(Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1) [PDF/EPUB] ✓ Ann Somerville


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Ann Somerville Ü 6 Read Read & download ï Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB A man trapped in a loveless marriage and joylessly wedded to duty The fate of two nations will rest on these two men–and somehow they must not only learn to overcome their own personal difficulties but bring peace with honour to their countries If they failmany innocents will d. Extremely strong recommendation This is an excellent book all around characters world building plot are all superlative I adored Kei adored Arman their story is beautiful and deeply satisfying The book is very long but it earns it view spoilerProbably what impressed me most was the novel s depiction of war itself and here I felt it really went above and beyond the average fantasy novel as another reviewer argued it rises to the level of epic It s an amazing seuence first the news of the invasion the choice of which villagers to serve as hostages the arrival of the enemy the forced march the stay in the prison camp and finally the harrowing experience as hostages in an enemy capitol unforgettable It makes all the difference that Somerville immerses the reader so deeply in both sides of the conflict Her portrayal is just so rich and complex The differences in attitude and assumption between these two cultures is all important and yet very very few people are in a position to make any sense of them Arman s journey from genocidal hatred of the Darshianese to becoming friends with one to making peace with all to finally emigrating feels like an allegory for any warring person or culture that has somehow managed to create a true and lasting peace with a hated enemy Great as the invasion seuence is his journey as a prisoner back through the villages he d invaded months earlier is just revealing and crucial And all importantly it s not just his journey we see the Darshianese struggle and sometimes fail to get past their suffering some choose bitterness and revenge some are able to choose peace The generous length means that Somerville never rushes through the process I hope I never experience war but I felt like I learned a lot about it reading this My only hesitation comes with the final seuence the return to Kuprij where I felt like a lot of the earlier complexity was lost The Darshianese are so totally the superiors in every way morally magically culturally intellectually They were so noble it verged on sentimental Meanwhile the Prij except for Arman and a handful of others are all worthless Anyone who s not horrible either dies or emigrates I shared in the glee at their humiliation but it left me unsatisfied It didn t feel eual to what had come before hide spoiler The Darkly Splendid Realm unforgettable It makes all the difference that Somerville immerses the reader so deeply in both sides of the conflict Her portrayal is just so rich and complex The differences in attitude and assumption between these two cultures is all important and yet very very few people are in a position to make any sense of them Arman s journey from genocidal hatred of the Darshianese to becoming friends with one to making peace with all to finally emigrating feels like an allegory for any warring person or culture that has somehow managed to create a true and lasting peace with a hated enemy Great as the invasion seuence is his journey as a prisoner back through the villages he d invaded months earlier is just revealing and crucial And all importantly it s not just his journey we see the Darshianese struggle and sometimes fail to get past their suffering some choose bitterness and revenge some are able to choose peace The generous length means that Somerville never rushes through the process I hope I never experience war but I felt like I learned a lot about it reading this My only hesitation comes with the final seuence the return to Kuprij where I felt like a lot of the earlier complexity was lost The Darshianese are so totally the superiors in every way morally magically culturally intellectually They were so noble it verged on sentimental Meanwhile the Prij except for Arman and a handful of others are all worthless Anyone who s not horrible either dies or emigrates I shared in the glee at their humiliation but it left me Salvo el crepúsculo unsatisfied It didn t feel eual to what had come before hide spoiler

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Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1

Ann Somerville Ü 6 Read Read & download ï Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Darshian is a vast land inhabited by a peaceful rational society where people with extraordinary Gifts are common and life is lived according to strong ethical principles Kuprij is made up of a thousand crowded islands – thrusting ambitious war like driven by a booming populati. The best word I can think of to describe Kei s Gift is epic in the very classical sense of the word This is a broad tale of the clash of two cultures set in an alternate world not far removed from Earth s ancient antiuity The clash is actually an all out war and against this background our two heroes struggle to find peace and each otherOn the one side we have Arman a general in the Prij army The Prij seemed to be loosely based on the ancient Romans a militaristic society with a thirst for expansion by conuest ruled by a capricious young monarch advised by a senate of decrepit old men The Prij believe they are the only civilized society and that the peoples they conuer are all barbarians Arman is an intelligent and honorable man whose life especially his evil bitch of a wife brings him no happinessKei is a gentle healer in a small village in Darshian He has what the Darshianese call a gift the ability to see into people s souls and know what they re feeling People with gifts are rare and highly respected but the gifts are not always a blessing to the person that has themThe two men are enemies on opposite sides of a very unjust war yet it seems like they are somehow destined to be together But circumstances their differences and their honor seems to be constantly pulling them apart At times it really looks like they will never find happinessThis is what I would call a very dense book and by that I don t mean it s difficult to read It s actually uite readable and at than 700 pages in the print version it needs to be But unlike many other books of such length there s no fluff of unnecessary prose no lengthy tirades There are plenty of tirades against war and stupidity for the most part but they re short and to the point Every word on every page is important and adds to the story It s a very rich tale with sadness humor and some real tear jerking moments near the end

