The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is... show more
Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother's death and her family's bloody history.With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Yeine will learn how perilous it can be when love and hate - and gods and mortals - are bound inseparably together.
Publish date: 2010-02-25
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Pages no: 427
Edition language: English
Series: The Inheritance Trilogy (#1)
It's sad to find a book that I know would have really enjoyed, hadn't the reading experience been ruined by the prose. The novel itself is a solid fantasy story, and hits quite a few tropes and arguments that I enjoy. I expected to have fun with it, but sadly I found the writing too confusing to...
The priests' lesson: beware the Nightlord, for his pleasure is a mortal's doom. My grandmother's lesson: beware love, especially with the wrong man.(20%) I really enjoyed this which isn't hard to believe because I devoured it in 24 hours. The worldbuilding is well done (even if I was confused at som...
Ich habe mir in den Kopf gesetzt, häufiger weibliche, erwachsene High Fantasy zu lesen. Mir ist aufgefallen, dass Frauen dieses Genres in meinem Regal völlig unterrepräsentiert sind. Gefühlt stammen alle großen HF-Romane von Männern: „Der Herr der Ringe“, „A Song of Ice and Fire“, „Das Spiel der Göt...
Sometimes you read a book--or I do at least--and then have no idea how you feel about it. This is one of those. So I let it sit for a month or so before reviewing, and... I think I really liked it. So short plot summary: Shortly after the death of her mother, Yeine is called by the grandfather sh...
Deeply interesting read, I enjoyed it, and I could see where it's not to everyone's taste. When Yeine is called from her homeland to the vicious court of her mother's family, she's declared a potential heir, but the politics are complicated and might just kill her. As she gets more involved she di...