The Drowning City
Symir -- the Drowning City. home to exiles and expatriates, pirates and smugglers. And violent revolutionaries who will stop at nothing to overthrow the corrupt Imperial government.For Isyllt Iskaldur, necromancer and spy, the brewing revolution is a chance to prove herself to her crown. All she... show more
Symir -- the Drowning City. home to exiles and expatriates, pirates and smugglers. And violent revolutionaries who will stop at nothing to overthrow the corrupt Imperial government.For Isyllt Iskaldur, necromancer and spy, the brewing revolution is a chance to prove herself to her crown. All she has to do is find and finance the revolutionaries, and help topple the palaces of Symir. But she is torn between her new friends and her duties, and the longer she stays in this monsoon-drenched city, the more intrigue she uncovers -- even the dead are plotting. As the waters rise and the dams crack, Isyllt must choose between her mission and the city she came to save.
Publish date: September 1st 2009
Pages no: 351
Edition language: English
Series: The Necromancer Chronicles (#1)
This is a decent escapist fantasy, if you’re looking for a setting that hasn’t been done to death. If you’re looking for memorable characters, though, best look elsewhere. Over the last several years there’s been a push for more diversity of characters and settings in fantasy, and it looks like Do...
A very unique world. Awesome, detailed worldbuilding. Definitely give it a try if you enjoy fantasy of any kind. No graphic violence or sex.
2.5 stars. This was an ambitious first novel at best. Downum clearly has a beautiful way with words. Passages like the following really resonated with me:Excitement hummed in her blood, dizzied her worse than any wine. And that was the true reason she was here, the reason she would go where she was ...
I enjoyed this one but it lost stars because i had trouble with the names of characters and places, I found them to be similar and I got lost and confused at times. But a beautiful world has been created along with some great characters. I had this on my to read shelf for way to long. Thank you Sho...
This book, in my opinion, is a mixture of fantasy and paranormal. For the fantasy part it takes place in a different world that Downum has create as well as some different types of creatures, and the paranormal part comes from the use of mages, witches, necromancers, ghost and spirits. I really enjo...