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Ann Somerville Ü 6 Read Read & download ï Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB On and a desire to bring its religion and its laws to the whole world Twenty years ago it conuered south Darshian now it has greedy eyes on the north The war brings Kei a gentle fun loving healer from an isolated village into collision with Arman an embittered honourable general. Let me preface my opinion with another opinion by saying that I think Somerville is a fantastic writer I LOVED the Pindone Files and Remastering Jerna was beautiful However I had major problems with this book Well one major problem really her characters are too virtuous They re so sweet and amazing that they give me the moral euivalent of a toothache One or two paragons I could deal with but all of the good guys in this book are such freaking pinnacles of perfection that I almost wanted to side with the bad guys but they too were so clumsily maligned that they ended up being laughable and while I can side with evil I cannot side with stupid So that leaves my loyalties orphaned which is never a comfortable thing Arman especially I feel had the capacity to be a bit of a lovable bastard but this is never capitalized on And what s up with the weird animal names I know it s meant to lend the world building some depth but Jombeker Really Call it a fucking goat or horse or whatever it is so that I spend less time grinding my teeth in frustration trying picture it and time actually enjoying the book


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    (Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1) [PDF/EPUB] ✓ Ann Somerville This novel has left me floundering in the best of ways This is truly a remarkable novel with sweeping breadth and depth in all areas a voyage of self discovery pain death war politics prejudice bigotry honor joy a

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    (Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1) [PDF/EPUB] ✓ Ann Somerville Ann Somerville Ü 6 Read Free read Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 The best word I can think of to describe Kei’s Gift is epic – in the very classical sense of the word This is a broad tale of the clash of two cultures set in an alternate world not far removed from Earth’s ancient antiuity The ‘clash’ is actually an all out war and against this background our two heroes struggle to find peace and

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    (Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1) [PDF/EPUB] ✓ Ann Somerville This book started out 4 stars for me Kei was a bit saintly but Arman was a nice character and the events were interesting As Kei started falling apart it briefly reached the 5 star range Nothing like tortured MCs to piue the interest Then when

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    Ann Somerville Ü 6 Read Read & download õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ü Ann Somerville (Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1) [PDF/EPUB] ✓ Ann Somerville This was beautiful A real slow burn romance which I love and the world building was amazing very well thought out It was a huge book

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    Ann Somerville Ü 6 Read Read & download õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ü Ann Somerville Free read Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 After reading Remastering Jerna and then this I can only conclude that this author either does not likerespector truly understand her gay male audience or that she simply does not trust our level of intelligence And further what makes an auth

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    (Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1) [PDF/EPUB] ✓ Ann Somerville Read & download õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ü Ann Somerville Ann Somerville Ü 6 Read Let me preface my opinion with another opinion by saying that I think Somerville is a fantastic writer I LOVED the Pindone Files and Remastering Jerna was beautiful However I had major problems with this book Wel

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    Read & download õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ü Ann Somerville Ann Somerville Ü 6 Read Free read Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 Extremely strong recommendation This is an excellent book all around characters world building plot are all superlative I adored Kei adored Arman their story is beautiful and deeply satisfying The book is very long but it earns it view spoilerProbably what impressed me most was the novel’s depiction of war itself and here I felt i

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    (Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1) [PDF/EPUB] ✓ Ann Somerville Ann Somerville Ü 6 Read I loved this book It's such an amazing story with so much information and so many characters it's sometimes hard to catch them all bu

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    Ann Somerville Ü 6 Read Read & download õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ü Ann Somerville (Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1) [PDF/EPUB] ✓ Ann Somerville I throughly enjoyed this high fantasy it's an epic though but a great read

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    (Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1) [PDF/EPUB] ✓ Ann Somerville Kei’s Gift is an adult military fantasy featuring multiple ueer characters opposites attract a war though not really a war It’s hard to explain without spoiling slow burn romance and enemies to loversAll in all I thought this was brilliant

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