielding but I feel as though again this was a little messy and wasn t fully explained or clear so there were times that I just accepted it and moved on Side note there were a LOT of repetitive phrases to do with the magi and this became PRETTY tedious by the end of the bookOverall I felt like the characters world and magic could all have benefitted from development and less rushing to the action I also feel like there are some scenes which felt super repetitive and there was a lot of over explanation for some of the scenes where we got told something once and then later on got told it again I ended up settling on 3s for this as it was well read on audio and I was entertained but I think you can certainly tell it s a debut and I think Sufficiently Advanced Magic is a huge step up from this one

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Forging Divinity The War of Broken Mirrors #1

Discovers a conspiracy that could lead to a war between the world's three greatest powers At the focal point is a prisoner who bears a striking resemblance to the long missing leader of the pantheon she worships Rescuing the prisoner would reuire risking her carefully cultivated cover but his execution could mean the end of everything Lydia holds de. Sometimes it seems as if every possible approach to fantasy has already been done a thousand times So it s lovely to find a new author capable of putting an original slant on the genre whilst also having a lot of fun In some ways this is a conventional story young man with powers and a special sword a monarchy under threat active gods and goddesses but it constantly took me by surprise and combined some glorious punch the air moments with laugh out loud humour Even the opening which seems to be heading in one direction veers straight off in a different one almost immediately I love a book which surprises me so this was a very good startHere s the premise a young man wanders into town carrying a particularly striking sword a religious artifact He immediately becomes the focus for various factions who want to protect him or relieve him of the sword or execute him or embroil him in their own plots The story follows his attempts to pursue his own agenda finding someone to tell him about the sword he carries while avoiding the manipulations of his enemies and his apparent friendsAnd this is one of the striking features of the story it s truly hard to work out who is on which side or even how many different sides there are And rather amusingly the characters have the same problem So they inch tentatively around each other set tests and traps for each other and occasionally end up fighting each other The three main characters are very nicely drawn Taelien is the sword carrying visitor who would give a life assurance salesman palpitations Whenever a particularly difficult challenge is presented with almost zero chance of surviving never mind winning Taelien goes into Hell yes Bring it on mode Being the world s most risk averse person imaginable myself this gave me palpitations at first but by the end of the book I was going Hell yes too Taelien is a great character especially in combatLydia is the Let s think this through person a high ranking sorceress at court who endlessly rationalises everything When presented with a new kind of magic that she doesn t fully understand she devises ways to find out about it and adapt it into her own magic Smart lady Jonan falls neatly into the plucky sidekick role and is also the useful guy whose magical bag of tricks gets the others out of a lot of messes Although to be fair he also gets them into some of those messes One problem I had with the three of them was their youth They all seem to be abnormally experienced and mature for their supposed ages and Lydia in particular was problematic I found it hard to believe that someone of barely twenty could hold such an important and trusted position at court especially as she was an outsider I have to mention the magic system I m sure people will compare it with Brandon Sanderson and to say it s detailed and clever and well thought out really doesn t do it justice I didn t get many of the nuances because I m too lazy to make the effort to understand these things but even so it always made sense to me There were a few moments where a particularly tricky situation was resolved with an unexpected magical twist which nevertheless made logical sense very very satisfyingThe other highlight in the excellent world building was the role of gods and goddesses who appear to take an active part in the lives of mortals Or do they This is another area where it s impossible to tell exactly what s going on and what is real and what isn t Then there s the interesting uestion of what precisely a god is if a being has godlike powers does that make him a god This uestion isn t fully resolved but I like this much better than having everything spelled outThe writing style is very wordy and there were places where I would have liked a little less introspection and analysis from the characters and a little trusting the reader to get it In the early chapters in particular where the three main characters are tiptoeing round each other I could have done with a lot less If this but then if that from them However it s an easy read with than enough action to keep me turning the pagesThe climax is nicely dramatic and very enjoyable with enough twists and turns and revelations to satisfy the most demanding palate The wind down at the end however felt a bit rushed and there were one or two things airbrushed over without much explanation Vorain s escape for instance However these things might be explained in the next book An original and entertaining book Four stars

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Your tastesHere's a uick blurbSome say that in the city of Orlyn godhood is on sale to the highest bidder Thousands flock to the city each year hoping for a chance at immortality Lydia Hastings is a knowledge sorcerer capable of extracting information from anything she touches When she travels to Orlyn to validate the claims of the local faith she. This was an accidental DNF How does that happen you ask Well I put it down at the 20% marker and just never got back to it That pretty much says what you need to know about my feeling for the book I think the main problem is that with the three main characters at that point a you get in their heads and I m increasingly impatient with multiple PoVs b they re all blandly interesting in that they have uirks that appeal but nothing really spectacular and c they re all at cross purposes and with conflicting goals So while I may have been drawn into the story for any one of their sakes being asked to join all simultaneously was enough extra friction that I just never felt like going back


10 thoughts on “Forging Divinity The War of Broken Mirrors #1

  1. says:

    This enjoyable fantasy tale was a good blend of action intrigue fun characters and cool magic The tone and general feel of the story reminded me a little of Brandon Sanderson's books The premise and story were both pretty interesting Rumour has it that Godhood itself is for sale in the city of Orlyn and for that reason thousands flock there each year to try and win the favour of the local divinity Lydia Hastings a knowledge sor

  2. says:

    I was pretty keen to read this after having read the newest book by this author Sufficiently Advanced Magic as I loved that one so much I was hopeful that even though this was a debut it would still offer some good

  3. says:

    As much as I hate to this is going to be a DNF for me I just couldn't get into the story It's been over a week since I even picked the book up and I have no desire to That is very unusual for me I just couldn't keep looking

  4. says:

    This was an accidental DNF How does that happen you ask? Well I put it down at the 20% marker and just never got back to

  5. says:

    30 StarsAfter reading and loving the first two books in the Arcane Ascension series I decided to check out of Ro

  6. says:

    I liked it I def prefer Significantly Advanced Magic but I'll pick up the next book in this series longer review to come

  7. says:

    NotesBeginning was fun but the story started to lose my attention and failed to regain it by the end Lack of tension made pivotal scenes come across as dry uninteresting I may just not be a fan of the author's writing style and need a

  8. says:

    Sometimes it seems as if every possible approach to fantasy has already been done a thousand times So it’s lovely to find a new author capable of putting an original slant on the genre whilst also having a lot of fun In some ways this is a conventional story young man with powers and a special sword a monarchy under threat active gods and goddesses but it constantly took me by surprise and combined some glorious punch the air moments with

  9. says:

    Rating 30 stars I am fairly disappointed in this book when you consider that I gave Sufficiently Advanced Magic 5 stars I was hoping for so much I will cut the author a little slack though since he did write this book first and maybe it took him some time to find out what really works I could definitely tell this book was written by Andrew Rowe though because it had the same writing style A style that I would c

  10. says:

    2 5 I listened to an audiobook copy of Forging DivinityI love love loved Rowe's Arcane Ascension books Part of the reason that I loved them was the very uniue analytic thoughtful writing style that really conveyed the main character's personality However listening to Forging Divinity I realise that the style was